By Date

June 25-July 13 (Three Weeks)

List of 55 items.

  • Afterschool Recreation, grades 6-9

    Students have fun on campus while participating in group sports such as basketball and volleyball. Other indoor activities such as Ping-Pong and challenging board games are included. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 819 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $450 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $25 (with purchase of 3 or more classes) 
    Section 3: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $300 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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. Students should review the complete course syllabus before enrolling in this class.  

    Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or Beginning Algebra.
     
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.   
     
    Instructor: Yohance Serrant '99, Crossroads Summer Faculty  
     
    Course #: 606 
    Full Year 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year mathematics credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 3: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.
  • Algebra 2, grades 10-12 [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    This course continues the progression from elementary algebra and integrates concepts from Geometry. Students learn to solve more complicated mathematical equations while they explore various functions and relations. Emphasis is placed on graphs and applications. This course covers linear functions, systems of equations, quadratic functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, rational algebraic functions, and polynomial functions of degree 3 and higher. A graphing calculator (not included in class fee) is required.
     
     
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and B- or better in Geometry. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: James Katseanes, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 607 
    Full Year  
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year mathematics credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 3: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.
  • Astronomy and Space Studies, An Intro to, grades 6-8

    This hands-on class will have you using highly advanced tools like a stick and a string to measure the circumference of the planet. Ever wondered how a telescope works? You will also build a telescope like the one Galileo used to discover the first 4 of Jupiter’s moons and you will learn how scientists calculate distances to stars. You will learn to use a remote-controlled radio telescope and how images of space objects are made.  

    From common astronomy facts from ancient times to the present, we learn about the technology that makes modern astronomy possible from remote-controlled telescopes to the most modern telescopes located in Arizona, Hawaii, and Chile. Finally, we spend time looking at early space missions, the space race and the current state of space exploration.  
     
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #642 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh   8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh   8:30-10:15 $200 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Baseball Skills Clinic, grades 6-9 [NEW] [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    This course teaches students to learn and understand the fundamentals of baseball. While nurturing individual talents, students play baseball with each other and work on team building skills. This class is geared towards giving those enrolled an opportunity to decide if organized baseball is something they would like to pursue. Lace up your cleats and come have a blast!  

    Baseball Skills meets at the 21st Street Campus and at Clover Park for field activities. Students enrolled in an afternoon program at Crossroads 21st Street Campus will be transported to Clover Park by bus. 
     

    Some balls and bats are furnished. Players are welcome to bring their own metal bat and batting gloves.  Students must wear their own molded or rubber cleats, baseball pants, belt, hat and glove. 
    For males, a protective baseball cup is mandatory.  
     
    Instructor: Cam Hart, Head Coach, Crossroads Varsity Baseball 
     
    Course #: 827 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250 
    Enrichment 
  • Basketball Clinic, grades 6-9

    This class has been canceled.

    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, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball 
     
    Course #: 821 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 
    Enrichment 
  • Beginning Enrichment All Day, grade K in September

    Our Beginning Enrichment program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways.   
    Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing and play.  

    Experiences in beginning reading, early writing, and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills. We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten.  

    What’s in a garden and what helps it grow?  We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer’s longer days and warmer evenings in the garden! 

    4 Small group instructional swimming lessons are provided during the afternoons, Mondays through Thursdays, for approximately thirty-minutes. 

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dance through the caterpillar life cycle and watch real butterflies emerge. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch and taste all that lives out in the garden. 

    Instructor: Lisa Doyle, Crossroads Faculty and Kyle Sheppard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 105 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1800 
    This section is for those entering Crossroads in the fall.  
    Enrichment
     
    Instructor: Paula Peng, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course # 105 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1800
    This section is open to students not attending Crossroads in the fall.
    Enrichment

    Down in the Dirt dig deep to uncover rocks, seeds and insects. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while we learn about the water cycle. Wiggle with worms, crawl with critters and round up some rollie pollies. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the top soil. 

    Intructor(s): Paula Peng, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 106 
    Section 1 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30am-3:30pm $1200
    This section is open to all rising Kindergarteners.
    Enrichment
  • Beginning Enrichment Morning, grade K in September

    Our Beginning Enrichment program provides young children the opportunity to continue to grow in their own unique cognitive, social and emotional ways.  Within the given theme, popular children's books are used to integrate activities in literature, social studies, science, art, storytelling, singing and play.  
     
