2023 Summer School for Grades 7 & 8

Any Spanish offerings will run June 12 – July 14, 2023

Exact dates for enrichment courses will be determine in January, 2023 and will be posted here.

Late registration fees begin May 27, 2023.

Tuition increases by $25/semester starting May 27 and $50/semester starting June 3.

 

LCFEF Summer School has successfully provided programs for 7th and 8th graders during the 2021 and 2022 summers and plans to run similar programs again in Summer 2023. These courses are created each year in conjunction with LCHS 7/8 administration to provide programs that bridge learning gaps while introducing students to the big campus and allowing them to meet students from the other elementary programs in our area.

 

After providing a comprehensive summer school program for 9-12 students since 2011, LCFEF Summer School was asked to provide course offerings to rising 7th and 8th grade students in 2021. The 2023 offerings will be determined in January and posted here. Please check back in early 2023 for more information.

 

Our mission is to provide high quality, rigorous course offerings to allow students to improve their academic standing and enhance their academic program. The LCFEF Summer School  provides middle school students the opportunity to work ahead by taking Spanish 1A for credit. Alternately, we provide students with the opportunity to strengthen their skills in a particular area or to simply take some courses that enhance their organizational skills and creativity.

 

Non LCUSD students are welcome; we do require approval of any credit course by the home district prior to the start of summer school with the submission of a credit verification form.

 

All students have the option of taking credit courses and not reporting the grade. The course then counts as exposure to material rather than obtaining credit for advancement purposes.

Admission/Registration:

Admission to summer school is by application, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Placement in classes with multiple sections is assigned on a random basis.

Location:

All 2023 Summer School will be held in person on the campus of La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove, La Canada, CA 91011.

7/8 Dates, Hours, Costs & Course Offerings:

  • Below is a list of the 2022 Summer School offerings for 7th and 8th graders. Classes ran from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm with no supervision provided outside of class time. Enrichment classes only ran during the first semester of summer school in 2022. Specific course offerings and dates for 2023 Summer School will be determined in early 2023. Please check back then.
  • All courses require a minimum number of students enrolled in order to run.
  • Tuition costs for summer school are determined by the cost of running the program, including hiring qualified teachers, use of facilities, maintaining accreditation, and insurance.
  • Spanish courses must be taken for the full summer school year. Students may not take only one semester.
  • Full Year: June 12 – July 14, 2023, no class on July 3-4
    • First Semester: June 12 – June 27
    • Second Semester: June 28 – July 1

2022 COURSE OPTIONS – these may change in 2023

All course descriptions are detailed below.

    • Spanish 1A – Students take  this course for credit for the full summer school year. This would be the only course they take.

This course is intended for students entering 7th or 8th grade in fall. Students who complete Spanish 1A with a grade of B  or higher with counselor permission may enroll in Spanish 1B in fall. There is an additional $25 materials fee for the workbook

OR

    • Enrichment courses – Students take two (2) enrichment courses as part of their 1-semester enrollment. The can choose from any two of the following.

 

7th or 8th Grade Math Prep

These courses are provided for enrichment only and prepare students for the year of math ahead of them. Incoming 7th graders may take 8th Grade Math Prep with counselor approval.

 

7th or 8th Grade English Prep

These courses are provided for enrichment only and prepare students for the types of writing and analysis they will experience in the year of English ahead of them.

 

Cooking

This course will provide skill development in the pathway of food services and hospitality. The student receives training in kitchen safety and sanitation, equipment, and facility use, knife skills, introductory baking, meats and poultry, short-order cook. This course has a $60 materials fee.

 

Ceramics

This class explores a variety of hand building techniques using clay. Students will be able to express themselves by making a fun and easy clay form everyday. By the end of the class session, students will bring home their finished and glazed ceramic pieces. This course has a $60   materials fee.

 

Mastering Middle School with Tech Tools & Study Strategies

This project-based course will help students improve the time management and organizational skills needed to accomplish all the tasks needed to reach a goal of their own design. They will learn to use technology based tools in addition to more traditional modes of planning and executing.

