In-Person & Online Options for Summer 2021

IPSF remains dedicated to providing access and opportunities for each child in every school to explore interests and discover new passions this summer. Our staff has worked tirelessly to create a summer experience that will capture your child’s imagination and allow them to connect socially with other children while ensuring the safety of our community. 

Summer is the time to pursue interests, discover new passions, and brush up on fundamentals for the next school year. With both in-person and online options, choose the format that works best for your family, or mix it up with a combination of in-person and online classes. Our goal is to create a safe environment for your child to learn, grow, and above all HAVE FUN!

Registration Open for Session B and Specialty Camps

 

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Elementary

Incoming Grades K-6

Avoid the summer brain drain with a wide range of academic and enrichment classes! Help your student get ready for the next school year with grade-specific prep classes, go back to the basics with our fundamentals series, or focus on fun with enrichment classes. Small learning groups ensure every student is engaged and getting the most out of their summer experience!

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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. Small learning groups make it possible for students to receive the intellectual and social engagement that is so important for middle schoolers.

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High School

Incoming Grades 9-12

Classes in a variety of academic and enrichment classes 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 FOR K-8 IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Session A: June 14 – June 30

Session B: July 7 – July 23

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In-Person Format

While classes will look a bit different, you can count on the same quality curriculum, engaging instructors, challenging projects, and hands-on fun that are the trademarks of IPSF Summer. Whether your child is gearing up for next school year with grade level prep, or test driving a career in programming in a Gamemakers class, they are guaranteed to have a blast! In-person students also have the opportunity to enroll in an online class for the afternoon.

Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of students and staff is at the heart of everything we do. Classes will be kept small and held in the morning only to create “stable groups” that allow for social distancing and limit mixing between groups. Learn more about our safety protocols in the Summer Q&A.

Schedule

Dates:

Session A: June 14 – June 30
Session B: July 7 – July 23

 

Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Classes meet daily, Monday – Friday

Locations

Incoming Grades K-6:

Alderwood Elementary

Beacon Park School

Eastshore Elementary

Eastwood Elementary

 

Incoming Grades 7-8:

Sierra Vista Middle School

Classes Offered

Hands on STEAM K
Jump Start Kindergarten
Kinderfun!

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Art Workshop 1-3
Comic Book Creators 3-4
Fly into First Grade
Math FUNdamentals 2-3
Movie Making Magic: Animation Explosion! 2-3
Read, Write & Publish 2-3
Reading FUNdamentals 1-2
Reading FUNdamentals 3-4
Science Explosion 3-4
Success in Second Grade
Taking On Third Grade

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Advanced Band 6-8
Advanced Orchestra 5-8
Art Workshop 4-6
Code Academy: Programming & Robotics 5-6
Comic Book Creators 3-4
Creating & Exploring Through Pokemon 4-6
Cursive & Calligraphy 4-6
Engineering & Rube Goldberg Design Lab 5-6
Fire Up for Fourth Grade
GameMaker: Roblox & Minecraft Masters 3-4
GameMaker: Roblox & Minecraft Programming 5-6
Intermediate Band 6
Intermediate Orchestra 5-6
Math FUNdamentals 4-6
Math Matters: Stock Market Masters 5-6
Movie Making Magic: Animation Avalanche! 4-6
Oceans 5-8
Podcasting 101 4-6
Public Speaking & Debate 4-6
Public Speaking & Debate: Power of Persuasion 4-6
Read, Write & Publish 4-6
Reading FUNdamentals 3-4
Science Explosion 3-4
Science Explosion 5-6
Sports Galore 4-6
STEAM Studio: YouTube & Moviemaking Masters 5-6
Storytelling with Dungeons & Dragons 4-6
Young Einsteins: Super Scientists 3-4
Young Einsteins: Tech University 3-4

 

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Advanced Band 6-8
Advanced Orchestra 5-8
Art Workshop
Creative Writing
Discovering Robotics
Genius Lab: Project Exploration through Google
Intro to Coding & 3D Printing
Introduction to Spanish
Mechanics of Writing
Middle School FUNdamentals
Oceans 5-8
Photography & Web Design
Preparation for 7th grade Math
Preparation for 8th grade Math
Preparation for Advanced 7th Grade Math
Preparation for Advanced 8th grade Math
Public Speaking, Debate & Communication
Racket Sports

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

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Online Format

With online classes, the possibilities are endless! Classes are offered in a wide array of subjects from math and reading, to cooking and coding, all taught in an interactive and engaging online format. Classes will be held live online for 90 minutes daily, Monday – Friday and limited to small groups in order to provide individualized attention and a positive online experience for all participants. Three periods per day are available with the flexibility to enroll in any or all classes that fit with your schedule.

