Three School of Education Summer Youth Programs served 2,285 youth during the months of June, July, and August.
COSMOS: California State Summer School for Math & Science
Introduced by the Center for Educational Partnerships in 2000, COSMOS 2018 provided 180 high school students with a four-week residential program featuring STEM lectures and labs taught by UCI faculty and colleagues. Featuring hands-on experimentation, COSMOS instructors guide students in producing a scientific/engineering project drawn from subject matter in one of the nine COSMOS clusters:
Gifted Students Academy (GSA)
This summer 320 students, grades 1-10, participated in the Gifted Students Academy, a program designed to meet the unique academic needs of the gifted. Combining intellectual challenges, creativity, and reflective thinking activities, GSA fosters self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. Students in grades 1-3 and 4-8 select courses in the areas of math, science, language arts, social studies, and the arts, offered in one-week modules over a four-week period. Students in grades 4-8 were able to reside on the UCI campus for an immersive experience on college life. In July, 20 students from China and 20 students from South Korea attended the GSA customized program for International students, socializing in the evening with the 320 students from grades 1-8.
UCIWP Summer Youth Program
Established in 1984, the UCI Writing Project Summer Youth Program enrolled 1,745 K-11 students in the program's 22 summer offerings on five different campuses. In addition to the Young Writers Workshops, Math Science Workshops, and Afterschool Art & Sports and Fitness, which run in three week blocks, the Summer Youth Program offered a week of SAT Writing Preparation and introduced Digital Storytelling, College Admissions Essay Writing, Public Speaking & Debate, AP Language and Composition Preparation, and PSAT Preparation. Since its inception, the Summer Youth Program has engaged over 35,000 youth during the summer months.