Remote Summer Programs

Registration is open for New Roads' Remote Summer Programs offered across Lower, Middle and Upper School from June 22 - July 31. Our programming plans have been modified to accommodate for the evolving challenges and needs posed by the Novel Coronavirus. 

Because of this unprecedented context, New Roads has redesigned our summer programs to meet the needs of our students and families. Our Remote Summer Programs, built on relationships, connection, and community, will offer students an opportunity to strengthen and consolidate core academic skills, to accelerate their placement in mathematics, and to enjoy enrichment experiences designed by our extraordinary New Roads faculty.

Given that our families have been impacted financially by COVID-19, New Roads is subsidizing the summer school. Core academic enrichment courses, which are starred, will be offered for free to New Roads Families on a first-come, first-served basis and will run regardless of whether they reach full enrollment. Our intent is to make additional academic support free to any student who may feel they need further instruction in order to master core skills. The cost of the remaining courses will be significantly reduced (e.g. $350 per week to $150 per week) for our families and will run based on demand. We have also tried to make the prices as accessible as possible for the outside community.

Priority Registration for Current and Incoming New Roads Families will be May 22-29. Registration will close at 5pm on June 8 or until the class is full. For any summer class that reaches maximum enrollment, priority will be given to New Roads families who completed their registration during the period of May 22-29. We evaluate which classes will run based on enrollment numbers and notification to families will occur on June 9, 2020.

All classes are remotely live and have no fewer than 7 students and no more than 15. Registration will close at 5pm on June 8.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Incoming Grades K-5

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  • Grades K & 1: Book Cooks

    Get excited about cooking up some fun, and using popular books to inspire us in the kitchen! Each day we will use a new book to help us create something delicious in the kitchen. Books such as "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "If you Give a Mouse a Cookie," "Caps for Sale" and much much more!

    Teacher: Molly Sullivan

    Dates:
     June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades K & 1: Math Games*

    Each day students will learn new and exciting ways to practice math skills through games! We will review topics such as addition, subtraction, probability, skip-counting, money, and much much more! We will have challenges for those who need trickier options, and extra support will be available to those who would like it. Students will even have the opportunity to create their own math games!

    Teacher:
    Molly Sullivan

    Dates:
     June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM 
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades K & 1: World Wide Craft Safari

    Get ready because we are going to take a safari around the world! We will visit different countries each day and learn about native animals and cultures through literature, hands-on crafts, and games! Discover the thrill of travel, all from the comfort of your home.

    Teacher:
    Molly Sullivan

    Dates:
     June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 1 - 5: 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

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $100 (New Roads) / $200 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 1 - 5: Intro to Dance Choreography for Camera

    Students will learn tools to create their own dances and dance moves with filming in mind. Students will be guided to navigate their mobile cameras using creative prompts to produce unique dance videos with personal choreography. 

    Teacher: Rebecca McCarthy

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020 
    Times:
     Tues & Thur, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $20 (New Roads) / $40 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 1 - 5: Creative Wellness Lab

    Students will learn the elements of fitness and how they can utilize these skills to create their own fun activities for a healthy body and mind. Students will leave with the power to customize a creative personal wellness practice for themselves. This course will utilize dance, strength training, cardio and mindfulness elements to build a well-rounded fitness practice for all.  

    Teacher: Rebecca McCarthy

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020 
    Times:
     Tues & Thur, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Weekly Price: $20 (New Roads) / $40 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 1 - 5: Digital Music Production & Performance

    Students will explore the characteristics of popular music genres, create multiple original songs, and learn how to perform their creations (both traditionally and remotely). 

    Teacher: Kyle McCarthy

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020 
    Times:
     Mon, Wed & Fri, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $30 (New Roads) / $60 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 1 - 5: Adventures in Game Design

    Using Scratch block coding and Microsoft MakeCode, students will design their own original video games. We will create original characters, items and environments, and bring them to life using loops, variables, and conditional statements. 

