Summer Opportunities

                                Rowland Unified School District

Gifted and Talented Education

Program (GATE)

Program (GATE)

         Dr. Maria G. Ott, Superintendent

Many local colleges and universities permit enrollment of gifted high school students in the regular classes during the summer session and most welcome mature young people in their adult extension classes at all times. Some of the best universities in the nation offer resident programs during the summer; check with you school counselor and/or librarian or contact the institutions directly.

Please call for class starting dates.

Local colleges and universities offer for children through their offices of community services include:

· East Los Angeles College, (323) 265-8793 Los Angeles City College, (323) 669-1031 Los Angeles Harbor College, (310) 233-4450 Los Angeles Pierce College, (818) 719-6401 Los Angeles Valley College, (818) 947-2577 Santa Monica College, (310) 434-3400

· Mt. San Antonio College                                                                                               1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789                                                                         (909) 594-5611

·  Rio Hondo College                                                                                                            3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 91789                                                                         (562) 692-0921

· UCLA offers a comprehensive program of courses, workshops, athletic activities and recreational experiences that introduces college-bound students to a large university campus and its many resources. Coordinator is Carol Goldberg (310) 206-7229. A catalog is available.

MUSEUMS. . . Places for Children to Grow


The Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Located across from the L. A. Zoo.) Offers summer camp for students age 3-12 years old. Classes begin end of June to mid-July. Fee differs for members and non-members. Call (323) 667-2000 for more information.


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731. (310) 548-7562


California African American Museum
600 State Drive (Exposition Park), Los Angeles, CA 90037
In partnership with the Art Center in Pasadena offers high school students visual arts skills to gain exposure to career opportunities in several design fields. Scholarships are available. Classes start June -August. For applications and information regarding classes,
do not contact the museum. Please call the Saturday High Office in Pasadena at (626) 396-2319.


California Science Center
700 State Drive (Exposition Park), Los Angeles, CA 90037 (213) 744-2030
Located in Exposition Park offers classes in spring, summer, and fall. Summer classes for ages 4-17 are M-F from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Classes are one week in length on a variety of topics. Tuition for each class varies in price and there is a different fee for non-museum members. Register by mail. Contact Reyna Perez at (213) 744-2325.


Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles. Call for information, (213) 485-8567.


Getty Museum
1200 Getty Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-7300
Hours of operation are Tues.-Thurs. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The parking cost is $7.00. Admission is free.


Hollywood Entertainment Museum
7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 465-7900.


Japanese-American National Museum
369 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 625-0414.


Junior Arts Center Barnsdall Art Park (323) 644-6275
4814 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Offers free classes in the arts for students ages 7 and up throughout the year. For more information call, (323) 644-6275 or visit the website at


Kids Space
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 449-9144.


Korean-American Museum
3727 W. 6th St., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005. (213) 388-4229. Gallery is open Wed.-Sat., 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information, visit their website.


Long Beach Aquarium (562) 590-3100
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 (off Shoreline Drive)
Family and children programs are available year round. Summer Day Camp sessions are full or half days 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., or 1:00 p. m.-5:00 p.m. for ages 7-13 years. Sessions are held the last week in June through the first week in August. A calendar of events and one-day classes is available. Call (562) 590-3100.


Los Angeles Children’s Museum (818) 786-2656
Currently offering Museum-To-Go Programs while waiting for the new Hansen Dam facility to open. Call for information or visit the website.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (323) 857-6139
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Participation in LACMA activities is on a first-come, first-served basis. For cost information or to receive a brochure, call the Education Department at (323) 857-6139. To print registration forms for all classes, visit the website.


· Art Classes are offered for children and adults throughout the year on a first-come, first-served basis.


· The Sheila and Wally Weisman Family Sundays are offered to children ages 12 and younger every Sunday year-round. Classes are 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. and are included in the cost of museum admission.


· The Johnny Mercer Foundation Family Music Days offers free family concerts at 12:30 p.m. on selected Sundays. Family gallery tours take place between performances.


· Summer Art Camp is held M-F starting in July. Classes are divided into separate age groups: children ages 6-8 years old and 9-12 year olds. Teen classes are offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call for information on tuition costs for morning, afternoon or all-day participation at (323) 857-6139.


Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA, (562) 437-1689

Museum of Television and Radio
465 N. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, (310) 786-1025

Museum of Tolerance (310) 553-8403
9786 W. Pico Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. For information, call or visit the website.

Natural History Museum of L. A. County
900 Exposition Blvd. (Exposition Park), Los Angeles, CA 90007 (213) 763-3348
One-week summer sessions are scheduled on a variety of topics for children ages 3-13 beginning in July through August, M-F, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. For information, call (213) 763-3348.


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 440-4679
Offers Summer Day Camp programs for children ages 6-12; teen volunteer opportunities, and Sunday family events. Call Sharon Levy for additional programs offered year-round.

Southwest Museum
234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 (323) 221-2164 ext. 240
Offers Behind the Scenes Tours. Call for information or visit the website.


Watts Tower Art Center
1727 E. 107th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 (213) 847-4646
Has special events and offers classes throughout the year for young people; summer art camp offers classes daily beginning in July. Call for information.


Western Museum of Flight
12016 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (310) 332-6228

William Grant Still Art Center
2520 S. West View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (323) 734-1164
Offers music, piano, and drumming classes for children and adults. Call for a schedule.


John Hopkins Summer Program

Introduced by Montebello GATE Coordinator Sheila Cruspin, scholarships available, some up to 95%.