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June 24-July 26 (Five Weeks)

List of 66 items.

  • Spanish 1-4

    
    This course is NOT offered at Crossroads this summer. 

    Space may still be available at New Roads School

    Please contact their Summer Office at 310-828-5582 ext 500 or visit NewRoads.org
  • Adaptable Digital Photography for the Digital Age, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This beginning photography class utilizes the use of several cameras including mobile devices and tablets.  Students gain an understanding of basic photography skills using the camera that is available to them 24/7: their mobile devices.  In addition to basic digital photography principals, students learn digital photographic retouching and image manipulation.  Editing software such as photoshop and on-device editing programs will be explored along with organization and storage of digital images. Final project culminates in finessing editing and photo alteration to create a cohesive selection for viewing.   

    Crossroads will provide iPads for those students who do not have a camera or a digital device to use in class.

    Instructor: Becca Green, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 746 
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019  TTh  1:00-3:00  $400
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Algebra 2/Trigonometry, grades 9-12

    This course is NOT offered at Crossroads this summer. 

    Space may still be available at New Roads School

    Please contact their Summer Office at 310-828-5582 ext 500 or visit NewRoads.org
  • Songwriting, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    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. We provide beat-making and music production software, and at the end of the course we’ll go to a recording studio and make a professional recording of your song!

    Instructors: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty and Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 722
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Afterschool Hangout and Fun!, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    At the end of their day, students enjoy a fun, social and relaxed environment on campus. Students participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities over the course of the summer. Activities may include but are not limited to board and card games, puzzles, Ping-Pong, basketball and badminton. Join us as we play and get to know one another as we Hangout together this Summer!

    Instructor: tba

    Course #: 828
    Section 34: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $450
    Section 35: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $25*
    Section 38: 6/24-7/11/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $300
    and
    Section 24: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350
    Section 25: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $25*
    Section 28: 6/26-7/11/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
    Enrichment

    *Reduced fee with the purchase of 3 or more classes.
  • Algebra 1, grades 9-12

    This course begins the sequence of advanced mathematics, preparing students for their future course work in both Geometry and Algebra 2. This course covers variables, order of operations, radicals, properties of addition and multiplication of variables, linear and quadratic equations, applications of linear and quadratic equations, operations on polynomials, absolute value, and factoring polynomials, the Quadratic Formula, graphing equations, solving systems of two equations, and introductory geometric concepts.  
     
    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Beginning Algebra.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 606
    Full-Year
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800
    1-year mathematics credit
     
    1st Semester
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150
    1-semester mathematics credit
     
    2nd Semester
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150
    1-semester mathematics credit
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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.


  • An Adventure in Greek and Roman Mythology, grade 4

    In this fun enrichment class, journey back to Ancient Greece and Rome to learn about the lives of those who lived long ago. Study the gods, creatures and heroes found in D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths and the modern spin on these characters found in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Not only do we read, Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, we deepen our mythological knowledge. In past years, we've learned about the gods of Mount Olympus, as well as The Titans, heroes, beasts and creatures.
     
    Students help guide the curriculum and input is highly encouraged! Through events that take place in Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, students show curiosity about world history, U.S. geography, and Greek/Roman history. Additionally, they chose projects in which they act out speeches as the gods, made videos about the gods, and created figurines with clay. Whether learning how to mold clay, to use a green screen or how to make an effective speech, skills are integrated into the fun and highly motivating projects.
     
    Utilizing 3-D geometry skills, we create ancient Greek and Roman structures such as Pandora’s Box or the Pantheon to further our study of volume. We introduce and explore the concepts of fractions and decimals, ratio, proportion, and beginning geometry. Number sense is strengthened from fun addition and subtraction story problems incorporating the gods and goddesses we’re learning about in class! In addition, students are encouraged to develop their own strategies for handling computation to think more flexibly about math.
     
    Join us for a summer of fun projects that would make the gods of Olympus proud!
     
    Instructor: Erin Reid, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 114
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Arduino Programming, grades 6-8

    Are you curious about learning to program and have the skills to make your own projects? Do you want to build your own automated gadgets? Maybe even a robot? Get a head start by learning how to build simple circuits with an Arduino Uno compatible board. Resistors, LEDs, and sensors will be part of your daily lingo in this class. This is an introductory class for those with no or little experience with building circuits and programming. The hands-on project-based approach will give you the confidence to take your skills to the next level.  
     
    Instructor: Kyle McCarthy, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 673 
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30 - 10:15 am $450 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Astronomy and Space Science, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    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!
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #642 
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh  8:30-10:15 $350
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh  8:30-10:15 $200
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4. 
  • Basketball Clinic, grades 6-9

    In clinic format, this class instructs students in shooting, passing, and dribbling. Offensive and defensive skills for game situations are also part of the curriculum. This program is open to boys and girls at all levels of play.   

    Basketball will meet in the Grisanti Gymnasium at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported by bus at 3:00pm.  
     
    End-of-day pick-up for this class is in front of the gymnasium at 1634 - 18th Street. 
     
    Instructor: Anthony Davis, Crossroads, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Basketball and Staff
     
    Course #: 821 
    Section 24: 6/25-7/26/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350
    Section 28: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
    Enrichment 

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Biology, grades 9-12

    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 digital microscopes, 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. 
     
    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 632 
    Full-year 
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year life-science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester life-science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester life-science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    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: Here, There and Everywhere, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    This course examines how Biology surrounds us every second of every day and demonstrates how humans rely on living things for all aspects of life.. Do you ever wonder about what lurks at the microscopic level on your body and even in the places where you eat? In this class, we investigate this question about germs and bacteria and others like “what is an E.coli Outbreak and how does it affect us?” We also learn how biology is used to create medicines we need, grow and care for the food that we eat, and make every day materials like paper, ink and paints. Plastics and their impact are examined, and students are asked how we can begin to solve the problem of plastic pollution while seeing how we can make items from recycling materials. Finally, we explore how to create art and make household items like soap and candles that we can enjoy.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course 641 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Ceramics 1, 2 or 3, grades 9-12

    Different levels of student experience are accommodated in this offering. Indicate on the Academic Credit Form which level of Ceramics, either 1, 2 or 3 is being requested.
     
