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:  Leticia Martinez Phone:  (650) 329-3754 Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday 
Elementary School Summer Program


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 11 - July 6 (4 weeks)
  • July 4  (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm



Site 1: Walter Hays Elementary

Summer School Office: 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA 94301

  • Principal: Kevin Rouse
  • Secretary: Amy Love
  • Phone: (650) 322-5956
  • Fax: (650) 329-8713

Site 2: Palo Verde Elementary

Summer School Office: 3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto CA 94303

  • Principal:  Jenna Segall
  • Secretary: Jenny (Chien-Hsi) Hsiung
  • Phone: (650) 856-1672
  • Fax: (650) 856-6316


  • June 11 - July 20 (5 weeks)
  • July 2 - 6  (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:15am - 12:15pm

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

The Middle School Summer School Program for 2018 (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: Terman Middle School - 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto CA 94306

Summer School Office: TBD

  • Principals: David Tomatis (Session 1) and Sarah Pierce (Session 2)
  • Phone: (650) 849-7951
  • Secretary: Jenna Babcock (Session 1) and Beti (Bertha) Loomis (Session 2)
  • Phone: (650) 849-7950
  • Fax: TBD


  • June 11 - June 28 (Session 1)
  • July 2 - July 20  (Session 2)
  • June 29 & July 4 (No classes for BOTH Sessions)
  • June 11 - July 6 Math Class Only* (No Classes July 4)

*Bridge to Algebra 8 (rising 8th Graders ONLY: download signature sheet here)


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 opportunities and Work & Exploratory Experience.                            The High School Summer Catalog 2018 is now available online. 

Course registration links will go live on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH @ 8:00AM.


Students who registered for classes (EXCEPT LIVING SKILLS)  will be notified of their enrollment by the end of April.

Students who registered for Living Skills will be notified of their enrollment VIA EMAIL by Friday, April 20th.    If you do not receive an email confirmation, you are not enrolled in the class.  Be sure to check your spam/junk mail.


Parents and students can register for classes through ASAP online registration.  All registrants need to create an account to use ASAP.            Click here to create an ASAP account and to register for the classes below (ASAP online registration is NOT mobile friendly).  


  1. Economics (4 weeks) - CLOSED
  2. Living Skills-SESSION 1: CLOSED  (Rising 11th and 12th Students ONLY must call to enroll.)
  3. Living Skills-SESSION 2: CLOSED  (Rising 11th and 12th Students ONLY must call to enroll.)
  4. Volunteer/Community Service
  5. Work and Exploratory: CLOSED  (June 5 - June 8  from 8:00am - 12:00pm)   There are NO absences allowed. 
  6. Geometry A (rising 10th Graders only) - CLOSED 
  7. Bridge to Geometry A (rising 9th Graders only:  download signature sheet here)
  8. Transition to Calculus Ideas
  9. Algebra 2/Trigonometry A (rising 11th Graders only)


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 Principals: Laura Bricca (Session 1) and Hayley Dupuy (Session 2)
  • Phone: (650) 849-7942 ext. 1692
  • Secretary: Jenny Gardiner (Session 1) and Nancy Scola (Session 2)
  • Phone: (650) 849-7940 ext. 1690
  • Fax: TBD


  • June 11 - June 29 (Session 1)
  • June 11 - July 6  (Session 1A)  Economics & Math Bridge Classes Only
  • July 2 - July 20 (Session 2)
  • July 4 (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
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Work Permits

Completed Work Permits can be turned in at the Adult School/Summer School Office starting June 4, 2018.