Summer Academic Institute 2021

2020 - 2021
Due to COVID-19 restrictions that impact the UCCS campus, Pre-Collegiate will offer a hybrid Summer Academic Institute in June and July 2021. Programming has been adapted so that we can offer dual enrollment classes, academic and skill-building workshops, and other opportunities for students during this time. Some programming will be conducted in-person, but most sessions will be offered remotely online.

On this webpage, you will find information on workshops, dual enrollment courses, and general resources regarding the Summer Academic Institute 2021.

Upcoming Rising Seniors Events

  • Summer Academic Institute Orientation

    Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    RSVP Deadline: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

    Link to RSVP: https://bit.ly/3m9vCTI

    Workshop Platform: Zoom

    Meeting ID: 955 5961 5797 

    Description: Pre-Collegiate students, as well as their parent(s)/guardians(s), are invited to a virtual orientation to learn about the upcoming 2021 Summer Academic Institute offerings. Information regarding schedules, activities, and classes will be shared and families will have an opportunity to ask questions related to summer programming. Summer Academic Institute is mandatory for rising 10th graders, but not mandatory for rising 11th and 12th graders. All students are strongly encouraged to participate. All students may opt-out of the in-person components if they wish to do so.

     

  • Math Bridge Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2 

    Time: 9 AM - 11 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: Students will practice key math-based skills to strengthen their existing skillsets. Students will complete self-paced activities that will build their skills and will receive feedback from a Master Teacher in math. Students will develop a custom plan of action to prepare for college admissions tests that will help them work test prep into their busy schedules during the summer and academic year.

  • Dual Enrollment INOV 1010 Virtual Class

    Course: INOV 1010: The Innovation Process (3 credit hours)

    Date: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: Overviews the key components in the innovation process and examples of major innovations throughout history. Examines the interdisciplinary nature of innovation. Includes group exercises focused on improving team dynamics, brainstorming, conceptual-block busting and other creativity and problem-solving activities. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures.

  • Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, June 2

    Course: ANTH 1030: Introduction to Biology Anthropology (3 credit hours) 

    Date: Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: Evolution of humanity and its cultures from their beginnings through the early metal ages. Covers human evolution, race, prehistory, and the rise of early civilization. Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. GT-SS3.

  • Math Bridge Virtual Office Hours

    Date: June 11, June 18, June 25, & July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Workshop Platform: Coming soon!

    Meeting ID: Coming soon!

    Note: Additional information coming soon!

  • Scholarship Writing And Practice Interviews Virtual Workshops

    Date: Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 25

    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (Live)

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: Students will use reflections on their experiences, identities, and background to create a draft of a personal essay to submit with scholarship or college applications. This workshop will address key components of writing such as mechanics, voice, and audience. Students who participate in the Scholarship Writing Workshop will receive feedback on their work from faculty members from the UCCS Department of English. Students will also have an opportunity to receive a practice interview that would be applicable for scholarship or college admissions purposes.

  • Dual Enrollment COMM 1020 Virtual Class

    Course: COMM 1020: Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)

    Date: Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, July 30

    Time: 10:50 AM – 1:30 PM MDT

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: A lecture-discussion approach to communication theory and its applications in everyday communication. Intended to give students a point of view and certain basic knowledge that will help them become better communicators regardless of their fields of specialization. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior.

     

  • Music and Lyrics Virtual Classes

    Date: Wednesday, June 23 - Saturday, June 26

    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: This workshop will take a look at the best song lyrics from the past and present, and discover what makes them great. It will give students an opportunity to write their own versions of songs, and create new lyrics. There will also be an opportunity to present/perform their lyrics. 

     

  • Summer Academic Institute In-Person On-Campus Day

    Date: Monday, June 28

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Delivery Method: In-person with social distancing guidelines.

    Description: Campus tour from tour from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, Completing the Common Application from 9:30 to 10:30 am, 10:30 to 11:30 Group Introductions and Team Building.

    Expectations: Any In-person components will require a UCCS Wellness Check the day you will be coming to campus. You will also be expected to follow all campus rules and guidelines regarding wearing of a face covering and adhering to physical distancing and area hygiene.

