Summer Intermediate School Information

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Overview

Summer Intermediate School (6th grade – 8th grade) – Students entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall can enroll in classes at Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School or Miraleste Intermediate School.  Students may choose to attend any of the three intermediate schools; they do not need to attend the school that they will be attending in the fall.  When registering for Summer Intermediate School, students will choose one Block of classes. Classes are not interchangeable between Blocks.  Class order and placement within the Block will be randomly sorted prior to the beginning of Summer Intermediate School.  Schedules will be available to students at that time.

PLEASE NOTE: Summer Pathways to PVCM 6 Accelerated and Bridge to Algebra are only being offered on the Ridgecrest campus in an effort to provide a central location and to better ensure sufficient enrollment.  Students who are interested in taking an Independent Study option for these courses can contact the Educational Services Department at edservices@pvpusd.net.

Summer Intermediate School reserves the right to reassign teachers and to add teachers when necessary. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled, and students placed in alternate choices.

Dates

Summer Intermediate School 2023 will take place Monday – Friday, June 20 – July 14, 2023.*

(Please note that both Monday June 19th and Tuesday July 4th, are federal holidays.)

*Dates subject to change.

SUMMER Intermediate School REGISTRATION DATES

Registration will open on April 5th @ 5:00 pm and closes June 2nd @ 5:00 pm

* All dates subject to change. Please check back in early 2023. *

Daily Schedule

8:00 am – 8:15 am            Student Arrivals

8:15 am – 9:15 am            First Period

9:20 am – 10:15 am          Second Period

10:15 am – 10:30 am        Mid-morning break

10:35 am – 11:30 am        Third Period

11:35 am – 12:30 pm        Fourth Period

12:30 pm                            Dismissal

Tuition

Tuition is $700 for the four week program. Price subject to change in 2023.

Please review the Changes and Refunds page before purchasing your summer school class.

2022 Summer Intermediate School Program Information

2022 SUMMER MIRALESTE BLOCKS

Blocks Offered at MIRALESTE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Summer 2022 (courses subject to change)

MIRALESTE BLOCK #1 

Around the World in 18 Days (Mrs. Chetanna): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games and daily life around the globe.

CSI (Mr. Godbold): Everybody loves a mystery. Learn to solve “crimes” while practicing important scientific concepts, methods, and techniques. Assume the role of a crime lab chemist by carefully observing, thinking critically, and conducting forensic lab tests on evidence. Please note: video re-enactments of crime scenes are included.

Chef (Miss Califano): Discover the fun of being a chef. Prepare everything from fancy hors d’oeuvres to luscious desserts. Make pasta, pizza, tostadas, and more. Students may be exposed to tree nuts, almonds, eggs, seeds and dairy. Not recommended for students with food allergies.

Ceramics (Mrs. Hargis): A complete course in designing, forming, decorating, and glazing pottery. Learn basic hand building techniques including pinch, slab (tile making), and sculpture.

MIRALESTE BLOCK #2 

Around the World in 18 Days (Ms. Cartwright): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games and daily life around the globe.

Harry Potter Turns 20 (Ms. Rieder): Are you new to the world of J.K. Rowlings’s novels, or are you worried your skills will suffer while you spend the summer in the muggle world? Do not fear, the Harry Potter class is here! Earn points for your house, pot mandrakes, hunt bowtruckle, match with the perfect wand, and continue your quidditch training. Watch clips from the movies to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their release. These activities, and many more, will ensure that you return to Hogwarts on the right track.

Digital Photo (Mr. Rieder): Use your camera or phone to go on several photographic adventures. Learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential! Students will learn how to capture, edit, and enhance their photos and upload them to a digital portfolio. Students are highly encouraged to bring a digital camera (DSLR/mirrorless/point and shoot) but can also use their phones.

Life Skills A-Z (Mr. Ihde): Students will have tons of fun learning the A-Z’s of various life skills.  These skills will help you deal with many situations such as the management of emergencies, household, money, hygiene, comparison shopping, work skills, and more.

MIRALESTE BLOCK #3 

Woodshop (Mr. Nimick): This class provides an introduction to woodworking. Learn the care and use of hand tools and various power machines. Create fine projects for family and friends.

Speak Up! (Mrs. Edelstein): Do you want to convincingly win arguments, develop clear concise and confident communication skills, and discover the traits of the world’s most captivating speakers? Using fun games and activities students will learn a variety of speaking styles, plan, prepare, practice, and perform several speeches and have fun along the way.

Around the World in 18 Days (Ms. Nelson): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games and daily life around the globe.

Marine Biology: (Mr. Kroon): Discover the amazing world that lives in our oceans. Learn about the environment and habitats of various animals. There will be some dissections of various sea creatures.

2022 SUMMER MIRALESTE CAMPUS MAP AND ROOM NUMBERS

2022 SUMMER RIDGECREST BLOCKS

Blocks offered at RIDGECRESTE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Summer 2022 (courses subject to change)

RIDGECREST BLOCK #1

STEM Fundamentals (Mr. Woodward):  This dynamic foundation to engineering class is divided into the four fundamentals of STEM: Coding, Gaming, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and Virtual Robotics. Students will learn JavaScript and Python through platforms like Code Combat, Make Code, and more. Create your favorite platform, maze, and scrolling games with the “Game Salad” program. Learn to design like an architect with the awesome 3D modeling software called “Sketchup”. Operate virtual robots as you program them to navigate through a variety of mazes and challenges with “VexCode”. All these awesome programs are web-based. No Downloading Necessary! Some Login credentials will be required. 

