Summer College

The 2015 Summer Program will NOT run this year.

July 1 - August 09, 2013

Open to grades six through eight

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer College is a six-week enrichment program designed to prepare 30 minority and/or underrepresented students in grades six through eight for college and beyond. In addition to college preparation through instruction and enrichment activities in mathematics, science, language arts and English, students will also receive academic and career counseling and exposure to various health career tracks through workshops, seminars, small group activities, lectures, interactive and hands-on projects and mentoring. Summer College students will have access to the university ’s classrooms, library, computer and science laboratories, counselors and student union.

Summer College will run from Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 09, 2013, at Chicago State University. Classes will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. Teachers will include university faculty, public and parochial school instructors and private industry leaders.

Program Benefits

  • Increased student performance in the areas of mathematics, science and English;
  • small class settings designed to provide students with personalized attention;
  • courses taught by qualified instructors;
  • expands student test taking skills for standardized exams administered by the State of IL;
  • exposure to various career tracks through workshops and seminars;
  • fosters academic achievement to become more competitive as it relates to future academic  endeavors;
  • places students in a college setting;
  • establishes mentor relationships;
  • peer interaction; and
  • provides parents with vital educational information.


  • Interest in a science or health career;
  • commitment to work hard and attend the program regularly;
  • parental/guardian involvement ;
  • parental/guardian consent;
  • counselor or teacher recommendation; and
  • at or above grade level in mathematics and reading

Selection Criteria

  • ISAT test scores;
  • current copy of report card; (2.7) GPA
  • completed application and required deposit
  • 200 word personal statement;
  • counselor or teacher recommendation;
  • parental consent;
  • parental Involvement (Parent must volunteer one day)

According to the grade level of each participant in the Summer College, students will receive instruction and enrichment activities in mathematics, science, language arts, Writing, skills and Career exploration.


Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry


Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry

Language Arts/English

Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Composition

Study/Learning Skills and Career Exploration

Test taking, listening, speaking, time management and biomedical careers exploration in health.

Curriculum Breakdown

  • 6th Grade
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Physical Science
  • Language Arts
  • Writing
  • Career Exploration
  • 7th Grade
  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Language Arts
  • Writing
  • Career Exploration
  • 8th Grade
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • Language Arts
  • Writing
  • Career Exploration

*Curriculum subject to change without notice

All applicants will be interviewed.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Lisa R. Leftridge, Director or Ms. Maria A. Glover-Stevens, MS, MBA - Assistant Director

Chicago State University (773) 995-3981

E-mail: or

Applications accepted starting March 1, 2013

Deadline: APRIL 19, 2013

Click here to download application.

Program Cost: $500


Full Payment must be made by June 28, 2013

Chicago State University

Office of Prehealth Professions Programs

9501 S. King Drive

Williams Science Room 221

Chicago, IL 60628

(773) 995-3981

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