    Ceramics 1, grades 9-12
    In this class, students become familiar with the basic techniques and concepts necessary to working within the ceramic medium. Each project highlights specific technical approaches: coil building, slab construction, modeling/relief-carving, and mold-making. In addition, each project emphasizes design concepts and personal expression. There is an emphasis on creating forms using the potter’s wheel once students have learned the basics of hand building. Slides and books are utilized, and field trips are planned whenever possible to acquaint students with historical and contemporary approaches to the medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a sketchbook for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
     
    Ceramics 2, grades 10-12
    Students continue to improve the basic skills acquired in Ceramics 1 while developing more ambitious projects. These include extensive hand-building, wheel-throwing, and advanced mold-making. Students are challenged to further develop their personal expression in this medium. Each student is required to participate in class critiques and to maintain a folder for homework assignments pertaining to each project.
    Prerequisite: Ceramics 1 and permission of instructor.
     
    Ceramics 3, grades 10-12
    Students work towards greater technical skill as they develop a more advanced approach to working in clay. In the second semester, students work with the instructor to design a concept driven, independent project. Gallery visits, reading and research assignments, and folder assignments supplement studio work. Prerequisite: Ceramics 2 and permission of instructor.
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course.
     
    This class is limited to 14 students.
     
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 737
    Section 52: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1200
    Section 53: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 1:00-3:00 $1200
    1-semester arts-credit
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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 in 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.
  • Ceramics and Wheel Throwing, grades 6-12

    In this class, students are taught the basic techniques of using the pottery wheel. Students learn to create rounded forms like cups, bowls, vases, pitchers, and candlesticks out of clay and learn techniques to decorate the surfaces of their pieces using stamps, carvings, and glazes.  
     
    This class is limited to 14 students. 
     
    Instructor: Elyse Jung-Vrymoed '06, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 749 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $650 
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $650 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $450 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday July 5. 
  • Chemistry, grades 10-12

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Gina Aumock, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 633 
    Full-year 
    Section 50:  6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year physical-science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51:  6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester physical-science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester physical-science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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.
  • Cooking with The Gourmandise School, grades 6-9

    Crossroads is excited to partner again with the Gourmandise Cooking School. The Gourmandise School offers hands-on cooking classes in Santa Monica, CA for beginners to professionals.
    Whether you like home-style classics or adventurous exotic cuisines, learn to create exciting and bold flavors in the kitchen this summer! We will cover everything from basic knife skills, to fun and fancy restaurant techniques. Great for amateur kitchen dabblers and aspiring master chefs alike, come and explore the kitchen as a place for creative expression and tasty experimentation.
    Each section is limited to 16 students. The menu for the a.m. section and the p.m. section is the same. Students are only permitted to enroll in one section of this class.

    Sample menus include:
    BRUNCH! – Homemade English muffins, poached eggs, pesto, griddle pancakes
    FRESH PASTA – Fresh pasta, house made ricotta, pesto
    DINNER ON THE GRILL – Skirt steak, loaded baked potatoes, chopped salad
    BURGERS! – Homemade burger buns, beef patties, grilled potato wedges
    4th OF JULY PIES! – Perfect pie crust, apple pies, fruit hand pies.
    JAPANESE CHINESE TAKEOUT – Chinese dumplings, pot stickers, dipping sauce
    SUSHI – Perfect sushi rice, California rolls, salmon rolls
    THAI STREET FOOD – Mango sticky rice, chicken satay, Thai cucumber relish
    RICE BOWLS – Rice and sprouted wheat berries, salsa verde, poached eggs, pickled veggies
    SOBA NOODLE BOWLS – Soba noodles, grilled salmon, sautéed snap peas
    JAPANESE NOODLE BOWLS – Teriyaki grilled chicken & asparagus, Sesame cucumber salad
    TACO TRUCK! – Homemade tortillas, carne asada, pico de gallo, crema
    MEDITERRANEAN CLASSICS – Falafel, pita bread, tahini sauce, hummus
    IRON CHEF CHALLENGE – (It’s a surprise)!

    Instructor: Provided by Gourmandise School and Crossroads Staff
     
    Course #: 751
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $600
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.

    The shared kitchen space used to teach this class might have contact with ingredients, which contain the most common food allergens. They include, but are not limited to, egg, gluten, fish, sesame seeds, nuts, and soy. If your child has any known allergies or intolerances, please be aware that although efforts to ensure proper food and beverage handling, there is always a risk of cross contamination. Food items used to make meals may have been processed where nuts were present.
  • Costume and Make-Up for Theater, grades 6-12

    This course is an introduction to the basic design principals and aesthetics of costume design in a theatrical setting. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of both design and fashion and how they translate to stage, film, and theme parks. In the class we will develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, fashion eras, and script needs. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through design exercises. No previous skill required, we will teach you what you need to know. Instruction in basic costume construction including sewing and draping, will taught throughout the summer. We will also explore make up design including stage makeup, prosthetics, and special effects. To get some practical experience, the class will be involved with the summer musical costumes/make up as a final project.
     
    Instructor: Nick Santiago, Crossroads Faculty    
     
    Course #: 706
    Section 22: 6/25–7/25/2019* TTh 10:40 – 12:30  $400
    Enrichment

    There is no school on Thursday, July 4.
     
    *students may choose to participate in the musical theater production performances on July 26 and July 27.
  • Creative Writing, grades 9-12

    Accessing your unconscious isn’t as easy as it may seem, but it is where the deepest and most intriguing ideas live. In this two-hour, daily workshop-style class, students experiment with several forms and genres of creative writing, including poetry, short fiction and personal essays. In mining the unconscious, students learn to value their ideas and bring them to life on the paper. Class activities include free-writing in a journal and building a portfolio of work. Students also have the opportunity to go on writing field trips during class and to hear guest speakers on the craft of writing. Evaluation will be based on the portfolio of polished, revised pieces reflecting the scope of the student’s work in the class, as well as class participation and preparedness.  
     
