IPSF Summer 2024

Incoming Grades Pre-K-12

Get ready for the best summer ever! With IPSF Summer classes and camps, students can pursue their interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year.

Whatever your child’s interests, our goal is to create an environment for your child to learn, grow, and above all HAVE FUN!

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Session A: June 13 – July 3*

Session B: July 9 – 26

Specialty Camps: June 17 – August 16*

*no class June 19 or July 4

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Elementary

Incoming Grades Pre-K-6

Avoid the summer brain drain with a wide range of classes designed to ensure every student is engaged and getting the most out of their summer experience! Help your student get ready for the next school year with grade-specific prep classes or focus on fun with enrichment classes.

DATES

Session A: June 13 – July 3*

Session B: July 9 – July 26

 

SCHEDULE

Period 1:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Period 2: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Supervised lunch period is for students enrolled in a full day of classes only

 

LOCATIONS

Beacon Park, Brywood, Loma Ridge, Stone Creek Elementary

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Middle School

Incoming Grades 7-8

Help ease the transition into middle school, or give your soon-to-be high school student a head start, with offerings in academic and elective-style classes. Classes are designed to make it possible for students to receive the intellectual and social engagement that is so important for middle schoolers.

DATES

Session A: June 13 – July 3*

Session B: July 9 – July 26

 

SCHEDULE

Period 1: 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Period 2: 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

LOCATION

Jeffrey Trail Middle School

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High School

Incoming Grades 9-12

Classes in a variety of academic and enrichment subjects will help prepare high school students for the upcoming school year and beyond. Students can get a jump-start on math for the coming year, prepare for ACT and SAT, or explore interest-based classes to develop real world skills.

DATES

Session A: June 13 – July 3*

Session B: July 9 – July 26

 

SCHEDULE

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION

Woodbridge High School

*No Class June 19

1-Week Specialty Camps

Specialty camps are one week in length, giving families more flexibility to participate in immersive enrichment opportunities that fit your busy summer schedule. All specialty camps are in-person, and held at various sites throughout Irvine. Please note the dates and locations for these classes, as they are held outside of the Session A & B format.

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Galileo Innovation Camps

At Camp Galileo, every week is a one-of-a-kind adventure full of lasting, hands-on learning and classic camp fun, from silly skits to face painting to pie throwing. Join us in 2024 for exciting new STEAM projects and collaborative challenges, plus all the big ideas, bold creativity and outdoor adventures your camper loved last summer. Extended care options available to fit every schedule!

 

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Art and Dance Camps

Unleash your creativity through a diverse offering of camps designed for the artist in each child with mediums such as sewing, painting, Adventures in Writing, and even ballroom dance!

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Culinary Camps

From mastering basic kitchen skills to discovering diverse cuisines from around the world, students will unleash their creativity, experiment with flavors, and ignite a passion for culinary excellence in a fun and supportive environment. Students will get hands-on in the kitchen and take home recipes to enjoy again and again.

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STEAM Camps

Innovation meets education in these highly engaging science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) camps geared toward preparing the next generation of innovators and thinkers through engineering, game development, robotics and more!

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Scholarships

Financial support is available to families demonstrating financial need. The scholarship form with more information on requirements and how to apply can be found below. Scholarship applications may be submitted when classes are available to browse in early March and will be accepted through May 3, 2024.

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Support from corporate sponsors helps to offset class fees and provide need-based scholarships,
making enrichment accessible to as many students as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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See below for answers to frequently asked questions, and please contact us if you have additional questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Can students outside of Irvine enroll in IPSF Summer classes and camps?

Students who meet our age and grade requirements may attend classes, no matter where they live. In order to maintain safety and create a positive experience, all students should have a basic understanding of English. It is recommended that students enroll in English Immersion classes or non-academic-focused classes including Art, Sports/Fitness, and STEAM if they are learning English. Please note your child’s English proficiency level on their profile. You may be asked to submit additional student verification documentation after the enrollment process. More information will be emailed to you if anything is needed.

A non-refundable registration fee is assessed at the time of registration for out-of-state and international students.

IPSF does not work with any outside groups or agencies who bring international students to Irvine. Agencies are not permitted to enroll on behalf of a family as all students must be enrolled by their parent/guardian.

What types of classes do you offer?

Our program was created to help students get a head start for the next school year, discover a new interest or passion, enhance their learning experience by filling in the summer learning gap, and reinforce concepts taught during the school year. Classes are project-based and designed to challenge students to discover new ways of thinking through problem solving and creativity. 

Credentialed teachers develop curriculum, and classes are taught by IUSD teachers and IPSF-approved vendors. 

Most classes are located on various IUSD campuses throughout Irvine. Class times and program dates offer flexibility – morning and afternoon schedules are available, and our 1-week specialty camps are a great option for families with a limited availability. Unless otherwise stated, all classes with the same titles offered in different sessions or times of the day will be identical. We recommend that students enroll in different classes for the best experience in the program.

How do I enroll my child in classes?

We encourage you to take a moment to complete these steps to ensure that you are ready to register when classes open on March 20, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.:

  • Create/Update Account in our online enrollment system. If you have not taken IPSF ACE or Summer classes with us, please create an account on our new enrollment system. All users have a parent/guardian account and student profile.
  • Manage Students to add or update a student to your profile (required for registration). Grade information should reflect student grade for the current 2023-2024 school year. Summer classes will be listed as the incoming grade for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Explore classes using filters such as class subject, location, day of the week, time of day, and more. 
  • If the class is open for enrollment, has seats available, and one or more of your students meet the grade requirements, you will see an orange button to “Add Class.” Click “Add Class” to add the selected class to your cart. If more than one student meets the requirements for the class, you will be given the option to select one or multiple students to add to the class and enroll. 
  • Once you have added all desired classes to your cart, complete the enrollment process by selecting “Checkout” and following the billing instructions to complete the checkout process.   
  • You will receive a confirmation email once payment has been processed.

How do I know my student is eligible?

There are age requirements for all summer programs. Please refer to the grade level placement guide below. For summer 2024, Pre-K students must be entering Pre-K (TK) in the fall and have a birthday between 9/2/2019 and 4/2/2020. Kindergarten (K) students must be entering kindergarten in the fall and have a birthday between 9/2/2018 and 9/1/2019.

Our classes are designed to group similar ages and levels together and all classes are for enrichment only. We do not allow students to enroll out of their appropriate grade/age level in order to maintain a positive learning environment. Students in an incorrect class will result in being dropped from the class and not receive a refund.

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If I enroll in morning and afternoon classes, is there a lunch break?

For elementary students enrolled in both a morning and afternoon class, teachers will walk those students to the lunch area to enjoy their packed lunch (lunch not provided). After lunch, students will line up according to their next class and their teacher will escort them to their assigned classroom.

How do I change or cancel a class?

Please see our Class Change and Cancellation Policy for instructions and deadlines.

My student has an IEP or health/medical condition. How can I communicate this to staff?

If your student has any conditions that IPSF staff need to be aware of, please note this information in the “Critical Information” section of your student’s profile. For required documentation, please refer to the Health & Accommodations Information. You will be contacted via email prior to the start of the program if further information is needed.

We do not work towards IEP or 504 goals, but are committed to serving students with disabilities. IPSF staff will work collaboratively with parents to determine reasonable accommodations. For additional information, please contact programs@ipsf.net.

I am a classified or certified staff interested in working with IPSF this summer. How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Summer program. Application information can be found on www.IPSF.net/summerjobs.

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