SLICE Enrichment Classes
Speech & Debate for Elementary School
Incoming 3rd-5th graders can explore the world of speech and debate in this Institute style course. Students will speak and debate on a variety of fun topics while improving their public speaking and presentation skills and developing strong argumentation and refutation skills. We tackle a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking standards packaged in a fun and engaging interactive program.
Speech & Debate for Middle School
This interactive and engaging Institute style course is designed to improve student public speaking and presentation skills as well as develop strong and effective argumentation and refutation techniques. We build a foundation of skills, strategies and confidence that will result in immediate positive impacts in a student's future academic coursework. The topical, fun and interactive activities enhance a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking academic standards.
Speech & Debate for High School
Designed for rising 9-12 grade students, the High School Summer Speech and Debate Institute is a creative, fun and interactive program which explores the wide range of competitive high school speech and debate events. Incorporating large group and smaller lab activities working with senior speech and debate mentors, students will develop a variety of advanced speaking and presentation skills as well as argumentation, refutation and rebuttal techniques as they explore several competitive debate formats and speaking styles. While enhancing a suite of research, writing, speaking and critical thinking academic standards, students will engage in a fun and competitive speech and debate "tournament." PLEASE NOTE: This hybrid class will be partly online and partly in person. MWF online and TTh in person.
Sports camp will introduce kids to Fun game play in volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, frisbee as well as track and field. Participate and compete in our very own SLICE Olympic Games! Kids will also enjoy adventure games, obstacle courses and learn about the importance of stretching and conditioning. Campers will have opportunities to learn and develop their tossing, throwing, striking, catching, jumping, and running skills in a safe and encouraging space. Campers will also enjoy using El Roble's awesome indoor air-conditioned gym and outdoor fields and courts!
College Application Essay Writing
Students entering 11th and 12th grade
Please note: This is a non-consecutive two week course. FIRST WEEK is 7/12-/16 and SECOND WEEK is 8/16-8/20. Claremont High School teacher and Speech & Debate coach, Dave Chamberlain, will lead students through the college application process, focusing on the required essays. Through a writing workshop approach, students will draft responses to the UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) and they will draft the Common Application Essay. This class is open to all students entering 11th and 12th grades with priority given to rising seniors.
The following policies apply to CEF's SLICE of Summer enrichment program only. The SLICE of STEM and SLICE of Credit programs are operated through partners and cancellation and COVID-19 policies may vary.
COVID-19 Policy: Claremont Educational Foundation's SLICE of Summer program is committed to creating as safe of an experience for your child as possible. We follow all state, county, and local COVID-19 safety guidelines to reduce exposure of COVID-19 for all students and staff. All attendees are requested to observe the same health and safety protocols as they would attending a CUSD public school including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, self-monitoring for signs of illness, and staying home if sick. We cannot guarantee that your child will not be exposed to COVID-19. By enrolling your child in SLICE of Summer, you agree that your child will be “attending at their own risk” and CEF/SLICE, Claremont Unified School District, school facilities being use for in-person classes, and our partners will not be liable in case of COVID-19 infection.
Current county COVID-19 regulations for summer camps will be observed including maintaining small, stable cohorts. Masks are required at all times except while eating/drinking or engaging in outdoor activities that require heavy exertion (such as jogging). Heavy exertion activities should be done while maintaining at least 8 ft of distance from others.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations by students prior to the start of SLICE of Summer will follow the following tuition refund schedule (not including registration and/or materials fees) – 4 or more weeks prior to session start date will be refunded 75%, 14-27 days prior to session start date will be refunded 50%, and 7-13 days prior to session start date will be refunded 25%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days prior to session start date. In the event that in-person sessions or classes can no longer take place due to COVID-19, CEF will make every effort to transition classes to online. If online classes are not possible, students will be offered full value of unused session days as a credit for the 2022 SLICE of Summer program or a check or credit card refund of unused days, less 20% to cover non-refundable insurance and administration costs.