6-8 Programs

The Middle School programs offer students entering grades six, seven and eight a wide variety of courses. 

We offer one-week half-day intensive workshops from June 15-19 and July 27-31, 2020.

Our core program of classes run five weeks from June 22 through July 24, 2020, with several classes offering a three-week option from June 22 through July 10, 2020.

Classes meet on Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday with some afternoon programs meeting Monday-Friday.

Students may choose one class or several to build a full-day program, or create a flexible schedule.

All middle school classes are offered as enrichment. Grades, grade reports and transcripts are not issued for middle school students.

Most classes are only offered once. Prior to enrolling online, we suggest printing the Grid Schedule of Classes to use as a guide for selecting the desired student schedule.

Middle School programs and courses are held at our 21st Street Campus, except for basketball, swim and volleyball. Students on campus are transported by school bus to attend these classes. Pick up for these classes is at the Sport Center on the Norton Campus.
 
School will be closed on closed Friday, July 3. 
 

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Dance

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Drama/Theater

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  • Musical Theater Production, grades 6-12

    Course: #702 Section 34
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020 (4 weeks)
    Fee: $1450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson, Crossroads Faculty
    Instructor: Fred Pinto, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.

    The Show Must Go On…On Line!!!
     
    Join us this summer for an inventive, creative brand new collaboration of Musical Theater.  Ronnie and Fred have been teaching and directing musical theater at Crossroads for the past 12 summers, and very excited to announce our FIRST on line production!  Creative…YES!, Original…YES, Collaborative fun learning…YES, YES, YES!!!!  The directors and cast will be putting together a two act musical production that has never been done before.
     
    Act 1 will feature the new show titled, The Play Must Go On, On Line.  A funny story about a school getting ready to stage their spring musical when QUARANTINE strikes!  What will they do? When one student overhears the drama teacher say that, if there is no show, then the drama department will be shut down, all the theater students come up with a great idea to save their play as well as the entire Drama Department.  Filled with touching moments and hilarious songs, this is one that will be remembered for years to come.
     
    Act 2 will be a musical journey about this new world we are temporarily living in.  For those of you who love to sing, this is for you.  We will choose from a wide array of songs that highlight not only what is happening in the world right now but of the excitement and joy for what is to come…. tomorrow.
     
    In musical theater we will work on character study, scene work, voice and choreography.  Every actor will also be working on costume design and creating background atmosphere.  All high school students will receive a fine arts credit that will be sent to your school upon competition of this class. Come and make lifetime memories with us as we begin this new journey…..TOGETHER.
     
    About the teachers/Directors:
    Ronnie Anderson has been a Crossroads for teacher for 25 years.  He has B.A. in Education and Fine Arts from Salve Regina University.  Before teaching, Ronnie was an actor in more than fifty productions, touring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  He is the Co-Owner of C.A.T.S. Theatre with Fred Pinto in Rustic Canyon, California.
     
    Fred Pinto is the Drama Teacher at Beverly Vista School in Beverly Hills California.  A position he has held for the past 10 years.  He is a graduate of Purchase College with a B.A. in Theater Arts.  Fred has travelled the world in multiple productions including 42nd St., West Side Story and Chorus Line just to name a few.  He is the Co-Owner of C.A.T.S Theatre with Ronnie Anderson.
     
     
  • On Camera Audition Workshop!, One-Week, grades 8-12 [NEW]

    Course: #805 Section 72  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #805 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am 
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    This fun, challenging class is for both the seasoned performer or brand new beginner! This is an opportunity to stretch, play, get to know yourself and in safe, non-competitive environment, practice the art of auditioning.  An audition offers us a chance work on how to let ourselves JUMP,  to be seen, to practice bringing ourselves fully into a room and, provides us an opportunity to learn how handle performance anxiety – a valuable skill whether or not we are auditioning!  We will explore monologues,  short scenes from film and TV from a variety of genres and look at how to break down a scene so we understand the story we are being asked to tell.  We will work on giving and receiving feedback and spend some time on what to do during a call back and how to always keep playing and discovering.  Each class will include warm up exercises, improve games (improv is often asked for in auditions!) and new material that is appropriate for each student. Students will walk away from this workshop with new audition material and more importantly, with more ease and confidence in the process of auditioning and sharing themselves with others.
  • Writing for Performance, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #703 Section 34  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this fun, dynamic, on your feet writing class, students will explore writing a range of texts that are designed to be performed – monologues, skits, sketches, personal narrative, two person scenes and more.  We will examine both our individual writing styles and strengths and look at what it is like to work collaboratively on one story, as one does in a writers room (a la TV).  This is for any writer or performer who wants to push themselves creatively and is interested in developing their skill set as a writer. You will have the chance to workshop your writing each week, get feedback, give feedback and because scripts are meant to be spoken out loud, you will start to learn more about human behavior and interaction and what rings true to the human ear.   In each class you will be working as both a writer on your own content and as performer in the work of your peers.  We will read excerpts of screenplays and plays and watch clips of writers whose work has been produced in film and Television.  We may also look at developing content for Film/TV/Internet, how to “pitch” your work to those who might want to produce it and how you can produce your own work.  Get ready for a fun, creative on your feet writing class where you will walk away with work that will enhance and enliven your portfolio, whether you are a writer or a performer or both.

