Extra-Curricular Summer Options

Academic and Creative Program Ideas for Secondary Education

Special Edition 6

Watch Your Middle or High Schooler's Mind Blossom This Summer

Whether your child is gifted and seeking new and exciting opportunities to broaden his/her mind or your child needs to capture or solidify the critical skills learnt during the school year, there are many opportunities available to children during the summer.

Need Financial Aid for Summer Programs?

Many Summer Programs have a cost associated with the program but don't let that stand in your way. Check out grant opportunities that may be available when applying as well as scholarship opportunities through your local community, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Union, or employer. Many programs offer financial aid to families with limited financial means. Scholarships are often limited however, so it is imperative to apply early to summer programs as aide is usually given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Financial aid requests may require certain criteria be met such as the child qualifying for the program being applied to and family income.

QuestBridge provides scholarships to select summer programs at selective colleges through their College Prep Scholarship program.


Let your child expand their horizons and explore interests outside what they may have access to during the school year. Below are various program offered from STEM to Fine and Performing Arts.
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Camp Galileo offers Financial Assistance Packages

Let your child explore a variety of interests with 12 major options available in locations around Southern California including Orange County and Los Angeles County or travel further to Northern California or Chicago. Alternatively check out Camp Galileo's collaboration with The Tech Museum of Innovation in the Bay Area. For more information about Galileo's Innovation Camps for Kids K-8 click here. Financial assistance package applications are due by March 31st.

Science for middle schoolers - SPARK is a two-week residential science program for curious middle school students who seek to:

  • Immerse themselves in the exciting interdisciplinary STEM subjects
  • Gain the foundations necessary for further success in science and engineering
  • Spend two full weeks at Brown University with like-minded students from around the world

NYU Pre-College Program Scholarships for Rising Juniors and Seniors

Pre-College Program at NYU for rising juniors and seniors offers scholarship opportunities to academically qualified students who demonstrate a high level of financial need.
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Mrs. Theresa Graffeo - Academic Advisor Q-Z

Mr. Andrew Fredriksz - School Counselor Intern

Mr. Fredriksz is a graduate counselling student at Chapman University and is completing his internship with Las Flores. He is available Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mrs. Sonia Eatmon - School Psychologist

Mrs. Lynda Sherman - Registrar, Guidance Secretary


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