    Teacher: Kyle McCarthy

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020 
    Times:
     Mon, Wed & Fri, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Weekly Price: $30 (New Roads) / $60 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 2 & 3: Tech Kids

    Learn the inner workings of the devices and tools around you. We will virtually deconstruct and rebuild common items like computers, tablets, and televisions. 

    Teacher: Chris Crasta

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 2 & 3: Math-ter-Minds*

    Learn how to imagine, create, and play your own games! Using existing math skills and learning new ones, enhance your critical thinking and creativity by good old fashioned "gaming."

    Teacher: Chris Crasta

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 2 & 3: Stem-ersion

    Dive deep into the world of STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) with fun games, activities, and fun experiments!

    Teacher: Chris Crasta

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 2 & 3: Story Navigators

    Using appropriate anchor texts we will navigate different genres of fiction and poetry. We will use small projects using easily found materials to further engage and solidify knowledge. Writing time will be a daily mix of skill-building and creative writing time. Skills will be linked to the writing for the day. 

    Teacher: Hannah Shin

    Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM & 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Weekly Price: $100 (New Roads) / $200 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 4 & 5: Kitchen Explorers

    Explore your kitchen to turn the simplest recipes into your own unique creations! Kids will learn some basic recipes which they will modify using what they find in their kitchen. They will also learn how to create and keep clean their "workstations" in their homes. We will also read stories at the end of each lesson as a way to bring the group together at the end of each meeting.

    Teacher: Hannah Shin

    Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM & 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Weekly Price: $100 (New Roads) / $200 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 4 & 5: Mathomania*

    Get ready to explore math games and puzzles and make some of your own! We will learn about probability, patterns and logical thinking and how it relates to games and puzzles. You will have the chance to play a number of board and card games while discussing your favorite strategies. Everyone will use what they have learned and loved about games to build and create your own dream board or card game! This program is a mix of game playing, game making and strategy discussions.

    Teacher: Mark Franks

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Grades 4 & 5: Graphic Novel and Comic Exploration - Part 1

     
    Graphic novels and comics provide a wonderful way to explore language, imagery and new worlds. Join us to read some of your favorite graphic novels and explore new comics. You will read age appropriate graphic novels from Marvel and beyond. We will do read alouds, comic clubs, discussions and comparisons about what we love and appreciate about the words, art and beauty in the graphic novel world.

    Teacher: Mark Franks

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)

  • Grades 4 & 5: Graphic Novel and Comic Exploration - Part 2

    Join us to get your creative juices flowing as you write, draw and create your own comic books. You will get the chance to learn about how to structure your comic, draw and invent your own characters and create a story from your imagination. We will work in pairs, independently and as a whole class to design stories filled with heroism, humor and drama!

    Teacher: Mark Franks

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)

Incoming Grades 6-8

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  • A Picture is Worth 1000 Words - Summer Edition

    Pictures, illustrations, and images are everywhere and there are infinite ways to create your own. In this class, students will explore image making with materials found at home. This course covers subject matter ranging from still life drawings, bookmaking, collage making and much more. Through observation, interpretation, and visual storytelling, students will have the opportunity to unlock their creative potential to make their own images.

    Teacher: Joey Scher

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Monday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $10 (New Roads) / $20 (Non-New Roads)
  • Conversational Spanish

    This course welcomes all levels with the goal of establishing a strong foundation and promoting future success in Spanish learning. This fun, interactive course for Middle and High school students is filled with diverse and multimedia language activities. Students will focus on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We use role playing to simulate real life situations, music and songs to learn grammar and vocabulary, and we also play games such as bingo and kahoot to reinforce our lessons. One fun project is working with food. We will have scavenger games to show food items from our refrigerators, and will share recipes from Spanish speaking countries culminating in a virtual potluck. We will also learn how to order food and drinks in a restaurant, ask for the bill, etc. We will also work in a Unit called "Viajes" (travelling) where we will learn vocabulary related to travelling and play audios en espanol of pilots, flight attendants/ boarding agents from different airports in South America to practice our comprehension using real life situation activities. Last but not least, we will spend time reading dialogues to practice pronunciation and comprehension, and also create our own comic sketches where art and creativity will be an important component of this course.

