CLP Summer Session starts Monday, June 22nd.  All courses are taught live via Zoom or in person with social distancing where indicated. Mask wearing will be required for in person classes. Please note the location. 

CLP Virtual Academy developed from a need to expand our course offerings due to Covid-19 and the increase in demand for courses online. All our courses are taught by our amazing CLP experts who are also passionate educators. 

Why CLP?

What makes our program unique is that CLP sponsors workshops and courses for students led by experts from a variety of different professional, academic, and artistic fields. The students are provided with hands-on experiences related to the professional and artistic backgrounds of the experts. We are also a community of learners and we offer FREE opportunities for families and students to connect with each other beyond the individual course offerings. We are here to support your homeschool journey whether you are a veteran homeschooler or new to homeschooling due to our changing world. Our presenters are warm and caring and go the extra mile to ensure that students have a positive experience. 

The same support we offer in our live courses is extended to our new virtual community. 

Can I only enroll my child in a course for their grade? 

At CLP we understand that age doesn't equal academic level. Please contact us if you feel your child belongs in a course that is not listed for their age.

To open the registration form in a new window, so that you can view the  course  Catalogue next to the registration form in your browser, click Registration Form

Please note: all CLP Summer courses must be paid in full prior to receiving the link to Zoom. There are no refunds unless the course is cancelled. No exceptions! Choose wisely! 

You will receive a payment request with payment options  when the course has enough students to run and we know it will happen. Thank you!

MONDAY:

Professor Egghead Science - Virtual Explorers on Zoom

Mondays and Fridays: June 22, 26, 29, July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 (eight classes)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Grades  K - 3

Join the Egghead Team from the comfort of your home as we blast off with our Virtual Science Camp! You'll receive all your materials for the week ahead of time, and each day we'll mix, react, and stir our way through exciting science lessons guided LIVE by an expert Professor from the Lab! With interactive content and videos, lab quizzes, polls, hair-raising demonstrations, and take home experiments, we'll have a blast in the Virtual Lab this summer!  

Strap on your gear, grab your binoculars, and join the Egghead Explorer Squad as we fizz, pop, mix, and experiment our way around the Earth! As Egghead Explorers, students will make a sundial to keep track of the time, a flashlight to see in the dark, fake tar pits, fossils, volcanoes, snow, magnetic cars, and tons more. The best part? They get to take it all home! All Eggheads will also get their Explorer ID card and an Egghead Explorer Degree authorizing them to use real science to explore the globe!

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Egghead 

Course Fee: $165  Includes all materials that will be mailed to you! 


Instrument Petting Zoo: Meet The Instruments of the Orchestra on Zoom

Monday: June  22, 29 July 6, 13  (four classes)

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Grades  K - 3

Have you visited with a violin? Had tea with the timpani? Zoom in for a dynamic experience interacting with the instruments of the orchestra! Through games and creative explorations, you will discover the unique voices of the instruments, and uncover which ones you might want to learn to play!

INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Joyce

Course Fee: $85


Professor Egghead Science - Virtual Engineer Camp on Zoom

Mondays and Fridays: June 22, 26, 29, July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 (eight classes)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Grades  3 - 5

Are you ready to get building? Join the Egghead Virtual Engineering Team each week as we design, build, and test our way through the fundamentals of some of the coolest structures and contraptions! Our Engineering Professors will guide Eggheads through LIVE lessons as we put our structures through the strength test, balance test, and tons more. All you need to start the fun is a variety of LEGO bricks, which we send directly to you- we’ll take it from there! Come earn your degree the 2020 way - Online!  

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Egghead 

Course Fee: $165 Includes all materials that will be mailed to you! 


Summer Theater Lab Jr. - Literature Comes Alive Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone on Zoom

Mondays and Wednesdays: June  22, 24, 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 (eight classes) 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Grades  3 - 5

Literature comes alive through the performing arts as students improvise, create, and interpret scripts, incorporate personal experiences, debate ideas, and work with a myriad of interactive and immersive tools to explore the magical world of J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter!

INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Joyce

Course Fee: $165

The Language Of Algebra on Zoom

Mondays and Wednesdays: June  22, 24, 29, July 1, 6, 8, 13, 15  (eight classes)

9:00 am - 9:50 am 

Grades  7 - 9

This course is a bridge between elementary mathematics and Algebra.  It will start by briefly reviewing the basic operations or arithmetic and how they apply to proportions, percent, simple geometry and Algebra.  Students will then explore the language of Algebra, and how to write algebraic equations from verbal expressions.  Students will then apply this skill to word problems, where they will decode basic word problems and write algebraic equations.  Finally, students will learn to solve one-step algebraic equations.  By the end of the course, students will understand how to use Algebra to label unknown quantities, translate verbal expressions into Algebra,  and solve one step Algebraic equations.

INSTRUCTOR: Rivkah Afriat

Course Fee: $165 

Writing The Short Story on Zoom

Monday: June  22, 29 July 6, 13  (four classes)

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Grades  7 - 12

Short stories are jampacked with the same great characters, excitement, and language of full- length novels, but in bite-sized bits. In this four-week workshop, we’ll focus on one short story mentor text to model as we unpack the elements and process of writing our own stories. Through the writing process, students will draft, revise, edit and share their original stories in a collaborative and fun online environment.

INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Joyce

Course Fee: $85

TUESDAY:

Storytelling Live

Tuesday: June 23 — 1:00pm: Hancock Park Behind LACMA  (exact meeting locations will be shared upon registration).

Wednesday: July 8 —1:00pm: Kenneth Hahn Park (exact meeting locations will be shared upon registration).

Come join Karen for a nature walk around the park and  discover the plants and animals that make these parks special. We will also hear nature stories and have fun seeing our friends. We will stay safe by social distancing and masks will be required.

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Golden

Course Fee: $10 per family for each excursion. Maximum of eight families. 


Wildlife In Los Angeles on Zoom and in person with social distancing excursions 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: June 23, 25, 30, July 2 , 7, 9, 14, 16 (eight classes)

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

On July 2nd and July 16th we will meet in person from 10:00 - 11:30

Grades  4  and up

 This fun summer course will focus on the animals and plants living in the unique ecology of Los Angeles. Students will learn to recognize our most common birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants. We will talk about native and non-native species and how they affect Los Angeles’ sensitive environment. We will learn about the life of P-22, the mountain lion that lives in Griffith Park. We will also look at the history of the Los Angeles River and what the future might hold for this special place. Students are encouraged to take walks in their local neighborhoods and parks and look for animals and plants. In class, students will share what they’ve seen and we will identify their findings with the help of field guides and websites.

This course meets twice a week for four weeks. Every fourth class will be an excursion where the students will be able to experience what we’ve learned first-hand. The first excursion will be in Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. The second excursion will be to the Los Angeles River. We will stay safe by social distancing and masks will be required. Because of the in-person excursions, the class is limited to 8 families.

Materials needed:

  • A notebook
  • Pencil and eraser
  • A California field guide is recommended, but not necessary

The exact meeting place for the two field trips at Griffith Park and the LA River will be announced to participants. 

INSTRUCTOR: Charlotte Swanson

Course Fee: $165


Summer Sketching on Zoom and in person with social distancing excursions 

Tuesdays and Fridays: June 23, 26,  30, July 3,  7, 10,  14,  17 (eight classes)

Tuesdays in person, 1:00 - 3:00pm: June 23 (LACMA Urban Lights), June 30 (Walt Disney Concert Hall), July 7 (The La Brea Tar Pits), July 14 (Culver Hotel).  Exact meeting locations will be shared upon registration. 

Fridays on Zoom, 1:00 - 2:00pm: June 26, July 3, 10, 17

Grades  4 and up

We will explore and learn about  four sites around the city and draw/create in our sketchbooks. The sites are Urban Light at LACMA, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The La Brea Tar Pits, and the Culver Hotel. Each of these places offers plenty of space to congregate as we practice social distancing and wear masks. Each Tuesday we will meet at the chosen site for 2 hours, and on Friday we will do an extension of the project in a Zoom classroom. Students will need a sketchbook, eraser, pencils, markers, etc. and will be expected to draw in it regularly outside of class. Because of the in-person excursions, the class is limited to 8 families. 

