We are thrilled to offer several summer high school courses at SCLC.  In addition, we are available for private one-on-one tutoring. 

SAT/ACT Bootcamp at SCLC $500 per session (or free repeat for previous SAT/ACT students)

Session 1: July 8 - July 19 M-F 9:30am - 2:00pm

Session 2: August 5 - August 16 M-F 9:30am - 2:00pm

When the school year starts and your student is starting classes, the last thing that they want to do is study for the SAT. So! Why not get your SAT prep over with before you have to worry about classes? Malika has been teaching SAT prep for 15+ years. 

Writing for College Admissions

With Paula Chenoweth

Grades 11-12

July 8 - July 19 

Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Price: $180

Applying to college is a stressful component to the last two years of high school. Nearly every college and university requires that potential students submit at least one writing sample in the form of a personal statement or essay. We will help you put your best foot forward with regards to your essay and you will strengthen your writing skills in general. The class will explore the various writing samples necessary for the Common App, for UC schools and for other supplemental essays. The course will take an interactive approach and you will receive feedback on your work both via group and partner critique as well as one-on-one from your instructor. You will walk away from class with two complete essays.​​

High School Book Club

With: Ajita Harrison 

Books with a Movie Adaptation: Tuesdays 5 - 7pm July 8 - August 6 

Coming of Age Books: Wednesdays 5 - 7pm July 9 - August 7

Price: $180

Engage in your love of reading my exploring 5 or 6 books in 5 weeks. We will read the book in preparation for the class. Discuss the book in class and then do a project together based on the reading material. Discussion will center around themes, character development, important passages, etc. Classes will be based on one of two themes: Coming of Age or Movie Adaptations. 

Possible Books (not the definitive list)

Coming of Age
The Body By Stephen King
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody
Born a Crime By Trevor Noah

Movie Adaptation
The Body by Stephen King
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

With Malika Bell
Tuesdays and Thursdays  
Time: 10am - 12pm 
August 5 - August 16
Price: $180

Join us this summer as part of our girls group. This is a challenging time during the transition between childhood and adolescence. When you find your tribe, you belong, even when the rest of the world seems exclusive. This group is designed to support our girls to look within and start to understand their unique identity through an understanding and inclusive approach. We will start by developing a safe and positive group environment through activities, crafts and laying out ground rules. Topics covered will include social media, plans for the future, time management, health, self care, working through anxiety, bullying, relationships, surviving, family and finding our place in this world. We will take several local field trips and have guest speakers join us during some of our meetings. Special care will be taken to empower the girls to communicate with their peers with clear boundaries, confidence and compassion. Girls will be encouraged to accept responsibility and change situations with strength and growth mindsets.

Communication for Presentations

With Paula Chenoweth

Tuesdays and Thursdays  
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm 
July 9 - July 18
Price: $180

Lead by Paula Chenoweth who has been teaching theater and public speaking for 39 years. This class will teach students how to deliver an effective speech, using speaking skills, body language, and a belief in their subject; to speak clearly, with expression and energy, utilizing good grammar and word choice; to construct any type of speech for any occasion; and to prepare and perform a reading from any form of  literature. This is a great class for students that would like to command a room while speaking and feel comfortable in front of a room.

With Jay Dane 
Tuesdays and Thursdays  
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm 
Session 1: July 9 - July 18
Session 2: August 6 - August 15
Ages 11-15

Price: $200

This summer session will be an active and engaged experience those who are on the run. Very little time will be spent in a classroom setting. Most of the day we will be focused on the sport or other physical activity of the day. We want to teach teens to live a healthy lifestyle which includes positive nutrition, regular exercise, and mental and emotional wellbeing.  We will play football, basketball and wiffle ball, ultimate frisby, and kickball. In addition, you will make personal fitness and strength training goals work towards them through the two week session. 

Summer Engineering with 3D Printing and Overnight Campout!

With Luis Hernandez

Mondays and Wednesdays 

Time: 10am - 12pm 

July 15 - July 31

Price: $250

We will work on several projects individual within a group setting. Kids will develop ideas at the beginning of the course.  We will do an engineering project, a 3-D printing project as well as a chemistry project. We will end our course with an overnight campout! Location of campout is to be determined because we want to make sure that the campground that we choose will allow us to use a campfire. Parents and family members are invited to join the camping trip. Material fee include in the price.  

Campout is optional and will take place on Friday, August 2nd. This is soon after the New Moon and therefore offers the best Star Gazing ability. The campout will be an additional cost of $100.

Please let us know if you would like to schedule private tutoring this summer for your high school student.  We can arrange something regularly or just one or two power sessions! malika@santacruzlearningcenter.com

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