Courses

Our summer academic enrichment program is implemented through four different courses each day that include: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Arts. The courses are designed through a team collaborative process by addressing a different theme each week. The teachers meet weekly in teams to design instruction and activities to further our students' understanding of the weekly themes.

Week 1: Multicultural Week

Children of various ethnicities holding hands
We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

~ Maya Angelou

Topics Include: Holiday Activities, Special Events, Literature, Traditions, Family Recipes, Cultural Awareness

Description: This week will focus on how our differences can become our strengths. Students will enjoy participating in a variety of activities to help them discover and value the diversity around us. It's a small world after all!

Week 2: California – The Golden State

'California' text against natural scenes from California
There are not many places in the world where you can get to the beach in an hour, the desert in two hours and snowboarding or skiing in three hours. You can do all that in California.

~ Alex Pettyfer

Topics Include: El Camino Real Missions, State Symbols, Major Cities, Gold Rush, Aerospace, Famous Landmarks

Description: California here we come! Students will explore the vast marvels of California past and present. What was California like a long time ago? We will go back in time when landmarks were created, major cities were born, gold was found and planes were becoming a reality.

Week 3: American Heroes

Flying dog in a superhero costume
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

~ Christopher Reeves

Topics Include: Famous American heroes in the field of Art, Athletics, Law, Medicine, Music, Politics, Science

Description: Students will learn about America’s heroes that are admired for their achievements and/or noble qualities. Discover how their contributions in the Fine Arts, Literature, Math and Science have been a strong influence in America and the world.

Week 4: Health/Human Body/ Nutrition/Sports

Globe of words related to healthy living
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

~ John F. Kennedy

Topics Include: Healthy Recipes, Exercise for Fun, Physical Activities, Food and Fitness for a Healthy Body, Sportsmanship

Description: Students will discover and explore how food is fuel, and filling your body with the right kind of fuel, affects your body and mind. Activities throughout the week will demonstrate how good nutrition and participating in physical activities contribute to healthy living.

Week 5: Wild, Wild West

Boy riding on stick pony through the desert
The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time; it's a state of mind. It's whatever you want it to be.

~ Tom Mix

Topics Include: History, Geography, Famous Characters and Icons, The Railroad, Folklore

Description: Children will have fun as they find out the "real truth" about the Old West. Was it like the movies or old western TV shows? Get ready for an exciting week of exploring how the country looked when the ‘Wild West’ was alive, and who the people were that helped tame it.