Summer School Program Overview
Each summer a four-week summer school program is offered for incoming TK/K- 9th grade students each year. The summer program is comprised of three programs: Saratoga Union School District (SUSD) Academic Summer School, SUSD Special Education Summer School, and Los Gatos Saratoga (LGS) Enrichment Summer School.
Teaching Assistant volunteer opportunities are available for incoming high school grades 9-12 students.
Dates: Summer school classes meet Monday-Friday and typically begin the second week of summer recess (mid-June) and last for four weeks (mid-July) for 19 total days.
Times: Summer school classes are usually held in the mornings.
Locations: Redwood Middle School (older students) and at one of our three elementary schools (younger students) - locations are finalized in mid-Spring.
The SUSD summer school programs are for currently enrolled SUSD students who attended our schools the previous school year.
The LGS Enrichment Summer School Program is open to anyone in the community and is fee-based.
*For Summer 2021* SUSD is offering a summer enrichment program called Jumpstart in June and July. Contact email@example.com for questions about Jumpstart.
SUSD Academic Summer School
SUSD's Academic Summer School program is for current SUSD students entering grades 1-9 on an invitation-only basis. Students are recommended by their classroom teacher(s), and invitations are sent to families in March. The Academic Summer School program is offered at no cost, and there is usually a waiting list.
For optimal learning, students should attend every day during the 19-day program, and participating families must agree to miss no more than 2 days of class. Due to the 2-day absence rule, if your family is taking vacation during the weeks of summer school, you will need to defer your spot to another student on the waiting list.
Academic Summer School classes are usually capped at approximately 15 students. Smaller class sizes allow for small group and 1-to-1 instruction with a credentialed teacher and volunteer high school teaching assistants.
Academic Summer School offerings:
English Language Arts (ELA): half-morning class for recommended incoming grade 1-9 students
Math: half-morning class for recommended incoming grade 1-9 students
English Learner (EL) Academy: half-morning class for recommended incoming grade 6-9 students (offered pending enough enrollment)
Enrichment: half-morning class for incoming grade 1-9 students recommended for only one academic subject area listed above (offered pending enough enrollment)
Parent Information Meeting:
All Academic Summer School parents are encouraged to attend the information meeting (usually held in May) to learn about the program and meet the summer school teachers and staff.
SUSD Special Education Summer School
Students who may benefit from extra support during the summer are recommended to the program by their teacher(s) and IEP. Special Education Summer School is offered to students who qualify at no cost.
Teaching Assistant Volunteer Program
Students entering grades 9th through 12th, and who are at least 14 years of age by the first day of summer school, may apply to become a Teaching Assistant (TA) in SUSD's Academic Summer School programs. All TAs will receive a certificate of volunteer hours at the conclusion of the program.
Training is provided.
If you enjoy working with children and are able to assist during all four weeks of summer school, you are welcome to apply!
The application process opens in early Spring and closes once all positions are filled (number of positions vary each year). Applicants must first complete an application form and then have two (2) adults fill out a recommendation form on their behalf (recommendation forms will be provided to the applicant after the application form is received).
Download the Teaching Assistant Information Flyer for more information.
*The TA application process for Summer 2021 is now closed*
Check back in early Spring 2022 if you are interested in being a TA next summer!
LGS Recreation Enrichment Summer School
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.
- SUSD Academic Summer School & Volunteer Teaching Assistants: Contact Educational Services, (408) 867-3424, ext. 206, firstname.lastname@example.org
- SUSD Special Education Summer School: Special Education, (408) 867-3424, ext. 212
- LGS Enrichment Summer School and Afternoon Camps: Contact LGS Recreation at (408) 354-8700, www.lgsrecreation.org