Academic and Enrichment

High School Courses
Do you want to advance in Computer Science, Health, Math, Writing, Physical Education, Acting, Dance, Photography, or Social Science? Maybe you need to repeat a course in Geometry, Algebra II, Religious Studies, or English? 

The Chaminade Summer Schedule of Classes has been designed to create additional opportunities for students and provide greater flexibility for them as they begin scheduling their courses for the next school year. Students entering grades nine through twelve may enroll in an academic or elective summer course equivalent to either a semester or a year-long course. Semester courses carry five units of credit, and year-long courses are ten units of credit.

We offer summer courses to satisfy graduation requirements such as health, computer programming: Java, fitness, lifestyle recreation (PE), U.S. history, and critical thinking and composition. 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. There are also opportunities for high achieving students to accelerate in our math program with courses like geometry and precalculus and opportunities for students to remediate a course where they may have earned a low grade (D or F).  We also offer special workshops to help rising seniors get a jump start on their college applications and essays. Musical theater and choir students can gain experience performing over the summer through our performing arts intensives. There is truly something for everyone, and we invite you to take a look!  

Entering Freshman

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  • Entering Freshman Algebra 1 Prep

    Entering 9th grade
    This course is intended to review and develop 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; we cover the same curriculum in each session.

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Session 1: June 21 – July 1 (No classes June 20)
                      8:00 am – 9:30 am 
    Session 2: July 5 – July 15 (No classes July 4)
                      8:00 am – 9:30 am
    Tuition: $325
  • 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 21 – July 1 (No Classes June 20)
                      10:00 am – 12:45 pm 
    Session 2: July 5 – July 15 (No Classes July 4)
                      10:00 am – 12:45 pm
    Tuition: $500
  • 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 Dates: July 18 – July 22
                             9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Tuition: $325
  • Health

    Entering 9th grade
    The health curriculum focuses on teaching students to make quality decisions on 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 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS, and NCAA-approved classes.


    Location: West Hills Campus
    Dates: June 13 – July 1
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Tuition: $950
  • 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 13 – July 22
    Time: N/A – Class is online
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am (virtual)
    Tuition: $325
  • 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: Wednesday, June 22 – Tuesday, July 26
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22. STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT AT ORENTATION TO TAKE THIS COURSE. Details to be emailed home closer to the date.

    Session 2:
    Wednesday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 9
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JULY 6. STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT AT ORENTATION TO TAKE THIS COURSE. Details to be emailed home closer to the date. 

    Tuition:
     $475

 

Classes for Credit Recovery

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  • Algebra I

    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 the completion of assigned homework. Room and teacher assignments will be send one week prior to the start of the class.

     All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 15 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 22 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 29 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, July 8 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm 
         Wednesday, July 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Monday, July 18 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, July 20 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Geometry

    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. Room and teacher assignments will be send one week prior to the start of the class.

     All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 15 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 22 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 29 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, July 8 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm 
         Wednesday, July 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Monday, July 18 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, July 20 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

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

    Entering 10th – 12th grade
    This course presents the traditional Algebra II/Trigonometry content with modern concepts. Topics are selected from the syllabus. Emphasis is placed on individual work and the completion of assigned homework. Room and teacher assignments will be send one week prior to the start of the class.

     All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 15 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 22 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 29 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, July 8 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm 
         Wednesday, July 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Monday, July 18 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, July 20 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

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

    Entering 10th – 12th 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.  Room and teacher assignments will be send one week prior to the start of the class.

     All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 15 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 22 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, June 29 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Friday, July 8 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm 
         Wednesday, July 13th from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Monday, July 18 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
         Wednesday, July 20 from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    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 creatively solving word problems. Each lesson gives several examples and explanations of the math topic. Most have videos or games to use to help you learn the subject better. Each lesson has 1 or 2 assignments for you to complete and submit to the teacher for feedback.

