Classes, Sessions and Periods

All the classes are posted and available for enrollment!

There are two sessions in 2019 Whitney Summer Academy: 1st session is Monday June 17 to Wednesday July 3, and 2nd session is Monday July 8 to Friday July 19. Most classes are modular, with each session available as a self-sufficient class (with best benefit from taking both sessions as the modules build upon each other). Note that classes in different periods within one session offer same material; but 1st and 2nd sessions don’t repeat the same material – instead, 2nd session build upon the material of the 1st. If a student can attend both sessions, we recommend signing up for the same class in both sessions.

Special start and end dates apply to Camps – Performing Arts Camp, RoboCamp and STEM Camp – see their dates below, along with the Camp description.

Each session runs Monday through Friday. A day consists of three periods, to which most classes are aligned:

  • Early morning (8:00am-10:00am), ending with a 15-minute break
  • Late morning (10:15am-12:15pm), ending with a 30-minute lunch break
  • Afternoon (12:45pm-2:45pm), ending with a student pick-up or an optional extended 1-hour activities session for 2:45-3:45pm

Every student needs to be picked up no later than 3:55pm.

Classes for Whitney Summer Academy 2019

Math & Natural Science

  • Math 7 Headstart

    This class is intended for students entering 7th grade in the fall  
    Session 1 – the focus of this session is on algebraic equations. Significant emphasis will be placed on word problems that ask students to create equations and solve for the unknown. Other topics covered in this session include operations with negative numbers, multiplying and dividing exponents, and inequalities.
    Session 2 – topics covered in this session include unit rate and proportions, word problems involving percent, markup, and discount, and basic geometry concepts such as angle relationships and areas of polygons. Then the more advanced topic of linear equations is introduced. Students learn how to transform formulas that have more than one variable, and then practice graphing linear equations.
    Available at 8am and 10:15am
    Teacher: Mrs. May Khoury, an educator at LB USD

  • Math 8 Headstart
    This class is intended for students who have completed Math 7
    Session 1 – The students are guided through daily discussions and exercises based to the following topics: Functions and graphing, Linear functions graphs (slope intercept form), Multiple representations of linear equations, System of equations with their possible solutions, and Word problems.
    Session 2 – The students are guided through daily discussions and exercises implying the following topics: Exponents/square roots, Pythagorean Theorem, Translation, Reflection, Rotation, Congruence of triangles, and Similarity of triangles.
    Available at 8am and 10:15am
    Teacher: Mr. Tameem Breik (Math Instructor at Elite Academy, Substitute Teacher with ABC USD)

  • Math I Algebra Foundation

    This class is intended for students who completed Math 8 or Advanced Math 7 Honors as it covers Function notation, Relations, and Variables.
    Session 1 – An introduction of basic algebraic functions: Linear, exponential, absolute value, and quadratic. Graphing and analyzing the characteristics of different function graphs. Sequences and functions.
    Session 2 – Graphing and applying Linear and exponential functions: simple interest, compound interest, population growth. Solving system of equations, and system of inequalities using graphs and algebra.
    Available at 8am
    Teacher: Mrs. Renuka Madhavan (experienced substitute Math teacher with ABC USD)

  • Geometry

    The class is set to broaden the knowledge of geometric principles.
    Session 1 – Covers the Math I Geometry Foundation in the Coordinates Plane.
    Session 2 – Introduces the Math II Geometry Focus of the Geometric Proofs, Logical Reasoning with conditional statements.
    Available at 10:15am
    Teacher: Mrs. Renuka Madhavan (experienced substitute Math teacher with ABC USD)

  • Math II Algebra Focus

    This class is intended for students who completed Math I or Advanced Math 8 Honors
    Session 1
    – The focus of this session is on quadratic functions and related topics followed by a brief introduction of number systems and types of polynomials with their graphs.
    Session 2 – The focus of this session is on other functions such as piecewise functions and inverse functions followed by the concept of complex numbers and the complex solutions for quadratic equations. Circle and parabolic equations will also be covered.
    Available at 8am
    Teacher: to be announced later

