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June 22-July 10 (Three Weeks, Grades 6-12)

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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
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • Beginning Enrichment - Entering Kindergarten at Crossroads [AM only] [CANCELED]

    This section is only open to students entering Kindergarten at Crossroads in the fall.  

    Our Beginning Enrichment Kindergarten program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways.  Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing, and play.
     
    We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. Experiences in beginning reading, early writing and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills.
     
    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch, and taste all that lives out in the garden.
     
    What’s in a garden and what helps it grow? We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer’s longer days and warmer evenings in the garden!

    This morning only program does not include small group instructional swimming lessons.

    A t-shirt and a class photo are included in the fee.

    Instructor: Michelle Flores, Crossroads Faculty and Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 104
    Three Weeks
    Section 31: 6/22-7/10/2020* M-F 8:30-11:30am $895

    * School is Closed Friday, July 3.
     
    Students not attending Crossroads in the fall may enroll in the all-day program. See Beginning Enrichment All Day; July 13 to July 24.

    Kindergarten AM Sample Daily Schedule
    8:00-8:20 Early Care
    8:20 K Classroom Opens-Parents Invited to Join Us
    8:45 Goodbye to Parents
    8:50 Circle Time & Morning Program Begins
    10:00 Snack & Outdoor Recess
    10:30 Morning Program continues
    11:20 Morning Only Students Transition to Dismissal
    11:30 Morning Program Ends
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
  • 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.

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!
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Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.