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Academic Talent Development Program

The Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) offers rigorous and challenging academic courses during the summer for highly motivated, high-achieving students. Students completing Grades 7-11 attend Secondary Division (SD) courses on the Berkeley campus, taking six-week accelerated and enrichment classes. The Elementary Division (ED), held at a local school for three weeks, is for students completing Grades K-6

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Alliance for Collaborative Change in School Systems (ACCESS)

A partnership program of UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and Bay Area school districts, ACCESS provides ongoing professional development in mathematics for teachers and administrative staff for grades 6-12; site-based coaching and assistance to teachers in developing and implementing challenging standard-based mathematics curricula, and in-class instructional support to students, helping them develop the motivation, mathematical knowledge, and problem-solving skills they need in order to competitively prepare for four-year colleges and careers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

ArtsBridge

ArtsBridge is the arts education outreach program at UC Berkeley. Its mission is to help redress the scarcity of arts education for California youth by providing hands-on arts instruction in Bay Area public schools, with particular focus on schools identified as low performing. ArtsBridge provides scholarships to UC Berkeley arts students to travel to local K-12 schools and conduct hands-on workshops in visual art, dance, drama, music, video, digital art and more.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP)

Since 1983, the Bay Area Mathematics Project (BAMP) has offered inspiring professional learning opportunities for K-12 mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Napa counties. Specializing in support for Common Core implementation and preparation for the new Smarter Balanced assessments, BAMP has a particular focus on equity and supporting English learners. As one of the 19 California Mathematics Project (CMP) sites supported by the State of California and administered by the University of California Office of the President. BAMP increasingly draws strength from increased collaboration with county offices and other CMP sites around the state.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Bay Area Science Project

A teacher leadership network committed to quality science education that is equitable and accessible for all students, and is based on research, sound teaching strategies, and teachers' experience of effective classroom practice; teacher professional development resources include Saturday seminars, summer institutes; Web site includes online links to nearly a dozen sites containing curricula and lesson plans.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Bay Area Writing Project

The BAY AREA WRITING PROJECT, based at the University of California, Berkeley, is an organization of, by, and for teachers of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines, dedicated to improving the teaching and uses of writing through a variety of programs–both on the university campus and in the schools of the Bay Area.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Berkeley Alliance

The Berkeley Alliance is a nonprofit partnership between the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Unified School District, and the broader Berkeley community. The Alliance strengthens collaborative efforts among the partners; connects individuals, families, organizations, and institutions; synthesizes and mobilizes local resources; and develops creative solutions to address critical community issues.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (BBAY)

A summer camp opportunity for all current middle school students (those who will be entering 7th through entering 9th grades as of summer 2013). Students will have access to the world-class resources of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in an engaging and age-appropriate summer camp called Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY!).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Berkeley United in Literacy Development (BUILD)

BUILD is one of the largest reading programs in the East Bay, with Cal student mentor teams providing one-to-one literacy support at 22 after school locations in Oakland and Berkeley. The UC Berkeley Public Service Center partners with the schools, after-school programs and summer programs to provide paid UC Berkeley students as trained literacy tutors for K-8 youth in Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Berkeley World Language Project

The central mission of the BWLP is to provide professional learning programs that meet the needs of language educators in its service region that includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano counties. The site offers a tiered program to strengthen participants’ academic content knowledge and content-specific pedagogical skills including technology in order to promote student learning and achievement. Additionally, the site offers a program to build leadership skills that will allow teachers to become leaders at their schools as well as program leaders with BWLP. The programs provide multiple paths of entry designed to accommodate the varied backgrounds and experiences of teachers of World Languages, English Language Learners, and Heritage Language Learners.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Berkeley YMCA/EAOP Scholars (Y-Scholars)

Y-Scholars, an extension of the Early Academic Outreach Program, is a collaborative community program that serves low income, first generation college-bound students of diverse backgrounds. The program aims to develop competitively eligible scholars: through EAOP Y-Scholars receive pre-college advising, college tours, and academic enrichment courses; through the YMCA they receive weekly academic support groups, after-school mentoring and tutoring, and recreational, leadership, community service, and outdoor adventure opportunities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Bridging Berkeley

Bridging Berkeley is a math mentorship program that places teams of UC Berkeley math mentors at middle schools in Berkeley to help students understand math concepts.

