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Cautionary Notice 2010-13: AB 1610 (Ch. 724, Statutes of 2010) amended Education Code 37252.2 to relieve districts from the obligation, until July 1, 2013, to perform any activities that are deemed to be reimbursable state mandates under that section. As a result, certain provisions of the following policy or administrative regulation that reflect those requirements may be suspended.

The Governing Board recognizes that summer school provides valuable opportunities for students to improve their skills and make academic progress. When the need is demonstrated and funds are available, the Superintendent or designee, with Board approval, shall establish summer school day and/or evening classes for purposes of remediation, enrichment or acceleration.

The district shall offer summer instructional programs for high school seniors who need courses for graduation prior to September. (Education Code 41976.5)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

The district's summer school program may be used to provide supplemental instruction for students failing to meet academic requirements and/or students who desire enrichment in core academic subjects in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation. (Education Code 37252, 37252.2, 37252.8, 37253, 4150-41506; 5 CCR 11472)

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6146.5 - Elementary/Middle School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

(cf. 6179 - Supplemental Instruction)


First priority to enroll in core academic summer high school classes shall be given to district students who need course credits in order to graduate by September or who were assessed as not meeting the district's adopted standards of proficiency in basic skills.

Remaining summer high school openings in core academic subjects shall be open to other students to the extent that space is available after La Canada Unified School District's previous semester students have been enrolled.


Because courses taught during the summer condense and concentrate the instructional content of those courses offered during the regular school year, faithful attendance during the summer session is crucial.

Students who have more than three absences shall not receive credit for their summer session class(es).

(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)

(cf. 6154 - Homework/Make-Up Work)

Legal Reference:


37252-37254.1 Supplemental instructional programs

41976.5 Summer school programs, substantially disabled persons or graduating high school seniors

42239-42239.2 Summer school apportionments

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

51210 Areas of study for elementary schools

51220 Areas of study for grades 7-12

51730-51732 Powers of governing boards (authorization for elementary summer school classes)

53025-53031 Intensive reading instruction, summer school

53091-53094 Intensive algebra instruction, summer school

58700-58702 Credit towards summer school apportionments for tutoring and homework assistance program

58806 Summer school apportionments

60851 Supplemental instruction toward exit examination


3043 Extended school year

11470-11472 Summer schools


70 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 282 (1987)


adopted: July 15, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California