    Experiences in beginning reading, early writing, and math development make this program a perfect summer bridge for the child with emergent skills. We attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten.

    This morning only program does not include swimming.

    What’s in a garden and what helps it grow?  We will dig up the answers to these questions and more in Kindergarten. Come along with us as we enjoy the delights of summer’s longer days and warmer evenings in the garden! 

    Out in the Garden discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dance through the caterpillar life cycle and watch real butterflies emerge. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Smell, touch and taste all that lives out in the garden.

    Instructor: Lisa Doyle, Crossroads Faculty and Kyle Sheppard, Crossroads Summer Faculty
    Course #: 104  
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30am $800 
    Enrichment

    This section is for those entering Crossroads in the fall,only.

    Students not attending Crossroads in the fall must enroll in all-day programs.


    School is closed Wednesday, July 
    4.

    A t-shirt and a session photo are included in the fee. 
  • Biology in Daily Living, grades 6-8

    This course examines how Biology impacts our daily lives. More than just theory this class is a constant lab. Ever wondered what lurks at the microscopic level on and in your body, your cell phone, your bathroom and even in the places where you eat? If you weren’t grossed out by the previous sentence, then this is the class for you! You will also learn how scientists use biology to grow and care for the food that we eat; the medicines that we use and how biology helps to recycle, and clean-up of areas affected by chemical and oil spills. 
     
    Instructor: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course 641 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Biology, grades 9-12 [SOLD OUT]

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year life-science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester life-science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 3: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester life-science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 1

    Children are assigned to participate at Camp within a themed multi-grade group.  
     
    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How Are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.  
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    • 2 Instructional Swim Lessons each week 
    • Friday Recreational Swim 
    • a T-shirt 
    • and a Group Photo 
       
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
    Course #: 200 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $650
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 2

    Children are assigned to participate at Camp within a themed multi-grade group.  
     
    "People of the World" (grades 1-2)  
    Stories such as Let’s Eat!: What Children Eat Around the World, Whoever You Are and How are We the Same and Different are shared to help students gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. Projects may include crafting musical instruments, learning similar words in different languages, writing with symbols, and creating, building and playing with game boards. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.  
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    • 2 Instructional Swim Lessons each week 
    • Friday Recreational Swim 
    • a T-shirt 
    • and a Group Photo 
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $650
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 3

    Children are assigned to participate at Camp within a themed multi-grade group.  
     
    "Animals of the World" (grades 2-3) 
    Children’s books such as I See a Kookaburra! Discovering Animals Habitats Around the World, Around the World: Who’s Been Here? and Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals are enjoyed as students become familiar with animals of the world. Students might make ceramic animals, create costumes for an animal parade, design and make habitats, or explore all the Outback has to offer. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: The Air, Earth and Sea Around Us, Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the movements of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.  
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    • 2 Instructional Swim Lessons each week 
    • Friday Recreational Swim 
    • a T-shirt 
    • and a Group Photo 
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $650 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 4

    Children are assigned to participate at Camp within a themed multi-grade group.  
     
    "Natural Wonders of the World"(grades 3-4) 
    Children’s books such as The Practical Naturalist: Explore the Wonders of the Natural World, A Child’s Introduction to the Environment: the Air, Earth and Sea Around Us (Where on Earth? and The Tin Forest are shared as students become familiar with natural wonders of the world. Students might create a rain storm, plan a visit to the floor of the Grand Canyon, or map the migrations of marine animals. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)  
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.  
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    • 2 Instructional Swim Lessons each week 
    • Friday Recreational Swim 
    • a T-shirt 
    • and a Group Photo 
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $650
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Camp in the Afternoon, grade 5

    Children are assigned to participate at Camp within a themed multi-grade group.

    "Architecture and Designs of the World" (grades 4-5)  
    Children’s books like Iggy Peck, Architect, The Story of Buildings from the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Great Buildings are read as students come to know this exciting part of our world. Students may build replicas of great buildings, design buildings of the future, or think about how to construct a building that solves some real-world problems. These daily activities are integrated with our theme and emerge from the children's interests.