Last updated: February 3, 2016

CalTeach

Cal Teach is a program for undergraduate science, math, and engineering majors interested in exploring a career in education. Through UC Berkeley Cal Teach courses, students learn conceptual teaching skills and practice these methods in local K-12 classrooms. Cal Teach offers the minor in Science and Math Education, as well as a unique opportunity for students to complete both a degree and a California teaching credential as an undergraduate.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Educational Partnerships

Administrative umbrella for the following campus, state, and federal outreach programs: Break the Cycle, Community College Transfer Center, Destination: College Partnerships, Early Academic Outreach Program, East Bay Consortium, Educational Guidance Center, School/University Partnerships, Transfer Alliance Project, Upward Bound Program, Young Musicians Program.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/26
  • Contact :
    University of California at Berkeley
    Center for Educational Partnerships
    2150 Kittredge Street, Suite 4C # 1060
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1060
Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory

The Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory (CSE @ SSL) programs include Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum, a partnership between UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center; Science Education Gateway, a national consortium of science museums, scientists and educators; and Project FIRST, a program that develops integrated science/literacy teaching materials for elementary education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

College of Chemistry K-12 Outreach

The College of Chemistry Scholars K-12 Outreach Program seeks to increase the enrollment of socio-economically and educationally disadvantaged students in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering at UC Berkeley through myriad activities and courses designed to accomodate the K-12 population.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/29
  • Contact email:
    Monica Jackson-Tribble
    University of California, Berkeley
    College of Chemistry
    420 Latimer Hall #1460
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1460
Last updated: December 3, 2015

Connecting Students to the World

Connecting Students to the World (CSW) is an educational program developed and produced by the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The program uses the Internet and the World Wide Web to further collaboration between the university and K-12 educators.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CREATE

Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment (CREATE) matches Cal undergraduates with after-school programs and nonprofit organizations in need of arts enrichment. Students co-teach classes in visual arts, theater, dance, or creative writing in the East Bay.


Last updated: February 3, 2016

Digital Underground Storytelling for Youth (DUSTY)

DUSTY - Digital Underground Storytelling for You(th) - is a collaboration among the university, community organizations, schools, and churches formed to address the digital divide in West Oakland and East Oakland. The centerpiece for DUSTY is 'digital storytelling,' a compelling, computer-based approach to creating multi-media, multi-modal compositions that marries print with photgraphs, video, music, and audio.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/33
  • Contact :
    Glynda Hull
    University of California, Berkeley
    DUSTY/Language, Literacy, and Cutlure
    5627 Tolman Hall # 1670
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
Last updated: December 3, 2015

Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) provides academic support services, career advising, college counseling, motivational activities and skill-building workshops for more than 5,000 students in 65 Bay Area intermediate and senior high schools. Service area includes San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, and Southern Alameda County.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Excellence Through Collaborative Opportunities (ECO)

An administrative outreach arm for the university's Graduate School of Education, serving as an informational clearinghouse and referral center for the school's outreach activities, developing partnerships with on- and off-campus organizations, and collecting and disseminating innovative research in education and technology.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Incentive Award Program

The Incentive Awards Program is a scholarship program designed to recognize and promote leadership among high school students from under-served communities. The program serves socio-economically disadvantaged high school students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement through academic, community service, leadership, and extracurricular accomplishments.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Lawrence Hall of Science

Approximately three dozen programs providing extensive curricula and teacher professional development; educational outreach for K-14 students including school assemblies, workshops, festivals, multi-session courses, field trips and exhibits; on site resources include The Public Science Center-a nationally renowned family science center, and two K-12 teacher resource centers, The Center for School Change and The Center for Curriculum Innovation.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)

The Charles Tunstall Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) provides admission information, financial aid advising, academic support, summer academic program (Summer Bridge), summer jobs and career development for all students interested in engineering, especially those who have not traditionally entered the field.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Poetry for the People

The goal of the project is to introduce Berkeley High School (BHS) students to the use of poetry as a tool for self-expression and empowerment. As part of the project, Poetry for the People takes charge of two English classes at BHS three times per week during a period of five and six weeks, during which time BHS students learn to create dynamic, well-crafted poems which examine issues relevant to their lives.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Principal Leadership Institute

At the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI), we know that the influence of the school principal on student achievement is second only to that of teachers. And with the growing demands and difficult working conditions, the pool of principals prepared to face these challenges has diminished, particularly in underperforming schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Professional Development Program (PDP)

The goal of the Professional Development Program (PDP) is to enhance academic performance and the level of instruction in mathematics for all students, particularly those who traditionally have had less opportunity to enroll and succeed in higher mathematics courses. PDP aims to establish alliances with teachers, built from partnerships between mathematics teachers at the school sites, between teachers and undergraduate tutors, and between teachers and university mathematics specialists.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Project FIRST (Foundations in Reading Through Science and Technology)

Collaboratively developed integrated science/literacy teaching materials, including inquiry-based and hands-on science activities, for early elementary education; taught and tested by Bay Area and Massachusetts elementary schools and available online.

