District Hopes for Higher Enrollment in Summer Program


The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) announced registration for the Summer Adventure Program, open to students in Santa Monica and Malibu in elementary and middle school. 

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs (SMMPTA) are co-hosting the five-week summer program, which they call “a fun and affordable summer enrichment program.”

SMMUSD spokespeople stated enrollment so far in the program is “very low” among Malibu students, where district enrollment and donations toward the SMMEF have also fallen this year.

One reason for Malibu’s comparative lack of interest in the Summer Adventure Program may be that middle school students must commute to Santa Monica’s Lincoln Middle School to attend the program, though elementary students can participate at Point Dume Marine Science School.

Details about the program, now in its 32nd year, are available through the SMMPTA website

An  online version of the PDMSS portion of the program is available on the site or by clicking here.

The five weeklong programs offered at PDMSS include: “International Artists & Inventors,” “Mad Scientists!,” “Games & Sports,” “Crafts, Cooking & DIY Projects” and “Off to Camp!”

“We are proud to offer such a comprehensive summer enrichment program for our students,” Linda Greenberg, SMMEF’s Executive Director, said in a statement. “For the past 32 years, our District’s students have had a lot of fun, made new friends, and have stayed engaged in learning during the summer.”