GEF Summer School, Inc. is committed to providing a healthy and quality learning environment to allow students to accelerate and enhance their academic program.

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GEF Summer School will be online this summer!


The enrollment date has been extended to May 20.

We will hire teachers based on the May 20 numbers.

GEF Summer School Remains Committed to Its Mission:

GEF Summer School, Inc. is committed to providing a healthy and quality learning environment to allow students to accelerate and enhance their academic program.

The GEF Summer School Board, after consultation with teachers and parents, has made the decision to offer the summer school program through distance learning.  The GEF Summer School Board understands that student educational needs do not change because of the pandemic.  Our teachers are experienced in distance learning and fully prepared to instruct their classes online.  The ACS WASC accrediting agency supports the GEF Summer School move to distance learning.  Given these uncertain times, we have extended enrollment to May 20.  Go to to enroll.  We will hire teachers based on the May 20 numbers.

Much Remains the Same:

  • Academic Calendar:  
    • June 15 – June 30 — Semester 1
    • July 1- July 17 — Semester 2    July 3 is a holiday.
  • Daily Schedule:  5 hours 7:45-12:45
  • Teachers and administrators will support student learning and will be available to students and parents to answer questions and solve problems.
  • All of our teachers in college-required courses are fully credentialed in their area and are experienced Glendale Unified School District teachers.
  • In science, social science, and foreign language, our students will be prepared to be successful in the next course in the academic sequence.
  •  Incoming 9th grade students registered in Health will receive the full curriculum as well as an introduction to high school.  Completing this semester class will open room in their schedule for a full year course in the fall.
  • Teachers will inform families weekly of student progress.
  • Student will earn a grade in the class.

What Are the Major Differences?

  • Students will work from home.
  • Each course will have two “live” sessions daily between 8:30 and 12:00.  Live sessions will provide students the opportunity to interact and will last generally 30-40 minutes.
  • Attendance will be taken at those sessions.  Students can miss a maximum of 3 live sessions in a semester.  No more than 6 in a year course.
  • Even though the course is online, it is essential that students be available for the daily live sessions.

Complete Expectations of Students

Our goal Is Your Success in Mastering Course Specific Standards!

  • Remember this is a standards-based class designed to cover a year’s subject-specific curriculum in 5 weeks, 5 days a week, 5 hours a day (7:45-12:45).  Students will be working independently much of the morning and will be able to take beaks as needed.
  • Check every afternoon at 12:45 for the next day’s schedule.  
  • Begin work as directed.
  • Submit assignments on time.
  • Attend and participate in the 2 daily live classroom sessions which will take place between 8:30 and 12:00. Attendance will be taken at these sessions.  A student can miss no more than 3 of the live sessions a semester, no more than 6 during the two- semester summer school.
  • Be an active participant in the live sessions.
  • Dress and behave appropriately for the live sessions.
  • Prepare for assessments.
  • Commit to academic honesty.
  • Plan for an additional hour or two of homework to complete assignments or study for an assessment.
  • Complete the end of the semester project or assessment that verifies that you have mastered key standards.
  • Meet one-on-one with the teacher through email once a week at an agreed upon time.
  • Recognize that your teacher is available to support you in your learning.  Reach out during the daily office hour if you have questions or need additional help.
  • Be assured that the Principal is on duty, reachable by email, and prepared to support you.
  • Let your teacher know if a problem outside of school is impacting your work.  These are extraordinary times!
  • Students will earn a grade each semester. Credit/No Credit is not an option.  Students have the option not to report the grade to their home high school.

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