  • Program website: http://outreach.berkeley.edu/node/47
  • Contact:
    Ruth Paglierani
    University of California at Berkeley
    Project FIRST, Center for Science Education
    200 Space Sciences Laboratory # 7450
    Berkeley, CA 94720-7450
Last updated: December 3, 2015

SAGE Scholars Program

The SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program is an outreach program that provides financial assistance, career and professional development, training, mentoring, and meaningful internship work experience for promising and highly motivated students with financial need. Students complete internships at partner businesses that mirror their career goals.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

School/University Partnerships

School/University Partnerships (SUP) works with school districts and elementary, middle and high schools to increase access to the University of California and other colleges and universities for students who have not traditionally been eligible for UC or CSU.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Smarty Ants

A literacy program for Grade K-1 students at 5 schools in Oakland, Richmond, & Union City.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Space2Cre8

A multimedia program for Grade 6-8 students at 5 schools in Oakland & Richmond.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Stile's Hall Berkeley Scholars to Cal (BSC)

An eight-year program providing comprehensive academic, social, and community support for students who show promise that--given support--they could be successful in school and become UC-eligible. Students were recommended by participating Berkeley elementary school principals and teachers; student participants and their families were interviewed, signed a contract, and committed to the program's goals and activities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Stiles Hall's Berkeley Scholars to Cal

Stiles Hall has been providing UC Berkeley mentors, tutors and academic support for low-income, minority youth for over seventy years. Stiles Hall’s Berkeley Scholars to Cal is an eight-year comprehensive academic and social support program for forty such youth and their parents.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Teacher Education Program

The Graduate School of Education offers unique credential programs that provide a deep examination of what education is (research and theory) and also how to do it (teaching in a classroom). Our credential programs offer future teachers rigorous research in a specific subject area as an integral part of the preparation for being in a classroom. By earning your master’s or PhD as well as a teaching credential, you are equipped with depth and breadth as you enter a K-12 school.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Transfer Alliance Project

Ongoing individual academic counseling, application/statement of purpose support & advocacy, subsidized UCB Summer Sessions Concurrent Enrollment, and mentoring for high school graduates from UC and UC Berkeley's pre-collegiate outreach programs who are going to community college on a pathway to UC; in-service training for community college academic enrichment/development program personnel.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley California Reading and Literature Project

The UC Berkeley Regional Office of the CRLP provides professional development programs for teachers in the San Francisco Bay area/region. Located in the Graduate School of Education at University of California, Berkeley, the CRLP-UC Berkeley Regional Office offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP seeks to bridge the academy and K-12 communities to help teachers strengthen their instructional practice and provide equitable educational opportunities to all students, through a model of learning, practicing, and doing. Housed in the UC Berkeley History Department, UCBHSSP is a member site of the California Subject Matter Projects.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Links

UC Links is a network of educational programs that connect community and university partners to provide computer-based and other learning activities for school children. UC Berkeley has seven UC Links sites, where UCB students and K-12 youth, working in small groups, learn together through informal activities exploring a variety of educational software, Internet-based resources, and other educational materials.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Upward Bound

Saturday and six-week summer residential programs, including workshops, field trips, and social and cultural activities providing academic support, college motivation and counseling, career advising, and detailed college admission assistance for low-income, first generation college bound 10th and 11th grade students from local and western regional schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas

Fun, practical and challenging hands-on programs help YEAH achieve its mission to prepare East Bay youth for success in college. Over sixty Haas School of Business students lead classes and clubs that allow young people to learn to start their own businesses, save for college, manage money, and most of all, prepare for higher education. Each spring, YEAH accepts 40 eighth grade students into its Saturday Business Academy, and partners with them and their parents throughout their high school career.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Youth- Plan, Learn, Act Now! (Y-PLAN)

