• Summer School

    SUMMER PROGRAMS – ALL AGES

    Continue learning safely and remotely with Los Angeles Unified over the summer with many possibilities! All programs require access to a computer through the internet.


    If your child attends a Los Angeles Unified TK-12 school and is in need of a device, please contact your school or call (213) 443-1300.
  • Summer of Learning


    Available in English and Spanish closed caption and ASL

     

  • Self-Paced Options for All Begin June 24


    All Kids Learning: Keep your child engaged this summer with fun enrichment opportunities and activities, including:

    • Interdisciplinary online videos with key partners, including Fender, Illumination, Los Angeles Chargers, Voyage of the Titanic with award-winning director James Cameron, Columbia Memorial Space Center
    • Read Alouds by notable figures
    • Interviews and classes with field experts
    • Book Club
    • Virtual field trips

    When: These opportunities will be available beginning on June 24, 2020, and will continue throughout the summer. These activities are done on your own schedule. No application needed. This will be self-serve and available on demand. The schedule will be posted by June 12, 2020, right here.

  • Summer of STEM Program


    Several of LA’s finest STEM organizations, including the Natural History Museum of LA County, USC’s Sea Grant Program and USC’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the Aquarium of the Pacific, JPL, USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, AltaSea, TXT: Teens Exploring Technology, and the Columbia Memorial Space Center, have come together in an effort coordinated by the Mayor’s Task Force on STEM Out-of-School Time Enrichment to offer exciting programs with hands-on, project-based activities, stunning videos, experiments and unique opportunities to meet with local science experts.

    Natural History Museum of LA County
    The Natural History Museum will offer both synchronous and asynchronous online engagements for grades K-2 and 3-5 that will include inquiry-based activities, explorations of exhibitions and collections, and talks by NHM scientists and staff. Topics will include Dinosaurs and Paleontology, LA Nature, Ocean Ecosystems and the discoveries from the La Brea Tar Pits.

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Building upon its robust online learning programming, the Aquarium will offer a combination of live and recorded online video content that includes interactions with its living collection of animals.

    USC Viterbi School of Engineering
    The USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center will leverage its years of experience developing middle school learning activities that focus on engineering and design skills and deliver activities that challenge students to think critically about various PPE related to COVID-19 and guides them through a process of designing their own.

    AltaSea
    The educational arm of AltaSea, a ocean technology incubator in San Pedro, will provide access to its Project Blue suite of custom online learning resources. The Project Blue curriculum explores both the ocean ecosystem and how technology can be leveraged to conserve it and help human life. The curriculum covers grades K-12 and uses topics such as aquafarming and undersea robotics as pathways to STEM skill development and practicing teamwork.

    TXT: Teens Exploring Technology
    TXT will facilitate its new Hustle N' Code program, an online platform to engage and provide interactive coding skill building. A key aspect of the Hustle N' Code experience is the Peer to Peer learning that takes place within the platform in real time. Daily student challenges will be offered along with connection to TXT facilitators.

    USC Sea Grant Program and USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
    USC's Sea Grant Program will work with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies to offer a series of facilitated synchronous lessons for grades 3-12 that will explore sustainability through the lens of ocean and coastal sciences. The content will offer students a chance to talk with and learn from researchers, take virtual visits to the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center (a test bed for sustainable solutions) on Catalina Island, and explore topics including watershed from our neighborhood to the ocean, aquaculture, marine protected areas and more. Asynchronous resources will also be available online.

    Columbia Memorial Space Center
    The Columbia Memorial Space Center will offer both synchronous and asynchronous online engagements covering aerospace topics, engineering and problem solving including video interactions with current and retired industry professionals. Each week, students will be given a challenge and staff and experts will be available to guide them throughout the process. The Space Center will work to focus on relevant aerospace news as inspiration for its work, including the upcoming Mars 2020 mission, the SpaceX crewed Dragon mission and inviting students to build model rockets that can be launched as part of the first virtual Rocket Fever event in late summer. 

  • Elementary School


    Elementary School Programs are open to all current TK-5/6th elementary students.