  • Hands-on Physics
    This is a hands-on class that requires no prior knowledge of physics. In this class students will be introduced to a wide spectrum of ideas and concepts that will prepare them for a high school level physics class. We will be exploring fun and informative topics through hands-on experiments, labs, simulations, and projects. Learning has never been so fun!
    Part 1 is available in one period in the first session – 12:45pm and Part 2 is available in same period for the second session – 12:45pm.
    Teacher: Mr. Tameem Breik (Technology Engineer), and Mr. Joshua Abelson (Physics major)
  • Integrated Science
    Think of a holistic study of the Universe, from the Big Bang to early life to modern society to the potentials of the future. In this study, students will get to synthesize fundamental academic skills from all subject matter, integrating the data analysis and critical reading and writing necessary to study this unique combination of Science and Social Science. This course will be taught via hands-on activities, and readings and other media sources provided by Though the material is complex, highly motivated students as early as 8th grade could successfully complete the course with a deep understanding of the topics presented. The course follows through all of history, with an emphasis on the 8 different events where complexity arose in the Universe. It starts with the Big Bang and an overview of how scientists today study an event billions of years past. From there, students will learn the basics of Chemistry as they learn about the first elements and how they fused into massive early stars. The first half of the course wraps up with the formation of our solar system and how the process of dying stars led to the fundamental elements that allowed the beginnings of life. The second half of the course starts at the beginnings of life and the biological and ecological processes that led to early humans. Then students will compare and contrast early civilizations that arose due to the beginnings of agriculture. Finally we will look at the expansion and rapid advancement of humankind in modern times. The culminating work for this course will be for students to look at the progression of the universe from the beginning in order to predict what might come next.
    Part 1 is available in one period in the first session – 10:15am, and Part 2 is available in the same period for the second session – 10:15am.
    Teacher: Mrs. Quyen Vu (Science Teacher with ABC USD)

  • How Satellites Work?
    Today, there are more than 1,000 operational satellites in orbit around Earth. Satellites come in all shapes and sizes, and play a variety of roles including Weather Satellites (Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite – GOES) that help us with our daily weather forecast, Navigational Satellites (GPS) that help cars, ships and planes to navigate, Communications Satellites that allow telephone and data conversations, Scientific Satellites like the Hubble Space Telescope looking at sunspots and gamma rays, and many others. Ever wonder how Satellites work? What are the major components in a satellite?
    Take this fun introduction into hands-on STEM. With this class, you will learn about the basic science, technology, engineering, and math about satellites, basic rocketry, how satellites operate, why do we have different satellites in different orbits, what the space environment is like, how satellites get power in space, what does it take to build a satellite, and how satellites are being used in our everyday lives.  In-class demonstration and hands on experience will be included as appropriate.
    The class is available only in one period in the second session – 8am, Teachers: a group of real rockets scientists (names to be announced later)
  • Whitney STEM Camp
    For  Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders – this year, we are offering a hands-on science and engineering camp based on the Next Generation Science Standards.
    Students will have an opportunity to participate in:
    – Hands-on Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics labs and activities,
    – Forensic Science
    – Engineering cars, rockets, and towers
    A Science teacher from Whitney High School and Whitney High Science Olympiad team members will guide and train the students.
    On  the last day, students will be able to participate in a mini Science Olympiad competition.
    This is a special class, with its own schedule – 1 available session – Monday June 24- Friday June 28.

Language Arts

  • Critical Writing and Reading I
    This course, optimized for 7th-8th grades, is designed to enhance critical reading and writing skills. Students will be exposed to several writing types including expository, literary analysis, and persuasive. Students will develop reading comprehension of both fiction and non-fiction texts, as well as academic thinking skills.
    Part 1 is available in three periods in the first session – 8am, 10:15am and 12:45pm, and Part 2 is available in the same three periods in the second session – 8am, 10:15am and 12:45pm.
    Teacher: Mrs. Eunice Kim (English Teacher at Eastside Christian Schools, Whitney Alum)
  • Fun and Friendly Public Speaking

    This class will help your child to develop the highest-paid skill in the world: public speaking. The course is designed to improve the overall verbal communication and presentation skills of future leaders. Professional speaker Brian Tom, known as “America’s Visionary Speaker,” and his Team will coach the class on words, vocal variety, body language, improvisation, media usage, and the art of interviews. In addition, students will learn various kinds of speeches including informative, persuasive, demonstration, sales, and impromptu. Through individual lessons and group activities, students can confidently implement the techniques in their school, community, and career.
    Part 1 is available in one period in the first session – 12:45pm, and Part 2 is available in the same period in the second session – 12:45pm.
    Teacher: Brian Tom, CEO of California Educational Centers (CEC)

