Summer School

Thank you for a great summer!

Information on Summer 2021 will be posted here in January 2021.

2021 Dates

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 – STARTS MONDAY, June 21 – Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 8am to 1:30pm – Classes run Monday to Thursday.

Semester 1: Monday, June 21 – Thursday, July 8

Monday to Thursday, June 21 – 24

Monday to Thursday, June 28 – July 1

Monday to Thursday, July 5 – July 8

Semester 2: Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 29

Monday to Thursday, July 12 –15

Monday to Thursday, July 19 – 22

Monday to Thursday, July 26 – 29

Academic courses are from 8am to 1:30 pm.
Athletics/activities are tentatively scheduled to start on 6/21 and continue until 7/30. Classes are held before or after school or in the evenings, Monday – Friday. More information is available here.

Classes for 2020 will be are held following a distance learning model. Students must be available between 8am – 1:30pm for video conferencing, small group conferences and independent work.

Semester 1 and Year-long Classroom and Teacher assignments will be emailed to students the afternoon of Friday, June 12. Second semester will be emailed the afternoon of Thursday, July 2.


Registration for 2020 is now closed for 1st Session and 2 semester traditional courses offered for initial credit.

  • If your student needs a course for remediation, enrollment is open for our CHIPS online course program. Space is also available in some traditional courses. Please contact with questions.

Registration is open for 2nd Session courses. Registration closes for 2nd Session on Friday, July 3 at 3pm.

Registration is open for all athletic programs.

Tuition – 2020

  • Each one semester course: $300
  • Each two semester courses: $600
  • Each activity class: $250
    Alternating activity classes: $300
    The summer school alternating activity class price is for freshmen taking 2 of the following activities; football, baseball, or soccer, which occur at the same time. Students attend the activities on alternate days, and work out the schedule with the individual coaches.
  • There are additional green fees for golf PE.
  • Biology and Chemistry lab fee $50
  • Change course fee per change: $25
  • Lost Textbooks: Price of the textbook

Class Confirmations

MB/X Summer School is committed to accommodating all students wishing to take a class.

If a course or preferred semester is full, you may choose to Wait List. For 2 semester courses, we will open additional slots as teachers are secured. For 1 semester courses, if the first session is full, students may be offered space in second semester.

Courses will be confirmed by May 15th. Courses not meeting minimum enrollment may be cancelled.


All students wishing to take Health will be accommodated in either 1st or 2nd semester. You may Wait List if your preferred session is not available.

MBX will not be offering a separate Online Health class for 2020. All students will be enrolled in Distance Learning Health class during 1st or 2nd session. Health students must be available for a daily one hour video conference. During registration, students will be asked to indicate a first and a second choice time for this daily conference. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. All students will be asked to complete daily assignments. Students who are not available for a daily video conference will be asked to communicate via email with an instructor on a daily basis, Monday – Thursday.

Health class will be graded Pass/Fail and include a required community service component.


Terms of Service and Refund Policy

MBX is committed to offering all students summer course options for both remediation and initial credit in a rigorous and student-centered environment. Registration is complete when an account is created, a course is requested, registration is confirmed, and tuition is paid in full. Tuition must be paid in full by June 1, 2020 or enrollment will be cancelled.

Full refunds of tuition and fees are granted if a course is canceled by MBX or if a withdrawal is requested prior to June 1, 2020. Partial Refunds (60%) are granted if the course, including a review (remedial) class, is dropped by the student before the first day of class. This requires WRITTEN notification of the intent to drop/withdraw signed by the parent and received no later than noon on the first day of class. No refunds of either tuition or fees will be issued after the first day of class. Please note that if a student withdraws from a Flex class of 2 or more students. The remaining students will be responsible for the higher tuition if the partner is not replaced. For CHIP classes, a refund will be granted prior to the start of the class less a $25 fee. For athletic classes, full refunds will be granted prior to June 15. Refunds after June 15 will be granted less a $25 fee. Athletic refunds will not be granted after June 15, unless the class is cancelled by MBX including due to COVID-19 regulations, in which case full refunds will be issued.

As a private entity and non-profit organization, we are not bound to public education practices. MBX summer school classes are not required for Mira Costa graduation or matriculation. We strive to offer equity and access for all students to courses that will support secondary planning goals. Classes are held at Mira Costa High School. However, our policies and expectations are separate and distinct from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Questions or concerns should be directed to our administrative team.

Student Code of Conduct for Distance Learning Sessions

A safe and positive learning environment will be maintained in all digital classroom settings (i.e. Zoom, Google Meet) at all times. Students are expected to respect the personal rights of their peers and to abide by the expectation of MBX instructors, administrators and staff.

Distance Learning Guidelines

  • Follow all MBX distance learning guidelines during live sessions:
    • Full name displayed
    • School appropriate profile picture / background
    • Login via MBX Google Email
  • Be on time for your scheduled session and stay until dismissed.
  • Submit work through the teacher’s specified learning platform by the expected due dates.
  • Have the maturity and motivation to work independently.
  • Use time wisely, be organized, self-directed, and flexible.
  • Be willing to put in the time, read texts carefully, and actively participate in virtual class activities
  • Check communications frequently and discuss any concerns and questions with the teacher promptly

Tips for Successful Distance Learning

  • Confirm you have your usernames/passwords and know how to access the Distance Learning materials for your class.
  • Be sure to check-in for the first meeting early to troubleshoot problems before the class starts.
  • Read the course syllabus and confirm your meeting times for your class.
  • Tour the teacher’s distance learning platform to become familiar with where to find and submit assignments and activities – click on the links and read the content.
  • If you have a question or concern, contact your teacher.
  • Set up your learning space to be free from distractions. (i.e., phones)
  • Ask for help when you need it.

