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Program Description

 


HOUSTON PRE-FRESHMAN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (HOUSTON PREP)

WHAT IS IT?

PREP is an intensive mathematics-based pre-college enrichment program, which provides educational enrichment opportunities for high ability middle and high school students

WHY Attend?

Explore and prepare for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Middle school and high school students who are high achieving and are interested in learning about science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions. Students applying must be willing to give up an entire six weeks of their summer vacation. Minorities and females are especially encouraged to apply.  Priority is given to students who are economically and socially disadvantaged.

WHEN DOES IT OCCUR?

June 15 through July 24 ((Monday-Friday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE?

All program functions, except for field trips, will be held in classrooms at the University of Houston – Downtown.   

COST?

There are no tuition or fees to attend PREP.

WHAT DO I GET?

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Academic and Career Counseling
  • Exposure to the Performing Arts
  • Valuable Preparation in Mathematics
  • New Friends
  • Educational Field Trips
  • College Setting Experience
  • Exposure to Advanced Technology

WHAT WILL I DO?

"Hands-on" and "minds-on" work in:
1st Year
  • Engineering
  • Logic
  • Problem Solving
  • Computer Science
  • Enrichment
3rd Year
  • Statistics
  • Technical Writing
  • SAT Preparatory
  • Robotics
 2nd Year
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Computer Science
4th Year
  • UHD College Credit Classes
  • Communication
  • Computer Science

WHO WILL TEACH?

Classes will be taught by college professors, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and premier high school teachers. College students serve as mentors and tutors.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade prior to entering the First Year of PREP.
  • Applicants must have a B or better overall average (C or better if enrolled in honors, enrichment, or gifted and talented classes) in their academic courses during the 2014-2015 school year at the time of application. All 7th grade applicants must have an A average (B or better if enrolled in honors, enriched, or gifted and talented classes).
  • Applicants must have satisfactory conduct grades throughout the academic year.
  • Only students who have successfully completed the First Year are eligible for the Second Year, and only students who have successfully completed the Second Year are eligible for the Third Year. Students who have successfully completed Third Year are eligible for Fourth Year.

Apply Now

Go to this Page for application and further information.

Contact Information

Houston PREP
College of Sciences and Technology
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 722-South
Houston, TX 77002.

For comments, questions, or more applications, please call the PREP Office at 713-221-8686 or email diaze@uhd.edu. Further information may be obtained via Internet (http://www.uhd.edu/prep).

 

Houston PREP • University of Houston-Downtown • 722-S • One Main Street • Houston, TX 77002 • 713-221-8686 • houstonprep@uhd.edu

 

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