This intensive summer program is for 11th and 12th-grade high school students who are looking to explore their higher education options while getting a jump on college credit.
Classes: Tuesday, June 21 – Thursday, July 21 (5 weeks, 10 sessions).
College Application Workshops: Tuesday, July 26 & Thursday, July 28. (1 week, 2 sessions)
View the flyer with more information and class descriptions below.
Offered to high school students entering 11th or 12th grades, Architecture Lab is a summer program for college credit that introduces students to Woodbury University’s exceptional architecture and interior design programs. Taught by inspired design faculty, students are introduced to the practice and profession of architecture and interior design. Students are exposed to all aspects of the creative process, from drawing, making 3D printing and laser cutting to digital fabrication and portfolio development. Prerequisites: none.
Through this course, students learn to develop their design and drawing skills and create work for their college entrance portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing creative design concepts, gaining practical problem-solving skills, and learning the fundamentals of freehand observational drawing. The course culminates in a project of the students’ choice related to the professions of Graphic Design, Game Art & Design, Fashion Design, or Animation. Prerequisites: none.
In this five-week summer course students will be introduced to the world of computer science through the lens of STEAM+CS. Using several free and openly available software platforms, students will be introduced to foundational concepts in computer science and will be challenged with mini projects as they learn about creative ways of learning computer science. The course will culminate with a student-centered project based–design challenge which will highlight students’ knowledge, skills and creativity. Topics of projects will reflect current scientific & cultural awareness and may include drawing with code, intro. to game design, and intro. to understanding the data around us. Students will be introduced to pathways in computer science through projects based in:
LAPTOP REQUIRED. Prerequisites: none.
This course is designed to help high school students better manage their finances and career goals. Topics covered include spending and budgeting, car and school loans, credit card and interest rates, identity theft precautions, resumé writing, and interview techniques for obtaining a job. Prerequisites: none.
Begin transforming your passion for fiction, poetry, script writing, and nonfiction into a career. Throughout this class, you’ll learn practical exercises to help you with any stage of the writing process and engage with short readings to learn how other writers mastered the craft of creative writing. Some of these lessons will focus on how to write vivid prose, develop hooks and suspense, create memorable characters and dialogue, turn any experience into a poetic moment, and draw inspiration from real life to create your own compelling narrative. Prerequisites: none.
Examination of the public safety system with emphasis on policing, prosecution, corrections, and societal reaction to offenders and their communities. The course focuses on the criminal justice process –from crime and police, to arrest and prosecution through the correctional system, and reintegration efforts. Prerequisites: none.
The Woodbury High School Academy Fund supports those students who participate in Woodbury’s yearly summer high school academy courses. These intensive summer courses are for rising 11th and 12th-grade high school students who are looking to explore their higher education options while getting a jump on college credit.
If you would like to give to this fund, please visit our giving page by clicking the button below and look for the “High School Academy Fund” under the section titled “University Giving Opportunities.”
Payable to: Woodbury University
Memo: High School Academy (be sure to include what School/College your donation is be directed)
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Burbank, CA 91504-1052