    OPTIONS OPEN TO ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - JUNE 24 THRU JULY 22

    Community-Led Summer Program: These classes will focus on English, Mathematics, and English Language Development with weekly enrichment. Teachers will support students through distance learning.

    Time: May vary, but typically there will be a morning session between 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday

    Eligibility: Open to all students, but priority is for students that need to mitigate learning loss and maintain grade level performance in reading, math, and language. Student eligibility will be determined at a local level.

    Integrated Themed Units of Study: Teachers will provide enrichment instruction aligned to the interdisciplinary activities with key district partners. Topics include Sports Medicine with the Los Angeles Chargers,  and Coding & Gaming.

    Time: May vary but typically will be 1:00 p.m. or later each weekday afternoon.

    Eligibility: All students are eligible, though space may be limited. PLEASE NOTE: Class start dates may vary due to program or based on local options.

Start Strong - Reading, Writing, Math, and Academic English Language Development!
Grades TK-5, ELA, ELD, and Math
Keep learning through the summer and get ready for the next school year! This course is designed to help students prepare for the next grade in reading, writing, mathematics and academic English language development.

Be a Junior Polar Explorer
Grades K-2; 3-5, ELA, ELA, Math, and Science
With our guest teachers, Amanda and Phil, who are real-life polar expedition guides and marine biology educators, students will be introduced weekly to thematic concepts that will guide their work in math, English, ELD, Science, and more.

Building Creative Confidence with LEGO Brick Set
Grades K-2, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Science, and the Arts
Learners will explore the versatile LEGO brick set to create all sorts of life-like or imaginary figures, objects and buildings. Learners will develop fine motor skills while constructing, using building cards that support and inspire their creativity.

Code with me - Learn Scratch!
Grades K-5, Computer Science, ELA, and Visual Art
Scratch (Scratch Jr.) is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Discovering Real-World STEAM Concepts with LEGO Simple Machines
Grades 3-5, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Science, and the Arts
Learners will engage in investigating and understanding the operation of simple and compound machines found in everyday life.

Explore Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org
Grades K-5, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Visual Art, History, Science
Learners will explore basic computer science concepts and digital citizenship skills while creating interactive games,digital stories and creative collaborative projects.(iPad, laptop or desktop preferred)

Exploring the Culture of Hip Hop through Music and Dance
Grades K-2; 3-5, Arts
Partnering with entertainment industry professionals, teachers will help students explore Hip Hop Culture and various art forms including dance, music, spoken word, and visual arts. Students will complete a culminating project inspired by Hip Hop while making connections between community identity and the arts.

Financial Literacy in our Digital World
Grades 3-5, Financial Literacy
Students will gain skills in financial literacy to assist them in engaging with financial institution, navigating the choices and paperwork presented when starting a new job, creating a personal budget that tracking spending, and engage in wise debt management practices and avoid expensive borrowing behaviors, develop a plan for financing postsecondary education or training, gain awareness of the need for a risk management strategy and how insurance plays a role.

Get Creative with Visual Arts!
Grades K-2; 3-5, Arts
Students will exercise their creative and artistic skills during this interactive visual arts class aligned to the California State Standards, while learning about the elements of visual arts. Students will also learn how to view and analyze a work of art. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to master their artistic skills by using their art as a prewrite to telling their own stories through writing and oral presentation.

Get in Tune! Learn some music!
Grades K-2; 3-5, Arts
Students will be introduced to the elements of music making by playing, singing, creating, and listening to music. The instruction is aligned to the California State Standards for Music and will guide children to explore, enjoy, and develop their own relationship to music, allowing them to express how music makes them feel and how it inspires their own analytical and creative abilities.

Help Save the World's Endangered Animals
Grades 3-5, Science
Sustainability expert, Jessica Palenchar, will help students understand the ways that we can save the world’s endangered species, while guiding students in creating their own action plan to save their favorite animal. Students will learn about the animals on the Endangered Animal List, exploring where they live, why they are endangered, and what we can do to save them.

