Each summer, Summer School is offered at one of our elementary sites for incoming grades K-3, and at Redwood Middle School for incoming grades 4-8. The summer school program is 4 weeks long and usually runs during the 2nd through 5th week of the summer vacation break. The summer program includes Enrichment Summer School, Academic Summer School, Special Education Summer School, and the SUSD Math Academy.
Enrichment Summer School is organized and provided by the Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation Department for incoming grades K-8 and is typically held at one of our elementary schools (grades K-3) and Redwood Middle School (grades 4-8). Class offerings are posted in early spring on the Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation website. The program is fee based, but scholarships may be available. Registration is first come, first served and handled via LGS Recreation. Afternoon camps are also available via LGS Recreation.
Saratoga Union School District offers academic summer school in the area of Reading/English Language Arts for incoming grades 1-3, and Reading/English Language Arts and/or Mathematics for incoming grades 4-8. These courses are offered to students who are recommended by their teacher(s) for the program due to needs in the area of reading and/or math. Academic Summer School is offered at no cost to students who qualify. Students are invited on a rolling admissions basis. Families must agree to not miss more than 2 days of class.
Students must be recommended by their classroom teacher and/or math teacher in order to participate in the program. Academic classes are capped at no more than 15 students to allow for small group and 1-1 instruction with a credentialed teacher and high school teaching assistants.
The incoming Grade 1 class consists of a half morning of reading in a small group setting of 8 students or less. Grades 2-3 Reading is a full morning from 8:30-12:15 with one recess break. Grades 4-7 are half morning of English Language Arts, half morning of Math, or both, with a recess break between the two classes. Students recommended to just one half morning class may fill the rest of their morning with enrichment classes via LGS Recreation for a fee.
The goal of the Academic Summer School program is to pinpoint areas of struggle and to build skill and confidence in those areas.
• Incoming 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students can be recommended for a morning of Reading intervention.
• Incoming 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students can be recommended for Reading intervention, Math, or both.
• 2016 Academic Summer School Overview for Parents
Students who may benefit from extra support during the summer are recommended to the program by their teacher(s). Special Education Summer School is offered to students who qualify at no cost.