SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION is now open! Please come in to sign up.
Feel free to call to see if the class you want is available. If it isn’t you may still be able to accommodate your needs by opening another session!
Summer school at Hillside is an opportunity to complete a full year course in six weeks, with no compromise in what is learned. We achieve this with an innovative format that has proved both effective and popular. Instead of a four-to-six hour classroom day that taxes a student’s attention span and patience, Hillside summer school students attend classes for two hours and follow up outside with coursework, projects and online activities. This educational innovation received special commendation from our accrediting agency, the Western Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hillside summer school offers core academic subjects, providing a path for students who wish to open their school-year schedule to take a specialty class or pursue other activities. Summer school courses are also an option for repeating a class in order to solidify understanding or remain on track to graduate.
Classes are small (13 to a class for most) and interactive. There is close and constant communication between teachers, students, and parents.
Hillside summer school also offers a variety of online courses. These are hybrid courses where online learning is paired with traditional in-class learning. Students come in once a week to take assessments, work on group assignments, present information, clarify concepts and interact with faculty and other students.
Summer school involves a commitment by both students and parents. Because of the intensive nature of the summer school course, students must be willing to spend considerable out-of-class time on homework, projects, and other coursework in order to succeed. For the same reason, families must not schedule any overlapping vacation or other activities that would result in even brief absences.
Admission to summer school is by application, and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note to Parents and Students: Any absence exceeding three days for a full-year/10 unit class or 1.5 days for a 1 semester/5 unit class will result in partial credit for the course. (Gov and Econ are considered two separate classes each worth 1 semester/5 units. Therefore, a maximum of 1.5 days per class may be missed.
3 Tardies = 1 Absence
General Note: As part of our ongoing safety practices, we will continue to have visits
from Interquest Detection Canines throughout the summer session.