Film

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  • Family Movie Night – “Classic Hollywood” [NEW]

    Course: #812 Section 79 
    Days: Thursday Nights
    Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
    Dates: June 11, June 18, June 25, July 2
    Fee: $150
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Put an end to those hours of scrolling for a family movie to watch! Family Movie Night hosts four Classic Hollywood movies with online discussion after led by Crossroads Filmmaking Faculty. Watch great Hollywood movies and connect with other film loving families. Enjoy the show! 
     
    Some Like it Hot, dir. Billy Wilder, 1959. 2hr 12 min. 
    Rear Window, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954. 1hr 55 min.
    An American in Paris, dir. Vincente Minnelli, 1951. 1hr 55min.
    The Lady Eve, dir. Preston Sturges, 1941. 1hr 37min.
     
    Live stream via Zoom screen share will be available to watch the movies. Discussion held via Zoom.
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-6 [NEW]

    Just Added!
    Course: #154 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Digital Filmmaking Workshops, grades 6-12

    Course: #714 Section 03 (Three weeks)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1000
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #714 Section 02 (Two weeks)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 2, 2020
    Fee: $800
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty
     
    The videos that you’ve always thought about making are possible to create! Join us in this class to experience every facet of the digital filmmaking process. Learn how to take your idea from concept, to developing your story, to writing out dialogue for your characters, to shooting and editing your own movie. Understand the process like never before, and have fun doing it! All levels of filmmakers from beginning to advanced are welcome, as this program is tailor-made to your abilities.
     
    About the class:
    Students use CELTX, a web-based screenwriting software as they learn how to tell their individual stories by developing characters and writing their own screenplays. Students also learn to edit and score their films using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and iMovie editing software. 
     
    In addition, students watch and analyze films that demonstrate dynamic and creative filmmaking. They view award-winning films produced by both the big studios and the independent filmmaker and learn to critique them by having in-depth conversations about character and story.
     
    Finally, industry professionals from all areas will visit to share their knowledge and experience with the students. 
     
    Components Include:
     
    Production: concept to shooting, editing, viewing and discussion
    Screenwriting: creating your story, and writing the script
    Field trips: visiting major film studios and independent production studios like YouTube Space LA
    Film Theory and Discussion: discuss your own films and popular clips from movies, television, and the web
     
    Sample Weekly Schedule 
    Monday: 1-2pm film theory. 2-4pm writing.
    Tuesday: 1-2pm writing. 2-4pm film production. 
    Wed: 1-3pm. film production 3-4pm editing. (Or Field Trip)
    Thursday: 1-2pm guest speaker 2-4pm editing.
    Friday: 1-2pm watch weekly student projects. 2-4pm watch and analyze a Feature Film. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Filmmaking Fundamentals – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #806 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Students will learn the basics of movie making and cinematic language by producing, directing, and editing their own short movie. Students will develop and strengthen their own unique voices on screen working in narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental forms. Simple, fun, and informative this course is a perfect starting point or continuation for the aspiring filmmaker. Filmmaking Fundamentals concludes with a special online screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends. Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs.
  • Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12   take out recent grads
    Course: #790 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Course: #790 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
     
  • On Camera Audition Workshop!, One-Week, grades 8-12 [NEW]

    Course: #805 Section 72  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #805 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am 
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Claire Larsen, Crossroads Faculty

    This fun, challenging class is for both the seasoned performer or brand new beginner! This is an opportunity to stretch, play, get to know yourself and in safe, non-competitive environment, practice the art of auditioning.  An audition offers us a chance work on how to let ourselves JUMP,  to be seen, to practice bringing ourselves fully into a room and, provides us an opportunity to learn how handle performance anxiety – a valuable skill whether or not we are auditioning!  We will explore monologues,  short scenes from film and TV from a variety of genres and look at how to break down a scene so we understand the story we are being asked to tell.  We will work on giving and receiving feedback and spend some time on what to do during a call back and how to always keep playing and discovering.  Each class will include warm up exercises, improve games (improv is often asked for in auditions!) and new material that is appropriate for each student. Students will walk away from this workshop with new audition material and more importantly, with more ease and confidence in the process of auditioning and sharing themselves with others.
  • Summer Cinema – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #811 Section 12  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Do you love watching movies? Would you like to meet others who love movies as much as you do? Summer Cinema will unleash and nurture your inner cinephile. Over the course we will watch a series of essential movies, discuss, and learn the basics of cinematic language. Fun and thought provoking, you will leave knowing how to articulate cinematic thoughts and defend an argument for your favorite movies while meeting other movie lovers.

