MAIN OFFICE:  50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA  94301 (Paly HS, Tower Building-Rm. 8) 

Coordinator: Dave Hoshiwara Phone:  (650) 329-3752 Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Summer School Clerk:  Ivonne Lares Phone:  (650) 329-3754 Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday 
Elementary School Summer Program & Special Education Extended School Year


We believe in developing a summer program that equitably supports and challenges students who experience an opportunity gap through an engaging and integrated curriculum that blends academic instruction with enrichment.

Eligibility Criteria

PAUSD eligible students will be identified and invited to participate. An invitation will be sent by mid-March.   


The summer school program will not follow the traditional academic intervention model.  Our goal is to provide students with a highly engaging and hands-on curriculum to maintain their skills over the summer and develop a positive attitude towards school. We believe that this can be done through a curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using a project-based learning approach for the purpose of developing high engagement levels in students.  

The elementary summer school office will close the first day that summer school starts (June13th) and all elementary calls should be directed to the sites.


Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) Program

The ESY Summer School will follow its own preset criteria for participation and registration is by invitation only. If a child has participated in this program in the past, please contact (TBA) or your child's case manager to inquire about this year's ESY program. 


  • June 12 - July 7 (4 weeks)
  • July 4  (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm



Site 1: Lucille M. Nixon Elementary

Summer School Office: 1711 Stanford Avenue, Stanford CA 94305

  • Principal: Kevin Rouse
  • Secretary: Sarah Kallestad
  • Phone: (650) 856-1622
  • Fax: (650) 813-1417

Site 2: Barron Park Elementary

Summer School Office: 800 Barron Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94306

  • Principal: Jenna Segall
  • Secretary: Amy Love
  • Phone: (650) 858-0508
  • Fax: (650) 813-1031


  • June 12 - July 21 (5 weeks)
  • July 3 - 7  (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Middle School Summer Program: Rising 6th, 7th & 8th Graders

The Middle School Summer School Program for 2017 (Registration by invitation only)  is designed to support rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders. 


We believe in developing an engaging summer program that provides opportunities for our students to advance, equitably supports and challenges students experiencing an opportunity gap.

Eligibility Criteria

PAUSD eligible students will be identified and invited to participate. An invitation will be sent by mid-March.  The middle school program will be thematic, project-based or STREAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Reading & Writing, Art and Math).

Middle School Site: JLS Middle School - 480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto CA 94306

Summer School Office: TBD

  • Principal: Leonel Argumedo
  • Phone: (650) 849-7951 ext. 1695
  • Secretary: Jena Babcock
  • Phone: (650) 849-7950 ext. 1696
  • Fax: TBD


  • June 12 - June 28 (Session 1)
  • July 5 - July 21  (Session 2)
  • June 29-30 & July 3-4 (No classes for BOTH Sessions)
  • June 12 - July 7 Math Class Only (No Classes July 4)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm

High School Summer Program

The high school summer program is mostly for credit recovery.  PAUSD students will be registered by their counselor throughout March and April.   Students will be notified of their enrollment by mid-May. Parents can register their students for Economics (limited to incoming 12th graders), Living Skills (priority given to Juniors and Seniors), Volunteer/Community Service opportunites and Work & Exploratory Experience. Students will be notified of their enrollment by March 24th. Please review the High School Summer Catalog 2017 for further information.

Course registration links will go live on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND @ 8:00AM.

Parents and students can register for classes through ASAP online registration.  All registrants need to create an account to use ASAP.  Click here to register for Economics, Living Skills, Geometry A and/or Transition to Calculus Ideas (ASAP online registration is NOT mobile friendly).  YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER ONCE FOR EACH CLASS.

***Click on the class below to register for Volunteer/Community Service and/or Work and Exploratory Experience***

  1. Economics (4 weeks)
  2. Living Skills (CLOSED)
  3. Volunteer Community Service (CLOSED)
  4. Work and Exploratory Experience  (June 5 - June 8  from 8:00am - 12:00pm)  (CLOSED) There are NO absences allowed.  
  5. Geometry A (rising 10th Graders) *
  6. Transition to Calculus Ideas

*Note: "Bridge to Geometry A" is for rising 9th Graders ONLY.  See description in catalog.


High School Site: Jordan Middle School - 750 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94303

Summer School Office: TBD

  • Principal: Arvind Arya
  • Phone: (650) 849-7941 ext. 1691
  • Assistant Principal: Jeanie Smith
  • Phone: (650) 849-7942 ext. 1692
  • Secretary: Jenny Gardiner
  • Phone: (650) 849-7940 ext. 1690
  • Fax: TBD


  • June 12 - June 30 (Session 1)
  • June 12 - July 7  (Session 1A); Economics & Math Bridge Classes Only
  • July 3 - July 21 (Session 2)
  • July 4th - Holiday (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 2:00pm

Attendance Policy: No more than TWO absences are allowed. There are NO excused absences or tardies.

Staff Links & Information
Work Permits

Completed Work Permits can be turned in at the Adult School/Summer School Office starting June 5, 2017.