By Date

June 25-July 27 (Five Weeks)

List of 68 items.

  • 3D Game Design with Unity with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    This course is designed for avid gamers and aspiring technical artists who want to learn how their favorite games are made. The best way to do that? Create your own! During this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of game design by creating a basic playable game. Our student designers will utilize Unity 3D’s terrain editor to create environments and will be introduced to object-oriented programming with C# by creating interactive game objects.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course: #779
    Section 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $550.00
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • 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

    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.
  • App Academy with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    Java Programming with Processing
    Learn computer science fundamentals the visual way with Processing, a flexible software sketchbook and language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. We’ll take digital art to the next level by creating live generative art with code. Fun projects ranging from digital animations and interactive games will expose students to this high-tech medium for visual expression based on the Java programming language.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course # 651
    Section: 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40 - 12:30 $550.00
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • 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: Art Borja, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 673 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Enrichment 
  • Assemblage Sculpture, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    This sculpture course focuses on creating original 3-D artworks utilizing non-traditional materials. We primarily work with found objects; from cardboard to newspapers, from street trash to junk mail.
     
    Instructor: Vincent Ramos, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 743 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30  $400 
    Enrichment 
  • 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]

    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

    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 
  • 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

    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.
  • 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: Nilay Akay Singh, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 737
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1200
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 1:00-3:30 $1200
    1 semester of art 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. 
  • 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: Nilay Akay Singh, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 749 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $650 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $650 
    Section 3: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTH 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Section 4: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 1:00-3:00 $450 
    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.
  • Cooking with The Gourmandise School, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    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 molecular gastronomy techniques. At the end of our five weeks together we will have a "Chopped" style showdown, using a mystery basket of ingredients to make innovative and improvised dishes using all our new skills. Great for amateur kitchen dabblers, and aspiring master chefs alike, come and explore the kitchen as a place for creative expression and tasty experimentation.  
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 751 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $600 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600 
    Section 3: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 1:00-3:00 $600 
    Enrichment 
     
    Each section is limited to 10 students. 
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4. 
     
    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 [NEW]

    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 1: 6/26–7/26/2018* TTh 10:40 – 12:30  $400.00
    Enrichment

    *to include participation in the musical theater production performances on July 27 and July 28.

  • 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: Roy Danovitch '95, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Course #: 540 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 10:40-12:30 $1050 
    1 semester 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. 
  • Digital Photography, grades 6-12

    This beginning photography class utilizes the use of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Cameras. Students gain an understanding and basic control of camera operations, proper photographic exposure, and compositional skills. In addition, students learn digital photographic retouching and image manipulation, digital photographic work flow including how to download, organize and store digital images. Digital printing options are also explored, and laboratory work is a component of the class. Students must have a DSLR camera with manual overdrive capabilities. A camera storage bag is recommended.
     
    Instructor: Dan Eldridge, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 746 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018  TTh  1:00-3:00  $450 
    Enrichment 
  • 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: tba
     
    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: tba

    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

    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: 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. 
  • 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: Roy Danovitch '95, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 503 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-10:15 $1050 
    1 semester 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.

  • Experimental Drawing, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 T/TH  1:00-3:00  $400 
    Enrichment 
  • 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 
  • 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 Wednesday, July 4. 

    School ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 27, 2017. If your child is enrolled in an afternoon Kindergarten, there is no charge for extended care on this day between 11:30am and 3:15pm. 

    Coordinator: Ashley Nissim, 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 25-July 26, 2018 - Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm 

    June 25 to July 26, 2018 - 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 25 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 Wednesday, July 4. 

    School ends at 11:30am on Friday, July 27, 2017. 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. 

    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, 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 25-July 26, 2018 - Monday thru Friday; any amount of time between 3:30-5:30pm
     

    June 25 to July 26, 2018 - Monday-Friday; There is no charge for any amount of time needed for care between 8:00am until 8:20am.
     

    June 18-22 and July 30 to August 10 (during one-week camps) Monday-Friday; any amount of time between 8:00-9:00am and 3:30 and 5:30pm.
     

    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 18 and August 10, 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. 
  • 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 
    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. 
  • Handmade and Found: The Art of the Artist Book, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    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 1: 6/26–7/26/2018 TTh 8:30-10:15 $400.00
    Enrichment 
  • Java Modding for Minecraft with Digital Dragon, grades 6-8 [NEW]

    In this course, students are introduced to programming by going under the hood of their favorite game. Enter the Java source code of Minecraft itself and create everything from custom blocks, items, mobs, and recipes. Never coded before? No problem! Students constantly see the result of their growing coding skills in the Minecraft world that they create with their newfound skills, allowing for a creative, engaging approach to coding that fosters design-based thinking.

    Instructor: Provided by Digital Dragon and Staff

    Course #: 650
    Section: 1 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-10:15 $550.00
    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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:15-12:45 $1800
    1 year of arts credit for students entering grades 9-12

    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.
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2016 MWF 10:40-12:30 $600
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
  • Music, 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 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 10:40-12:30 $450 
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

  • Musical Theater Company, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    This year our show is the beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz (RSC).
     
    Our newly designed 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
    3:20-3:30pm Carpool & Dismissal
     
    This popular program is suitable for the beginning or experienced performer. An audition is not required.
     
    Performances are Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26.
     
    The program concludes with a cast party during our final class meeting on Friday, July 27.
     
    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 Director and Accompanist: Anthony Lucca, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 161
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-3:30 $3000
    Enrichment
     
    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
     
    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 2018 Production is "The Addams Family" 
     
    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 of the production in the Moss Theater at New Roads School on July 26, 27 and 28, 2018.  Students will travel by school bus for rehearsals the week of July 23.  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 space. 
     
