Summer 2021 Program

**Workshops subject to change**

Monday

Engineering Projects
Advance Computer Science, Video Gaming, Applied Mathematics, & Engineering Design at Samueli Academy

Tuesday

Guest Speakers & Life Skills Workshops Guest speakers from STEM Professions, Colleges, Businesses, and Community leaders 

Wednesday

Year 1 STEM Research Paper -

Scholars research and present STEM subjects and interests 

Year 2 Educational Business Plan-

 Scholars research universities (cost, programs, statistics), Scholarships to be better informed come graduation

Thursday

KHAN Academy SAT/ACT Prep
  Advanced Writing, Mathematics Tutoring, and College Essay Guy Workshops and Activities

friday

Science Fridays Workshops spotlighting different STEM/ biomedical careers, including guest speakers, workshops, and mentors from our partners at Edwards Lifesciences

What Commitment Means

Time Management

60 workshops a year

Summer:

Monday-Friday

for 8 weeks 

Fall and Spring:

2 Saturdays a Month

Special Event:

class time TBD

Attendance

Mandatory attendance for class workshops, study trips, and class meetings. You are asked to dedicate around 200 hours and attend 60 different workshops per year.

Participation 

 100% participation with interacting with guest speakers, workshops, activities, and projects 

Personal Investment

You are investing 2 Years and 2 Summers to set your path to reach your goals.

College to Career Readiness 

STEM Program Time Line

10th GRADE RECRUITMENT

  •  Meet with High School Counselors to start the selection of students for the next cycle 

  • Distribute information to Counselors, Math & Science Teachers

  • Conduct Information Sessions for all the schools 

  • Distribute Application 

  • Interview and select participants for the program

  • Select Summer Staff Assignments 

12th GRADE SUMMER

  • Eligible students receive laptop and stipend
     

  • Educational Goal Setting: University Application Process, Study Trips, Entrance Planning, Financial Aid, Alumni/Recruiter presentations 
     

  • College Readiness: University options, applications, Personal Essay, and Portfolio Development 

  • Educational Business Plan:

    • Create professional College  profile

    • Build a resume

    • Construct 10 essays 

    • Research and select top 10 Colleges and Scholarships

    • Obtain 2 letters of recommendation 

    • Design Contact Card 

    • Implementation plan

  • Parent Workshops 

11th GRADE SUMMER

  • KHAN Academy SAT/ACT online assignments and College preparation 

  • Personal Development: Business Etiquette, Dress for Success, & Academic Ethics

  • Science and Engineering workshops

  • STEM Research paper 

  • STEM Career Awareness: Study Trips to Science-based Industries, Entrepreneurial aspects of the Sciences, Business Aspects of the Sciences

  • Parent Workshops 

12th GRADE SCHOOL YEAR

  • Follow implementation plan

    •  Complete college and scholarship applications 

    • Edit and submit essays

    • Complete FAFSA application 
       

  • STEM Workshops and Guest Speakers
     

  • College Readiness: University options, applications

  • Parent Workshops 

  • Professional Development Workshops

    • Soft Skills ​

    • LinkedIn

    • Leadership

  • Financial Aid package comparisons ​

  • Final College selections ​

  • GRADUATION 

11th GRADE  SCHOOL YEAR

  • KHAN Academy SAT/ACT online assignments and College preparation 

  • STEM Career Awareness: Study Trips to Science-based Industries, Entrepreneurial aspects of the Sciences, Business Aspects of the Sciences
     

  • Educational Development

  • $500-$800 Stipend 

  • STEM Project and activities

  • Alumni and AISS partners networking 

  • Parent Workshops 

GRADUATE SUMMER
  • Scholarship Applications and Grants follow-up
     

  • Evaluation of University Admittance and Financial Aid Packages

  • Selection of Edwards Scholars

  • Recruit Alumni Advisors 

 
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