    Students are required to bring a laptop computer to class each day. If a student does not have a laptop, the summer programs office may be able to provide on loan for the summer. For more information, please contact us at 310-829-7391 x506.  
     
    Instructor: Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty 
    Course #: 540 
    Section 52: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1050 
    1 semester credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday July, 5. 
     
    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.
  • Dancing in the Summer, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Dancing in the Summer is a new class for middle school students. Dancers train in Contemporary and Jazz techniques, and take classes in Dance Composition. In addition, they explore the process of creating their own choreography. Throughout our training, rehearsal and performance experiences we stress creative values, rehearsal ethics and collaborative support among performers. 
     
    The program culminates in a showcase performance on the final day class and features the choreography learned and created over the course of the session.

    All levels welcome!

    Instructor: Chippy Wassung and Sophia Stoller, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 731
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Digital Filmmaking Workshop, grades 6-12

    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! You can shoot with your own film camera or use our DSLR’s or mini camcorders. 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.  
     
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 714 
    Section 05: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1600  
    Section 02: 6/24-7/3/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $800 
    Section 03: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1000 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Digital Production: Music Videos with Digital Dragon, grades 2-3

    Direct your own music video and learn the behind-the-scenes skills and techniques the industry professionals use. Write and create storyboards for your favorite songs to develop a visual narrative. Learn how to film using green screen equipment and create visual effects in post-production. Edit your footage using digital editing software to complete your music video and share with your friends and family.
     
    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 148
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800
    Enrichment
  • Engineering Challenge, grades 6-8

    Engineering challenge, is designed to be an engaging, inspiring, and challenging class for all ranges of student engineers. Through fun hands-on and minds-on challenges, students will investigate important science, architectural and engineering concepts. During the various challenges, the engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, test, and improve, are an integral part of the experience. By working together to develop creative solutions to the given “problems,” students learn about a variety of engineering fields (environmental, aeronautical, civil, mechanical, structural), while also strengthening their 21st century skills. Join our community of “Engineering Challenge” budding engineers.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 629
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5
  • Essay, grades 9-12

    The goal of this course is to teach students to develop their voices as writers and critical thinkers. Past themes have included "Writing about Food and Hunger." 
     
    This is a seminar-based course, where students work both in small groups and individually to develop their voices. They read works representing various forms and genres and practice formulating analytical arguments about these works. In the course, students produce several essay assignments - with half ultimately being revised - in the personal, persuasive, and expository styles.  
     
    This is an excellent course for any student who wishes to sharpen his or her writing skills. Students are required to bring a laptop computer to class each day. If a student does not have a laptop, the summer programs office may be able to provide on loan for the summer. For more information, please contact us at 310-829-7391, ext. 506. 
     
    Instructor: Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 503 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-10:15 $1050 
    1-semester credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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.
  • Experimental Drawing, grades 6-12

    This drawing course focuses on utilizing non-traditional materials and ways of working/seeing that are meant to challenge the student’s perception of what constitutes a “traditional” drawing and its creation.
     
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 745
    Section 22: 6/26-7/25/2019 TTh  10:40-12:30 $400
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Extended Care, grade K

    In the morning, children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.   
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily. 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    The Summer at Crosroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in afternoon Kindergarten, there is no charge for extended care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 24-July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm 
     
    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 
     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 24 and July 26, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance.
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-,3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care.
  • Extended Care, grades 1-5

    In the morning children are supervised in an enclosed play area while waiting for morning programs to begin.
     
    In the afternoon, children enjoy inside activities like reading, games, and fort-building or outside playground activities like basketball, jump rope, or handball. Children of all ages gather together at this highly social time of the day and are supported and encouraged by our staff to develop friendships, resolve conflicts, and play or relax. A snack is provided, daily.

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    The Summer at Crossroads 5-week session ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 26, 2019. If your child is enrolled in an afternoon Kindergarten, Camp, or Musical Theater program, there is no charge for Extended Care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm. Our "Mary Poppins" Movie Bash wraps up our 5-weeks together. This special end-of-program afternoon concludes at 3:15pm and all students must be picked-up by 3:30pm. Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons must be picked-up at the end of their lesson at the pool.

    Students enrolled in Private Swim Lessons will not be charged for Extended Care usage before or after Swim Lessons on that day.
     
    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim Bloom, Crossroads Faculty 
    Staff: K-5 Summer Programs Staff 
    Course #: 499 
     
    $15 per day, for any portion of time children are supervised in Extended Care 
     
    June 17 to 21, 2019 - (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm.

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am. 

    June 24 to July 26, 2019 - Monday thru Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm.
     
    July 29 to August 2 and August 5-9, (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:30pm. 

    *August 12 to 16 - there is no extended care for this week of program. 

     
    Policies: 
     
    Extended Care ends at 5:30pm 
    There is a $5.00 per minute fee for all students who are picked up late. Continued late pickups will result in the loss of privileges for the use of Extended Care and can also result in the loss of being able to continue enrollment in our programs. 
    The total number of extended days you believe you will need between June 17 and August 9, MUST be purchased in advance. Additional days may be purchased when needed but must be paid for in advance. 
    In addition, as children may not be left unsupervised on campus, a student will be directed to Extended Care when the child is dropped-off between 8:00am and 8:20am. Students remaining at school after the Dismissal at 3:30pm will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    During our 5-, 3- and 2-week programs, those children enrolled only in a morning program and remaining after the Dismissal at 11:30am will be taken to the reception area at the front of the school and will be charged the daily rate for Extended Care. 
    Extended Care is not available for students at our 21st Street campus. 

    Students enrolled in Primetime Sports in the afternoon must enroll in Primetime Sports after camps program.
  • Fit and Flow, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    During the course of this class participants relearn proper biomechanics of everyday motion that pave the path to injury free movement and lifestyle. They are taught basic anatomy and proper techniques of how to use their core functionally, proper positioning of the pelvis and develop correct movement patterns. Participants are also taught proper stretching and mobility techniques through active recovery and basic yoga flow.