Life/Study Skills and Time Management

  • Time Management and Study Skills to excel in Middle/High School

    Session 1 – The first session focuses on motivation and time-management skills.  It takes on tackling procrastination and other school work avoidance strategies.  It teaches how to take control of you mood so you can actually feel like getting to work.  It also teaches how to maximize your workday through the Pomodoro method, goal setting, bullet journals, and other time-management strategies.  At the end of the session, students will be equipped to take on the new school year with a stronger, more positive attitude and will have the tools needed to sustain it through the year and into their adult lives.
    Session 2 – The second session focuses on the practical classroom skills that all student need in order to be academic success with less effort and better results.  Among its focuses is learning and practicing memorization skills, including memory theater and the “Major Method” to easily memorize dates and numbers. It teaches and give practice with better note-taking strategies, test-taking techniques, preventing test-anxiety, general study skills, and much more.
    Open to all students determined to make next year their best academically, but especially recommended for those just entering Middle School or High School for the first time.
    Available at 8:00am and 10:15am
    Teacher: Steve Rosenberg, Whitney Teacher

Computer Science/Tech

  • Intro to Programming I

    Part 1 – Every day computers are making decisions for engineers, doctors, lawyers, and even parcel delivery drivers. Every hospital, every factory floor, and every courtroom is having more and more decisions made by the logic contained inside algorithms. Understanding algorithms and computer logic is becoming necessary for more and more professionals.
    This course is designed to be an introduction to creating computer algorithms as well as an introduction to developing the mindset of a programmer. The course will start with flowcharting, devising the steps needed to solve a problem.  Then using easy-to-implement programming tools, we will look at program flow by creating animations, decision-making with some simple logical puzzles, and variables with some handy everyday applications. By the end of the course, students will be developing games and applications that incorporate all the fundamentals they picked up throughout the course.
    This course will use the MIT-developed Scratch computing language, a block-based online platform and is suitable for students middle school and older.

    Part 2 – In the second part, the course will move away from the controlled environment of block-based programming and look at JavaScript, the most popular programming language among developers.  Similar to part 1, students will be looking at basic programming topics like logic, program flow, and variables but in a text-based environment. When using a programming language a student will be exposed to the detail-oriented mindset needed to succeed in programming. Because the language is JavaScript the student will also get a better understanding of how the Internet works.
    This course is designed for middle school and above students, and although session 1 is recommended it is not necessary for session 2.
    The class does not fulfill the prerequisite for the AP Computer Science class.
    Available at 8:00am
    Teacher: Mr. Roy Marchant (former Adjunct Professor in Computer and Business Information)

  • Intro to Programming II

    Part 1
    This course will be an introduction to computing using the text-based computer language Python. Python and is the most popular language taught to beginning programming students because it is easy to learn and easy to read. The course starts with some basic computing literacy and functionality. We then go into programming, starting with “Hello World” then moving into variables, input/output, and logic. Because Python is text-based, students will start to develop the attention to detail needed to avoid common syntax and programming errors.
    For this course it is recommended that students have had some exposure to programming.

    Part 2
    In the second part the course will continue exploring Python programming with more advanced topics including error-handling, arrays and advanced data types, and functions. By the end of the course students should be able to create applications with user interfaces and external libraries.
    This course is a continuation of the topics in part 1.

    The class does not fulfill the prerequisite for the AP Computer Science class.

    Part 1 is available in one period in the first session – 10:15am, and Part 2 is available in the same period for the second session – 10:15am.
    Teacher: Mr. Roy Marchant (former Adjunct Professor in Computer and Business Information)

  • Whitney RoboCamp
    Students will work on the Whitney campus, designing, building, and programming their very own robot for an exciting finale camp competition. This enables cooperative participation and a hands-on learning experience with the engineering process, mathematical and scientific concepts, FIRST core values, and teamwork and leadership skills.
    Age limitation: the student must be at least 3rd grader for the current 2018/19 school year. Younger students may be enrolled on an exceptional basis – please connect with us at to provide supporting information about a younger student and request a waiver.
    This is a special class, with its own schedule of 3 available sessions – Monday June 17-Friday June 21, Monday June 24-Friday June 28 and Monday July 8-Friday July 12.


