PEP Information

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Overview

Summer PEP (6th grade – 8th grade) – Students entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade levels in the fall have the opportunity to enroll in classes at Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Intermediate School or Miraleste Intermediate School.  Students can 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 PEP, students will choose one Block of four classes which include academic and enrichment-based course offerings. Classes are not interchangeable between Blocks. For a detailed description of the Blocks being offered at each of the three intermediate schools, please see 2022 Summer PEP Program Information below.

Dates

Summer PEP will take place Monday – Friday, June 21 – July 15, 2022
(please note that both Monday June 20th and Monday July 4th, are federal holidays)

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

PEP tuition is $700 for the four week program.

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

2022 Summer PEP Program Information

2022 SUMMER PEP BLOCKS

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

MIRALESTE BLOCK #1 

18 Days Around the World (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.

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 (Ms. Edelstein): Through the use of fun games and activities students will learn a variety of styles of public speaking and formal debate.

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.

MIRALESTE BLOCK #2

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

A-Z Life Skills (Mr. Ihde): You will have a lot of fun as you learn the A-Z’s of life skills to help you deal with many situations such as the management of emergencies, household, money, hygiene, comparison shopping, work skills, and more.

MIRALESTE BLOCK #3

Math Pathways (Mr. Kroon): This two-period course is available to current 5th-grade students who would benefit from further instruction to prepare for entrance into PVCM 6 Accelerated in sixth grade. PVPUSD encourages students to attend this summer program (or enroll in an independent study option) particularly if the student was not initially recommended by his or her fifth-grade teacher for the PVCM 6 Accelerated course. Completion of this course will strengthen students’ mathematical skill base, provide a stronger foundation of conceptual understanding, and better prepare students for the fast pace and rigor associated with the accelerated-level coursework.

Digital Photo (Mr. Rieder): Use your phone, iPad, tablet or camera to go on several photographic adventures. Learn how to capture, edit and enhance your photos and upload them to an e-portfolio.

18 Days Around the World (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.

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

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

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SUMMER PEP MATH OPTIONS - WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

All 6th, 7th and 8th grade Math courses offered during the summer session should be selected based on your current teacher’s math recommendation (Coding) for the fall.  All summer school courses are aligned to grade-level curriculum standards. (Please note:  not all classes will be offered each summer).

Based on your current teacher’s math recommendation (Coding) for the fall, select the course that best fits your needs for summer preparation or review. Use the guide below to assist in making your selection. All summer school courses are aligned to grade-level curriculum standards.

If you are:

Coded for PVCM 6

  • PVCM 6 Summer (to preview)
  • Summer Pathways to PVCM 6 Accelerated (for advancement)

Coded for PVCM 6 Accelerated

  • Summer Pathways to PVCM 6 Accelerated (to review)
  • PVCM 7 Summer (to reinforce)

Coded for PVCM 7

  • PVCM 6 Summer (to review)
  • PVCM 7 Summer (to preview)

Coded for PVCM 7/8 Accelerated

  • PVCM 8 Summer (to preview)

Coded for PVCM 8

  • PVCM 7 Summer (to review)
  • PVCM 8 Summer (to preview)

Coded for Algebra 1*

  • Summer Bridge to Algebra (students who completed PVCM 7 and were not coded for Alg 1 see course description*)
  • Math Wiz (Students who completed PVCM 7/8 Accelerated)

Coded for Algebra 1 Honors or Geometry Honors

  • Math Wiz
 

MATH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MATH PVCM 6 SUMMER

This class is for incoming 6th-graders working at grade level and coded for regular PVCM 6 in the fall, as well as incoming 7th-graders needing additional support. This class will cover whole numbers arithmetic, writing and calculating rational numbers (fractions and decimals), divisibility rules, number theory, and mathematical puzzles.

SUMMER PATHWAY TO PVCM 6 ACCELERATED

This course is available to current 5th-grade students who would benefit from further instruction to prepare for entrance into PVCM 6 Accelerated in sixth grade. PVPUSD encourages students to attend this summer program (or enroll in an independent study option*) particularly if the students were not initially recommended by his or her fifth-grade teacher for the PVCM 6 Accelerated course. Completion of this course will strengthen students’ mathematical skill base, provide a stronger foundation of conceptual understanding, and better prepare students for the fast pace and rigor associated with the accelerated-level coursework. *(Please contact PVPUSD Educational Services Office for enrollment inquiry of an independent study option).

MATH PVCM 7 SUMMER

This class is for incoming 6th-graders coded for PVCM 6 Accelerated, or for incoming 7th-graders coded for PVCM 7, and 8th-graders needing additional support. This class will cover integer arithmetic, the real number system, order of operations, variables and expressions, equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, and mathematical puzzles. Incoming 6th graders must be coded for PVCM 6 Accelerated in the fall.

MATH PVCM 8 SUMMER

This class is for students coded for PVCM 7/8 Accelerated or for incoming 8th-graders coded/recommended for PVCM 8 in the fall. This class will cover problem-solving simple and complex equations, angles and triangles, graphing and writing single and systems of linear equations, functions, real numbers, the Pythagorean Theorem, and mathematical puzzles.

MATH WIZ

This class is for students who have completed PCVM 7/8 Accelerated and are coded for Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, or Geometry in the fall. This class will cover arithmetic and factoring of polynomials, systems of equations, radical expressions, and advanced problem-solving. Students will test their wit on a variety of brain teasers and mathematical puzzles as well as explore some of the skills needed in math competitions.

SUMMER BRIDGE TO ALGEBRA*

This four hour course is available to students who have completed PVCM 7 (but were not coded for Algebra 1) and wish to enroll in Algebra 1 in the 8th-grade for the 2021-2022 school year. Instructional time will include the additional content in PVCM 7/8 Accelerated that is not covered in PVCM 7. PVPUSD encourages students to attend this Bridge Class (or enroll in an independent study option*) in order to familiarize them with the information they have not yet encountered, provided a stronger foundation of conceptual understanding, and better prepared for the content associated with the Algebra 1 course. (Please contact PVPUSD Educational Services Office for enrollment inquiry of an independent study option).

*(Please contact the PVPUSD Educational Services Office for enrollment inquiry of an independent study option).