    Teacher: Marcela Montero

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Debate

    New Roads has the top Parliamentary debate teams in Los Angeles and Southern California. Come and learn from 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. Come and 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. 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. Families are welcome to spectate debates!

    Teacher: Ms. Uka

    Dates: July 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • DIY Jewelry

    DIY Jewelry is a beginner class that allows students to play with materials like polymer clay, shrinky dinks, and found objects to make their own customized jewelry. Students will also learn about traditional jewelry methods of wire wrapping and beading to take their work to the next level.

    Teacher: 
    Joey Scher

    Dates:
     June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Tues & Thurs, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $20 (New Roads) / $40 (Non-New Roads)
  • Dynamic Wellness

    Get ready to step into the world of wellness! This summer you will get the opportunity to be challenged both mentally and physically, develop new healthy lifestyle habits, boost energy levels and improve your mood! Everyday you will learn something new and exciting. Be prepared to enhance your flexibility and mobility, gain total body strength through calisthenics, increase core strength, amplify your balance for an overall sense of well being and so much more! Learn about positive healthy eating habits, interact, socialize and make new friends, all while having a fun time! Regardless if you are training for a specific sport, or just want to venture into something new, this is the wellness program for you! I’m excited to meet you and I can’t wait to get started, see you there!

    Teacher: Jonathan Garcia

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Foundational Algebra*

    Foundational Algebra provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level to meet their desirable level of challenge.

    Teacher: Lauren Valla

    Session 1 Dates:
     June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Tue & Thu, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $120 (Non-New Roads)
  • Foundational Math*

    Foundational Math provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. Students will be placed appropriately by grade or skill level to meet their desirable level of challenge.

    Teacher:
     Lauren Valla

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Wed, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $120 (Non-New Roads)

  • Intuitive Art

    We will explore our intuitive responses to visual elements in our environment through the art projects we create. The course will also discuss art movements throughout history and will incorporate styles from them into the projects. Students will be creating expressive and unique artwork that allows them to develop their own visual sensibilities.

    Teacher: Judy Csotsits

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Martial Arts (Karate)

    Enjoy a karate summer camp right in your own home! 4th Degree Black Belt and New Roads Teacher Sensei Scott Cvetkovski will give step by step instructions on the karate principles and techniques in an online format. Each day the students will recite the Student Creed and the Black Belt Principles, work on their upper body and lower body techniques, self-defense, and learning proper stretching. Check out this promo of the class.

    Teacher: Scott Cvetkovski

    Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
    Weekly Price: $75 (New Roads) / $150 (Non-New Roads)
  • Mindfulness

    In a relaxed atmosphere, teens access a variety of mindfulness meditations led by a teacher devoted to teens. Practices will include mindful movement, games, self-care, and creative activities complemented by open time to share and ask questions. The relevance and basic science of mindfulness are woven into each session with gentle guidance. This safe space enables youth to connect with their true nature while allowing some relief from everyday pressures. Taught by Certified Mindful Schools Instructor and New Roads US/ MS art
    teacher Kate Savage.

    Teacher: Kate Savage

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 6 - July 17, 2020
    Session 3 Dates: June 20 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Wed,  9:00 - 9:30 AM 
    Weekly Price: $10 (New Roads) / $20 (Non-New Roads)
  • Musical Theater Workshop

    Enjoy singing, dancing or acting? The Musical Theater Workshop will develop each student's performance practice, establish a collaborative ensemble and foster self-confidence and creativity. The workshop will include vocal and movement warm-ups, one-on-one coachings, group choreography and scene work, audition practice and preparation as well as conversations with special guests from the industry. Students will have the opportunity to perform (virtually) the final week of the workshop!

