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University of Colorado Denver

Center for Pre-Collegiate
 

Pre-Collegiate Development Program

Summer Component


Two-week Academic Program

PCDP will offer a two-week summer session for sophomores at the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Campus. Participation is required of all tenth grade students. The objectives of the program are:

  • To get students acclimated to a college environment;
  • To introduce students to the rigor of college life;
  • To prepare students for college; and 
  • To increase the students cultural awareness and appreciation of the arts.

NOTE: Summer sessions consist of all-day activities, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, five days per week, for two weeks.


Five-week Academic Program

PCDP will offer a five-week summer session for juniors, at the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Campus. Participation in this summer experience is limited to and required of eleventh grade students who will have participated in the Program's academic year activities. The objectives of the summer component are:

  • To get students acclimated to a college environment;
  • To introduce students to the rigor of college life;
  • To enhance the students' academic skills in mathematics, sciences, writing, and computers;
  • To provide students the opportunity to enroll in a college level course; and
  • To increase the students' cultural awareness and appreciation of the arts.
  • NOTE: Summer sessions consist of all-day activities, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, five days per week, for five weeks.


    Services and Activities

    Curriculum:

    All sophomores will be required to participate in a two-week summer session. They will take introductory courses in the following areas.

    • ACT Mathematics Preparation
    • Reading/Writing
    • Ethnic Literature
    • Computers(Computer Literacy and Computer Applications)

    All juniors are required to participate in the five-week summer session. Students will be required to take classes in each of the following areas: mathematics, sciences, and senior seminar. In addition, juniors will be enrolled in a three-credit college core course and have the opportunity to take a college multi-media, engineering, or education course. The curriculum for the 2011 five-week summer session will be:

    • Mathematics (Algebra III & IV, Trigonometry and Calculus)
    • English Core Composition (College Level)
    • Sciences (AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics I & II)
    • Senior Seminar

    Teaching Assistants will monitor the students' progress and provide individualized and group tutorial assistance to students throughout the summer sessions.

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