    Location: Online
    Dates: June 14 – July 22
    Time: N/A – Class is online
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    (no office hours on July 2)
    Tuition: $325
  • Online Trigonometry

    Entering 11th - 12th grade
    This course is open to Chaminade students who are interested in taking Honors Pre-Calculus in the Fall of 2022 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 to enroll in this course. 

    Dates: June 14 – July 22
    Time: N/A - Online
    Tuition: $325
  • Biology

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 –  July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Chemistry

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 14 – June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 –  July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

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

    Entering 10th grade
    This course is intended to focus on two significant 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 15 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 22 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, June 24 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 29 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, July 8th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Monday, July 18 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 20 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

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

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 15 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 22 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, June 24 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 29 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, July 8th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Monday, July 18 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 20 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • British Literature

    Entering 12th 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 15 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday,  June 22 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, June 24 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, June 29 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Friday, July 8 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 13 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Monday, July 18 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
         Wednesday, July 20 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Critical Thinking and Composition

    Entering 12th grade – Chaminade students only
    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.

    This course is for credit recovery for either the fall or spring semester.


    Class Meetings: 
    Mon. June 6, Wed. June 8, Fri June 10 – Open Writing Lab (optional)
    Mon June 13, Wed June 15, Fri June 17 – Open Writing Lab (optional)
    Mon. June 20 (no class national holiday), Wed. June 22, Fri. June 24 – Open Writing Lab (optional)
    Final Exam: Monday, June 27 Mandatory

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Date: June 6 – June 27 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am (dates and times are in person, on campus meeting times)
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am (VIRTUAL X-BLOCKTIMES)
    Tuition: $500
  • 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Dates: June 13 - June 31
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 am
    Final Exam: June 31

    OR 

    Dates: July 5 - July 22
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 am
    Final Exam: June 21

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

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
    (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • United States History

    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.

    Summer 2021 Information - Summer school classes will be offered this upcoming summer. We anticipate at this time that we will be able to offer the classes in the normal hybrid summer format with the class being a combination of in-person and virtual instruction. If in June 2021, current state and local guidelines do not allow for in-person instruction on campus, the class will still be offered in an entirely virtual format. All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA-approved classes.


    Semester 1: June 14th –  July 1
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm (dates and times for on in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 1st

    Semester 2: 
    July 6 –  July 22
    Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15 am – 12:45 pm (dates and times for on in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 22

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • French I

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday,  June 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 15th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 22 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 29th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday,  July 6th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday,  July 8th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Monday, July 18th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 20th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20th

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

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday, June 13 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 15 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 22 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 29 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday, July 6 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday, July 8 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 13 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Monday, July 18 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 20 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20

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

    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday,  June 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 15th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 22 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 29th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday,  July 6th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday,  July 8th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Monday, July 18th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 20th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20th

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • Spanish III

    Entering 10th – 11th grade
    This course builds upon material from Spanish II. 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. All of the instruction is in Spanish.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 – June 29
    *No class on Mon, 6/20 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Monday,  June 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 15th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday,  June 22 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday, June 24 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, June 27th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, June 29th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: June 29

    Semester 2: 
    July 5 – July 22
    *No class on Mon, 7/4 for legal holiday - class will meet that week on Friday 
    Monday/Wednesday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    In-person class meetings:
         Wednesday,  July 6th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Friday,  July 8th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm *(Class moved due to legal holiday)
         Monday, July 11th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 13th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Monday, July 18th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
         Wednesday, July 20th from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Final Exam: Wednesday, July 20th

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.


    Semester 1: June 13 –  June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 2: July 5 –  July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13th –  June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for on in person, on campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 2: July 5 –  July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

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

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am (no office hours July 3)
    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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 1: June 13 –  June 30
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for on in-person, on-campus meetings)
    Final Exam: June 30tth

    Location: West Hills Campus
    Instructor Office Hours: Fridays 9:00 am  11:00 am (Virtual)
    Tuition: $500 per semester
  • 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.

