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Summer school programs in L.A. and Pasadena areas still have open seats

June 22, 2009 |  3:14 pm

After school districts across California, including Los Angeles Unified, slashed summer school offerings to deal with state budget cuts, parents have been scrambling to find summer placements for their children. A story about their struggles in The Times last week prompted several responses from programs with open seats:

  • Bright Star Schools is offering a free, five-week summer enrichment program for students in grades 5 to 11. In addition to academic tutoring, the program includes sports, arts and crafts, and field trips from June 29 through July 31. Interested parents can learn more by calling (323) 954-9957 or by visiting the office at Stella Middle Charter Academy at 2636 Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles.
  • The South Pasadena Educational Foundation has open seats in paid K-12 enrichment and remedial classes in math, reading, writing, arts, science, music and sports. The high school classes run from June 23 to July 24, and the elementary and middle school classes run from June 29 to July 24. Fees vary. Parents can learn more by visiting the foundation's office at 1020 El Centro St., Room 3, South Pasadena, or by visiting its website.
  • El Centro de Accion Social has openings in its "Summer School in the Park" program, which runs from June 25 to July 31. The program, held at Pasadena's Central Park, includes academic classes and field trips, and runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., including breakfast and lunch. Tuition is on a sliding scale depending on family income, but is $100 maximum for each public school student, and $300 maximum for each private school student. For more information, call (626) 792-3148.

-- Seema Mehta