Tustin Summer Academy FAQ
Will classes be in-person or virtual this year?
This year classes will be offered in person at Orchard Hills School.
What are the class sizes?
We will be keeping classes small. Fast Forward Kindergarten will be up to 15 while most will not have more than 20 students.
Do you offer busing?
Daily busing will be available from Sycamore Magnet Academy, CT Middle School, and Utt Middle School. The cost is $20 per 2-week session and may be purchased with registration.
Is there a class on Fridays?
Classes are four days per week, Monday through Thursday, except for week 2 and week 4, which both have a Holiday.
Week 1 (June 10-13) Monday – Thursday
Week 2 (June 17, 18, 20, 21) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday *
Week 3 (June 24-28) Monday – Friday
Week 4 (July 1-3) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday **
* Juneteenth Holiday June 19th
** Independence Day Holiday July 4th
Are there any afternoon options?
The Summer Academy ends at 12:30 PM. There is on-site childcare provided by Catalyst Kids. If you are interested, contact them directly at 714-734-3699.
The class I’d like is full. How do I add my name to the wait list?
You can add your name by registering for the waitlist for that class. Complete the registration information. No payment is required for the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, we will email you with a limited time to respond and secure the opening, so be sure to list an email account that you check regularly. If you are interested in your student attending the Academy, you may wish to sign up for an available class and you will be notified if a spot in a waitlisted class is available for your student. We can easily transfer you when a spot becomes available.
Are there discounts available?
Enroll the same student for 2 classes at one time, and receive a $25 discount. There is also a $50 sibling discount for registrations on the same order. Please note that these discounts must be on the same order and will be automatically applied during registration.
Are snacks available?
Snack breaks will be offered each day. Students may bring their own items or purchase them at the on-site snack bar. Snack cards (10 items) are available for purchase by credit card with registration or at the snack bar or office with cash during the Academy.
How do I apply for a scholarship and what amounts do you grant?
Limited need-based scholarships will be available by application for full and partial scholarship.
Can I make payments?
Yes! We can split your tuition into 3 payments. You can select that option during registration.
Can I change or cancel my registration?
If you change your mind and want to switch to another class, that's no problem, as long as there is space in another class. Just contact us at email@example.com. If you need to cancel, full refunds, less a $25 service fee per class, can be made before May 1. After that date, there is a $100 cancellation fee per class, as we have limited spots available, and have made commitments to our teachers. There are no refunds after June 1.
What happens if my class is canceled?
If we have to cancel a class, we will move you to another class of your choice, or we will offer a full refund.
Will Summer Academy students be assigned homework?
It’s summer! Teachers may offer at-home extensions of the class, but no homework will be required. The goal of this program is to encourage curiosity and to excite students about learning. There also will not be any formal testing or assessment of students.
My student may miss one of the days. May my child still attend?
Yes! We think your child will benefit even if he/she cannot attend the entire session. However, please note that we are not able to offer prorated tuition for partial attendance.
My student is ill. May I have a refund for the time missed?
Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds for days missed due to illness or other reasons.
Who is running The Summer Academy?
The Summer Academy is operated by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation. Although the program is staffed by Tustin Unified School District teachers and principals, it is not affiliated with the Tustin Unified School District. Our Summer Academy director is a TUSD principal who will be available each day to ensure things run smoothly.
Who can attend the Summer Academy?
Students from all school districts may attend.
My child is advanced for his/her grade level. Will this course be challenging enough?
Our courses have been developed for diverse learners and are taught by some of TUSD’s finest teachers. The talent level of our teachers and the quality of the program allows teachers to adjust the curriculum to the needs of the individual child, while maintaining the highest standards of instruction.
My child is a bit behind in school. Will the courses be too challenging?
Summer Academy is not a remedial program, and the curriculum will challenge students. Fast Forward is based on grade-level standards, so if a student is more than one grade level behind, he or she may find the program overwhelming.
Can my child request to be in the same class with his/her friends?
Yes, please indicate this during registration and we will do our very best to place your child with his/her friends. Some classes fill quickly so be sure to register early.
I still have questions! Please email us.