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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.

Important Dates for 2021

Feb. 22: Registration opens for Lakeside students, children of Lakeside alumni, and The Downtown School students. Non-Lakeside students must also complete an application for credited high school courses.

Feb. 26: Registration opens for all students. Non-Lakeside students must also complete an application for credited high school courses.

June 1: Registration closes and all payments due. Application for credited high school courses due for students not attending Lakeside.

July 5: In observance of the July 4th holiday, there will be no class on Monday, July 5th.  Courses will run 5 hours per day the week of July 5th to make up the lost classroom face 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. 

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:

Pay for Summer Program

Health and Safety Expectations for Summer School Programs

High School Academic Courses 2021 FAQ

Lakeside Summer School Programs plans to offer both in-person and remote high school academic courses in summer 2021. 

Any course updates will be shared on this webpage and directly with those registered. Lakeside is committed to student and employee safety and following public health guidelines. If for any reason the Summer School administration decides on-campus learning is no longer safe, courses will shift to remote learning.

2021 Remote Courses

2021 In-Person Courses


Tel: 206-440-2700