Pacific Summer High School Institute

The Pacific Summer High School Institute is a two-week residential pre-college summer program designed for curious high school students to live, learn and grow at one of America’s top universities. During the two-week program, summer institute students will become immersed in cutting-edge topics and issues through learning environments focused on real-world, hands-on experiences in our labs, studios, fields and makerspaces.

For eligible Stockton Unified School District students, the Pacific Summer High School Institute tuition is 100% sponsored by the school district and registration is free for the families, as outlined below.

2024 Calendar

Two 2-week sessions:

Monday, June 3 to Thursday, June 13 (Check-in in the evening of Sunday, June 2)

Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, June 28 (Check-in in the morning of Tuesday, June 18)

Step 1: Fill out the pre-registration form with your details. Please make sure to double-check your school ID.

Step 2: Stockton Unified School District will check your eligibility for free registration into the program. Please note that it will take a few days, up to a couple of weeks, to verify your eligibility. Once your eligibility is verified, your parents receive email notification that you can go ahead and register. (If you haven't received an email after a couple of weeks, please check your spam folder.)

Step 3: You can register into the program of your choice on the main Pacific Summer High School Institute enrollment portal. First, your parents need to create a family account and then register you into one of the Summer Institute programs. Please note that some programs are offered in Session 1 (June 3–13), some in Session 2 (June 18–28) and the school district funds one session per student. Make sure to select the Stockton USD Sponsored tuition option and put your school ID into the registration code on the check-out page. Please do not select the “Full Price” tuition as then your registration would be cancelled and you would have to register again.

Academic Program Offerings

Students choose from a wide variety of courses that span five interest categories: Performing and Visual Arts, Health and Science, Engineering and Technology, Business and Society and Athletics. Our Summer High School Institute has something to fit their interests, whether that's working with nationally recognized musicians, exploring medical microbiology, or taking control of their financial future.

students in summer institute curing cancer course
Pacific High School living college life
The College Campus Experience

Pacific Institute students will live on our beautiful Northern California campus in the same residential halls where our college students live during the academic year, dine on Bon Appetit’s wide variety of offerings in the DeRosa University Center Marketplace, exercise in the state-of-the-art Baun Fitness Center and study in our newly reimagined library designed for 21st century learning and collaboration.


Each night there will be a host of activities to choose from, ranging from movies under the stars, arts and crafts, esports and karaoke to swimming, basketball, volleyball and other activities in our NCAA Division I athletic facilities.

Summer High School Students participating
About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is California’s first and oldest university, founded in 1851, less than a year after statehood. With campuses across Northern California in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, the university places a premium on personalized learning and experiential opportunities for students. It is ranked in the top 100 national universities by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education and top 20 in the West.