Students have the opportunity to enroll in an in-person class for the morning, and online in the afternoon.

Schedule

Classes are offered during three, 90-minute periods throughout the day. Students may enroll in up to three online classes per day. Instruction will occur live online in small groups with a dedicated teacher.

Class Times:

Period 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Period 2: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Period 3: 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Classes Offered

Jump Start Kindergarten

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Art Workshop 1-3
Coding Games with Scratch 3-5
Engineering & Design STEAM Camp 1-3
Engineering Inventions 3-5
Fly into First Grade
Math FUNdamentals 2-3
Read, Write & Publish 2-3
Reading FUNdamentals 1-2
Reading FUNdamentals 3-4
Success in Second Grade
Taking On Third Grade

 

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Art Workshop 4-6
Creative Writing 6
Dungeons & Dragons 4-6
Engineering & Design STEAM Camp 4-6
Engineering & Rube Goldberg Design Lab 5-6
Fire Up for Fourth Grade
Math FUNdamentals 4-6
Math Matters: Stock Market Masters 5-6
Mechanics of Writing 6
Photography & Photo Editing 6
Public Speaking & Debate 4-6
Public Speaking & Debate: Power of Persuasion 4-6
Read, Write & Publish 4-6
Video Production 4-6
Web Design Essentials 6
What’s Cooking 5-6

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Art Workshop
Creative Writing
Mechanics of Writing
National History Day
Photography & Photo Editing
Preparation for 7th grade Math
Preparation for 8th grade Math
Preparation for Advanced 7th Grade Math
Preparation for Advanced 8th grade Math
Public Speaking, Debate & Communication
Web Design Essentials
What’s Cooking?

Note: Not all classes are offered at all locations/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

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High School In-Person

Two sessions of in-person classes provide students with opportunities to get prepped for the coming school year and explore interests beyond the classroom. Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of students and staff is at the heart of everything we do. Classes will be kept small and held in the morning only to create “stable groups” that allow for social distancing and limit mixing between groups. Learn more about our safety protocols in the Summer Q&A.

Schedule & Classes

Location:

Irvine High School


Dates:

Session A: June 14 – June 30

Session B: July 7 – July 23

 

Class Time:

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Classes meet daily, Monday – Friday, unless otherwise noted


Classes Offered:

ACT Prep
Contemporary Issues in Literature
Introduction to Speech & Debate
Jump Start Math I
Jump Start Math II
Jump Start Math III
Jump Start Physics
Jump Start Pre-Calculus
SAT Prep
Writing in the Social Sciences

Note: Not all classes are offered all periods/sessions. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

High School Online

Classes in a variety of academic and enrichment classes will help prepare high school students for the upcoming school year and beyond. Our six-week online courses are available three periods per day from the comfort of home.

Schedule & Classes

Location:

Online

 

Dates:

June 14 – July 23 (no class July 2 – July 5)


Class Times:

Period 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Period 2: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Period 3: 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Classes meet daily, Monday – Friday, unless otherwise noted


Classes Offered:

ACT Prep
Acting and Interpretation
Advocacy and Argumentation
Communication Arts
Creative Writing
Jump Start Physics
Personal Finance
SAT Prep

Note: Not all classes are offered every period. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

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Galileo

1-Week Camps for Real Life Fun

Pre-K – High School

Have a passion for visual and performing arts, STEM, or culinary arts? 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 held outside of the Session A & B format. To protect the health and well-being of students and staff, classes will be kept small, and participants will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Learn more about our safety protocols in the Summer Q&A.

Coding Camps (Grades 2-6)

Location:

Code Ninjas

 

Dates:

July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6
August 9 – 13

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Browse & Build
MakeCode Arcade with Meowbit
Game Builder’s Club

Note: Not all classes are offered each week. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Culinary Arts (Grades 6-12)

Location:

Creekside Education Center

 

Dates:

July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6
August 9 – 13

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Pastry Pro
Culinary Creations

Note: Not all classes are offered each week. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Fine Arts (Grades K-6)

Location:

The Artist Lab

 

Dates:

July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6
August 9 – 13

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Fine Arts Camp: Animals on Land & Under the Sea
Fine Arts Camp: Fantasy & Fairytales
Fine Arts Camp: Outer Space & Sci-fi

