Academic and Enrichment

HIGH SCHOOL
Do you want to advance in computer science, health, math, writing, physical education, or social science? The Chaminade Summer Schedule of Classes has been designed to create additional opportunities for students and provide greater flexibility as they begin scheduling their courses for the next school year.
 
 
 
We offer courses to satisfy graduation requirements. Taking one or more of these classes in the summer creates room in student schedules so they can take additional courses of their choosing during the school year.
 

Entering Freshman

List of 6 items.

  • Entering Freshmen Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking

    Entering 9th grade
    This course reviews and further develops basic reading, writing, and critical thinking in preparation for college preparatory English. Emphasizing the interconnection among these skills, this course focuses on reading comprehension, basic compositional elements, and grammar rules to serve coherent, effective written expression; in-depth discussion of literature to develop analysis and interpretation skills. Students should enroll in either session 1 or session 2 according to their scheduling preference; the curriculum covered in each session is the same.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: June 17 - 27
                      10:30 am – 1:00 pm 
    Session 2: July 8 – 18
                      10:30 am – 1:00pm
    Tuition: $525
  • 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 essential skills, including time management, library research, organization, note-taking, listening, critical thinking, and writing. They will 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 1: June 24 - 28
                             9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Session 2: July 22 - 26
                            9:00 am-12:00pm
    Tuition: $350
  • 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. Please note that since this a class that is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, student must attend each class meeting. Completing this course satisfies the one semester of Health graduation requirement.  The grade for this class will be transcribed and the grade will be calculated into the students Chaminade GPA.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Dates: July 8 –  26
    Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Tuition: $975
  • Physical and Cultural Geography

    This required course develops students' awareness of place and enhances students’ geopolitical comprehension. Students explore the interaction of humans and their environment, analyze patterns of human development, and cultivate an understanding of various world regions and their cultural, economic, and political characteristics. Structured as a broad survey, this course provides students with a foundation for understanding contemporary global issues, including: population, migration, culture, religion, ethnicity, politics, development, agriculture, industry, and the environment. 
     
    This course is a requirement for graduation from Chaminade for all students. This course is offered to students the summer before 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 Hill Campus
    Dates: June 17 - July 3
    Time: 8:30 am  - 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $975
  • Online Algebra I Review

    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 creatively solving word problems. Each lesson gives several examples and explanations of the math topic. Most have videos or games to use to help students learn the subject better. Each lesson has 1 or 2 assignments 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 (virtual)
    Tuition: $350
  • Online Freshmen Technology Fundamentals

    Entering 9th grade 

    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 them to essential principles that will enable their success in this type of learning. Concepts like time management, netiquette, and the 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 during their time here at Chaminade. Components of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Powerpoints are examined, and the use of Office 365. The course transitions to exploring 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), and file management & backup techniques.

    The final goal is to put all of the skills together and use them in real-world situations. Since this is an online course, accountability and responsibility become very important. The class is broken into five one-week-long modules with a certain number of assessments due at the end of every week. The modules start the Monday of every week, and all assessments are 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).

    Choose ONE of the following sessions:

    Location:
     West Hills Campus
    Session 1: Tuesday, June 18 – Monday, July 22
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION- Tuesday, June 18.
    Details to be emailed home closer to the date.

    Location:
    West Hills Campus
    Session 2:
    Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August 4
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION- Monday July 8
    Details to be emailed home closer to the date. 
    Tuition: $500

Classes for Advancement

List of 4 items.

  • Rising 9th Grade

    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. Please note that since this a class that is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, student must attend each class meeting. Completing this course satisfies the one semester of Health graduation requirement.  The grade for this class will be transcribed and the grade will be calculated into the students Chaminade GPA.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Dates: July 8 – 26
    Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Tuition: $975

    Geography

    Entering 9th Grade
    This required course develops students' awareness of place and enhances students’ geopolitical comprehension. Students explore the interaction of humans and their environment, analyze patterns of human development, and cultivate an understanding of various world regions and their cultural, economic, and political characteristics. Structured as a broad survey, this course provides students with a foundation for understanding contemporary global issues, including: population, migration, culture, religion, ethnicity, politics, development, agriculture, industry, and the environment. 
     
    This course is a requirement for graduation from Chaminade for all students. This course is offered to students the summer before 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 Hill Campus
    Dates: June 17  - July 3
    Time: 8:30 am  - 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $975

     
    Online Freshmen Technology Fundamental

    Entering 9th grade 
    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 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 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).
    Choose ONE of the following sessions:

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: Tuesday, June 18 – Monday, July 22
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION- Tuesday, June 18.
    Details to be emailed home closer to the date.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 2: Monday, July 8 – Sunday, August4
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION- Monday July 8. 
    Details to be emailed home closer to the date. 