Languages

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  • Latin Review, Grades 7, 8 and 9 [NEW]

    Course: 870 Section 52
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Moc Le Nguyen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This course will review the grammar and vocabulary of Stages 1-12 taught in 7th grade Latin, which will prepare students for 8th grade. Students will reread important stories that reinforce their knowledge and understanding of Latin grammar and syntax and reexplore Roman culture. A portion of the course will also be dedicated for students to practice speaking, reading, and writing about their interests and daily life.
  • American Sign Language, An Intro to, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #553 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sanaz Whetter, Crossroads Summer Faculty


    Course: #553 Section 24
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Richard Reardon, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Students will learn basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology, and Deaf culture through active communication. This class will focus on the language skills: sight comprehension, hand formation, body language, and knowledge of signs. No prior knowledge of ASL is required to join this class.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Intro to Latin, Grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Course: 869 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Moc Le Nguyen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Latin is not dead; it is immortal! It continues to live on in Romance languages. This course will introduce Latin grammar and vocabulary. Students will read stories, learn about Roman culture and converse in Latin. Students will gain a strong foundation that will prepare them for 7th grade Latin.
  • Spanish I Review, Grades 8-11 [NEW]

    Course: 873 Section 53
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Two Weeks
    Dates: July 20-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rodolfo Buonocore, Summer Faculty
    This is a two-week review course for students who have already completed a yearlong Spanish I class. Students will review grammar concepts, vocabulary and communicative tasks taught during the school year. This class is a review of the previous year long course and is not a course for credit. This class will help students feel even more prepared and confident when they start the upcoming school year.

Math

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  • Mathematical Marvels, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #599 Section 33 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #599 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Figueroa, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    How can you calculate your latitude from anywhere in the world and with no electrical device? How can you determine your bearing on a map? How did ancient cultures construct megaliths, such as the great temples in Chichen Itza, that were perfectly aligned with the cosmos? How can you determine the odds of winning a game and decide if it is fair? How do Newton’s Laws of motion help us better understand the physical universe? How can you estimate the population of a certain species within a given region?
     
    The answer to all of the above problems requires certain mathematical abilities. Within this course we will investigate these questions and more. The purpose of this applied math course is to enrich the mathematical understanding and abilities of the student through interactive investigations and discussion. In short this course will be a mathematical journey and adventure. Students will learn grade level to advanced math concepts and will apply them to solve real world problems from a variety of STEM fields. The course consists of several units, each with its own theme and culminating project.
     
     
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 6

    Course: #601 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #601 Section 36
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    This course offers a review of key fifth grade concepts such as order of operations, adding and subtracting fractions, area and volume, and evaluating word problems in addition to previewing important sixth grade concepts such as evaluating expressions with variables and using formulas to solve problems.  
     
    In addition to practice 
     problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.  
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.  
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 7

    Course: #605 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #605 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    This course offers a review of key sixth grade concepts such as order of operations, multiplying and dividing fractions, comparing portions, and solving equations and inequalities in addition to previewing important seventh grade concepts such as integers, algebraic expressions, and probability.
     
    In addition to practice problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 8

    Course: #603 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #603 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    This course offers a review of key seventh grade concepts such as integers, operations with fractions, decimals, and percent’s, solving proportions and equations, and slope in addition to previewing important eighth grade concepts such as scientific notation, exponent rules, and graphing linear equations.
     
    In addition to practice problems, the curriculum uses visual models and real-life contexts to help the students solidify their understanding of the concepts. Students complete the problem sets in small groups so that they can deepen their understanding by learning from one another while honing their mathematical communication skills.
     
    Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate on long-term, hands-on projects that bring math to life! Projects could include designing mathematical board games, developing a technology project such as stop-motion animation, or creating mathematically inspired visual art.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.

Media & Technology

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  • Audio Engineering Fundamentals, grades 6-12

    Course: #720 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23,2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students the principles of sound recording, mixing, mastering and live sound. Music production software is provided to students. In this class, students learn about acoustics, speakers, microphones, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software, sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. Students are asked to edit, mix and master a new project every week to reinforce the topics being covered. The class includes one-on-one time with instructor, lectures and virtual access to the instructor’s recording studio. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
     
  • Beat Making - Music Production, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #723 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $600
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to create their own original beats. Music production software will be included in the price of the class and students will be able to purchase additional equipment at a discounted price. Students already using a different software from the one provided are welcome to do so. (Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic are preferred). Students will learn how to create professional sounding beats in a variety of genres through one-on-one time with instructor and hands on experience. The class will explore MIDI basics, quantization, drum machines, sampling, chord progressions, synthesis, sound design and more. Students will be asked to create a new beat every week, thus building their own repertoires. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
  • Digital Photography and Photo Editing, grades 6-9

    Course: #746 Section 33 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This course will take you on many different types of photography “assignments,” starting with the basics of digital photography, ending with a portfolio project that captures the world around us in new and captivating ways. Photography is a way for people to capture and share the most meaningful moments of our lives, and this course will explore the techniques used by entry-level artists who enjoy taking pictures on their phones, to professional photographers who have a myriad of camera set-ups. This class welcomes students at any experience level, and will inspire anyone who has ever had an interest in diving into the world of digital photography. Along with learning different techniques to capture engaging images, students in this course will learn the ins and outs of digital photo editing, fine-tuning the skills of what it takes to “make a picture.” Students will come out of this course with the confidence and ability to capture the moments in their lives with the eyes of a seasoned photographer!  Students must have their own camera or phone with a camera.
     