  • Model United Nations (MUN) Bootcamp
    Model United Nations (MUN) is fast becoming the “go to” course all over Southern California for students who want to explore World Affairs, International Relations, Speech, and Debate. Great for any student who is going into or thinking about going into MUN in high school, it is also the perfect jumping off place for careers in international business, law, and government! Students will learn about the fundamentals of the United Nations system, how to prepare and give speech, caususing, and how to research and write a “position paper”. In addition, students will have the opportunity to compete in an actual MUN conference this summer with other students in the Southern California area. Open to all students interested in world affairs, speech and debate, but especially for those who are planning to go into MUN next school year. This class is most useful for current 6th or 7th graders who want to start MUN track early and advance to the highest levels.
    Part 1 is available in one period in the first session – 12:45pm, and Part 2 is available in the same period for the second session – 12:45pm.
    Teacher: Steve Rosenberg, Whitney Teacher

Arts and Fitness

    • Performing Arts Camp
      (9:00am-12:00pm, and 12:45pm-3:45pm, ASB Room/MAC Theatre, directors Jodi Improta and Linda Bon)
      – Music, Dance and Drama
      – Ages 7 to 16
      – Participate in a musical theatre production – perform in a brand new theatre with state of the art sound and lighting equipment
      – Experienced staff, innovative curriculum (ask questions to Jodi Improta at
      – Registration is limited to 60 students in each camp.
      – Program includes: arts instruction, materials used, costumes, 2 tickets to a performance, show t-shirts, performance in a musical. Students may be asked to bring basic clothes such as black tights or pants.
      – This year’s show is Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
      – The camp will start on Monday June 17, and end on Friday July 12 with Final Performances right after.
      – Final performance days of the Camp are July 12 and July 13 (exact times for the performances will be added shortly).
    • Sport and Fitness
      – The class is for 6th through 11th grade students (current 2018-19 school year).
      – The purpose of this class is to balance Summer Academy study with fun in the recreational period by engaging in sports with a little fitness element to it. Team play of various sports and the teaching of skills to properly play them will be introduced (basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer, etc.) Weekly lesson focus may also include off campus Friday trips (bowling alley, CPE swimming) and in-classroom training (CPR and first aide and basic athletic training). The course will conclude with team play competitions with prizes. The course also may have local high school and college coaches and athletes coming in to speak and teach. An emphasis of having fun and learning sports is the outcome expected.
      – Whitney HS athletics and physical education department members will conduct the course, which also will include head start for CIF SS interscholastic sports programs.
  • Brain Power Activities
    Engaged and mindfulness exercises achieved by focusing on the present moment and motivating the students to use the full potential of their brain.
    Builds focus, endurance, creativity, confidence, and more.
    The activity is available for 1st session and 2nd session. It is an optional extension of the classes and has an extra fee of $60.
    Coach: Fadia Breik, Whitney Teacher (retired)

Courses are for enrichment and preparation only. No official credit or subsequent course advancement will be offered.

Courses except Performing Arts Camp are designed for students in grades 6 through 11 according to their enrollment for current 2018-2019 school year. Younger students’ applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

64 thoughts on “Classes, Sessions and Periods”

  1. We are interested in enrolling our son for RoboCamp and Programming I and Programming II. Please let us know the teacher’s name once that is determined. Thank you.

    1. Hi Gregory – for RoboCamp, there will be an adult supervisor, but the teaching team are students (Robotics club leaders at Whitney, who has been teaching RoboCamp for a few years each). Programming I and Programming II, we are selecting the teacher for this year and will post it later in April.

  2. I want to enroll for my daughter, Rebecca 6th Grade from LEAL now.
    How to enroll, online or in person??
    She can only do for 1st session.
    Critical writing and reading 8-10 AM
    Integrated Science 10:15 – 12:15 PM
    Debate and Public speaking 12:45-2:45 pm
    Brain power activity 2:45-3:45 pm

    1. Hi Michelle – thank you for planning to enroll Rebecca. We are looking forward to seeing her in the classes. The class selection makes sense for an advanced 6th grader. Please go ahead and sign Rebecca up on our web site (in the menu on the right side), or stop by Whitney office and pick up a paper registration form if it’s more convenient for you – the form should be available there by the Open House this Thursday, 4/4/19.

  3. Hello, I’m interested in enrolling my 8 and 10 year olds in the Robocamp. Is this for July 8th to 12th? Or is it also available for the second session (July 8 to 19)?

