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Garces Memorial Summer School

At Garces Memorial High School, our top priority is the safety and well-being of the students. With that in mind, we have elected to offer summer classes online via the Zoom app, rather than on our physical campus. Due to this decision, there will be no late fee for registration. If you have already registered for a course that has been canceled, you will receive an email detailing your options to change classes or receive a refund.

Garces Memorial Summer School is open to students entering 5th through 12th grade. In its 28th year of operation, we offer 10-unit courses approved by the Kern High School District in Math, English, Social Studies and Spanish. Additionally, we offer 5-unit courses in Computer Applications, Health and Theology. We will still provide non-credit courses like SAT Prep, Art, Summer Reading and Dance. Garces students who wish to participate in cheerleading and football during the 2020-2021 school year are required to sign up for those classes.

You can view the course catalog below. Please note, the catalog was produced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some classes are no longer available due to moving online. For a list of courses still offered, please see below.

Summer School Information & Registration Forms

Registration for summer school 2020 is now open!

For more information on summer school specifics, please see below.

ENROLLMENT: Some classes have a limited enrollment. Students cannot be officially enrolled until tuition fees are paid. We reserve the right to cancel courses with less than 12 applicants. Efforts will be made to accommodate the choice of periods with respect to the classes that have been selected for each student. We do not guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. We will add additional courses, as needed, but due to limited classroom space, these classes will most likely be added to third or fourth periods. The only summer school grades posted on the Garces transcript will be 5 and 10 unit classes. All 10 unit classes ('go ahead classes') need Counselor Approval. Please fill out this form and send it to your counselor. This ensures your student will be scheduled in the correct classes for the next school year.

TUITION: All tuition prices are quoted at the end of the description of each course. Tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition for all courses includes a $75.00 non-refundable registration fee. Tuition will not be refunded for applications withdrawn after the close of school on May 1, 2020. Books are not included in tuition.

REGISTRATION: March 10 – May 29

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES: All schedules will be e-mailed by Wednesday, May 27th. Schedule Change Fee: $50.00, each time you make a change.

GRADING POLICY: At Garces Memorial Summer School we pride ourselves on our rigorous courses that prepare students for success during the academic school year. That is why, despite moving to online classes this summer, we will continue to hold each student to the highest standard and maintain our standard grading policy, which you will find below. If you have questions, please contact the Director of Summer School, Mr. Steve Garcia.
98-100%, A+
93-97%, A
90-92%, A-
87-89%, B+
83-86%, B
80-82%, B-
77-79%, C+
73-76%, C
70-72%, C-
67-69%, D+
63-66%, C
60-62%, C-
Below 60%, F

BOOKSTORE HOURS: On Thursday, May 28th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. we will have a drive-through summer school book/packet pick up in the front parking.

Students taking the following courses need to pick up a packet:
Garces Math
Accelerated Algebra 1
Intro to Algebra 1
Pre-Algebra 2nd Semester
Math Level 1/2
SAT Prep- math/verbal

Students taking the following 10-unit classes will need to get a book unless they already have it on their iPad:
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
World history
US History

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are expected to be in class on time each day. If a student is absent from school, please call the attendance office 661-327-2579 or e-mail Mrs. Sherry Burns prior to 8:00 A.M. on the day of the absence.

5 and 10 Unit Classes Only: Credit may be withheld if a student is absent more than twice or is tardy more than three times during the equivalent of one semester. Students who anticipate an extended absence from school must receive prior approval from the Director of Summer School. Once the absence is excused, the Director of summer School will schedule the mandatory classroom make-up sessions for the student.

Summer School Important Dates

March 10, 2020 – Summer School Registration Begins
May 29, 2020 – Summer School Registration Ends
June 1, 2020 – High School 10 Unit, 5 unit, and all 1st Session Classes Begin
June 12, 2020 – Last Day for 1st Session Classes
June 15, 2020 – 2nd Session Classes Begin
June 17, 2020 – 2nd Semester Begins for 10 Unit Classes
June 26, 2020 – Last Day for all 5 unit and 2nd Session Classes
July 4, 2020 – Holiday
July 6, 2020– Final Exams and last day of school for 10 unit classes

Bell Schedule

Zero Period: 6:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
1st Period: 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Recess: 9:15 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
2nd Period: 9:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Lunch: 10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
3rd Period: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
4th Period: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

10 unit classes go from 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. each weekday.

For more information, contact Steve Garcia. 

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