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July 6-24 (Three Weeks, Grades 9-12)

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  • Algebra 2, grades 10-12 [CANCELED]

    Course: #607 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #607 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Course: #607 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    This course continues the progression from elementary algebra and integrates concepts from Geometry. Students learn to solve more complicated mathematical equations while they explore various functions and relations. Emphasis is placed on graphs and applications. This course covers linear functions, systems of equations, quadratic functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, rational algebraic functions, and polynomial functions of degree 3 and higher. A graphing calculator (not included in class fee) is required.
     
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and B- or better in Geometry.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program
  • Biology, grades 9-12

    Course: #632 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #632 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #632 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 

    This is a full year, activity based, laboratory science course focusing on the unique properties of living organisms and how they connect to larger Biosystems. Topics may include science of research, cell biology, genetics, evolution, molecular biology, elements for life, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and ecology. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized. Students work with home and online resources to make observations, run simulations, perform individualized experiments, interpret data, and form generalizations. The department aims to ensure that students gain an understanding of the diversity and complexity of life, and an appreciation of the sanctity of life regardless of its form.
     
    This course is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • Chemistry, grades 10-12

    Course: #633 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #633 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course: #633 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester science credit)
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 

    Chemistry is a full year course designed as a general introduction to the properties and interaction of all forms of matter. Through inquiry-based investigations, hands-on experimentation, demonstrations and problem-solving sessions, students gather facts, organize data and analyze trends and patterns that explain the nature of matter. The course covers chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical reactions, gas laws, molecular geometry, and in-depth stoichiometric calculations. Students should expect 2-3 labs, 2-3 quizzes, and 2-3 tests per week. Chemistry is a math-intensive course; therefore, students must have a strong facility with Algebra. 
    Prerequisite: 1 year of Biology, B- or better in freshman math course or completion of Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • 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.
  • Geometry, grades 10-12

    Course: # 609 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1800
    Type: Credit (1-year math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: # 609 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course: # 609 Section 2 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1150
    Type: Credit (1-semester math credit)
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    To see an example of James’ online math lessons, click here.


    This course develops critical thinking and visualization skills, presenting and exploring the properties of shapes in space. Some of the major topics covered are angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles and congruence, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, trigonometric ratios, circles, constructions, area, and volume. Concepts from Algebra 1 are integrated throughout this course. Construction tools such as a straightedge and a compass (not included in class fee) are required for this course. 
     
    Prerequisites:  Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit From is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.
  • 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.
     
  • Physics, grades 10-12

    Course: #635 Section 50 (Full-year)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1900
    Type: Credit (1-year physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #635 Section 51 (Semester 1)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: June 22-July 10, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course: #635 Section 52 (Semester 2)
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
    Dates: July 6-July 24, 2020
    Fee: $1200
    Type: Credit (1-semester physical science lab credit)
    Instructor: Chris Buckley, Crossroads Faculty

    Physics is a full year laboratory science class that explores the nature of the world by examining the motion of objects (kinematics) and the causes of motion (dynamics). Students learn scientific reasoning and build problem-solving skills by developing mathematical models for the behavior of matter and energy. Through the use of innovative virtual labs, students will learn the scientific method of disciplined observation and how to systematically relate these observations to mathematical models for the behavior of matter and energy. Topics covered include: motion and kinematics, force, gravitation, circular motion, work and energy, momentum, and collisions. The class encourages students to think systematically about the world around them, emphasizing group participation in virtual labs, collaborative projects, problem solving, and online discussions. Prerequisite: completion of Biology, completion of a second science course.

    Prerequisite: completion of Biology, completion of a second science course.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Important Information about Attendance in Credit Classes:
     
    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all sessions of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for five-weeks, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than five-weeks, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An Academic Credit Form is not required for Crossroads students.
     
    In order to have grades and transcripts sent to a student's home school, an Academic Credit Form is required for all non-Crossroads students
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the intense pace of the course. One day of class in the summer program is considered to be equal to a week of classes during the school year. Students should also be prepared for two to three hours of homework each night. The school library is open daily until 5:00pm should a student choose to stay on campus to complete their work. It is recommended that students do not take other classes, work, or take on internships during the five weeks of the summer program.

Important Information

All Programs Events offered throughout the day are Opt-In times for your child to enjoy fun activities with their peers and the summer staff throughout the summer. We hope to see you there!
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.