Summer Experience for High School Students
SMC's Summer Experience can help rising 9th–12th-grade students start their pathway
to success in college and beyond! Take a course from a variety of amazing SMC summer
offerings for FREE*!
Program Dates: June 21, 2021-July 30, 2021 (6-week session) June 21, 2021-August 13, 2021 (8-week
Location: All summer course offerings are online for summer 2021
When to Apply: Enroll for Summer 2021 starting on March 29th through the High School Concurrent Application process. The application filing priority period is March 29 to April 27.
Free Program* for High School Students!
Free classes are for California high school students (rising 9th to 12th graders).
The program has no enrollment fees*, and you can earn credit for high school and/or college!
*Free enrollment for California high school students attending a California high school. There are student fees totaling $51.50 ($19 health fee, $19.50 Associated Student fee (optional, but this gives you access to ride the Big Blue Bus Any line Any time) and an optional $13 ID Card Fee.
Students will choose from a variety of fun, hands-on and interactive courses being offered in a wide range of interesting topics offered at Santa Monica College this summer.
Benefits of the Program
Students can take advantage of computer labs, tutoring services, editing bays, and other campus features made available.
All courses that will be offered are UC/CSU transferable and do not have prerequisites to take the classes. A full menu of options is below. Please check the SMC Summer Schedule for specific course meeting times and the section numbers, which you will need for the enrollment process. The full summer schedule will be available on March 29th.
Are you interested in learning how and why societies and cultures impact you? Administrative Justice, Public Speaking, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Archeology…and more!
Explore specific languages, literature, and cultures from around the world. English, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Art History, History and Journalism…and more!
Immerse yourself in the world of business. Learn to build and manage a business from accounting, marketing, management and more. Accounting, Marketing, Business Law, Social Media Marketing, Financial Planning…and more!
Explore, discover and innovate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Astronomy, Anatomy, Marine Biology, Environmental Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, Precalculus, Internet and Web Design, Cloud Computing…and more!
Use your creativity to power the world through expression and imagination. Theater, Art, Drawing, Dance, Skincare, History of Animation, Fashion Apparel Illustration and Construction, Film Studies, Scriptwriting, Digital Graphic Design, Web Design, Producing Short Form Media, Photography, Voice, Piano, Guitar, History of Rock Music…and more!
Heal yourself, heal the world. Health Education, Fundamentals of Healthful Living.
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Want to Sign Up?
Make the most of your summer and join this special SMC summer experience! Apply starting March 29 and then as soon as possible to ensure you have your ducks in a row by the May 11th enrollment date! The application filing priority period is March 29 to April 27.