COVID-19 Updates

11/13/2020

Apply and Enroll with Confidence

At Summer Discovery, we understand the unpredictability in the world right now. That’s why we are giving our students the option to protect their investment in their educational future. 

Apply, enroll, and pay your deposit today, and you have until March 1, 2021, to cancel your enrollment without penalty. That’s right, just let us know by the deadline and you’ll get your money back minus the application fee. 

  • Apply to any program ($100 application fee) 
  • Enroll in the program and pay your $750 deposit **
  • Let us know your plans by March 1, 2021, if you want to cancel! (Yes, it's that easy.)

**Some programs have different deposit requirements. Check our policies for more details.


Flexibility and Options

We’re also working hard to give our students a variety of program options to meet their specific pre-college needs. Pick your path!

Choose from the following options: 

Summer Discovery On-Campus Residential Programs - We’re planning to be on-campus this summer. Join us for our traditional programs at one of our world-class partner universities. 

Summer Discovery Summer Online Programs - We’ve got a robust lineup of online courses in partnership with world-class universities with the added benefit of our virtual community and our college and career readiness program. 

Summer Discovery Summer On-Campus Commuter Programs - Commute to campus at UCLA or Georgetown this summer and participate in our on-campus courses and activities.  

Summer Discovery Winter/Spring Online Courses - We’re opening our pre-college course offerings starting in January 2021. Take pre-college courses from home and amplify your learning. 

Junior Discovery On-Campus Programs - We’ve got some amazing offerings for middle school students who want to begin their college exploration! 


COVID-19 Planning

We realize there is a lot of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 situation. What remains certain, however, is our commitment to the safety and security of our students, parents, staff, and university partners. All decisions we make are rooted in this philosophy of students and families first.

To assist in our planning, we've created an internal Coronavirus Taskforce to monitor the global situation and provide recommendations on how Summer Discovery can adapt. Our goal is to provide proactive, timely and transparent communication so our families can make the most informed decisions about their summer plans. Our taskforce is:

  • Monitoring the global situation and providing recommendations for how to adapt
  • Making decisions rooted in science, research, best-practices, and CDC Guidelines
  • Partnering with universities to understand challenges, opportunities, and best practices
  • Providing timely, accurate, and proactive communication to allow families to make informed decisions about their summer plans
  • Assessing students/families needs to determine product and course offerings to help our families during this time

a message from our leadership


To Our Friends and Partners Around the World,  

We hope this message finds safe and well. As you may know, Summer Discovery is based in the United States and we continue to see the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Our staff members are still working remotely to meet our partners’ and our students’ needs, while keeping our team members safe.  

Many industries have been severely impacted by COVID-19, including education. In these turbulent times, know that Summer Discovery’s foundations remain strong. We pride ourselves in our family roots and have been family owned and operated for more than 50 years. Sons of the company’s founding family, Jimmy and Bob Musiker, are directly engaged in the day-to-day business to ensure long-term growth and success. In addition, Summer Discovery, in recent years, has added the support of majority investor, Verlinvest. This family-owned, consumer-focused investment firm manages nearly $2B in assets globally across the education, food and beverage, consumer technology, and healthcare markets.  

Our team is committed to innovating and pivoting our program offerings to meet the needs of our students as we did this year with an online initiative with several of our world-renowned university partners. This innovative, team spirit is helping Summer Discovery to maintain operational and financial resiliency so we can continue to provide unparalleled experiences for our students - today and always. We look ahead with optimisim to Summer 2021 and are excited to share with you our new and updated on-campus programs. We continue to remain financially strong and student-focused, now and in the future.  

Sincerely, 
Adriane Thorpe  
Managing Director  


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