High School Academic Courses
Courses are designed for students from any school, entering grades 9 – 12.
Why spend the summer in class? Students value the ability to delve deeply into one content area without other demands on their schedule. For-credit classes help students advance in a subject area or fulfill a graduation requirement in order to free up space in their school-year schedule. And rising juniors and seniors can get a jump on the college application process with classes for the SAT, ACT, and college essay-writing.
Prerequisites are required for some for-credit courses.
Financial aid is available. The financial aid application is included as an option in our online registration process.
Vaccinations are required for all students attending programs on campus in summer 2022, unless a health or religious exemption has been granted. To learn more, please visit our Health and Safety Expectations for Summer School Programs Families page.
Important Dates for 2022
Monday, Feb. 14 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens for current Lakeside students, Downtown School students, and children of alumni.
Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens to the public.
Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, July 29: Six-week for-credit academic courses run. See course listings for dates of three-week for-credit academic courses and not-for-credit courses.
Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4 are both federal holidays, and the Lakeside campus will be closed for those days. We will run for-credit courses for one extra hour (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) for the rest of the days during those weeks (June 21-June 24 and July 5- July 8) to make up the instructional time.
Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. You may choose to apply for aid during the registration process. Lakeside Families: During the registration process, you may choose to use the financial aid information already on file with Lakeside.
Bus Service: We will offer one bus route (Bus 992) this summer through Metro. Students taking this custom bus will be issued Orca cards for the duration of their program. The summer route will pick up students from several hubs on the East side, and additionally it will stop at Northgate light rail station. Families may sign up for bus service during registration. The cost is $75/week, and financial aid is available.
The Global Online Academy has launched a catalog of summer courses. These classes are only available to students currently attending GOA member schools. Grades will appear on your Lakeside transcript. For more information, and to see what classes are offered, visit: globalonlineacademy.org/summer-courses.