Summer & Extended Day Programs
(catalogue corrections & course cancellations below)
International Summer Program
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Register In Person (details below)
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Register in Person (details below)
If registering for a credit course, please see "Textbooks" below.
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* Students who reside outside of the US during the regular school year must select the International Summer Program Registration option.
For all families who are registering manually
The following forms need completed and are available below:
Registration form (under "Manual Registrations") AND Health History Form (under "New Health History requirement").
- Important updates - All information of a timely manner will be relayed to families via the website. This may include transportation delays for afternoon activities, important announcements, course additions/cancellations, etc.
- New Health History requirement - To comply with our ACA accreditation, all Parker families must ensure their child(ren)'s medical information on file with the nurse is current. While immunization information is on file in the health office, we need the balance of this form completed by each family who registers manually; those registering on-line will provide the same via that process. For non-Parker families, the following must be completed and returned to the Summer Program Office at the time of registration. A student is not considered registered until all paperwork is received.
- Registration fee - There is a $25 per student non-refundable registration fee.
- Recommended browsers - Preferred internet browsers for online registration are Internet Explorer, Safari, or Google Chrome.
- Summer jazz Workshop - This year's Summer Jazz Workshop is held during Session II with a third week added for ages 15-18. Weeks 1 and 2 are for Middle School students (Grades 6-8); Week 3 is for Upper School students (Grades 9-12). Each week ends with a performance on Saturday morning at a professional venue. Audition information will be available at a later date.
- Course Approval forms - If a student has registered for a trimester, semester or year-credit course at the Upper School level, he or she MUST complete an “Upper School Sequence Check Form” for computer, music or visual arts courses and/or a “Request for Upper School Approval Form” for math, science, foreign languages and social studies courses. These forms must be completed before the end of May and returned to the Summer Program office. This criteria does not apply to the "Break the Ice: Speech Communications" course.
- On-line registration - If registering online, you may pay the tuition fee by credit card or ACH only. (Note the medical information requirements above.) In person or by mail, please pay the tuition by personal or business check, payable to Francis Parker School. Mail completed registration forms and payment to:
- Francis Parker School, Attn: Summer Program Office, 6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111
- Manual registration - We recommend that registration be completed online; however, families may complete a paper registration form (one per child, please!) and mail or drop off in the Administration Building on the Linda Vista campus or on the Mission Hills campus. A registration form can be found in the course catalogue. Non-Parker families need to attach a completed Health History form (found above) to the registration form.
- Textbooks - Many credit courses require textbooks so check the MBS site to see if one is needed for your course(s). If you are registering for the Speech Communications class, we found the book significantly cheaper if ordered via Amazon - search for ISBN 978-0-07-338515-0, The Art of Public Speaking, 10th Edition, by Stephen Lucas. We always encourage you to shop around or borrow from a friend!
- Summer Fun and Lancer Camp - The first day of both camps – Monday, June 24 – is a Swim Day. All campers are reminded to bring a swimsuit, beach towel, swim goggles (optional) and sunscreen.
- Special Summer Program weekend hours - The Summer Program office (located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building – designated as the #500 Building) will be open to assist with last-minute changes or course registrations Sunday, June 23, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. You may also call with any questions on 858.569.7900, ext. 4236 or ext. 4109 during those hours.
- Classroom assignments - Classrooms will be posted here for both the Middle and Upper School courses prior to each session.
- The first day, as students are dropped off at the Mission Hills and Linda Vista campuses, staff will be on hand to answer any questions and direct students to their classrooms.
- Letter of Confirmation - On Monday, June 24, the academic portion of the 2013 Summer Program kicks off with classes and related activities beginning on both the Mission Hills and the Linda Vista campuses. All families who have completed the registration process should have received a letter of confirmation by early June. (For some Lower School courses to be held on the Mission Hills campus, additional course information was included with this mailing.)
A student will not be considered registered until the completed registration, health forms plus full tuition payment are received by the Summer Program office.
2013 Parker Summer Program Course Catalogue
Boys' Lacrosse Camp (June 17-21)
Baseball Skills Camp (June 17-21)
Soccer Academy (June 17-21)
Lancer Football Camp (June 24-28)
Reading & Writing Workshop (June 24 - July 12)
Beginning Ballet (June 24)
Grand Classroom ((June 24-30)
Project-Based Robotics (July 15-August 2)
VLL (June 24 - August 2)
FULL CLASSES (call to be placed on a Wait List):
1st Grade JumpStart (July 15 - August 2)
2nd Grade JumpStart (June 24 - July 12)
3rd Grade JumpStart (July 15 - August 2)
Summer Fun (July 15 - August 2)
8th Grade Spanish Immersion (June 24 - July 12)
AP Bio (July 15 - 26)
Speech (all classes)
CATALOG ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS:
New! It's a String Thing ... Instructor: Tamara Paige; Session II (July 15 - August 2); 8:30-12:30p; Price: $445 thru 4/15; $465 after 4/15; Code LM3A. Open only to Parker rising 4th and 5th grade string students. Students learn the basics of playing their chosen stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) and review basic note-reading skills. Young musicians with prior experience will have the opportunity to form a smaller ensemble and perform an additional piece at the end of this three-week course. The course also includes a day trip to the Museum of Making Music where students explore the history of string instruments and participate in fun, interactive exhibits. All students perform in a brief recital the last day of the course. No experience necessary; beginning students welcome! Please note: Students playing viola or cello must provide their own instrument. Violins and basses are available for use upon instructor approval. Please email Mrs. Paige directly at email@example.com with your concerns or questions prior to registering.