    Instructor: Ashley Nitzel, Crossroads, Athletic Trainer

    Course # 845
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Geometry, grades 10-12

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Jueun Hong Steinhaus, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 609 
    Full-Year 
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1-year mathematics credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester mathematics credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 52: 7/8-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1-semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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.
  • Getting There is Half the Fun!, grade 2

    In this enrichment class, we’re going on exciting adventures! In addition to playing fun games where we learn state names and cities through the use of technology, we plan a trip to major cities in California. Students learn about letter writing, a little history of the postal system, and discuss what mail has become and what we think it will be like in the future. We learn skills to design and write our own postcards. 
     
    In math, games are played to cover basic mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction. We practice our skills and apply them to our trip planning by calculating the costs of food and tickets for given a budget. As we focus on U.S. currency, rising second graders increase their understanding of the monetary system, practice counting money and making change. While planning our interstate adventure, we estimate distance and the time it takes to travel. In years past, students have created travel brochures to illustrate and show all of the information they’ve learned. 
     
    Reading fun stories are part of any travel adventure. Fanciful and somewhat playful stories like The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl and books in the Amelia Bedelia series are used to develop reading comprehension and written language skills. Students explore the structure and mechanics of language while enjoying the writing styles of these beloved books.  
     
    We may be in the classroom, but we are going fun places this summer! 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 112 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Guitar, Rock and Blues, grades 6-12

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Jory Schulman, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 721
     
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $400 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Handmade and Found: The Art of the Artist Book, grades 6-12

    This new course focuses on creating art utilizing the book as its primary material. We work with sketchbooks, journals, found books and then create original book objects.
     
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #:  742
    Section 21: 6/25–7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $400
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    This is our nineteenth year of the Crossroads Jazz Workshop and it is bigger and better than ever! Our experienced jazz instructors have developed a five-week program designed to enhance the young musician’s knowledge and skills in the area of jazz music.  
     
    This program covers everything that jazz students need to learn including improvisation, style blending in an ensemble, sight-reading, ear-training, jazz theory, and jazz history. Students play in jazz combos and have instrument-specific sectionals. 
     
    The ensembles perform at Third Street Promenade, at Disneyland's California Adventure and on campus at Crossroads. In addition, professional jazz artists are invited to hold master classes for our students. Previous clinicians have included Marcus Miller, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Berlin, Peter Erskine, Tom Ranier, and Abe Laborial.  
     
    While the full-five-week program is recommended, we understand the summertime can be a busy time for a young musician. Three- and Two-Week options are now available. See below for Dates and pricing. 
     
    Jazz is alive and well at Crossroads, so come and be a part of it! 
     
    Students should have at least one full year of playing experience on their given instrument and should have basic technical performance skills. No audition is necessary. 
     
    Call Evan Avery at 310-582-4505 for specific questions regarding your child’s placement. 
     
    Sample Week 
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
    1:00-1:15 warm-up and tune up 
    1:15-2:15 rehearsal 
    2:15-3:00 improvisation/theory workshop, Friday- sight-reading 
    3:00-3:30 hang out with musicians 
    3:30-4:00 recording analysis/video footage 
    4:00-5:00 rehearsal 
     
    Tuesday, Thursday 
    1:00-1:15 warm-up and tune up 
    1:15-2:15 rehearsal 
    2:15-3:00 wind/rhythm section workshops 
    3:00-3:30 hang out with musicians 
    3:30-4:00 Tuesday- video footage, Thursday- Artist Showcase 
    4:00-5:00 rehearsal 
     
    Coordinator: Evan Avery, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor(s): Crossroads Music Faculty and other professional musicians from the Los Angeles area. 
     
    Course #: 725 
    Section 05: 6/24-7/26/2019* M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100
    Five-weeks includes both performance trips.
    *1-semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12

    Section 02: 6/24-7/3/2019 M-F    1:00-5:00 $900
    Two-weeks includes the 3rd Street Promenade performance.

    Section 03: 7/8 -7/26/2019 M-F   1:00-5:00 $1500
    Three-weeks includes Disneyland's California Adventure performance.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Line and Color: Foundational Drawing, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    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.


    Instructor: Leonardo Lawrence, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 748

    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40am-12:30pm $550
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Living in a Fantasy World: Extraordinary Thinking, Creative Design, grade 5

    Do you often think of imaginary lands full of magical, mythical creatures? Do you like to read fantasy books? Then this enrichment course is for you!   
     
    The first book we read aloud together is The Guardians of Ga’Hoole. While we read, we focus on the characters in this story. In addition to reviewing reading strategies such as visualizing and summarizing, we learn the different elements in a fantasy story that prepares us to write our own story. So prevalent in many fantasy novels today are the ideas of an unlikely hero, a sidekick, and an antagonist. We explore these and try to emulate them in our writing.   
     
    While exploring our next book Fablehaven, we examine the book and expand our fantasy literacy. We pay attention to setting and the magical elements in the story. We learn how the setting influences the characters. For our own stories, we’ll discuss ways to transport our readers to the unreal world that we create.  As an option, you can create a clay character from or construct a diorama of the main setting in your story. 
     
    Using The Extraordinaires ® Design Studio, we become familiar with the design thinking process: empathize, ideate, define, prototype and test. You'll be given fictional character cards and then invited to design wildly imaginative solutions all while building empathy for your Extraordinaire characters. With the goal of generating as many ideas as you can without designing something that already exists, you'll begin ideating and coming up with your uniquely creative idea. You'll be asked to choose and settle on a final idea which best meets your Extraordinaires need and fulfills your specific design project criteria. You'll have a blast using your imagination, creativity, and hard work! 
     
    In logical places throughout this course we interweave curricular areas such as math, reading, writing and the use of technology.   
     