Let's Move It! Dance, dance, and more dance!
Grades K-2; 3-5, Arts
Students will use the elements of dance - body, energy, space and time - while gaining poise, style and confidence in this interactive and fun dance class aligned to the California State Standards. Students will be encouraged to utilize their movement to foster empathy and writing skills, as students are encouraged to write about their self-expression through dance. Family members are welcome to participate.

Let’s act out! Let’s create!
Grades K-2; 3-5, Arts
Students will utilize the actors's tools - voice, body and imagination - to build confidence and literacy skills in a fun and interactive way aligned to the California State Standards. Tools will include improvisation, pantomime and the elements of story.

Mindfulness and Stay Fit!
Grades K-2; 3-5, Physical Education
This course will focus on getting student active virtually and help set students in motion to stay fit and practice techniques to be your best.

Science of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with UCLA
Grades K-2; 3-5, Science
UCLA and Chef Bill Yosses will lead our enrichment course in virtual cooking lessons and the science of culinary arts. If you love science, food, and nutrition please join us!

Space Exploration Investigating Astronomy and Space Technology
Grades K-2; 3-5, Science
The Columbia Memorial Space Center and the LA STEM Consortium will provide space exploration investigating astronomy and space technology.

Spark Your Creativity through Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition
Grade K-5, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Visual Art, History, Science
Learners will be introduced  to Minecraft: Education Edition, a game-based learning platform that builds C+STEM skills, unleashes creativity and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. (laptop or desktop preferred)

Sports Medicine and Nutrition of Sports with the LA Chargers
Grades K-2; 3-5, Physical Education, Science
The LA Chargers are providing a multidisciplinary enrichment experience in the area of Sports Medicine with programs for students at every grade level. Students will learn about the importance of physical and mental health within the lens of athletic training and sports medicine.

Sustainable Living Made Easy
Grades K-2; 3-5, Science Art Engineering, and Technology
Jessica Palenchar, a sustainability expert and doctor of plant medicine, will guide students in using Science, Art, Engineering, and Technology to complete daily hands-on tasks toward sustainability. Students learn about easy at home ways to save money, think creatively, and reduce their environmental impact through STEM.

 

  • CURRENT 5TH (OR 6TH GRADERS IN ELEMENTARY) GOING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR

    My Voice, My Future: Offers webinars for students and parents to ease the transition to middle school. Sessions will focus on using student voice in meaningful and productive ways that build leadership skills and self-confidence. Parents are encouraged to participate. When: Webinars are completed on your own schedule. Eligibility: All current 5th/6th graders (incoming middle school students) and their parents.

    *As a current fifth (going to sixth grade), you are also eligible to attend an enrichment class that is offered for any Grade 6 student.
    *As a current sixth grade student (going to seventh grade), you are also eligible to attend an enrichment class that is offered for any Grade 7 student.

  • Middle School


    Middle School Programs are open to all current 6th-8th graders. 

    OPTIONS OPEN TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS - JUNE 24 THRU JULY 22

    Community-Led Summer Program: These classes will focus on English, Mathematics, and English Language Development with weekly enrichment. Teachers will support students through distance learning. 

    Time: May vary, but typically there will be a morning session between 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday

    Eligibility: Open to all students, but priority is for students that need to mitigate learning loss and maintain grade level performance in reading, math, and language. Student eligibility will be determined at a local level.

    Integrated Themed Units of Study: Teachers will provide enrichment instruction aligned to the interdisciplinary activities with key district partners. Topics include Sports Medicine with the Los Angeles Chargers, Environmental Science/STEAM with the Columbia Memorial Science Center, music with Fender, animation with Illumination, and Coding & Gaming.

    Time: May vary but typically will be 1:00 p.m. or later each weekday afternoon.

    Eligibility: All students are eligible, though space may be limited. PLEASE NOTE: Class start dates may vary due to program or based on local options.

  • CURRENT 8TH GRADERS GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR

    Naviance College and Career Exploration: Naviance supports all students by providing an opportunity to identify strengths, discover careers, and match to best-fit higher education institutions. Available for all current 6th through 12th grade students.

