The La Cañada Unified School District isn’t running a summer school program this year, but La Cañada students are still taking summer classes at LCUSD campuses, Paradise Canyon Elementary and La Cañada High School, thanks to the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation and Assistance League of Flintridge.
La Cañada Unified eliminated its summer school program for high school students last July, a move that saves the district $87,405 annually. The Educational Foundation stepped up to provide a summer-school program to La Cañada residents, much like the Assistance League of Flintridge did 33 years ago.
The Assistance League’s summer school program, which offers 80 classes to about 700 students, began Monday. The Foundation’s first year of summer school began June 20 and 240 students currently are enrolled in the program, which offers 13 different core courses.
Jinny Dalbeck, one of three summer school chairman with the Foundation, said that number is higher than LCUSD’s summer school enrollment of about 210 last year.