    Tuition:
    $500
  • Rising 10th Grade

    Intro to Java

    Entering 10th to 12th Grade
     
    This course introduces students to the basics of Java programming. Java allows for across-platform program construction and has libraries of pre-made code which students examine and use. Critical thinking and logic are taught to produce a solid base of knowledge for students who wish to pursue programming in the future. Topics include program design, program implementation, program analysis, and light game development. Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must attend each class meeting. Completing this course with the requisite grade allows the student to satisfy the prerequisite for AP Computer Science A. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Dates: June 10 – June 26
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X-Block hours on Friday
    Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
    Tuition: $975
     
    Fitness and Lifestyle Recreation (PE)
    This course develops students’ fitness in the areas of coordination, strength, and endurance through sports and activities that can be used for a lifetime. This class focuses on lifestyle recreation and fitness activities such as walking, running, Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and others that students can continue participating in throughout their life.

    Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must be in attendance at each virtual class meeting. Completing this course satisfies one semester of Physical Education. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Session1 Dates: June 10 – June 27
    OR
    Session2 Dates: July 8 – June 25
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am
    Tuition: $975
  • Rising 11th Grade

    Intro to Java

    Entering 10th to 12th Grade
     
    This course introduces students to the basics of Java programming. Java allows for across-platform program construction and has libraries of pre-made code which students examine and use. Critical thinking and logic are taught to produce a solid base of knowledge for students who wish to pursue programming in the future. Topics include program design, program implementation, program analysis, and light game development. Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must attend each class meeting. Completing this course with the requisite grade allows the student to satisfy the prerequisite for AP Computer Science A. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Dates: June 10 – June 26
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X-Block hours on Friday
    Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
    Tuition: $975
     
    Fitness and Lifestyle Recreation (PE)
    This course develops students’ fitness in the areas of coordination, strength, and endurance through sports and activities that can be used for a lifetime. This class focuses on lifestyle recreation and fitness activities such as walking, running, Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and others that students can continue participating in throughout their life.

    Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must be in attendance at each virtual class meeting. Completing this course satisfies one semester of Physical Education. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Session1 Dates: June 10 – June 27
    OR
    Session2 Dates: July 8 – June 25
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am
    Tuition: $975
  • Rising 12th Grade

    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 self-motivated learners. Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must be in attendance at each in-person class meeting.

    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.

    In Person Class Meetings: 
    Mon. June 10, Wed. June 12, Fri June 14
    Mon June 17, Wed June 19 (no class national holiday)  Fri June 21
    Mon. June 24, Wed. June 26, Fri. June 24 (Friday is an Optional Writing Lab)
    Mon. July 1
    Attendance is mandatory for all in person class meetings
    Final Exam: Monday, July 1

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Date: June 10– July 1
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:30 am (dates and times are in person, on campus meeting times)
    Tuition: $995
     

    Intro to Java

    Entering 10th to 12th Grade
     
    This course introduces students to the basics of Java programming. Java allows for across-platform program construction and has libraries of pre-made code which students examine and use. Critical thinking and logic are taught to produce a solid base of knowledge for students who wish to pursue programming in the future. Topics include program design, program implementation, program analysis, and light game development. Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must attend each class meeting. Completing this course with the requisite grade allows the student to satisfy the prerequisite for AP Computer Science A. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Dates: June 8 – June 27
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X-Block hours on Friday
    Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm
    Tuition: $975
     
    Fitness and Lifestyle Recreation (PE)
    This course develops students’ fitness in the areas of coordination, strength, and endurance through sports and activities that can be used for a lifetime. This class focuses on lifestyle recreation and fitness activities such as walking, running, Pilates, aerobics, yoga, and others that students can continue participating in throughout their life.

    Please note that since this class is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must be in attendance at each virtual class meeting. Completing this course satisfies one semester of Physical Education. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.
     
    Session1 Dates: June 8 – June 28
    OR
    Session2 Dates: July 8 – June 26
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am
    Tuition: $975
 
 
 
The Center for Excellence also offers courses for rising seniors to get a jump start on their college applications and essays; musical theater and film students can gain experience performing through our performing arts intensives, and athletes can sharpen their skills through various sports camps.
 

Classes for Enrichment

List of 8 items.

  • Summer Musical Intensive Theater

    Entering 7th – 12th grade
     
    The Summer Musical Theater Intensive is thrilled to offer a performance-based workshop in the summer of 2024. This is a wonderful opportunity for your rising stars who are interested in refining their acting, singing, and dancing skills. This summer, you will not want to miss this chance to work with Yvette Lawrence Bishop, so don't delay, register today! This program is open to the public. Both current Chaminade students and guests are welcome.
     
    This summer students entering grades 7-12 will present: DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
     
    Three weeks of rehearsing daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., beginning June 10th, will culminate in THREE performances on June 27th, 28th, and 29th at 7:30 pm on the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts stage.
     
    Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage as Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friendship, family, sticking to the “status quo”, balancing their classes, and extracurricular activities. Come find out how an unexpected alliance between two students just might open the door for others to shine as well!
     
    Guided by Broadway professionals, students will sharpen their skills and have fun in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Casting will take place by Saturday, June 8th, with a placement audition. Information will be emailed by end of May.
     
    Director: Yvette Lawrence Bishop, Chaminade Drama Director (Broadway Beauty and the Beast, Falsettos, Nick & Nora, and much more)

    Choreographer: Nancy Dobbs Owen. (Phantom of the Opera, and more)

    Music Director: Dan Redfeld (Five Star Theatricals Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, and much more)

    Dates: June 10 - June 29th (Monday thru Friday) 
    Time: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
    With performances on  June 27th, 28th, and 29th at 7:30 pm on the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts stage
     
    ONE SESSION ONLY!
     
    Space is Limited!
     
    25 students maximum
     
    Fee: $1300
  • Dance Intensive (Grade 9)

    Don’t miss you chance to work with our Chaminade Dance Director and former L.A. Rams Cheerleader, Jacqueline Ward.  This dance intensive will assist dancers on refining their technique in multiple styles of dance.  Master guest instructors and choreographers will also be a part of the instructional team.  We hope to have you join us to boost your fundamental techniques to a more advanced level.

    Jacqueline Ward was a competition dancer her whole life before attending Chapman University’s prestigious dance program. Upon graduation, she signed with a talent agency and dances professionally in Los Angeles. She is currently a Cheerleader (dancer) for The Los Angeles Rams. 

    Dates: July 15 - 19
    Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
    Location: West Hills Tutor Center Dance Studio
    Fee: $275
  • Incoming 9th Grade Baseball Camp

    Entering 9th grade

    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. For more information, please email Coach Kyle Wilkerson.

    Dates: Tuesdays - Thursdays
    June 18 - 20
    June 25 - 27
    July 9 - 11
    July 16 - 18

    Times: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Fee:
    $425 for all 12 sessions
  • Incoming 9th Grade Basketball Camp

    Entering 8th and  9th grade

    This camp is specifically designed for rising 8th and 9th graders planning on attending Chaminade College Preparatory who are interested in playing basketball. Coach Cantwell and his staff will be conducting the camp over the course of the entire summer session. For more information, please email Coach Bryan Cantwell.

    Location: West Hills Campus Gym
     
    Dates: June 25 - 27                           6:00 - 900 pm
               July 1 - 3                                 6:00 - 9:00 pm
               July 9 - 10                               6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Fee:
    $425 for all 9 sessions
  • Field Hockey (entering 9th)

    Join Coach Evers, her staff, and current Chaminade Field Hockey players on our blue turf field. Players will go through skill drills, simulate gameplay, and a few actual games in this week-long camp.

    Location: West Hills camps, football field
    Dates: July 15 - 19
    Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Cost: $190
  • Beach Volleyball Camp (entering 9th)

    Join us on our new beach volleyball courts with the varsity coaching staff and players this summer to learn the skills needed to compete at the next level. Players will learn ball control skills offensive and defensive game strategies. Players will be grouped according to ability.

    Grades: 5-9
    Location: Nade Beach, Chatsworth Campus
    Session 1: TBA
    Session 2: TBA

    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $250
  • 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 that you’ll forget that it’s preparing you as the next generation of innovators, inventors, and technicians. Students will work in teams to create and operate a robot to compete in a game inspired by this year’s VEX Robotics competition. No experience is necessary. Involves hand tools and light metalwork. Closed-toed shoes are required. The course fee includes a healthy snack and lunch every day of the week!
     
    Instructor: Tommy Smeltzer, Robotics Director
     
    Session 1: June 17 - 21
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Session 2: July 15 - July 19
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
     
    Fee: $525 per week
  • College Application Boot Camp 2024

    Entering 12th grade (Chaminade Students Only)
    Attention rising seniors: Through the Chaminade Center for Excellence, you, the members of the Chaminade Class of 2023, 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 two-day Chaminade Summer Application Boot Camp, you will work with Chaminade counselors and teachers, 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: COMING SOON
    OR

    Session 2: COMING SOON

    Fee: TBA
     


 
 
Counselors in Leadership Training

Are you a Chaminade student looking to make a difference in the lives of young minds this summer? Join us this summer for a unique opportunity that blends community service, skill development, and leadership training.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Camp Leadership
 
Wendy Cowgill
Director of Center for Excellence
 
April Risteff
Chatsworth Site Director
 
Chris Sedik
West Hills Site Director
 
Chantelle Ghebrial
Administrative Assistant

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