A community program for students at various grade levels in schools in Richmond, Oakland, & San Francisco.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Area 3 Writing Project

The Area 3 Writing Project (A3WP) is a professional development network for California teachers and administrators. A3WP uses a teachers-teaching-teachers model to share the successful practices of those educators who effectively teach writing at all grade levels.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, COSMOS, is a 4-week summer residential program for high achieving math and science students. Students live on campus and attend subject specific classes taught by UC faculty and researchers. The program is open to 8th-12th grade high school students. This intense academic program is intended to inspire and encourage young people to pursue future study in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related field. Students will participate in related academic outings to places such as the Novozymes, Genentech, and Bodega Bay Marine Lab.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Community School Partnerships

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) was created in 1976 to help more students meet the requirements to go to college, especially students who are the first in their family to go to college or who are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. To do this work, EAOP works with students to provide them with information about how to get into college, what happens when you get there, and how to pay for it. The program works with the UC Davis campus, schools, and the community to provide support for everyone involved. UC Davis EAOP works with over 2,300 students in 28 schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Teacher Education Program

A core principle of the University of California, Davis Teacher Education Program is to prepare highly qualified teachers who are advocates for equity in learning for all students. Our programs are particularly effective in preparing our candidates to work with K-12 students who come from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Course work includes methods of teaching a second language and developing academic literacy in all discipline areas.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

The History Project at UC Davis

The History Project at UC Davis is committed to raising student achievement by teaching history in challenging and exciting ways, which expand content knowledge and develop a literate citizenry. The Project is also dedicated to supporting and challenging one another in pursuit of excellence in history and social-science education.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

Mathematics and Science Teaching Program

The mission of MAST is to increase the number and quality of math and science teachers by:

    • Enriching students’ experiences in math and science classrooms
    • Offering academic opportunities to work in K-12 classrooms
    • Giving effective academic advice
    • Creating multiple pathways for K-12 teacher preparation
    • Meeting the needs of under-represented students
    • Reducing the attrition of math and science majors - Increasing articulation and outreach to high school and community college students
Last updated: December 3, 2015

MESA: UC Davis & California State University, Sacramento

The MESA Schools Program is an academic preparation and math/science enrichment initiative that serves local middle and senior high school students to boost their achievement and interest in both college and math/science fields of study. The MESA Engineering Program supports educationally disadvantaged students to attain four-year degrees in engineering or computer science. The program establishes a peer community for its students, most of whom are first in their family to go to college. Rigorous academics, leadership preparation, and collaborative problem-solving training produce highly-skilled graduates who meet STEM industry’s workforce needs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Transfer Admission

UC Davis and the University of California offer several resources to help you position yourself for admission to a UC campus, including the Transfer Admission Guarantee, Transfer Opportunity Program, transferable coursework, and more.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

West Sacramento Early College Prep (WSECP) Mentors

A multidisciplinary program linking Grade 6-10 students at a school in West Sacramento with undergraduates from UC Davis.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science

The American Indian Summer Institute in Earth System Science is a free two-week residential summer program for Native high school students currently in grades 8-11. Participants will conduct field research and camp out on the La Jolla Indian Reservation, then travel back to the beautiful UC Irvine campus to experience dorm life while interacting with professors, college students and invited American Indian community members to create poster presentations relating to tribal environmental issues. This program aims to address the critical need for Earth and Environmental Science professionals within tribal communities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

California Reading and Literature Project UC Irvine/Orange County Region

The UC Irvine Regional Office of the CRLP provides professional development programs for teachers in the Orange County area/region. Located in the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Irvine, the CRLP-UC Irvine Regional Office offers research-based programs aligned with the Common Core, English Language Development, and Career & Technical Education standards that are designed to improve student understanding of complex texts and academic language.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Educational Partnerships

The UC Irvine Center for Educational Partnerships creates collaborations that support preparation for and success in higher education. Our focus is on equity and access for all students in order to achieve the University of California's goal of academic excellence.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Certificate in After School Education (CASE)

An academic program to prepare undergraduates to work with students in local after school programs in 3 schools in Santa Ana & Costa Mesa, & 4 community organizations in Irvine, Santa Ana, & Costa Mesa.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

COSMOS Irvine

COSMOS participants stay on the UCI campus to experience the life of a college student. Students learn from UCI faculty and scientists in exciting areas of science and math and conduct a research project and applying your knowledge and skills. Participants will be able to focus on their goals for higher education and challenging careers while building a foundation for a competitive university application.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Early Academic Outreach Program

