Summer School FAQ

When is Summer School?

This six-week period will be broken into two three-week sessions — the first session represents the first semester of a course, and the second session represents the second semester of the course.

Session 1: June 12-June 29
Session 2: July 3-21 (no class July 4)
College Application Bootcamp: June 5-9 or July 31-August 4
Music Composition Enrichment: July 3-21
Online Program: June 5-July 28

Please note that students are permitted only ONE absence per session and TWO tardies per session. More than one absence or more than two tardies will make the student liable for dismissal, thereby forfeiting credit.

What are the hours of instruction?

Credit classes are offered primarily in the morning, with a few offered in the afternoon. Enrichment courses are morning only for a period of two hours.

Credit Classes
Morning Session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Enrichment Classes
College Application Bootcamp: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Music Composition: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Does JSerra offer summer school for middle school students?

JSerra is proud to offer its brand new summer program for middle school students – Lion Engage. It is for students entering grades 6-8, and provides a fun, hands-on learning experience.

Are online classes available during the summer?

You may register for Online Program courses year-round here.

When can I register for Summer School?

Registration is now open. Please review "How do I register for Summer School" below before registering for your class(es).

How do I register for Summer School?

Returning students needing to take classes for remediation or advancement must meet with their counselor prior to registration for advisement. Students will not be enrolled in Summer School without permission from their counselor. Incoming freshmen interested in taking Summer School can apply online.

To register for a Summer School class at JSerra, you must first obtain approval from your Counselor. If you are unable to attend your class in-person, you may opt to take it as an "independent study" with authorization from your Counselor.

You may then register for a class on the Session 1 registration page or Session 2 registration page.

How much does Summer School cost?

$700 per semester for both credit and online classes. Enrichment classes are $500 for College Application Bootcamp and $350 for Music Composition.

What can I expect from a JSCHS Summer School class?

Because each semester is just three weeks long, summer classes are fast-paced. In addition to the four hours of instruction received each day, it will be important for each student to allocate additional time after school to work on homework. For online classes, an even greater time commitment is necessary.

Where can I find detailed information about Summer School course offerings?

Please refer to the Course Catalog.

What Enrichment classes do you offer?

We currently offer one Enrichment course: Music Composition. We also offer a College Application Bootcamp.

What is College Application Bootcamp?

Where do I report the first day of summer school?

Students should come to the JSerra Front Office for classroom assignments.

What are the student conduct expectations during summer school?

The JSerra behavior code is intended to provide good order indispensable for the serious pursuit of academic excellence and for the high moral tone expected at JSerra. Behavior that is dangerous or keeps students from learning or prevents the teacher from teaching is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Observance of this behavior code will put demands on the students’ self-control and growth toward maturity. The school reserves the right to review unsatisfactory conduct. The school is entitled to discipline the student with detention, suspension, probation, and/or dismissal should any of these be deemed justified by the school. The knowledge and compliance of the behavior code is expected of every student enrolled at JSerra.

JSerra’s Administration reserves the right to review the conduct and actions of JSerra students regardless of when or where such actions take place if they are of a nature to bring discredit to the school or if they conflict with the Christian values for which JSerra stands.

For more information regarding the expectations of student conduct, please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook.

Will the Bistro be open during the summer?

The Bistro is open during the summer. Students may also bring their lunch and snacks during the summer. During the school day, students may not leave campus at any time to purchase food. Students are not allowed to eat in their classrooms.

What are the attendance requirements?

Due to the short nature of the Summer Session, students are strongly encouraged to attend all class meetings. Students attending for credit classes are permitted only one absence per session and only two tardies per session. More than one absence and more than two tardies will make the student liable for dismissal, thereby forfeiting credit. Students in enrichment courses are permitted two absences. If a student is dismissed from JSerra Summer School, tuition will not be refunded.

If a student is absent:
Student should report to Main Office on next day of class and request a readmit slip from receptionist.

If a student arrives late:
If less than 10 minutes late, student should report directly to class. The student will be marked tardy. If more than 10 minutes late, the student should report to Main Office to obtain a readmit slip. Students more than 10 minutes late need a signed note explaining the reason for being late.

If a student must leave early:
Parents/guardians are required to give the school a signed note indicating the reason for leaving early as well as the time the student should be released from class. This note should be given to the receptionist in the Main Office.

Does JSCHS have a uniform policy during the summer?

A JSerra uniform is not required, however, it is expected that every student will dress according to reasonable standards of decency, mindful of the academic nature of the environment. Personal appearance and attire are expected to be neat and clean at all times. Students should err on the side of modesty and good taste.

Male Students:

  • Must be clean-shaven. No facial hair is allowed.
  • Jeans or JSerra shorts/pants are required.
  • JSerra t-shirt or polo is required.
  • No piercings are allowed.
  • Shoes must be secured at the toe and heel. Shoes must be worn at all times.

Female Students:

  • Jeans or JSerra shorts/pants are required.
  • JSerra t-shirt or polo is required.
  • Body piercings are limited to the ear lobe. Earrings should not be excessively dangling.
  • Shoes must be secured at the toe and heel. Shoes must be worn at all times. Boots are not permitted.

In all matters of appearance, the Summer School Director reserves the final judgment with regard to compliance to our policies.

JSerra Catholic High School

26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: 949.493.9307 | Fax: 949.493.9308

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