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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 attend 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 7 through July 18​​​​ (Monday-Thursday) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Any field trips are optional and occur on Friday.

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
  • 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
  • Computer Science
 2nd Year
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Computer Science
4th Year
  • SAT
  • Robotics

WHO WILL TEACH?

Classes will be taught by professionals that have a focus on STEM-related curriculum. There will also be college students that are driven to mentor and tutor students towards their studies.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?

  • Applicants must currently be in 7th, 8th, or 9th-grade students to enter their First Year of Houston 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 2020 - 2021​ 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 the Third Year are eligible for the Fourth Year. Students will not be able to advance to any of the Houston Prep Year without attending the previous one.

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 ​​diazed@uhd.edu. Further information may be obtained via the 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

 

Last updated 12/8/2020 6:01 AM