Colorado Springs Middle School Programs

Colorado Springs

Middle School Programs

Middle School Programs

Workshops

Workshops are opportunities for Pre-Collegiate middle school scholars to learn and practice skills related to academic success, for example: time management, note-taking, and prioritizing tasks. Workshops also cover concepts and skills related to life leading up to and during high school, for instance, social-emotional awareness, communication, and leadership.

Program Details:

  • Workshop activities are created under the supervision of Pre-Collegiate professional staff and often in collaboration with campus and community partners.
    • Workshops are facilitated by a team of Program Coaches.
  • All workshops occur on the UCCS campus one Friday per month, during school hours.
    • There are also two optional Saturday morning workshops during the Spring semester
  • The workshops are scheduled by grade-level cohorts, but, at least twice per academic year, scholars from the 7th and 8th grade cohorts are brought together for combined workshops and collaborative activities.

Recommendation Form

The teacher must teach one of the following content areas: English/Literature, Math, Science, or Social Studies. Students must share the link with their recommending teacher.


Student Recommitment Form

  • Completed Recommitment Form – Scholars who are transitioning from the Middle School Pre-Collegiate Development Program into the High School Development Program must submit a Recommitment Form.
     
  • Fall and Spring Grade Report Students will submit grade reports to pcdp@uccs.edu. We will accept official transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or a screenshot of learning management systems (ex: Power School, Infinite Campus, Schoology, etc.) The grade report must show the student's name and the date of the report.

Application Process

  • Completed Application – The online application should be completed after attending an information session. 
     
  • Writing Sample or Essay - Students must submit either a writing sample or an essay by email to pcdp@uccs.edu.
    • Writing Sample - Submissions should be approximately one typed page or two handwritten pages and may be from any class or content area (e.g., book report, research paper, personal narrative, or speech). Samples must have been previously submitted to a teacher for a grade within the past year.  
    • Personal Essay -The essay should be between 150 and 200 words (approx.1 typed page) on your interpretation of our motto: “Explore, Dream, Achieve”. Submit work that is generally free of errors, such as typos, improper grammar, misspellings, and punctuation errors.  
       
  • Grade Report - Students must email a recent grade report to pcdp@uccs.edu. We accept official transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or screenshots of learning management systems (e.g., Power School, Infinite Campus, Schoology, etc.). The grade report must show the student's name and the date of the report. 
     
  • One Recommendation from a Teacher – A recommending teacher must teach one of the core content areas, such as English/Literature, Math, Science, or Social Studies. Students should share the link to our application page with their recommending teacher, or the teacher may email individual letters to pcdp@uccs.edu.   
     
  • Personal Interview – Students must participate in a 10-minute, in-person interview with Pre-Collegiate staff. Interviews will be scheduled during the school day at the student’s school or students may arrange to visit our office outside of normal school hours. 
     
  • We accept new student applications from August 1st to December 15th each year. Please complete a Program Interest Survey, and we will contact you when we begin accepting applications for the next academic year.

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