    For current 8th graders (rising 9th graders): *As a current eighth grade student (going to ninth grade), you are also eligible to attend an enrichment class that is offered for any Grade 9 student.

    High School Courses for Credit: All courses for high school credit will need approval from a high school counselor to enroll.

Start Strong - English Language Arts and Academic English Language Development
Grades 6-8, ELA and ELD
Keep learning through the summer and get ready for the next school year! This course is designed to help students prepare for the next grade in reading and writing.

Start Strong – Mathematics
Grades 6-8
Keep learning through the summer and get ready for the next school year! This course is designed to help students prepare for the next grade in mathematics standards and practices. *This is not appropriate for students who were in the accelerated or highly accelerated math pathway.

 

Career Exploration (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, College and Careers
Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn how to assess their own skills and interests, explore industry clusters and pathways, and develop plans for career and academic development. This course is designed to provide flexibility for students; any number of units can be selected to comprise a course that meets the specific needs of students to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Code with me - Learn Scratch!
Grades 6-8, Computer Science, ELA, and Visual Art
Scratch (Scratch Jr.) is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

College and Career Readiness Edgenuity (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, College and Career Readiness
This course provides instruction on skills essential for students preparing for college and/or a career, including: how to build an effective resume, how to groom and dress in the workplace, the power of networking, and how to develop disciplines that lead to success.

Computer Coding, Stories, and Science (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, Coding
Love is Going to Get You - The Science of our Emotions - Good computer games have good stories with strong characters. Students learn to create their own story by computer coding - while creating a game! In the class students will also explore an essential question: Are we ultimately in control of either the positive or negative consequences of our decisions? Course ends with an Activity-Virtual Field Trip and a certificate from Hour of Code upon completion.

Digital Art and Design (enrichment - not for credit)
Current Grade 8 9rising 9th graders), Arts
Digital art and design are the skills needed for everything from advertising to animation to photography and more. In this course, students will learn about the evolution of art; the basic principles of art and design; the role of art in politics and society; and how to create digital art and make it come alive.

Digital Art for a Sustainable Future (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Arts, Science
A class in Environmental Science and Climate Change in conjunction with LA STEM Consortium will prepare students to think globally and act locally as they become skilled digital artists who can capture the beauty of the natural world and inspire us to lean in for a more sustainable future.

Exploring the Culture of Hip Hop through Music and Dance (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Arts
Partnering with entertainment industry professionals, teachers will help students explore Hip Hop Culture and various art forms including dance, music, spoken word, and visual arts. Students will complete a culminating project inspired by Hip Hop while making connections between community identity and the arts.

Fender Play Guitar (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Arts
Fender Guitar is helping to provide the opportunity for up to 1,500 middle school students to learn to play the guitar or ukulele. This program will be a 6-week program and will begin on June 15.

Financial Literacy in our Digital World (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, Financial Literacy
Students will gain skills in financial literacy to assist them in engaging with financial institution, navigating the choices and paperwork presented when starting a new job, creating a personal budget that tracking spending, and engage in wise debt management practices and avoid expensive borrowing behaviors, develop a plan for financing postsecondary education or training, gain awareness of the need for a risk management strategy and how insurance plays a role.

Journalism (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, ELA
In Middle School Journalism students will learn how to tell the story by asking the right questions, looking for the details, and finding the story in any situation. Students will learn how to gather information effectively, organize ideas, format stories for media production, and edit.

Learn Animation with Illumination Creators of Despicable Me  (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Arts
Our friends at Illumination, the creators of Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets and many other great stories, are going to help students learn to draw, create animation and tell stories.

Math Games, Exploration, and Coding (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, Coding
Offering a fun approach to mathematics, this class includes activities such as playing games, engaging in explorations, and learning how to write and decipher coded messages.

Mindfulness and Stay Fit! (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Physical Education
This course will focus on getting student active virtually and help set students in motion to stay fit and practice techniques to be your best.