    Instructor: Mark Quinto, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 115 
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Marine Field Studies, grades 6-8

    Join us as natural curiosity leads to exploration of the world of marine biology and how we impact that environment on a daily basis. Students are introduced to the diversity of the marine environment from the distant formation of high energy ocean waves and swirling currents, to the cryptic creatures of the tide pools, and the migration of marine mammals and then back to the waves in which we play. Student projects, labs, research activities, and field trips are geared to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of our local marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding ecological concepts and the various threats facing the oceans.  
     
    Field trips strengthen concepts covered in class lectures, investigations, and readings to support students' understanding. Possible trips include tide-pool exploration, collecting ocean data from local beaches, marine mammal observations, visiting aquariums and water treatment facilities. 
     
    Students will be swim tested in the pool on the first day of class and must bring their swimming gear on the first day of class. 
     
    Instructor: Ian Culbertson, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 640 
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00* $650
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00* $450
    Enrichment
     
    *Class will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for field trips.
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Modern Music Creating and Recording 1, grades 9-12

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to write and record their own music.  The class starts by showing students basic DAW principles, while exploring a list of terms and concepts that are essential to music production.  Through hands on experience and lectures, students learn the principles of midi, acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, digital recording, music production software (Pro Tools, Logic and Garage Band) and sound editing. These concepts are reinforced with regular projects wherein students write and record their own pieces based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. This course is combined with the sound engineering section, students learn about acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. To culminate, the class will visit a local professional recording studio to record an original piece as a group. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience in music are welcome.
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course.
     
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 724
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800
    1-year arts-credit for students entering grades 9-12
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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
  • Music Production, grades 6-12

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to write and record their own music.  The class starts by showing students basic DAW principles, while exploring a list of terms and concepts that are essential to music production.
     
    Through hands on experience and lectures, students learn the principles of midi, acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, digital recording, music production software (Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band) and sound editing. These concepts are reinforced with regular projects wherein students write and record their own pieces based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. To culminate, the class will visit a local professional recording studio to record an original piece as a group. This course encourages students to progress at their own pace. All levels of experience in music are welcome.
     
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 723
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Sound Engineering Fundamentals, grades 6-12

    The objective of this class is to teach students the principles of sound recording and live sound reinforcement. In this class, students learn about acoustics, transducers, microphone techniques, cables and connectors, amplification, digital recording, music production software (Pro Tools, Garage Band, Logic), sound editing, equalization, dynamics processors, effects, mixing boards, mixing and mastering. Students are asked to record a new project every week to reinforce the topics covered. At the end of the program, the class will go to a local professional recording studio to record an original piece as a group. We welcome newcomers and experienced musicians. All students are supported to learn at their own pace. 
     
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 720 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Musical Theater Company, grades 2-5

    This year our show is the beloved classic, “Mary Poppins, Jr.”

    Our full-day five-week Musical Theater Company exposes children to the many elements that go into live performances of musical theater productions. We seek to teach the value of team work and practice ensemble building. We encourage students to participate in both behind the scenes duties and live performances. Students not only collaborate with others but are also recognized for their individuality, while working within the structure of preparing for our performances. Our goal for them is to work hard while having fun and emerge with a sense of great pride and accomplishment.

    Ensemble Building Older students connect with younger students and practice mentoring skills. Students learn how to be a member of our theater ensemble.

    Art for Theater Students learn about stage make up and experiment with character make up. They design and create specific parts of their costumes for the show in addition to participating in designing and making props, sets, and scenery. They contribute individual artwork to enhance their performance space.

    Young Storytellers Rising 2nd & 3rd graders create stories and use their imagination to bring them to life. Parents are invited to a special young storyteller presentation during our camp day.

    Scene Work Students work as an ensemble. When appropriate, roles in the production will be shared. Each student is given the opportunity to speak during the performance. Younger students learn how to navigate listening to each other and being on stage. Students with more experience undertake more responsibility learning blocking and scenes.

    Vocals Students move through rotation blocks to experience multiple aspects of musical theater productions. Music and vocal coaching - students learn music from the show after warm ups and vocal exercises. Each rotation we work on musical numbers. Soloists and choral singers work with the music director to perfect their songs.

    Community Time Allows students to connect with the larger camp population. Lunch and playtime are opportunities to socialize outside of production-based rotations. Forming friendships is supportive of the ensemble experiences. Additionally, MTC members are invited to participate in some of the Afternoon Camp Theme Day activities.

    Dance Class Students are given the opportunity to stretch and learn technique along with learning about musical theater style. Students learn about what it means to tell a story with their bodies. Choreography from the show is also taught during this class.

    Stage Movement This is an MTC Community Class. Students have older/younger buddies and work in a mentoring capacity as we engage in improvisational and exploratory movement. Exercises include both independent and group work, as students go through the paces of learning stage combat, animal movement, creative entrances and exits and learning about how gravity and emotions can be expressed through their bodies.

    A Word about Casting Roles are cast in our production after careful consideration of many factors. Ensemble singing and dancing and conversations with each cast member with the teachers are components of what is a student-driven process. In casting the production's roles, we have your student's best opportunity for growth and success in mind. We appreciate your support of the casting process of our production.

    Sample Daily Schedule:
    8:30-8:40 Morning Welcome
    8:45-9:30am Choreography
    9:35-9:55am Snack/Recess
    10:00-10:45am Vocals & Music
    10:50-11:25am Full Company Stage Movement
    11:30-11:40am All Afternoon Programs Community Time
    11:40-12:05pm Lunch
    12:05-12:35pm Playtime, Buddies & Mentoring
    12:40-1:40pm Young Storytellers Scenes
    1:45-2:40pm Art for Theater
    2:45-3:10pm Full Company Presents, Wrap Up and Closing
    3:15-3:30pm Carpool & Dismissal

    This popular program is suitable for the beginning or experienced performer. An audition is not required.

    Performances are Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25.

    The program concludes with a cast party during our final class morning on Friday, July 26.

    A group photo, basic costume pieces and 4 show tickets are included in the program fee.

    Enroll now to secure your space. This program will sell out!