    Teachers: Sadie Yarrington & Evan Roberts

    Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
    Weekly Price: $225 (New Roads) / $325 (Non-New Roads)

  • Mythbusters (STREAM)

    In Mythbusters (STREAM) you spend time doing projects and experiments that make learning as fun as it is rewarding. Experience the world through electronics, biology, art, and coding via hands-on challenges that are limited only to one’s imagination. Bob Cloer, New Roads Middle School Science teacher, is ready to lead curious, adventurous and joyous students through experiments, tests, launches and challenges that bring learning to life. In Mythbusters (STREAM), you don’t just learn science, technology, relationships, engineering, arts, mathematics and media; you create it, you test it, you prove or debunk it.

    Teacher: Bob Cloer

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Weekly Price: $100 (New Roads) / $200 (Non-New Roads)

  • New Roads Music Camp

    The New Roads Music Camp will be offering a wide variety of opportunities for students to learn and grow as musicians. The program will be curated based on the needs, interests and instruments of the students who participate. 

    Students can receive private or group lessons in Guitar and Bass (Shea Welsh), Saxophone and Woodwinds (Scott Roewe), Trumpet and Brass (Steve Billington), Latin Percussion (Angel Figueroa), Piano and Voice (Evan Roberts).

    Also included are options for classes in Songwriting and Music Production (Daniel Jimenez), Music Video Creation (Scott Roewe), Theory and Composition (Steve Billington), Virtual Choir (Evan Roberts) and Virtual Bands (Varied Faculty).

    The goal is a rich musical experience that leads to growth through collaboration, exploration and practice. Our Music Department will reach out to the families who sign up to get a clear sense of which instrument/s the student plays, the level of their play and their musical aspirations, interests and goals in order to shape their program.

    Teachers: Steve Billington, Shea Welsh, Scott Roewe, Angel Figueroa, Evan Roberts

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Weekly Price: Will vary based on combination of lessons and classes selected. Our Music Department will be in touch to confirm time, schedule and price following registration. Menu of prices provided below.

    Lesson Price Guide

    Lesson Times: Two 60 minute lessons (scheduled with instructor)
    Weekly Price: $130/week for private, $30/week for group. 

    Class Price Guide

    Theory & Composition
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Stephen Billington

    Music Production
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Daniel Jimenez Afanador

    Music Video Creation
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Scott Roewe

    Songwriting
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Daniel Jimenez Afanador

    Virtual Band
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $60 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: TBA, New Roads Faculty

    Virtual Choir
    Dates: July 13 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $60 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Evan Roberts
  • Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp*

    Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support the transition of students between grade levels. This class will enjoy direct instruction and discovery-learning across a variety of different integrated educational experiences offering a desirable level of challenge for each student.

    Teacher: Rose Tully

    Dates: July 6 - July 24
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)

  • Sculpture Miniature Style

    Who else is obsessed with miniatures? Mini Sculpting is a polymer clay-based sculpture class. Students will use polymer clay to build their own miniatures. Whether you choose to make a house, a dinner spread, or a garden, it will all be mini...and awesome!

    Teacher: Joey Scher

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $10 (New Roads) / $20 (Non-New Roads)


  • The Science of Art & The Art of Science

    Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” This class will explore the mysterious and its overlap of science and art. Through synchronous and asynchronous activities students will explore light, shapes, and sound. STEAM lessons will be experiential, for example discussing symmetry and then exploring it by dissecting flowers of different symmetries or talking about the geometry of different shapes and then testing those shapes for strength under different scenarios. We’ll be exploring the mysterious beauty and wonder of the world, while strengthening practical real-world scientific literacy.

    Teacher: Tara Treiber

    Dates: July 6 - July 24
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)
  • US Constitution Weekly Podcast

    A small group of students will read a section or sections of the US Constitution aloud on Mondays together. They will discuss, annotate, question, and clarify as we read. On Fridays, a selection of students will record a short podcast episode, discussing how they feel about that article. Is it brilliant? Flawed? Too short? Too long? Confusing? Amazing? We will edit/upload the podcast onto a New Roads Constitution Soundcloud account.