The Early Academic outreach program was established in 1976 by the University of California to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary education. Through a series of educational partnerships between school districts, school sites, and community organizations, EAOP designs, develops, and implements academic enrichment strategies to increase the college going rates of the schools it serves.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Gifted Students Network

The Gifted Students Academy, GSA, is an intensive summer program for gifted middle school students, grades 1st through 10th. Participants select courses in each of the major subject areas of math, science, language arts, social studies and the arts and may attend as a commuter student or reside on campus in the UCI residence halls. Courses are offered in one-week modules and span over a four-week period. GSA offers a strong foundation of disciplinary studies while providing students a sampling of campus life.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Irvine Mathematics Project

IMP (Irvine Math Project) partners with local schools and districts to design hands-on, research-based professional development, standards-based curriculum guides and unit plans aligned to the Common Core for K-12 mathematics teachers. IMP provides a different approach for mathematics instruction in low performing schools & districts in the Orange County and LA County area. The IMP team is comprised of classroom practitioners, math content experts, and math education researchers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Poetry Academy

Two sites in Santa Ana, including a literacy-building program for elementary students in a K-8 school and a literacy-building and mentoring program for young women in a high school.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Student Initiated Academic Preparation

The Student Initiated Academic Preparation (SIAP) Program is for Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) that are interested in conducting long-term community service projects to inspire, motivate, and guide youth to pursue higher education. It provides funding and on-going support to implement their projects in the local community. 

Last updated: March 10, 2016

Summer Academies in the Arts

The Summer Academies in the Arts are part of a movement by UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage in Arts, Dance, Drama, Music, and Technology on campus and to contribute to youth development. The program offers college and career preparatory intensives for high school and middle school students, as well as exploratory arts and learning camps for elementary school students in collaboration with the Arts & Learning Conservatory. Participants get to experience life as an undergraduate arts major, in which they receive practical and technical instruction in small classes taught by graduate instructors, professionals in the field and CTSA faculty. With rigorous college-level coursework, the option of receiving university credit, social and professional networking, and even having the option to live in residence on campus, it aims to enhance students’ 21st century skills, support college and career goals, and build self-confidence and leadership in a fun, challenging environment.

Last updated: February 3, 2016

Teacher Education Program

We have a wide variety of courses and programs for undergraduate through doctoral students. Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, describes faculty expertise and programs available in the School of Education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

The UCI History Project

The UC Irvine History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history/social science teachers in Orange County. The core of our Project is the series of teacher-training institutes we offer in the subjects of literacy, world history, and United States history. These institutes provide the basis for our on-going development of grade-appropriate curriculum that responds, among other things, to the challenges that teachers face in answering to district and state standards.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UC Irvine Writing Project

The UCIWP has trained 800 teacher/consultants from 85 local school districts and twelve colleges and universities. Additionally, the project has trained 675 teachers in its open program on Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking, and 600 teachers in the Governor's Professional Development Institutes. The project has reached over 20,000 teachers via conferences and inservice programs. We were the first CWP site to create a summer youth program, which has grown from 35 students and 2 teachers in 1984 to more than 2500 students and 200 teachers in 2013.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCI Cal Teach Science & Mathematics Program

UCI CalTeach is a unique academic program that recruits talented undergraduate science and math majors to prepare for a teaching career. It is jointly sponsored by the School of Biological Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, and School of Education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound program serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Arts Camp

A summer experience for people between the ages of 14 and 20. These are the most professional, intensive and creative summer workshop for youths that are offered by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The program consists of one, two and three week workshops in various disciplines of the performing and media arts which are patterned after the professional and academic curriculums offered in the school itself.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Astronomy Live

Outreach events for students which includes demos and activities for kids, workshops, faculty & graduate student talks, planetarium shows, & solar telescope viewing.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Athletics Camps and Clinics

Over the course of the summer, fall, and winter, over 80 sessions of camp are offered, in 14 different sports: athletic performance, baseball, basketball, diving, football, gymnastics, soccer, speed and power, swimming, rowing, tennis, track and field (long and triple jump, high jump, sprints, hurdles, pole vault, throwing) volleyball and water polo. They range from Day Camps with campers as young as six years old, to Overnight Camps for high schoolers as old as 18.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Brain Bee