7/8 Grade Summer School Forms

Important Information on LCFEF 7/8 Summer School 2023

 

  • LCFEF Summer School will runs June 12- July 14 with no school on July 3 – 4. Exact dates for Enrichment courses will be determined in early 2023.
  • Attendance policy – There are no excused absences in summer school. Students in Spanish 1A are not allowed more than 3 days of absence, no more than 2 absences may be in any one semester. Students who exceed these absences will be dropped from the class with no refund. Students in Enrichment courses are encouraged to attend classes daily. Many of these courses are project-based and students will fall behind their peers impacting the overall class experience for themselves and those around them. Students with more than one absence will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students with excessive absences may be dropped from the class. There are no grades for enrichment courses, but teachers will communicate weekly with parents indicating student progress.
  • Spanish students will have the option to not report their grade to their home high school (LCHS or elsewhere). If a student chooses this option the course is viewed as a review/enrichment opportunity.
  • Refund policy – Tuition, minus a $100 handling fee and not including any credit card fees, will be returned for any reason, providing the request is made in writing by email to sscoodinator@lcfef.org and received prior to 5:00a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023. The LCFEF Summer School Board will consider a 50% refund (minus the $100 handling fee and credit card fees) for a verified death in the family or a verified student illness (doctor’s note required) which precludes a student from attending summer school, providing the request is made prior to the first day of summer school. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE GIVEN OR CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THIS POLICY.

7/8 Summer School FAQs 2023

Where is 7/8 Summer School being held?

We plan to hold 2023 Summer School in-person at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive La Cañada, CA 91011. No virtual option will be provided.

Will 7/8 Summer School courses be held in person?

Yes, all classes will be held in person on the La Canada High School campus.

What are days/hours of 7/8 Summer School?

Dates and times for 2023 will be announced in early 2023. Please check back then.

 

In 2022, all 7/8 classes were held 8:30 am – 12:00 pm with no supervision provided outside of these hours. Spanish 1A will ran from June 16 to July 15. Enrichment courses ran from June 16 – June 30 (first semester only). Students took two enrichment courses during their day. These details may change in 2023.

How much does 7/8 Summer School cost?

Tuition costs are determined by the cost of running this program including hiring qualified teachers, use of facilities, maintaining accreditation, and insurance. As these costs change for LCFEF Summer School, tuition costs change accordingly.

Who can enroll in LCFEF 7/8 Summer School?

LCFEF 7/8 Summer School courses are open to all students entering 7th and 8th grades in fall. Any students enrolling that are not rising 7th or 8th graders must have counselor pre-approval.

How does a student register for 7/8 Summer School?

Registration will be available in early 2023.

 

If classes fill up quickly, we encourage families to join the waitlist. If we have enough students on a waitlist, we may be able to offer more sections of the desired classes.

 

Classes which do not meet the required minimum enrollment of 15 students will be canceled. Parents of the students enrolled in those classes will be notified by mid-May.

When can a student register for 7/8 Summer School?

Registration will open in early 2023.

When will my student receive a 7/8 Summer School class schedule?

First day instructions including room and teacher assignments will be emailed the week of June 5.

What is the last day to register for 7/8 Summer School?

The last day to register will be Monday, June 5. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes which meet full capacity will become waitlisted. We encourage families to complete the application process as soon as possible to ensure their child a spot. Additional fees will apply for all registrations received May 27th and after.

 

If classes fill up quickly, we encourage families to join the waitlist. If we have enough students on a waitlist, we may be able to offer more sections of the desired classes.

What is the 7/8 Summer School refund policy?

Tuition minus a $100 handling fee, will be returned for any reason, providing the request is made prior to 5:00 pm on, May 15, 2023. Requests may be made via email to sscoordinator@lcfef.org.

 

The LCFEF Board of Directors will consider a 50% refund (minus the handling fee) for a verified death in the family, or a verified student illness or injury (doctor’s note required) which precludes a student from attending or continuing Summer School, providing the request is made prior to the first day of Summer School.

 

NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON WILL BE GIVEN OR CONSIDERED OUTSIDE OF THIS POLICY.

What is the attendance policy for 7/8 Summer School?

There are no excused absences in summer school. Students in Spanish 1A are not allowed more than 3 days of absence, no more than 2 absences may be in any one semester. Students who exceed these absences will be dropped from the class with no refund. Students in Enrichment courses are encouraged to attend classes daily. Many of these courses are project-based and students will fall behind their peers impacting the overall class experience for themselves and those around them. Students with more than one absence will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Students with excessive absences may be dropped from the class. There are no grades for enrichment courses, but teachers will communicate weekly with parents indicating student progress.

Does LCFEF 7/8 Summer School count for school credit?

Spanish 1A is the only class offered for 7th and 8th graders that counts for credit. Others courses are only for enrichment.

My question isn’t answered here. What do I do?

For questions regarding Summer School registration and operations, or other general Summer School questions, please contact the LCFEF office via email at sscoordinator@lcfef.org or call 818-952-8070.

Register your student online now for Summer School.

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