    This, of course, is an idea inspired by the Tony Award-winning play What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck.

    Teacher: Angi Neff

    Dates: June 20 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Fri, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Weekly Price: $30 (New Roads) / $60 (Non-New Roads)
  • Weekly Music for Social Change Podcast

    Spend time with music and friends this summer! 

    A small group of students will meet on Mondays to brainstorm about songs and compositions that they are interested in creating. We will tinker with song ideas/themes, chord progressions, covers, instrument tutorials, etc. On Fridays, we will create a podcast episode, highlighting a student who is working on a new song. They can discuss their idea/process, etc. If the song is finished or half-finished, they can share some of what it sounds like in its incubation.


    Teacher:
    Angi Neff
     
    Dates:
     June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Fri, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $20 (New Roads) / $40 (Non-New Roads)
  • Yoga

    Start your day by uniting your mind and your body with Yoga! This class will make you stronger, more flexible, and more peaceful. Yoga is all about uniting movement with your breath, which slows your thoughts and makes you feel at home in your body. This class will use a variety of movements, postures, meditations, and breath practices to get you feeling great for the day! You will get a semester of PE credit for this class as well!

    Teacher: April Grace

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Tues & Thurs,  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $15 (New Roads) / $30 (Non-New Roads)

Incoming Grades 9 - 12

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  • Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp*

    Reading, Writing, and Grammar Bootcamp provides enrichment, consolidation and extension designed specifically to support students in Language Arts. This class will enjoy direct instruction and discovery-learning across a variety of different skills for making sense of, and demonstrating, written expression.

    Teacher: Michael Winetsky

    Dates: June 22 - July 10
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)
  • Biology (Academic Credit)

    This course focuses on an in-depth study of Ecology, ecosystems and organisms and the interactions between them within the biosphere. Students perform lab experiments, begin to interpret data, and form generalizations. Our goals are to understand the complexity of life and appreciate the interactions that produce the living organism as well as the interactions between living organisms and their world. We look at the impact of human beings on the globe, both positive and negative. While we study life as a science, we hold it in high regard and appreciate the sanctity of all life forms.

    Semester 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Semester 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • Math: Supplemental Algebra*

    Supplemental 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.

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 3
    Session 2 Dates: July 6 - July 17
    Session 3 Dates: July 20 - July 31
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)
  • Math: Advanced Supplemental Algebra*

    Advanced Supplemental Algebra offers additional enrichment designed to establish a broader and deeper base of knowledge for students who would like to enter the Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry class after Geometry. 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

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 3
    Session 2 Dates: July 6 - July 17
    Session 3 Dates: July 20 - July 31
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: No Fee (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)
  • Math: Algebra 2 / Trigonometry (Academic Credit)

    Algebra 2 / 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, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Teacher: Yohance Serrant

    Semester 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Semester 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • 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 students registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Teacher: Yohance Serrant

    Semester 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Semester 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • 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 students registration will be confirmed pending approval by Daniela Pennise, Associate Director and Dean of Studies, K-12.

    Teacher: Jimmy Morrissey

    Semester 1 Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Semester 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • Conversational Spanish

    This course welcomes all levels with the goal of establishing a strong foundation and promoting future success in Spanish learning. This fun, interactive course for Middle and High school students is filled with diverse and multimedia language activities. Students will focus on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We use role playing to simulate real life situations, music and songs to learn grammar and vocabulary, and we also play games such as bingo and kahoot to reinforce our lessons. One fun project is working with food. We will have scavenger games to show food items from our refrigerators, and will share recipes from Spanish speaking countries culminating in a virtual potluck. We will also learn how to order food and drinks in a restaurant, ask for the bill, etc. We will also work in a Unit called "Viajes" (travelling) where we will learn vocabulary related to travelling and play audios en espanol of pilots, flight attendants/ boarding agents from different airports in South America to practice our comprehension using real life situation activities. Last but not least, we will spend time reading dialogues to practice pronunciation and comprehension, and also create our own comic sketches where art and creativity will be an important component of this course.

