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 (IN PERSON) and online coursework. Students will meet with teachers for 20, 2-hour or 24, 3-hour sessions for 2 semester courses (science classes meet for 24, 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. We also offer 1:4 ratio classes in World History, US History, Government and Economics.
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 more ratios must follow identical schedules and be academically compatible. It is the responsibility of the student to find partners for 1:2 and higher 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 may register in anticipation of finding a partner. However, if no partner is found, they will be withdrawn from the class, refunded the tuition less 10% administration fee. Alternatively, you may request to be put on a list for a partner by emailing Jennifer Williams (). MBX will not guarantee a compatible partner will be found.
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 or 1:2)
- Algebra 2 – 1 or 2 semesters for remediation only (1:1 or 1:2)
- American Government – 1 semester
- Biology – 2 semesters – 3 hour sessions
- Chemistry – 2 semesters – 3 hour sessions
- Economics – 1 semester
- Geometry – 2 semesters
- Modern World History – 2 semesters
- Spanish 1 – 2 semesters
- Spanish 2 – 1 or 2 semesters for remediation only (1:1 or 1:2)
- 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 (non-science and 1 semester only)
- July 12 (non-science and 1 semester only)
- July 26 (1 semester only)
While vacations can be accommodated, sessions will be pre-scheduled. Students may schedule up to 5 sessions per week (Monday – Friday). Students enrolled in Science classes may schedule no more than 4 sessions per week. In addition to scheduled 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 higher 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 IN PERSON with their instructor using the following session times, scheduled in advance, to accommodate teacher/student availability:
- 8 am – 10 am
- 10:30 am –12:30 pm
- 1 pm – 3 pm
- 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Biology and Chemistry session times:
- 8 am – 11 am
- 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
- 3 pm – 6 pm
Once you have registered for a class, be sure to complete this questionnaire to request a schedule:
Sessions will be held IN PERSON, pending LA County COVID regulations. 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
2 Semester Courses
1:1 Teacher/Student Ratio: $5,000 ($5,500 for science)
1:2 Teacher/Student Ratio: $2,650 ($2,850 for science)
1:3 Teacher/Student Ratio: $1,800 ($1,950 for science)
1 Semester Courses
1:1 Teacher/Student Ratio: $2,500 ($2,750 for science)
1:2 Teacher/Student Ratio: $1,325 ($1,425 for science)
1:3 Teacher/Student Ratio: $900 ($975 for science)
Tuition is per student and covers approximately 20, 2-hour or 24, 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 8/6 in order for grades to be eligible for high school transcripts.
Registration Now Open for all FLEX classes
If your desired course is full, please request to be added to the wait list by clicking the link below.
Tuition is due at registration.
During registration, you will be directed to complete a survey indicating your requested schedule and partners for 1:2 ratio courses and higher. All partners must request the same schedule.
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.
Full refunds are available prior to 6/1 less 10% administration fee. After 6/1, partial refunds will be granted for 60% of tuition. Refunds are not available after the first day of a course.
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.