Summer Academic Challenge
Summer Academic Challenge 2012 Group Photo
Our 2012 Summer Academic Challenge Group Picture. This photo includes teaching staff and all students for the program year.
Summer Academic Challenge 2011 Group Photo
Summer Academic Challenge 2011 was our 20th year anniversary! This Group Photo includes all students and staff of the Summer Academic Challenge 2011.
Summer Academic Challenge 2010 Group Photo
This Group Photo includes all students and staff of the Summer Academic Challenge 2010.
This tuition-free summer math and science enrichment program enhances the programs provided during the academic year and prepares students for the next academic year. Programs are available for students in grades seven through twelve.
Students study material centered on a theme that changes from year to year. Themes from past years have included flight, salmon survival, sustainability, and communication. Students study specific mathematic and scientific topics that support the theme and relate those topics to larger questions. They attend classes, build models, execute computer programs, conduct laboratory experiments, and participate in field trips.
Teachers are drawn from both the community and the university. Current university students serve as mentors and teaching assistants to the young people participating in the program.
Students who 1) successfully complete the program; 2) graduate from high school; and 3) apply to, are admitted, and enroll at the University of Puget Sound will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship to the university. For each session of Summer Academic Challenge completed the scholarship may be renewed for an additional year.
Who should apply?
- Students who want to feel more comfortable with math and science and want to strengthen their skills in these subjects.
- Students who enjoy math and science and would like to see how these subjects are used in the world around them.
- Students must be currently attending a public school.
This year the SAC application is available online! Students should fill out an application with a Parent or Guardian. You should also have contact information for your recommender, as they will be emailed to fill out a form for you online.
Frequently Asked Questions Q&A.pdf
DEADLINE for submitting SAC applications is April 8, 2013. Application now CLOSED.