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Summer School

The Summer School office is located in the Adult School office at Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, Room 8. A parking permit is required during the school day.

Summer learning loss is a concern for many parents. There are many ways to keep students' minds active in the summer. To support PAUSD families in finding fun, engaging learning opportunities for your children this summer, we have compiled this list of programs in the local area. Click here.

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Elementary School Summer Programs

PAUSD is committed to providing an elementary summer school program for our students who experience an opportunity gap.  PAUSD staff is developing a summer program that equitably supports and challenges students.  We are pleased to offer an engaging and integrated curriculum that blends academics with enrichment.   Invited students will include those who benefit from Title 1 and Title 3 funding or are eligible for support via the free/reduced lunch program.  Families will be invited via email by February 28.  Teachers are not recommending students this year.

Special Education Extended School Year (ESY)

Important note: The Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Summer School will follow its own pre-set criteria for participation.  If a child has participated in this program in the past, please check with Ms. Tammy Zigler at tzigler@pausd.org or your child’s case manager to inquire about this year’s ESY program.

Locations: Escondido and Barron Park

Dates: June 9 - July 3, 2014

Hours: 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Participating Students:  Approximately 400 students in grades K-5

For more information about Summer School for Elementary students, please contact the Summer School office at elemsummerschool@pausd.org 

Middle School Summer Program (for students entering grades 6 - 8)
The first round of invitations for Middle School Intervention Summer School will be mailed on Friday, March 21. Parents will need to respond by Friday, March 28. The next round of invitations will go out after spring break, on April 11. We look forward to providing support for these students during summer school. For questions, please email summerschool@pausd.org

The Middle School Summer School Program for 2014 is designed to support rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders who need additional support in literacy and mathematics to achieve grade level standards. Students will be eligible to be enrolled in the program based on a review of assessment data. Families will be notified in April if their child is eligible for enrollment.

Bridge to Algebra

A "bridge" to Algebra 1 for students who have excelled in Prealgebra. This course is for students who have been recommended to take Algebra 1 in 8th grade and have demonstrated their mastery of the Math 7 curriculum. This course is not for students currently in Pre-Algebra Advanced. Students must have prior recommendation of their 7th grade math teacher and the Math Instructional Supervisor. Bridge to Algebra 1 Application PDF Document

Location: Terman Middle School

Dates: June 9 - July 3, 2014

Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attendance Policy: Students may not miss more than three days of class or they will be automatically dropped from the class.

High School Summer Program

High School Summer School Catalog PDF Document

Location: Gunn High School

Hours: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session 1: June 9 - June 27, 2014

Intersession: June 30 - July 3, 2014

Session 2: July 7 - July 25, 2014

Attendance Policy: No more than two absences are allowed. There are NO excused absences or tardies.

Parents can register their students for Economics, Living Skills and Spanish Support. Check the catalog PDF Documentto make sure the student meets the requirements. You will need your student's Infinite Campus ID number, name and email; and parent name, email and phone in order to register.


Rising seniors can register for economics beginning February 24 at 7 a.m.

Living Skills

Registration will begin February 24 at 7 a.m.

Living Skills will be offered both sessions, with priority given to rising Juniors and Seniors. Sophomores may also register.

Community Service is part of the content and grade for all Living Skills courses. Included in the curriculum are a required 15 hours of Community Service, which may be completed within the six months prior to enrolling in the class, and all hours must be completed and submitted to the instructor by the end of the three-week session. Review preapproved commmunity service placements. Other placements require approval from the Summer School coordinator, Kara Rosenberg.

Spanish Support
Registration for this class will begin on February 24 at 7 a.m.

Credit Recovery
Students will register through their counselors beginning in March.

Revised March 2014

2014 Registration & Information

High School Summer School Catalog PDF Document

Bridge to GeometryA PDF Document

Bridge to Algebra 1 PDF Document

High School Community Service Organizations

Elementary and Middle School Community Resources
2014 Staff Resources

Teacher Coaches Description PDF Document

Elementary Coach and Administrative Vacancies PDF Document

Principal Responsibilities PDF Document

Elementary Teacher Application PDF Document
The deadline to turn in elementary teacher appllications has been extended to February 6th.

Secondary Summer School Teacher Application PDF Document

Middle and High School Administrative/TOSA application PDF Document
The deadline to turn in Secondary Admin/TOSA appllications is February 21st.

Expect Clasified applications in February.

Contact Information

Summer School Office summerschool@pausd.org