LAEF’s VIRTUAL Summer Enrichment Institute

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Summer 2020 Dates: June 8 – July 2
Session 1: June 8-19
Session 2: June 22 to July 2

The 2020 SEI flyers are available on this webpage.
Registration for Virtual SEI is now closed.

The Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI) offers fun, engaging and educational courses designed to keep our LAUSD students entertained during the summer…and your children (students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade) will absolutely love it!  Our courses also counter the effects of something called “summer learning loss.”

What’s “Summer Learning Loss”?    Research shows that on average, all students lose skills over the summer.  Educators increasingly promote quality summer learning ON ANY TOPIC as a key strategy to improving achievement.  Plus, studies conclude that the effects of summer learning programs endure for at least two years after the student has engaged in the summer program.  LAEF really cares about this!  Since our very first SEI in 2010 we have increased the number of students attending summer classes each year…and students and parents continue to rave about the sessions.

LAEF offers opportunities for quality enrichment programs, both those typically offered during the school year and courses that encourage students to expand their interests, while still reinforcing reading and often incorporating math skills.  SEI also offers courses for high school graduation credit on-campus at LAHS and online.

Our SEI programs feature all of the research-supported measures of a quality program: smaller class sizes, differentiated instruction and small working groups, high-quality instruction, aligned school-year and summer curricula, engaging and rigorous programming, maximized participation and attendance, sufficient duration and involved parents.

Elementary Class Descriptions – SEI 2020

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Please note that each Jumpstart Class is the same in Session 1 and Session 2.
All Jumpstart Classes are aligned with Common Core State Standards.

Elementary Teacher Bios – SEI 2020

Secondary SEI 2020 Class Descriptions

Secondary Teacher Bios – SEI 2020

Health Graduation Class Description

High School Health Grad Class Teacher Bios – Summer 2020


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Here are a few quotes from some SEI students, proud parents, and teachers:

“I learned a lot in my art class at SEI. The best part was doing all the art projects. I loved using colored pastels and paint. It was so much fun.”

Rochelle Ner,
1st grader

“LAEF is doing great things! In the past few years our three children have participated in various offerings from LAEF, like the Summer Enrichment courses, the After-School Art classes and even the Young Americans weekend program. WOW….we are so lucky to have so many options that provide our children great learning opportunities, filled with fun and education. We can’t say enough about how fantastic the Young Americans weekend was for our fifth grader! She loved the singing and dancing and experiencing art and music in a totally new and exciting way. Our youngest enjoys attending art class after school. She is learning to apply her imagination and creativity through painting and drawing. And lastly, Summer Enrichment really motivated all three to expand their knowledge of various academic subjects…preparing them for the new school year while engaging them in new concepts and exciting activities. Thank you LAEF, we are so grateful to you all for putting together these amazing programs. Keep up the great work!!”

Eric and Kristi Kirkendall,
LAUSD student

“It was a privilege to join SEI as an educator this last summer because it was a chance to teach subjects I love and are close to my heart: “Jump Start First Grade” and “Poetry.” The jump start program is well named…we jumped into the beginning of the first grade year! Students were introduced to mathwall, writer’s workshop, reader’s workshop and CGI at a first grade level. The smaller class sizes and highly engaged students allowed for a quick jump into material. As a teacher and mother of a 1st grader, I loved the fact that children were going to start off their year hearing familiar academic language and participating in similar routines that they’d already been introduced to in the SEI program. Many students took a 2nd class in the afternoon and enjoyed art, poetry, singing, dancing and more. The SEI program is a valued part of the Los Alamitos School District with its commitment to excellence and continued growth in adapting the National Core Standards in a fun and concise program. I would definitely recommend signing your child up to experience the SEI program next summer!”

April Schmietenknop,
SEI Teacher and First Grade Teacher