Photography, Drawing with Light (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-7, Arts
In Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light, students will learn how to take excellent, jaw-dropping photographs. Students will learn the basics of using a camera and how to avoid common photography mistakes.

Science of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with UCLA (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Science
UCLA and Chef Bill Yosses will lead our enrichment course in virtual cooking lessons and the science of culinary arts. If you love science, food, and nutrition please join us!

Space Exploration Investigating Astronomy and Space Technology (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Science
The Columbia Memorial Space Center and the LA STEM Consortium will provide space exploration investigating astronomy and space technology.

Spark Your Creativity through Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition 
Grade 6-8, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Visual Art, History, Science
Learners will be introduced  to Minecraft: Education Edition, a game-based learning platform that builds C+STEM skills, unleashes creativity and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. (laptop or desktop preferred)

Sports Medicine and Nutrition of Sports with the LA Chargers (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 6-8, Physical Education, Science
The LA Chargers are providing a multidisciplinary enrichment experience in the area of Sports Medicine with programs for students at every grade level. Students will learn about the importance of physical and mental health within the lens of athletic training and sports medicine.

 

 

 

Career Exploration (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), College and Careers
Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn how to assess their own skills and interests, explore industry clusters and pathways, and develop plans for career and academic development. This course is designed to provide flexibility for students; any number of units can be selected to comprise a course that meets the specific needs of students to plan and launch a product or service in today’s fast-paced business environment.

College and Career Readiness (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), College and Career Readiness
This course provides instruction on skills essential for students preparing for college and/or a career, including: how to build an effective resume, how to groom and dress in the workplace, the power of networking, and how to develop disciplines that lead to success.

Computer Coding, Stories, and Science (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Coding
Love is Going to Get You - The Science of our Emotions - Good computer games have good stories with strong characters. Students learn to create their own story by computer coding - while creating a game! In the class students will also explore an essential question: Are we ultimately in control of either the positive or negative consequences of our decisions? Course ends with an Activity-Virtual Field Trip and a certificate from Hour of Code upon completion.

Digital Art and Design (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Arts
Digital art and design are the skills needed for everything from advertising to animation to photography and more. In this course, students will learn about the evolution of art; the basic principles of art and design; the role of art in politics and society; and how to create digital art and make it come alive.

Financial Literacy (enrichment - not for credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Financial Literacy
In partnership with City National Bank, the Dollars & Sense Financial Education Program teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime. The interactive online lessons in this financial literacy course translate complex financial concepts and help students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances through topics on budgeting, income & employment, managing credit & debt, developing consumer skills, insurance and financing higher education.

Fire and Emergency Services (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Careers
This course provides students with the basic structure of these organizations as well as the rules and guidelines that govern pre-employment education requirements. The vehicles, equipment, and emergency mitigations strategies that are commonly used in the emergency- and fire-management field are also explored. Students will understand the goals of an emergency-management service and how they are implemented and managed, including personnel, budget, and labor-management challenges in the organization.

Intro to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Careers
This semester-long course introduces students to the complicated world of commercial transportation. Students undertake an overview of the fields of transportation, distribution, and logistics, learning the differences between the fields and the primary services provided in each. Students learn how warehousing, inventory, and other associated businesses impact the economy, which includes the advantages and disadvantages of automation on employment. Students learn about the history of transportation including.

Intro to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Careers
Students will learn about the many careers that exist within the fields of law, law enforcement, public safety, corrections, and security. Besides learning about the training and educational requirements for these careers, students will explore the history of these fields and how they developed to their current state.

Journalism (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), ELA
In Middle School Journalism students will learn how to tell the story by asking the right questions, looking for the details, and finding the story in any situation. Students will learn how to gather information effectively, organize ideas, format stories for media production, and edit.

Linked Learning Summer Bridge - Entrepreneurship Focus (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), CTE
Designed by Project Echo, this class gives students an opportunity to connect their own passions with the world of entrepreneurship. Students identify a problem, create a product, and pitch that product to virtual industry experts.