    My kids are not native English speakers, will this matter?


    1. Hi Dean – the RoboCamp is available this year in 3 sessions – Lego (1st level) is June 17-June 21; VEX (2nd level) is June 24-June 28; and Advanced Lego (1st level plus) is July 8-July 12. We don’t have another week planned for July 15-July 19, though if we see strong demand we may add it.

      1. hi, thanks for your reply.

        So if my kids are not native English speakers, will it matter? They are native Chinese and French speakers, but understand English sufficiently well except they are not completely fluent nor are they anywhere close to being 100% literate.

        My second question is if they go straight into the July 8th camp, will they be able to fit right in knowing that they haven’t participated in level 1 or 2 previously? My kids are 8 and 10 years old.

        1. Hi Dean – normally, we would not recommend for children of this young age to take advanced classes, especially if they have limited English proficiency. However by your description it looks like your situation is unusual, with tri-lingual kids whose maturity is above typical for their age. I suggest that we have a conversation to better understand the needs of your kids, and see if we have classes that would help them. Call us at +1 562-353-8994 to discuss, or let us know via our email what’s the best way/time to call you.

          1. hi Summer Academy Team at Whitney,

            Thank you for the replies you have given me! I’m sorry it has taken me a while to come back to you. I appreciate you being flexible and giving my children the possibility to try the classes I have been asking about! I’m being led in a different direction with regards to my children’s summer program for the moment. Let me come back to you in due time if that is OK?

            Kind regards,

          2. Sure Dean – take your time to review the options. If you choose to sign your children up to Whitney Summer Academy classes and we have seats available in the classes of your choice, we will be glad to register your kids.

    1. Hi Annie – we are to finalize the selection of the programming language in April. We’ve had success with Scratch in last years, but want to review with this year’s teacher whether it’s still the best choice.

  4. What is the time period (dates) for performing arts camp? Same as other classes 6/17-7/3? But the performance is 7/12-13?

    1. Hi Angie – the Performing Arts Camp is starting Monday 6/17 and ending Friday 7/12, with 2 performances between Friday 7/12 and Sunday 7/14 (we will determine the exact time for each camp’s performance later). This camp is 4 weeks.

  5. Greetings. Regarding the “integrated science” class (especially the one on satellites), is it suitable for kids 8 to 10 years old? My kids are not native English speakers. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. p.s. what is the duration for this course…8am to…what time? Sorry, this information does not appear to be available in the course description.

      Many thanks for answering this question as well!

      1. Dean, these classes are in 2-hour blocks. The classes that start at 8am finish at 10am. Sorry for not putting it on the materials explicitly.

    2. Dean, Integrated Science is focused for 12-14 year old students. We can evaluate your kids for a fit into this class – it may make sense if your children are unusually early developed in the direction of natural science.

  6. Greetings. Regarding the “Brain Power Activities” class (especially the one on satellites), is it suitable for kids 8 to 10 years old? My kids are not native English speakers. Please advise. Thanks!

    1. Dean, Brain Power Activities class is potentially suitable for this age – we will need to evaluate the language readiness and motivation to take the class before enrolling.
      Satellites is a separate, new class that runs in a different time slot (8:00-10:00am) and for that class 8 years old may be too young. Let’s talk through it as we suggested in another branch of the conversation.

  7. My son already did LEGO and vex a couple years ago. So then I should sign him up for Advanced LEGO?

    1. Hi Nicole – yes, Advanced Lego should be the right RoboCamp to join. As your son has learned quite a few things in the past years, he will likely find it a lot more fun to do it again, at the advanced level. Chances are, he will meet some of his former teammates in that camp, too!

  8. How would I decide which programming class to choose? My son already has some programming knowledge but I’m not sure if he can handle programming II.

    1. Nicole, without systematic programming experience in the past (like a class taken, or a year or more of self-study), Intro to Programming I would be a better choice. In that class, the teacher will focus on explaining the concepts students typically find difficult to learn themselves; and showing the principles and fundamental techniques that will be extremely helpful in building the basis for future, more advanced classes, or self-study (or possibly lead into a whole career).

  9. My son will be an 8th grader at Whitney next year taking Math I plus honors and he already took the Math 7 Headstart and Math 8 Headstart last summer. Will “Math I Algebra Foundation” or “Geometry” class be more appropriate for him or both are fine Thanks!

