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Beyond School Fall 2021 Courses

Classes are $20 each. Classes begin the week of September 13.
3:30 pm Classes: In-person socially distanced cohorts
4:45 pm Classes: Virtual via Zoom


Registration
Round 1: Opens Friday, Sept. 3, 6pm – Closes Wed. Sept. 8, 8am
Round 2: Opens Wed., Sept. 8, 12pm – Closes (TBD)

Beyond School Registration Guidelines and Tips:

  1. Non-refundable Registration Fee: Registration fees are non-refundable. Exception: when the school cancels a class for any reason
  2. For the first round of registration, each student may only be registered for ONE Beyond School class.
  3. Round 1 Exceptions: 5th and 6th grade students can sign up for the ISEE test prep courses, in addition to one other Beyond School class. (i.e. A 5th grader can potentially sign up for 3 classes in Round 1: a regular class, Test Prep/ISEE Math, and Test Prep/ISEE Language arts.)
  4. Round 2 Registration: If there is availability, a second round of signups will be opened.
  5. Music (and other) Conflicts: Please check with our Music Department (and other school activities) for potential schedule conflicts.
  6. Multiple Students: If you have multiple students, please log in separately for each student.
  7. Waitlist: If the course you wanted is full, please use the waitlist (at the bottom of the form). We will do our best to accommodate requests. 
  8. Minimum Class Sizes: If a course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, the course may be canceled for this trimester.
  9. Nominal Registration Fee: Each Beyond School course is tuition-inclusive, and there is a nominal registration fee for each course. The fee is $20 for each class. (Note: 5th and 6th grade ISEE classes require parent purchase of the book(s)).  
  10. Absences/Tardies/Pickup: Students may be dropped from the class if they are late/absent more than twice. Additionally, students may be dropped from a class if there are repeated late pickups.
  11. Questions/Emails about Registration: During the registration window, we hope to provide email responses to registration queries within 24-48 business hours of email receipt. Please use beyondschool@sjsla.org or ase@sjsla.org for any questions or concerns.

CATS the Musical and JMG Sports Classes
Information regarding CATS and JMG can be viewed below the Friday Beyond School offerings.

Announcing our New Production of
"CATS" Fall 2021

St. James' Episcopal School and Focusfish Theater are proud to announce Andrew Lloyd Webber's "CATS" as our Fall Musical. Performances are on November 20th on the St. James' Campus. All Students are invited to participate on stage or backstage. All parents are invited to volunteer. Auditions will be by video submission and we begin accepting submissions on September 8th. Final day for submissions is September 12th.

Course Days: Tuesday & Wednesday
Times: 3:30-5:30pm
Cost: $20


How do I sign up?

  1. Register through St. James' via the Beyond School sjsla.org form.
  2. Prepare your 1 minute audition video. This audition video should be ready to upload by September 8th.
  3. Look out for an email on September 8th with a link to register with Focusfish and upload your video.

When are auditions?
September 8th- September 12th By video submission

How do I prepare for an audition?
Prepare to sing part of a song (under 1 minute). Please do not choose a song from Cats but, rather, something with a similar musical style. We have found that, when working on a song from the show, kids get too attached to that role and put too much time, effort and money into perfecting the song. It creates an uneven playing field and increases disappointment if they do not get that part.

Who is Focusfish?
FOCUSfish is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, working in schools since 2003. Kristy Beauvais, Focusfish founder, has been sharing her exciting choreography and directing skills with St James for many years, in the Immersion program and now as our theatre program. You can learn more at http://focusfish.com/.


JMG Sports
Click here to register for St. James' JMG Athletics

Beyond Sports
Our soccer program has been so successful over these past 15 years, we have added more sports! We will use the same winning formula. Experienced, professional coaches use sports as a vehicle to teach self-confidence, sportsmanship, communication and other socialization skills through FUN games and age appropriate skill exercises.
Growth Mindset
JMG espouses the Growth Mindset v Fixed Mindset philosophy. All children learn and grow differently with different timing. We give personal attention to both child and parent on how to get through those times where it seems that your child is not engaged or emotions are running high.
All children go through this. It is up to us to recognize and understand what is happening to them at every step of their development. We believe that perseverance, grit and communication are the most important things for a child to learn at a young age for healthy development!

Classes

Basketball (B-Wise) 3:30-4:30 – Mondays

K-3rd Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Mondays
4-6th Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Mondays

Course Overview: Have your little ones start learning the basic skills for the fast-paced game of basketball. We'll work on hand eye coordination, proper form and rules of the game. All this while teaching good sportsmanship and teamwork!

Whether it’s school tryouts or travel ball, we aim to increase players' skill levels, confidence and grit on and off the court. JMG's basketball  staff has years of experience playing and coaching at the high school, college and pro level. The pace of our workouts guarantees the maximum amount of repetition in a great learning environment. Our trainers take the time to explain the “when” and the “why” of each move to increase your child's Bball IQ!


Multi Sport – 3:30-4:30 – Thursdays

K-3rd Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Thursdays
4-6th Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Thursdays

Course Overview: Introduce your Little Athlete to the foundation of sports and team play (Soccer, Tee-Ball, and Basketball) in this multi-sport program. We will work on balance, hand-eye coordination with a ball at their feet and in their hands. Games emphasizing listening, memory, numbers, colors and following directions will be taught. But most of all we will play in the land of your child’s imagination and have FUN!!


Volleyball - 3:30-4:30 – Fridays

K-3rd Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Fridays
4-6th Grade - 3:30-4:30 – Fridays

Course Overview: Bump, Set, Spike! Learn the basic fundamentals of Volleyball. Our coaches love creating unique games that not only teach the basic fundamentals and rules of volleyball but also promote leadership, teamwork and communication both on and off the court. This is all in preparation for our 4th-6th grade Hollywood-Wilshire League. Parents are amazed at the progress the teams have made in such a short period of time.