    Coordinator: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty
    Co-Director/Choreographer: Ricka Glucksman, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Musical Accompanist: tba

    Course #: 161
    Section 1: 6/24-7/26*/2019 M-F 8:30-3:30 $3000
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

    *On Friday, July 26 this class ends at 11:30 a.m. However, Musical Theater Company members are welcome to remain at school for our special afternoon play-day until the 3:30 p.m. dismissal.

    This program does not include swimming. However, students may enroll in Private Swim Lessons, Swim Team or Wave Runners. See information about these programs in the Aquatics section of our website.
  • Musical Theater Production, grades 6-12

    Our Summer 2019 Production is "BRING IT ON"
     
    A theatrical performance and skill building experience, the class is open to student singers, dancers, actors, and comedians of all ages and levels of experience from novice to professional. An extremely challenging and rewarding process, this course incorporates practical hands-on performance experience, as well as training in acting, singing, dancing, stage-craft, set design, costume design, characterization, staging, and so much more! Students participating in this six-week program work daily learning scenes, songs, and choreography for the production. In addition, performers help design, construct, and decorate their own costumes and portable sets. 
     
    Auditions are not required for enrollment.  Students will audition for casting during the first week of class. 
     
    Students participate in performances on July 25, 26 and 27, 2019.  A detailed rehearsal and performance schedule will be distributed in early July.
     
    The program also includes an overnight trip to perform at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in Idyllwild, CA. Travel dates are still to be determined.
     
    Enrollment is limited.  Enroll now to secure a space. 
     
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor: Fred Pinto, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Accompanist: TBA 
     
    Course #: 702 
    Section 53: 6/24-7/27/2019* M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100 
    1-semester arts-credit for students entering grades 9-12
    *Students participate in performances on July 25, 26 and 27, 2019. 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Ohm, Ohm: Get Electrified!, grades 6-8

    Whether you are an aspiring electrical engineer, a do-it-yourselfer, or just someone who wants to understand one of the most useful topics in science, join us in this class as we explore the past, present and future of electricity, how electricity “works” and why it is considered the most versatile energy source.

    We build a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate the fundamental concepts of electrical circuitry, basic electronic principles, and physical principles involved in this type of energy. We experiment and tinker to acquire knowledge and experience with electromagnetism, tesla coils, nanotechnology, and other student driven topics. As the weeks progress, there is continued, thoughtful and intentional testing of our own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as we gain a greater understanding of electricity. Lastly, the students have a final electrical inventor engineering challenge, to demonstrate and showcase their scientific understanding of electricity.
     
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 636 
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Painting, grades 6-12

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Leonardo Lawrence, Crossroads Summer Faculty  
     
    Course #: 744 
    Section 33: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550
    Section 37: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 6

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 601 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 7

    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.
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 605
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 8

    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.
     
    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 603
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July, 4.
  • Reading and Writing, "A Strange, Fantastic Journey", grade 8

    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! 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #:501 
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Reading and Writing, "Me, Myself, and I", grade 6

    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 Lowery. 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. 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 500
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July, 5.
  • Reading and Writing, “The Other”, grade 7

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Bitting, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 505 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/25/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Salsaerobics, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    Throw on some comfortable sneakers for this fun-filled workout session. We combine classic aerobics moves with sizzling salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and Afro-Cuban steps for this high-energy class. Learn fun combinations, listen to the best tunes, get fit, and dance.
     
    Each week, we focus on a technique/skill plus a distinctive dance style:
    Week 1: Intro to Latin body movement + Merengue
    Week 2: Body Isolations + Bachata
    Week 3: Footwork + Salsa
    Week 4: Syncopation (timing) + Cha-Cha-Cha
    Week 5: Styling (flavor) + Afro-Cuban

    No dance experience necessary! Bring your water bottle and a great attitude, and let’s do some SALSAEROBICS!
     

    Instructor: Oksana Lutsenko, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 729
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/3019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Speak Up and Leadership, grades 6-8

    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. 
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 548 
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500
    Section 36: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Sports and Recreation, grades 6-8

    Are you looking to spend a few hours a week having fun? Then join us in this afternoon class that includes traditional recreational games, activities, and sports such as soccer, ping-pong, flag football, and basketball. Several field trips are scheduled and may include bike riding, ultimate Frisbee, bowling, and beach games.
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 824
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $500
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00 $300
    Enrichment
     

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Sports with Prime Time Sports, grades 1-5

    Prime Time Sports Camps returns this summer!

    Those wishing to select this program, should first enroll in a Crossroads morning program and indicate the afternoon Primetime Sports Camps option on their enrollment form.

    Once you have recieved your Crossroads confirmation email, then visit PrimeTimeSportsCamps to complete your Prime Time registration and pay their camp fee.

    Only those students enrolling in a Crossroads morning program only, are offered an option to enroll in a Prime Time Sports Camps Afternoon program.

    This option is limited to 20 enrollees.
     
    Instructor: Prime Time Sports Staff
     
    Course #: 299
    Section 32: 6/24–7/12/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Section 22: 7/15–7/26/2019 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Enrichment
     
    *Students enrolled in Primetime Sports needing Extended Care must enroll in Primetime Sports Extended Care program.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Surfing, grades 7-12*

    Fourteen sessions on the water teach surfing fundamentals, including water safety, wave dynamics, paddle strokes, catching waves, standing up, falling off the board, turning and board controls, surfing etiquette, history, and culture.
     
    Equipment is provided. 
     
    Beginner to intermediate abilities welcome for students who are good swimmers and comfortable in the water. A swim test at the first meeting is required (100-yard pool swim, completed in 2 minutes or less). 
     
    Drop-off and pick up is at Crossroads - 21st Street Campus. Students will be bused to and from the beach. 
     
    Instructor: Ian Culbertson, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 863 
    Section 30: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-12:30 $1200 
    1-semester PE-2 credit for students entering grades 9-12
    *priority enrollment for grades 9-12
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5. 
     
    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.
     
  • Swim Lessons - Weekday Afternoon Private, Age 3 and above [SOLD OUT]

    This class is sold out. Please contact Larry Zubrin for watilist information at lzubrin@xrds.org.