Linked Learning Summer Bridge - Healthy Focus (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), CTE
For students interested in learning more about themselves as well as health-related careers, this curriculum gives students an opportunity to analyze their own stress response, learn about the teenage brain and create resources through public service announcements to support peers or community during times of stress.

Math Games, Exploration, and Coding (High school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Coding
Offering a fun approach to mathematics, this class includes activities such as playing games, engaging in explorations, and learning how to write and decipher coded messages.

My Voice, My Future (enrichment - not for credit)
Current 8th grade students, Summer Bridge
Webinars for students and parents to ease the transition to high school. Sessions will focus on using student voice in meaningful and productive ways that build leadership skills and self-confidence. Parents are encouraged to participate. When: Webinars are completed on your own schedule. Eligibility: All current 8th graders (incoming 9th graders) and their parents.

Photography, Drawing with Light (high school credit)
Current Grade 8 (rising 9th graders), Arts
In Middle School Photography: Drawing with Light, students will learn how to take excellent, jaw-dropping photographs. Students will learn the basics of using a camera and how to avoid common photography mistakes.

Student Empowerment and Leadership (enrichment - not for credit)
Grade 8, Student Empowerment
This course introduces students to the concept of leadership. Students will be introduced to contemporary leadership theories and will analyze the traits of an effective leader. They will discuss different leadership styles and will identify their own leadership style. In addition, they will learn about the impact of effective leadership on society.

  • High School


    High School Programs are open to all current 9th-12th graders.  

    OPTIONS OPEN TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - JUNE 24 THRU JULY 28

    Summer Term Enrichment: These courses offer high school students the opportunity to take elective courses or academic courses that they have not previously taken or failed.

    Time: May vary from course to course, as most of the classers below are asynchronous

    Eligibility: Available to all LA Unified high school students, with priority given to students in Options schools, on free- and reduced-lunch, English Learners, and Classes of 2020 and 2021.

    Note: These are courses for credit, which may not satisfy A-G requirements.

    Integrated Themed Units of Study: Teachers will provide enrichment aligned to the interdisciplinary activities with key district partners. Topics include Sports Medicine with the Los Angeles Chargers, Environmental Science/STEAM with the Columbia Memorial Science Center, The Unsinkable Titanic, and Coding & Gaming.

    Time: May vary but typically will be 1:00 p.m. or later each weekday afternoon.

    Eligibility: All students are eligible, though space may be limited.

    Note: These are enrichment only; not for credit.

    Naviance College and Career Exploration: Naviance supports all students by providing an opportunity to identify strengths, discover careers, and match to best-fit higher education institutions. Available for all current 6th through 12th grade students.

     

Computer Coding, Stories, and Science (high school credit)
Current Grade 9 (rising 10th graders), Coding
Love is Going to Get You - The Science of our Emotions - Good computer games have good stories with strong characters. Students learn to create their own story by computer coding - while creating a game! In the class students will also explore an essential question: Are we ultimately in control of either the positive or negative consequences of our decisions? Course ends with an Activity-Virtual Field Trip and a certificate from Hour of Code upon completion.

Fire and Emergency Services (high school credit)
Current Grade 9 (rising 10th graders), Careers
This course provides students with the basic structure of these organizations as well as the rules and guidelines that govern pre-employment education requirements. The vehicles, equipment, and emergency mitigations strategies that are commonly used in the emergency- and fire-management field are also explored. Students will understand the goals of an emergency-management service and how they are implemented and managed, including personnel, budget, and labor-management challenges in the organization.

Intro to Careers in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (high school credit)
Current Grade 9 (rising 10th graders), Careers
This semester-long course introduces students to the complicated world of commercial transportation. Students undertake an overview of the fields of transportation, distribution, and logistics, learning the differences between the fields and the primary services provided in each. Students learn how warehousing, inventory, and other associated businesses impact the economy, which includes the advantages and disadvantages of automation on employment. Students learn about the history of transportation including.

Intro to Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (high school credit)
Current Grade 9 (rising 10th graders), Careers
Students will learn about the many careers that exist within the fields of law, law enforcement, public safety, corrections, and security. Besides learning about the training and educational requirements for these careers, students will explore the history of these fields and how they developed to their current state.

