Academic and Enrichment

High School Courses

Entering Freshman

List of 6 items.

  • Entering Freshman Algebra 1 Prep

    Entering 9th grade
    This course is intended to both review and develops basic skills in preparation for college preparatory Algebra I. It will examine the properties of the real numbers, solutions of linear equations, inequalities, problem-solving techniques, graphing, factoring, polynomial computation, rational and irrational expressions, as well as an introduction to quadratics. Students should enroll in either session 1 or session 2 according to their scheduling preference; the same curriculum is covered in each session.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: June 17 – June 27
                         8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Session 2: July 8 – July 18 
                         8:00 am – 10:00 am 
    Tuition: $325
  • Entering Freshman Critical thinking and

    Entering 9th grade
    In this course, students will discuss the genres of poetry, drama, short stories, and the required summer reading novels. Led by an English faculty member, this course is designed to build reading proficiency and enhance student awareness of the various literary elements in the literature. This course gives students a valuable opportunity to engage in an in-depth analytical study and discussion of the summer reading novels before school begins. Students should enroll in either session 1 or session 2 according to their scheduling preference; the same curriculum is covered in each session.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: June 17 – June 27 
                         10:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Session 2: July 8 – July 18
                         12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Tuition: $325
  • Entering Freshmen Critical Thinking and Reading Comprehension

    Entering 9th grade
    This course is intended to review and develop basic composition and critical thinking skills in preparation for college preparatory English. The basic elements of composition - thesis statement, topic sentences, concrete details, and commentary/analysis - are emphasized, and writing fundamentals such as proper grammar, spelling, and syntax are extensively reviewed. Students should enroll in either session 1 or session 2 according to their scheduling preference; the same curriculum is covered in each session.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: June 17 – June 27,
                         12:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Session 2: July 8 – July 18 
                         10:15 am – 12:15 pm 
    Tuition: $325
  • High School Study and Success Skills

    Entering 9th grade 
    The demands of a college preparatory high school can be very challenging to new 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. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops as part of this course.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 3: July 22 – July 26
                         9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $325
  • Health

    Entering 9th grade
    The health curriculum focuses on teaching students to make quality decisions on matters relating to their mental, physical, social 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 mind our Marianist philosophy. This course is a requirement for graduation from Chaminade for all students. This course is offered to students the summer prior to their 9th-grade year to allow students flexibility in their schedule during the regular school year, providing space for them to participate in programs such as speech and debate and band. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops as part of this course.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Dates: July 8 – July 25
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $950
  • Online Computer Skills

    Entering 9th grade 
    (also for current Chaminade students needing to remediate this class)
    Students at Chaminade are introduced to the concept of online learning in this course. Since so many students today engage in distance education as part of their college career, this course introduces the student to essential principles that will enable their success in this type of learning. Concepts like time management, netiquette, and qualities of a successful online student are examined. The course then introduces the student to various aspects of online academic technologies that will assist them at their time here at Chaminade. Components of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Powerpoints are examined, as well as the use of Office 365. The course then transitions to examining other online academic technologies used here at Chaminade. These skills include: navigating library databases, using online tools & websites, using Naviance (Chaminade’s counseling and college application program) as well as file management & backup techniques.

    The final goal of the class is to put all of the skills together and be able to use these skills in real-world situations. Since this is an online course, accountability and responsibility become very important. The class will be broken into five one-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 Sunday at 10:00 pm. Students should make sure to give themselves enough time to complete all of the required assessments for that week because any assignment not turned in for the module by midnight Sunday will be considered late and lose credit. Students will receive their Chaminade laptops during this class session (pending manufacturer delivery).

    Mandatory Orientation: Monday, July 8 8:00 – 10:00 am OR 2:30 – 4:30 pm

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Dates: July 8 – August 11
    Time: No specified time, Course is online
    Tuition: $475



High School Academic Courses

List of 24 items.

  • Algebra I AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course presents the traditional Algebra content with modern concepts. Topics for this course will be selected from the AB syllabus. Emphasis is placed on individual work and completion of assigned homework.

    Semester 1: June 10 –  June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: 
    July 8 –  July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester

  • Geometry AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course presents the essentials of traditional Euclidean Geometry with an introduction to some Modern Geometry. Topics for this course will include fundamental theorems, constructions, and area-volume type applications.