    Additional Note: Optional for all, Recommended for students who have never had a UCCS Campus Tour and who are comfortable attending. Limited to 30 students per grade level.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

  • Summer Academic Institute Virtual Conference

    Dates & Times: Tuesday, June 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Wednesday, June 30 from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM (students choose their preferred date)

    Delivery Method: Zoom

    Description: Open to all students participating in the Summer Academic Institute. All sessions are the same on both days. Students will participate in breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from: Jobs connected to Pathway, Information for student athletes pursuing their sport in college/professionally, Mental health, School/work/life balance, and Scholarships 101.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

Upcoming Rising Juniors Events

  • Summer Academic Institute Orientation

    Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    RSVP Deadline: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

    Link to RSVP: https://bit.ly/3m9vCTI

    Workshop Platform: Zoom

    Meeting ID: 955 5961 5797 

    Description: Pre-Collegiate students, as well as their parent(s)/guardians(s), are invited to a virtual orientation to learn about the upcoming 2021 Summer Academic Institute offerings. Information regarding schedules, activities, and classes will be shared and families will have an opportunity to ask questions related to summer programming. Summer Academic Institute is mandatory for rising 10th graders, but not mandatory for rising 11th and 12th graders. All students are strongly encouraged to participate. All students may opt-out of the in-person components if they wish to do so.

  • Math Bridge Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2 

    Time: 9 AM - 11 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: Students will practice key math-based skills to strengthen their existing skillsets. Students will complete self-paced activities that will build their skills and will receive feedback from a Master Teacher in math. Students will develop a custom plan of action to prepare for college admissions tests that will help them work test prep into their busy schedules during the summer and academic year.

  • Unite Drone In-Person Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7 and Friday, June 11

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location: UCCS Campus

    Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, US

    Workshop capacity: 20 students

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Dual Enrollment INOV 1010 Virtual Class

    Course: INOV 1010: The Innovation Process (3 credit hours)

    Date: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: Overviews the key components in the innovation process and examples of major innovations throughout history. Examines the interdisciplinary nature of innovation. Includes group exercises focused on improving team dynamics, brainstorming, conceptual-block busting and other creativity and problem-solving activities. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Inclusiveness (Global/Diversity); Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures.

  • Dual Enrollment ANTH 1030 Virtual Class

    Course: ANTH 1030: Introduction to Biology Anthropology (3 credit hours) 

    Date: Tuesday, June 8 to Friday, July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: Evolution of humanity and its cultures from their beginnings through the early metal ages. Covers human evolution, race, prehistory, and the rise of early civilization. Approved for LAS Natural Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Physical and Natural World. GT-SS3.

  • Math Bridge Virtual Office Hours

    Date: June 11, June 18, June 25, & July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Workshop Platform: Coming soon!

    Meeting ID: Coming soon!

    Note: Additional information coming soon!

  • Dual Enrollment COMM 1020 Virtual Class

    Course: COMM 1020: Interpersonal Communication (3 credit hours)

    Date: Tuesday, June 15 - Friday, July 30

    Time: 10:50 AM – 1:30 PM MDT

    Course Delivery: Remote, live sessions (MDT zone)

    Course Description: A lecture-discussion approach to communication theory and its applications in everyday communication. Intended to give students a point of view and certain basic knowledge that will help them become better communicators regardless of their fields of specialization. Approved for LAS Social Science area requirement. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Society, Health and Behavior.

  • Music and Lyrics Virtual Classes

    Date: Wednesday, June 23 - Friday, June 25

    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: This workshop will take a look at the best song lyrics from the past and present, and discover what makes them great. It will give students an opportunity to write their own versions of songs, and create new lyrics. There will also be an opportunity to present/perform their lyrics. 

  • Summer Academic Institute In-Person On-Campus Day

    Date: Monday, June 28

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location: UCCS Campus

    Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, US

    Delivery Method: In-person with social distancing guidelines.

    Description: Campus tour from tour from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, Completing the Common Application from 9:30 to 10:30 am, 10:30 to 11:30 Group Introductions and Team Building.

    Expectations: Any In-person components will require a UCCS Wellness Check the day you will be coming to campus. You will also be expected to follow all campus rules and guidelines regarding wearing of a face covering and adhering to physical distancing and area hygiene.

    Additional Note: Optional for all, Recommended for students who have never had a UCCS Campus Tour and who are comfortable attending. Limited to 30 students per grade level.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

  • Summer Academic Institute Virtual Conference

    Dates & Times: Tuesday, June 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Wednesday, June 30 from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM (students choose their preferred date)

    Delivery Method: Zoom

    Description: Open to all students participating in the Summer Academic Institute. All sessions are the same on both days. Students will participate in breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from: Jobs connected to Pathway, Information for student athletes pursuing their sport in college/professionally, Mental health, School/work/life balance, and Scholarships 101.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

Upcoming Rising Sophomores Events

  • Summer Academic Institute Orientation

    Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    RSVP Deadline: Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

    Link to RSVP: https://bit.ly/3m9vCTI

    Workshop Platform: Zoom

    Meeting ID: 955 5961 5797 

    Description: Pre-Collegiate students, as well as their parent(s)/guardians(s), are invited to a virtual orientation to learn about the upcoming 2021 Summer Academic Institute offerings. Information regarding schedules, activities, and classes will be shared and families will have an opportunity to ask questions related to summer programming. Summer Academic Institute is mandatory for rising 10th graders, but not mandatory for rising 11th and 12th graders. All students are strongly encouraged to participate. All students may opt-out of the in-person components if they wish to do so.

