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Online Summer School Programs for Freedom and Flexibility

Pearson Online Academy offers summer school courses for students in grades K-12. We connect students worldwide to everything they need to take on challenging courses and expand their learning during the summer school break. Our superb program is designed to meet the needs of families seeking an excellent academic experience with great scheduling flexibility. 

With more than 100 different online courses to choose from, flexible start dates, and exciting courses to enrich your child's summer, Pearson Online Academy's online summer school helps students pursue academic excellence while accommodating busy summer schedules. 

To learn more about our summer school program, please contact an admissions advisor at 1-888-260-4159.

High School Summer Courses

  • Original Credit Courses encourage high school students to satisfy graduation requirements, explore their interests, prepare for college with advanced placement (AP) courses, or accelerate their academic progress. 
  • High School Credit Recovery Courses* ensure students earn the credits to move forward and acquire the skills they need to succeed. 
  • High School Honors Courses in Grades 9–12 provide students with rigorous assignments for enrichments and honors credits. Teachers engage students in discussion and facilitate independent exploratory projects.  
  • NCAA-Eligible Courses are available for high school students seeking original credit or credits necessary for graduation. 

Summer Courses for High School Students

Elementary and Middle School Summer Courses

We offer summer school courses for students in grades K–8 who are interested in mastering core subjects like English or Math, or learning a new language. 

  • Summer Smarts Math and Reading programs give your K-8 student a chance to review and master foundational skills and catch up with his or her peers. 
  • Sign Language Courses introduce students to the fundamental concepts of American Sign Language. Students explore vocabulary, grammar, and conversational skills using basic signing and fingerspelling techniques.
  • Spanish Language Courses introduce your 2–8 students to the Spanish language through flexibly-paced online instruction combined with live practice led by language-fluent speakers. 
  • Middle School Language Arts and Math courses teach the essential grade level skills and concepts in these subject areas. 

Summer School Program for Elementary Students

Summer Program for Middle School Students

Flexible Enrollment Dates

Whether it’s scheduling around travel or a summer job, Pearson Online Academy’s online summer school courses have a great flexibility to fit any family’s busy summer schedule! 

Courses may begin any date between June 1st and July 6th. The last day to purchase a course will be July 2nd. Please note it may take up to 5 business days to process enrollment requests. All summer classes must end by August 3, 2022.

Whether you are new to Pearson Online Academy and summer school or join us each year, we would love to speak with you. Please contact one of our admissions advisors at +1-888-260-4159 for more information on enrolling and transferring credits. Admissions advisors are available on Mon–Fri, 9am–9pm EST.

Summer School Discounts*

All courses purchased with discounts must be conducted via phone. The website will not accommodate discounts nor will credit be given for courses purchased online.

  • Summer Smarts Family Plan Discount: Purchase two or more Summer Smarts courses and receive 10% off the total price.
  • Pearson Online Academy and Connections Academy Student Discount: 10% off the total summer school price for current full-time students.
  • Military Discount: 10% off the total price.
  • Application fee waiver: Taking a summer school course is a great way to try online learning before enrolling full-time. Students who take any summer school course are eligible for a $200 application fee waiver when they enroll as a full-time student with Pearson Online Academy.

* Discounts cannot be combined. Please speak with an admissions advisor for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions for Summer School


Pearson Online Academy is a fully-accredited school, providing dedicated teachers, top-notch curriculum, and unprecedented freedom to choose when and where you complete each day’s assignments, and yet with the accountability students need to succeed in a summer school setting. Using technology daily helps students sharpen their computer skills and become better prepared for college and work in the 21st century.

A summer school course load is limited to a maximum of 4 half credit courses (or 2 full high school credits) per student.

Because Pearson Online Academy is an online school, students have enormous flexibility about when they “attend” classes. Students may engage in course work at whatever time (including evenings and weekends), and from whatever location(s), suits their individual needs as long as they are working regularly and the course is completed by the end of the summer session.

Teachers hold virtual office hours 4 hours per day Monday–Friday. However, teachers are also flexible with their hours to accommodate student needs. Your student’s teacher will give detailed information about his/her “office hours” on or prior to the first day of school.

Interested in a summer school course?

Pearson Online Academy’s online summer school courses have great flexibility to fit busy summer schedules. Visit our school store to see available courses for elementary, middle, and high school students or contact an admissions advisor at +1-888-260-4159 for more information.

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