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’. Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.

    All sessions begin the week of June 24. All sessions are 5 weeks, except Thursday and Friday lessons as campus and the pool are closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, 2019. Instructors are WSI, Lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid Certified.
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
     
    Course #: 346 
     
    Mondays
    Section 1: 6/24-7/22/2019 3:30-4:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.

    Section 2: 6/24-7/22/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.
     
    Wednesdays
    Section 3: 6/26-7/24/2019 3:30-4:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.

    Section 4: 6/26-7/24/2019 4:30-5:15pm $225
    This section is Sold Out.
     
    Fridays
    Section 5: 6/28-7/26/2019 3:30-4:15pm $180
    This section is Sold Out

    Section 6: 6/28-7/26/2019 4:30-5:15pm $180
    This section is Sold Out

    There are no lessons on Friday, July 5.
     
    A parent must accompany those students not participating in our day programs during their lesson and remain at the pool during the lesson. 
     
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson. 
     
    Students enrolled in Afternoon Camp or Musical Theater Company will be walked to the pool for their lesson. Every effort will be made to schedule your student on an alternate Afternoon Camp swim day. 
     
    Your child may attend Extended Care on their private swim day at no additional charge before or after their lesson until 5:30pm.  
     
    See Extended Care for the program description.
  • Swim Team, All levels, grades 6-12

    Join this multi-level swim team designed to combine stroke refinement with endurance building workouts. Swimmers learn and refine all techniques and skills needed to swim at a competitive level in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit, and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. 
     
    Swimmers should have a basic knowledge of all four competitive swim strokes and be able to swim minimally one lap of each stroke at a competitive level. 
     
    This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at the 21st Street Campus are transported by bus. Bus transportation to the pool is provided at 3:00pm for those students already enrolled in afternoon courses. End-of-day pick-up is at the Pool at the Norton Campus. 
     
    Instructors: Tara Shima, Crossroads, Head Coach, Varsity Swimming
     
    Course #: 331 
    Section 24: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450 
    Section 28: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200

    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • Technical Theater, grades 7-12

    This class is a great way to learn some of the many backstage techniques such as carpentry, scenic painting, stage lighting, and sound. In addition to class work, students will serve as the building and running crew for the three summer productions before and after class and during evenings and on some weekends. Students should be prepared to work hard and get messy!
     
    Instructor: Nick Santiago, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 704
    Section 32: 6/24-7/26/2019* MWF 10:40-12:30 $600
    1 semester of arts credit for students entering grades 9-12

    *Productions run through Saturday, July 27, 2019.

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8

    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.
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 549
    Section 22: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350
    Section 26: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200
    Enrichment

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • The Magical World of the Fairy Tale, grade 1

    Our enrichment theme takes us deep into the rich and magical world of the fairy tale. We start by reading traditional tales like The Three Little Pigs, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as some light-hearted modern versions of these classics like The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig, Sleeping Bobby and Cinder Edna. Students analyze and compare similarities and differences between these stories. They engage in fun projects related to our themes. 
     
    Through writer’s workshop, dramatizations and written and illustrated responses, students gain further appreciation of the literature and enhance language. We engage in discussions about the elements of a story that make up a fairy tale like character, setting, plot, and a lesson or a moral. We come to understand the ideas of a hero and a villain, dynamics between characters, a beginning, middle and an end, and things that come in threes, all while reflecting on and writing responses to questions and writing prompts. 
     
    Mathematically, students are given opportunities to practice addition and subtraction skills using various games and manipulatives. Other concepts, such as patterning, counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, geometry, graphing and fractions are explored in this playful environment. 
     
    The power of the story is in full force in this engaging class. Remember to bring your wand and you dynamic imagination! 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 111  
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. 
  • Traveling Through Time, grade 3

    In this morning enrichment class, come travel through time with John Sczieska’s Time Warp Trio series and uncover the adventures of Joe, Fred, and Sam. We begin the summer with The Knights of the Kitchen Table. We soon discover how our young sleuths end up in Medieval Times. As students read the story, they explore the elements of a mystery, develop new vocabulary, expand literacy skills such as inferencing, summarizing and visualizing, and participate in literature discussions. We explore mathematical concepts that are integrated with our theme. Students work with the Sir Cumference book series and use geometry to make shields.
     
    Then students travel back in time with The Not-So-Jolly Roger, and help our young sleuths escape from Blackbeard and his band of pirates. Mathematical activities can include using coordinate grids to make treasure maps and using volume to see how much booty our treasure chests can hold. Past summer's activities have included the design of a Middle Ages board game and a treasure map, a treasure hunt, creating and singing a sea shanty, and writing a time traveling tale.
     
    Third graders develop descriptive writing skills, as they read and write poetry, short stories, biographies, daily journal entries, or comic strips. Original story creations take students through the entire writing process as they brainstorm, map, draft, edit and publish their final works. Skills are reinforced while students express themselves in small and whole group activities. Using the Words are Categorical series of books, they study parts of speech in a fun way and apply them to their writing.
     
    Using manipulatives, group discussions, computation, problem solving and games like solving the daily “What if?" number with clues to find the answer to the mysterious puzzle, students further develop their understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of one and two-digit numbers. A summer long project has included students gathering, organizing and displaying data. Geometry and fractions are introduced through individual and group projects.
     
    Instructor: Elizabeth Schulcz '12, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 113
    Section 51: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 31: 6/24-7/12/2019 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
  • Ukulele, grades 6-12

    Learn to play the ukulele in this easy and fun course! We will cover chords, strum patterns, single notes and learn popular songs! Instruments are provided. 
     
    Instructor: Jory Schulman, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 726 

    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $400 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4.
  • United States History, grade 11

    Students study, discuss and debate central issues in United States history between the 17th and 21st centuries. Readings include classic works on American political and literary life, contemporary social and cultural criticism, and significant primary and secondary historical sources. Sustained writing, research, and discussion deepen critical reasoning. One of the centerpieces of the U.S. History course is the students' completion of a semester-long, in-depth, largely self-guided research paper. The purpose of this paper is to solidify students' understanding of the historical process, to strengthen students' ability to conduct quality academic research, and to hone students' skills in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of past events.
     
