​​​Springboard An expansion of the Media and Tech Summer Experience!

Join our special summer program to help rising 9th–12th-grade students start their pathway to success in college and beyond! Take a course from a variety of amazing SMC summer offerings!

Program Dates: June 17, 2019-July 26, 2019
Location: Santa Monica College Main Campus or the SMC Center for Media and Design Campus

When to ApplyEnroll for Summer 2019 now through the High School Concurrent Application process.  Be sure to get all paperwork and signatures turned in as soon as possible to ensure you have your ducks in a row for the May 7th enrollment date!

Questions? Contact Kiersten Elliott at Elliott_Kiersten@smc.edu or by calling (310) 434-4173

Apply Today!

Free Program for High School Students!

Free classes are for California high school students (rising 9th to 12th graders). The program has no enrollment fees*, and you can earn credit for high school and/or college!
*There are student fees totaling $51.50 ($19 health fee, $19.50 Associated Student fee (optional, but this gives you access to ride the Big Blue Bus Any line Any time) and an optional $13 ID Card Fee.

About the Program

Students will choose from a variety of fun, hands-on and interactive courses being offered in a wide range of interesting topics offered at Santa Monica College this summer. You can select classes that meet on the main SMC campus or any of our satellite campuses.  All campuses are accessible by Metro and Big Blue Bus. 

Benefits of the Program

Students can take advantage of computer labs, tutoring services, editing bays, and other campus features made available.

All courses that will be offered are UC/CSU transferable and do not have prerequisites to take the classes. A full menu of options is below:

  • People and Society 

  • People and Society

    Are you interested in learning how and why societies and cultures impact you? Administrative Justice, Public Speaking, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Archeology…and more!

  • Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies 

  • Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies

    Explore specific languages, literature, and cultures from around the world. English, French, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Art History, History and Journalism…and more!

  • Business and Entrepreneurship 

  • Business and Entrepreneurship

    Immerse yourself in the world of business. Learn to build and manage a business from accounting, marketing, management and more. Accounting, Marketing, Business Law, Social Media Marketing, Financial Planning…and more!

  • STEM 

  • STEM

    Explore, discover and innovate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Astronomy, Anatomy, Marine Biology, Environmental Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, Precalculus, Internet and Web Design, Cloud Computing…and more!

  • Arts, Media and Entertainment 

  • Arts, Media and Entertainment

    Use your creativity to power the world through expression and imagination. Theater, Art, Drawing, Dance, Skincare, History of Animation, Fashion Apparel Illustration and Construction, Film Studies, Scriptwriting, Digital Graphic Design, Web Design, Producing Short Form Media, Photography, Voice, Piano, Guitar, History of Rock Music…and more!

  • Health and Wellness 

  • Health and Wellness

    Heal yourself, heal the world. Health Education, Fundamentals of Healthful Living.


  • Questions?Visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Want to Sign Up? 

Make the most of your summer and join this special SMC Springboard experience! Apply as soon as possible to ensure you have your ducks in a row by the May 7th enrollment date!  

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