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9-12 Programs

The Upper School Program offers students the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of academic credit or enrichment courses.

Classes run five weeks, with the exception of a few that meet for three weeks. See descriptions for details.

Academic classes meet Monday-Friday. Enrichment classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Students may select one class or several to create a full-day program or a flexible schedule.  
 
School is closed Wednesday, July 4.

Upper School programs and courses are held at our 21st Street Campus, with the exception of aquatics, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Students are transported by school bus to attend these classes.
 

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Drama

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  • Comedy Writing for Performance Workshop, One-Week, grades 10-12 & Alum [NEW]

    In this weeklong class/workshop, students will examine different aspects of the comedy genre in order to hone various aspects of their writing and/or performance skills.

    Together, we will study a range of different styles of performance, including, solo stand-up pieces, comedic monologues, sketch comedy, and improv.
    Students should be interested in writing and developing ideas that they may either already have, or conversely, generate new material through the week by peer editing and workshopping ideas.

    The week will culminate in a performance of students’ work; these pieces may be written for students to present themselves or for others to perform on their behalf.

    Students should expect to work during class time as well as independently and will be expected to complete writing exercises for homework throughout the week. The week will end with a performance in the Community Room on Friday July 13 at 8pm. 
     
    Instructor: Paul Case, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 791
    Section 1: 7/9–7/13/2018 M-F 1:00–4:00pm $500
    Enrichment 
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Viewpoints and Composition for Theater Makers Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    During this week-long theater intensive, actors / writers / directors / designers create a new piece of collaboratively generated, site-specific theater every day. In the mornings we warm up our minds and bodies, play games, and train in the Viewpoints method. After lunch, students write, design, stage, and rehearse original works to be performed at the end of the day together. Led by teacher / director, Alexis Poledouris, this week promises to be as challenging as it will be fun. No prior experience is necessary. Bring a willingness to try new things and a love and respect for live performance. Questions welcomed.

    Instructor: Alexis Poledouris '95, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 784
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695
    Enrichment

English

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  • 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.

  • 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.

History

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Languages

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  • Social Justice: Writing & Art Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Writers often use creative non-fiction and poetry to raise consciousness about social, political and health-related issues. In this fast-paced week long course, students expand their base of knowledge by crafting memorable, authentic stories and exploring a rich variety of genres.  They will commence with performance poetry and non-fiction. Students learn that popular performance poetry is an interesting combination of hip-hop culture, dramatic interpretation, and a passion for the spoken word. They may watch film clips of various spoken word performances. Just for background, students will also learn a bit about the history of performance poetry starting in the 20th century where early performer/musicians such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, then later performers like Eve Ensler and Kendrick Lamar broke new ground. A possible guest performance poet will work with students in developing technique and pieces to perform before an audience.

    Writing: journal, poetry, creative non-fiction

    Council: woven throughout the week, sit in council with their chosen issue; find time for story-telling using a prompt, for example: “A time when you felt silenced/angered/triumphant…”.

    In Group Writing: students then share their writing in circle and small groups.

    Witness Round: what did you hear?

    Art: study propaganda posters form Soviet era, as well as 1960s/70s counter culture and then look at branding (logo, the Message) so students can create their own “branding” based on their chosen social justice issue.

    Music/Spoken Word Performance: Studying various music videos, slam poets, and story tellers, what can you learn from these examples of self-expression? Some are very personal, some are political.

    Family, friends, and faculty are invited to a culminating event devoted to student readings and art.
     
    Students will receive a Certificate of Participation and a CD of their performance and artwork.

    Instructors: Hali Morel and Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 792
    Section 1: 7/30–8/3/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment

Math

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Calculus, grades 10-12

    This three-week class includes topics in solving and graphing harder algebraic equations, conic sections, sequences and series, logarithm and exponential functions, functions and their inverses, and limits. A Graphing calculator (not included in class fee) is required. 

    Prerequisite: B- or better in Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry. 
     
    This is a UC/CSU/NCAA approved course. 
     
    Instructor: tba 
     
    Course #: 610 
    Section 1: 7/9-7/27/2018 M-F 8:30-12:30pm $1150 
    1 semester mathematics 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.
  • Trigonometry, grades 10-12

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

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

    Important Information about Enrollment in Credit Classes:

    Absences & Tardies
    For Upper School credit courses students must plan to attend all twenty four days of class.
     