    Semester 1: June 10 –  June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: 
    July 8 –  July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Algebra II AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course presents the traditional Algebra II/Trigonometry content with modern concepts. Topics for this course will be selected from the AB syllabus. Emphasis is placed on individual work and completion of assigned homework.

    Semester 1: June 10 –  June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: 
    July 8 –  July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Math Analysis AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course is designed for the student who is not yet ready for a full year of Pre-Calculus. Specifically for students who earned a “C” in Algebra II. The course contains many of the topics covered in Pre-calculus, but the less rigorous problems are emphasized. The course also starts with a good review of important algebra topics.

    Semester 1: June 10 –  June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: 
    July 8 –  July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Pre-Calculus AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course emphasizes the analysis of functions to provide a fundamental background for the study of Calculus. Topics for this course include solutions of polynomial equations, complex numbers, vectors and the extension on the study of trigonometric and logarithmic functions.

    Semester 1: June 10 –  June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: 
    July 8 –  July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester


  • Algebra 1 Review (Online)

    Entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
    This class does NOT appear on the high school transcript. Algebra 1 Review (ONLINE) is for the student that has already completed an Algebra 1 course in the recent past and needs to review the course before taking Algebra 2 or Geometry. This course is recommended for students who need review in solving equations, multiplying and factoring polynomials, graphing lines, finding slopes of lines and creative ideas of solving word problems. Each lesson gives several examples and explanation of the math topic. Most have videos or games to use to help you learn the topic better. Each lesson has 1 or 2 assignments for you to complete and submit to the teacher for feedback.

    Location: Online
    Dates: June 17 – July 26
    Time: N/A – Class is online
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tuition: $325
  • Online Trigonometry

    Entering 11th - 12th grade
    This course is open to Chaminade students only who are interested in taking Honors Pre-Calculus in the Fall of 2014 and is designed to prepare students to take the qualifying entrance exam to move up into this course. This course is not for credit. Students must gain approval from the Math Department and Counseling in order to enroll in this course. 

    Dates: July 8- July 26
    Time: N/A - Online
    Tuition: $325
  • Biology AB

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    This lab-based course is designed to give the student a basic but thorough introduction to biological science. Topics in this course include cells, biological chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and genetics. Class sessions are designed to complete lab requirements for the course. The bulk of written coursework will be conducted through Blackboard.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:0 am
    Final Exam: June 27

    Semester 2:  July 9 – July 25
    Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays  9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester

  • Chemistry AB

     Entering 10th - 12th grade
    This lab-based course is designed to give students an introduction to the scientific method. Topics in this course include atomic theory, kinetic theory, solution, the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, energy effects in chemical reactions, equilibrium, acids, and bases, and oxidation-reduction. Class sessions are designed to complete lab requirements for the course. The bulk of written coursework will be conducted through Blackboard.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:0 am
    Final Exam: June 27

    Semester 2:  July 9 – July 25
    Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Freshman Literature AB

    Entering 10th grade
    This course is intended to focus on two major areas of study: literature and composition. The freshman writing program includes an intensive study of sentence structure, paragraph development, and early forms of the five-paragraph essay. Literature study is genre-based, including a unit on mythology.

    Semester 1: June 10 – June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • American Literature AB

    Entering 11th grade
    This course is designed to focus on five genres of American Literature: essay, novel, short story, drama, and poetry. The writing component emphasizes the longer expository essay and writing about literature. Students are also taught the basics of research skills.

    Semester 1: June 10 – June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $450 per semester

  • British Literature AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course includes the study of English epics, dramas, short stories, satires, and poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twentieth century. The writing component includes literary analysis, essay tests, and research skills.

    Semester 1: June 10 – June 26
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $450 per semester

  • Critical Thinking and Composition

    Entering 12th grade – Chaminade students only
    This intensive accelerated writing course is most suitable for incoming seniors who are already strong, proficient writers. Condensing the regular 18-week curriculum into four weeks, the course is designed to reinforce and further develop the critical reading, thinking, and writing skills that students need for success in their college courses. In a process-centered writing program that includes feedback and revision, students write research-based argumentative essays in a variety of rhetorical modes encountered at the college level. Each day, students will have either a rough draft or a final draft of an essay due. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Critical Thinking and Composition graduation requirement. This course is taught in a blended format, which means students should have regular and dependable access to the internet, a proficient understanding of the course’s software, and the maturity and discipline to be a self-motivated learner.