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson, Crossroads Faculty 
    Instructor: Fred Pinto, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
    Accompanist: TBA 
     
    Course #: 702 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/28/2018* M-F 1:00-5:00 $2100 
    1 semester of art credit for students entering grades 9-12

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

     
    The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com.
  • 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 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.

  • Photography 1, grades 9-12

    This course emphasizes the development of visual awareness and personal expression through the medium of photography. Basic technical skills, such as familiarity with the camera and its controls, film processing, and printing are stressed.  Students look at and discuss historical as well as contemporary images. Students complete a series of projects in which they apply photographic technique to areas of personal interest. Critiques follow each project. Students make a brief presentation on a 19th or 20th century photographer and visit and review two exhibitions outside of class. 
     
    Students must have a 35mm SLR camera in working condition with manual overdrive. 
     
    Fee includes 1 roll of film and a supply of photo paper. Additional photo supplies are required. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course. 
     
    Instructor: Dan Eldridge, Crossroads Summer Faculty 
     
    Course #: 747 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 8:30-12:30 $1050 
    1 semester of art credit

    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.  
  • 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

    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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 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 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 MWF 8:30-12:30 $1150 
    1 semester PE-2 credit for students entering grades 9-12 
     
    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.  
  • Swim Lessons - Weekday Afternoon Private, Age 3 to 17 years of age

    All sessions begin the week of June 25. All sessions are 5 weeks, except Wednesday lessons as campus and the pool are closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Instructors are WSI, Lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid Certified. 

    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff 
     
    Course #: 346 

    Mondays
     
    Section 1: 6/25-7/23/2018 3:30-4:15pm $225 
    Section 2: 6/25-7/23/2018 4:30-5:15pm $225 
     
    Wednesdays  
    Section 3: 6/27-7/25/2018 3:30-4:15pm $180 
    Section 4: 6/27-7/25/2018 4:30-5:15pm $180 
    There is no lesson on Wednesday July  4 
     
    Fridays 
    Section 5: 6/29-7/27/2018 3:30-4:15pm $225 
    Section 6: 6/29-7/27/2018 4:30-5:15pm $225 
     
    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.
     

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4
    . 
  • 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: Crossroads Aquatics Staff

    Course #: 331 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $450 
    Section 2: 6/26-7/13/2018 TTh 3:15-5:00 $200
  • Technical Theater, grades 6-12

    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 and Christina Schwinn, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 704 
    Section 1: 6/26-7/26/2018* TTh 1:00-4:00 $500 
    1 semester of arts credit for students entering grades 9-12 
     
    *Productions run through Saturday, July 28, 2018. 
  • 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 
  • Theater Production Training Program, grades 8-12 [NEW]

    Theater is happening everywhere: from On- and Off-Broadway to televised live events like the Oscars & the Super Bowl.
     
    Students expand their knowledge of working in theater production this summer in our first-ever, Theater Production Training Program.  This five-week program is geared towards students who wish to round out their skills and knowledge for non-performance based jobs in the theatre.

    Students learn everything there is to know about putting on a production.  Along with the practical knowledge of being part of a production team that helps build their resume for future employment.
    In addition to on-the-spot training day to day activities include assisting in rehearsals & pre-production duties of a Summer at Crossroads show.

    This training team also assists with the summer production play bills, box office, marketing and advertising for the summer productions. Students also have an opportunity to work with the technical theater and hair and makeup classes, expanding their knowledge of all that its takes behind the scenes in theater production.

    This camp is taught by Lily Rains who is an Actor, Director, Producer and Arts Educator, along with guest speakers to include Broadway Stage Managers & Actors, Award winning Theatre & live event producers, Directors, Artistic Directors, Lighting designers, and Touring multi-hyphenate musicians & actors, and others. 

    This class does not offer a performance opportunity. Students who are enrolled in Musical Theater, Jazz Workshop, Film Making or other after classes can enroll in the morning only section of this camp.

    Instructor: Lily Rains '97, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Course #: 740
    Section 1: 6/25–7/27/2018 M-F 8:30–3:00 $1,050
    Section 2*: 6/25–7/27/2018 M-F 8:30–12:30 $700
    Enrichment

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

    *Section 2 is only available to those students who will also be enrolled in the Musical Production, Jazz Workshop, and Film Making, Tech Theater or other afternoon summer program in 2018.
  • Trigonometry-Pre-Calculus, grades 10-12

    This course covers trigonometric functions and other precalculus concepts.  Topics 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. Other topics discussed include solving and graphing harder algebraic equations, conic sections, sequences and series, logarithmic and exponential functions, functions and their inverses, and limits.
     
    Prerequisites: B- or better (or teacher recommendation) in Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU approved course. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 612 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30pm $1800 
    1 year 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 10:30-12:15 $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. 
  • 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 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.
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course.
     
    Instructor: Drew Devore, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 531
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30am-2:30pm* $2300
    1 year History Credit

    School is closed Wednesday, July 4.
     
    *Students will be at school until 2:30pm (daily for this class) and are not permitted to leave campus for lunch.
     
    Please note: this course is NOT available for online enrollment at this time.  Crossroads students interested in enrolling must submit a request to their advisor. Requests will be reviewed by the Upper School administration. Once approved to enroll, the Summer Programs Office will email a link to parents with details.   
     
    Non-Crossroads students interested in enrolling should send an email to summer@xrds.org with students name and name of current school. Parents will be contacted as space becomes available.

    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.

  • 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. 
  • 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 but completion of World Civilizations 1 is encouraged.  

    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 532 
    Section 1: 6/25-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30 $1800 
    1 year history 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.

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.