Summer Institute Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Valdés staff are currently discussing how and where to host 2022’s Math classes. As we are returning to normalcy, we hope to have all of our classes next summer be in-person. Please check back for updates.

The 2022 Institute Program is a seven-week (28-day) summer math program, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7-Week Institute Program
Start: Monday, June 13, 2022
End: Thursday, July 28, 2022

June (12 days)–Monday-Thursday:
13, 14, 15, 16
20, 21, 22, 23
27, 28, 29, 30

July (17 days)–Monday-Thursday:
5, 6. 7,
11, 12, 13, 14
18, 19, 20, 21
25, 26, 27, 28

NOTE: Graduation will be held on July 29, 2021, the last day of the 2021 Summer Program.

If your child is currently in 5th-grade math or higher in regular school, then you may register him/her for our 2022 Institute program.

First of all, be sure to read all of our program-description pages. The online registration must be completed on or before June 1, 2022.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there is a discount for early registration.

For 2022, the total tuition cost per student is $1,425.00 (U.S.D.), although there are discounts for eligible students, so please read further below.

Yes! There are three opportunities for discounts:

  1. 2022 Sibling Discount: a $150 savings per sibling, but this discount may not be used in conjunction with either the 2022 Returning-Student Discount or 2022 Early-Bird Registration Discount. This discount is not exchangeable for cash.
  2. 2022 Returning-Student Discount: a $50 savings per student, but this discount may not be used in conjunction with the 2022 Sibling Discount(s). This discount is not exchangeable for cash.
  3. 2022 Early-Bird Registration Discount: a $50 savings per student (on or before on Friday, March 12, 2022), but this discount may not be used in conjunction with the 2022 Sibling Discount(s). This discount is not exchangeable for cash.


Each year, Valdés Math considers providing financial aid to families who can demonstrate great financial need and/or severe economic hardship (e.g., official documentation verifying a child’s free/reduced lunch status at school).

The 2022 Valdés Math Scholarship application will be available soon.

You will be notified as soon as possible once a decision has been made regarding your 2022 financial-assistance request(s).

For every student accepted into the Valdés Math program, there are many more placed on the waiting list. It is for this reason that we ask families to make an early commitment to Valdés Math. But we understand that things happen, so we do offer refunds.

Our 2022 refund policy is as follows:

  • 90% refund for written requests submitted at or more than 30 days before the start of the program. For a 90% refund, written requests must be submitted via email on or before May 14, 2022. Note: An administrative fee of 10% will be automatically deducted.

  • 50% refund for written requests submitted less than 30 days prior to the program start date. For a 50% refund, written requests must be submitted via email from May 14, 2022 to June 13, 2022.
  • No refunds once the program begins (June 14, 2022).

To request a refund, please contact Mr. Bob Turner, the Program Director, at:

All refunds are processed in the form of checks and are mailed out within four (4) to six (6) weeks upon receipt of a written refund request.

All Valdés Math students, both new and returning, are required to take a placement test in order to determine enrollment in the appropriate summer course. Once the online registration application has been received, the parent/guardian will be contacted by Valdés Math as to the specific time, date, and location of the 2022 Institute testing. A student cannot “fail” these tests, since they are for placement purposes only.

Official summer transcripts are sent only to schools of record. For security reasons, official summer transcripts are never given to students, and they are not mailed or emailed to parents/guardians.

For any reason, before the end of the summer program, the parent/guardian may contact the Valdés Math Office to request a hold or stop to prevent any official summer transcript from being sent out to the respective school of record.

If you have any questions or concerns about this official transcript policy, then please email Bob Turner, the Program Director, at:

That depends on your school or district. At the end of the summer program, the Valdés Math office sends out transcripts to each school and/or district of our respective summer students. These transcripts include information as to the specific class attended, the first- and second-semester grades received, the academic standards met during the course of the summer program, and the teacher’s recommendation for math placement. It is up to you, as the parent, to follow through on math placement. We will assist if asked.

For middle schools, most of our recommendations have been accepted for class placement. Awarding credit is based on the internal policy of the school and/or district.

If you are looking to take an Enrichment course for high-school credit, then please check with your child’s current high-school counselor to determine how our summer course(s) will be credited as part of your child’s overall academic transcript.

Most local high-school districts have accepted our course recommendations in the past and awarded credit to students who received such recommendations from us. Please note that some high schools may use any academic grades submitted by Valdés Math for advancement/placement purposes only and will not post summer academic grades and/or credits to any official high-school transcript.

For example, all ESUHSD students are now placed in math following the district sequence/pathway shown below:

Registration for our 2022 Institute Program will begin accepting application Spring 2022. Please check back shortly.