Summer School FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

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Does my student’s class really start on a Wednesday?

Yes. Please pay close attention to the start dates for each course. Many credit courses begin on Wednesday, June 10th. This was done to accommodate some public schools where the regular school year’s classes end on Tuesday, June 9th. Classes meet Monday through Friday (except July 3rd.)

Is my registration fee refundable?

No, the registration fee is not refundable. This is subject to the Director of Summer Programs’ discretion.

What is the drop/cancelation policy? Am I eligible for a refund?

Prior to the 1st day of classes: full tuition refund

6/10-6/12 (first Friday): 50 percent of tuition refunded

After 6/12: no refund

Students dismissed from a summer program are not eligible for a refund

What if I have already registered and I want to make changes to the classes that my student is registered for? Can I make changes online?

No. If you need to change or cancel a camp, please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org. We’ll contact you.

What if I have already registered and I want to make changes to my payment plan? Can I make changes online?

No. If you need to change or cancel a camp, please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org. We’ll contact you.

How do I make sure that transcripts are sent to my son/daughter’s school when the class is completed?

During the registration process, you are able to choose whether or not to have your son/daughter’s transcripts sent to his/her current school. If you chose to have transcripts sent, they are sent out on Thursday, July 23. Transcripts are not available prior to that time.

What do I do if I no longer wish to have transcripts sent to my son/daughter’s school?

If you wish to change your transcript status, please complete the form online at http://www.jesuithighschool.org/post/transcript-hold-request by July 22 at midnight.

My student has an IEP/504 plan. Can Jesuit accommodate?

Please upload the IEP/504 plan documentation (as a pdf) on the registration site under forms. We are able to offer some limited accommodations during summer school (ie. extended time on semester exams) on a case by case basis. Our summer credit classes are very fast paced. Teachers cover two to three weeks of course material each day. Please be sure to consult with your student’s academic counselor just to be sure that our program is a good fit for your student. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email with any questions. We are happy to help.

I have questions about my son/daughter’s academic performance in their class. Who should I contact?

Please contact your son/daughter’s teacher via email. The email address is available on the syllabus distributed to students on the first day of classes. Contact the summer school office at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org if you need assistance obtaining a teacher’s contact information.

My son/daughter received a JUG or detention. What if I have questions?

Please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org or call us at 916-482-6060 x 299. We are happy to answer any questions regarding this policy.

What do I do if my student is ill and will be absent?

Please call the attendance line to leave a voicemail at 916-480-2135. For security purposes, we cannot accept an email as an absence excuse. Also, please send a written note in with your students documenting the absence in with your student to the Dean’s Office before school on the morning they return to school.

What is the attendance policy?

For credit classes, students are only permitted to miss two class sessions. We highly discourage any absences. We cover approximately two to three weeks of course material each school day. Catching up on material after an absence can be extremely difficult and can negatively affect a student’s grade. If a student misses more than two classes, they may not receive credit for the course.

What if there are special circumstances regarding my son/daughter’s absence. Who do I contact?

Please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org or call 916-482-6060 x 299.

When does registration close for academic classes?

Registration is available for classes with open seats up to the first day of classes. If a class is closed, we will take names on the waiting list. Please check the registration page on the website for the most up-to-date information regarding closed classes and waiting lists.

I’ve missed the registration deadline for Summer School Academic Classes. Can I register late?

Late Registration is available for classes with open seats. Please check the registration page on the website for the most up-to-date information regarding closed classes and waiting lists.

I’ve already registered. When will I know if my son/daughter is confirmed in the class?

Class confirmations for students who register by May 1 will be sent out via email on May 3. It is not possible to confirm a students’ enrollment in a class prior to this date. It is highly recommended that Textbook orders be made as soon as students are confirmed in their class.

When is tuition due?

Tuition payments are due by May 30th. Tuition should be paid by credit card online by logging on to your summer school account at www.summeratjesuit.com.  

There are several payment options.

1.    Pay Deposit Only Now ($) and return to make Tuition Payment by 5/30/20

2.    Pay in Full Now ($)

3.    Pay Deposit Now ($) and one automatic payment for the balance ($) on 5/30/20

4.    Pay Deposit Now ($) and two equal automatic payments for the balance ($) on 4/30/20 and 5/30/20

If you chose an automatic payment schedule, your payment will be taken out automatically on April 30th and/or May 30th depending on the option you chose. Jesuit High School is not responsible for any fees or charges incurred as a result of an automatic payment.

Students can be denied class admission if tuition is unpaid.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid for the high school program is only available for Jesuit students. To apply, please contact us via email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org. We will send you an application. You should register your student for the class and only pay the mandatory registration fee.

I’ve already registered. When will I know if my son/daughter is confirmed in the class?

