College admissions season is well under way. By now, hopeful seniors are waiting to hear back from colleges they applied to early action or early decision. These tense times will soon be greeted by the joyous celebrations that come with acceptance or the disappointment of being rejected. But there is a third option, one that … Continued
We are excited to announce our 2021 dates! Summer Springboard combines academic immersion with hands-on learning, career exploration, and college prep on the campuses of top American universities.
Written by Lillie Dawes, Summer Springboard alumni Living with Roommates At college, most students live with a roommate or several roommates. Summer Springboard pairs you with either one or two roommates who you will live with for the two weeks. Having roommates can be challenging at times, as personalities and habits can be different, but … Continued
Choosing the “right” college, the “right” major, and the “right” career path are among the most important decisions a young person will make during their high school years. However, pursuing the wrong path can be extremely costly and time consuming. A recent ZipRecruiter study highlights the most and least regretted college majors.
The ACA 5-Year Camp Impact Study explores if and how camp prepares youth participants for college, career, and their lives outside of camp. Under the direction of an all-volunteer Research Advisory Committee and in partnership with researchers at the University of Utah, the Youth Impact Study aims to document the distinct and transferable outcomes of … Continued
Following your passions doesn’t get you a job or lead to happiness. Follow your aptitudes. There is a disconnect between jobs and workers. The workforce needs certain jobs but people are not trained for them, and are interested in doing other jobs. A McKinsey article highlights this interesting dilemma. On the one hand, almost 40 … Continued
In today’s knowledge-based society, there is an increased demand for individuals who are prepared to succeed in academics and the workplace. This is an individual who is academically prepared in reading, writing, and mathematics knowledge AND possesses life skills (e.g. interpersonal skills and leadership) . A LinkedIn survey highlights that employers regularly identify social competencies … Continued
Summer Springboard uses a rolling admissions process. Student applications are reviewed as they are submitted. Once a program fills, then we will add students to a wait list. We encourage students to apply as soon as they know which academic program they are interested in so that they can get their first choice of program. … Continued
The purpose of the True You is to increase student’s self-awareness so they can make better decisions about college admissions, academic major and career paths. The program includes the following components:
Summer Springboard uses a rolling admissions process. Student applications are reviewed as they are submitted. Once a program fills, then we will add students to a wait list. Here is the current availability of our programs.