    We understand that illness can happen in the summer. For classes that meet for twenty-four days, a student may miss a maximum of three class sessions. For classes that meet less than twenty-four, a student may only miss two class sessions. Two tardies to the same class may count as one absence.
     
    When absent or late to class, students are still responsible for completing all assigned work. Students must complete all course requirements to receive Upper School academic credit. Additional absences will lower a student’s grade in the class and or may preclude the awarding of any credit.
     
    Academic Credit
    An academic credit form is required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.

  • 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.

Media & Technology

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  • 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 
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics with Digital Dragon, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot? In this camp, kids will explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots. Using LEGO EV3 robotics kits, students will learn to build and program robots--integrating motors for moving parts, and sensors to take input from the physical world--to complete a variety of challenges.
     
    Instructor: Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 785
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00 $300
    Enrichment
  • Make a Movie-Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 
     
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 790 
    Section 1: 6/18-22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • Minecraft Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon Camp, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    If you love Minecraft, then take it to the next level with Redstone engineering! Turn your Minecraft structures into Redstone wired fortresses with automatic lighting and secret doors. Create challenging obstacle courses with moving blockades and timed traps. Learn programming principles with Redstone triggered Minecraft commands and command blocks that make characters and structures do amazing things--from controlling the time and weather to spawning creatures and portals to other dimensions.
     
    Instructor: Provided Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 786
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 12:30pm–3:30pm $300
    Enrichment 
  • 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.

  • 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.  

Music

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  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • 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. 
  • 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 

One Week Camps

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  • Basketball Skills Clinic, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Description coming soon.
     
    Instructor: Anthony Davis, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball
    and the Coaching Staff
     
    Course #:  781
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 4:00–7:00pm $300
    Enrichment 
  • Biotech Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    The course allows students to use biotechnology to learn about genetics, solve problems, and discuss bioethical issues.  Students also gain experience using basic biotechnology research techniques such as sterile technique, micropipette, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics. 

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 783 
    Section 1: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • Comedy Writing for Performance Workshop, One-Week, grades 10-12 & Alum [NEW]

    In this weeklong class/workshop, students will examine different aspects of the comedy genre in order to hone various aspects of their writing and/or performance skills.

    Together, we will study a range of different styles of performance, including, solo stand-up pieces, comedic monologues, sketch comedy, and improv.
    Students should be interested in writing and developing ideas that they may either already have, or conversely, generate new material through the week by peer editing and workshopping ideas.

    The week will culminate in a performance of students’ work; these pieces may be written for students to present themselves or for others to perform on their behalf.

    Students should expect to work during class time as well as independently and will be expected to complete writing exercises for homework throughout the week. The week will end with a performance in the Community Room on Friday July 13 at 8pm. 
     
    Instructor: Paul Case, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 791
    Section 1: 7/9–7/13/2018 M-F 1:00–4:00pm $500
    Enrichment 
  • Cooking Camps with The Gourmandise School, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Description coming soon.
     
    Instructor: Provided by Gourmandise School and Crossroads Staff
     
    Course #: 771
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00  $300
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018  M-F 12:30-3:30  $300
    Enrichment 
  • Feminist Film Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    All genders welcome! Feminist Filmmaking introduces students to the principles of feminism as a basis for making meaningful and personal movies. Students are exposed to films from the canon of feminist filmmakers, ranging from the great silent director Germaine Dulac, to experimental genius Sadie Benning, to Patty Jenkin’s groundbreaking Wonder Woman. Through field trips, guest speakers, and daily hands-on workshops, students will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking as they create their own movie inspired by essential feminist literature. Find your feminist voice!
     
    Instructor: Molly Hansen, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 787
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment
  • Food Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Students explore topics surrounding agriculture, diet, and nutrition.   The course allows students to discuss socio-economic factors related to food, prepare fresh, healthy meals and investigate where food comes from, all while developing their scientific reasoning skills.  

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 782 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • LEGO EV3 Robotics with Digital Dragon, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    Have you ever wanted to build your very own robot? In this camp, kids will explore the evolving world of robotics, learning how to build, program, and perfect their very own robots. Using LEGO EV3 robotics kits, students will learn to build and program robots--integrating motors for moving parts, and sensors to take input from the physical world--to complete a variety of challenges.
     