  • Unite Virtual Orientation

    Date: Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 20

    Time: Coming soon!

    Workshop Platform: Coming soon!

    Meeting ID: Coming soon!

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Exploration & Future Vision Virtual Workshop

    Date: Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom

    Meeting ID: Coming soon!

    Expectations: Students can expect to spend an additional 2 hours working on assignments related to the Zoom components of this workshop.

    Description: In this live remote workshop, students will reflect on how their identities, interests, and skills may shape their academic and professional futures. With guidance from the PreCollegiate team, students will complete self-paced activities to explore potential future academic, personal, and career goals, and the steps they may need to take to get there.

     

  • Math Bridge Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7 - Friday, July 2 

    Time: 9 AM - 11 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: Students will practice key math-based skills to strengthen their existing skillsets. Students will complete self-paced activities that will build their skills and will receive feedback from a Master Teacher in math. Students will develop a custom plan of action to prepare for college admissions tests that will help them work test prep into their busy schedules during the summer and academic year.

  • Unite Career Exploration Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

    Time:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Description: Rising 10th grade students selected for the Engineering and Technology pathway, are invited to participate in the engineering exploration program. This is an opportunity to explore different engineering fields!

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Unite Code Combat Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

    Time:  12:15 AM - 12:45 PM

    Description: Rising 10th grade students selected for the Engineering and Technology pathway, are invited to participate in the engineering exploration program. This is an opportunity to explore different engineering fields!

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Unite Arduino Virtual Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

    Time:  1:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Description: Rising 10th grade students selected for the Engineering and Technology pathway, are invited to participate in the engineering exploration program. This is an opportunity to explore different engineering fields!

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Math Bridge Virtual Office Hours

    Date: June 11, June 18, June 25, & July 2

    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Workshop Platform: Coming soon!

    Meeting ID: Coming soon!

    Note: Additional information coming soon!

  • Unite Drone In-Person Workshop

    Date: Monday, June 14 and Friday, June 18

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM

    Location: UCCS Campus

    Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, US

    Delivery Method: In-person with social distancing guidelines.

    Note: For more information please contact Vicki Taylor at vtaylor5@uccs.edu.

  • Music and Lyrics Virtual Classes

    Date: Wednesday, June 23 - Friday, June 25

    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Workshop Platform: Zoom & Canvas

    Description: This workshop will take a look at the best song lyrics from the past and present, and discover what makes them great. It will give students an opportunity to write their own versions of songs, and create new lyrics. There will also be an opportunity to present/perform their lyrics. 

  • Summer Academic Institute In-Person On-Campus Day

    Date: Monday, June 28

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location: UCCS Campus

    Address: 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, US

    Delivery Method: In-person with social distancing guidelines.

    Description: Campus tour from tour from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, Completing the Common Application from 9:30 to 10:30 am, 10:30 to 11:30 Group Introductions and Team Building.

    Expectations: Any In-person components will require a UCCS Wellness Check the day you will be coming to campus. You will also be expected to follow all campus rules and guidelines regarding wearing of a face covering and adhering to physical distancing and area hygiene.

    Additional Note: Optional for all, Recommended for students who have never had a UCCS Campus Tour and who are comfortable attending. Limited to 30 students per grade level.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

  • Summer Academic Institute Virtual Conference

    Dates & Times: Tuesday, June 29 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM or Wednesday, June 30 from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM (students choose their preferred date)

    Delivery Method: Zoom

    Description: Open to all students participating in the Summer Academic Institute. All sessions are the same on both days. Students will participate in breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from: Jobs connected to Pathway, Information for student athletes pursuing their sport in college/professionally, Mental health, School/work/life balance, and Scholarships 101.

    RSVP Deadline: Coming soon!

    RSVP Link: Coming soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Summer Academic Institute (SAI)?
Am I required to participate in the 2021 Summer Academic Institute?
What is the cost to students to participate?
What dual enrollment courses are offered during SAI?
Do I have to purchase my textbooks?
If I receive academic accommodations in my high school classes, will I receive those same accommodations in my college classes?
How do I see my grades at the end of the summer?
How do I request my transcripts at the end of the summer?
Is transportation provided for in-person events?
Can I park anywhere on campus for the in-person events?