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Celebrating 15 years of providing our community’s children an exciting summer opportunity to create, explore, and learn. Through a unique mix of academic subjects combined with hands on activities our students can learn to cook, explore a new language, build a rocket, write a play, program a robot, learn tennis, design with 3D printers, and so much more!

Students in our 5-week program are inspired while having fun learning as their classes prepare them for the upcoming school year. Keep your children’s minds and bodies active during the summer with great classes that build skills while keeping the school break fun. On average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in math and reading. Courses are taught by some of the finest educators in the Pasadena area with multi-subject credentials or professional expertise.

 

Some of our most popular classes include:

  • Space Engineering
  • Art Studio
  • 3D Printing
  • French
  • Spanish & Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
  • Robotics
  • Action Sports
  • Master Math
  • Learn to Write Right

And for our youngest learners we offer Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade. These self-contained courses are a helpful way to transition into the next school year.

Kindergarten – 1st Grade

All elementary sites host the self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade classes for incoming Kindergarten and first grade students (K-1). These classes are a fun introduction to school and a great way for young learners to stay engaged over the summer. Classes will run the full 3 blocks from 8-12pm with one teacher.

Grades 2-8

For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes.

Grades 9-12

We are working on some new and wonderful classes for high schoolers for this summer. Check back again or sign up for email to see what’s new. High schoolers have a number of prep classes to choose from that prepare student for college.

Program Dates: June 11 – July 12 (no Fridays)

Location: We are in the process of selecting our locations. Check back for more!

Whether it be science, theater, math, sports, literature, engineering, art, dance, or design the PEF Summer Enrichment Program offers a mix of classes to meet every student’s needs.

Summer Enrichment Program

Celebrating 15 years of providing our community’s children an exciting summer opportunity to create, explore, and learn. Through a unique mix of academic subjects combined with hands on activities our students can learn to cook, explore a new language, build a rocket, write a play, program a robot, learn tennis, design with 3D printers, and so much more!

Grades 2-8

For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes that ran from 8-12pm. Some of the great classes offered included cooking, robotics, 3-D printing, art studio, math, science and more.

 

Grades 9-12

We are working on some new and wonderful classes for high schoolers for this summer. Check back again or sign up for email to see what’s new.

Program Dates: June 11 – July 12 (no Fridays)
We are in the process of selecting our locations. Check back form more!

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Web Development I

9th Grade

This course teaches the fundamentals of programming. Students create websites, 2D games, and simulations using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Web Development II

10th Grade

In this course, students build upon their web development knowledge, creating more complex games and client-server applications in JavaScript.

Mobile Development

11th Grade

Juniors learn Android app development and object-oriented programming in Java, and have the option of preparing for the AP Computer Science exam.

Senior Capstone

12th Grade

Seniors start their year with an introduction to computer hardware, then work on capstone projects to showcase what they’ve learned in App Academy.

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  • Monthly Realtor Connect e-newsletters.
  • Providing current school updates and literature for realtors for open houses and to share with their clients.
  • Opportunities to meet the Superintendent and School Board members.
  • Occasional presentations by PEF and PEN during regular realty firm office meetings.
  • Coordinating school tours.
  • Principal for a Day
  • Annual Realtors Read Across PASadena
  • Realtor sponsored 2nd grade summer reading book campaign
  • Adopt a school opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities
Architectural tour in conjunction with Pasadena Heritage

Volunteers

For the 2017 program we hosted over 100 dedicated adult and teen Volunteer Classroom Assistants provided hands-on support to our students and teachers. This summer our volunteers again have opportunity to serve as experts and mentors in their chosen field, explore career options in teaching and administration, and fulfill community service hours required for graduation. Competitive internships are also available to PUSD College and Career Academy students and to others who complete the full-five weeks of the program. Weekly staff-lead discussions will support volunteers as they become school community leaders.  

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Outreach

Through active community engagement campaigns, activities, events, and initiatives PEF builds dynamic community connections to support the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Our Principal for a Day program has seeded many partnerships and projects such as the restoration of an historic mural at McKinley, and helps increase the visibility of the myriad wonderful programs happening in our schools to the community at large. The nationally recognized Realtor Initiative provides opportunities for realtors to learn more and get further connected to our schools. We welcome other Community Ambassadors to help us spread the word.

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Services

PEF provides grantwriting services to PUSD that have assisted with raising more than $5 million annually. Grants are for initiatives that provide parents and students with a high level of school choice and quality, family and community services, college readiness, and innovative programs. From large Federal Magnet Grants or California College & Career Pathways Grants to smaller grants to fund a ceramics artist or grow a school-community garden, the grants PEF has secured have supported arts, sports and athletics, health, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), college scholarships, teacher training, and many other programs in PUSD. We provide fundraising and accounting support to nearly every school’s Annual Fund, enabling schools to more efficiently raise community dollars to meet immediate needs.  Schools are now raising a collective total of over $700,000 in their annual funds.

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EVERY STUDENT. EVERY SCHOOL. EVERY DAY.

At the Pasadena Educational Foundation we believe strong schools build strong communities. For more than 45 years, we have been committed to building dynamic community partnerships to support our public schools. Being a vital part of our community enables us to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to every public school student in Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.

Every day we are inspired by the creativity and innovation we see in our public school classrooms. Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs we support, we are creating a better future for our students and for our community.

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