    Instructor: Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 785
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 9:00–12:00 $300
    Enrichment
  • Make a Movie-Guerrilla Filmmaking, One-Week, grades 7-12

    Come partake and celebrate filmmaking in this exciting, one-week Summer School video production class at Crossroads. Students, in five days, will learn how to write a screenplay using CELTX, a web-based professional screenwriting software, film a movie with digital film cameras and learn how to edit using iMovie or Final Cut editing software. In this fun and fast paced class, students will "draw" key cinematic elements, like a specific prop, a line of dialogue or the genre for their film, from "a hat." These elements must be a part of their film as they create and then screen their films at the end of the week. Learn film from the get-go, in this hands-on approach to digital gorilla filmmaking. Cinematic technique will be discussed on the first day and then the students will immediately be plunged into the world of creative movie making. An industry professional will watch and critique the films with the students to help provide insight and offer valuable insider information. 
     
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty 
     
    Course #: 790 
    Section 1: 6/18-22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • Minecraft Redstone Engineering with Digital Dragon Camp, One-Week, grades 6-9 [NEW]

    If you love Minecraft, then take it to the next level with Redstone engineering! Turn your Minecraft structures into Redstone wired fortresses with automatic lighting and secret doors. Create challenging obstacle courses with moving blockades and timed traps. Learn programming principles with Redstone triggered Minecraft commands and command blocks that make characters and structures do amazing things--from controlling the time and weather to spawning creatures and portals to other dimensions.
     
    Instructor: Provided Digital Dragon and Staff
     
    Course #: 786
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 12:30pm–3:30pm $300
    Enrichment 
  • Painting Intensives, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    In this 5-day Workshop, students work towards creating one large-scale painting.  
    • Day 1: Inspiration- searching for source material, brainstorming 
    • Day 2: Drawing and small color studies 
    • Day 3: Stretching and preparing a large canvas 
    • Day 4: Synthesizing sources and work on painting 
    • Day 5: Complete painting and class critique

    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty
     

    Course #: 
    780 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-12:00 $300 
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • Social Justice: Writing & Art Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Writers often use creative non-fiction and poetry to raise consciousness about social, political and health-related issues. In this fast-paced week long course, students expand their base of knowledge by crafting memorable, authentic stories and exploring a rich variety of genres.  They will commence with performance poetry and non-fiction. Students learn that popular performance poetry is an interesting combination of hip-hop culture, dramatic interpretation, and a passion for the spoken word. They may watch film clips of various spoken word performances. Just for background, students will also learn a bit about the history of performance poetry starting in the 20th century where early performer/musicians such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, then later performers like Eve Ensler and Kendrick Lamar broke new ground. A possible guest performance poet will work with students in developing technique and pieces to perform before an audience.

    Writing: journal, poetry, creative non-fiction

    Council: woven throughout the week, sit in council with their chosen issue; find time for story-telling using a prompt, for example: “A time when you felt silenced/angered/triumphant…”.

    In Group Writing: students then share their writing in circle and small groups.

    Witness Round: what did you hear?

    Art: study propaganda posters form Soviet era, as well as 1960s/70s counter culture and then look at branding (logo, the Message) so students can create their own “branding” based on their chosen social justice issue.

    Music/Spoken Word Performance: Studying various music videos, slam poets, and story tellers, what can you learn from these examples of self-expression? Some are very personal, some are political.

    Family, friends, and faculty are invited to a culminating event devoted to student readings and art.
     
    Students will receive a Certificate of Participation and a CD of their performance and artwork.

    Instructors: Hali Morel and Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 792
    Section 1: 7/30–8/3/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment
  • Viewpoints and Composition for Theater Makers Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    During this week-long theater intensive, actors / writers / directors / designers create a new piece of collaboratively generated, site-specific theater every day. In the mornings we warm up our minds and bodies, play games, and train in the Viewpoints method. After lunch, students write, design, stage, and rehearse original works to be performed at the end of the day together. Led by teacher / director, Alexis Poledouris, this week promises to be as challenging as it will be fun. No prior experience is necessary. Bring a willingness to try new things and a love and respect for live performance. Questions welcomed.