    1. Hi Tim – congrats on the highest path that your son is taking with Whitney Math department! We remember the discussion last year and we are glad that the summer classes helped keep the high pace of moving forward. Both Math I Algebra and Geometry will be useful to leap forward with the material and go faster/deeper in the school year. Consider calling our phone 562-353-8994 and discussing with our head teacher – it may take 10-15 minutes but will allow us to better understand where your son is right now, and give you most helpful advice what course(s) will help him the best this year.

  10. We have a fifth grader (11 years old), can we know which programs are suitable for him?



    1. Hi Bin – we have updated the classes page to put more information about the age/grade recommendations for the classes. A number of classes are suitable for current fifth graders, depending on the interests and skills. For the best assistance, consider giving us a call at 562-353-8994, so that our head teacher helps you review the options and select what would fit your child’s needs.

  11. Are there two sessions available for Performance Arts Camp also? What are the performance dates for the camp starting on July 8 ?

    1. Hi Ginni – Performing Arts Camp is coming as a single camp, 4-week long. It starts on June 17 and ends with the performances in the end of the fourth week.

  12. Hello, Does my child have to be a student at WHS to enroll?
    We live in Artesia but he attends 7th grade at Valley Christian. Thank you!

    1. Hi Veronica – Whitney Summer Academy accepts all students who live nearby – they don’t have to be students of Whitney High.

  13. Is session 1 teaching the same thing as session 2? Or session 2 only available if session 1 completed? If they are same, why is session 2 more expensive?

    1. Hi Wendy – session 1 and session 2 go best together (as the content of session 2 classes continue session 1 classes), but they can be taken independently too (e.g. just session 1 or just session 2). Session 1 is slightly more expensive because it has more content and runs for more days.

    1. Hi Wendy – 7th grade is a very good time to look into Model United Nations. In 6th or 7th grades, students can check it out in summer – and if it becomes a passion, by the end of the high school it’s possible to get to very high international level of participation – it helps a lot to form outstanding college applications.

  14. For the musical, the time of the class is 9 to 12 and 12:45 to 3:45? That is 6 hours a day, is it right? Or we pick either 9 to 12 or 12:45 to 3:45?

    1. Wendy, these are two different sessions of the same Performing Arts Camp – for the morning and for the afternoon, for convenience to join the session that works better for your student. A student can’t (and shouldn’t) sign up for both sessions in one season.

  15. Is the STEM Camp more suitable for a 7th grader than the RoboCamp as the description says that the STEM Camp is for 6th, 7th and 8th grader while the minimum age for the RoboCamp is 3rd grade. Also in the schedule and fees, it mentions that enrollment fee is waived if the student is already enrolled in Performing Arts Camp or RoboCamp, will that also apply for STEM Camp? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tim – the STEM Camp and RoboCamp are very different programs by nature, hence different age requirements. In RoboCamp, younger students can meaningfully participate by assembling robots with more supervision by the camp leaders – hence acceptance of younger students (while more mature students would be able to complete assignments with less supervision). In STEM Camp, the program relies more on the familiarity with school Science course, hence the more restrictive age recommendations. Make your selection based on the preferences of your 7th grader rather than the age guidelines of the camps – select RoboCamp if you think focusing on one specific, 100% hands-on project would be the right thing; and STEM Camp if you think preparing to science competitions would be more appropriate.
      We do count enrollment of the student (or a sibling) in RoboCamp, Performing Arts Camp or STEM Camp as the enrollment fee for all the other classes.

    1. Hi Jenni – MUN Boot Camp is ideal to take after 6th or 7th grade, to jump-start on Model United Nations curriculum early and potentially reach highest levels by the end of the high school. However, it may be a useful class after 8th grade as well, if the student is looking to start on MUN and wants to gain some experience.

  16. – Performing Art Camp-
    My daughter wants to take morning session, but there might be a schedule conflict on the performing day (7/13/19 Sat) due to her other schedule. I might think she cannot make one of the performances ( around 2-3pm??) on that day. Is it ok?

