Pre-College Exploration Academy

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 and Healthcare
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Innovation

Program Highlights

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


Open to any high school student who will be entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in the upcoming fall.


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

Tuition: $795

Certificate of Completion

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


January Session:
January 23, 2021 January 24, 2021 9am-12pm PT

January 30, 2021 January 31, 2021 9am-12pm PT

April Session:
April 10, 2021 April 11, 2021 9am-12pm PT

April 17, 2021 April 18, 2021 9am-12pm PT

June Session:
June 12, 2021 June 13, 2021 9am-12pm PT

June 19, 2021 June 20, 2021 9am-12pm PT


  • 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)

Academic tracks in this program

Medicine & Healthcare Track

Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. Sign up for Summer Springboard’s Online Exploration Academy to see if medicine and healthcare is right for you!

Business & Law Track

Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as sales, marketing, and financial management, will serve you well. In addition, trial law techniques such as crafting an argument and effective communication can help you in most situations.

Engineering & Innovation Track

Behind the structures and products we use in our everyday life, engineers must consider many details before building can commence. Considerations such as technology, budget, materials, and regulations all inform the process. This online academy allows you to think like an engineer and create solutions to real world design challenges.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program