Youth Programs

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, and fosters their abilities to learn, grow, and build upon their own excellence and success. We hope to see your student(s) participate in the program this upcoming summer!

Summer 2020 Program Dates: June 8-11, 2020; June 15-18, 2020; June 22-25, 2020; July 6-9, 2020; July 13-16, 2020. All courses run weekly, Monday-Thursday.

Check back in early spring 2020 for updated information on courses and registration. To stay up-to-date on all things Y.E.S. Academy, follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or join our subscriber list by clicking on the below:

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Y.E.S. Academy Program Areas

CFK Students

College for Kids

Entering 4th-9th grade students

College for Kids courses provide a traditional and challenging, yet enjoyable approach in providing curriculum to students. Through engaging teaching methods, instructors design and implement curriculum to entering 4th-9th grade students while creating a classroom environment that teaches both independent and group learning.

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SRS Students

Sally Ride Science

Entering 4th-9th grade students

In partnership with UCSD Extension, this unique take on STEAM education provides opportunties for all students entering 4th-9th grade involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

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New! Career Exploration

High school students and select grade levels

Our newest addition to Y.E.S. Academy! Career exploration courses offer students a new perspective into various career fields, and the possibilities of their future.

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SAT Prep Boot Camp

High School Students

SAT Prep Boot Camp, offered in partnership with UCSD Extension, offers 16 hours of strategies and skills to help improve SAT test outcomes.

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Writer's Cafe Lunch Supervison

Open to all Y.E.S. Academy Students

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 each day! Students need to bring their lunch each day and we supply the supervision and journals. 

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Y.E.S. Academy offers a limited amount of scholarships to eligible families. Scholarship information will be available in early spring 2020.

Becoming an Instructor

Interested in becoming an instructor in our summer Y.E.S. Academy Program? We are currently accepting applications until December 11, 2019. To apply, please visit our job posting.


For more information, contact us at (619) 421-6700 x5953 or email