Competition designed to stimulate high school students to learn about neuroscience.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Bruin Kids Club

Members will have the opportunity to meet new friends, participate in exclusive Kids Club events, and attend sporting events to cheer on their favorite Bruins. This club will provide members with a chance to become a part of the excitement of UCLA Athletics.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Community College Partnerships

The Center for Community College Partnerships is responsible for developing and strengthening academic partnerships between UCLA and California community colleges, particularly those with large underrepresented student populations. In its commitment to social justice and diversity, UCLA CCCP works to increase transfer rates and success of underserved community college populations by holistically equipping students with skills and knowledge of available transfer pathways to empower them to become self-advocates and leaders in their communities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) High School Scholars Program

Provides research opportunities in which students conduct hands-on computer science research, learn more about life as a college student, and prepare for college and future careers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity K-12 Programs

Designed to both increase college-going rates of under-represented youth, and increase the number of urban youths interested in a prepared for majors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics. This program is available to certain LAUSD schools and the Inglewood school district.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

CNSI Nanoscience Lab

At the Nanoscience Lab, students will learn some of the key concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, through seminars, hands-on experiments, analyzing collected data, and seeing the instruments that enable this science.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Center X

UCLA's Center X is dedicated to dramatically changing schooling for the underserved students of Los Angeles. Center X provides a unique setting where researchers and practitioners collaborate to design and conduct programs that prepare and support K-12 teachers and administrators committed to social justice, instructional excellence, the integration of research and practice, and caring in low-income urban schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

College-Level Classes - Summer sessions and Special Programs

High school students are invited to enroll in college-level classes

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching

Aims to provide high quality mathematics activity for students in local schools. We hope to provide students with a view of mathematics as a creative reasoning and problem solving activity, with intrinsic beauty and meaningful application.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Design for Sharing - UCLA Live

Provides free tickets and participatory programs to public schools and local community organizations, allowing thousands of students and teachers to attend world-class performances at UCLA Live.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Early Academic Outreach Program

EAOP is an academic preparation program that works collaboratively with families, educators, schools, communities, and various departments to provide students with challenging academic enrichment activities to promote and cultivate a college culture.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Engineering Online Tutoring & Mentoring Program

Need help with your Algebra or Calculus homework problem RIGHT NOW? Perhaps you have a Physics exam tomorrow and have a study question that no one at home can help you with. If this is you, or you simply have a question about becoming an Engineer or Engineering college student, then join the UCLA Engineering Online Tutoring & Mentoring Program. UCLA Engineering students are volunteer program tutors, and they are waiting to help you! Click on your school link below and post your question in the Tutorial Room or in the discussion forum now.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Exploring Computer Science

K-12/University partnership with a mission to increase and enhance the computer science learning opportunities in the Los Angeles Unified School District and to broaden the participation of African-American, Latino/a, and female students in learning computer science.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Fowler Museum's K-12 School Programs

The primary mission of the Fowler's Education Department is to strengthen global arts and humanities education, particularly at the K-12 level, by helping to increase understanding of our world's cultural and artistic traditions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden Tours

Tours of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden offer students the opportunity to question and reflect on art, ideas, and the world through close looking, critical thinking, and dialogue in a welcoming setting. Guided and self-guided tours of the Murphy Sculpture Garden are scheduled through the Hammer Museum.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Geffen Playhouse

Programs make professional theatrical productions available to students who may never have the opportunity to see live theatre. Free matinee performances are available for students, as well as tours for K-12.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Hammer Kids

Activities such as artist-led drop-in workshops, writing workshops, family-friendly movie screenings, and family experiences in the galleries offer various ways for kids and their families to experience the museum.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Hammer Museum K -12 Teachers and Students

Resources for K-12 teachers and students include classroom resources for selected exhibitions, guided and self-guided school group visits, and teacher professional development.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Tours transport visitors to the traditional ancient gardens of Kyoto, which were closed to the public. Experience the colorful Koi fish, an original Tea House from Kyoto, the 5 tier Pagoda overlooking the streams and waterfalls.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

High School Nanoscience Program

This program trains science teachers nanoscience experiments, supports teachers' effort to use nanoscience topics in teaching the science standards, and provides one free kit each workshop for teachers to use with 90-180 students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

