Summer Academies for High School Students

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Summer Academies for High School Students


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!

We’ve added two new academies – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy and Future Teachers Academy – plus 12 returning academies in cyber security, democracy in action, coding, engineering and robotics, fashion, fire and emergency services, forensics, biotechnology, health, law enforcement, multimedia journalism, and theater and performing arts.

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

The week-long academies run:

  • June 25 – June 29
  • July 9 – July 13
  • July 16 – July 20
  • July 23 – July 27


  • 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.


Students Turn Multimedia Skills Into Powerful Storytelling
Multimedia Journalism Academy: Watch Our Collection of Student Videos

Welcome to our growing library! We’ve just added the multimedia videos students produced during the 2018 Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy. Many of our 25 students were new to multimedia journalism. And during our week-long academy, each one researched a timely topic, then shot, edited and produced a multimedia journalism video. Our students did great work!

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Summer Academies Memories
High School Students Explore Careers and Start Dreaming

The 2018 Summer Academies for High School Students is all about dreaming.

“Some of you want to be lawyers, some of you want to do engineering and robotics. Some are you are fashion designers,” Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen told high school students at a June orientation.”You get to start dreaming.”

Course Listing

Summer Academies Course Descriptions

See the individual academy description for cost and material fees. (All fees subject to change.) To sign up your student for more than one academy and get $50 off, please call the College of Continuing Education at (916) 278-4433, extension 2. The offer is limited to one student, two classes only. 

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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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