    Prerequisite Students must have an “A” or a “B” in their most recent Honors English course or an “A” in their most recent College Prep English course. Students who do not meet this requirement must apply with the prior signed consent of the English Department Chairperson or the Academic Vice-Principal.

    Class Meetings: 
    Mon. June 11, Wed. June 12, Fri June 15 – Open Writing Lab (optional)
    Mon June 17, Wed June 19, Fri June 22 – Mandatory
    Mon. June 24, Wed. June 26, Fri. June 29 – Open Writing Lab (optional)  

    Final Exam: Monday, July 1 Mandatory

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Date: June 10 – July 1 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tuition: $950
  • Physical and Cultural Geography

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    The course develops an awareness of place; develops location skills and understanding; explores the interaction of humans and their environment; analyzes human movement; and develops an understanding of selected world regions and their cultural, economic, and political characteristics.

    Dates: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 am
    Final Exam: June 27

    Location:
    West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours:
    Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500
  • World History AB

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    This course follows a chronological yet thematic approach that examines the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that occurred in the world from the Modern Era through the Post-Cold War Era.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday:11:15 am – 12:45 pm
    Final Exam: June 27

    Semester 2: July 9 – July 25
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester

  • United States History AB

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    The curriculum of this course is designed to introduce students to an overview of the development, progression, and interconnectedness of ideas and events in the Americas, specifically the United States of America. The course begins with the resolution of problems in the Civil War and Reconstruction period. With greater focus, the course moves to explore and analyze the challenges presented to the American people with the Industrial Revolution and the causes and results of the World Wars. Finally, the course investigates the nature of the United States’ role in world affairs with its increasing involvement in international trade and diplomacy during the late nineteenth and the majority of the twentieth century. The course concludes with the examination of both the Cold War Era and its impact on the United States’ international position today and the Civil Rights Movement

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
    Final Exam: June 27

    Semester 2: July 9 – July 25
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Spanish I AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    Listening for comprehension and speaking within a limited scope is the goal of the course. Emphasis is on the correct use of basic language structures in speaking, reading, and writing.

    Semester 1: June 10 – June 26
    Monday/ Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Spanish II AB

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course builds upon material from Spanish I. It expands reading and speaking skills and continues the practice of the correct use of grammar and verb forms, as well as idioms. Students’ listening comprehension is enhanced in a lab setting with the use of audio cassettes of native speakers. Almost all of the instruction is in Spanish.

    Semester 1: June 10 – June 26
    Monday/ Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 26

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 24
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: July 24

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Religion 9A: Sacred Scripture

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    This course provides an introduction to the sacred scriptures and to the unfolding of salvation history, with a particular focus on Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of salvation history. Revelation, both Divine and natural, is explored, as are inspiration, interpretation, and exegesis. The course guides the students in coming to know the people of salvation history, including the early leaders of Israel; the judges, kings, and the prophets; and the history of salvation as revealed in the New Testament. The students also learn about the role of the scriptures in the life of faith for the individual as well as for the life of the Church.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 27

    Location:
     West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500

  • Religion 9B: Who Is Jesus Christ?

    Entering 10th - 12th grade
    In this course, the students encounter Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity. This course leads the students toward a deeper understanding of Divine Revelation, the Trinity, the Incarnation, Jesus, salvation, and discipleship as a response to God’s love.

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 25
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location:
     West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500
  • Religion 10A: The Paschal Mystery

    Entering 11th - 12th grade
    In this course, the students encounter Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity. This course leads the students toward a deeper understanding of Divine Revelation, the Trinity, the Incarnation, Jesus, salvation, and discipleship as a response to God’s love.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 27

    Location:
    West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500
  • Religion 10B: The Church

    Entering 11th - 12th grade
    This course guides the students in exploring and understanding the Catholic Church, as well as its origin, structure, and mission. Additionally, the course addresses the roles of the hierarchy, those in religious life, and the laity in supporting the mission of the Church. Particular attention is paid to the global presence of the Church as a light to all people.

