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Summer School is available at many different high schools and at Saint Philip. Summer School can help with skills that are used in school, in art, or in sports. I have created a list of the summer courses available for middle school students at a few of the most common high schools that Saint Philip students go to after graduation.

Loyola:

Loyola offers summer school to both boys and girls entering 6th grade to 12th grade. The Summer Classes are from Monday, June 18th to Friday, July 20th not including July 4th, 5th, and 6th which are holidays. Registration is from March 7th, 2018-May 23rd, 2018 and late registration is from May 24th-June 20th with an additional fee.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

FSHA offers different activity camps for young girls including sports camp for girls 6-12 years old, Basketball Camp for girls in 5th-8th grade, and Volleyball Camp that is open to girls of all ages.

Sports Camp:

Week 1 – June 11-15, 2018

Week 2 – June 25-29, 2018

Week 3 – July 2-6, 2018 (with the 4th of July off)

Week 4 – July 9-13, 2018

Basketball Camp:

1 Week – June 11-15

Every week, Basketball Camp is from 9am to noon.

Volleyball Camp:

Week 1 – June 18-22, 2018

Week 2 – June 9-13, 2018

Week 3 – July 16-20, 2018

Week 4 – July 23-27, 2018

Every week, Volleyball Camp is from 1pm to 4pm with drop off being at 12:30pm.

La Salle

La Salle offers many different classes including different forms of art classes and academic classes. The classes include Algebra Enrichment, Can Move – Dance/Acting Intensive, CSI La Salle, Drawing and Painting, Environmental Science, Essay Film / Documentary Filmmaking, Fundamentals of Literature, High School Exam Prep, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Science Lab Camp, Sculpture, Study Skills, and Writing Workshop. I chose the most interesting classes from the selection of classes at La Salle.

Can Move – Dance/Acting Intensive: Grades 5-8

Session 1 – June 11-28, 2018

Session 2 – July 2-19, 2018

Session 3 – July 23-August 9, 2018

CSI La Salle: Grades 5-8

1 Session – June 18-29, 2018

Class is from 8:00 to 9:00

Drawing and Painting: Grades 5-8

1 Session – June 18-July 6, 2018

Class is from 12:15 to 1:45

Essay Film / Documentary Filmmaking: Grades 5-8

Session 1 – June 18-22, 2018

Session 2 – July 9-13, 2018

Class is from 10:30 to 12:00

Human Anatomy and Physiology: Grades 5-8

1 Session – June 18-29, 2018

Class is from 10:30 to 12:30

Sculpture: Grades 5-8

1 Session – July 9-26, 2018

Class is from 12:15 to 1:45

Immaculate Heart Middle School

Immaculate Heart Middle School offers summer school for girls entering grades 4-8. Classes are from June 18 to July 13. Classes are split up into 3 periods with two 10 minute breaks in between. Session 1 is 8:10 to 9:10, Session 2 is 9:35 to 10:35, Session 3 is 11:00 to 12:00, and afternoon classes and workshops start at 12:15 and their endings depend on the class. I chose the most interesting classes from the very wide selection of classes at Immaculate Heart Middle School.

Crafts and Creativity: Arts and Crafts Class for Grades 4-8

Session 1 – June 18-29

Periods 1 & 2

Creative Filmmaking: Basics of Movie Making and Editing for Grades 4-8

1 Four Week Session

Period 2

Drawing and Design: Learn and Perfect Drawing Skills for Grades 4-8

Session 1 – June 18-29

Session 2 – July 2-13

Period 1

Fibers and Fabrics: Learn how to Knit, Stitch, and Weave for Grades 4-8

Session 2 – July 2-13

Period 3

Salsa Dancing: Start Dancing the Salsa with the Basics for Grades 4-8

Session 2 – July 2-13

Period 1

Panda Sports!: Intro to All Sports for Grades 4-8

Session 1 –  June 18-22

Session 2 – June 25-29

Session 3 – July 2-6

Session 4 – July 9-13

Period: Afternoon Classes – 12:15 to 1:15

Swimming: Learn and Refine Swimming Skills for Grades 4-8

4 Week Session

Period 2

Yoga: Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Balance for Grades 4-8

4 Week Session

Period 2

Animal Communication and Behavior: Learn the Many Ways of Animal Communication for Grades 4-8

4 Week Session

Period 1

CSI Forensic Science: Solve Crimes by Analyzing Evidence for Grades 4-8

4 Week Session

Period 3

Rad Robotics: Design and Build Robots for Grades 4-8

Session 2 – July 2-13

Period 2

Competitive Speech and Debate: Practice Speaking Skills for Grades 6-8

4 Week Session

Period 3

Panda Cafe / Cooking Workshops: Cook Sweet and Savory Dishes from Scratch Every Week for Grades 6-8

Session 1 – June 18-22

Session 2 – June 25-29

Session 3 – July 2-6 (no school on the 4th)

Session 4 – July 9-13

Period: Afternoon Classes – 12:15 to (end of class not listed)

St. Francis High School

St. Francis offers Summer School to both boys and girls entering grades 7-12. You may enroll in four courses and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Summer School starts on June 18 and ends on July 20 of 2018. The school hours are from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Summer School hours are split up into four periods. Period 1 is from 8:00 to 9:10, Period 1 is from 9:15 to 10:25, Period 3 is from 10:30 to 11:40, and Period 4 is from 11:45 to 12:55.

iPad Skills

Students will learn how to work the iPad and how to submit homework and take quizzes on the iPad. Students will use St Francis iPads.

Period 4

Study Skills for Success

Students will learn organization, note-taking techniques, test taking strategies and tools for effective listening.

Periods 1 or 2

Leadership

Students will work on different skills that are needed in leadership using different activities. These skills include Vision, Integrity, Innovativeness, Wise Judgment, Service Mindedness, Goal Processing, Skill Assessment, Emotional Maturity, Fostering Relationships and Masterful Communication.

Periods 3 or 4

CSI: Forensic Science

Students will use all of the different skills that are needed when solving a crime using forensic science. These skills include forensic photography, glass fragment analysis, analyses of blood and skeletal remains, identifying trace substances, developing latent fingerprints, identifying forgeries, forensic entomology, DNA fingerprinting, and ballistics.

Periods 1, 2, or 3

Introduction to Guitar

Students will learn the basics of using a guitar and the different ways of playing a guitar. Students will learn plucking, strumming, tuning, and chords.

Period 4

Drumline Camp

Students will learn the different aspects of a drumline. Students will also learn how to read music and be instructed in precision marching. This camp is open to beginners as well as returning drumline performers. Instruments are provided.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 3:15

Mayfield Senior School

Mayfield Senior School does offer many summer classes. There is also a sports camp that is open to students going into grades 5-8. Mayfield offers many classes for students entering grades 6-8. Mayfield has not yet posted their summer school classes as of 3-20-18.

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Madison Grube, Contributor
Madison Grube is in the 8th grade this year. She has attended Saint Philip the Apostle School for 9 years now. She enjoys writing, drawing, reading, and hanging out with friends. She enjoys writing about book reviews, pets, current events, and traveling. This will be her second year on the Falcon’s Flyer staff.
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