Bridges Summer STEAM Academy
Featuring CSU Summer Algebra Institute (SAI)
Student Application Packet
The Bridges Summer STEAM Academy featuring CSU Summer Algebra Institute (SAI), collectively known as "Program" is a four-week STEAM enrichment program designed to prepare rising 6th through 12th grade students for success in their Fall mathematic courses, introduce college preparation process and expose students to STEAM related activites and careers. The program features both live and computer-based math instruction geared toward improving students’ content knowledge, reasoning, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Students will receive college preparation resources, exposure to college culture through college campus tours and participate in a culmination activity at the end of the program to mark program completion and their achievements.
Program Dates: Monday, June 20th - Thursday July 14th
Program Days: Monday - Thursday
Program Times: 8:00am - 4:30pm
How to Apply:
To participate in the program, students must currently have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and at least a C in their current math course, and make a commitment to attend all four weeks of the program. If you have met these requirements, complete and submit the application below, and return all required materials by the application deadline. Please follow instructions carefully to submit completed application. Forward supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (310) 538-9244
Deadline to Apply:
Submit your completed application by May 20th at 5pm. Early submission is strongly recommended to secure a spot. Applications received after the deadline will be waitlisted. Waitlisted applications will be accepted in the order received until the class reaches capacity. Classes are small and space is limited.
Complete the required contact information for parent/guardian(s) and student applicant.
All applicants are required to submit a copy of their most recent report card before the application deadline. Your application will be considered incomplete without a copy of the report card. Report cards will not be returned, so please provide a copy that we can keep.
Students are to attend daily, complete all assignments and conduct themselves according to the program code of conduct. Students who do not adhere to the expected policies will be dismissed from the program. There is a zero tolerance expectation for misbehavior. Students and parent/ guardian are required to sign a Statement of Commitment at the end of the application.
Accuracy and Completeness:
Inaccurate or incomplete applications will delay or forfeit your spot in the program. For this reason, it is important that you fill out all required fields completely and accurately, and submit required documents timely.
Fully sponsored for students accepted in the program. Donation is always accepted!
I, Print Student Name * understand that the summer program will be held at Bridges Academic Center of Excellence, and if accepted, I intend to participate fully. I will attend all classes promptly and regularly. I will complete all class assignments and conduct myself according to the standards of the Student Code of Conduct of the organization. By participating in this program, I agree to have my likeness photographed and/or videotaped to use in program related content. The organization will not distribute for commercial use.
Parent/ Guardian Commitment I, Print Parent/Guardian Name , * give my child Student Name* permission to participate in the summer program at Bridges Academic Center of Excellence. I will attend the Parent/Student orientation and other required Parent/Guardian meetings and support my child's participation in the summer program. I give my permission to release my child’s academic records to Bridges Academic Center of Excellence for evaluation of student academic eligibility. By participating in this program, I agree to have my likeness photographed and/or videotaped to use in program related content. The organization will not distribute for commercial use.
1. Students must be on time.
2. Parents/ Guardians must pickup students on time. No later than 5:30pm
3. Upon arrival Students/Parents/ Guardians will sign attendance sheets with all information being accurate and legible.
4. Students must remain inside the building especially when waiting for their parents to pick them up. Students are not permitted to wait outside of the building for any reason.
5. Student must be respectful to all adult staff as well as each other at all times.
6. Students must wear appropriate dress attire. No exposed waists or undergarments.
7. Computers are for academic use only. Other activity such as playing games, downloading pictures, music, etc. are not allowed and may lead to dismissal from the program.
8. All required documents need to be signed and submitted in a timely manner.
9. The following will NOT be tolerated:
a. playing or loud talking during classroom sessions
c. hitting or fighting
d. magazines in the classroom unless used for academic purposes
e. hats, caps or “do-rags”
f. food or drinks in computer labs
g. cell phones and electronic devices turned on during classroom sessions
h. drugs or alcoholic beverages
i. weapons (real and imitation)
10. Bullying will NOT be tolerated.
Disobeying these rules will result in a conference with the staff, the student and parents/guardians and may result in dismissal from the program.
The following forms may be required depending on your childs grade level. They will be emailed to you once your child has been accepted to the program.
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For questions regarding the summer program or application, please feel free to contact either of the individual/s listed below:
Name: Felicia Akuuamoah
Title: Program Director/Site Coordinator
Phone Number: 210) 429-5683.
Name: Kendra Davidson
Title: Program Director/ Assistant Site Coordinator
Phone Number: 657) 337-0124