    School is closed July 3.
  • Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12   take out recent grads
    Course: #790 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Course: #790 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
     

Music

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  • Guitar: Rock, Blues and Classical - Level 2 (grades 6-12)

    Course: #721 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Faculty

    This class will reinforce guitar techniques and skills. This course will included learning to read TAB, chords, strumming patterns, blues and pentatonic scales, finger-picking and other styles. 
  • Audio Engineering Fundamentals, grades 6-12

    Course: #720 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23,2020
    Fee: $450
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students the principles of sound recording, mixing, mastering and live sound. Music production software is provided to students. In this class, students learn about acoustics, speakers, microphones, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software, sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. Students are asked to edit, mix and master a new project every week to reinforce the topics being covered. The class includes one-on-one time with instructor, lectures and virtual access to the instructor’s recording studio. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
     
  • Beat Making - Music Production, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #723 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $600
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to create their own original beats. Music production software will be included in the price of the class and students will be able to purchase additional equipment at a discounted price. Students already using a different software from the one provided are welcome to do so. (Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic are preferred). Students will learn how to create professional sounding beats in a variety of genres through one-on-one time with instructor and hands on experience. The class will explore MIDI basics, quantization, drum machines, sampling, chord progressions, synthesis, sound design and more. Students will be asked to create a new beat every week, thus building their own repertoires. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience are welcome.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students are required to have a computer with at least the following characteristics for this class:
     
    Mac:
    ·       Intel Mac with macOS 10.13.6, 10.14.6 or 10.15.3
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
    Windows:
    ·       Intel PC Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise 64-bit Editions 
    ·       Windows 10 for Workstations supported on Intel® Xeon processor-equipped machines
    ·       Intel Core i5 processor
    ·       4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
    ·       Internet connection for installation
    ·       15GB disk space for installation
  • Guitar, Classical for Beginners, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #727 Section 23  
    Days: Tue/Thurs
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This class will introduce classical guitar techniques including note reading, tablature, chords, strums and lovely pieces to play!  Students must have a nylon string guitar.
  • Guitar, Rock and Blues, grades 6-12

    Course: #721 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Shea Welsh, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    Learn rock and pop tunes in the style of Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac and more! This course will include learning to read TAB, chords, strumming patterns, blues and pentatonic scales, finger-picking and other styles. 
      
     
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    Course: #725 Section 22
    Days: Monday-Friday (10 days)
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 17, 2020
    Fee: $750
    Type: Enrichment
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians.
     
    Course: #725 Section 21
     Days: Monday-Friday (9 days)
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 2, 2020
    Fee: $675
    Type: Enrichment
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians.
     
    This is the 20th year of the Crossroads Summer Jazz Workshop, and we are going to keep things swinging with the 2020 Summer Jazz Workshop Online!  
     
    Our amazing instructors will teach your child concepts such as:
    • Proper instrumental technique 
    • How to phrase a jazz melody
    • How to improvise effectively
    • Jazz Theory
    • Jazz History
    • And more!
    Other highlights:
    • Each jazz ensemble will learn and record some classic jazz tunes, all from the comfort and safety or your home!
    • Each student will receive a one-hour private “Zoom” lesson with one of our instructors!
    We hope to have your child a part of this summer’s workshop.  Jazz is still alive and well at Crossroads School....come and be a part of it!
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
  • Singer/Songwriter Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-10 [NEW]

    Course: #804 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Do you love to sing? Are you interested in writing your own songs? Then this is the course for you! This workshop focuses on vocal performance - as soloists and members of an ensemble - and on the craft of songwriting. We'll study music from various genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits, from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you. Express yourself through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome.
     
  • Songwriting, grades 6-12

    Course: #722 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #722 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    End the summer with your very own original song (or even album)! In this course we learn about song style and structure, while looking at music across different genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits; from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you! Sadness, joy, humor, frustration - whatever you have to express, we can help you do it through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
  • Vocal Arts, grades 6-12

    Course: #732 Section 21
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course: #732 Section 25
    Days: Tue/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    In this fun class students learn vocal technique, how to sing in different styles (pop, R&B, rock, jazz, folk, musical theatre, soul, country - or whatever else interests you), harmonizing, stage presence, music history, song writing and more. Our class culminates with a performance at the end of the session. Join us and sing, sing, sing!  
      
    School is closed on Friday, July 3.