Exploring the Culture of Hip Hop through Music and Dance (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Arts
Partnering with entertainment industry professionals, teachers will help students explore Hip Hop Culture and various art forms including dance, music, spoken word, and visual arts. Students will complete a culminating project inspired by Hip Hop while making connections between community identity and the arts.

Financial Literacy (enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Financial Literacy
In partnership with City National Bank, the Dollars & Sense Financial Education Program teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime. The interactive online lessons in this financial literacy course translate complex financial concepts and help students develop actionable strategies for managing their finances through topics on budgeting, income & employment, managing credit & debt, developing consumer skills, insurance and financing higher education.

Mindfulness and Stay Fit! (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Physical Education
This course will focus on getting student active virtually and help set students in motion to stay fit and practice techniques to be your best.

Science of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Arts with UCLA (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Science
UCLA and Chef Bill Yosses will lead our enrichment course in virtual cooking lessons and the science of culinary arts. If you love science, food, and nutrition please join us!

Space Exploration Investigating Astronomy and Space Technology (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Science
The Columbia Memorial Space Center and the LA STEM Consortium will provide space exploration investigating astronomy and space technology.

Spark Your Creativity through Game Based Learning with Minecraft Education Edition 
Grade 9-12, Computer Science, ELA, Math, Visual Art, History, Science
Learners will be introduced  to Minecraft: Education Edition, a game-based learning platform that builds C+STEM skills, unleashes creativity and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving. (laptop or desktop preferred)

Sports Medicine and Nutrition of Sports with the LA Chargers (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-12, Physical Education, Science
The LA Chargers are providing a multidisciplinary enrichment experience in the area of Sports Medicine with programs for students at every grade level. Students will learn about the importance of physical and mental health within the lens of athletic training and sports medicine.

Student Empowerment and Leadership (Enrichment - not for credit)
Grades 9-11, Student Empowerment
This course introduces students to the concept of leadership. Students will be introduced to contemporary leadership theories and will analyze the traits of an effective leader. They will discuss different leadership styles and will identify their own leadership style. In addition, they will learn about the impact of effective leadership on society.

The Unsinkable Titanic - The ship of dreams past, present and future (high school credit option)
Grades 9-12, Science
James Cameron, the award-winning director of Titanic, is inspiring high school students to embark on a “Voyage of the Titanic” to learn about the biology and physics of the deep ocean, underwater exploration, artifact conservation as well as learn about survivors’ stories.

 

For current 9th graders (rising 10th graders): 
High School Courses to Fulfill a Graduation Requirement: All courses taken to fulfill a high school graduation requirement will need approval from a high school counselor to enroll.

For current 10th graders (rising 11th graders): 
High School Courses to Fulfill a Graduation Requirement: All courses taken to fulfill a high school graduation requirement will need approval from a high school counselor to enroll.

For current 11th graders (rising 12th graders): 
High School Courses to Fulfill a Graduation Requirement: All courses taken to fulfill a high school graduation requirement will need approval from a high school counselor to enroll.

  • Other Exciting Summer Programs with LA Unified's Partners


    TGR Foundation - A Tiger Woods Charity – Summer Programs for LA Unified Students (Grades 6-12)

    • The following enrichment classes will be offered: Healthy Habits at Home, Photography: Visual Storytelling, Space Science and What’s “app-ening” in Computer Science.  Attached is a flyer with the detailed information about each course, dates and times available and the links to register via Eventbrite. These weeks are open to all of our school and district partners across the country and accept all students in grades 7 -12.  Classes close at 30 students.
    • We would like to add an LAUSD only week (June 27 – July 2) for middle school students (Grades 6-8). All of these same classes would be offered. The link for registration is here: https://tgrllsummerjune29.eventbrite.com/
    • College Bound Academy – geared for students in grades 11 or 12 (rising seniors) is also a valuable course for students looking to learn more about the college application, financial aid and admissions process.  Attached is a flyer about College Bound Academy that contains more detailed information about the course as well as the registration link.  Classes close at 35 students.
    • Special LA Unified only week: Aug 3 -7.  The link for registration is here: http://www.virtualcollegeboundacademy.eventbrite.com/
    • Los Angeles Unified has a growing partnership with the TGR Foundation, however, this offer is not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Unified, so be sure to read the privacy policy.

