Remote Summer Programs

Does your child need credit recovery or acceleration, confidence with key skills or enrichment this summer?

New Roads is offering flexible, accessible and exceptional Remote Summer Programs across Elementary, Middle and Upper School from June 21 - July 30.

Our Remote Summer Programs are built on relationships, connection, and community. Considering the year we've all experienced courses are designed to meet the varied needs of students and families within and beyond New Roads. Therefore the offerings range from enrichment to core academic skill consolidation, credit recovery or acceleration. A summary of remaining courses are listed below.

All classes are recorded allowing flexibility for students to access material if unforeseen circumstances arise (eg. travel, visiting family, illness).

Register here for the Remote Summer Programs.

Please contact our Summer Programs Director, Jimmy Morrissey (jmorrissey@newroads.org), with any questions.

Grades K-5 Classes

List of 3 items.

  • Adventures in Game Design

    The Adventures in Game Design course will take an in-depth look at what goes into making a successful video game. We will be exploring a variety of game types through creating characters, designing objects, and formulating rules and objectives all from the ground up. We will spend a considerable amount of time working on technical programming skills, however, the course will give equal focus to story development and uncovering why we like some games more than others. No matter their current skill level, all students will leave this course having created something fun and playable that they can proudly share with friends and family!

    Teacher: Kyle McCarthy
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $90
    Non-New Roads Families: $112.50
  • Digital Sound Makers

    The Digital Sound Makers course will take an investigational approach to uncovering the many potentials of working with sound on a computer. Through listening examples and weekly projects, students will enhance their understanding of what it means to be a modern sound designer and music maker. Topics of study will include sampling, synthesis, field recording, sound effects, and arrangement. All students will have the opportunity to play a variety of different instruments, gain hands-on experience with professional studio equipment, and above all else, have a ton of fun! 

    Teacher: Kyle McCarthy
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $90
    Non-New Roads Families: $112.50
  • Summer Stock Theater

    Does your child love the theatre and/or have a desire to perform? New Roads "Summer Stock Theatre" might be a wonderful place for them to explore their creativity, find their voice and develop their skills as a young performer. This fun-filled afternoon class will delve into acting, singing and movement exercises. We will enjoy the art of improv, monologues, scenes, singing, harmonies, yoga for theatre, animal movement exercises, choreography and more. The final project will be a collaborative music video of our big ensemble number.

    Teacher: Taylor Dahl
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Mon - Fri, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $300
    Non-New Roads Families: $375

Grades 6-8 Classes

List of 3 items.

  • Foundational Algebra

    Foundational Algebra will focus on reviewing students' knowledge of pre-algebra skills and helping them explore early Algebra concepts. Students will work flexibly with fractions, decimals and integers, and apply these skills to solve problems. In addition, they will begin to see how these fundamental ideas are essential for uncovering patterns and analyzing relationships between numbers that lay the foundation for Algebra.

    This course is best suited for students who took Pre-Algebra, Intro to Algebra, or Algebra 1 (if reinforcement of these foundations is needed) during the previous school year.

    Teacher: Lauren Valla
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $180
    Non-New Roads Families: $225
  • Foundational Math

    Foundational Math will focus on improving students' conceptual understanding of a variety of number types. Students will practice operations with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, while working towards procedural fluency. In addition, they will be asked to apply these skills to problem solving situations that will allow them to think creatively and teach them to justify their process.  

    This course is best suited for students who took Foundations in Math A or B (or an equivalent 5th, 6th or 7th grade math class) during the previous school year.

    Teacher: Lauren Valla
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $180
    Non-New Roads Families: $225
  • Debate

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Learn the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation. Students will learn to state a case, with an assertion supported by reasoning and evidence, and to refute by systematically and specifically answering the opponent’s claim; they will practice the art of listening and note-taking and will learn how to research a debate topic so that they can argue either side. Debate builds vital leadership skills: critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. The first two weeks of the course will be dedicated to learning the craft. In the third week, students will exercise what they learned and debate with their peers. Students with experience will be appropriately challenged and invited to be leaders in the class. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Teacher: Akunna Uka
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $450
    Non-New Roads Families: $562.50

Grades 9-12 Classes

List of 7 items.

  • Advanced Foundational Algebra

    Advanced Foundational Algebra offers additional enrichment designed to establish a broader and deeper base of knowledge for students who are entering the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class after Geometry, or for students entering Pre Calculus. Topics include solving systems, factoring polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing. Note: placement in the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class requires successful completion of coursework, teacher recommendation, and a placement test.

