High School

PEF’s high school summer classes give students a chance to explore college and careers with industry professionals. Most classes last just a few weeks, and offer a deep dive into a particular topic. Each class description lists the specific dates of each class.

When registering for a high school class online, make sure to select Eliot Arts Magnet as your enrollment session. All of our high school classes take place at Eliot, except for Music Tech & Recording (hosted by the California College of Music).


High School Classes (9 – 12)

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Class NameSubjectsDescriptionMaterials FeeGradeshf:tax:grade
Music Tech & RecordingCareer Exploration

Come learn about the music industry from the pros at the California College of Music. Week one will focus on song ideas and introduction to Apple Logic Pro, while week two takes your creations into the recording studio for a more finished product. No instruments or prior experience needed, just a love of music. This class will be held off-site at the California College of Music. Class runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 12 – June 22 (2 weeks).

10, 11, 12, 910 11 12 9
College ChampionsCollege Prep

CAP’s College Champions summer program is a youth leadership opportunity for rising high school seniors. Students will complete college lists, essays, and resumes; hone their leadership skills; and train to serve as peer mentors in their school and local communities. Seniors who successfully complete the summer workshops will earn a leadership certificate. Class runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 12 – June 29 (3 weeks).

PhotographyCareer Exploration

Learn the art of photographic expression and discover career paths from a professional photographer. Emphasis will be on technical fundamentals and personal image capture. Photography masters will be studied for their approach to genres such as street photography, portraiture, and black-and-white imagery. Digital cameras provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own if available. Class runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 12 – June 29 (3 weeks).

$510, 11, 12, 910 11 12 9
Visual Art StudioCareer Exploration

Students of all skill levels learn drawing techniques including rendering, shading, and perspective through exercises designed to help understand each of the thought processes involved in drawing and illustrating. Artists will learn about line, form, sketching, shading, color, and many more techniques while they explore career paths as an artist. Class runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 12 – July 13 (5 weeks).

$1010, 11, 12, 910 11 12 9

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