HSSEAS High School Summer Research Program

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) in conjunction with the Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program offers an eight-week summer program where it encourages all of its high school participants to consider a future in engineering. We offer research opportunities in all areas of Engineering and partner our students with a UCLA Engineering Professor and a graduate team (program mentors). Students conduct their research on the UCLA campus in UCLA Engineering Labs and Facilities. Individual research or a group project will be assigned to the students for the eight-week program.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX)

Learn about planetary science and our place int the universe through hands-on demonstrations, workshops, lab tours, and talks by planetary scientists. The program is designed to bring the exciting world of planetary research to the local community and to help educate the next generation of UCLA planetary scientists.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Interaxon Undergraduate Neuroscience Educational Outreach Group

Mission is to create and foster interest, excitement, and curiosity about the brain. We travel to schools in disadvantaged Los Angeles areas to work with students at schools receiving poor funding in the sciences.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Math Circle

Top-tier math circle, free and open to students interested in mathematics and eager to learn.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden Tours

Offers free docent led tours as part of its public education program. Tours are designed for specific ages, interests, restrictions, and the scientific knowledge of the visitors.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Model United Nations Summer Institute

UCLA offers a week-long intensive in-residence International Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs: Model United Nations Summer Institute for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Music Education Outreach

The Gluck Educational ensemble provides schoolchildren in Los Angeles with a sequential arts-in-education program when music programs may be otherwise limited or absent. The Opera Outreach program is committed to providing in-depth music and arts experiences for students in Los Angeles-area schools. UCLA Music Partnership Program sends UCLA music students into Los Angeles' most under-served inner-city communities to provide music training and mentoring to talented at-risk youth.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

OceanGLOBE Program

A hands-on, outdoor marine science research project in which students are the principal investigators. By doing scientific work repetitively over an extended time period students learn about how science is done as much as they learn science content.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

On Campus Housing Walking Tour

Student-led tours last about 60 minutes and generally include a visit to two different room types, a room in one of the traditional high-rise residence halls, a room in one of the residential plaza buildings, or one of the residential suites.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Parenting & Children's Friendship Program

Offers parent-assisted social skills group programs for children in elementary school (beginning at end of 1st grade) who are having problems making and/or keeping friends. Also offers parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children (starting at age 2) and early adolescents (age 12-15).

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Planetarium Shows

The UCLA Planetarium offers planetarium shows, telescope shows and other astronomical activies free of charge to school and educational groups.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Principal Leadership Institute

The purpose of the Principal Leadership Institute (PLI) is to recruit, train, and support a diverse group of individuals committed to the principles of academic excellence, equity, and integrity as a way to maximize achievement and opportunity for students in urban schools. In response to California legislation and a shortage of well-prepared urban school administrators, the Regents of the University of California established the PLI programs on the UC Los Angeles and UC Berkeley campuses. The Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA has designed a rigorous 15 month program aligned with the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders that will prepare the next generation of urban school leaders. The program grants a Master’s degree and completion of the courses required for the California Tier 1 Administrative Credential. The program is designed to attract outstanding educators who have administrative interests and recognized potential.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS)

PEERS is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Project Brainstorm

Science education outreach program designed to stimulate interest in science for children and young adults by providing hands-on learning experiences that emphasize the function and importance of the brain.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Recreation Summer Camps

Offers a wide variety of summer camps for children in grades K-12. Located at UCLA, the camps - Bruin Tots, Bruin Kids, Bruins on Broadway, and Camps Explore, Voyager, Adventure and Extreme - emphasize each child's needs and personal development within a group setting.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Riordan Scholars Program

Encourage students with guidance and mentorship to consider careers in business and prepare them to be admissible to top universities.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Tours

The 3-hour school programs focus on chaparral and fire ecology, geology, and early location Native American and homestead history, including a 1.5 mile hike on the Stunt High Trail.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Summer Camp at UCLA Lab School

Taught by UCLA Lab School faculty, our classes are designed to actively involve children in the learning process. They provide a boost in science, math, reading, writing, social studies and art, all in the context of a nurturing, caring and fun environment. Our campus adds to the enjoyment by offering a relaxing, natural setting, with several play yards and even a Redwood Forest. Sports Camp and Extended Day continue the fun with plenty of time to play, learn new skills and enjoy friends.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Summer High School Language Program

Five-week introduction designed for students wishing to immerse themselves in their heritage language, culture, and customs.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Summer Institutes

UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Summer Math and Science Honor Academy (SMASH)