    "Innovations of the World" (grades 4-5) 
    Future innovators explore past and present inventors and their inventions, as well as innovators and their innovations- and discover the difference between the two in this fun new class. Students read from books like Oh, the Things They InventedAll About Great Inventors, What Do You Do With an Idea?, Young Inventors at Work!, ABC's of Black Inventors, A Kids Guide to American Inventors and Kids Inventing!: A Handbook For Young InventorsThey discover a world of unlimited possibilities through hands-on activities to encourage and engage their creativity. From brain engineering advances to green buildings, a variety of project-based learning activities assist students in learning about the history and people behind technological innovations that have helped change and are continuing to shape the world. Additional resources include art activities, puzzles, games, timeline explorations, multimedia presentations, and the integration of technology that provide endless opportunities for an enriching experience. 
     
    A group is led by a Program Leader and an Assistant Program Leader.  
     
    Included in the Fee: 
    • 2 Instructional Swim Lessons each week 
    • Friday Recreational Swim 
    • a T-shirt 
    • and a Group Photo 
     
    Instructors: K-5 Programs Staff 
     
    Course #: 200 
     
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $950 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $650 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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 1:  6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year physical science lab credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 2:  6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester physical science lab credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 3: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester physical science lab credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1600  
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 1:00-4:00 $1000 
    Section 3: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-4:00 $800 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Engineering Challenge, grades 6-8

    This challenging engineering class engages students in a wide range of engineering project labs. Students participate in innovative challenges. These daily “challenges” teach student so focus on the engineering design process. By working together to develop creative solutions to these challenges, we learn about material, environmental, aeronautical, civil, environmental, mechanical and general engineering. Our budding engineers become part of the “Engineering Challenge”!  
     
    Instructor: G.G. Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 629 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Enrichment, grade 1

    Our theme is "The Magical World of the Fairy Tale.” 
     
    Our 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: Shelayna Kennedy '91, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 111  
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Enrichment, grade 2

    Our theme is "Getting There is Half the Fun!" 
     
    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: Ashley Garcia, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 112 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Enrichment, grade 3

    Our theme is "Traveling Through Time."

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Enrichment, grade 4 [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    Our theme is "An Adventure in Greek and Roman Mythology."

    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 Parthenon 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: tba

    Course #: 114
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Enrichment, grade 5

    Our theme is "Living in a Fantasy World: Extraordinary Thinking, Creative Design." 

    Do you often think of imaginary lands full of magical, mythical creatures? Do you like to read fantasy books? Then this 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 1 HAS BEEN CANCELED

    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $1250 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750 

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Exploring Electricity, 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 the new class as we explore the basics of electricity while learning about the physical principles involved in this type of energy. 
     
    We build a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate the many uses of electricity. We experiment with nanotechnology, tinkering and testing our own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as the weeks go on. We tinker and learn how to analyze why devices work as they do. Then we get the chance to invent ways to make them better. Take time this summer to create amazing electrical circuits and discover nanotechnology. 
     
    Instructor: G.G. Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 636 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $400 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $250 
    Enrichment 
  • 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, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 609 
    Full Year 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year mathematics credit 
     
    1st Semester 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    2nd Semester 
    Section 3: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.
  • 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

    SECTIONS 1 AND 2 HAVE BEEN CANCELED 

    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $400 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Jazz Music Workshop, grades 6-12

    This is our eighteenth 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 and at Disneyland. 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 1:00-5:00 $1500 
    Section 3: 7/16-7/27/2017 M-F 1:00-5:00 $1000 
    *1 semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Knitting Circle, grades 6-8

    In this course, students learn the basics of knitting, tapestry weaving and felting in a relaxed and nurturing environment. From scarves to hats to change purses, students walk away with a variety of creations by the end of the course. 
     
    Instructor: Hali Morel, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 753 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Latin for Fun and Review, grades 7-8

    Do you know that “expecto patronum” means, "I await a guardian" in Latin? This summer students look at the mythology, history, and language behind Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and The Percy Jackson book series and movies! At the same time, they are introduced to the grammar and vocabulary of the language of the Romans through mythology and stories from the Cambridge Latin Unit I textbook. By the end of the course, students have a useful Latin vocabulary, are familiar with most foundational topics in Latin grammar, and can translate both Latin to English and some English to Latin. This course is recommended for rising seventh or eighth grade students. 
     
