SCV Education News
July, 2017 - Issue #154
Legacy Christian Academy Begins Construction
on a New Immersive Science Lab

Summer had yet to begin, but students and parents at Legacy Christian Academy are already growing in excitement about the 2017-18 school year. This is because work crews have already started construction to build a brand-new, immersive, hands-on Science Lab.

"We literally have stripped the space down to the studs," says Dr. Matthew Northrop, Legacy's principal. "We are building a new Science Lab from the ground up to ensure that the space can best accommodate the newest technology and features like massive aquariums and terrariums. This Science Lab will rival the best on any public or private preparatory campus, thanks to our community of Legacy families and supporters. Their generosity and commitment to our children's success is inspiring."

"For years now, Legacy has provided an excellent STEM education," explains Tim Borruel, Legacy's superintendent and co-founder. "The new Science Lab confirms our dedication to providing our students with the finest educational experiences, curriculum, programming and practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We're well aware of the career trends towards and global needs for STEM experts and we're proud that Legacy students thrive in these fields not only when they are on our campus, but in high school, college and beyond."
"What is so exciting about the Science Lab opening in the fall is how it cultivates an immersive experience for our students," shares Legacy Co-founder Donna Borruel. "When they walk into the room, every sense will be engaged. If they're learning, for example, about the ocean, the space will 'become' the ocean floor. They'll hear the sounds of the ocean while realistic imagery travels over the ceiling and wall space, putting them 'in' the zone they are studying. They'll do experiments with sea water while observing sea creatures in our aquarium. We're engaging every part of their brain, every learning style, to optimize their ability to innovate, create, learn and critically engage."
Tours are available year round. Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
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SCVi Charter School Open House to Showcase International Baccalaureate Programme
Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School is inviting the public to a midsummer open house where families can learn about SCVi's learner-centered approach to education and its unique offerings, including the International Baccalaureate Programme for high school students.

The open house is scheduled 6pm to 8pm Tuesday, July 25, at SCVi. Families will have a chance to tour the campus, which offers tuition-free education from TK through 12th grade. Facilitators and directors will be on hand to answer questions about SCVi, which emphasizes project-based learning and the development of the whole child.

Information will also be provided about the IB program. SCVi, the founding campus of iLEAD Schools, is the only campus in the SCV that provides the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, which "aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."

Sara Brown, community outreach coordinator for SCVi, said the IB program is a key component of SCVi's approach to helping students develop a lifelong passion for learning.

"The International Baccalaureate program is recognized by universities as an excellent tool to prepare students for success in college and beyond," Brown said. "The IB program challenges learners with rigorous coursework and college-level expectations."
More information on the IB program is available on SCVi's website. SCVi is located at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road in Castaic.

A Little Summer Prep Adds Up to Better Math & Standardized Test Scores
Your child might already have some to-do's lined up this summer. Perhaps they're working a part-time job, attending an enrichment camp or going on a few fun family vacations. Here's one more to stick on the list: a Bridge course or an SAT/ACT Bootcamp at Math Support Services.

Why? Let's start with the Bridge courses, which are offered during the summer months. These classes are preparatory in nature, ensuring that your child is successful in their upcoming math course. Past "building" concepts will be reviewed in order to achieve mastery and additional skills are introduced to provide a highly-prepared transition into the fall semester. Bridge courses are a parent's way of gifting their child with everything they need to earn a high grade in their next math course. (Hint: More worried about your child replacing a bad grade? Math Support can help there, too. Give them a call.).
In addition to the Bridge courses, Math Support also offers proven-effective SAT/ACT Bootcamps that are remarkably successful and noticeably more affordable than competitors' on-site courses. Call for details.
Math Support Services 255-1730
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