Marine Science (Ms. Wood): Discover the wonders of the Ocean, it covers over 70% of our planet!!  Find out how the Ocean provides us with so many things we use every day, how the animals “breathe” underwater, and why the miraculous substance of water is “the stuff of life”.  Learn some geography, why sharks are not really scary and how we can be better stewards of our planet.

The Genius Hour (Ms. Garcia): An Inquiry-based, student-directed learning passion project. Students are challenged to explore topics that meet their own unique interests.  This research is intended to spark curiosity and encourage life-long learning, imagination, perseverance, self-awareness, and adaptability. The product, end result, or other compelling artifacts can be shared or published.

Digital Journalism (Ms. Blosser): In Digital Journalism, we will practice valuable writing skills, learn to gather credible information, and create different forms of digital news media such as blogs, feature stories, podcasts, and short videos.

RIDGECREST BLOCK #2

CSI (Ms. Cordova/Ms. Acres): Everybody loves a mystery. Learn to solve “crimes” while practicing important scientific concepts, methods, and techniques. Assume the role of a crime lab chemist by carefully observing, thinking critically, and conducting forensic lab tests on evidence. Please note: video re-enactments of crime scenes are included.

Ceramics (Ms. Kim): A complete course in designing, forming, decorating, and glazing pottery. Learn basic hand-building techniques including pinch, slab (tile making), and sculpture.

Intro to Model United Nations (Ms. McArthur): What Is Model United Nations? Model United Nations is a form of international relations debate that places students acting in the capacity of diplomats, ambassadors, and heads of state of a nation into the wide committees, conferences, and forums of the large United Nations infrastructure and beyond. Delegates will have to research topics, imagine solutions, debate with their fellow delegates, reach compromises, and arrive at resolutions that may solve some of the foremost problems facing the globe today.

YouTube Creator (Mr. White): This course will offer instruction to students on how to create their own unlisted YouTube channel. Students will create videos using their own equipment (cell phones) and school equipment (tripods, editing software, etc.) and post/share these videos with students in the class. Students will use YouTube’s editor to fine-tune projects.

RIDGECREST BLOCK #3 (Incoming 6th Graders Only)

Summer Pathway to PVCM 6 Accelerated (two-period course) (Mr. Buda):  This advanced math course is available to current 5th grade students who have a very strong math background but did not receive a recommendation to enroll in the accelerated Math 6 course in the fall.  This course is not recommended for students who have struggled with math in the past as the fast pace and rigor may likely provide further frustration.  Successful completion of this course will better prepare highly motivated math students to gain entrance in the Math 6 Accelerated class.

Around the World in 18 Days (Ms. Edmonds): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games, and daily life around the globe.

Intro to Success! (Ms. Yee): Learn tips and tricks to help you be, and feel, successful through middle school! Learn the tricks of the trade – from how to keep yourself organized, work successfully in a group, manage your time, and much more!

RIDGECREST BLOCK #4 (Four-Period Class)

Summer Bridge to Algebra (Mr. Broughton/Ms. Kuykendall): This advanced math course is available to students who have completed PVCM 7 and wish to enroll in Algebra 1 in the 8th-grade starting with the 2022-2023 school year.  Instructional time will include the additional content in PVCM 7/8 Accelerated that is not covered in PVCM 7.

2022 SUMMER RIDGECREST CAMPUS MAP AND ROOM NUMBERS

2022 SUMMER PVIS BLOCKS

Blocks offered at PALOS VERDES INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Summer 2022 (courses subject to change)

PVIS BLOCK #1

Chef (Mrs. Blankenship): Discover the fun of being a chef. Prepare everything from fancy hors d’oeuvres to luscious desserts. Make pasta, pizza, tostadas, and more. Students may be exposed to tree nuts, almonds, eggs, seeds and dairy. Not recommended for students with food allergies.

Ceramics (Mr. Barr): A complete course in designing, forming, decorating, and glazing pottery. Learn basic hand building techniques including pinch, slab (tile making), and sculpture.

Financial Literacy for Teens (Mr. Hay): This course is designed to introduce students to basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens. Main topics include but are not limited to: Investing: Time helps money grow; Borrowing: How credit works; Money Management: Financial Services; Earning Power: The difference between wants and needs. Learn how to manage your money!

Around the World in 18 Days (Mr. Fajardo): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games and daily life around the globe.

PVIS Block #2

Creative Robotics (two-period course) (Mrs. Starodub): Join this hands-on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) course which allows students to develop real-world programming and engineering skills to design, program, create, decorate and build a finished product using Scratch, microprocessors, LEDs, motors and sensors. It will be fun!

Around the World in 18 Days (Ms. Zarro-Anaya): Try mochi from Japan. Make masks from Africa. Play games from Australia. Join us as we travel around the world, investigating and experiencing art, language, geography, music, history, food, games and daily life around the globe.

CSI (Mr. Scott): Everybody loves a mystery. Learn to solve “crimes” while practicing important scientific concepts, methods, and techniques. Assume the role of a crime lab chemist by carefully observing, thinking critically, and conducting forensic lab tests on evidence. Please note: video re-enactments of crime scenes are included.

2022 SUMMER PVIS CAMPUS MAP AND ROOM NUMBERS

Transportation

Please visit the PV Transit website for bus information.