One Week Camps

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  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
    This class is offered as online learning and will not meet on campus.
  • Drawing Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12

     This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #793 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #793 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $5.16 
    Blick Artists' Acrylic - Titanium White, 2 oz tube
    1
    $10.26 
    Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush Set - Set of 3
    1
    $14.49 
    Blick Studio Mixed Media Pad - 18'' x 24'', 30 Sheets
    1
    $3.90 
    General's Jumbo Willow Charcoal and Eraser Set
    1
    $5.28 
    Blick Square Charcoal Sticks - Set of 12
    21101-2004
    1
    $4.59 
    Blick Black Cat Waterproof India Ink - 3 oz
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 6B (softest)

    Drawing is a way of showing and developing visual thinking, and is the most direct means of expression in art. In this 5-day intensive class we will focus on the Western observational tradition of drawing as well as explore approaches from other world cultures, past and present. It is a studio class in which each day we will delve into different methods of drawing and different media. Students will also spend time looking at their own, and each other’s work in a critical, but nurturing manner; with the goal to create a confident vocabulary for evaluating their creations.
     
    All skill levels are welcome. Come excited to learn, experiment, share, and to see!
     
    Day 1: Pencil. Line drawing. Portraiture
     
    Day 2: Charcoal. Tonal work with still-lifes
     
    Day 3: Ink and white paint- a painterly approach to drawing. Still-life and landscape
     
    Day 4 :Collage and experimental tools. Discussion of conceptual work, art from non-Western traditions, personal expression.
     
    Day 5: Final Project: artist’s choice of materials and subject matter. Larger scale work.
    Final Critique
     
     
     
  • Filmmaking Fundamentals – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #806 Section 11  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Students will learn the basics of movie making and cinematic language by producing, directing, and editing their own short movie. Students will develop and strengthen their own unique voices on screen working in narrative, documentary, animation, or experimental forms. Simple, fun, and informative this course is a perfect starting point or continuation for the aspiring filmmaker. Filmmaking Fundamentals concludes with a special online screening night, complete with a filmmaker Q&A, open to family and friends. Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs.
  • Less is More: The Art of Concise Creative Writing, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Course: #802 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    In this 1-week intensive course, students will master the art of writing creatively with very few words. Students will learn the art of the haiku and compose their own poetry, supplemented by imaginative visual, tactile and kinesthetic exploration. Students will also read, discuss and compose 6-word stories and memoirs that can be published and shared.
     
     
  • Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Make a Movie: Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12   take out recent grads
    Course: #790 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Course: #790 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 

    Students will need access to any type of video camera. This can include i-phones, computer cameras, or DSLRs. 
     
     
  • Poetry Intensive: A Thinking, Reading and Writing Creativity Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #758 Section 72 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Ebony Murphy-Root, Crossroads Faculty
     
     
    This is an intensive one-week poetry workshop where we will read the work of classic, established and contemporary writers, with a focus on queer, women and writers of color; analyze, write, edit and revise our work. The philosophy behind a workshop of  this kind for committed, enthusiastic young writers is that you will hone your craft and style by working with other writers who are engaged in similar efforts and who share similar goals to to share with an audience and possible publication.
     
    School is closed July 3. 
  • Singer/Songwriter Workshop, One-Week, grades 6-10 [NEW]

    Course: #804 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Do you love to sing? Are you interested in writing your own songs? Then this is the course for you! This workshop focuses on vocal performance - as soloists and members of an ensemble - and on the craft of songwriting. We'll study music from various genres and eras - from standards to top 40 hits, from musical theater to rap to country to parodies - to help you find a style that's uniquely you. Express yourself through song in a fun, easygoing, nonjudgmental environment. Bring an instrument or just bring yourself. All experience levels welcome.
     
  • Summer Cinema – Remote 2020, One-Week, grades 8-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    Course: #811 Section 12  
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Do you love watching movies? Would you like to meet others who love movies as much as you do? Summer Cinema will unleash and nurture your inner cinephile. Over the course we will watch a series of essential movies, discuss, and learn the basics of cinematic language. Fun and thought provoking, you will leave knowing how to articulate cinematic thoughts and defend an argument for your favorite movies while meeting other movie lovers.
  • Up for Debate!, One-Week, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #807 Section 11 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $300
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this 1-week intensive course, students will have the opportunity to put their arguing skills to work! Over the course of the week, students will brainstorm and discuss timely issues that have more than one side, and they will work in partnerships and small groups to explore the dynamics of formal debate. Students will have the chance to research credible sources, improve persuasive writing skills, collaborate with peers, and work on how to be an engaging public speaker. The course will culminate with a staged formal debate with a Q&A on the Zoom platform! 
  • Watercolor Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #780 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #780 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $4.74 
    Blick Studio Acrylics - Titanium White, 4 oz tube
    1
    $19.70 
    Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 12
    1
    $23.22 
    Canson Montval Watercolor Block - 12'' x 16'', 15 Sheets
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    1
    12.05
    Blick Scholastic Golden Taklon Brush Set - Set of 5

    Have you wanted to learn about watercolor painting, but been intimidated because it seems too unforgiving? In this workshop, we will explore the beauty and the possibilities of this exciting painting medium.
     
