Summer Enrichment Classes

This summer, join us for some of our most popular classes.

Summer schedule (all times listed are PDT):

Survey of History, Literature, and Art—The Harlem Renaissance: Grades 7-12

In this exciting new integrated humanities class offered in conjunction with history instructor Bill Kelly of Axiom Education and art instructor Ann Shultz, we illustrate the strong connections and causal relationships between historical events and trends in literature and the visual arts. In the August 3-7 session, we will be focusing on the effects of the Great Migration on the evolution of African-American art and literature from the Harlem Renaissance to Hip Hop culture.

August 3-August 7, 10:00-12:00

Cost: $120

To register, click here.

Reader’s Workshop: Grades 6-9

Reader’s Workshop gives students the skills and close-reading strategies they need to actively engage with both fiction and non-fiction texts and improve comprehension and retention. Using the Notice and Note method, students will learn what key “signposts” to look for in a text, why these signposts are important, and what questions to ask themselves in order to delve further into the text and increase their understanding. We will read and discuss a variety of texts together while practicing close-reading strategies, and students will keep a reading journal to track their reflections and insights. This course will help your student to become a thoughtful, engaged reader and pairs will with our Writer’s Boot Camp.

August 10-August 21 (class doesn’t meet on Saturday or Sunday), 1:00-3:00

Cost: $245

To register, click here

Writer’s Boot Camp: Grades 6-9

Strong writing skills are critical to effective communication and academic success. Writer’s Boot Camp focuses on the basics of good writing and is a particularly useful class for inexperienced or struggling writers. Students will learn and practice every aspect of good writing from constructing grammatically correct sentences to composing well-structured, compelling essays.

August 10-August 21 (class doesn’t meet on Saturday or Sunday), 10:00-12:00

Cost: $245

To register, click here.

Survey of History, Literature, and Art—Plague, Printing Press, Renaissance: Grades 7-12

In this exciting new integrated humanities class offered in conjunction with history instructor Bill Kelly of Axiom Education and art instructor Ann Shultz, we illustrate the strong connections and causal relationships between historical events and trends in literature and the visual arts. In the August session, we will be focusing on the long-term impact of the Black Death on society, literature, and art, from the invention of the printing press to the birth of the European Renaissance.

August 24-August 28, 10:00-12:00

Cost: $120

To register, click here.

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