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Summer School Programs

Summer School 2020

During the summer of 2020, all Sequoia Union High School District summer programs, including credit recovery courses, Compass for incoming 9th graders and all Special Education offerings through ESY (Extended School Year), TRACE, and SATELLITE, will be offered via At Home/Distance Learning. 
FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION, please refer to our district summer school page by clicking here.
Menlo-Atherton High School, Summer School Principal
Session 1:
Monday, June 15 - Thursday, July 2
No School July 3
14 total days of instruction
Session 2:
Monday, July 6 and ends Thursday, July 23
14 total days of instruction
HOURS 8:00 am - 1:30 pm daily
Specific "Special" Summer Program Information:
Special Education 
Monday, June 15 - Monday, July 13
No School July 3
Hours:  8:00am - 1:30pm daily
Monday, June 15 - Monday, July 13
No School July 3
Hours:  8:00am - 12:30pm daily
Tuesday, June 16 and ends Friday, July 10
No School July 3
Hours:  8:30am - 1:30pm daily
Compass Program 2020

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Compass 2020 will be an online four-week summer transition program for incoming 9th graders to M-A. Students will preview high school courses and participate in activities that will help them navigate the M-A campus. Our focus is on students with academic, economic, personal, or environmental issues that may impede success in high school. We also partner with local Boys & Girls Club locations for additional activities, see below for more details. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Dates: June 16 – July 10, 2020, No School July 3 - Holiday
Time: Online with Teacher Office Hours M-F, 8:30AM - 1:30PM
Students who need a computer and/or internet access will have it provided for them.

Sign Up by completing the form below:

For more information contact Compass Coordinators: Carla Chavez ( and Elaine Rios (

The Boys & Girls Club of The Peninsula is offering an extensive, high-interest program for high school-aged students this summer virtually. The program is staffed by committed adults who will provide a safe and engaging virtual environment for all students.

The program includes:

● Classes in enrichment like cooking, music, media, sports, technology, arts and more
● Engaging career exposure opportunities with Google and more….
● Safe, positive space for teenagers only

If you would like to have your student attend virtually the Boys & Girls Club Summer Program or would like information about what the programs have to offer, please contact:

Summer Teen Center – East Palo Alto

For info: Lena Potts

650-646-6061  or 

Teen Center @ The Forest – Redwood City
 For info: Mike Jones
650-587-9375 or

Summer Calculus Classes 2020

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Summer Calculus Classes 2020

Download Summer Calculus APPLICATION

Join the Summer Calculus database

Enrollment Process
To enroll in the Summer Calculus classes students must submit a paper application to their counselor AND join the Summer Calculus database

Dates and Times of Classes
Summer school begins on Monday, June 8th and ends on Thursday, July 2nd.  Classes are everyday from 8 am to 12 noon. 
Summer Calculus classes are for M-A students who earn an “A” or “B” in Pre-Calculus.

Purpose of the Summer Program
The summer program covers the Fall Semester of AP Calculus AB.  Students who successfully complete the summer course with a “B” or higher will then be eligible to enroll in AP Calculus BC in the fall semester.  Sophomores do not need to participate in the summer program if they instead take AP Calculus AB as a junior and they then can enroll in AP Calculus as a Senior.

The Lottery
M-A has never had the need for a lottery in the past but in case we have more classes than instructors we will hold a lottery.  The lottery will work as follows:

1. All “A” students in Pre-Calculus will be accepted before “B” students in Pre-Calculus are enrolled. If we have more “A” students than we can enroll, we will have a lottery among “A” students.
2. If we still room after all “A” students are enrolled, we will have a lottery for the remaining spots for the “B” students.

The Teachers
Teachers for 2020 are Mr. Wong and Mr. Dao.

Send an email to Mr. Whitnah at

Summer Calculus Class Funding
The expenses of the classes are paid for by parent donations and partially by the Foundation for the Future as necessary.  The recommended donation is $300 or more but families can donate whatever is reasonable depending on their financial situation.  Students can enroll for free if parents are unable to donate.  Donations will be asked for in the late spring, after enrollments have been confirmed.