A 4 session exploration of an academic discipline through a condensed set of courses across an industry. 

Choose one of these exciting tracks for a 4 session exploration with leading experts in the field. Each day a different expert will lead a deep dive into a specific aspect of that industry.

Medicine & Healthcare Track

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Day 1 - Emergency Medicine: Dr. Craig Kutz, UC San Diego

Day 2 - Genetics: Summer Morrill & John Replogle, MIT

Day 3 - Psychology: Adam Morris, Harvard University

Day 4 - Neuroscience: Dr. Jessica André, Yale University Postdoc Researcher

*Instructors subject to change.

Day 1 - Entrepreneurship: Dr. Michellana Jester, MIT

Day 2 - Management & Strategy: Peter Mombaur, former McKinsey consultant

Day 3 - Innovation: Cathy Chang, Silicon Valley Institute

Day 4 - Law: George Muksian, Wesleyan University

*Instructors subject to change.

Business & Law Track

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Engineering & Innovation Track

Day 1 - Robotics: John Keszler, MIT

Day 2 - Architecture: Phil Muse, former University of Houston

Day 3 - Engineering: Dr. Reza Alam, UC Berkeley

Day 4 - Computer Science: Dr. Sean Choi, Facebook

*Instructors subject to change.

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Questions? Call 858-780-5660 or email info@summerspringboard.com


“I selected the Pre-College Exploration Academy because it seemed like an appealing alternative to the cancellation of in-person events. The engineering course seemed to be challenging, and I was excited at the opportunity to still have a hands-on experience with the course even though we are working remotely.” — Caley M. (Engineering & Innovation Track) 

“My view of the medical field was very narrow before the program. I really liked how the instructors provided insight into what we could do in the real world with a degree in their field. Now I feel more confident with my desire to go into medicine when I'm older.” — Tansy B. (Medicine & Healthcare Track) 

“My daughter LOVED it. It pulled her out her quarantine funk and energized her. I’m a nurse practitioner and my husband is a physician, so this truly is a topic close to our hearts. The content was challenging in an age appropriate way!” —Cecily S. (Medicine & Healthcare Track)  

“Because of Pre-College Exploration Academy I realized there is another field within the realm of business that I am interested in: Management Consulting. The program showed me multiple aspects of business and helped me see which would best fit my interests as I look toward applying to college.” — Eashna K. (Business & Law Track) 

“The content was extremely solid and the classroom was very involved. I liked that each session was broken down into steps to help students comprehend on their own level, whether they knew a lot about the subject or not. There was content for everyone!” — Paulo C. (Business & Law Track)

This is the perfect opportunity for high-achieving, college-bound teens to

  • Get a sample of multiple disciplines within an industry 
  • Learn first hand from experts in the field 
  • Gain career advice to form your own personal professional pathway

Pre-College Exploration Academy

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All The Details

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Open to any high school student who will be entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2020.

Space is limited. Each session is limited to 35 students per track. 


Classes will be held via Zoom and facilitated in real-time by the instructor and a classroom coordinator.

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Summer Springboard.


General Public: $795

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Session 1:

October 17-18 & 24-25, 2020

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Session 2:

January 23-24 & 30-31, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Session 3:

April 10-11 & 17-18, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Session 5:

June 14-June 17, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Session 4:

June 12-13 & 19-20, 2021

9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

The Pre-College Exploration Academy meets for 4 sessions lasting 3 hours each.