Archive for March, 2022

Online research program for high-schoolers

March 23, 2022 Leave a comment

Pioneer Academics is an international program which connects high-school students with university professors to conduct guided research in their fields of interest. The program is now accepting applications for summer 2022.

I haven’t done a lot to vet this program, so you should do your due diligence to see if it’s a fit for your child. Their website talks a lot about how good Pioneer Academics will look on college applications, but they also seem to have a genuine interest in giving students the opportunity to do formal research — something that can be elusive for high-school students.

If you want to learn more, your best bet is to sign up for an information session. Applications to the summer program are due by April 10.

Tuition for this online-only program is $6,450. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Summer programs at Georgia Tech

March 4, 2022 Leave a comment

Georgia Tech has opened registration for its online and in-person summer programs.

Summer STEAM Whistle Workshops will be offered as an online-only option. These are one-week courses during June and July for students who will be rising into grades 6 through 12. Middle-school courses vary, but have an emphasis on coding and robotics. Only one course, an introduction to computer animation, is offered for high school students.

The Summer P.E.A.K.S. program is scheduled to be held in person, with classes for students rising to grades 2 through 12. Programming is listed separately for elementary school, middle school, and high school students.

Categories: Summer programs

University of West Georgia summer camps for grades 3 to 12 now registering

March 2, 2022 Leave a comment

[An update to last month’s post about summer programs at the University of West Georgia]

UWG has opened registration for the day camps it will offer this summer.

Academic camps for students rising to grades 6 through 12 are listed in the UWG registration system.

In addition, UWG will host West Georgia Youth Science & Technology camps for students rising to grades 3 through 7.

Categories: Summer programs