Summer School Program Overview

  • Each year, Saratoga Union School District (SUSD) offers summer programs for currently enrolled SUSD students. 

    • Summer classes typically meet Monday-Friday and begin the second week of summer recess.
    • Summer classes are usually held in the mornings; Afternoon Extended Care options will be offered for Summer 2022.
    • Summer classes are usually held at Redwood Middle (older students) and at one of our three elementary schools (younger students).
    • Teaching Assistant positions are available for incoming high school grade 9-12 students (details below).

    Invitations and registration signups are sent via ParentSquare in March to SUSD families.

Summer 2022 Program Information

  • The Summer 2022 program schedule is now available!  
    Click link to view: 2022 Summer Schedule

    Academic Summer School: This no-cost summer academic program is for current SUSD students entering 1st-9th grades on an invitation-only basis.  Students are recommended by their classroom teacher(s) based on academic need in English Language Arts (reading/writing) and/or Math.  Invitations with more information will be sent to invited families by mid-March.
    Links from Parent Information Meeting held May 25, 2022:
    Meeting Slides      Meeting Video

    Special Education Extended School Year (ESY): This no-cost summer program is for current SUSD students preschool-9th grade on an eligibility-only basis based on students’ IEP (Individualized Education Program).  Registration information will be sent to eligible families in March.

    Jumpstart Enrichment Program: This no-cost summer enrichment program is open to students entering Kindergarten-8th grade. All current SUSD students are eligible to register. Students will participate in hands-on enrichment activities, such as coding, STEM, art and creative writing, as well as outdoor physical activities and team building. Registration will open in March. We are excited to be able to offer this program this summer at no-cost due to one-time grant funding (if this program is offered again next summer 2023, it will likely be fee-based).

    Tree House Extended Care Afternoon Program: This fee-based program is open to students entering Kindergarten-8th grade, and all current SUSD students are eligible
    to register. Saratoga is renowned as the “City of Trees”, and our Tree House program provides a nurturing environment to play, think, explore and enjoy a unique “child’s
    place” through a variety of engaging activities. Registration opens in March via ParentSquare notice.

    New-to-District Students:  New incoming 1st-8th grade students who are registered to start at SUSD in August 2022 may be able to enroll in this summer’s Jumpstart and/or Tree House Extended Care programs if space is available.
    to learn about enrollment options.

Volunteer Teaching Assistant Program

  • Students entering grades 9-12, and who are at least 14 years of age by the first day of summer school, may apply to be a Volunteer Teaching Assistant (TA) in SUSD's summer programs. All TAs will receive a certificate of volunteer hours at the conclusion of the program.

    Advanced academic skills are not required; training is provided. 

    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).  

    For more information:
    Summer 2022 Volunteer TA Flyer 

    Volunteer Program Contact:


Community Summer Programs

  • Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation Department and many other organizations offer summer programs for the community.
                    Visit our Community Events and Enrichment webpage for more information.