    Teacher: Marcela Montero

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • The Science of Art & The Art of Science

    Albert Einstein said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” This class will explore the mysterious and its overlap of science and art. Through synchronous and asynchronous activities students will explore light, shapes, and sound. STEAM lessons will be experiential, for example discussing symmetry and then exploring it by dissecting flowers of different symmetries or talking about the geometry of different shapes and then testing those shapes for strength under different scenarios. We’ll be exploring the mysterious beauty and wonder of the world, while strengthening practical real-world scientific literacy.

    Teacher: Tara Treiber

    Dates: July 6 - July 24
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $300 (Non-New Roads)
  • Debate

    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 6 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 
    Weekly Price: $150 (New Roads) / $250 (Non-New Roads)
  • 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, we will 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 22 - July 10, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $60 (New Roads) / $120 (Non-New Roads)


  • Intuitive Art

    We will explore our intuitive responses to visual elements in our environment through the art projects we create. The course will also discuss art movements throughout history and will incorporate styles from them into the projects. Students will be creating expressive and unique artwork that allows them to develop their own visual sensibilities.

    Teacher: Judy Csotsits

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $50 (New Roads) / $100 (Non-New Roads)
  • Martial Arts (Karate)

    Enjoy a karate summer camp right in your own home! 4th Degree Black Belt and New Roads Teacher Sensei Scott Cvetkovski will give step by step instructions on the karate principles and techniques in an online format. Each day the students will recite the Student Creed and the Black Belt Principles, work on their upper body and lower body techniques, self-defense, and learning proper stretching. Check out this promo of the class.

    Teacher: Scott Cvetkovski

    Dates: July 13 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
    Weekly Price: $75 (New Roads) / $150 (Non-New Roads)
  • Mindfulness

    In a relaxed atmosphere, teens access a variety of mindfulness meditations led by a teacher devoted to teens. Practices will include mindful movement, games, self-care, and creative activities complemented by open time to share and ask questions. The relevance and basic science of mindfulness are woven into each session with gentle guidance. This safe space enables youth to connect with their true nature while allowing some relief from everyday pressures. Taught by Certified Mindful Schools Instructor and New Roads US/ MS art teacher Kate Savage.

    Teacher: Kate Savage

    Session 1 Dates: June 22 - July 3, 2020
    Session 2 Dates: July 6 - July 17, 2020
    Session 3 Dates: July 20 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Tues & Thur, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Weekly Price: $10 (New Roads) / $20 (Non-New Roads)
  • Musical Theater Workshop

    Enjoy singing, dancing or acting? The Musical Theater Workshop will develop each student's performance practice, establish a collaborative ensemble and foster self-confidence and creativity. The workshop will include vocal and movement warm-ups, one-on-one coachings, group choreography and scene work, audition practice and preparation as well as conversations with special guests from the industry. Students will have the opportunity to perform (virtually) the final week of the workshop!

    Teachers: Sadie Yarrington & Evan Roberts

    Dates: June 22 - July 10, 2020
    Times: Mon - Fri, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
    Weekly Price: $225 (New Roads) / $325 (Non-New Roads)
  • New Roads Music Camp

    The New Roads Music Camp will be offering a wide variety of opportunities for students to learn and grow as musicians. The program will be curated based on the needs, interests and instruments of the students who participate. 

    Students can receive private or group lessons in Guitar and Bass (Shea Welsh), Saxophone and Woodwinds (Scott Roewe), Trumpet and Brass (Steve Billington), Latin Percussion (Angel Figueroa), Piano and Voice (Evan Roberts).

    Also included are options for classes in Songwriting and Music Production (Daniel Jimenez), Music Video Creation (Scott Roewe), Theory and Composition (Steve Billington), Virtual Choir (Evan Roberts) and Virtual Bands (Varied Faculty).