Class confirmations for students who register by May 1st will be sent out via email on May 3rd. It is not possible to confirm a students’ enrollment in a class prior to this date. It is highly recommended that Textbook orders be made as soon as students are confirmed in their class.

Do I have to wait until course confirmations are sent out to pay tuition?

No. If you did not choose an “automatic payment” plan, you will need to return to the summer school site and log into your summer school account to make the tuition balance payment by May 30. Feel free to pay the tuition any time before May 30. Refunds can be made available at the discretion of the Director of Summer Programs.

If I pay the tuition now, does it guarantee a spot in the class?

No. Jesuit Students have priority registration until May 1. At that time, the Jesuit students will be placed in their classes. Then, all other students will be placed in the order that they registered. We would prefer to expand the course offerings and add classes rather than turn any students away.

What are my student’s chances of getting into the class requested?

This question really does not have a good answer. We do our very best to accept all students while still maintaining good teacher/student ratios and high quality instruction. Over the past few years, we have not had to turn students away but each year is different. It really just depends on enrollment.

Where does my son/daughter go for class on the first day?

Student classroom assignments will be emailed out the week before classes begin and posted outside the Dean’s Office/Summer School Office on the first day of classes. Students should plan to arrive on campus 10- 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

My son/daughter drives. Do we need a parking pass? Where is the student parking lot?

Students do not need a parking permit to park during the summer session. The entrance to the student parking lot is located near O’Donnell Drive and Fair Oaks Blvd. (4660 Fair Oaks Blvd.) Gates are open at 7:00 a.m.

I am interested in carpooling. How do I get started?

During the registration process, families were able to choose to be added to the carpool listing. This list will be emailed out on May 15. Families can then identify and make contact with other families in their area to set up carpools.

What about the dress code?

We have a relaxed dress code during the summer. Students are welcome to wear t-shirts, shorts and flip flops. Modesty and good decorum should be the guide for each student’s

appearance while attending summer school. Students may be sent home for

inappropriate dress. Final interpretation of the dress code is at the discretion of the Director of Summer Programs. A second dress code violation may result in expulsion from Summer School.

  • Personal grooming should be neat and clean at all times. Hair styles
  • should be modest and non-distracting.
  • Gentlemen are expected to be clean shaven each day (with the
  • exception of neat moustaches; side burns cannot be below the ears).
  • Ladies are expected to be modest with their make-up, jewelry, and
  • accessories.
  • All students must wear appropriately fitting shorts, long pants or capris.
  • For girls: shorts should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
  • No bare midriffs or plunging necklines are allowed.
  • Undergarments should be concealed at all times.
  • No clothing or accessories with inappropriate symbols or language.
  • No sagging or baggy pants – pants or shorts should be worn at the natural waistline.

Do students have July 3rd off?

Yes. There are no classes held on July 3rd. Classes are in session on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2.

How much homework should my son/daughter expect?

Each class is different. Summer School students often find that being able to focus on one class is beneficial instead of trying to balance out many classes during the regular school year. Credit courses cover about two weeks of material each class day. Students should plan for one to three hours of homework (depending on their study habits) each night.

My son/daughter is ill and cannot attend their Summer School class. What do I do?

Please call the attendance line at 480-2135 by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence. Refer to the class syllabus for the teacher’s policies regarding make-up work and absences. The teacher’s contact information via email will be listed in the class syllabus as well.

Do I need to purchase a text book for this class?

Yes, many of the classes require a textbook. The textbook listing is available online by April 5th. Students are expected to have all the required materials in class on the first day. Please keep this in mind when ordering books online. Jesuit High School does not have a book store on-site. All textbooks and materials are available from outside vendors online. Students are responsible for the ordering process and any necessary returns.

I have questions about which classes would be best for my son who will be a freshman in the fall. Whom do I ask?

Please contact our Director of Admissions, Matthew Ramos at matthew.ramos@jesuithighschool.org. We are happy to discuss your son’s requirements and help answer any questions that you may have.

Is the library or cafeteria open over the summer? Can my student stay after class to study or wait for their ride?

The library is not open over the summer. The cafeteria is open from 7:30a to 1:15p. The menu is available online at ww.jesuithighschool.org and search for “menu” or “Epicurean”. Students are welcome to stay on campus but there is no indoor area open and no adult supervision. The campus is open and students are welcome to take advantage of picnic tables and outdoor benches.

How do I set up a carpool?

A carpool list is available. To be included on this list, be sure to answer yes to the question in the online registration. The carpool list is emailed out to families to elected to be included. It is sent out on May 15th. Families are welcome to contact other families on the list to set up their own carpool arrangements.

I have questions about Summer School that are not answered here. I would prefer to speak to someone over the phone.

Phone inquiries can be made at (916) 482-6060, option 3, option 2. You will receive a return call within 24-48 hours.