    Instructor: Hannah Thomson, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 550 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Lego Robotics with Digital Dragon, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot? In this camp, kids will explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots. Using LEGO EV3 robotics kits, students will learn to build and program robots--integrating motors for moving parts, and sensors to take input from the physical world--to complete a variety of challenges.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 151
    Section: 1 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $750
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00* $650 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00* $450 
    Enrichment 
     
    *Class will end at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for field trips.  
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Movie Club, grades 6-8

    Students watch entertaining and age-appropriate films in class. Following each screening, students are asked to offer their opinions of the film in a critical review and discussion format. Join us for popcorn and fun! Movies under consideration include Casablanca, Dead Poet’s Society, Stand by Me, War Games, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, and Spiderman. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 506 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $25* 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200 
    Enrichment
     
    *This fee is reduced if the student is enrolled in 3 or more additional classes.
  • Painting, grades 6-12 [SOLD OUT]

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $350 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Pre-Algebra, grade 7 [SOLD OUT]

    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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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: Nayla Reynolds, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 603 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, 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: Nayla Reynolds, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #:501 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, 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: Sara Femenella, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 500 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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 and Baseball in April by Gary Soto. 
     
    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: Sara Femenella, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 505 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $550 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Science, "Design It! Build It!" grades 2-3

    In "Design It! Build It!", young engineers build on their natural curiosity by exploring engineering concepts through hands-on learning.  They get a taste of different fields of engineering including, civil, mechanical, environmental and aeronautical.   Through structured projects that involve planning, creating, testing and improvising, students “live” science and math concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.   These young engineers are also challenged with constraints and requirements during their projects so they can begin to understand how it is important for engineers to be practical with regards to cost and safety. From first tinkerers to advanced designers, this exciting science class has something for everyone, and is tailored to provide each child with an enriching experience.

    Instructor: Gigi Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 123
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $700
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $500
    Enrichment


    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Science, "Electrifying Explorers," grades 4-5 [CANCELED]

    This class has been canceled.

    In this class, young electrical inventors walk in the shoes and investigate the work of Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Lonnie Johnson and Dean Kamen.  Students learn how to design and build simple, series, complex and parallel circuits by using components such as wire, batteries and bulbs. They investigate conductors and insulators and explore the meaning of voltage and resistance. These Electrifying Explorers then demonstrate and apply their new knowledge by designing and building their own electrical circuit creation by converting an old electrical gadget into their own invention. Other projects have included making a circuit board game, robot and an electrical toolbox. 
     
    Instructor: Gigi Castello, Crossroads Summer Faculty 

    Course # 124 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $700
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/18 M-F 8:30-11:30 $500
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4th.
  • Science, "Magic Makers," grade 1

    In this science class young chemists make magic as they explore the properties of matter, learn the basic concepts of density, experiment with chemical reactions, and investigate chemical and physical changes. Using their new knowledge, students uncover the mysteries of an unknown substance, make a liquid rainbow, mix potions, witness crystal growth while making rock candy and observe changing states of matter as they make ice cream! 
     
    Instructor: Michelle Sakai-Hart, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 121 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $700 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $500
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Science, "Movers and Shakers," grades 1-2

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Students make parachutes, test balloon hovercrafts, construct marble roller coasters, build solar ovens, and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits. 

    Instructor: tba
     
    Course #: 122 

    SECTION 1 HAS BEEN CANCELED

    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $700
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $500 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Speak Up 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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: Yohance Serrant '99, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 824 
    Section 1: 6/27-7/27/2016 TTh 1:00-3:00 $500 
    Section 2: 6/27-7/13/2016 TTh 1:00-3:00 $300 
    Enrichment 
     
    This class does not earn any PE or transcript credits. 
  • Sports with Prime Time Sports, grades 1-5

    Primetime Sports Camps returns this summer. When enrolling in a Crossroads morning program or the Afternoon Camp, choose either a morning or afternoon Primetime Sports Camps option. Then visit PrimetimeSportsCamps to complete your registration. Enrollees must enroll in Crossroads and Primetime Sports Camps programs to attend each program half-day. This option is limited to 20 enrollees each morning or afternoon session.

    Instructor: Prime Time Sports Staff
     
    Course #: 299
    Section 1: 6/25–7/13/2018 M-F 8:30–11:30 $5
    Section 2: 6/25–7/13/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30* $5
    Section 3: 7/16–7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30* $5
    Section 4: 7/16–7/27/2018 M-F 11:30-3:30 $5
    Enrichment

    *Students enrolled in Primetime Sports in the Afternoon must enroll in Primetime Sports Extended Care program.