    In this 5-day intensive class, we will explore some of the basics of watercolor painting; which include basic color theory, composition, tonal structure, and mark-making, using still-life and portraiture as modes of investigation. The goal will be for students to use what we have learned to find the freedom to tap into their own personal expression as artists.
     
     

Reading, Writing, Skills & More

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  • Reading and Writing, "A Strange, Fantastic Journey", grade 8

    Course: #501 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #501 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty

    What do Narnia, The Odyssey, and Gilgamesh all have in common with a town of cats? They share a strange, fantastic journey! 
     
    Drawing inspiration from short stories, poems, and passages of literature, we explore the foundations of storytelling: character, setting and plot. While examining the framework of The Hero’s Journey, we focus on the basics of how to construct a compelling story. 
     
    Literary works we read include excerpts from Gulliver’s Travels, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Journey to the Center of the Earth, among others. 
     
    As we engage with creative activities, students learn how to peer and self-edit; analyze and use evidence to support opinions; compose strong, concise sentences and paragraphs; and expand vocabulary both through exposure to new works and implementation in their own writing. 
     
    Join this class and learn how to read and write your own fantastic journey! 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Reading and Writing, "Me, Myself, and I", grade 6

    Course: #500 Section 31
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #500 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Josh Adler, Crossroads Faculty

    This Sixth-Grade section of Reading and Writing Fundamentals introduces students to the idea of the power of the individual through reading, writing, and encouragement of critical thought and discussion. 
     
    Texts read for this class center on self-discovery and empowerment, and have included Cinderella by The Grimm Brothers, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. We also read and discuss poetry. Poems have included The Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein, and Mulberry Street and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.   
     
    Students closely examine the elements of storytelling like setting, plot, protagonist, character, events, climax and theme. In examining poetry, we discuss alliteration, assonance, simile, metaphor and hyperbole, repetition, rhythm and rhyme. As we read and study these works, they make connections to their own lives and the world while developing reading comprehension and vocabulary.  
     
    Through the writing process students learn to brainstorm, pre-write, write, and revise and edit paragraphs and short essays. Students are introduced to and encouraged to write in the narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive forms. English grammar and writing mechanics are also components of instruction. Each student works to produce a writing portfolio by the end of the session. Finally, students gain confidence as they practice their discussion skills and engage in collaborative projects. 
     
    This class is taught with a supportive child-centered approach to mastering written language and reading skills. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July, 3.
  • Reading and Writing, “The Other”, grade 7

    Course: #505 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #505 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Sarah Eleid, Crossroads Faculty

    The curriculum includes an emphasis on reading, writing, critical thinking, and discussion. Students investigate works of fiction and poetry that center on the idea of “the marginalized character.”  We explore what it means to be “the other” through various literary perspectives, with a special focus on the teenage experience. 
     
    Past texts have included The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Feed by M.T. Anderson. We have also studied selections from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins. Poetry selections have included those by Edgar Allen Poe and from Thirteen Stories about the Agony and Ecstasy of Being 13 by James Howe. 
     
    As students read and study these texts, they develop their reading comprehension and vocabulary. They write frequently, focusing on developing ideas, organizing outlines, writing essays, and practicing good grammar and usage. Special attention is paid to organization and writing mechanics.  
     
    Students also enhance their discussion skills and formulate strong arguments during these thought-provoking book talks. Students become more aware of their learning styles and work to formulate successful study habits as they explore the elements of a novel (character, point of view, setting, theme, plot, and language). 
     
    This class is taught with a supportive child-centered approach to mastering written language and reading skills. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Speak Up and Leadership, grades 6-8

    Course: #548 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $500
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course: #548 Section 36
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    Achieve your goals by assertively expressing yourself while using intelligence, clarity, and confidence. This course consists of public speaking based on writing, organizing, opinions, researching topics of interest, and learning how to effectively back up arguments with supporting evidence. Vocal skills stressed will include relaxation techniques, visualization, breath control, enunciation, projection, timing and how to read an audience for individual goals. Students participate in games, discussions, speeches, timed debates, and learn to communicate more effectively. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8

    Course: #549 Section 22 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #549 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    You have a unique take on this thing called life and a story worth telling! By sharing your experiences honestly - whether humorous or heartbreaking, epic or every day - you give the gift of your inner world and help others feel less alone. In this class, students write and share autobiographical stories, receive constructive feedback, learn tips for overcoming writer's block and choose a story to polish and perform at the end of the session for parents and friends.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.

Science

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  • Astronomy and Space Science, grades 6-8

    Course: #642 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: #642 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this class, we immerse ourselves in the study of Astronomy and Space Science. We investigate planets, comets, asteroids, and other celestial bodies through multimedia experiences and hands-on activities. The question, “What are constellations used for?” is explored to understand the deep history of the night sky. Student driven topics are also examined, like Extraterrestrial Life, Black holes, Celestial Navigation, Space Food, and the daily implications of the Night Sky on earth’s living organisms. We spend time looking at early space missions, the space race, and the current and future state of space exploration. Finally, we investigate current events like the Blood Moon, Solar and Lunar Eclipses, and Saturn’s closeness to Earth this July and other Solar Events this summer!

