High School Information
Palos Verdes Peninsula Summer School (PVPSS) is thrilled to continue serving the community in 2023! The summer high school program runs from June 20 – July 27 (see details in the Daily Schedule section below), and students entering grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to enroll in a class for advancement. PVPSS offers both onsite and online courses, all of which meet the UC/CSU and NCAA college entrance requirements through our WASC accredited program. We have an incredible staff and outstanding atmosphere. With that being said, please review the information below to decide if PVPSS is the best option for you.
The program moves at a fast pace, as full-year courses are completed in only six weeks. Students must demonstrate a high degree of self-discipline to be successful, and it is very important to stay on track because each school day covers over a week of material. Therefore, teachers are unable to provide extensions on assignments/exams for any reason, including illness. Also, students should only enroll in an honors class if they excel in that area and plan to do two to six hours of homework per night.
Please note that although our online program is asynchronous (no attendance), students must submit assignments and take exams on all school days. Students can work ahead on the assignments, but they must still take the exams and check for teacher updates on each school day. Virtual support is also available upon request.
Please also note that PVPSS is a non-profit private entity that does not follow the same policies and regulations as a public school. Due to the fast pace of the program, with only 12 school days in each semester, staff members are unable to provide any additional services that may be in place through the District (such as extra time to submit assignments). However, students and parents are welcome to share effective strategies and helpful information with the instructors, who are there to encourage and support all students.
Again, please consider the information above when deciding if PVPSS is the best summer program for you.
Daily Schedule (June 20 – July 27)
|First Semester: June 20th – July 7th||Second Semester: July 10th – July 27th|
|First Week: T – F, June 20 – June 23
Second Week: M – TH, June 26 – June 29
Third Week: M – F, July 3 – July 7 (no school on Tuesday, July 4th)
|First Week: M – Th, July 10 – July 13
Second Week: M – Th, July 17 – July 20
Third Week: M – Th, July 24 – July 27
Onsite courses run from 8:00am – 1:30pm (please note that the College Application Prep workshop is 9:30 – 11:30am) on the Palos Verdes High School campus, four days per week, with a highly qualified teacher. Strict attendance guidelines have been established to encourage successful class completion. Teachers will email students by June 16th to provide course details (room number/location, expectations, etc).
PVPSS offers an asynchronous online (no attendance) option for World History, US History, American Government, and Economics. Each course is guided by a highly qualified teacher, who will be available for virtual support. Please note that students must submit assignments and take exams on all school days. Students can work ahead on the assignments, but they must still take the exams and check for teacher updates on each school day. Teachers will email students by June 16th to provide course details (login information, expectations, etc).
High School Important Dates
|May 7||Last day to request a full refund, minus $50 administrative fee|
|May 22||Last day to request a 50% refund|
|June 20||First day of first semester|
|June 21||Last day to add/change a first semester class (see Registration for details)|
|June 23||Last day to level down (Biology Honors → Biology, Chemistry Honors → Chemistry, Geometry Honors → Geometry)|
|June 27||End of first quarter|
|July 4||Holiday – No School|
|July 7||Last day of first semester – Mandatory attendance for ONSITE students|
|July 10||First day of second semester|
|July 11||Last day to add/change a second semester class (see Registration for details)|
|July 18||End of third quarter|
|July 27||Last day of class – Mandatory attendance for ONSITE students (10:30am dismissal)|
|July 27||Students may withdraw from the course at any point during the semesters and choose not to have the class/grade placed on their District transcript (must inform the PVPSS office by July 27th)|
|Sept 1||Deadline to challenge a recorded grade|