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Summer School

Summer School 2018

Summer-School through CUSD:


CUSD’s online summer school will be June 18th to July 25th. Registration is done through the Academic Advisors only. Students may request to take or repeat a class through their AA’s. The AA’s will then register the student(s) starting March 20th.

  • Current high school student’s registration begins March 20th by the AA’s. Please inform your Academic Advisor if your student is interested in taking a summer class.  
  • Incoming 9th graders can be registered through their middle school academic advisors only and begins April 13. The high school advisors do not have access to the middle school students’ request for summer classes.

2018 Summer High School Options


  • June 18, 2018- July 25, 2018
  • Coursework is online, work is completed at home; all exams are taken in person.
  • Students can enroll in a maximum of two courses
  • Mandatory Orientations are assigned based on the course enrolled in:
    • A-G college prep remediated courses: June 18: mandatory orientation
    • Health: June 19 or 20: mandatory orientation

Available Courses

  1. Health: All students may take for original credit or remediation.
    CSU/UC Approved A-G credit: Students may take a maximum of two classes to remediate a D or F
  2. a-g Social Science: World History, US History
  3. a-g Biology with additional in-class weekly lab meetings required
  4. a-g English English I-III
  5. a-g Math: Geometry, Algebra I or II
  • Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation on one of the following days: June 18, 19 or 20, 2018

These dates are based on the course the student registers for (see above) and cannot be changed.

  • Failure to attend the orientation will result in being dropped from the course.
  • Coursework can be completed at home, with the exception of exams.
  • CUSD district requirement: All tests must be taken in person.  A 1 hour testing time per week is reserved for each student. Daily open seating testing times are available for students with schedule conflicts.
  • a-g students must attend weekly instruction/ lab in addition to testing sessions.
  • Drop Deadline is July 10, 2018
    • Students that do not drop by the deadline will receive a grade on the CUSD transcript.
  • All coursework must be completed by Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
  • Some students may be able to complete the class prior to July 25, 2018.
  • All class meetings will be held at Aliso Niguel High School.
  • For more detailed info and answers to FAQ’s visit


  • March 20 – May 25, 2018 (registration for incoming 9th graders opens April 13)
  • Enrollment is limited.
  • A detailed email will be sent on June 4, 2018, with assigned orientation, testing times and dates.
  • Register through your current Academic Advisor.
  • CUSD online courses do not meet NCAA non-traditional core coursework legislation.

Enroll early. Space is limited. Enrollment may close prior to May 25, 2018, if the program is filled.


  • ACCESS is not currently a summer school option (as of 3/22/18). CUSD is awaiting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), registration information, and application information from the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE).
  • CUSD will provide an update with ACCESS registration information and the application once it receives it from OCDE.


  • July 2 through August 8, 2018
  • All coursework is online
  • Students may enroll in up to 10 units of credit through PCHS to remediate a D or F grade or to make up credit deficiencies.
  • Math courses require a mandatory in-person or online final exam during the final week of the semester - syllabus will have details
  • Incoming 11th and 12th graders with impacted 2018-2019 schedules may take up to 10 units of Physical Education. Must have Academic Advisor approval.
  • Course availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis and may close prior to the registration deadline.
  • Students may not enroll in courses at ACCESS and PCHS.


  • March 26, 2018 through May 21, 2018 – failure to return the application to the CUSD Summer School Office by May 21, 2018 may result in the application not getting to PCHS in time.
  • Complete enrollment packet which can be downloaded from Print out the entire packet and bring the completed application to current Academic Advisor.
    • Enroll early. Some courses may close prior to the deadline if full.
    • Incomplete applications will not be processed and may not be returned by PCHS.

General Guidance Information Quicklinks

General Information

The high school summer program emphasizes academic preparation for those students who are not achieving at an appropriate level and/or still need to pass the California High School Exit Exam. For more information, contact your child’s teacher or academic advisor at the high school

Summer School program for all Capistrano Unified School District students’ entering grades 10-12. Students are eligible to attend this remedial program if they are:


  • Making up credits needed for high school graduation
  • Repeating a course in order to make up a failing grade (F) or improving a low grade (D)
  • Improving basic skills to pass the California High School Exit Exam


Courses will be offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment. Due to funding and staffing limitations, it may not be possible to accommodate every student who applies for Summer School. Waiting lists will be established for Summer School as necessary.