SUMMER 2017  

Engaging. Empowering. Inspiring.

Each summer the Chaminade Center for Excellence creates programs designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds. These goals are central to our Marianist philosophy and driven at designing a student-centered classroom where students are engaged and self-directed learners, leading to empowerment. This summer, we are joining forces with STEMscopesTM to challenge and inspire students who already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. What STEMscopesTM does is tap into their exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. STEMscopesTM empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in physical science, life science and earth and space science, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. The STEMscopesTM curriculum will be the cornerstone of our Steam Academy, joining our popular Great Books Academy in the Chaminade Center for Excellence Summer Programs.

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Prepare your child for the challenges of a college preparatory education and give them the skills they need to be successful. Enroll them in one of the summer enrichment academies at Chaminade College Preparatory. Critical thinking is a priceless skill that translates across academic disciplines and is integral to achievement.

EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE FROM 3:00 - 5:30 PM
MORNING SESSION INCLUDES BREAKFAST
AFTERNOON SESSION INCLUDES SNACK
 
SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE 
Choose morning or afternoon sessions or stay for the whole day! 
AM Session: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. – Noon 
PM Session: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

 Summer 2017 Schedule

  • Week 1: June 12 – 16        
  • Week 2: June 19 – 23      
  • Week 3: June 26 – June 30
  • Week 4: July 3  – 7 (no classes 7/4)
  • Week 5: July 10 – 14 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 15TH

Summer 2017Chaminade’s Summer STEAM Academy – powered by STEMscopesTM! For grades 1-6.


STEMscopesTM students learn through exploration and discovery.Through STEMscopesTM, students become hands-on problem solvers and learn to collaborate with their fellow students.


For students in grades 1-6

Demand for STEM careers shows no signs of slowing down. For students to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders, they need to experience STEM first. At the core of each of STEMscope’sTM STEM solutions is hands-on, inquiry-based investigation that helps students become tomorrow’s STEM leaders and innovators by letting them experience science. As students dive into the investigations found in each scope, they develop their own contexts and meanings for the scientific concepts they are learning, retain more knowledge, and develop deeper understandings of the world around them. Each STEMscopeTM module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that spark a lifelong love of learning and build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In addition, each module empowers students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!Each week students in the Summer Steam Academy will take three classes combining the STEMscopesTM curriculum in either physical science, life science, or earth and space science with arts, robotics, coding, and math.

Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!

Each week students in the Summer Steam Academy will take three classes combining the STEMscopes curriculum with arts, robotics, math, and science.


Tuition: $165 per week ½ day 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., or combine with afternoon camp from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  $315 per week FULL DAY Registration Fee: $50 (per student) after April 15, 2017


Register Early!

STEMscopesTM Entering 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade

Students in STEMscopesTM will engage each week in a series of activities that build upon each other, students are challenged to become confident in trying new things, to learn from mistakes, and to apply what they know to find solutions. STEMScopesTM is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, and other national and state standards. The curriculum is different each week, so there’s no repetition!  Come for one week, or all five weeks this summer!

LEGO ROBOTICS Entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade Become the next generation of robotics engineers and explore the universe. Learn about robotics in a hands-on course for students interested in engineering. Autonomous robots with a programming component and remote controlled robots will be constructed and used.  Classes are separated by grade level.


BRAINY GAMES Entering 1st – 3rd grade Math, science, and language arts can be such a drag during the school year. Not this class! Students will continue to develop their core academic skills by playing a variety of different and interesting games. The class will utilize age appropriate board games and physical activities to teach strong academic development while having a blast in the process! 


INTRODUCTION TO CODING Entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade Learn sequential thinking, logical reasoning and coding concepts all while playing games and having fun with an Ozobot! Ozobot takes kids on a fun and mesmerizing experience introducing coding through creative drawing, problem solving and group challenges by coloring code commands in the form of basic color combinations. 


MATH MANIA Entering 1st – 3rd grade Give your child a head start in math this summer as they explore the world of numbers. Students will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions. 


ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering 1st – 3rd grade Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials.


YOUR AMAZING BODY Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade Learn all about how your body works in this exciting and interactive class that explores how your body moves, learns, and grows! 


THE ARTIST’S VISION Entering 1st – 3rd grade Learn how artists use their art to reflect themselves and their ideas about the world. As they make portraits with clay, oil pastels, collage paper, and finger paint, students master the techniques of drawing facial proportions and express their views of themselves.


MODERN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists.


FRACTION ACTION Entering 4th – 6th grade Fractions are everywhere and this class will not only find them, but also focus on understanding the underlying concepts that must be mastered before working with fractions. 


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER KEYBOARDING Entering 4th – 6th grade (Chatsworth Campus only) Computer keyboarding focuses on the fundamental skills of touch-typing. Emphasis is on correct technique as well as the development of accuracy and speed. This course will assist all students in developing their touch-type skills.


YOGA Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade Yoga teaches meditation which is vital in developing self-confidence, inner peace, strength and flexibility. Experience the healthy benefits of yoga and physical activity in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and flexible bodies.


 THE GREAT BOOKS ACADEMY FOR GRADES 1–6



GREAT BOOKS Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade The Great Books program is a superb framework for teaching reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing, all in the context of students sharing ideas about great literature. The diverse selection of folktales, stories, and poetry in the Great Books program captivates young students and helps them develop the skills they need to become good readers.  Each week the Great Books class is offered with new stories, so no week is the same!