SMASH, a free residential pre-college program, will host 30 current ninth grade students to participate in a five-week, intensive, math and science academy. SMASH is geared toward high achieving, economically disadvantaged, high school students who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The goals of SMASH are to: Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in STEM related studies at competitive universities, educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage them to eventually attend in order to further pursue professional, STEM-related studies or careers and encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Teacher Education Program

UCLA's Teacher Education Program (TEP) prepares aspiring teachers to become social justice educators in urban settings. To serve a wide range of aspiring and accomplished educators, the Teacher Education Program offers several pathways that culminate in a Teaching Credential and/or Master of Education degree.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

The UCLA Family Commons

The UCLA Family Commons is a new kind of wellness center that offers family coaching, parenting workshops, and classes in martial arts, mindful awareness, arts and yoga, for all ages. Our family coaches and instructors provide tools and information, practical solutions, and activities that help families raise the healthiest children possible.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

The UCLA History-Geography Project

The UCLA History-Geography Project, one of the sites of the California History Social Science Project and the California Geographic Alliance, is committed to building a network of teacher-scholars devoted to enhancing history-social science education in the Los Angeles region. We build this network through carefully designed professional development opportunities that focus on current history/social science research and pedagogy.

Last updated: February 1, 2016

UCLA Bruins Club

A literacy program for Grade K-8 students at a school in Los Angeles.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UC Los Angeles California Reading and Literature Project

The California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) is one of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP), a statewide professional development network comprised of the nine disciplines required for graduation from high school and university admission. CRLP is housed under Center X within the UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS). The CRLP goal is to design programs that identify, develop and provide effective instruction in English Language Arts for all students, with a particular focus on English Learners and developing readers.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA California Teach

The goal of the UCLA California Teach program is to encourage UCLA students who are studying math, science, and engineering to consider teaching math and science as a possible career. As such, the program offers guided exploration of teaching as a career, and additional support and pathways for those who decide that teaching is for them.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Lab School

An innovative school for children and a laboratory for teachers and researchers. The practices developed and refined here have an impact on K-12 education around the world. Inside the classroom, the process starts with a curriculum aligned with state and national standards. The teacher listens to students and guides their experiences to incorporate the children's interests and respond to their learning needs. As the children learn and explore, they represent their understanding in a variety of ways, helping the teacher find new opportunities to guide the process further.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Assists students at middle and senior high schools (and some elementary schools) so they excel in math and science and become competitively eligible for the most rigorous colleges and universities. The MSP partners with teachers, administrators, school district officials and industry representatives to provide this academic enrichment model.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Mathematics Project

The UCLA Mathematics Project (UCLAMP) is part of a statewide program that strives to make a positive impact on math teachers and their students. The project’s goal is to enhance the skill sets of K-12 math teachers who can in turn increase their students’ ability to succeed. Based on twenty-five years of experience UCLAMP has developed a program that is helping to make significant differences in the quality of teaching in urban schools.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Science Project

The goal of the UCLA Science Project is to design and implement programs that identify, develop and promote strategies that make good science instruction available and accessible to all students. Believing that good teaching begins with a life long commitment to learning, the UCLA Science Project offers several programs throughout the year designed to foster collaborative communities of researchers and practitioners. Through these collaborations, the UCLA Science Project aims to deepen teacher’s science content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in order to better meet the needs of their students.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Writing Project

Welcome to the UCLA Writing Project, a site of the California Writing Project and National Writing Project since 1977. We work with teachers of all disciplines and levels, helping them not only to expand their repertoires as teachers but also as writers. We believe that all - teachers and students - can become good writers and experience the satisfaction of capturing thoughts in just the right words.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UCLA Writing Workshop

For over twenty years, UCLA Writing Programs has helped undergraduates successfully meet the challenges of a university education. Through a new, three-week summer workshop, UCLA's highly regarded writing specialists will now help college-bound students prepare for those challenges. It will address such essential tasks as the timed essay exam and the effective e-mail. All activities will demystify the unstated differences between college and high school writing. The summer workshop will also attend to the college application process, including the application essay. This writer's workshop is ideal for the ambitious high school student who wants to start a step ahead.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

UniCamp

Enables and inspires children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp.

Last updated: December 3, 2015

Weather Tour

Tour the weather station with staff meteorologist who will show students the equipment behind meteorology, explain the terminology, and answer questions.

Last updated: December 3, 2015