SCV Education News
July, 2022 - Issue #212
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For Christ & Scripture
by Dr. Abner Chou
At The Master's University, our motto is "For Christ & Scripture." This is because we believe true education demands an absolute commitment to Christ and Scripture. So what does this mean?
It is more than having a doctrinal statement. It is more than appealing to one's Christian heritage or tradition. It is more than being Christian in name. One way to think about this commitment is through the phrase "Christ in all things," derived from Ephesians 1:23.
We cannot just teach a variety of subjects with Christ on the side. The standard is not Christ and all things. We cannot just have certain things look Christian on our campus. The standard is not Christ in some things. We cannot use human observations and thoughts to define Christ and Scripture. The standard is not all things in Christ.
Rather, the standard is Christ in all things and nothing less than that. Christ is not only lord over some things but everything. Christ's lordship defines every area of life and everything within those areas. This is what makes for a true education. That has been our commitment for the past 95 years, and we pray that by God's good grace, it will be our resolve for many more.
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Summer Camps for Kids at The Master's University
The Master's University is excited to serve the community this summer with a calendar full of youth events, including their yearly Songs of Summer and Mustang Athletics Summer Camps.
Songs of Summer
This event is a fun and practical crash course designed for all aspiring young singers. The workshops will include voice classes, individual voice instruction, training in performance techniques for soloists, acting improvisation, fundamental music theory and history and ensemble performance opportunities.
Mustang Athletics Summer Camps
This is an opportunity for children and teenagers to learn from TMU coaches and athletes in an inspiring environment. They will be offering camps for boys and girls ages 6 to 18, with sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and track and field. For more information, log on.

James Mosley Named Athletic Director for Legacy Christian
Legacy's participation in local league play has brought numerous championship titles to the Valencia kinder-through-high-school campus - and now they're announcing another major win: the addition of James Mosley as athletic director and head basketball coach.
"I am most looking forward to pursuing excellence in athletics as a pathway to ministering to all students," says Mosley. "I enjoy serving students, watching them develop in their craft and reaching their potential and goals."
Mosley is a The Master's University graduate with over 20 years of experience in Christian education. During his coaching career, his teams won over 300 games at the high school varsity level, as well as one state championship and two CIF Southern Section titles. His teams appeared in four CIF Southern Section championship games and he's placed over 35 college basketball players in the last eight years. As athletic director, his teams won a 2022 state championship; he also reinstated a football program.
Legacy Christian Academy middle school boasts flag football, boys and girls basketball and soccer, girls volleyball and girls softball. At the high school level, the campus supports baseball, basketball and volleyball teams. More volleyball, as well as cross country and tennis teams, are coming soon. "Offering competitive team sports is just one more way Legacy works to build Christian character in our learners," explains Head of School Matt Millett.
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Tuition Free Education Solutions for Every Learner
For more than a decade, iLEAD Schools' tuition-free, public charter schools have designed and implemented a transformational education model focused on high-quality project-based and social-emotional learning. iLEAD - which stands for international, leadership, entrepreneurial development, arts, and design thinking - has become a local, regional and national model of the future of learning.
SCVi, iLEAD's founding school, opened in Santa Clarita in 2008. SCVi offers site-based, hybrid and home study options for student in grades TK through 12.
iLEAD Agua Dulce is beginning its fifth year in the fall and is home to 300+ TK to 10th graders. With its small class sizes, hands-on technology and inspiring outdoor classrooms, the school promotes individualized, play-based, STEAM-focused and real-world educational opportunities.
iLEAD Exploration Hybrid provides homeschool families with a credentialed teacher - called a facilitator - who assigns and creates a customized, individualized learning plan each year based on grade-level standards and the learner's passions. Instructional funds are used to support and enhance each learner's education.
To learn more or begin your enrollment for fall of 2022, log on.
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Inside SCV's Summer Field Trips
With gas prices high and time short, we've selected five of our favorite field trips - all within an hour's drive of Santa Clarita.
Affordable and fun, these are the places you'll make memories for a summer - and a lifetime.
Griffith Park
From the famous merry-go-round to the Southern Railroad complete with real ride-on train, pony rides, Bronson cave exploration and more, there's not much that Griffith Park doesn't have. Our favorite, though, is Fern Dell - a trail boasting more than 50 fern species that thrive along with tropical plants on a shady, winding, kid-friendly trail that borders a stream. On your trek through the woodsy glen, visit The Trails Cafe for pies, soda and coffee. It's a magical footpath that begs for fantasy play and fun.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
All the fun of Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific, but for a lot less money, less walking, less crowds - that's the charm of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. With donation-based admission fees, guided tide pool walks, touch tanks and educational programming, CMA has a lot to offer SoCal families who crave an interactive approach to learning about our local marine environment.
Cayton Children's Museum
Ready to see the power of play? The Cayton offers 21,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits, including a real-life helicopter, a miniature marketplace, virtual reality and more, including art studios, a theatre and community spaces. Located on the third level of Santa Monica Place off 4th Street and Broadway in downtown Santa Monica, the Cayton Children's Museum is walking-distance close to Third Street Promenade, or head to the beach or the pier for a full day of fun. Admission to Cayton is a "pay as you wish" donation for all Los Angeles County residents - but you do need to reserve tickets online before you go.
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
At 127 acres, there's more than enough space to roam and explore - so pack the stroller or strap on sturdy shoes for off-trail adventures. Hundreds of peacocks call the garden home - keep your cameras at the ready! And check out their calendar, too, which ranges from offerings like Goat Yoga and Tai Chi in the forest to Pasadena POPS shows and family adventure night hikes. The Arboretum Summer Nights Concert Series is also in full swing, with food trucks, lawn games and storytelling for kids.
Kidspace Children's Museum
Located near the historic Rose Bowl, Kidspace Museum encourages children to touch, engage and delight in their surroundings. Created with kids ages 1 to 10 in mind, the blend of outdoor and indoor exploration spaces will have your children climbing, creating music and learning about their physical world. Pack a change of clothes or even a swimsuit, as there are lots of opportunities to splash and play. Your kids will ride trikes, play in a river, climb into a massive nest, make mud pies and so much more - there's tons of fun to explore. There's a restaurant onsite that offers sustainable and organic meals, too, or pack your own and dine immediately outside the museum on the vast green parkway. This is one of those places you must see to believe - so peek at the website or just head over... and expect that the kids will be begging to return.
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