Y.E.S. Academy at Southwestern College
"Y.E.S. Academy was an amazing experience for my student. I was extremely happy that there was a program that I could afford and that my student could learn and benefit from. We will be back next year!"
Y.E.S. (Youth Excellence and Success) Academy provides options for families to enroll their entering 4th-12th grade student(s) into a variety of summer academic and enrichment courses. Each course provides students with a new and unique experience into a college atmosphere that promotes a well-rounded opportunity to learn through instruction and experiential learning. Y.E.S. Academy fosters each student’s ability to learn, grow, and develop their own pathways for success.
Summer 2021 Y.E.S. Academy will be held virtually. Learn more about our programs in our Frequently Asked Questions.
College for Kids & Sally Ride Science Course Dates:
Session I: June 21 - July 1, 2021 (M-Th)
Session II: July 6 - July 15, 2021 (M-Th) No program July 5
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Jump Start Rate: Register by April 30th to receive $10 off per course!
Y.E.S. Academy Program Areas
Entering 4th-9th grade students
Challenging & enriching courses that allow students to learn something new or refine their skills through projects, practice, discussions, and hands-on experiences. Courses are available for all academic and creativity levels (proof of eligibility not required). Read the descriptions of each course to find the right fit for your student(s)! Register Here.
Entering 4th-9th grade students
In partnership with UCSD Extension, these unique STEAM courses provide opportunties for students to participate in classes involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Courses are available for all academic and creativity levels (proof of eligibility not required). Read the descriptions of each course to find the right fit for your student(s)! Register Here.
High school students
Our newest addition to Y.E.S. Academy! Career exploration FREE webinars are available for high school students in summer 2021. These webinars will introduce students to new perspectives into various career fields, and the possibilities of their future. Register Here!
Parents and Caregivers of K-12 Students
Offered in partnership with UCSD Extension, Parent University workshops provide parents/caregivers with information to help support themselves and their student(s) along their academic, social, and emotional journey. Check back soon regarding registration.
High School Students
(Not offered in summer 2021) SAT Prep Boot Camp, offered in partnership with UCSD Extension, provides 16 hours of strategies and skills to help improve SAT test outcomes.
Open to all Y.E.S. Academy Students
(Not offered in summer 2021) Made to bridge the gap between morning and afternoon courses, Writer's Cafe allows for students to enjoy their lunch on the Student Union Patio while journal writing or drawing each day! Students can also go on a short walk with a staff member for some "writer's inspiration" and to put in some exercise in between courses. Students need to bring their lunch each day and we supply the supervision and journals.
11th-12th Grade Students
(Not offered in summer 2021) Entering 11th-12th grade students can assist an instructor in the classroom this summer, while gaining volunteer hours!
The Y.E.S. Academy 2021 scholarship application period is now closed. If additional
opportunties become available, they will be posted here on our webpage.
Are you a community member or business interested in sponsoring students to participate in Y.E.S. Academy? We welcome any donations to help support the tuition of Y.E.S. Academy students who are in need. All donated funds will be sent directly to our Southwestern College Y.E.S. Academy Foundation Fund, which will be applied to the tuition of students in need for the upcoming summer. We hope that you will consider joining us in supporting our local youth! To donate, please click on the below box.
Become an Instructor!
Interested in becoming an instructor in our summer Y.E.S. Academy Program? Email us at SWCYESAcademy@swccd.edu