AISS helped me recognize the significance of research which has allowed me to pursue research during my undergraduate and medical studies. AISS also supported me during high school to follow my dreams.

                                       -Alison Truong '07

Our Program

College to Career

STEM Program

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
     

  • Interview and select participants for the program
     

  • Send in request for the use of Community Facility for the Summer 
     

  • Select Summer Staff Assignments
     

  • Staff planning

11th GRADE SUMMER

  • SAT/ACT preparation 
     

  • $500-$800 Stipend 
     

  • Personal Development: Grooming, Manners, Business Etiquette, Dress for Success, Academic Ethics, Roberts Rules of Order
     

  • Scientific Calculator assignment and training
     

  • Science and Engineering Seminars: Civil, Mechanical, computer, Electronic, Environmental, Architectural, Architecture, Biology, Science Careers, MD Requirements, Nursing, Chiropractic Medicine, Genetics, Chemistry, Natural Biology.

11th GRADE SATURDAYS

  • SAT/ACT Advance Preparaton 
     

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

  • Educational Development: Science and Engineering Seminars: Civil, Mechanical, computer, Electronic, Environmental, Architectural, Architecture, Biology, Science Careers, MD Requirements, Nursing, Chiropractic Medicine, Genetics, Chemistry, Natural Biology

  • Advanced SAT/ACT Preparation
     

  • Elligible tudents receive laptop and stipend
     

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

  • College Readiness: Choosing the Right University, Personal Essay and Portfolio Development 
     

  • Educational Development: Marine Biology Research and Project Writing a Scientific Paper/Powerpoint 
    Presentation, Advanced Scientific Topics

    •  Scientific Topics: Lasers and Optics, Nuclear Energy, Internet Research, Cell Regeneration, Outer Space Findings.

12th GRADE SATURDAYS

  • College Readiness: University Portfolio Completion, University Study Trips, Submission of University Applications, Submission of Student Grants Applications, Scholarship Portfolio Completion, Scholarship Research, Submission of Scholarship Applications

GRADUATE SUMMER

  • Scholarship Applications and Grants follow-up
     

  • Evaluation of University Admittance and Financial Aid Packages
     

  • Selection of University to attend

8 Week Summer Session Schedule

Classes are from Monday to Friday from 1 PM to 4:30 PM

AISS assisted me in reaching and finding my true potential. Through their assistance I was able to apply to many universities and get access to the tools needed to make the transition easy. Beyond this, AISS has been a great way for me to network and learn about many different fields in Science.

                     -Salma Bahadarakhann '07

MONDAY

Guest Speaker Program

Past Speakers:

  • Western Digital

  • Assistant Superintendent of SAUSD

  • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 

 

TUESDAY

Such as:

  • Edwards Lifesciences

  • Google

 

Visit Business

and

Industry Sites

WEDNESDAY

Science Lectures, Writing Science Reports, and Oral Reports by Students

THURSDAY

SAT and ACT Study Programs

FRIDAY

UC Irvine Science Labs Program with Dr. Debra Mauzy-Melitz

Requirements for Scholar Applicants

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.5

  • Letters of recommendation (math & science teachers)

  • Student and parent agreement to attend up to 50 seminars a year

  • Eligible for federal free lunch program

  • Willing to commit to a 2-yr program beginning in the 11th grade

12th GRADE SPRING/SUMMER

GRADUATE SUMMER

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