Summer Academies for High School Students

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Summer Academies for High School Students


Coming soon! The 2019 Summer Academies schedule will be posted in January with more than a dozen career academies.

Here’s what new in 2019:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Hospitality, Food and Tourism
  • Public Relations Communications
  • Introduction to Welding and Fabrication

Registration begins on March 1.

High school students experience different career paths during our one-week, hands-on courses as they explore alongside Sacramento State faculty and industry professionals. It’s a fun way to spend the summer. 

Our returning academies include:

  • Coding
  • Cyber Security
  • DNA Forensics
  • Engineering and Robotics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Fashion
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Future Teachers
  • Health Careers 101
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Theater and Performing Arts: Dance

“The biggest ‘wow’ factor for me of the academy was the field trip.” – Jessica Henderson. Summer Academies participant


  • Explore educational and career opportunities in various fields
  • Work with other students on real-world projects
  • Become immersed in the college campus experience
  • Learn from Sacramento State faculty and professionals in different fields


Open to high school students who have completed the 8th grade.


Classes are offered on weekdays, Monday through Friday, in week-long sessions each summer.


An orientation to welcome students and their families will be held prior to the Summer Academies. Students will turn in their required forms and receive the Summer Academies t-shirt, along with general information about policies and procedures. Refreshments will be served.


Academy featured in Comstock’s Magazine

In “Born to Run to Run,” Comstock’s Magazine writer Torey Van Oot featured our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy and how high school students can think like a savvy business owner.

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College, Careers & ‘Stingers Up!’

The Summer Academies for High School Students introduces teens to new experiences that just may plant an idea, perhaps a college major or a future career. Some students met Sacramento’s mayor, some found themselves in the midst of a simulated hacking incident and others learned multimedia skills and produced their first news videos. There’s nothing else like it in Sacramento!


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