    Thank you

    1. Thank you for planning it ahead. In this situation, best choice is to review it with Jodi Improta, the Performing Arts Camp Director, and choose the session per her advice. Please connect with Jodi at

      1. I had emailed Jodi on 4/29 before I left a message here. I am still waiting for her reply.

      2. Actually, I had emailed Jodi on 4/29/19 before I left a message here.
        I’m still waiting for her response and not sure if I should register first.
        Thank you,

        1. Please go ahead and register – it looks like the answer is positive.

  17. Hi,
    Is the summer stem camp opens for outsider students? ( students from other schools)


    1. Hi Wendy – yes, Summer STEM Camp is open for students not enrolled at Whitney High.

  18. Hi,
    Can incoming 5th graders enroll in
    1) stem program
    2) critical reading and writing.


    1. Hi Dm – the STEM camp is designed for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders. In exceptional cases (when a younger student has been focusing in this area for some time and can benefit from the camp while keeping up with the pace of older students) we can register an incoming 6th or 5th grader. If you think your child could go through this exceptional registration, help us understand your situation by connecting with us by phone 562-353-8994 or via email – then our head teacher will complete the evaluation and recommend (or not recommend) the exceptional registration.
      For Critical Writing and Reading, we essentially following the same process – except the criteria for exceptional enrollment are less strict (we have a good record of accommodating advanced 5th graders in the past).

    2. Hi Dm – the STEM Camp is designed for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders. For younger students who have demonstrated interest and experience with the topic, we can consider an exceptional registration. If you think your student can get the benefits of the camp while keeping up with older students, connect with us via phone 562-353-8994 or email to provide us more details about the situation – so that our head teacher can consider the exceptional registration and approve (or not approve) it.
      The approach for Critical Reading and Writing is similar, except the criteria for younger students enrollment are less strict (we have a good record of accommodating younger students in this class).

    1. Hi Andrew – sorry for missing your message last week. There are 3 RoboCamps:
      LEGO RoboCamp – Week 1 – June 17th-12st
      VEX RoboCamp – Week 2 – June 24th-28th
      Advanced LEGO RoboCamp – Week 3 – July 8th-12th

  19. Hello this is Puja i want to enroll my son Pranav Bhaiya for Summer Academy progrm. for the 10.15 to 12.15 time. please let me know how can i pay his fee.

    thanks puja

    1. Hi Puja – you can enroll Pranav via our electronic form on this web site, and pay via credit/debit card or checking account in the end of the form. Or, if you prefer to do it offline, you can come to Whitney office, fill out the enrollment form and leave a check/cash.

  20. hello! is it too late to register for these classes?
    – is there still a slot for 1 in the Performing Arts camp (9-12pm)?
    -what are the times of the STEM camp and the ROBOcamp?
    -SPORTS and FITNESS: what is the time and dates for this class?

    thank you!

    1. Hi Andrew –
      The 9am Performing Arts Camp is booked out, we have a waitlist for it. If you’d like to sign up for the Performing Arts Camp, we have a few remaining spots in the 12:45pm session (most likely, it will be booked out by the end of this week, too).
      STEM camp is Monday 6/24 to Friday 6/28, 8am-2:45pm each day.
      RoboCamp has 3 camps for different skill levels, each running a whole week:
      – LEGO (beginning skill) – starting Monday 6/17
      – VEX (advanced skill) – starting Monday 6/24
      – Advanced LEGO (advanced skill) – starting Monday July 8
      Sports and Fitness – it has two parts, in each it runs every day 12:45pm-2:45pm:
      – Monday 6/17 to Wednesday 7/3
      – Monday 7/8 to Friday 7/19
      You can find more details on this web site.

  21. Interested in enrolling my daughter in Session 1&2 for 8AM Math II Alegebra
    Also, Session 1&2 Geometry @ 1015. Please let me know if it’s available & how to register.

    Thank You

    1. Hi Vilma – both sessions are available – please go ahead and register your daughter on this web site (click on the Enroll in Summer Academy Classes (via Memberplanet) link on the left).

  22. is it too late to register for Math 7 headstart 8-10am
    and critical writing/reading 1 1015-1215?

    1. Hi Andrew – it’s not too late. These classes are open, and have available spots.

  23. Hi, I know that there are two sessions for these courses (one in June and the other in July). Would Course 2 (July course) be a continuation of the June course? Or would the Course 2 be the same (repeated information) as Course 1? I would like to sign my daughters up for some Course 2 classes, but they did not attend Course 1.

    1. Hi Suk Han – July 8-19 classes are building on the top of June 17-July 3 classes (not the same contents). July 8-19 classes can be taken without taking June 17-July 3 classes. We are looking forward to having your daughters in Whitney Summer Academy!

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