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:  Natalie Skelton ( 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 out 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 (June 6th) 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 10 - July 5 (5 weeks)
  • July 4  (No Classes)

School Day Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm



Site 1: Ohlone Elementary

Summer School Office: 950 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94303

  • Principal: TBD
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 322-5956
  • Fax: (650) 329-8713

Site 2: El Carmelo Elementary

Summer School Office: 3024 Bryant Street, Palo Alto CA 94306

  • Principal:  TBD
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 856-1672
  • Fax: (650) 856-6316


  • June 6 - July 3 (4 weeks)
  • July 4 - 5  (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 2019 (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 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto CA 94306

Summer School Office: TBD

  • Principal: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 849-7951
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 849-7950
  • Fax: TBD


  • STREAM Program:  June 6 - July 3
  • Online Bridge to Algebra 8* Course:  June 6 - August 1

*Bridge to Algebra 8 is ONLINE (Rising 8th Graders ONLY: download the 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 beginning in mid-March.   Students will be notified of their enrollment by mid-May.  The High School Summer Catalog 2019 is now available online. 

Course registration links will go live on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH @ 6:00 A.M.


***Students who have 10 units or less can sign-up for Units Shy with their counselor***


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 19th.                                             If you do not receive an email confirmation, you are not enrolled in the class.  Be sure to check your spam/junk mail.


Students can register for classes through ASAP online registration.  All students MUST create an account to use ASAP.  If you have an account from last summer, you do not need to create another account.  Click here to create an ASAP account and register for the classes below (ASAP online registration is NOT mobile friendly).  


  1. Economics (4 weeks)
  2. Living Skills-SESSION 1 (Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Students ONLY )
  3. Living Skills-SESSION 2  (Rising 10th, 11th and 12th Students ONLY )
  4. Volunteer/Community Service
  5. Geometry A (Rising 10th Graders ONLY)
  6. Bridge to Geometry A (Rising 9th Graders ONLY:  download signature sheet here)
  7. Core Topics of IAC: Bridge to Calculus (SESSION 1 ONLY) (Rising 12th Graders ONLY)
  8. Transition to Calculus Ideas (SESSION 2 ONLY)


High School Site: Palo Alto High School - 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94301

Summer School Office: TBD

  • Principal: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 849-7941 ext. 1691
  • Assistant Principals: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 849-7942 ext. 1692
  • Secretary: TBD
  • Phone: (650) 849-7940 ext. 1690
  • Fax: TBD


  • June 10 - June 28 (Session 1)
  • June 10 - July 5  (Session 1A)  Economics & Math Bridge Classes Only
  • July 1 - July 19 (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
  • Employment Opportunities
    • Elementary Teachers
    • Secondary Teachers
    • Administrative Staff
    • Classified Staff
    • Special Education
Work Permits

Completed Work Permits can be turned in at the Adult School/Summer School Office starting June 3, 2019.