Y summerbridge

summer 2016

Language Arts • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEAM) • Leadership

Summerbridge 2015

For rising students in grades 5 through 7, Summerbridge is a five-week, tuition-free summer session that teaches the lessons of a lifetime. This program supports students’ social, emotional and leadership development in a safe and positive environment by focusing on parent involvement and strong mentorship with college/university students. Its mission is to accelerate academic achievement and to prepare youth for college and career opportunities. Selected Summerbridge students continue to learn throughout the school year as UCSD’s Partners at Learning (PAL) program continues Summerbridge’s work via individual tutoring and mentoring.

Visitor's day - July 20

Please join us on Visitor's Day, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., July 20. We are opening our doors to allow parents and the community to see what goes on at Summerbridge. Visitor's will be given the chance to sit in on a regular school day and observe the lessons that students receive on a daily basis.

Feel free to contact us for any questions and we hope to see you there.

Key dates

  • Enrollment Application Open - March 1, 2016
  • Student Application Deadline - March 25, 2016
  • Student Notification - April 29, 2016
  • Parent Orientation - TBA
  • Program Dates - June 27 - July 29, 2016






Students who are eligible for re-enrollment should have received a letter in the mail inviting them to attend our Informational/Registration Meeting.

Please contact Itzel Velasco ([email protected], 619-572-4954) if you:

  • could not attend the Registration Meeting,
  • think you didn't get your invitation by accident, and/or
  • have unanswered questions

Ninth Grade Application

The following are actions required in order to be considered to return as an incoming ninth grade student:

  • Fill out/submit re-enrollment form
  • Submit a copy of your most recent and up-to-date transcript
  • Submit letter of recommendation from a teacher or staff member from your school answering why you should attend Summerbridge
  • Submit a response to the following prompt: How has Summerbridge helped you grow as a leader? How will you be practicing your leadership as the oldest students of the program and role models of the younger students?

All documents should be sent via email to Itzel Velasco at [email protected].

“Being a part of the Y Summerbridge family has not only helped me to grow academically, but has also helped me excel as a leader in my community.”
Itzel Velasco