    All Chaminade summer school classes are UC/CS and NCAA approved classes.

    Semester 2: July 5 –  July 21
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (dates and times for on in person, on campus meetings)
    Final Exam: July 21

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

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: June 13 – July 1 Monday (M-F)
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Tuition: $950
     
     
    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:

    Session 1: Wednesday, June 22 - Tuesday, July 26
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22. Students must attend the in-person orientation to take this course. Details to be emailed home closer to the date.
    Location:
    West Hills Campus (orientation only)

    Session 2: 
    Wednesday, July 6 - Tuesday, August 9
    A MANDATORY ORIENTATION WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JULY 6. Students must attend the in-person orientation to take this course. Details to be emailed home closer to the date. 
    Location: 
    West Hills Campus (orientation only)

    Tuition:
     $475
  • Rising 10th Grade

    Intro to Java
    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 is a class that 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 students' Chaminade GPA.

    Prerequisite: None
    Dates: June 13 – June 30
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X- Block hours on Friday
    Time: 10:15 – 12:15 pm
    Tuition: 
    $950
     
     
    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 is a class that is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must attend 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 students' Chaminade GPA.
     
    Dates: June 13 – July 1
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am

    Tuition: $950
  • Rising 11th Grade

    Intro to Java
    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 is a class that 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 13 – June 30
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X- Block hours on Friday
    Time: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Tuition: $950
     
     
    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 a class that 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.
     
    Dates: June 13 – June 30
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am
    Tuition: $950
  • 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 6, Wed. June 8 there is also a Fri June 10 – Open Writing Lab  which is optional may be held virtually
    Mon June 13, Wed June 15 there is also a Fri June 17 – Open Writing Lab which is optional may be held virtually
    Mon. June 20, - (no class national holiday) Wed. June 23 there is also Fri. June 24 – Open Writing Lab which is optional may be held virtually
    Final Exam:
    Monday, June 27 Mandatory

    Location: 
    West Hills Campus
    Date: 
    June 6 – June 27 
    Monday/Wednesday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am (dates and times are in person, on-campus meeting times)
    Instructor Office Hours: 
    Fridays 9:00 am – 11:00 am (VIRTUAL X-BLOCKTIMES)
    Tuition: 
    $950
     
     
    Precalculus
    This course engages students in an analysis of functions and their graphs, solving polynomial equations, working with complex numbers, graphing, and solving exponential and logarithmic functions, advanced topics in trigonometry, and an introduction to limits. Applications will be included throughout the course. This course is an entire school year curriculum condensed into a 6-week period. 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 is a class that is taken for advancement and satisfies a graduation requirement, students must attend each class meeting. Completing this course allows the student to take Calculus or AP Calculus AB. Placement is dependent on the grade earned in this class. The grade for this class will be transcribed, and the grade will be calculated into the student’s Chaminade GPA.

    Prerequisite: 72% in Algebra II or 70% in Honors Algebra II/Trig
    Dates: June 13 – July 21 (no classes on Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 5)
    Days:  Monday – Thursday
    Time: 8:00 – 10:00 am
    Tuition: $1900
     
     
    Intro to Java
    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 14 – July 1
    Days:  Monday – Thursday with virtual X-Block hours on Friday
    Time: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
    Tuition: $950
     
     
    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.
     
    Dates: June 14 – July 1
    Days:  Virtual meetings only. Class meets Monday - Friday 
    Time: 10:15 – 11:30 am
    Tuition: $950

High School Enrichment Courses

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  • Flash the Leather - Baseball Infielders Camp

    Flash The Leather is a division within E3 High Performance Baseball that focuses on
    infield play only. Infielders will learn the technical side of playing the positions through
    detailed training on footwork (balance, rhythm, etc.) Glove Work (forehand, backhand,
    etc.), Throwing (use of different arm angles), pace of play, and lastly the mental side of
    playing the positions enhancing the players ability to play at higher levels.
     
