SCV Education News
June, 2021 - Issue #200
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Legacy Christian Academy's New High School Now Enrolling
A dream, realized.
That's what Santa Clarita parents are experiencing with the news that Legacy Christian Academy will expand their offerings from Kinder through eighth grade to now include high school students in fall 2021.
"Moms and dads have been pleading for Legacy to continue into high school for many years - and that's how long this project has been in the works," explains Legacy Head of School Matt Millett. "It was important for us to not only secure the physical location, but to ensure that we had the staffing, distinctives and resources in place to offer the same premier level of education that our families and community have come to expect."
Legacy Christian's high school will embody the Christian culture and accelerated academics that LCA has championed for nearly two decades. Designed with three primary components, the Valencia campus will be rooted in proven practices.
Biblical Worldview
Biblical instruction will encourage students to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live out Biblical character in their lives. They will develop a moral compass informed by a Christian worldview that equips them to think wisely. Legacy will provide opportunities to serve others - locally and globally - as students are encouraged to experience a vibrant relationship with one another.
College Credit
Students will take accredited, college-level courses - in-person and online - that meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits. Students will have an opportunity to graduate high school with an AA degree and transition to college with a head start. This will also bring significant cost savings for families.
Industry Pathways
Students will receive a personalized educational path based on their interest. Career cohorts will provide hands-on exposure, experience and excitement in a desired profession before students even enter college. Through partnerships with local businesses and professionals, Legacy will create a wide range of real-world internships that supplement classroom instruction. Specialized certificates and award distinctions will be distributed at graduation for students who successfully complete their coursework and internship hours.
Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377

iLead Agua Dulce Offers Personalized Education for High School Journeys
Starting in the fall of 2021, iLEAD's beautiful campus on the east side of the Santa Clarita Valley will expand its program to welcome its first class of ninth graders, adding a grade level each subsequent year.
While attending iLEAD Agua Dulce's fully-accredited high school program, learners will gain the skills to become the creative problem-solvers of the future. They will have opportunities to personalize their journey for success, including career paths like entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture, UC A-G classes, interdisciplinary workshops, independent and small-group instruction and extracurricular activities, all preparing the way for competitive college-and-career readiness.
As learners move up to the 11th and 12th grades at iLEAD Agua Dulce, they will participate in community internships and be offered dual enrollment opportunities through College of the Canyons, giving them a jump-start on their bright futures. To learn more about iLEAD Agua Dulce's personalized high school that offers an education experience as unique as your child, log on.
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College of the Canyons Summer Session Registration is Underway
Registration is underway for the College of the Canyons 2021 summer session, which will run from June 7 through August 14.
The 2021 summer schedule of four sessions will offer students more than 800 sections of high-demand "core" classes in a wide range of academic subjects and disciplines, as well as various non-credit offerings.
"We are very excited to offer students another very robust summer schedule of classes," said Dr. Omar Torres, the college's assistant superintendent and vice president of instruction. "Summer is an excellent time for incoming students to get a jumpstart on their coursework before the start of the fall semester."
The majority of class sections offered will be courses that most students need to either graduate or meet prerequisites for transfer to a four-year school.
In addition, high school juniors and seniors can take advantage of summer classes to earn college and high school credit while taking classes at COC with waived enrollment fees.
High school students in 11th and 12th grade can begin registering May 25. A final late registration period for all students will begin June 1.
The schedule also features more than 200 classes offered through the college's School of Personal and Professional Learning (PPL), which provides lifelong learning classes to residents of all ages and skill levels, at no cost.
Some PPL classes being offered in the summer include English as a Second Language (ESL), human resources, GED preparation, career skills, computer skills, health and Spanish for healthcare workers.
For the first time since their introduction in fall 2020, noncredit courses in English and math will also be offered during the summer session. These classes are designed to help prepare students for college-level work in those subject areas.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, summer classes will be held in three different formats:
OnlineLive These classes will be held via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule. Students will not be able to register for two classes at the same time.
Online These classes will not meet live. They give students the flexibility to complete instruction at their convenience.
InPerson These classes require in-person instruction. Strict health protocols will be followed for safety.
The college's first five-week summer session will run June 7 to July 10. A second eight-week summer session will begin June 14 and run until August 7. The third summer session will run from June 21 to July 24. A final five-week accelerated summer session will be offered from July 12 to August 14.
Summer 2021 enrollment fees at all California Community Colleges will remain at $46 per unit, as mandated by the state of California. Registration for summer sessions will be ongoing at both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses until classes are full.
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Trinity Classical Academy Hosts Exciting Summer Camps
Help your children develop socially, academically and emotionally this summer with the highly-anticipated Trinity Summer Camp lineup.
Trinity Summer Camp
Held June 21 to August 6, Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5pm, children in grades Kinder through eighth will love the traditional camp feel at Trinity! Field trips, fun friendship builders, water play and more will keep them smiling - including experiences with Painting with a Twist, Color Me Mine, Aquatics Center, Rockin' Jump and more.
Academic Boot Camp
Your child can catch up - or get ahead! - in essential subjects like reading, writing and math. These two eight-day learning sessions can be taken consecutively or sign up for either.
Rock & Jazz Camp
Taught by professional musician and Trinity instructor Lance Allyn, Rock & Jazz Camp culminates in an end-of-camp rock and jazz concert that will have you tapping your toes! No experience is necessary and students of every level will benefit from instruction in music theory as well as hands-on education on voice, instruments and more.
Academic Boot Camp and Rock & Jazz Camp Session One runs June 21 to July 1. Session Two runs July 26 to August 5. Both camps are held Monday through Thursday.
Enroll online and reserve your child's spot today.

Teaching Good Dental Hygiene
Are those Expensive "Self Cleaning" Kids' Toothbrushes Really Worth it?
We've all seen them - those animal-themed automated toothbrushes that, once in place in the mouth, clean all sides of the teeth while playing music and lighting up. The pitch is that kids just need to open up and bite down - the brush does the rest.
Kids are clamoring for them but, at as much as $130 each depending on the brand... are they worth it?
"Sometimes," says Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS. "While a standard brush and fluoride toothpaste, when used correctly and for the appropriate length of time at least twice a day, can get similar results, there are some advantages. Parents need to remember, though, that these 'automated' brushes still require parent involvement and supervision."
When might they be a good buy? "If your child is very resistant to teeth brushing, these may serve as an alternative - especially since they clean all surfaces faster than standard brushing, in about 30 seconds. And parents with children with sensory disorders or reduced motor function have reported positive experiences," says the Valencia family dentist. "But remember - most are not ADA approved. Shop wisely and do your research before making the investment."
Dr. Marvin Tong, DDS 268-6284
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