Summer Academy

Complete a Yearlong Class in Just Six Weeks!

Summer Academy is available to middle and high school students in North County San Diego and the surrounding areas.

Hybrid & Virtual Learning Models


Summer Academy courses are offered in either a hybrid or virtual learning model.

Hybrid Learning Model: Students attend in-person at Carlsbad High School the first week of classes. The rest of the weeks, students only meet in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Semester B students meet in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

Virtual Learning Model: Students will learn via a combination of virtual direct instruction and asynchronous online activities.

Students must keep the same learning model for the entire course.

Registration for 2021 is now closed.

2021 Course Offerings

Registered students will receive information about course material distribution and access to Google Classrooms.

Six Week Duration

Yearlong Courses

Full-year classes earn 10 school credits. 

Schedule: Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, July 22 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.


  • Chemistry*
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Spanish 1, 2, 3
  • US 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 Courses

Semester courses are available in two three-week sessions.

Semester A

Schedule: Tuesday, June 15 through Thursday, July 1 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.


• PE I (Semester A and/or B)
• PE II (Semester A and/or B)

Semester B

Schedule: Tuesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 22 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.


  • Algebra 2
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish 2, 3
  • PE I (Semester A and/or B)
  • PE II (Semester A and/or B)
  • World History

Benefits to Enrollment


Credentialed Teachers


WASC Accredited


Credits Equivalent to a Full School Year


NCAA Approved


Flexible Schedule


Direct Communication with Teachers

Summer Academy Forms

The financial aid application deadline will be determined in January 2022 for the 2022 program.

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 course per semester. Students enrolled in a yearlong course are limited to one course. Students may take a Semester A course and then a Semester B course.

Do courses count for grade improvement or replacement?

No, Summer Academy is not for remediation, but intended 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, read the Quick Reference Guide to UC Admissions.

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 six (6) students may be cancelled by Summer Academy.

Who are the teachers for Summer Academy?

Teachers for Summer Academy are from the North County area and credentialed in the subject area they are teaching.

Contact Principal Judi Stapleton

Judi Stapleton

Judi Stapleton

Summer Academy Principal