SCV Education News
September, 2021 - Issue #203
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Legacy Christian Academy Completes Summer Renovation Projects Just in Time for Back to School
When the students are away, the administration will play - or, at least, prepare! During the summer, staff at Legacy Christian Academy invested in upgrades that will improve the educational experience when learners arrive back on campus in the fall. Just some of the completed projects include:
the Digital Media Lab sound recording room was installed
the LCA TV set has been painted and is ready
for the custom news desk installation
custom cabinets have been ordered for the Creativity Lab
iPads, iMacs and Macbooks are on their way

"We have also invited a news anchor to visit and provide feedback for our news desk area and a voice over actress to discuss sound equipment and layout," shares Head of School Matt Millett. "Both meetings were very helpful and, with their direction, we'll have a top-of-the-line space for our students - and potential outside professionals."
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Registration for Fall Semester Is Under Way at College of the Canyons
With hundreds of in-person classes available during the fall 2021 semester, College of the Canyons is offering students and community members the opportunity to get back on track toward earning a degree or preparing for a new career.
Students and community members can choose from nearly 2,000 sections in a wide range of academic subjects and career education disciplines.
To help accommodate the needs and preferences of students, the college will continue to offer classes in a variety of online hybrid formats.
"We are very excited to be expanding the number of in-person classes offered during our fall semester," Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook said. "We are ready and eager to welcome our students back on campus. Their health and safety remain our top priority."
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 fall classes to earn college and high school credit while taking classes at COC with waived enrollment fees.
The schedule also features more than 150 classes offered through the college's School of Personal and Professional Learning (PPL), which provides career skills and lifelong-learning classes to residents of all ages and skill levels, at no cost.
Some PPL classes being offered in the fall include English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, human resources, GED preparation, career skills, computer skills, health, Spanish for healthcare workers and certification training classes for Maya and Adobe software.
To register or obtain more information about PPL classes, please visit the school's webpage.
If not held on campus, fall classes will be held in the following formats:
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.
These classes will not meet live. They give students the flexibility to complete instruction at their convenience.
The fall 2021 semester runs from August 23 to December 11.Enrollment fees at all California Community Colleges is $46 per unit, as mandated by the state of California.

Local Author Pens Guide for College Students
Every year, nearly 2 million students arrive at college campuses, ready to embark on the best four years of their lives. Yet the reality is that the current cohort of students is one of the most stressed, anxious and depressed ever. These stressors have real effects on students' grades, social life and physical health. And the stakes are high!
Students with the right community and support services have better outcomes, from increased chances of on-time graduation to greater ability to take on head-start opportunities - like internships - that have a deep impact on post-college life.
"The Campus Wellness Guide" by Casey Rowley Barneson is an innovative new book that provides a mix of information, resources and self-assessment activities to help students reach and maintain their overall health.
The book includes:
Information on how to assess your college fit academically and socio-emotionally
Self-assessment activities that students can use to ID their specific stressors and ways to alleviate those issues
Sections on physical, mental and social wellness, each with data-backed insights and research to help define issues and strategies
Proactive activities for student use, with reflection prompts to help develop roadmaps toward a healthier status quo
Wellness highlights with information on colleges with exceptional track records in specific wellness issues
Resources for national and college-specific help
"The College Wellness Guide" is available for purchase on Amazon.

iLEAD Agua Dulce Offers Personalized Education for your Child as they Begin their High School Journey
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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