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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Summer Experience?

The SLCUSD Summer Experience is an innovative approach to traditional Summer School. The district has spent the last 2 years exploring research, best practices, and ways to offer a Summer Program that is engaging for all students. A variety of theme based academic, and enrichment classes are offered, through a flexible attendance schedule.

The program is open to current San Luis Coastal kindergarten through high school students (current 12th graders who need credit recovery).

How is Summer Experience different?

Unlike traditional Summer School the Summer Experience is open to all students, is a full day program and offers enrichment classes in addition to core academic programs. It is offered five days a week for grades 1-8 and four days a week for grades 9-12.

How can this program benefit my high school student?

Students who’ve earned a “D” grade in a class may retake the class for a better grade - grade recovery. Students who’ve earned an “F” grade in a class will retake the class - credit recovery.  Students taking a class for the first time will take a class as “original credit."

Elective classes are taken for credit. Enrichment classes are offered as unique, stand alone classes at various times and are not offered for high school credit.

Will childcare, meals, and transportation be provided?

Before and after-school childcare will be available for 1st-6th graders. Free transportation will be provided. Buses will run once in the morning and once at the end of the school day. The Food Services department will provide school meals - mid morning snack & mid day lunch - free of charge.

How much does Summer Experience Cost?

The Summer Experience is FREE to all participants during the summer of 2022 with the exception of costs associated with childcare provided by partner agencies.

Why will 5th-8th graders be participating at the high school?

Through Measure D, our high school campuses now have amazing facilities that we want our younger students to enjoy (i.e. swimming pool, theatre). Campus supervision will be provided and interaction between grades 5-8 and 9-12 students will be limited by their daily schedule and location on campus. However, students in grades 5-12 may ride buses together and be placed in particular enrichment classes together.

Summer Experience 2022 in Action!