Note: Not all classes are offered each week. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

Innovation Camps (Grades PK-8)

Location:

College Park Elementary School

Portola Springs Elementary School

 

Dates:

June 21 – 25

June 28 – July 2

July 5 – 9

July 12 – 16

July 19 – 23

July 26 – 30

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Camp Galileo: Galileo Olympic Games
Camp Galileo: National Parks Adventure
Camp Galileo: Toy Makers Workshop


For schedules, class descriptions and to register, please visit galileo-camps.com

Leadership Academy (Grades 9-12)

Location:

Ikazuchi Dojo

 

Dates:

July 26 – August 13

**Classes meet Monday – Friday for three weeks (total of 15 meetings)


Class Time:

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Summer Leadership Academy


For class description and to register, please visit budoaccelerator.org.

Multi-Subject Camps (Grades K-6)

Location:

iLearn Education

 

Dates:

July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6
August 9 – 13

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Multi-Subject Camp

 

Note: Not all classes are offered each week. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

STEAM Camps (Grades 1-6)

Location:

Creekside

 

Dates:

July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6

Classes meet Monday – Friday for one week (total of 5 meetings)


Class Time:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Classes Offered:

Create Your Own Carnival STEAM Camp
Entrepreneur STEAM Camp

Note: Not all classes are offered each week. For schedules, class descriptions and pricing, please Browse Classes and Camps.

 

IPSF Summer Q&A

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Scholarship Application

  • Class Changes & Refund Form

  • Health & Accommodations Information

  • Questions? Contact Us

We are constantly monitoring the state and local COVID-19 restrictions, and understand that circumstances will continue to evolve. The policies and guidelines on this page have been developed with the information that we have at this time and will be updated as needed. We have all learned to be flexible, and appreciate your patience and partnership as we navigate the future together!

Important Note: In accordance with new guidance effective June 15 from the California Department of Public Health for indoor K-12 schools, childcare, and youth programs, IPSF will continue to require face coverings such as a mask for all staff, teachers, students, and parents on campus during classes and camps. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff.

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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Are you offering in-person classes?

Yes, we will be offering both in-person and online classes.

What are IPSF’s COVID procedures for in-person classes?

In order to keep students and staff safe, we have established the following measures this summer. These regulations are based on what we know right now, and are subject to change as local health department regulations shift.

  • Smaller class sizes to accommodate social distancing
  • Students will remain with their same “stable group” throughout the session
  • Routine handwashing and surface cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer and tissues available in all classrooms
  • Limiting shared materials, to the extent feasible
  • Sanitizing any shared materials after each use
  • Signage will be posted, reminding all participants to wear a mask, social distance, and wash hands
  • Professional surface cleaning done at the end of each class
  • Mandatory face coverings such as a mask for all staff, instructors, students, parents, and any other adults on campus. A Health Care Provider’s note will be required for anyone requesting a waiver to this policy per the Orange County Health Care Agency Director
  • Masks will be made available for those who forget to bring them 
  • Outdoor time (if applicable) will be staggered so that classes do not co-mingle
  • No lunch or additional class periods to avoid co-mingling students
  • To the extent feasible, social distancing and limited interactions during drop-off and pick-up
  • Non-essential visitors will not be allowed on campus
  • In-person program will have contract tracing and protocols in the event of a positive case (there will be a COVID refund policy for these cases)

Can I enroll in both online and in-person?

Yes, students can enroll in both formats as long as class times do not conflict.

What if my in-person class gets cancelled?

If in-person classes can no longer be held, classes will transition to an online format during the same scheduled times.

Are online classes live or pre-recorded?

Classes are live during scheduled class hours, and classes may be broken up into groups to facilitate independent work.

Will online class content be the same as an in-person class?

Yes, overall curriculum covered is similar, but content will be adjusted for the number of instructional hours.

Are scholarships available this summer?

Yes, scholarships are available for both online and in-person classes for income-eligible families. 


Scholarship Application

What system requirements are necessary to take an online class with IPSF?

Students should have the following internet access and hardware:

  • DSL or Cable internet service – 1.5Mbps download/upload speed (per user)
  • Computer with monitor/display, laptop, or tablet
  • Keyboard, mouse, speaker, microphone, and webcam
  • Printer
  • Headphones are encouraged

Access to live classes will only be given to enrolled students through Google Classroom and will be actively monitored by teachers. For more information on technology requirements, click here

Have more questions?

Check out our complete Frequently Asked Questions document for more detailed information.