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The programs will take place for five weeks Monday through Friday. AEF’s Summer High School program, an accredited program by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, will be at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra. The K-8 Summer Academy will take place at Ramona Elementary in Alhambra.
Early bird registration is Saturday, April 15, at the Alhambra High School cafeteria. Juniors and seniors register from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; sophomores and freshmen are from 10:30 a.m. to noon; all students can register from noon to 1 p.m. All registrants are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted tuition rate on this date.
There is no registration from April 17 to April 23 or June 2 to June 9. Registration resumes on April 24 through May 18 at the Alhambra Educational Foundation office, 1603 Chestnut St., Alhambra 91803, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Late registration is offered May 22 through June 1 for additional tuition cost. There will be onsite registration on the first and second day of school if space is available.
Incoming ninth- through 12th-grade students from all private and public schools are in invited to enroll in courses, which include core academic courses such as integrated math I, II, III, trig/pre-calc, biology, chemistry, U.S. history, world history, and enrichment and elective coursework, including expository writing, speech and debate, drawing/painting, and ceramics. Enrichment classes offered are SAT test preparation and robotics & engineering.
For K-8 students, AEF’s Summer Academy offers a wonderful blend of academic courses and fun enrichment classes. Elementary students have a wide variety of courses to choose from, including Under the Sea: Marine Biology, Literature Through Movies, and Essay & Expository Writing. The K-8 Summer Academy will be offered at Ramona Elementary School in Alhambra, with the music, elementary art, culinary art classes, and the popular Basketball Camp just a bus ride away at Mark Keppel High School. The School of Rock, grades six through eight, and Culinary Arts, grades five through eight, extended day courses are also available for students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Mark Keppel High School.
AEF’s K-8 Summer Academy classes focus on preparing students academically for the coming school year in a fun, stress-free environment. Courses such as Getting Ready for Kindergarten, Bridge to First Grade, the science and math classes for grades four through eight, and the popular music classes help students think creatively, become problem-solvers, learn new social skills, and get a jump on curriculum for the coming school year.
“This summer's educational program for both elementary and high school will be only five weeks long, but classes will be held five days a week to better meet the needs of our community,” said Steve Perry, president of the Alhambra Educational Foundation.
The Alhambra Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the official fundraising partner of the Alhambra Unified School District. Since its inception in 1993, AEF has donated more that $2.3 million to the District to provide funding for a variety of educational programs, curriculum, and equipment that benefits all students and schools. All proceeds from AEF’s fundraising efforts, including the summer programs, benefit the schools and students of the Alhambra School District. The Foundation’s mission is to provide vital enrichment and educational opportunities to all of Alhambra School District’s students.
For more information, please go to www.aef4kids.com, and follow AEF on Facebook.