Chaminade Summer School 2017
Registration for summer school will be open on February 15, 2017
through our easy-to-use online registration system.
Welcome to the Chaminade College Preparatory Summer School! In the summer of 2016, Chaminade will offer summer school courses for students in 9 to 12 at our West Hills campus during two sessions and for students entering grades 6-8 at our Chatsworth campus in session 2 only. Academic courses are open to new and continuing students as indicated in the course catalog. A complete listing of summer school courses for 2016 will be available in January 2016.
SUMMER 2017 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL SESSION DATES AND INFORMATION
- Session I: June 5-June 22, 2017 *First Semester High School courses
- Session II: June 26 – July 14, 2016 *Second Semester High School courses
High School courses for students in grades 10-12 are offered in two sessions. First semester material is covered in Session I, and second semester material is covered in Session II. Chaminade students may only take these courses for remedial purposes, unless otherwise indicated in the course description. All classes will be available in a blended format during the summer of 2016. Each session will be 14 days. Final exams will be administered on the last day of the session and attendance is mandatory.
Summer 2017 High School Courses for Entering Freshmen
High School Study and Success Skills(Entering 9th-12th grade)
The demands of a college preparatory high school can be very challenging to freshmen students who are learning about their new campus, meeting new people, and juggling demanding courses and extracurricular activities. But the challenge can be overcome. This summer session course offers students the tools they need to succeed. Students will acquire important skills including time management, library research, organization, note taking, listening, critical thinking and writing. They will also familiarize themselves with the Chaminade block schedule and campus. Organizational skills, test-taking and time management will also be examined in this fun and helpful course.
Freshman Session 3:July 10-14 M - F9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ENTERING 9TH GRADE COURSES FOR CREDIT
Health (Entering Grade 9)
The health curriculum focuses on teaching students to make quality decisions on matters relating to their mental, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional health. The class will include units on decision making, self-esteem, healthy relationships, mental health, exercise and fitness, nutrition, human sexuality, substance abuse, bullying, and infectious diseases. This class is taught from a Catholic perspective, keeping in the mind our Marianist philosophy. This course is a requirement for graduation from Chaminade for all students, beginning with the graduating Class of 2016. This graduation requirement is in addition to the two semester P.E. requirement. It cannot be waived by participation in a sport.
Dates: June 26 – July 13, M-F 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ONLINE Computer Applications(Entering 9th grade)
This course will be conducted entirely online with the overarching goal being to provide the studentswith the experience of taking a class that is conducted entirely online. The necessary personal skills for success inan online environment will be stressed, including time management, self-motivation, organization andaccountability. Content will include the Microsoft Office Suite and also give students exposure to other important computer-related skills like use of Outlook calendars and email, file management, data backup, etc Since this is an online course, accountability and responsibility become very important. The class will be broken into 6 week long modules that will have a certain number of assessments due at the end of every week. The modules start the Monday of every week and all assessments will be due by Sunday at midnight.Students taking this course will be offered an opportunity to check out a school issued tablet computer through the laptop hospital. Information regarding the time and place of laptop distribution will be available at the mandatory orientation meeting.For further questions about the format and content of the class please contact the teacher of the course directly, Mr. Milkovich, at Jmilkovich@chaminade.org.
Dates: June 6 – July 15
Space in this class is limited.
Chaminade Center for Excellence
The following courses, and more, are available to incoming students through the Chaminade Center for Excellence please see the center program guide for full course descriptions.
Computer Literacy Bootcamp
In this five-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to further develop the skills they were exposed to in the initial computer distribution boot camp. The workshop will focus on developing essential computer literacy skills such as typing, file management and Microsoft Office applications. Students will have an opportunity to interface with programs such as the learning management systems Blackboard and DyKnow. Special instruction will be given on formatting proper emails and using the library resources effectively.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Mike Huff ’99 and Amanda Wolff ’03
Summer Dance Intensive: The dance intensive will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, hip-hop as well as intense technique training in the form of leaps and turns.Introduction to Aerial Dance Technique: This course for young dancers is designed to give students the foundational skills to set them on a journey toward becoming an aerialist.
Musical Theater Intensive: Learn how to tell a story and effectively communicate with an audience through scene study, monologue work, improvisation, song interpretation and musical theatre dance.
Entering Freshman Baseball Camp: This camp is designed specifically for baseball players interested in refining their fundamentals and preparing to tryout for high school baseball. June 13-July 14, 2016 1:30 - 3:30 TWTH.
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER OPENS ON FEBRUARY 15, 2017.www.chaminade.org/summerschoolwww.chaminade.org/centerforexcellence
- Attendance during Summer School is MANDATORY. Classes only meet a total of 6 times face-to-face (twice weekly, including the final exam).
- There is no financial aid available for summer school.
- Register early to pay by credit or debit card and split payments over several months in the online registration system.
*Explanation of Class Days
M/W = Monday and Wednesday
M-F = Monday through Friday
T/TH = Tuesday and Thursday
What is Blended Learning and how does it work with High School Summer School classes?
The concept of blended learning is straightforward : it is an educational mode by which students experience a combination of both face-to-face and virtual learning. However, the way in which blended learning is implemented can vary widely from school to school as each institution chooses the tools, methods, schedules, and resources that work best for its student population. While there are no concrete requirements for blended learning, one thing is clear: blended learning is the future of education.
Chaminade College Preparatory Summer School programs have found enormous success with the blended model, which allows students to spend time on campus twice per week with a teacher and classmates, and then complete required in- dividual work and assessments in a virtual learning environment. This means our students can enroll in more classes and take greater ownership of their path and pace.
We will soon be offering blended options for our traditional students as well. Over the next few years, you’ll see our teach- ers centering many activities online, providing students with a more personalized learning experience tailored to their interests and strengths. Students will get immediate extra help for concepts they are struggling with, and enrichment in areas where they are excelling; teachers will have better data to inform instructional decisions, and more time to spend one-on-one with students. We’re excited to take our goal to educate for adaptation and change to the next level. If you’d like more information about our blended learning vision, visit Chaminade.org/blendedlearning, or contact our Director of Blended Learning, Ashley Benning (email@example.com).
If you are interested in courses for enrichment in the summer of 2016, please visit the Chaminade Center for Excellence.
Kelley M. Stone
Summer Programs Director