    The goal is a rich musical experience that leads to growth through collaboration, exploration and practice. Our Music Department will reach out to the families who sign up to get a clear sense of which instrument/s the student plays, the level of their play and their musical aspirations, interests and goals in order to shape their program.

    Teachers: Steve Billington, Shea Welsh, Scott Roewe, Angel Figueroa, Evan Roberts

    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Weekly Price: Will vary based on combination of lessons and classes selected. Our Music Department will be in touch to confirm time, schedule and price following registration. Menu of prices provided below.

    Lesson Price Guide

    Lesson Times: Two 60 minute lessons (scheduled with instructor)
    Weekly Price: $130/week for private, $30/week for group. 

    Class Price Guide

    Theory & Composition
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Stephen Billington

    Music Production
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Daniel Jimenez Afanador

    Music Video Creation
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Scott Roewe

    Songwriting
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $40 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Daniel Jimenez Afanador

    Virtual Band
    Dates: June 22 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $60 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: TBA, New Roads Faculty

    Virtual Choir
    Dates: July 13 - July 24, 2020
    Times: Mon - Thur, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $60 (New Roads) / $80 (Non-New Roads)
    Teacher: Evan Roberts
     
  • US Constitution Weekly Podcast

    A small group of students will read a section or sections of the US Constitution aloud on Mondays together. They will discuss, annotate, question, and clarify as we read. On Fridays, a selection of students will record a short podcast episode, discussing how they feel about that article. Is it brilliant? Flawed? Too short? Too long? Confusing? Amazing? We will edit/upload the podcast onto a New Roads Constitution Soundcloud account.

    This, of course, is an idea inspired by the Tony Award-winning play What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck.

    Teacher: Angi Neff

    Dates: June 20 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Fri, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Weekly Price: $30 (New Roads) / $60 (Non-New Roads)
  • Weekly Music for Social Change Podcast

    Spend time with music and friends this summer! 

    A small group of students will meet on Mondays to brainstorm about songs and compositions that they are interested in creating. We will tinker with song ideas/themes, chord progressions, covers, instrument tutorials, etc. On Fridays, we will create a podcast episode, highlighting a student who is working on a new song. They can discuss their idea/process, etc. If the song is finished or half-finished, they can share some of what it sounds like in its incubation.


    Teacher: 
    Angi Neff

    Dates:
     June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Mon & Fri, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Weekly Price: $20 (New Roads) / $40 (Non-New Roads)
  • Yoga (PE Credit)

    Start your day by uniting your mind and your body with Yoga! This class will make you stronger, more flexible, and more peaceful. Yoga is all about uniting movement with your breath, which slows your thoughts and makes you feel at home in your body. This class will use a variety of movements, postures, meditations, and breath practices to get you feeling great for the day! You will get a semester of PE credit for this class as well!

    Teacher: April Grace

    Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2020
    Times: Tues & Thurs,  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
    Weekly Price: $15 (New Roads) / $30 (Non-New Roads)

Summer at New Roads FAQ

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  • 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 Summer Programs, please email cadams@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 and the process for obtaining them.
  • Registration

    Priority Registration for Current and Incoming New Roads Families will be May 22-29. Registration will close at 5pm on June 8 or until the class is full. For any summer class that reaches maximum enrollment, priority will be given to New Roads families who completed their registration during the period of May 22-29. We evaluate which classes will run based on enrollment numbers and notification to families will occur on June 9, 2020. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Che'Rae Adams at cadams@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 9 - June 16: Withdrawals or dropped classes receive a 50% refund.
    June 17: 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 most 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 June 8, 2020 and families will be notified of the status of their class on June 9, 2020, if not before.

The New Roads Advantage

In a school that mirrors the socio-economic, cultural, and racial diversity of Los Angeles, New Roads students are challenged daily to question their own worldview, assumptions, perspectives, and righteousness. We are inspired by the promise that our students represent for the future of democracy.