MBX Summer School

2024 MBX Summer School Dates

STARTS Monday, June 17 – Thursday, July 25, 2024*
*See below for specific dates due to holidays:

Semester 1: Monday, June 17 – Friday, July 3

Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, June 17, 18 and 20, 21

Monday to Friday, June 24 – June 28

Monday to Wednesday, July 1 – July 3

Semester 2: Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 25

Monday to Thursday, July 8–11

Monday to Thursday, July 15 – 18

Monday to Thursday, July 22 – 25

Academic courses –  TBD

Semester 1 and Year-long Classroom and Teacher assignments will be posted in Aeries the Friday prior to the first day of class. Teacher change requests will not be granted.

Athletics/Activities TBD

MBX 2023 Summer School Flyer.


Table of contents for this page:

  • Summer school dates
  • Summer school registration dates – see Registration Tab for registration information
  • Types of classes
  • Tuition
  • Academic course credit
  • Technology
  • Homework
  • Make-up exams
  • Grade reports
  • Prerequisites
  • Scholarships
  • Waivers/Attendance Policy/Refund Policy/Terms of Service, etc.

2023 MBX Summer School

Questions? Please review the MBX 2023 Summer School Meeting Presentation – March 7, 2023

  • Online Learning (self-paced)
  • Traditional In Person (8:30am to 2pm)
  • Small Group In Person (8:30am to 10:30am or 11:00am to 1:00pm)

2023 Registration Dates – 2024 TBD

Registration Date for Academic Classes – Tuesday, March 14 at 9:00am for all students.
Registration Date for Athletics – Thursday, April 20 at 9:00am

Types of classes offered: 

  • Traditional In Person – Students meet on the MCHS campus, 8:30am – 2:00pm
  • Online learning – asynchronous, self paced online learning – MBX Foundation has partnered with Online Learning Courseware to provide a robust course list, consisting of standards-aligned, interactive, media-rich course, which is personalized, engaging, yet rigorous. These classes are self-paced and students can work on anytime. Each semester must be completed on or before the last day of each semester.
    Each semester is approximately 60 hours of coursework, which is approximately 4 lessons a day for 12 days. The online work is flexible, so students can work ahead and finish earlier if they would like.
    ** The administrator of the program will reach out to each student weekly, help students get started and be available to help students if needed via zoom.

  • Small Group In Person – minimum of four students. Students will meet with the teacher for two hours daily from 8:30 am to 10:30 am  or 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In addition to the 2 hours a day, there will be three or more hours of asynchronous learning. Registration will end May 12 at 11:30pm.


Student athletes meet in cohorts on the Mira Costa campus. (Athletic activities are subject to LA County COVID guidelines) Note athletics may have a different schedule from academic summer school due to CIF rules.

2023 Tuition

Traditional In Person

  • 1 semester course: $375 (biology, chemistry, physics $400 for 2 semesters, art $500, includes supplies)
  • 2 semester course: $750 (biology, chemistry, physics $800 for 2 semesters, art $1000, includes supplies)

          Online learning 

  • 1 semester course: $375
  • 2 semester course: $750

*Note some courses are priced slightly higher due to smaller class sizes and/or supplies fees.

         Small Group In Person 

  • 1 semester course: $900 (chemistry $1350)
  • 2 semester course: $1800 (chemistry $2700)


  • Athletic class: $375/$450 golf
  • Alternating Athletic class: $425
    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.

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  for Mira Costa students.

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 a transcript through Principal Certification (As described by UC Admissions)

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). If you do not have one, you may borrow a Chrome Book from MBX. Please reach out to Kathy Duffy () for more information.


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 (2PM on 07/27/2023). 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 August 4, 2023 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 been 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.


Need based scholarships are available for traditional in person and distance learning academic classes. Please consult your MCHS school counselor for more information.


2023 MBX Summer School Policies, Waivers and Releases 

Privacy and Security Policy

Please read this document and make sure you understand it. It explains our commitment to protecting the privacy and security of the information gathered by MBX Foundation Summer School’s enrollment system, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. By continuing to use this system, you will be deemed to have accepted our Privacy Policy.

We are deeply committed to maintaining the privacy of your family’s personal information. We are committed to taking appropriate measures to maintain the privacy of the information you submit to us. We will not sell or rent your information to anyone or let anyone use it except if you have authorized its use. We are especially sensitive to the need to protect information concerning children. Protecting the identity and privacy of children is an important undertaking and a high priority for the MBX Foundation Summer School. Only those MBX Foundation Summer School employees and consultants who need the information provided to the database to perform their job responsibilities are authorized to have access to your stored information.