    School is closed Friday, July 3.  
  • Deep Sea, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #644 Section 31[This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #644 Section 35
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    Jump into the ocean for an exciting exploration of the most unexplored area of our planet: the deep sea. In this course, students will explore what kinds of mysteries our oceans hold at their deepest points, what kinds of creatures live in its depths, the expeditions that have gone where nobody had gone before, and understand the challenges that are faced in the depths of our oceans. From bioluminescent jellies to nearly invisible fish, students will learn what it takes to live in the deep sea and have a chance to create their own deep sea creatures. With all of the unknowns of our deep seas that we have yet to uncover, students will open their eyes to a mostly unexplored world.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Mars: Gateway to the Search for Life, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #643 Section 34  
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Are you curious about the Mars 2020 mission to Mars? Want to know what we have learned about Mars? In this class, we will not only learn about current and past missions to the red planet but also how Mars has influenced mythology, literature, film making, politics, and scientific exploration. As part of our exploration of the red planet, we will use a remote-operated telescope to take pictures, hear from the experts on the Perseverance team, learn from iconic science fiction movies, and some of the classics of the science fiction genre that deal with Mars. Hands-on activities will use readily available materials at home, and there will be interactive simulations online.

Sports & Physical Activities

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Swim Programs

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Visual Arts

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  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, ONE-WEEK, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00pm 
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
    This class is offered as online learning and will not meet on campus.
  • 3D Modeling with 3D Printing, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Course: #711 Section 32 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #711 Section 33 [This section is CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Rich Mudge, Crossroads Faculty
     
    In this special class students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and 3D printing. The course will cover how to use Tinkercad software in combination with live video conferencing and interactive discussion, in the creation of objects that include original sculpture, toy design, and basic product design.  Problem solving, group discussion, and peer to peer interactivity will be emphasized in a fun and social digital environment.  As the course progresses students will have a chance to see their artwork 3D printed in real time.  At the end of the session all artwork will be ready for pick up or mailed.
  • Character Drawing, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #735 Section 23
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #735 Section 27
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 23-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Fascinated by the people and characters from stories or films? Learn to create a character using a variety of different mediums and illustration styles. Working from more realistic to more stylized, we will begin with practicing drawing from life, using ourselves as models, complete with costumes. Then we will paint from photographs exploring how to create tone and mood with our work. Finally we will work on creating anime and cartoon influenced characters, then place them at home in a world completely designed by you! The perfect class for students who are new to the practice, looking to hone their technical drawing skills, or the bourgeoning illustrator with a head full of creature and characters ready for the page, and everyone in between!
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Digital Photography and Photo Editing, grades 6-9

    Course: #746 Section 33 
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm 
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty
     
    This course will take you on many different types of photography “assignments,” starting with the basics of digital photography, ending with a portfolio project that captures the world around us in new and captivating ways. Photography is a way for people to capture and share the most meaningful moments of our lives, and this course will explore the techniques used by entry-level artists who enjoy taking pictures on their phones, to professional photographers who have a myriad of camera set-ups. This class welcomes students at any experience level, and will inspire anyone who has ever had an interest in diving into the world of digital photography. Along with learning different techniques to capture engaging images, students in this course will learn the ins and outs of digital photo editing, fine-tuning the skills of what it takes to “make a picture.” Students will come out of this course with the confidence and ability to capture the moments in their lives with the eyes of a seasoned photographer!  Students must have their own camera or phone with a camera.
     
    School is closed July 3.
  • Drawing Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12

     This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #793 Section 71
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #793 Section 11
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Dates: June 15-June19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $5.16 
    Blick Artists' Acrylic - Titanium White, 2 oz tube
    1
    $10.26 
    Blick Brown Hair Sumi Brush Set - Set of 3
    1
    $14.49 
    Blick Studio Mixed Media Pad - 18'' x 24'', 30 Sheets
    1
    $3.90 
    General's Jumbo Willow Charcoal and Eraser Set
    1
    $5.28 
    Blick Square Charcoal Sticks - Set of 12
    21101-2004
    1
    $4.59 
    Blick Black Cat Waterproof India Ink - 3 oz
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 6B (softest)

    Drawing is a way of showing and developing visual thinking, and is the most direct means of expression in art. In this 5-day intensive class we will focus on the Western observational tradition of drawing as well as explore approaches from other world cultures, past and present. It is a studio class in which each day we will delve into different methods of drawing and different media. Students will also spend time looking at their own, and each other’s work in a critical, but nurturing manner; with the goal to create a confident vocabulary for evaluating their creations.
     
    All skill levels are welcome. Come excited to learn, experiment, share, and to see!
     