ART AROUND THE WORLD Entering 1st – 3rd grade Introduction to art from different times and places. Students create Persian miniatures, Japanese prints, Native American Kachina masks, and Byzantine mosaics, exploring how people from different cultures incorporate art into their lives. Students also learn to draw basic shapes, patterns, faces, and landscapes using tempera paint, oil pastels, chalk pastels, and collage materials. 


ART TELLS A STORY Entering 1st – 3rd grade Discover the story in a work of art. Students learn to analyze clues in a composition to interpret the message of the artist. Students master techniques such as drawing contour figures, employing pointillism and printing repeated designs inspired by Polynesian tapa cloths. 


SUPER SENTENCES Entering 1st – 3rd Grade In this fun and engaging class, early elementary students learn to write and revise their own complete sentences with descriptive details. Gaining knowledge on the four sentence types as well subject-verb agreement, students write sentences correctly and with confidence.

GET ONBOARD! Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade This class uses Jon Gordon’s book, The Energy Bus for Kids, and shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges to be their best and share their positive energy with others. 


PERCUSSION WORKSHOP Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade Students will be introduced to music basics through a hands-on approach using percussion instruments. They will enjoy learning how to read music and play in small groups.

DANCE Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th Grade This special summer introductory class for boys and girls, gives students the opportunity to experience dance which combines techniques and skills from a variety of dance styles.


 BEGINNING PIANO Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade (Chatsworth Campus only) Learn to play the piano this summer! Class begins with 5 and 10 finger patterns, progressing to intermediate right and left hand simultaneous playing. This class also features familiar classic songs. Students will complete rhythm exercises along with written notes and key identity. Each child has access to individual keyboards with headphones. All materials are provided- one book for use during the class and one book to take home at the end of the session.


 MODERN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about artists who use abstraction to emphasize the importance of feelings and ideas, rather than trying to capture a realistic scene. Students draw abstract animals, sculpt wire into action figures, and stencil organic shapes while exploring the work of modern artists. AMERICAN ART Entering 4th – 6th Grade Learn about the work of American artists throughout history portrays aspects of national and cultural life. Students learn how to draw proportional figures by studying painting techniques of the American Masters. 


INTRODUCTION TO SIGN LANGUAGE Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 8th Grade Exposes students to basic American Sign Language. Readiness activities are conducted focusing on visual/receptive skills and basic communication. Introduces basic alphabet, numbers, fingerspelling, and simple vocabulary. After the students are able to sign and read the alphabet and numbers 1-20, we will move on to basic vocabulary and conversation. 


PERFECT PARAGRAPH Entering 4th – 6th grade This is your chance to get a step-up on your classmates before you return to school in the fall. The course is designed to help elementary students become proficient with the basics of creating an outstanding paragraph. Students will be exposed to the elements of writing including sentence structure, grammar principals, and vocabulary in order to develop the perfect paragraph. 


WRITING WORKSHOP Entering 4th – 6th grade As in a professional writer’s workshop, each student in the class is a working author. The teacher is a writing professional and peer coach, guiding authors as they explore their craft. Instead of spending the majority of class time on spelling tests, grammar worksheets, handwriting practice, and other isolated sub-skills of writing, Writing Workshop is designed to emphasize the act of writing itself—students spend most of their time putting pencil to paper, not just learning about it. 
YOGA Entering 1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th grade Yoga teaches meditation which is vital in developing self-confidence, inner peace, strength and flexibility. Experience the healthy benefits of yoga and physical activity in a non-competitive, stress-free environment. Yoga is an ancient practice that can help modern kids achieve calm and balanced minds, while they build strong and flexible bodies. 


SUMMER 2017 WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES CHATSWORTH CAMPUS


MOCK TRIAL CAMP Weeks 3 – 5 Entering 6th – 8th grade Come learn about the criminal justice system from the coaches of the seven-time Los Angeles County Champion Chaminade Mock Trial Team. Students will learn the skills of trial advocacy including rules of evidence, how to examine witnesses, give opening statements, and make closing arguments. On the last day of camp, students will have the opportunity to present a criminal trial for parents and family. Open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th graders. Fees include all materials. Instructor: Jennifer Bader Chaminade Mock Trial Coach June 26 – July 14 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fee: $485

EAGLES TAKE FLIGHT! Weeks 3 – 5 Entering 6th – 8th grade This three-week workshop will immerse new students in a daily three-hour experience especially designed to prepare them for starting the new school year off right at Chaminade’s Chatsworth campus. Each student will attend three classes daily to expose them to the skills and knowledge expected of entering Chaminade students. One hour of study skills will be complimented by an hour long “Introduction to Chaminade” class, plus an hour of computer keyboarding and applications to prepare for our One-to-One Tablet PC Program. June 26 – July 14 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $455

ARTISTIC CRAFTS CAMP Weeks 3-4 Entering 1st-3rd and 4-8th gradeThis new camp with is offered for two consecutive weeks in July, with a different focus each week.  Enroll for one or both weeks! Students will explore ceramics, printing/stamp making, and acrylic painting and create multiple pieces each week using the designated material. At the end of the camp, students will be able to showcase their work at an “art show” for friends, family, and other summer students to attend. June 26-June 30 and July 3-7 (no classes on July 4th)Fee: $180