We at MBX Foundation Summer School understand that the information you share in the online enrollment database is of the highest value to you and must be secure at all times. We protect your information when it is received by and sent from our database by encrypting the data. In addition to the system architecture and network design features in place, we also control physical access to your information. A significant component of the security measures in place to protect your information is the use of passwords. Password protection is a crucial responsibility of each subscriber and user. Never give anyone your password. Be cautious if you grant others access to your account. Your data security can be only as good as your use and care of your password and your access rights to the MBX Foundation Summer School online enrollment system.

You affirm that all information you will enter is true to the best of your knowledge.

Attendance Policy

MBX Summer School classes are CONDENSED, which means the classes are RIGOROUS. A two-semester class (180 days during a school year) is taught in 24 days. Because of this, MBX allows for no more than one day absence per semester class (3 week session), or two days for a two semester class (6 week session). There are no excused absences. This policy applies to in person traditional, small group, distance learning class and athletic meetings. For athletics, students cannot miss more than one day to receive grade if the class is for credit.  STUDENTS MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE THE LAST DAY OF EACH SEMESTER. Friday, July 7 and Thursday, July 27, 2023.

***FINAL DAY: The final may not be taken early and instructors may not authorize exceptions.

I accept this policy. If I am completing this as the parent/guardian of a student, I have shared this policy with the student and I accept on their behalf.

Summer School Medical Release (In Person, Small Group and Athletics Only)

In the event I cannot be reached, permission is hereby given for the physician or designated hospital to provide emergency care of my child should serious illness/injury occur during school hours. I also authorize the principal or his/her designee (acting in representation for MBX Summer School) to offer consent to medical attention by calling 911 and/or to offer consent as needed. Medical permission acceptance: I give my consent.

Summer School Student Code of Conduct

A safe and positive learning environment will be maintained 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. Students are expected to practice integrity. Cheating or dishonesty will not be tolerated.

Students must remain on campus during their summer school class. This includes any breaks during the summer school day.

No alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are allowed on campus. In the event of misconduct for the following offenses, students will be withdrawn and expelled from the MBX summer program and tuition will not be refunded:

1- Possession of any illegal substance by a minor

2- Sale of any illegal substance to or by a minor

3- Use of illegal products for minors on campus

4- Distribution of illegal products to or by minors on campus

5- Inappropriate, derogatory or offensive use of technology or educational platforms

6 – Verbal or physical assault of a student or staff member

7 – Possession of a weapon

Additionally, students found guilty of the above will be subject to citing by the Manhattan Beach Police Department School Resource Officer.

Summer School Students with Special Needs

MBX Foundation receives no Federal, California state, or MBUSD funding and operates solely using tuition paid. We make every effort to provide accommodations as outlined in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and in accordance with state law, we will always uphold all 504 Accommodation Plans when provided to us. If your student has a 504 Plan or IEP, please submit a copy of your student’s plan via email to or mail to P O Box 1585, Manhattan Beach 90267. Once we receive the documentation, we will provide a copy to your student’s teacher(s). Please note that summer school IS NOT required for graduation. MBX Foundation, as a private placement, is not bound by IDEA law to provide special education services.

Summer School 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.

Full refunds of tuition and fees are granted if a course is canceled by MBX. If a withdrawal or course change is requested on or before Friday, May 12, 2023, full refunds will be granted. After Friday, May 12, 2023, partial refunds (60%) are granted if the course, including a remediation class, is dropped by the student before the first day of class. This requires completing the withdrawal form, 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.

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. In person classes are held at Mira Costa High School. However, our policies and expectations are separate and distinct from the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.

I accept this policy. If I am completing this as the parent/guardian of a student, I have shared this policy with the student and I accept on their behalf.

IN ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, I voluntarily agree to assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any and all injury, illness, disability, loss or damage to persons or property, expenses and/or death to myself, to the fullest extent permitted by law.  I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge and hold harmless MBX Foundation, its Board of Directors, officers, employees, officials, agents, volunteers, employees, participants, other attendees, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the Programs (“RELEASEES”), with respect to any and all injury, illness, disability, loss or damage to persons or property, expenses and/or death arising out of or relating to COVID-19 or any other Infectious Disease.  I understand this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions or negligence of the RELEASEES, and whether an infection from COVID-19 or other Infectious Disease occurs before, during or after my attendance at any MBX Programs.  The terms hereof shall serve as a release and assumption of risk for my heirs, estate, executor, administrator, assignees, next of kin and all members of my family, including but not limited to any minor children for whom I have the capacity to contract.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have accepted this Waiver and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement as the Attendee specified in this registration.


This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this attendee, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver and release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and attendance at MBX Programs and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against Infectious Diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse/partner and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the RELEASEES, and myself, my spouse/partner, and child/ward do release and agree to hold harmless the RELEASEES for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or attendance at the MBX Programs as provided herein above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have accepted this Waiver and Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement as parent/guardian of the child specified in this registration.


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