MBX Flex Summer School
MBX Flex is “flexible schedule” courses allowing students to create a summer school plan that works for them and their own unique learning style. Students will meet with credentialed teachers in a personalized learning environment with a blend of face-to-face (via video conference) and online coursework. Students will “meet” with teachers for 20, 2-hour or 3-hour sessions for 2 semester courses (science and art courses meet for 3-hour sessions) and 10, 2-hour block sessions for 1 semester classes, plus proctored tests, with the option of 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3 teacher/student ratios. While these sessions are set aside for face-to-face video conference, your student and your student’s teacher will determine the length of time needed for meetings on a daily basis, with, at minimum, a check-in with the teacher during each scheduled session.
While schedules are flexible and intended to meet your needs, MBX Flex is a condensed and rigorous academic curriculum. Students are expected to complete work outside of the scheduled sessions and come prepared for each session. Students electing 1:2 or 1:3 ratios must follow identical schedules and be academically compatible. It is the responsibility of the student to find partners for 1:2 and 1:3 ratios. MBX will keep a list of students requesting partners, however, will not take responsibility for confirming or matching compatible partners. Students who do not have partners must register for 1:1 ratio course. If a partner is confirmed, students will be moved to the appropriate ratio course.
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirements
All MBX academic courses are accepted for credit on Mira Costa High School transcripts, with 5 credits awarded per semester class. A 2 semester class will receive 10 credits.
All MBX 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.
- Algebra 1 – 1 or 2 semesters for remediation only (1:1)
- Algebra 2 – 1 or 2 semesters for remediation only (1:1)
- American Government – 1 semester
- Art – 2 semesters
- Biology – 2 semesters – 3 hour sessions
- Chemistry – 2 semesters – 3 hour sessions
- Economics – 1 semester
- Geometry – 2 semesters
- Modern World History – 2 semesters
- Pre-Calculus – 2 semesters
- Spanish 1 – 2 semesters
- Spanish 2 – 1 or 2 semesters for remediation only (1:1)
- Spanish 3 – 2 semesters
- US History – 2 semesters
Dates and Times – 2021
Flexibility is key. Students can begin courses any day of the following weeks:
- June 21
- June 28
- July 5
- July 12
Students meet via video conference with their instructor for a minimum of 20, 2-hour sessions. Science and art will meet for 3-hour sessions. While vacations can be accommodated, typically sessions will be scheduled 5 days per week or 4 days per week. In addition to these sessions, students have proctored tests and outside course projects and homework. All homework must be completed prior to the next scheduled session in order to advance to the next lesson. Students in 1:2 and 1:3 ratios must advance at the same pace. Failure to maintain the same schedule and advancement may require additional session costs to ensure completion of course. Students should be aware that Flex delivers a very rigorous, condensed curriculum. Students will be expected to complete at least 2 or more hours of additional work outside of class between sessions. Students are advised against enrolling in more than one two-semester Flex course.
Students meet with their instructor using the following session times, scheduled in advance, to accommodate teacher/student availability:
- 8 am – 10 am
- 10 am – 12 pm
- 1 pm – 3 pm
- 3 pm – 5 pm
- 5 pm – 7 pm
Biology, Chemistry and Art session times:
- 8 am – 11 am
- 11 am – 2 pm
- 2 pm – 5 pm
Classes will be held remotely via video conference. Note all session times are not available for all courses.
Teacher assignments will be emailed on the Friday prior to the start of classes.
Tuition and Policies (Information is for 2020, 2021 TBD)
2 Semester Courses
1:1 Teacher/Student Ratio: $4,800 ($5,000 for science)
1:2 Teacher/Student Ratio: $2,500 ($2,600 for science)
1:3 Teacher/Student Ratio: $1,700 ($1,800 for science)
1 Semester Courses
1:1 Teacher/Student Ratio: $2,400 ($2,500 for science)
1:2 Teacher/Student Ratio: $1,250 ($1,300 for science)
1:3 Teacher/Student Ratio: $850 ($950 for science)
Tuition is per student and covers approximately 20, 2-hour or 3-hour sessions (science courses meet for 3-hour sessions) for a 2 semester course and 10, 2-hour sessions for a 1 semester course, additional tutoring sessions as needed, and proctored tests.
Students are allowed schedule changes with 24-hour notice.
If students are absent without 24-hour notice, or do not complete outside coursework for class, then 1 reschedule is allowed per semester. Additional rescheduled classes will be charged $225 per class.
All coursework must be completed by 8/7 in order for grades to be eligible for high school transcripts.
Registration (2021 TBD)
Registration for all Flex classes is open now.
Registration for Flex classes closes on 6/12 at 3pm. Please reach out to to inquire on course availability.
Deposit of $1,000 (2 Semester course) or $500 (1 Semester course) required with registration, with balance due by June 1 or upon confirmation of schedule.
Students selecting 1:2 and 1:3 ratio will be asked to indicate partner students during registration. All partner students must register and pay deposit in order for registration to be considered complete. It is the responsibility of the student to find partners for 1:2 and 1:3 ratios. Students in 1:2 and 1:3 ratios must advance at the same pace. Failure to maintain the same schedule and advancement may require additional session costs to ensure completion of course. MBX will keep a list of students requesting partners, however, will not take responsibility for confirming or matching compatible partners. Students who do not have partners must register for 1:1 ratio course. If a partner is confirmed, students will be moved to the appropriate ratio course.
Enrollment is limited. If your desired course is full, please sign up for the Wait List. MBX will open additional slots pending instructor availability.
Full refunds are available prior to 6/1. Balance of tuition is due 6/1 or upon email confirmation of schedule. After 6/1, partial refunds will be granted for 60% of tuition ($2,880 for 1:1 ratio class). Refunds are not available after course begins.
MBX will contact registrants by email to determine session schedule and confirm enrollment.
First Day of Class
Students will receive an email from their teacher with instructions for the start of class. Curriculum will be accessed online. If your student does not have a laptop or notebook, please let us know.
Scholarships are not available for MBX Flex courses at this time.