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 25
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am
    Tuition: $500
  • Religion 11A: Sacraments

    Entering 12th grade
    Sacraments provide an opportunity to encounter Christ in a full and real way. The focus of this course is to help the students to learn about the Seven Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, in order to enable them to more fully participate in them. The course also explores the history, scriptural foundation, and current practices of the sacraments.

    Semester 1: June 11 – June 27
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 27

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500
  • Religion 11B: Christian Morality

    Entering 12th grade
    Students face countless choices and challenges in their daily lives. This course addresses how a relationship with Christ and the Church can lead to choices that are in accord with God’s plan. The students learn what it means to live as a disciple of Christ and how the Church strengthens this discipleship.

    Semester 2: July 8 – July 25
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: July 25

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Tuition: $500





High School Enrichment Courses

List of 10 items.

  • College Application Boot Camp

    Entering 12th grade (Chaminade Students Only)
    Attention rising seniors: Through the Chaminade Center for Excellence, you, the members of the Chaminade Class of 2020, are invited to reduce the stress over the college application process and complete significant aspects of the process before your senior year even starts! 
     
    Attending the extensive three-day Chaminade Summer Application Boot Camp, you will work with Chaminade counselors, teachers, as well as outside college admissions representatives, spending time in informative opening sessions and in smaller, break-out sessions focusing on making substantial progress on the Common Application and on the UC Application. You will brainstorm essay ideas and draft meaningful essays by examining the UC and Common Application essay prompts with direct feedback from English teachers, and school counselors will guide you through the different types of college applications. By the conclusion of the Boot Camp, you will be close to completing your Common Application (or other application), have a working draft of one or more of your essays, and be familiar with other types of college application writing such as college supplements.

    Location: West Hills
    Session 1: July 24 – July 26
    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    OR
    Session 2: August 1– August 3
    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Fee: $200

  • Incoming 9th Grade Baseball Camp

    Entering 9th grade (at Chaminade)
    This camp is specifically designed for incoming 9th graders to Chaminade College Preparatory who are interested in playing baseball. Coach Wilkerson and his staff will be conducting the camp over the course of the entire summer session. Advanced players can be invited to participate in the Chaminade Summer Baseball League for an additional cost upon selection of the coaching staff. For more information, please email Coach Kyle Wilkerson.

    Date: June 17 – July 25 (Fourth of July week off)
    Times: 1:30 – 3:30 pm  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
    Fee: $399 for 15 sessions
  • Go Baby Go!

    Entering 6th – 10th grade
    GoBabyBo! Is a national, community-based research, design and outreach program that provides modified ride-on cars to children birth to age 3 who experience limited mobility. Chaminade Center for Excellence is excited to be bringing this amazing service based program to our community. Lead by previously trained faculty and student members of the Chaminade High School Eagle Engineering program, students will participate in the entire process of assessing the mobility needs of the individual child to design and then build the vehicle. On the last day of camp, there will be a celebration where all the student will be able to meet and present the ride-on vehicle to the children and families to give the vehicle to the children and family. This is sure to be an amazing experience and space is limited so register early! Chaminade students may claim service hours in compliance with their campus and grade level guidelines.

    Week 6: July 22 – July 26
    Time: 8:30 am– 11:30 am
    Fee: $300
  • Robotics for Competition

    Entering 5th – 12th grade
    In this class presented by Chaminade’s internationally recognized Eagle Engineering robotics team, you will be introduced to basic engineering concepts in a way that’s so fun, you’ll forget that it’s preparing you as the next generation of innovators, inventors, and technicians. Students will work in teams create and operate a robot to compete in a game inspired by this year’s VEX Robotics Competition. No experience necessary. Involves hand tools and light metal work. Closed-toed shoes required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week!
     
    Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer, Robotics Director
    Week 2: June 24 – July 28
    Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
     
    Week 5: July 15 – July 19
    Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
     
    Fee: $475 per week
  • Introduction to Filmmaking

    Entering 5th – 9th grade
    The entire Chaminade campus will become our backlot in this introduction to making movies! A variety of essential filmmaking techniques will be covered in this one week course, including screenwriting, cinematography, shooting for coverage, lighting, directing, acting, editing, and more as the students in the workshop collaborate to create short films together using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio. This introductory course is ideal for students who want to make films but have never had a class in filmmaking before.

    Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director
    Week 4: July 8 – July 12
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
    Fee: $300
  • Electronics and Programming Basics

    Entering 5th – 12th grade
    Your inventor spirit will be awakened and empowered by this fun and exciting introduction to building circuits and programming microcontrollers! Guided by Chaminade’s Eagle Engineering programming team, students will enter a world of endless possibility and potential inside the Arduino microcontroller and programming platform. No experience is necessary to start plugging in wires, sensors, lights, and motors to unleash the many capabilities of CodeREV’s Creator Bot Kit – built upon the Arduino platform used by hobbyists and inventors all over the world. After just a week of hands-on projects, students will be well on their way to a lifetime of techno-creativity. Creator Bot Kits combine electrical engineering and coding to provide an engaging learning experience that kids and teachers both love.

    Instructor: Pauline Breeden, Robotics Programming Mentor
    Week 1: June 17– July 21
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am 

    Week 4: July 8 – July 12 
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am 

    Fee: $280 per week
  • Filmmaking Intensive

    Entering 6th – 10th grade
    For filmmakers who have already taken a film class before (either during the academic year at Chaminade or through the Center for Excellence summer program), this intensive will challenge the students to create a variety of short shorts using Canon DSLR cameras and Adobe editing software in Chaminade’s own film studio.

    Instructor: Karen Ann Thumm, Chaminade Film Program Director
    Week 5: July 15 – July 19
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
    Fee: $300
  • Musical Theater Intensive

    Entering 7th – 12th grade
     This summer, students in grades 7-12 will present the hit musical BYE BYE BIRDIE. A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock and roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a high-energy score, plenty of great parts and a hilarious script!
    Come join the fun!! There's such a Lot of Livin to Do!!
     
    Three weeks of hard work daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. will culminate in TWO performances on the main stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts on June 28 and 29. Guided by Broadway professionals, students will sharpen their skills and have fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Casting will take place on Sunday, June 2 with a placement audition.
     
    The workshop is being led by Chaminade College Preparatory High School Drama Director, Yvette L. Bishop.
     
    Only one session of this amazing experience is available this summer! Space is limited. Sign up today!
     
    Date: June 10
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Fee: $995
  • Dance Intensive

    Entering 6th – 12th grade
    Taught by Chaminade’s varsity dance coaches, this dance intensive will allow participants to receive training in all areas of dance including, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop as well as intense technical training in the form of leaps and turns. Dancers will also be taught a series of dances with new, cutting edge choreography. All of these new skills will come together in the form of a show which will be presented on the last day of the intensive.
     
    Instructors: Chaminade Varsity Dance Coaches
    Week 1: June 17 –  June21
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
    Fee: $295
  • Introduction to Aerial Dance Technique

    Entering 6th -12th grade
    This course for young dancers is designed to give students the foundational skills to set them on a journey toward becoming an aerialist. The focus of the class will include learning aerial safety and etiquette, stretching and conditioning techniques, standard climbs and footlocks, and appreciation of the art form. Students will have an opportunity to work with silks, hammock, and lyra in this fun and exciting workshop.

    Location: West Hills
    Week 1: June 17 - June 28
    Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Fee: $600 (for 2-week program)



General Information

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  • Faculty

    Highly qualified teachers, who are certified by Chaminade’ s administration, teach all courses. Whenever possible, members of Chaminade’ s regular faculty are employed.
  • GPA Calculation

    If a student received a “D” or an “F” grade during the school year, the grade earned during Summer School WILL NOT REPLACE the “D” or “F” grade. For Chaminade students, Summer School grades will appear in addition to your original grade in your official transcript. Chaminade will use both of these grades in the calculation of your Chaminade GPA. Non-Chaminade students should contact their school administration as to their policy on how classes at Chaminade will calculate in their GPA and whether or not the course and grade will appear on that school’s transcript. For further clarification, please contact the Guidance Office at 818.347.8300.
  • Grades and Transcripts