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Study Skills with the Olympians, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    In this Olympics year, students sharpen their academic prowess through the exploration of The Olympic Games. Our session begins with an introduction to the world of The Olympics. Students are enabled to learn about the history of the Olympics, Olympics athletes and Olympic qualification requirements all while fine-tuning their study skills in our themed Study Skills course! 

    Students pick a topic pertaining to investigate and ultimately present their research to the class. Drawing on The Olympic Games’ vast amount of lore, students learn how to take notes, organize information and materials, annotate readings, prepare slideshow presentations, study for quizzes and tests, and practice memorization and learning strategies.   

    While much of class-time is dedicated to expanding student familiarity with various study strategies, the summer session concludes with a research project and visual presentation to the class. Students learn how to navigate the immense amount of information that can be found on the internet, as well as how to cite sources and create a visual presentation. 

    This course is designed for students entering six, seventh, or eighth grades.  

    Instructor: Cooper Bergdahl, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 545 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh  8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh  8:30-10:15 $200 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200 
    Enrichment 
  • Swim Team, All levels, grades 1-5

    Join this multi-level 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 beginning competitive ability in a low-key, supportive, and fun atmosphere. Skills include: dives, relay-starts, flip-turns, and finishes with special attention to proper stroke technique. Dry-land activities are included in the instruction. Bring a swim cap, goggles, suit and towel to each practice. Swimmers may bring non-slip flip-flops for the locker room. This program is held at our swim facility at the Norton Campus. Pick-up of students for this class is at our pool. 

    Swimmers should have an understanding of the four main strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) and be able to perform freestyle 10 to 15 yards, backstroke 5 to 10 yards and breaststroke 5 yards. All enrolled students must pass a swim skills test. 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff

    Course #: 328 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $250 
    Section 2: 7/17-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $150
  • Swim, Rise and Splash, grades 1-5

    Swimmers learn to enhance swimming skills while focusing on strength, endurance, health, and fitness. Swimmers have lessons in the pool and participate in out of water activities. Swimmers are tested and grouped according to their skill level. 

    Program participants, minimally, should be able to float on their back and stomach, go underwater comfortably and hold their breath for at least 5 seconds, freestyle 10 yards and swim 5 yards of backstroke. 

    Students joining the Camp in the Afternoon or the Musical Theater program will be transitioned by the Aquatics Staff to their program’s meeting area.
     
    Water Activities: 
    Swim technique 
    Stroke refinement 
    Drills 
    Reading water 
    Flip turns (for more advanced) 
    Start/racing dives (for more advanced) 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff

    Course #: 327 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $800 
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $600 

    School is closed Wednesday, July 
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  • Telling Your Story, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $200 
    Enrichment 
  • Trigonometry, grades 10-12

    Topics in this three-week course include the definitions of trigonometric and circular functions, their graphs and applications, triangle problems, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, and the laws of sines and cosines. 

    Prerequisite: B- or better in Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 611 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30pm $1150 
    1 semester mathematics credit 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, 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 required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.

  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $350 

    THESE SECTIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELED:

    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 
    8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • Visual Arts, grades 2-5

    This popular program provides those children who have an interest in the visual arts opportunity to develop skills in drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed media. Experimenting with traditional and non-traditional materials including many found and recycled materials, students learn technique and explore their artistic voices. 

    The session is integrated with a theme and includes individual and group projects that support learning and connections between the students. Past themes have included Art Through Books, Food, Home, Oceans, Outer Space, and Fantasy and Fairy Tales. 

    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Course #: 120 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/13/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $700
    Section 2: 7/16-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-11:30 $500
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
  • 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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $350 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/12/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $200 
    Enrichment 
  • 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: Marla Ricketts, Crossroads Coaching Staff 
     
    Course #: 825 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $500 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/13/2018 MWF 3:15-5:00 $350 
    Enrichment 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 

Important Information

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

Lunch/Snack
Children have lunch time within their afternoon program. A variety of healthy lunch options are available for purchase through Fresh Lunches. Instructions on how to order from Fresh Lunches will be available before programs begin in June.

A daily snack is provided for all students participating in Extended Care in the afternoon.

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 afternoons, 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.