    TUES & THURS
    6/7 & 6/9: 8AM-10AM (GR 6-8)
    10AM-NOON (GR 9-12)
    6/14 & 6/16:11:30AM-1:30PM (GR 6-8)
    1:30PM-3:30PM (GR 9-12)
    6/21 & 6/23: 8AM-10AM (GR 6-8)
    10AM-NOON (GR 9-12)
    6/28 & 6/30: 8AM-10AM (GR 6-8)
    10AM-NOON (GR 9-12)
    7/5 & 7/7: 8AM-10AM (GR 6-8)
    10AM-NOON (GR 9-12)
     
    COST
    PAY FOR ALL SESSIONS: $450
    PAY BY THE WEEK: $100
     
    LOCATION
    CHAMINADE HIGH SCHOOL
    7500 CHAMINADE AVE.
    WEST HILLS
  • Lights, Camera, Magic!

    Entering 4th - 9th Grade

    Learn the art and technology of cinematography in this hands-on workshop! Use the tools of the trade – cameras, lenses, lights, filters, and more – while learning how to integrate camera angles and camera movement to create meaning in film. This introductory camp will be taught in the film studio by the Chaminade Film Program Director, Karen Thumm.


    Date: July 11 - 15
    Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Fee: $ 275
  • 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 2022. 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.
    June 13-July 1, 2022
    9am- 4pm Monday thru Friday
     
    This summer, students in grades 7-12 will present Shrek the Musical, the Tony award winning musical known as the greatest fairytale, never told, based on the hit movie, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Adaire!  Fun for the whole family!
    Three weeks of rehearsing daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. will culminate in THREE performances on June 29th, June 30th & July 1st. 
     
    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 11th, with a placement audition. Information will be emailed upon registration.
     
    Director: Yvette Lawrence Bishop, Chaminade Drama Director (Broadway Beauty and the Beast, Falsettos, Nick & Nora, and much more)
     
    Choreographer: Michelle Elkin (Five Star Theatricals Something Rotten, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, and much more)
     
    Music Director: Dan Redfeld (Five Star Theatricals Hunchback of Notre Dame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, and much more)
     
    ONE SESSION ONLY!
     
    Space is Limited!
     
    25 students maximum
     
    Fee: $1150
     
  • 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:
    June 27 – June 30 (M-TH)
    July 5 – July 8 (T-TH)
    July 11 – 14 (M-TH)

    Times: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Fee:
    $425
  • 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
    Days: Monday and Tuesday
    Dates: June 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, July 11 &12, and 18 & 19
    Times: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Fee:
     $399
  • Field Hockey (entering 9th)

    Come join Coach Whitehead, his staff and current Chaminade Field Hockey player on our blue turf field.  Players will go through skill drills, simulate game play as well as a few actual games in this week long camp.

    Location: West Hills camps, football field
    Dates: June 21 - 24 (No camp on Monday June 20th due to national holiday)
    Cost: $180
  • 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
    Dates: June 21 - 24 (No camp Monday, June 20th due to national holiday)
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Cost: $225
  • 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 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
     
    Week 1: June 13 – 17
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Week 3: June 27 – July 1
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
     
    Fee: $520 per week
  • College Application Boot Camp 2022

    Entering 12th grade (Chaminade Students Only)
    Attention rising seniors: Through the Chaminade Center for Excellence, you, the members of the Chaminade Class of 2022, 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 - sessions are planned to meet in person on our high school campus

    Session 1: Saturday, August 6 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
                      Sunday, August 7 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
                      Monday, August 8 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    OR

    Session 2: Saturday, August 13 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
                      Sunday, August 14 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
                      Monday, August 15 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Fee: $225
     


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.
Isaiah Donley
West Hills Site Director
IDonley@chaminade.org
Wendy Cowgill
Director of Center for Excellence
wcowgill@chaminade.org



 

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