    Grades will be available via Netclassroom. For non-Chaminade students, an official transcript will be mailed to your high school on or about August 8. This transcript serves as proof of completion of credits toward graduation. For Chaminade students, summer grades are automatically entered into Chaminade transcripts. If an additional transcript is needed, please contact the Chaminade Registrar at 818.347.8300 ext. 314.
  • Attendance

    Attendance in summer school courses is MANDATORY. Since classes are intensive, a semester consisting of only 6 class meetings, absences must be for emergency situations only. Absences may result in the student being dropped from the course with no credit and no refund of tuition. Tardiness will not be tolerated. Two unexcused class tardies will count as one full absence. Chaminade maintains a closed, secure campus at all times. No students may leave the campus during school hours for any reason without checking out through the office with a parent’s note. Students MAY NOT leave campus during class breaks.
  • Dress Code

    Students are expected to dress appropriately and casually for Summer School. The following is not acceptable attire: No sleeveless/tank tops; No bare midriffs; No short skirts; No hats of any kind; No baggy pants; No swimsuits; No brief tops; No sandals (shoes must have a closed toe and heel). Additionally, NO FACIAL HAIR and NO UNNATURAL HAIR COLOR are permitted. Students violating the dress code will be sent home at the discretion of the Summer School Director, and an absence will be recorded for that day.
  • Student Handbook Applicability

    All school rules, policies and discipline structures that are contained in the current Chaminade Student Handbook are to be followed by the students and enforced by the faculty and administration. This includes the Interquest drug/alcohol/weapon deterrent program. Chaminade and non-Chaminade students are responsible for being aware and abiding by the rules and policies of Chaminade College Preparatory. The handbook is available online at chaminade.org for review.
  • Food Service

    Light snacks, breakfast and lunch will be available daily from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Food service and vending machines are in the Bob Hope Student Center will be available during breaks. No food is allowed in class.
  • Scheduling

    Scheduling is done on a first-come-first-served basis. Student schedules will be made available as soon as their class is full and confirmed for the summer semester. Classes and times are subject to change. No accommodations can be made for special requests such as specific teachers or vacation absences. Classes meet as scheduled in this guide.
  • Schedule Changes and Refunds

    Schedule changes may be requested through the summers school. The add/drop deadline is the start of the first day of the session. No schedule changes will be made once summer school classes have begun. Fees are nonrefundable and tuition is non-refundable once the class meets for the first time. In order to be eligible for a refund of course fees, classes must be canceled in writing at least one week prior to the first day of the class.
  • Course Cancellation

    Chaminade reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet a minimum enrollment. A full refund will be made to students in any classes canceled by Chaminade. Course cancellations are made at the latest possible time to allow the greatest chance for opening the class. Final course decisions for Semester I will be made on or before June 4. Final course decisions for Semester II are made on or before July 2.
  • Text Books

    Some remedial classes will use the same text as is used during the school year. Students remediating courses should retain their books for use in summer. Book purchase information will be available online as well. Textbooks are purchased through an online vendor. Textbooks are purchased by the student. Chaminade does not provide textbooks. Textbooks are mandatory. Each student must own his or her own text.
  • Application for Registration

    Registration for all summer programs must be completed online through the following link https://chaminade.campbrainregistration.com/.
  • Registration Deadlines

    Registration closes on the day of the first class meeting. For Session 1 Monday/Wednesday classes, June 10 at 8:00 am and Tuesday/Thursday Classes, June 11 at 8:00 am. For Session 2 Monday/Wednesday classes, July 8 at 8:00 am and Tuesday/Thursday Classes, July 9 at 8:00 am. No student may attend a class meeting without tuition paid in full. There is a one - time registration Fee: $50.00 Registration guarantees a spot in the class if the class is offered. Registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • Tuition and Fees

    Tuition is per semester/session as noted in each course description. Tuition is due in full before a student may attend a class. Tuition for Session 1 is DUE BY JUNE 10. Tuition for Session 2 is DUE BY JULY 8. REGISTRATIONS MADE AFTER THE TUITION DUE DATE ARE CONSIDERED LATE AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $100 LATE FEE IN ADDITION TO OTHER COURSE AND REGISTRATION FEES. Tuition is non-refundable after the first day of class.
Luis Guerra
West Hills Site Director
lguerra@chaminade.org

Wendy Cowgill

Director of Center for Excellence
wcowgill@chaminade.org
 

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