Summer Academic Institute

Summer Academic Institute  The Summer Academic Institute is an annual program for students to prepare for college-level learning and to earn college credit! Courses are designed to provide students with skills and tools to be successful in the Summer Academic Institute, as well as in their school setting. All credit-bearing courses offered are worth 3 credit hours through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

RISING SENIOR SAI INFORMATION 2014
**Please read ALL of the information and details below!

  • All students MUST apply and be accepted to participate in the 2014 SAI
    • Rising Seniors (current juniors) have the opportunity to choose between two tracks of study:
      • Traditional (T) Track - communication focus
      • STEM (S) Track - math/science focus
    • Each student must select which Track they would prefer (T or S) and acceptance will be provided on a first come, first serve basis - space is limited in each track
  • All accepted students will take ID 1030: Fundamentals of Written and Oral Communication
    • Includes scholarship essay writing
    • Apply to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
      • Most students will have a letter indicating acceptance to UCCS by the completion of the Institute!
  • PLEASE NOTE: this year, there are no scholarship funds for participants.
    • Students must apply to participate
    • Complete all necessary requirements
    • Pay the tuition cost on the date of SAI registration
      • $206.00 per 3.0 credit hours = $618.00 total due for 9.0 credit hours, SAI 2014
  • This year we are offering an ALEKS Math-Bridge workshop for ALL accepted students (see table below for details)!
    • This workshop focuses on individual strengths/weaknesses in the area of mathematics
    • Curriculum is designed individually to help each student reach their full potential in mathematics

SAI 2014 COURSE SCHEDULE AND DETAILS

DATE TIME COURSE TITLE/NUMBER COURSE DESCRIPTION & DETAILS CREDIT HOURS
T TRACK & S TRACK - MANDATORY CORE
JUNE 9-13 8AM-5PM ID 1030 - Fundamentals of Written and Oral Communication Fundamentals of written and oral communication necessary for undergraduate academic success. The course focuses on three related components: strategies for writing expository essays; basic conventions of standard written English and oral communication competency. Enrolled students are participants in the pre-collegiate program at UCCS.

*No textbook required
3.0
T TRACK - TRADITIONAL
JUNE 16-27 8AM-12PM COMM 1020 - Interpersonal Communication This course will introduce you to communication theory and its application in everyday communication. This course will offer students a variety of activities to engage different learning styles for different learners (visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, etc.) and balance subjective/objective evaluation techniques (writing and exams). There are four domains of communication competency that will be covered in this course: 1-Cognitive (knowing) 2-Behavioral (doing/skill building) 3-Affective (feeling) and 4-Ethical (valuing).

*Textbook provided by PCDP
3.0
JUNE 16-27 1PM-5PM COMM 2010 - Oral Communication in the Workplace Designed to develop and enhance individual oral communication skills and competencies, for practical use, in various business and professional settings. Course includes four main components: 1) Basics of Business Communication 2) Interpersonal skills and strategies
3) Working in groups and 4) Preparing and delivering effective business presentations.

*Textbook provided by PCDP
3.0
S TRACK - STEM
JUNE 16-27 8AM-12PM
MATH 1040
- College Algebra

**Prerequisite: Must take College Algebra Placement Test. Students accepted into the S Track will be provided with more details and instructions to complete the assessment.
A study of algebraic equations and inequalities. Comprehension of the underlying algebraic structures will be stressed as well as appropriate algebraic skills. Study will include polynomials, rational, radical, and exponenetial, as well as systems of equations/inequalities.

*No textbook required
3.0
JUNE 16-27 1PM-5PM PES 1000 - Physics in Everyday Life A non-mathematical overview of physics and how it affects our everyday life. Topics to be included are balancing and equilibrium, tornadoes, weather patterns, circus balancing acts, air conditioners,musical instruments and other interesting applications of physics. Recommended for students with no science or mathematics background.

*Textbook provided by CSTEME
3.0
T TRACK & S TRACK - BONUS WEEK
JULY 7-11 8AM-12PM ALEKS Math Bridge Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a math-related course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics they are most ready to learn. ALEKS will help students develop and enhance their mathematical skills through this individually-designed curriculum.
Visit the ALEKS website for more details and tutorials: www.aleks.com

*No textbook required
No Credit

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONS

In order to participate in the 2014 SAI you must:

  • Be a current participant of the Pre-Collegiate Development Programs
  • Be a current high school junior
  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 2.50
  • Have completed (or have a scheduled testing date) the ACT assessment at least one time during the fall 2013 semester

If you meet these qualifications, CONGRATULATIONS, you are eligible to apply to the 2014 PCDP Summer Academic Institute.

The Application Deadline has Passed (January 31, 2014).

If you have any questions about your application or The SAI please feel free to contact us.

Phone: (719) 255 - 3239

Email:  pcdp@uccs.edu