We help middle school students prepare for their transition from adolescence to young adulthood. The middle school STEAM, Medicine, and Online Academy curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, and self-confidence.
These programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, schedules, classes, activities, and a more structured environment.
Middle School STEAM Course
During this program students will work in teams to build an autonomous race car with the abilities to self-drive forward, backward, accelerate, track and follow lines, and avoid obstacles. The SparkFun RedBot is a perfect way to gain hands-on experience and get started in the world of robotics. At the end of the program, students will race their cars against other teams. Prizes will be given for the fastest car, most creative design, and sturdiest! Additionally, students will create videos documenting their creation of their car which they will screen at the end of the program.
Middle School Medicine Course
Imagine being able to set a splint, stop a bleed, and perform CPR as a middle school student! Students will learn medical techniques through age-appropriate simulations and guided lessons. In addition, they’ll work with small groups to research a patient’s history and symptoms, create a diagnosis based on findings, and develop a treatment plan.