Center for Excellence Registration is Open

Registration for Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence (CCE) is now open. It is the perfect place for students to spend their summer learning and growing. With classes in the morning and afternoon, CCE offers programs, for students entering grades 1-12, designed to inspire, engage, and empower young minds.

Students entering grades 1 through 12 will enjoy expanding their horizons through the Center for Excellence summer programming. For students entering Chaminade’s 6th grade, Eagles Take Flight will prepare them academically and introduce them to Chaminade’s middle school community; while students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills, and students entering 12th grade can prepare for college applications in the College Application Bootcamp. CCE also offers robotics programs on both campuses with a brand-new class on the West Hills campus focusing on electronics and programming.

This year, CCEs summer Ste[+a]m Academy, for grades K-5, will once again be powered by STEMscopes. With a different curriculum each week, there is no repetition. Each STEMscope module engages students in cross-disciplinary activities that build knowledge and skills in areas including computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Students can come for one week, or all five weeks.

The Great Books Academy, for grades K-5, is one of CCEs most popular programs aimed at educating the whole child. The Great Books curriculum is the cornerstone of the academy and is specially designed to help students become independent readers and thinkers by focusing on reading comprehension, critical thinking, vocabulary, and writing.

Summer is also an excellent time for students of all ages to pursue their creative passions in visual and performing arts. And children ages 5 to 15 can join CCEs Sports Camps and explore athletics from football to basketball as well as soccer, baseball, volleyball, fencing, and more. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps, which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.

For more information visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence or click here to register today.

Session II Summer School Course Registration Deadline Approaches

Chaminade College Preparatory offers summer school courses for students entering grades 6 to 8 at its Chatsworth campus, as well as for students entering grades 9 to 12 at its West Hills campus.

Registration for Session II is open until Thursday, June 22. The deadline ensures capacity to place students in the Blackboard Shell and Netclassroom system in time for classes to begin on Monday, June 26. Session II begins on June 26 and goes until July 14 for all grades except 9th. Some summer school classes for entering freshman end on July 7. For more information on summer school, please visit the website.

In addition, Chaminade offers a comprehensive summer enrichment program, known as Center for Excellence (CFE), for students in grades 1 to 12. Three weeks of CFE remain this summer:

  • Week 3: June 26 to 30
  • Week 4: July 3 to 7 (no classes July 4)
  • Week 5: July 10 to 14

Center for Excellence Goes to Maui

Final exams for Chaminade students ended on Wednesday, May 26, and four days later, 12 juniors and seniors, along with their chaperones, boarded a plane for Maui. The group left Southern California and began their summer vacation with an ecology trip through Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence (CFE).

The nine-day trip gave students the opportunity to contribute directly to current research projects on Maui, as well as learn about conservation and restoration issues and efforts. While coursework involved snorkeling, collecting fish species data, surveying sea turtles, and more, students also had the opportunity to study the biodiversity of the taro plant at the Waihe’e Ranch. Their day began at 7:00 a.m. and they worked until 12:00 p.m. Students studied various taro plants, cleaned taro patches, and prepared new roots of taro for future planting. They then used their knowledge of science to make meaningful decisions on how to better live a sustainable and resourceful life.

The Ecology Project International kicks off the summer portion of CFE. Summer Session I officially begins with on-campus activities on June 12. Two more sessions run through July 14. For more information, please visit www.chaminade.org/centerforexcellence or contact the CFE at (818) 347-8300.

Chaminade Center for Excellence

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Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence is currently in its fourth week for the 2016 summer session. With classes throughout the morning and afternoon, students entering grades 1 through 12 have enjoyed expanding their horizons through the Summer Ste[+a]m Academy, and Great Books Academy as well as pursuing their passions in visual and performing arts, and sports camps. Juniors and seniors can prepare for the SAT, while all students entering high school grades can acquire valuable skills in High School Study and Success Skills and brush up on their technology skills through Computer Literacy Bootcamp.

For more information on the Chaminade Center for Excellence, please visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence.

The Chaminade Center for Excellence is Open

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Chaminade College Preparatory’s Center for Excellence is the perfect place for students entering Grades 1 through 12 to spend their summer learning and growing. Currently in its third week for the 2015 summer session, the program offers classes throughout the morning and afternoon.

Students can expand their horizons through the Great Books Academy, robotics, mock trial, speech, etc. Juniors and seniors are able to prepare for the SAT, while all students entering high school grades can brush up on their technology skills through a Computer Literacy Bootcamp.

The Center for Excellence also offers enrichment through service and leadership training. In Week 1, My Name My Story (MNMS), a social leadership organization founded by Amit Dodani ’15, hosted a leadership and social entrepreneurship camp. The camp presented a unique experience that taught students to be empathetic leaders and to develop a passion to be change-makers in their schools and communities.

Students can also pursue their creative passions through Chaminade. Through Week 5, the Center for Excellence offers also musical theater, dance, cheer, and aerial dance classes. During the first three weeks, Chaminade’s own high school Drama Director, Yvette Bishop taught Musical Theater Intensive to students entering 7th through 12th grades. At the end of the course, students presented Into the Woods on the Marilyn Simon Stage of the Tutor Family Center for the Performing Arts.

Summer is also a great time for children ages 7 to 14 to join the Center for Excellence’s Sports Camps and explore athletics. From basketball to soccer and field hockey to lacrosse, as well as volleyball, fencing, and more, there is a wide variety of activities. The West Hills campus also hosts Varsity Camps , which gives students the chance to work with Chaminade’s Varsity head coaches, players, and former athletes with college and professional experience.

For more information on the Chaminade Center for Excellence, please visit chaminade.org/centerforexcellence.