    Instructor: Alexis Poledouris '95, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 784
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695
    Enrichment

Science

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  • 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.
  • Biotech Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    The course allows students to use biotechnology to learn about genetics, solve problems, and discuss bioethical issues.  Students also gain experience using basic biotechnology research techniques such as sterile technique, micropipette, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics. 

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty

    Course #: 783 
    Section 1: 7/30-8/3/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment
  • 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.
  • Food Intensive, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Students explore topics surrounding agriculture, diet, and nutrition.   The course allows students to discuss socio-economic factors related to food, prepare fresh, healthy meals and investigate where food comes from, all while developing their scientific reasoning skills.  

    Instructor: Edward Peebles-Maxwell, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 782 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-3:30 $695 
    Enrichment

Sports & Physical Education

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  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • Basketball Skills Clinic, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Description coming soon.
     
    Instructor: Anthony Davis, Head Coach, Crossroads Boys Varsity Basketball
    and the Coaching Staff
     
    Course #:  781
    Section 1: 6/18–6/22/2018 M-F 4:00–7:00pm $300
    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.  
  • 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. 

Swim Teams

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  • 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

Visual Arts

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  • 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 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • Painting Intensives, One-Week, grades 6-12 [NEW]

    In this 5-day Workshop, students work towards creating one large-scale painting.  
    • Day 1: Inspiration- searching for source material, brainstorming 
    • Day 2: Drawing and small color studies 
    • Day 3: Stretching and preparing a large canvas 
    • Day 4: Synthesizing sources and work on painting 
    • Day 5: Complete painting and class critique

    Instructor: Susan Arena, Crossroads Faculty
     

    Course #: 
    780 
    Section 1: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 9:00-12:00 $300 
    Section 2: 6/18-6/22/2018 M-F 12:30-3:30 $300 
    Enrichment 
  • 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.  
  • Social Justice: Writing & Art Workshop, One-Week, grades 9-12 [NEW]

    Writers often use creative non-fiction and poetry to raise consciousness about social, political and health-related issues. In this fast-paced week long course, students expand their base of knowledge by crafting memorable, authentic stories and exploring a rich variety of genres.  They will commence with performance poetry and non-fiction. Students learn that popular performance poetry is an interesting combination of hip-hop culture, dramatic interpretation, and a passion for the spoken word. They may watch film clips of various spoken word performances. Just for background, students will also learn a bit about the history of performance poetry starting in the 20th century where early performer/musicians such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, then later performers like Eve Ensler and Kendrick Lamar broke new ground. A possible guest performance poet will work with students in developing technique and pieces to perform before an audience.

    Writing: journal, poetry, creative non-fiction

    Council: woven throughout the week, sit in council with their chosen issue; find time for story-telling using a prompt, for example: “A time when you felt silenced/angered/triumphant…”.

    In Group Writing: students then share their writing in circle and small groups.

    Witness Round: what did you hear?

    Art: study propaganda posters form Soviet era, as well as 1960s/70s counter culture and then look at branding (logo, the Message) so students can create their own “branding” based on their chosen social justice issue.

    Music/Spoken Word Performance: Studying various music videos, slam poets, and story tellers, what can you learn from these examples of self-expression? Some are very personal, some are political.

    Family, friends, and faculty are invited to a culminating event devoted to student readings and art.
     
    Students will receive a Certificate of Participation and a CD of their performance and artwork.

    Instructors: Hali Morel and Nika Cavat, Crossroads Faculty
     
    Course #: 792
    Section 1: 7/30–8/3/2018 M-F 9:00–3:30 $695
    Enrichment

Important Information

Fees & Materials
Summer course fees include all class materials, supplies, field trip expenses and a t-shirt. Books are not provided for Upper School courses. A book list will be provided. Students in grades 6-12 are expected to bring notebooks, paper, pencils, and pens to class on the first day.  

Academic Credit
An academic credit form is required to have grades and transcripts sent to a student’s home school.

Lunch/Snack
Food is available for purchase at the 21st Street Campus during snack and lunch.

Extended Care
There is no extended care on the 21st Street Campus, however, several classes meet from 1-4 p.m., 1-5 p.m. and 3:15-5 p.m.
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.