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Summer School Options



UCI Writing Project - a step-by-step approach to writing: prewriting, precomposing, writing, sharing, revising, editing and evaluating for middle school.  Also offers a college preparatory writing workshop for high school students.

Saddleback College for Kids - Saddleback offers brusher ups on Math courses as well as a Study Skills course.  Math options include Math (6th graders), Pre-algebra (accelerated 6th graders, basic math for 7th and 8th graders), and a Pre-Geometry option (for 7th/8th graders).  Summer 2016 options will be available soon.

2017 Summer School Options - Health and CCP options for rising 9th graders.  Also Geometry for 9th graders who want to accelerate their math sequence for high school may be available.  A summer Geometry course is an accelerated 1 year course taken over a summer so is not recommended for most students who have just completed Algebra.  It is geared more toward students remediating Geometry.

UCI Gifted Students Summer Program - A series of educational experiences for academically gifted students.  This is an intensive summer program for gifted middle school students. Participants select courses in each of the major subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies and the arts and may attend as a commuter student or reside on campus in the UCI residence halls.

STEM for Middle Schoolers at Brown University - Science for middle schoolers - SPARK is a two-week residential science program for curious middle school students who seek to:

  • Immerse themselves in the exciting interdisciplinary STEM subjects
  • Gain the foundations necessary for further success in science and engineering
  • Spend two full weeks at Brown University with like-minded students from around the world

UC Berkeley SPEAR Middle School Academy - SPEAR is a holistic six-week summer program designed to foster the academic, mental, and physical development of middle school students. Through our rigorous curriculum, students will practice the skills and mindset necessary for academic success. They will take courses in mathematics, science, writing, foreign languages, and will foster a body-mind connection through practicing dance, yoga, martial arts and other activities.

Envision Junior National Leaders Conference -  The Junior National Young Leaders Conference helps students develop leadership skills, while having the educational experience of a lifetime.  This program includes an exclusive visit to the US Capitol’s Floor of the House, as well as hands-on activities that bring the concepts and skills of effective leadership to life.

New York Film Academy Summer Camps for Teens and Kids - Camp individual focus areas may include acting, filmmaking, screenwriting, journalism, photography, musical theatre, video game design, music video or 3D animation.  Camps take place in many locations including New York City; Los Angeles, CA; Disney Studios in Orlando; South Beach in Miami, Florida; Harvard University in Boston; Paris, France; Florence, Italy; Sydney and the Gold Coast, Australia.

Duke University Summer Honors Institute for Middle School Students - Designed for students from around the world who wish to excel academically and accelerate their learning over the summer, the Honors Institute for Middle School Students is a 3-week, non-credit-bearing program.  This international and elite program challenges young students to explore advanced topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within a supportive academic and residential environment.  

A+ Summer School for Rising 6-8th Graders - A one week program held on a choice of campuses in California including Stanford University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and also at Washington DC's Georgetown University. 

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