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.

Summer Academy Fully Online this Summer!

This decision is based on guidance from Carlsbad Unified School District following public health orders effective June 2nd, 2020. The health order states:

All public or private schools, colleges, and universities shall not hold classes or other school activities where students gather on the school campus, except for research-related activities in colleges and universities and where necessary to train students who will serve as essential workers. Parents of minor children shall take steps to ensure said children are not participating in activities prohibited by this Order.

The online environment will offer the same quality program you expect:

Classes with synchronous and on-demand learning experiences utilizing a variety of engaging online resources.

Summer Academy remains WASC accredited to host learning online.

Regular and direct communication with students and faculty in a virtual, group setting.
Students meet with their teachers. Meeting schedules are based upon the original schedule for our in-person days. Details will be shared by the class instructor. 
Experienced faculty with extensive hands-on training over the last six weeks regarding distance learning.

Courses retain their a-g approval status through the Principal Certification process. Students earn letter grades for their transcripts based on performance in their classes

Questions? Contact Principal Aaron Sottille at


Our Course Offerings

In the coming weeks, registered students will receive information about course material distribution and access to Google Classrooms set up by your teachers. Instruction begins as scheduled on June 16th.

We are grateful for your partnership in these unprecedented times and looking forward to a summer of learning with your scholar.

Six Week Duration

Full-Year Classes

Full-year classes earn 10 school credits.

Schedule: Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, July 23 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.


Three Week Duration

Semester Courses

Semester courses are available in two three-week sessions.
Semester A: Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, July 2 | 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Semester B: Tuesday, July 7 through Thursday, July 23 | 8:00 am–1:20 pm

Class Listing

Full-Year Courses

• Algebra 1, 2
• Biology *
• Chemistry*
• Geometry
• Honors Geometry
• Math 8
• Physics *
• Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4
• US History
• World History

Semester Courses

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

Benefits to Enrollment


Credentialed Teachers


100% Virtual Classroom


Credits Equivalent to a Full School Year


WASC Accredited


Flexible Schedule


NCAA Approved

Registration is Closed for Summer 2020!

Students register based on the grade they will enter in the Fall 2020.
Save $50 on enrollment when registered by May 15, 2020.
Registration closes June 5, 2020.

Financial Aid & Academy Handbook

Deadline to apply for financial aid has closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do courses count for grade improvement or replacement?
No, the high school 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 CEF 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.

How is the transcript provided to the student?

A transcript will be mailed to the school of record and the student’s home address. For additional information please see the Student 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.

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 still follow the Drop Request Form Procedure 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 3 absences in a 10 credit course or 1.5 absences (8 hours) in a 5 credit course will result in the student being dropped from the course. No exceptions will be made.

Who are the teachers for HSSA?

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

Contact Principal Judi Stapleton