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Summer Experience at SMC!


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​​​​​​​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 22, 2020-July 31, 2020
Location: Santa Monica College Main Campus or the SMC Center for Media and Design Campus

When to ApplyEnroll for Summer 2020 now through the High School Concurrent Application process.  Be sure to get all paperwork and signatures turned in by May 1st for priority consideration for the May 12th enrollment date!

Questions? Contact Keinan Williams at Williams_Keinan@smc.edu or by calling 310-434-3522. 

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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!
*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.

Why enroll?

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. You can select classes that meet on the main SMC campus or any of our satellite campuses.  All campuses are accessible by Metro and Big Blue Bus. 

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:

People and Society People and Society

Are you interested in learning how and why societies and cultures impact you? Administrative Justice, Public Speaking, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Archeology…and more!


Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies Culture, History, and Languages

Explore specific languages, literature, and cultures from around the world. English, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Art History, History and Journalism…and more!


Business and Entrepreneurship Business

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!


Arts, Media and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment

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!


Health and Wellness Health and Wellness

Heal yourself, heal the world. Health Education, Fundamentals of Healthful Living.



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Make the most of your summer and join this special SMC summer experience! Apply as soon as possible to ensure you have your ducks in a row by the May 12th enrollment date!  

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