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Rachwal

Course Fee: $165

Basic Geometry Concepts on Zoom

Tuesdays and Fridays: June 23, 26, 30, July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 (eight classes)

9:00 am - 9:50 am 

Grades 6 - 9

A brief introduction to basic geometry,  this course will strengthen geometry concepts studied in Elementary School,  and prepare students for more advanced and abstract Geometry concepts in High School.  Students will learn to identify and name lines, line segments, rays, and planes, and work with parallel and perpendicular lines.  Students will explore angle relationships, and different types of triangles. Students will learn about polygons and polyhedrons, and be able to calculate perimeter, area, surface area, and volume on various shapes.  Circles will be introduced as well, and students will be able to calculate circumference and area of circles. 

INSTRUCTOR: Rivkah Afriat

Course Fee: $165


WEDNESDAY:

Meet The Orchestra: Symphonic Classics For Kids on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

10:00 am - 10:50 am 

Grades  K - 3

Welcome to the world of symphonic classics where you get up-close with classic works by composers like Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Debussy, and Saint-Saens! Move, play, conduct, create, and compose with body percussion, games, and interactive activities to make the symphony an expressive part of every young persons life!

INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Joyce

Course Fee: $85

English: Silly Sentences And Grammar Games on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

10:00 am - 10:50 am 

Grades  2- 4

Come have fun with us as we strengthen our sentences, grow our grammar, and perfect our punctuation. Students will learn about the four different types of sentences, fragments vs. run-on sentences, expanding sentences, word choice, parts of speech, and much more! They will write their own sentences, listen to other student’s sentences, and examine mentor sentences. Each class will include interactive lessons, writing exercises and games!

INSTRUCTOR: Hyla Rachwal

Course Fee: $85


Math Circle on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

10:00 am - 10:50 am 

Grades  5 - 6

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced 5th and 6th grade students.

The topics covered will include: 3D Nets, Intro to Egyptian Multiplication, Introduction to Basic Game Theory, Taxicab Geometry.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer.  

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Kogan

Course Fee: $140

English: Playful Paragraphs And Grammar Games on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

1:30 - 2:20 pm

Grades  4 - 6

Come have fun with us as we add power to our paragraphs, grow our grammar, and perfect our punctuation. Students will learn how to structure their paragraphs, transition gracefully between sentences, and vary and strengthen their word choice. They will also review the 8 parts of speech and learn how to use them in their writing. Students will write their own paragraphs, listen to other student’s paragraphs, and examine sample paragraphs. Each class will include interactive lessons, writing exercises and games!

INSTRUCTOR: Hyla Rachwal

Course Fee: $85


Math Circle on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Grades  3 - 4

In the academic year 2019-20, CLP is happy to offer a class based on the LAMC (Los Angeles Math Circle @ UCLA) Beginner Circle curriculum. The classes will be suitable for math-advanced  3rd and 4th grade students. 

The topics covered will include: Binary Tree, Meet the Balance Scale, Fun With Ciphers, Roman Numerals, Split the Difference and Squares on the Chessboard.

To see samples of the CLP Math Circle Courses from the previous year, please click on the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/01fakoixq3ef5qw/AAAli-FH7DUGHI7EAgtS0hNBa?dl=0

* Creative Learning Place prides itself on close cooperation with UCLA. The Mathematics program at CLP was founded and is supported by Dr. Oleg Gleizer. 

INSTRUCTOR: Eric Kogan

Course Fee: $140


All Shook Up: A Brief History Of Rock and Roll for Teens on Zoom

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

10:00 am - 10:50 am 

Grades  7 - 12

Dig deep into the roots of rock and roll and come face to face with the most influential music of the 21st century. Respond, debate and engage with the work of artists like The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana to understand the stories their songs tell about the world in which they were made, and the social, cultural, and political landscapes they embodied and transformed.

INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Joyce

CourseFee: $85

EFS Date Safe and Awareness

Wednesday: June 24, July 1, 8, 15 (four classes)

11:30 am - 12:30pm 

Grades  7 - 12

Over the course of EFS DateSafe and Awareness  program, students will be able to:
1. Learn to Identify Healthy and Unhealthy personal boundaries
2. Learn to set healthy boundaries.
3. Learn about self awareness. What does that mean to them.
4. Learn conflict resolution.
5. Learn verbal and physical tactics to protect themselves when boundaries are not being respected.

Materials: Notebook and Pencil. 

INSTRUCTOR: Efrain Sevilla

CourseFee: $85

The Language Of Algebra - (See Monday Schedule)

Summer Theater Lab Jr. - Literature Comes Alive Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - (See Monday Schedule)

THURSDAY:

Beginning Chess - Welcome To The Game Of Kings And Queens on Zoom

Thursday: June 25, July 2, 9, 16 (four classes)

1:15 pm  - 2:15 pm

Grades  2 and up

The old saying goes, "Chess is the game of Kings (and Queens)", and in this class we'll find out why. Chess subtly teaches children all the qualities of a noble king or queen: Perseverance, Nobility, Courtesy, Benevolence, Responsibility, problem solving, confidence, sportsmanship, planning, patience, social skills, critical thinking, imagination and more. And if that weren't enough it's also super awesome fun! In this class we'll start at the beginning to discover all the different characters(pieces) of Chess and background information about who they are and where they come from. Then its onto how they move on the board and the rest of the dynamic rules of this 2000 year old Game of Kings!

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Julian

Course Fee: $85

RPG - Escape Into The Dreamland on Zoom

Thursday: June 25, July 2, 9, 16 (four classes)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Grades  4 and up 

If you’re feeling trapped, use the key of imagination to step through the portal into an (online) tabletop role-playing game inspired by movies like Labyrinth and The Neverending Story

In the Dreamland RPG (https://www.dreamrpg.com/), you play two characters, one in the Waking World and one in a fantastical Dream world of magic and monsters. Each class will continue one adventure. 

No experience necessary, and those who played before can play again. For ages 11+ though exceptions can be made for mature youngers, but this does require focus and does feature conflict and danger. 

Parents: The core mechanic of this game features orating flowery speeches using words that builds vocabulary, which satisfies many Language Arts standards.

Required: a PC or Mac (not phone or tablet), microphone, and, ideally, a webcam. We will be using both Zoom and Roll20.net (a free online virtual tabletop). 

INSTRUCTOR: Aaron Vanek

Course Fee: $85


Wildlife In Los Angeles (See Tuesday schedule)

FRIDAY:

Advanced Chess 2.0 on Zoom

Friday: June 26, July 3, 9, 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grades  2 and up

In this class for more experienced players we will be taking Chess education to a higher level. We'll begin with a lightening fast review of the rules of the game but quickly move beyond that to dive into Chess strategy, technique and style! And there will something challenging for all involved. The class will be fun and upbeat and will include gameplay, puzzles, technology, and group activities.

*All students should be confident in the basic rules of Chess. This is a perfect follow up class for any children who previously attended Beginners Chess*

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Julian

Course Fee: $85


Story Circle on Zoom

Friday: June 26, July 3, 9, 16

2:30 pm -3:30 pm

Grades  4 and up

Access your personal and original stories while discovering what makes a good story and how to tell it well. Students will learn the fundamentals of plot development and participate in each other's stories through role playing and acting. This class will enhance writing, public speaking, and performance skills while providing a safe forum for interpersonal communication, self discovery and friendship. The process is both fun and deeply rewarding. This session we will also focus on how folktales can be a catalyst for personal stories.  This class is for newcomers and seasoned veterans.

INSTRUCTOR: Karen Golden

Course Fee: $85


Summer Sketching - (See Tuesday schedule)

Basic Geometry Concepts - (See Tuesday schedule)

Professor Egghead Science- Virtual Explorers -(See Monday schedule)

Professor Egghead Science - Virtual Engineer Camp - (See Monday schedule)