Summer School Policies

Enrollment/Payment Policies

Space is limited, and students are placed in class on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes with multiple sections offered are assigned on a random basis. Total tuition is due with the application, payable by credit card online or by check with mailed in applications. Class, teachers and room confirmations will be e-mailed the week of June 5. Students will not be considered enrolled until ALL components of the registration package are COMPLETE.  Ensure the following:

  1. Read the pre-requisites for course which are listed on the enrollment form.
  2. Enrollment Form is completely filled out and signed.
  3. Both parent and student have read these Summer School Policies and the Summer School Conduct Contract/Technology Use Agreement. Signing the Enrollment Form acknowledges that parents and students have read and agree to abide by these policies.
  4. Tuition payment is made by credit card or check, made out to LCFEF Summer School. (note that the convenience fee for credit card transactions is non-refundable). Enrollment will not be processed and checks will not be cashed until all materials have been received. Your cancelled check will be your receipt. Note: Summer School tuition is NOT considered a tax deductible contribution.
  5. Completed paper enrollment forms and tuition checks may be mailed to the LCFEF Office in early 2023.  Only online registration or mail in applications are accepted.  Those with questions about enrollment can email or call LCFEF Summer School at 818-952-8070.


Maximum Class Size Policy

LCFEF Summer School strives to keep class sections between 20-25 students with the exception of PE.

Financial Aid Policy

Limited funds are available for financial aid. Requests for financial aid should be made directly to the LCFEF Summer School via email to Documentation verifying financial need will be required. Determination of eligibility will be at the sole discretion of the LCFEF Summer School committee. Financial Aid requests must be submitted no later than May 1, 2023.

Refund Policy

Tuition, minus a $100.00 handling fee, will be returned for any reason, providing the request is made prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023. Requests may be made via e-mail to  The LCFEF Summer School Committee  will consider a 50% refund (minus the $100.00 handling fee) for a verified death in the family, or a verified student illness (doctor’s note required) which precludes a student from attending or continuing Summer School, providing the request is made prior to the first day of summer school.  NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE GIVEN OR CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THIS POLICY.

Returned Check Policy

Returned checks will be subject to a $50.00 fee and enrollment will not be processed until the check clears the bank and the fee is paid.

Credit Policy

All credit courses offered have been approved by the La Cañada High School principal(s) who verified that they 1) meet University of California A-G course requirements and 2) will be accepted for credit at LCHS and/or LCHS 7/8. Non-La Cañada High School students should verify with their schools as soon as possible that these courses will be accepted for credit. Out of district students must return the Credit Verification form within 10 days of registration or on the first day of classes, whichever comes first.

Attendance Policy for Credit Courses

There are no excused absences in Summer School courses that provide credit. When enrolled in a full year course, students are not allowed more than three (3) days of absence and no more than two (2) days may be in any one semester. For semester classes students are not allowed more than one and a half days (1.5) of absence in each  semester. Students who exceed these absences will be dropped from the class.

Two tardies constitute one half-day absence. If a student is not in their seat when the bell rings, the student will be considered tardy. It is possible to receive more than one tardy per day (at the beginning of school and/or after breaks). If a student is more than fifteen (15) minutes late to class, the student will be considered absent one half-day.

Grades, Transcripts And Final Exam Policy

Weekly progress reports will be emailed to all students and parents.

NO early finals will be approved.



La Cañada Unified School District Students

Grades will be electronically transferred to La Cañada High School unless the student and parent complete a Do Not Report Grade Form to withhold the transfer of the grade. A student enrolled only in 1st Semester must submit the form by June 30, 2023. Students taking a yearlong course or enrolled only in 2nd Semester must submit the form by July 21, 2023. Forms are available here or by emailing, and must be returned to the LCFEF Summer School office or by email to


Non La Cañada Unified School District Students

In order for a grade to be transferred to the home school, the student and parent must complete a Credit Verification Form and a Transcript Request Form. The Credit Verification Form ensures that the student’s home school/district will accept the LCFEF Summer School course for credit. The Transcript Request Form provides us with the name and address of the student’s home school and allows us to send them an official transcript at the end of the LCFEF Summer School term. Both of these forms must be completed within 10 days of submitting the registration materials to LCFEF Summer School or before the first day of Summer School, whichever comes first. Upon enrollment, if a non-LCUSD does not want to receive credit for their LCFEF Summer School course, they may complete the Credit Voluntary Waiver Form in lieu of the Credit Verification and Transcript Request forms. A non-LCUSD student who determines during or at the end of their course that they do not want their grade reported to their home school needs to complete a Do Not Report Grade Form and both the student and parent must sign it. A student enrolled only in 1st Semester must submit the form by June 30, 2023. Students taking a yearlong course or enrolled only in 2nd Semester must submit the form by July 21, 2023 grade. Forms are available here or by emailing, and must be returned to the LCFEF Summer School office or by email to

Behavior Policy

All LCHS school rules will apply at all times during Summer School.  Students are expected to conduct themselves in a non-disruptive manner. Teachers will have the discretion to ask students to leave class if they are disruptive. Being asked to leave class will be considered an absence. If a student engages in behavior that would result in a school suspension during the regular academic year, the student will be dropped from the summer school program. No refund will be given. Student incidents of cheating will be handled on an individual basis but may result in expulsion from summer school with no refund or credit given.

Full Classes & Wait List Policies

When classes fill, students may join wait list until LCFEF Summer School finds another qualified teacher to offer another section of the course. At such time that another section can be offered, parents will be contacted and enrollment priority will proceed in order that students were added to the wait list. If a student is put on a wait list and tuition was paid by check, checks will not be processed until verbal or email confirmation is made that a parent would like to continue with enrollment after another section is opened.


LCFEF Summer School follows the LCHS Dress Code Policy. Students should at all times be dressed in appropriate school attire. Bathing suits, revealing clothing and bare feet are not permitted. Discretion of school personnel will prevail in determining appropriate summer school attire.

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