    Students taking this class should be prepared for the rigor and intensive pace of this course and to complete significant reading assignments each evening. Students must be able to address complex historical theory. Students must be able to grasp these concepts and be comfortable writing formal essays.
     
    United States History Honors, grade 11
    Honors credit is available to any student who undertakes a rigorous program of additional reading and writing and discussion in addition to the regular work of the course. Honors assignments require longer or more difficult readings as well as more complex writing and thoughtful discussion. Students working for honors credit can expect to spend more time on work out of class than students who do not take Honors. Students must consistently maintain at least a B in order to receive honors credit and remain in the honors program.
     
    Students are required to purchase a textbook prior to the first class meeting. A book list will be sent home in May. Students are also required to bring a laptop computer to class each day. If a student does not have a laptop, the summer programs office may be able to provide one on loan for the summer. For more information, please contact us at 310-829-7391, ext. 506.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: Angi Neff, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 531
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30am-2:30pm* $2300
    1-year history credit

    Enrollment for this class is limited to 22 students. Priority is given to current Crossroads students and enrollment is processed on a first-come first-served basis.
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    *Students are required to be at school until 2:30pm (dailiy for this class) and are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.
     
    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 may 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. 
  • Visual Effects Through Cinema History, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Students find humor and amazement in discussing the evolution of practical visual effects through cinema history. After Georges Méliès’s landmark A Trip to the Moon (1902) launches discussions into Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Gremlins (1984), students learn about and discuss the suspension of disbelief and the filmmaking techniques that compel it.

    But that’s just to get started; in tandem with the viewings, students conceive of and build their own creatures, make-up effects, props, puppets or any number of tangible artifacts. In stepping away from their laptops and devices, students enter a world of possibility and explore the hands-on use of craft supplies, paints, liquid latex, sculpture compounds, miniatures, scale-models and, most of all, pure imagination. In this fast-paced, course, students engage in the design process from start to finish, and hone their reasoning, planning, and problem-solving skills to engineer their own piece of movie magic.

    This course is recommended for students interested in film, sculpture, fashion & design, architecture, and visual arts & crafts.

    Additional class discussions may surround excerpts from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Little Shop of Horrors, King Kong, Jurassic Park, E.T. and The Forbidden Planet.

    Instructor: Leonardo Lawrence,  Crosroads Summerr Faculty

    Course #: 511
    Section 31: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500
    Section 35: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350

    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • Vocal Arts, grades 6-12

    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!  
     
    Instructor: Caitlin Tortorici '05, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 732 
    Section 21: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 25: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
    Enrichment 

    There is no class on Thursday, July 4.
  • Volleyball Clinic, grades 6-12

    The purpose of this course is to help students gain proficient skills and knowledge of the game of volleyball. This is a coed class and welcomes all levels of play. Instruction will include techniques for passing, setting, serving, serve receive, hitting, blocking, digging, and transition. The course is arranged to familiarize students with the rules, terminology, offensive and defensive strategies, team organization, communication, game play, and conditioning for volleyball. Students will have the opportunity to develop individual skills as well as team play through drills and scrimmages. Upon completion of this course, students are better able to demonstrate the fundamental skills in volleyball. 
     
    Athletic attire and shoes, such as volleyball, cross training or other indoor shoes are required. Volleyball will meet in the Grisanti Gymnasium at the Norton Campus. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported by bus at 3:00 p.m. End-of-day pick-up for this class is in front of the gymnasium at 1634 18th Street. 
     
    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 825
    Section 34: 6/24-7/26/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $500
    Section 38: 6/24-7/12/2019 MWF 3:15-5:00 $350
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Friday, July 5.
  • What is Los Angeles-Style Pizza?, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    A Description is Coming Soon!


    Instructor: tba

    Course #: 773
    Section 23: 6/25-7/25/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00  $400
    Section 27: 6/25-7/11/2019 TTh 1:00-3:00  $250
    Enrichment

    School is closed Thursday, July 5.
  • World Civilizations 2, grades 10-12

    This course introduces students to the social, political, economic, and philosophical upheavals of the past five centuries. Students draw from both primary sources and historical texts to engage in modernity's central questions. Through discussion, debate, and papers, students weigh evidence, assess arguments, and develop their original points. Drawing from online databases, books and journals, and original documents students also learn to prepare and complete research projects. Finally, students discuss and debate contemporary political issues. No prerequisite, completion of World Civilizations 1 is encouraged.  
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.  
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Hanna, Crossroads Facutly
     
    Course #: 532 
    Section 50: 6/24-7/26/2019 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year history credit 
     
    School is closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.
     
    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.

Classes at a Glance

Before you enroll, please check the grids below for sold out and canceled classes.

Important Information

Fees
Summer at Crossroads fees include all classroom materials, supplies, books, a session photo and a t-shirt.

Lunch/Snack
All students should bring a snack to school each day. 

Those attending a Week-Long program should bring a snack and a lunch to school each day.

Between June 24 to July 26, children have lunch during their afternoon program. A variety of healthy lunch options are available for purchase through Freshlunches. Instructions on how to order from Freshlunches will be available before programs begin in June. Those not purchasing lunch should bring a lunch to school each day.

All students participating in Extended Care in the afternoon are provided with a snack.

Swimming
For those enrolled in the K-5 programs that include a swim component, swimming is provided at our K-12 Sports Center in our heated, outdoor swimming pool. Our qualified aquatics instructors teach our group lesson program. Small group instructional swimming lessons are provided during the afternoon program, Mondays through Thursdays. All children are swim tested for group placement and testing determines the appropriate area of the pool for the student’s participation. The program goals are to encourage water safety, to increase water confidence, and to enhance skills development. Parents are invited to observe swimming at the culmination of each session.

Children should come to school prepared to swim on the first day of their program.
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.