Students are expected to practice integrity. Cheating or dishonesty will not be tolerated.

Student – Teacher Progressive Discipline

In an effort to provide a safe learning environment with consistent and fair practices in our abbreviated schedule we have developed the following practice for students with behavior concerns:

  1. Warning to student
  2. Student -Teacher conference with parent follow up
  3. Contact an MBX administrator and tardy assigned

Program Changes

You may request a course change by completing and filing a Course Change Form on or before noon on the third day of the semester. The instructor of the class you are dropping must authorize the Course Change via email (if the class is already in process), as must the student’s parent. Completed forms are to be submitted to . Note: Change of Course Fee: $25.00 per session)


Only students entering grades 9 – 12 in the fall may take courses for academic credit.

The academic requirements and policies of the MBX Summer School Program are presented on this website. Please review them carefully. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING AND COMPLYING WITH THESE REGULATIONS.

ACCELERATED PROGRAM: One day of class is equivalent to a week of classes during the regular school year. Failure to attend class regularly jeopardizes your chances for academic success.

TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS: Teacher assignments will be emailed on the Friday prior to the first day of class. Teacher change requests will not be granted.

MBX provides a high-quality, rigorous program for initial credit as well as remediation. A full year course curriculum is condensed to 24 days and a semester course curriculum is completed in 12 days. Attendance is critical not only for success, it is required for course credit.

Attendance and Tardy Policies

  • Two Absences Per Semester:
    • An absence is defined as missing ONE online meeting session
      • Traditional classes have TWO meeting sessions daily
      • Health has ONE meeting session daily
  • Online Tardy Policy:
    • More than 15 minutes late (or miss a short session) counts as an absence
    • Four tardies (more than 5 minutes) counts as an absence
      • Teachers will document all infractions and communicate with families early shall a negative pattern emerge 
  • Last Day Policy: The last day of each semester is a mandatory day, meaning all students must attend (7/2 and 7/23) 
  • More than 2 absences in a semester: Students will be dropped from the course with be given no credit and no refund
  • Last Day Absence: Students who miss the last online session of either Semester 1 or 2 will be given no credit and no refund

*Missing live communications, Q&As and feedback sessions can result in a disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials, especially during distance learning.

Attendance Policy – Athletic

Athletics may be taken with or without credit. Athletic activities taken for credit earn 5 high school PE credits. To obtain credit for the semester you may not have more than one absence from an assigned workout.  If more than one day absence is anticipated, please inform the activity coach and no credit will be awarded.

Course Credit (Academic)

MBX is a WASC accredited supplemental education program.  All MBX academic courses are accepted for credit on Mira Costa High School transcripts.

Each semester course is equivalent to 5 high school credits. Successful completion of yearlong courses earns 10 high school credits.

All MBX academic courses are eligible for UC/CSU approval and meet A-G subject requirements once placed on the Mira Costa transcript through Principal Certification.

If you attend a high school other than Mira Costa, you are responsible for ensuring that your grade will be accepted on your home school transcript and will subsequently meet the A-G subject requirement.


Students will be required to have WIFI and a device such as a laptop, chrome book or notebook computer (a cell phone will not be sufficient). Curriculum will be accessed online. If this presents a hardship for your family, please reach out to Kathy Duffy ().

Homework should be purposeful and related to the subject studied. It is intended primarily to give the student added practice in acquiring skills, insights, and understanding in a particular area of learning. Nightly homework requirements vary among classes and teachers. If a teacher does not provide a specific assignment, it is expected that students read, study or review for the class each night.

Make Up Exams
If you miss an exam or other required course work during the summer session because of absence, you may make up the exam or assignment within one day of returning to school. Arrangements to complete make-up work are your responsibility and must be made directly with your instructor. All work must be completed by the last day of classes (1:30 PM on 07/23/2019). There are no make-up days for final exams, nor may they be taken early. Instructors may not authorize exceptions to this rule. Any extenuating circumstances will be handled by the principal, no later than the last day of class.

Grade Reports

Grades in courses taken at MBX are automatically placed on the Mira Costa transcripts for Mira Costa students. Any student who does not wish to have his/her grade on their Mira Costa High School transcript must ask their parent to request this by Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm by emailing .

If you are not a full time Mira Costa High School student, please email to request a transcript. Please email the student name, school name and address for the sealed transcript to be sent.

Grade discrepancies must be reported immediately to the Summer School Principal. The appeal or challenge deadline for disputed grades is forty five days after the closing of classes. No changes, adjustments or corrections will be made after that date.


You may not enroll in a course for which you do not have the prerequisite or its equivalent. Prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions. Instructors may not waive prerequisites within a department sequence and accept students into the next level. Please note the differentiation between original credit courses and review courses. Review courses require that the course has already ben taken during the regular school year. Original credit courses have a prerequisite noted if applicable. Since the Summer School does not have access to the student’s grades, please ensure that the course prerequisite is met or consult your educational advisor.

Note: Certain Activities/Physical Fitness courses have tryouts. These are listed in the various course descriptions if available.

Withdrawal from a Course

If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must secure a Withdrawal form from the Summer School office or fill out the Withdrawal form online, and obtain the appropriate approval via email (student, instructor, parents).


Need based scholarships are available for academic classes. Please consult your MCHS school counselor for more information.

Still have questions? Summer School Q&A may have answers.

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