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Hybrid & Virtual Learning Models
Summer Academy is available to middle and high school students in North County San Diego and the surrounding areas. All academic courses are offered in a hybrid learning model, and our Physical Education (P.E.) course is offered in either a hybrid or virtual learning model.
Hybrid Learning Model (academic courses): Students attend in-person at Carlsbad High School the first week of classes, Tuesday, June 14 – Friday, June 17. The remaining weeks, students meet in-person only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Semester B students meet in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Virtual Learning Model (P.E. only): Students will learn via a combination of virtual direct instruction and asynchronous online activities. Online requirements and schedule will be provided by the instructor in June. Classes begin Tuesday, June 14.
Registered students will receive information about course material distribution and access to Google Classrooms.
Six Week Duration
Full-year classes earn 10 school credits.
Schedule: Tues., June 14 through Thurs., July 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Students attend in-person at Carlsbad High School the first week of classes, Tuesday, June 14 – Friday, June 17. The remaining weeks, students meet in-person only on Tuesday and Thursday.
- Math 8
- Algebra 1
- Honors Geometry
- Spanish 1
- Spanish 2
- Spanish 3
- Spanish 4
- U.S. History
- World History
*Additional $50 materials fee required.
Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisites are met before registering for a class. Refer to the Summer Academy Handbook for course information.
Three Week Duration
Semester classes are available in two three-week sessions.
Schedule: Weds., June 15 through Thurs., June 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
- P.E. I
- P.E. II
Schedule: Tues., July 5 through Thurs., July 21 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
- P.E. I
- P.E. II
Benefits to Enrollment
Credits Equivalent to a Full School Year
Direct Communication with Teachers
Summer Academy Forms
Financial Aid applications are due to the Carlsbad Education Foundation office by April 30, 2022 at 5 pm.
What Students Say
My teacher was really good, and the workload was manageable.
It was very simple, flexible, and educational.
The teacher was outstanding when it came to time management.
The teacher was kind and made the classes fun.
The teacher was kind and made the classes fun.
My teacher was very helpful and always answered my questions the same day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take more than one Summer Academy course?
You may only take one hybrid course per semester. Students enrolled in virtual P.E. are permitted to take one additional Summer Academy course.
Do courses count for grade improvement or replacement?
No, Summer Academy is not permitted for remediation. The program is available for students who would like to accelerate their learning.
Are you UC approved?
In order for coursework completed at Summer Academy to be recognized by UC to satisfy the “a-g” subject requirements, the principal of the student’s home high school must certify that the course is comparable to other college-preparatory courses offered at the high school. UC expects that such “certification” follows a careful review of the curriculum and/or testing of ability level by the principal, department chair, district curriculum director or other qualified school/district personnel. The principal designates their certification by granting permission for the course to be listed on the student’s transcript, along with credits granted and grades earned.
For more information, visit https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/
Can I make up for missed days with the instructor?
A typical Summer Academy day is roughly equivalent to one week of school during the normal school year. It is expected that students will attend class daily and be on time at the beginning of class and return after any class breaks. There are no “excused absences” during Summer Academy.
Regardless of the reason for the absence, any student who exceeds the allowable number of absences (see below) for the course will be dropped from the class and will not receive course credit.
In addition, students must complete the Withdrawal Request Form, found in the Summer Academy Handbook, to avoid failing the class. Refunds will not be given for unused days whether it is due to dropping the course, vacation, special events, short-term illnesses, or other personal commitments requiring an absence from class. Parents or guardians will be notified if a student has been dropped from a class.
More than three absences in a 10-credit course or 1.5 absences (8 hours) in a five-credit course will result in the student being dropped from the course. No exceptions will be made.
How is the transcript provided to the student?
A transcript will be mailed to the school of record and emailed to the student and parent/guardian. For additional information please see the Summer Academy Handbook.
How many students are in each class?
Our average class size is approximately 12 students.
Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements of eight (8) students may be cancelled.
Who are the teachers for Summer Academy?
Teachers for Summer Academy are from the North County area and are credentialed in the subject area they are teaching.
Summer Academy Principal
Summer Program Information
Cancellations & Refunds:
If any summer program is canceled by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation, including a CEF cancellation due to COVID-19, a full refund will be available or a change of schedule may be made with no processing fee. The Carlsbad Educational Foundation respects the fact that life is unpredictable and that it may become necessary for you to withdraw from a summer program. In consideration to life’s uncertainties, we offer the following refund policies:
Receive 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the upcoming Summer Adventure. No credit or refund if canceling within two weeks of your scheduled start date. The $75 registration fee for Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations in writing must be submitted via email to Carlsbad Kids Care: [email protected].
Receive 75% refund when cancellation is submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to any half-day enrichment camp. Full-day enrichment camps must be canceled within four weeks of the start date for a 75% refund. No credit or refund if canceling within two weeks of a camp start date. You may transfer a purchased enrichment camp to another enrichment camp of the same price for no additional charge. Cancellations must be submitted via email to [email protected].
Once a class has begun, students may withdraw by completing a Withdrawal Request Form found in the Summer Academy Handbook, available online at www.CarlsbadEd.org/SummerAcademy/. You may also request a withdrawal form by emailing [email protected]. Final approval for dropping a class will be given by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation.
All enrollment cancellations and refund requests must be submitted through the Cancellation/Drop Request Form found online at
Refunds are issued based on the schedule listed below:
Prior to May 8 : Full refund minus a $25 processing fee
Between May 8 – May 22: 50% refund minus a $25 processing fee
After May 22: No refund
Any change of schedule may incur an additional $25 processing fee.
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