Summer School Policies

Enrollment/Payment Policies

Space is limited, and students are placed in class on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes with multiple sections offered are assigned on a random basis. Total tuition is due with the application, payable by check.  Class, teachers and room confirmations  will be e-mailed the week before June 15, the first day of school. Students will not be considered enrolled until ALL components of the registration package are COMPLETE.  Ensure the following:

  1. Enrollment Form is completely filled out and signed by both parent and student where indicated.
  2. Read the pre-requisites for course which are listed on the enrollment form.
  3. Both parent and student have read these Summer School Policies and the Summer School Conduct Contract/Acceptable Use of Technology Agreement. Signing the Enrollment Form acknowledges that parents and students have read and agree to abide by these policies.
  4. Tuition payment is by check, made out to LCFEF Summer School, cash or credit card. (note that the convenience fee for credit card transactions is non-refundable). Enrollment will not be processed and checks will not be cashed until all materials have been received.   Your cancelled check will be your receipt.   Note: Summer School tuition is NOT considered a tax deductible contribution.
  5. Completed enrollment forms and the tuition check may be dropped off or mailed to the LCFEF Office starting January 27, 2020 from 8:30am -5:00pm. All other days the LCFEF Office will be open regular business hours. Those with questions about enrollment can call LCFEF Summer School at 818-952-8070.  Please check for daily office hours.


Maximum Class Size Policy

LCFEF Summer School strives to keep class sections between 20-25 students with the exception of PE.

Financial Aid Policy

Limited funds are available for financial aid. Requests for financial aid should be made directly to the LCFEF Summer School via email to Documentation verifying financial need will be required. Determination of eligibility will be at the sole discretion of the LCFEF Summer School Committee.

Refund Policy

Tuition, minus a $50 handling fee, will be returned for any reason, providing the request is made prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Requests may be made via e-mail to or via fax to 818-952-4297.  The LCFEF Summer School Committee  will consider a 50% refund (minus the $50 handling fee) for a verified death in the family, or a verified student illness (doctor’s note required) which precludes a student from attending or continuing Summer School, providing the request is made prior to the first day of summer school.  NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE GIVEN OR CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THIS POLICY.

Returned Check Policy

Returned checks will be subject to a $50.00 fee and enrollment will not be processed until the check clears the bank and the fee is paid.

Credit Policy

All courses offered have been approved by the La Cañada High School principal who verified that they 1) meet University of California A-G course requirements and 2) will be accepted for credit at LCHS. Non-La Cañada High School students should verify with their schools as soon as possible that these courses will be accepted for credit.  Out of district students must return the Out of District Course Acceptance form within 10 days of registration or on the first day of classes, whichever comes first.

Attendance Policy

There are no excused absences in Summer School. When enrolled in a full year, 5-week course, students are not allowed more than three (3) days of absence and no more than two (2) days may be in any one semester. For semester classes students are not allowed more than one and a half days (1.5) of absence in each  semester. Students who exceed these absences will be dropped from the class.

Two tardies constitute one half-day absence. If a student is not in their seat when the bell rings, the student will be considered tardy. It is possible to receive more than one tardy per day (at the beginning of school and/or after breaks). If a student is more than fifteen (15) minutes late to class, the student will be considered absent one half-day.

Grades, Transcripts And Final Exam Policy

Weekly progress reports will be emailed to all students and parents.

NO early finals will be approved.



La Cañada Unified School District Students

Grades will be electronically transferred to La Cañada High School unless the student and parent complete a form withholding the transfer of the grade. Forms are available at the LCFEF Summer School office and on the LCFEF Summer School website, and must be returned to the LCFEF Summer School office.  A student enrolled only in 1st Semester must submit the form by July 6, 2020.  Students taking a yearlong course or enrolled only in 2nd Semester must submit the form by July 23, 2020.


Non La Cañada Unified School District Students

In order for a grade to be transferred to the home school, the student and parent must complete a form requesting the transfer of the grade and providing the name and address of the home school to the LCFEF Summer School Office.  A student enrolled only in 1st Semester must submit the form by July 6, 2020.  Students taking a yearlong course or enrolled only 2nd Semester must submit the form by July 23, 2020.

Behavior Policy

All LCHS school rules will apply at all times during Summer School.  Students are expected to conduct themselves in a non-disruptive manner. Teachers will have the discretion to ask students to leave class if they are disruptive. Being asked to leave class will be considered an absence. If a student engages in behavior that would result in a school suspension during the regular academic year, the student will be dropped from the summer school program. No refund will be given. Student incidents of cheating will be handled on an individual basis but may result in expulsion from summer school with no refund or credit given.

Full Classes & Wait List Policies

When classes fill, students will automatically be scheduled into their alternate choice, while remaining on the wait list for their first choice.  Registration delays will result for students who do not provide an alternative course selection on the registration form. Until a parent or guardian can be contacted, the enrollment will be placed on hold. Tuition checks will not be processed if a student is put on a wait list.


Students should at all times be dressed in appropriate school attire. Bathing suits, revealing clothing and bare feet are not permitted. Discretion of school personnel will prevail in determining appropriate summer school attire.

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