Santa Margarita offers blended online academic classes with the same curriculum content as our traditional classroom courses. These classes meet on campus approximately three times a week, and the rest of the course material is covered in an online format. Approximately 1 week of material is covered each day during Summer School. Please note that you will need to spend approximately 4 hours each day, if not more, on the course material to keep up.
Please note that our ability to run a course is subject to enrollment levels, and final enrollment is typically not confirmed until the week before Summer School begins. Any registration fees for courses that do not end up running will be refunded.
***Students may not take more than one class per session, without approval from the summer school office.
CONDUCT: SMCHS students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Respect for teachers and peers, cooperation with all school personnel, and a positive attitude are the qualities of a Santa Margarita Catholic High School student. Conduct codes will be enforced as outlined in the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Parent Student Handbook. Failure to uphold conduct codes will result in disciplinary actions as outlined in the Santa Margarita Catholic High School Parent Student Handbook.
CLASS ATTENDANCE & TARDIES: Face-to-face meeting time is minimal; therefore it is very important that you are in attendance and on time when face to face meetings are called. This means that should you miss a scheduled meeting day during summer school you must speak with your instructor immediately to arrange for a make-up. Approximately 1 week of material is covered each day during summer school. Summer school online courses are very intensive courses. The Learning Portal is your classroom and you will need to spend approximately 4 hours a day, if not more, on the course to keep up.
SUMMER SCHOOL DRESS CODE: The regular school uniforms are not required for summer school. Students are, however, required to dress modestly for summer school when asked to be on campus for any face to face meeting.
Guidelines for Summer School Dress: Clothing which expresses alcohol, sex, sexual orientation, racial and/or drug motifs is not permitted. Half-shirts, tank-tops, spaghetti-strap sun dresses, miniskirts, tube-tops, bare midriffs and backs, oversized and baggy clothing, hats, bare feet, and sleeveless tee-shirts are not permitted. Shorts must have at least a six inch inseam. At no time may sweat suits be worn. Earrings on boys are not permitted. Socks and shoes must be worn according to the uniform dress code regulations. Students who go beyond the school’s idea of appropriate dress will be suspended/denied entry and sent home to change clothes.
Clothing must NOT be baggy, oversized or torn, and must be void of inappropriate graphic designs.
Students may wear walking shorts at appropriate length or long pants
Students may wear jean pants as long as they are in good condition (no holes, rips, tears or cutoffs)
Tennis shoes/sneakers/athletic shoes must be closed heel and toe (no platform shore, sandals or flip flops allowed
Hair must be neat and clean, Extreme or faddish styles/colors are not permitted
Boys’ hair may extend to mid-ear on sides, above the eyebrow in front and above the collar in back.
Boys’ must be clean shaven.
The following items may NOT be worn:
No flip flops or sandals
No short shorts
No low rider pants
No Spaghetti strap tops
Dress code points will be assigned for each violation of the Dress Code as follows when attending face to face meetings:
1 Point for each Dress Code violation 3 Dress Code points = withdrawal from summer school.
The Director of Summer School reserves the right to make the final decision regarding any attendance, discipline or dress code issue not considered appropriate for Santa Margarita Catholic High School. A student who exceeds the limit of either attendance, tardies or dress code points may be dismissed by the Director of Summer School.
Students are required to remediate all failing grades in order to graduate. Students who have received a "D" are encouraged to remediate this grade. Students are only permitted to remediate "D" and "F" grades.
Students who have multiple grades that need to be remediated per session should consult their counselor to discuss remediation options.
Do not return physical textbooks for courses you are remediating to Follett during book returns in May. If you are remediating a class that uses an eBook, your credentials will still allow you access to the resource during summer school.
Advancement & Enrichment Courses
SMCHS offers a limited number of advancement and enrichment courses. These courses are designed to bridge the gap between academic and honors courses. Teacher and counselor approval is required to enroll.
Students who would like to take AP Calculus AB in the fall and have completed pre-calculus with at least a 95% both semesters are eligible to take this course. This is an online, self-paced course. Students must successfully complete the Bridge to Calculus course in order to enroll in AP Calculus AB in the fall.
Approval from Dr. Cozean is required to participate in the course.
This course is designed to strengthen algebra skills for students who took academic algebra who would like to progress to Precalculus Honors or Math SL IB in the fall.
Bridge to Calculus is offered as an independent study course that runs the entire length of the summer. Students will need to successfully complete the course prior to enrolling in Precalculus Honors or Math SL IB in the fall.
Summer School health is offered in an online blended format. Students will only meet in class on the first day for orientation and the last day to take the in-class final, all other course work will be conducted online.
This class includes an intensive online component and can be especially challenging for incoming freshman who have not yet been exposed to our Learning Portal.
P.E. is open to current SM students and incoming freshman who are not participating in an after school sport to complete their P.E. graduation requirement.
introduces new strategies and improve upon the executive functioning skills necessary for success in high school, college, and beyond.
With an emphasis on planning, organization, initiation, self and task management, working memory, inhibition, and beyond, the goal of the class is to teach strategies and techniques that will provide additional tools so the students can be more effective and efficient learners.
Through the acquisition of these new skills, students can feel empowered and better prepared to manage demanding academic school work while being able to focus their effort and show what they know.