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Our Summer Academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and activities that support college planning.

The Bridge Program Summer Academy is held from mid-June to mid-July for students in grades 9 through 10. Classes meet weekly from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All classes, workshops and laboratory activities will be held on the UMSL campus in various laboratories and academic classrooms.

  1. Academic Skills Workshops Include Math, Science and Writing:
    Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.

  2. Career Development Workshops:
    Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan.

Program Requirements

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9th-10th. (8th grade students ineligible for Summer Academy participation)
  • All applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application, recommendation letter and high school transcript.
  • All applicants should be enrolled in or have completed Algebra.
  • All participants must agree to meet attendance, performance and behavior requirements for successful completion of the Academy.
  • All participants are expected to complete assigned tasks and fully participate in class activities to meet program requirements.
  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in a St. Louis metropolitan area high school.

Note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.





Application Process

The following documents must be submitted to the Bridge Program Office by the application deadline date.

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Important Dates

 

Program Meeting Dates

Weekly, Monday through Friday, from June 18 through July 13, 2018.