    Teacher: Drew Brody
    Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $450
    Non-New Roads Families: $562.50
  • Algebra - Foundational

    Foundational Algebra offers enrichment designed to reinforce core Algebra 1 skills and create a stronger foundation for success for students who will begin Geometry or Algebra 2 in the fall. Topics include equations, inequalities, linear functions, graphing, and solving systems. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level.

    Teacher: Drew Brody
    Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $450
    Non-New Roads Families: $562.50
  • Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry (Academic Credit)

    Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS students registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, K-12 Director of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment.

    Teacher: Yohance Serrant
    Dates: June 21 - July 30, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $900
    Non-New Roads Families: $1125
  • Math: Geometry (Academic Credit)

    Geometry is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS student registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, K-12 Director of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment.

    Teacher: Jemma Kennedy
    Dates: June 21 - July 30, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $900
    Non-New Roads Families: $1125
  • Math: Honors Precalculus (Academic Credit)

    Honors Precalculus is a college preparatory class for academic credit. Students can earn full-year credit or semester credit upon successful completion of coursework. NRS student registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, K-12 Director of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment.

    Teacher: Danny Figueroa
    Semester 1 Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Semester 2 Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $900
    Non-New Roads Families: $1125
  • Film Theory & Production (Screenwriting, Filming, Editing)

    Quentin Tarantino; Wes Anderson ; Greta Gerwig; Spike Lee… what do these filmmakers all have in common? They all have intricate film tastes and have a deep knowledge of cinema in all its forms! This allows each one of them to get inspired, play with new styles, pay homage and get motivated to turn their own films into the singular and well-rounded works of art we all know and love. In this workshop, we will blend Film Theory and Film Production into one. Students will watch a film, discuss it, and apply it to our own work via prompts and our own original screenplays. Students in the course will sharpen their brainstorming, screenwriting, production and post-production skills, as well as become well-versed in World Cinema. The class will include special guests, such as directors, actors and popular film critics. Come join and push your filmmaking to the next level!

    Teacher: Fred Da
    Session 1 Dates: June 21 - July 9, 2021
    Session 2 Dates: July 12 - July 30, 2021
    Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $180/session
    Non-New Roads Families: $225/session
  • Debate: Parliamentary

    New Roads has some of the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Come and learn more through our award-winning debate program. Debate builds vital leadership skills: critical thinking, active listening, research, knowledge of public issues, the ability to organize thoughts, and the power to persuade. Hone your skills of public speaking and argumentation. The curriculum will be adapted to the skill and experience of debaters, whether new to the event or preparing for the Parliamentary Tournament of Champions. Families are welcome to spectate debates!
     
    Teacher: Khamani Griffin
    Dates: July 5 - July 23, 2021
    Times: Monday - Friday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Price
    New Roads Families: $450
    Non-New Roads Families: $562.50

Summer at New Roads FAQ

List of 5 items.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial assistance for summer programs is limited and available only to current New Roads students. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance, please indicate this on your online registration. Your financial aid application on file will be reviewed to determine financial aid eligibility for summer programs.

    For questions regarding financial assistance for Summer Programs, please email Yoon Mi Checchi at ychecchi@newroads.org.
  • Materials & Supplies

    The majority of Remote Summer Program classes do not require specific materials or supplies for participation. Once a class has been approved to proceed, families will be notified of the materials or supplies required.
  • Registration

    Registration will close at 5:00 PM on June 7. We evaluate which classes will run based on enrollment numbers and confirmation to families will be sent starting on May 28, 2021.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact Rachel Rayos at rrayos@newroads.org.
  • Refunds

    We recognize that summer plans can change, however, classes are greenlighted based on enrollment.

    Please note the following dates for processing of any refunds:
    June 8 - June 15: Withdrawals or dropped classes during this period receive a 50% refund.
    June 15: No refunds are given for withdrawals made as of this date.

    In the event of a cancelled class or program, we will issue a full refund using the method of payment.
  • Cancellation Policy

    Class sizes are limited and all courses are contingent upon enrollment. Full refunds are given should a class not occur. Your space is guaranteed when payment is received in full. Registration will close on May 26, 2021 and families will be notified of the status of their class on May 28, 2021, if not before.
We the People of New Roads were made for this moment — it's why we were founded as a school. Solidarity and allyship are in our DNA. And we will continue to educate and liberate our youth to build a more equitable tomorrow.