Correction - Robotics: Open to rising 4th and 5th graders.
Correction - 4th Grade JumpStart: Instructors: Chris Watson for June 24-July 12 session. Michele Muzzy and Joan Anderson for July 15-Aug 2 session.
Correction - Bot Bootcamp: Corrected description describing new opportunities for returning students: Explore the exciting world of robotics using the Lego Mindstorms NXT Robotics System. Students work in teams to design, build, and program robots, solving challenges and completing FIRST LEGO League missions. They will have the opportunity to build battling Sumo Bots and robotic catapults that can even take down a castle. Class members think critically and collaborate, while challenging themselves and having FUN! The instructors are both Middle School First Lego League (FLL) Team Coaches.
Correction - Digital Photography: Teacher correction: June 24-July 12, Teacher TBD; July 15 - August 2: Genevieve Moller
Correction - Citizen Journalism: Digital Stories: Corrected dates for Session I: June 24 - July 12 (M-F)
Date change - Girls' Advanced Volleyball Camp: NEW DATES: August 5 - August 9.
Price change - Soccer Skills Camp (Girls & Boys): Director: Jarrad Phillips. Price correction: Price through 4/15: $165; price after 4/15: $175.
While complete information on all aspects of the Parker Summer Program is found in the catalogue, a few important points and dates are noted below.
2013 Summer Program “At a Glance”
Registration begins March 19 at 8:00am PST
Discount rates valid through April 15 at midnight PST
Individual Program Dates
- Sports Camps: June 17-21
- Academic Session I: June 24 – July 12
- Academic Session II: July 15 – August 2
- Summer Jazz Workshop
- Week 1: July 15-20
- Week 2: July 22-27
- Week 3: July 29-August 3
Lunch Plans: Middle & Upper Schools (lunch is included for all Lower School students)
- 1 week $30
- 2 weeks $55
- 3 weeks $75
- 6 weeks $150
- Daily, per student $6
Extended Care: Lower & Middle Schools
- Lower – 7:30-815am and/or 3:30-5:30pm for $11/hr
- Middle – 3:30-5:30pm only for $11/hr
Summer Opportunity for Parker Families:
Let the World Come to You!
As Parker seeks to grow its international presence through the School’s Summer Program, we are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Student Travel Schools (STS), the leading language school and travel experience provider in Scandinavia. STS is headquartered in Goteborg, Sweden, and has offered summer foreign travel experiences for students since 1958, sending children to destinations around the globe, with Los Angeles, Orlando and now San Diego offered in the U.S.
STS students will spend 3-4 weeks in San Diego during the June-August period, with English language training taking place in classrooms on our Linda Vista campus. As an important component of the students’ cultural exchange, each will be accommodated by local host families. This is a great opportunity for Parker families to host students from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France and China, experiencing a different culture and creating new, international friendships in the process. All host families will be compensated by STS.
STS welcomes applications from Parker families who are interested in participating in their program. For more information, please contact the local STS representative, Susan Hannifin-MacNab at 858-354-0114 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lower School Extended Day & Afterschool Programs
(Information available from the Office)
- Cheerleading (Grades JK-5)
- Hatha Yoga (Grades 1-5)
- Martial Arts
- Olympic Fencing
- Tennis (Grades JK-5)
- LEGO Building Club (Grades 1-3)
- Science for Girls
- Science for Boys
- Eco Club
- Piano (private lessons)
- Showstoppers (2-5)
- Strings (private and ensemble lessons)
- Chess (Grades 2-5)
- Monart Drawing (Grades SK-3)
- Mrs. Parker’s Charm School etiquette course (Grades 2-5)
- Chinese (Grades JK-5)
- Spanish (Grades SK-5)
Coming Spring 2013
- Kids ala Carte cooking class (Spring 2013)
Middle / Upper School Extended Day Programs
All vendors wishing to offer courses or activities on the Mission Hills or Linda Vista campuses are required to complete the following information. No courses may commence until approval is received from the Extended Day Program Office. Questions can be addressed to Cindy O'Donnell at (858) 569-7900 ext. 4109.
For more information about the Summer and Extended Day Program, please contact Tim Katzman, Director of Summer and Extended Programs at (858) 569-7900, x4236 or by email at email@example.com, or Cindy O'Donnell at (858) 569-7900, x4109 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.