    Los Angeles Public Library – Summer Reading Challenge 2020
    Summer reading isn’t just fun! Reading 30 minutes a day is vital for life! It helps build important vocabulary, allows the mind to travel to other places, and prevents the summer slide,” the learning loss that can result during the summer time. Begins June 8, 2020. For more information, go to: lapl.org/summer

    Los Angeles Unified has a long and strong history of collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library a partner, however, this offer is not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Unified, so be sure to read the privacy policy.

    Dodger LA READS Program (Grades 1-8)
    To get students excited about reading, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation have partnered to launch LA READS, a literacy campaign which includes the “Dodgers Reading Champions” literacy challenge. The goal of “Dodgers Reading Champions” is to motivate youth to read and to help them build a lifelong love of reading. The challenge will also incentivize students in grades 1-8 who record more than 30 reading minutes per day. For more information, go to: mlb.com/dodgers/community/la-reads

    Los Angeles Unified is proud to call LA Dodgers and the LA Dodgers Foundation a partner, however, this offer is not directly affiliated with Los Angeles Unified, so be sure to read the privacy policy and rules

  • Information on Other Los Angeles Unified Summer Programs


    The Los Angeles Unified also runs other summer programs that are available to certain students based upon specific eligibility. Eligible students will be contacted directly by their school of attendance to enroll and register, or for Students with Disabilities, if written into a student’s Individualized Education Plan.

    Grades K-8 Extended Learning Opportunities, Summer (ELOS) is a federally-funded intervention program that supports students in meeting grade level standards. The program will include 2 hours of distance learning in a blended-learning format daily.

    Grades 9-12 Summer Term Credit Recovery Offers high school students the opportunity to take credit recovery courses in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and other non-CORE courses. When: Two periods are offered between 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m with one hour of direct instruction each period. Specific schedules may vary. Eligibility: Students who received a D or F in the course(s) previously are eligible to improve their grade and learn the content. Please note: These are courses for credit recovery or learning improvement (a course previously failed or earned a D).

    Grades K-12 Migrant Education Program is a federally-funded program designed to enrich and respond to the educational and health needs of migrant children. The program is an addition to the supplemental services already being received by students and provided for all children through the Los Angeles Unified School District. Summer programming will include English/Language Arts and development, mathematics, theater, and zoology with the L.A. Zoo! Registration is available at https://btb.lausd.net/mepsummer, or call (213) 241-0510 to register and for more information.

    Extended school year (ESY) services are special education and related services that are provided to a student with a disability beyond the regular school year in accordance with his/her IEP. The need for ESY services must be determined annually on an individual basis by the Individual Education Program (IEP) team. For more information, please go here: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/10835

    Continuous Enrollment for Community Day Schools is for students already enrolled in independent study or a community day school who are eligible to continue enrollment year round. For more information, please contact your school counselor.

    Independent Study is for students who need to complete coursework in order to graduate, and prioritizes seniors. This program is offered through City of Angels. For more information, please contact your school counselor.

    Newcomer Summer Leadership Program is an innovative, targeted Title III program for newcomer students in select high schools throughout LAUSD. Newcomer students received enhanced and supplemental ELD support through a program design that provides multi-media learning opportunities integrating listening, speaking, reading and writing. This program is offered at selected schools.

  • Hotlines

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    Mental health hotline for students and families: (213) 241-3840

    The hotline is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

     

  • Latest News

    For the updates about Los Angeles Unified school closures, visit Latest News.

     

  • Child Care Options
    The State of California has established a website to help Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus response to find safe, reliable, and accessible child care options.

    Visit MyChildCare.ca.gov

     

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