Each summer, an extensive summer school program is offered at one of our elementary sites for Incoming TK/K- 3rd Grades, and at Redwood Middle School for Incoming 4th - 8th Grades. This summer school program is 4 weeks long and usually begins approximately one week after the last day of school.
This summer program includes Enrichment Summer School, Academic Summer School, Special Education Summer School, and Elevate[Math].
Enrichment Summer School is organized and provided by Los Gatos Saratoga Community Education and Recreation (LGS Recreation). Enrichment classes for Incoming TK - 3rd Graders are typically held in the morning at one of our elementary schools and classes for Incoming 4th - 8th Graders are held in the morning at Redwood Middle School. This program is fee-based, but scholarships may be available. Registration is first come, first served and handled via LGS Recreation. Class offerings are posted in early spring on the LGS Recreation website and many classes fill up quickly. Afternoon camps are also available via LGS Recreation.
Saratoga Union School District offers academic summer school for students in Incoming 1st-8th Grades. These classes are offered to a limited number of students on an invitation-only basis. Students must be recommended by their classroom teacher(s) in order to be invited to this program. Invitations are usually sent to families in March and participating families must agree to miss no more than 2 days of class. The academic summer school program is offered at no-cost, and there is usually a waiting list.
Academic summer school classes are capped at approximately 15 students (8-10 students for Incoming 1st Grade classes) to allow for small group and 1-to-1 instruction with a credentialed teacher and high school teaching assistants.
Incoming 1st Grade Reading is a half-morning class held at one elementary school site.
Incoming 2nd-3rd Grade Reading is a full-morning class with one recess break held at one elementary school site.
Incoming 4th-8th Grade classes include a half-morning of Reading/Writing and/or a half-morning of Math with a recess break between the two classes.
Students invited to only one half-morning class may fill the rest of their morning with enrichment classes via LGS Recreation for a fee, scholarships may be available (see Enrichment Summer School information above).
All academic summer school parents are highly encouraged to attend a Parent Information Meeting (usually held in May) before the academic program begins to learm about the program and meet the summer school teachers and principals.
Slides from Summer 2016 Parent Information Meeting: 2016 Academic Summer School Overview for Parents
Students who may benefit from extra support during the summer are recommended to the program by their teacher(s). Special Education Summer School is offered to students who qualify at no cost.