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Registration Opens March 1 for Summer Academies!

Sacramento Promise Zone

Highlight #024, March 2017

March 2017 by Alphonse Wilfred & Patricia Colon, Jobs/Economic Development & Education VISTAs

The Summer Academies for High School Students returns for a sixth year at Sacramento State. Registration opens Wednesday, March 1.

The weeklong academies run June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. Students will explore different careers with hands-on activities, work with professors in the laboratory, and go behind the scenes with industry professionals as well as getting introduced to college life. The cost for the courses ranges from $275-$375 in total. Some of the courses offered include:

  • Coding: Students will learn the basics of computer programming to begin an exciting path in coding or computer science. Students will gain a solid understanding of how programming languages are used to build applications.

  • Engineering & Robotics: Students get the chance to build and program their own personalized robot! Students will also be challenged to design and build a popsicle stick bridge and compete to see whose bridge can support the most load.

  • Health Careers 101: Students get the chance to explore traditional and nontraditional health professions, earn a CPR certificate and learn the daily duties of paramedics.

  • Theater & Performing Arts: Students can explore the dramatic world of performing arts! They will be able to hone their acting and dance skills to gain a competitive edge for their next audition while learning about future opportunities in the arts.

For more information on the Summer Academies for High School Students and to see videos and photos of past summer academies, please visit


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