The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) accepts our courses for academic credit toward the Las Virgenes high school diploma. Knowledge Counts courses meet the UC "a-g" requirements through the "Principal Certification" process. Please see the UC website for more information. Students from other districts/schools are responsible for ascertaining if courses will be accepted for credit towards their high school graduation requirements. Knowledge Counts Summer School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our core academic summer school courses have been approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as meeting the requirements for establishing the initial-eligibility certification status for high school student-athletes wishing to compete in college. Please visit the NCAA website and enter Knowledge Counts as the school to review the list of approved courses. Our NCAA high school code is 850567.
We offer courses on an LVUSD campus (this year, at Calabasas High School). Students can choose to take a prerequisite, required course, or elective in order to have more options for next year's academic schedule or they may opt to retake a class in which they received a D or F grade. Year-long courses run for two semesters (six weeks). For students who are retaking a class, please note that the first semester of Summer School is the curriculum for the fall semester during the regular school year and the second semester of Summer School is the curriculum for the spring semester.
Students may enroll in a maximum of ten credits (two semesters) in Summer School. All classes require a minimum enrollment and placement cannot be guaranteed unless that minimum enrollment is met.
Important dates for Summer 2018
- Tues., April 10 - Online registration opens
- Fri., May 18 - Online Registration closes
- Mon., May 21 - Online Late Registration opens ($75 non-refundable registration fee)
- Sat., June 16 - Online Late Registration closes at noon
- Tues., June 19 - Walk-In Late Registration ($75 non-refundable registration fee), Calabasas High School opens at 7:00 a.m.
- Tues., June 19 - Summer School starts
- Wed., July 25 - Summer School ends
- Week 1: Tuesday, June 19 (mandatory attendance day) - Friday, June 22
- Week 2: Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28 (Friday, June 29 Chemistry only)
- Week 3: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6 (mandatory attendance day - no early dismissal) (No school on Wednesday, July 4)
- Week 4: Monday, July 9 (mandatory attendance day) - Thursday, July 12 (Friday, July 13 Chemistry only)
- Week 5: Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19 (Friday, July 20 Chemistry only)
- Week 6: Monday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 25 (mandatory attendance day - no early dismissal)
- Non-Refundable Student Registration Fee: $25 (increases to $75 after May 21, 2018)
- Two Semesters (10 credits): $645
- One Semester (5 credits): $475
- One-Day Workshops: $60
Additional fees will apply for Chemistry classes ($50 per semester).
The first and last day of each semester are mandatory attendance days.
One day of summer school is the equivalent to more than one week of school during the regular school year. Therefore, it is critical that students attend a complete summer school session.
It is expected that students will attend class daily and be on time at the beginning of class, and after any class breaks. Vacations and appointments should be made outside of the summer school scheduled dates and class hours.
If a student is absent for more than two (2) days in any three-week semester they will be dropped/failed and no refunds will be given.
Rules regarding absences and tardies will be strictly enforced.
If we cannot place you in a class, your tuition will be refunded in full, less the non-refundable student registration fee.
All withdrawal requests after June 19 must be in writing and brought by the parent to the summer school office with the student's textbooks.
All refunds will be by check to the original payee and will be mailed to the payee's street address on file.
Our refund policy is as follows:
- Written notice of withdrawal received prior to 4:00 p.m. PDT on June 1, 2018: Refund of all tuition paid, less the non-refundable student registration fee and less a $25 processing fee. For workshops: refund of tuition paid, less the non-refundable student registration fee and less a $10 processing fee.
- No refunds will be given for written notice of withdrawal received after 4:00 p.m. PDT on June 1, 2018
- No refunds will be given for students dropped from a class for disciplinary reasons, including attendance.
- No refunds will be given for students registering after June 1, 2018.
- No refunds will be given for unused days whether it is due to dropping the course, vacation, special events, short-term illnesses, exclusion from school due to infectious diseases, or other personal commitments requiring an absence from class.
- No refunds will be given for students who are dropped for non-attendance on the first day of their summer school class, regardless of the reason for the absence.
Immunization Records Requirements
NO student will be allowed to start Summer School without immunization records on file.
Students who currently attend the Las Virgenes Unified School District already have their immunization records or signed Medical Exemption From Immunization on file.
The parents/guardians of students from other schools or districts must provide proof of the student's immunization records to Knowledge Counts after registering online.
The immunizations required by the California Department of Education are:
- Polio (4 doses)
- DTP/DTaP/DT/Td (5 doses)
- Tdap (1 dose)
- MMR (2 doses)
- Hepatitis B (3 doses)
- Varicella (chickenpox) (1 dose)
OR you may bring a copy of your student's immunization records to the Health Clerk on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9-10 a.m. at Agoura High School.
Knowledge Counts' program allows a student to complete a semester of high school credit in three weeks, or a full year of credit in six weeks. Class instruction and homework assignments, including papers, projects and long-term assignments, move at an intense pace with over a week of school completed each day.
Parents and students are hereby informed that "extra time" or other accommodations for class work, homework, or tests cannot be permitted simply because there is no "extra time" available in the rapidly paced program.
Students with commitments to summer jobs, family vacations, or those who require more time pursuant to an individualized education plan, and who may be unable to meet the academic and time demands of the program are encouraged to take the classes offered during the regular school year. No exceptions will be made.
Public Bus Information
The city of Calabasas offers public transportation for students attending Summer School at Calabasas High School. The bus schedule will be posted in May by the City of Calabasas.
The cities of Agoura and Westlake Village offer public bus transportation when Summer School is located at Calabasas High School. The Beach Bus and Dial-A-Ride services are also available. The schedule and passes will be posted on their website by June 1, 2018.
Knowledge Counts provides links to public bus transportation as a courtesy to our parents and students. We expressly disclaim liability for any use of such services.