Summer Academies for High School Students

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Summer Academies for High School Students


Coming soon! The 2019 Summer Academy schedule will be posted in January, with new academies coming your way.

Registration begins on March 1, 2019.

High school students explore various career paths during one-week, hands-on courses while being introduced to the college experience. The Summer Academies are fun too!

“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 will be held prior to the Summer Academies. Each student will receive the Summer Academies t-shirt and general information about policies and procedures. Students will also turn in their required forms at this time.  Refreshments will be served.


Academy featured in Comstock’s Magazine

Comstock’s Magazine writer Torey Van Oot found mini moguls in the making in her article, “Born to Run: Youth entrepreneurship programs expand in the Capital Region.” Van Oot included the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy, which we added to the 2018 lineup of our Summer Academies for High School Students program at Sacramento State..

Here’s an excerpt:

Seung Bach, a professor of entrepreneurship at Sac State who led the inaugural Summer Academies in 2018, says all students, regardless of their career goals, need to learn how to 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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