    Day 1: Pencil. Line drawing. Portraiture
     
    Day 2: Charcoal. Tonal work with still-lifes
     
    Day 3: Ink and white paint- a painterly approach to drawing. Still-life and landscape
     
    Day 4 :Collage and experimental tools. Discussion of conceptual work, art from non-Western traditions, personal expression.
     
    Day 5: Final Project: artist’s choice of materials and subject matter. Larger scale work.
    Final Critique
     
     
     
  • Good Morning Art Studio, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Course: #741 Section 31[This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 35 [This section has been CANCELED]
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 21
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #741 Section 25
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 9:00am-10:30am
    Dates: June 22-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $200
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Wake up and greet the day by getting your creative juices flowing! In this class students will be in the drivers seat. The studio will be open for multiple projects simultaneously. Students will work with the teacher to create their own pieces and build a personal practice. Each day will start with a warm up activity in their sketchbook; followed by time to work on individual pieces. The morning ends with a brief critique, and group check in. This class is perfect for every student; from those looking to elevate their doodles to the next level, or even the student looking for a calm and creative way to begin their day. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Line and Color: Foundational Drawing, grades 6-12

    Course: #748 Section 32
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor:  Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty

    Students in this course learn foundational drawing skills, and how to incorporate them into painting. Oftentimes drawing and painting are taught exclusively, and while there are important distinctions, this class focuses on the relationship between them; the ways in which drawing can strengthen painting, and vice versa. The beginning of class focuses on such techniques as blind contour, still life drawing, and gesture drawing in the aim of teaching students to loosen up, get comfortable, discover their line, and experiment. Students make works with charcoal, graphite, and ink. From there, students learn foundational color theory, and proceed to work with watercolor before transitioning to acrylics, finishing out the class with painting on canvas.
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Painting, grades 6-12

    Course: #744 Section 33
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $550
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 37
    Days: Mon/Wed/Fri
    Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 22
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 23-July 23, 2020
    Fee: $400
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  
     
    Course: #744 Section 26
    Days: Tues/Thur
    Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 9, 2020
    Fee: $250
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty  

    Students in this painting class enjoy learning the foundational secrets of the Old Masters when it comes to greater observation skills, controlling paint, drawing with a brush, color theory and successful composition design.  
     
    Each week, students explore their artistic skills through a variety of modern painting methods including illustration, abstract expressionism, impressionism, plein-air landscapes, and realistic still life studies. Students learn the best practices for developing a painting, while working with a variety of paint mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil paint.  
     
    For the final week, students can apply their own painting styles by studying from life with a costumed figure model.  Students with basic artistic skill levels explore new levels of confidence in painting. 
      
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
  • Watercolor Intensive, One-Week, grades 6-12 and recent grads [NEW]

    This class is offered as part of the summer ONLINE program. Students will not return to campus this summer. 

    Course: #780 Section 72
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: July 27-July 31, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #780 Section 12
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Dates: June 15-June 19, 2020
    Fee: $350
    Type: Enrichment
    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty

    As of July 1, enrollment in this course requires each student to supply their own materials.   It is not required that these items are purchased from Blick.
    Crossroads is not providing these materials.
     
    Item#
    Per Student
    Cost
    Description
    1
    $4.74 
    Blick Studio Acrylics - Titanium White, 4 oz tube
    1
    $19.70 
    Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 12
    1
    $23.22 
    Canson Montval Watercolor Block - 12'' x 16'', 15 Sheets
    1
    $1.75 
    Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
    2
    $1.50 
    Blick Studio Drawing Pencil - 2B
    1
    12.05
    Blick Scholastic Golden Taklon Brush Set - Set of 5

    Have you wanted to learn about watercolor painting, but been intimidated because it seems too unforgiving? In this workshop, we will explore the beauty and the possibilities of this exciting painting medium.
     
    In this 5-day intensive class, we will explore some of the basics of watercolor painting; which include basic color theory, composition, tonal structure, and mark-making, using still-life and portraiture as modes of investigation. The goal will be for students to use what we have learned to find the freedom to tap into their own personal expression as artists.
     
     

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Daily Program Schedule

The daily schedule includes snack and lunch breaks. Classes may also take a recess break at the teachers discretion. Course descriptions include details on days of the week and times for each class.

Period 1     8:30-10:15
Snack        10:15-10:35
Period 2     10:40-12:30
Lunch        12:30-12:55
Period 3     1:00-3:00
Period 4     3:15-5:00

Important Information

Fees & Materials
Summer course fees include all class materials, supplies, field trip expenses and a t-shirt. Books are not provided for Upper School courses. A book list will be provided in May. Students in grades 6-12 are expected to bring notebooks, paper, pencils and pens to class on the first day.  

Lunch/Snack
Food is available for purchase at the 21st Street Campus during snack and lunch. Students can pay with cash or XCards. A menu will be posted in June.

Extended Care
There is no extended care on the 21st Street Campus, however, several classes meet from 1-4 p.m., 1-5 p.m. and 3:15-5 p.m. The Paul Cummins Library is open until 5 p.m. for students.
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.