Getting Involved - Prospective Teachers

“The best part was being taught by one of Sac State's actual professors. My son took the Astrobiology class and loved it. Plus, he was thrilled to be taught by an actual college professor.”
- ATS Parent

ATS is represented by a remarkable combination of college professors, public/private school faculty, and independent professionals (such as a TV broadcaster). While many instructors return each summer to teach with ATS (some for more than 10 years), new faculty and course ideas are always welcome.

 


Schedule

ATS offers a variety of sessions during the summer, in 1-, 3-, and 5-week formats. With multiple scheduling options available it’s easy to teach at ATS while still fulfilling regular school commitments and vacation plans.

Summer 2019 4th-5th Grade Program
Five 1-week sessions between mid-June and late July

Dates Days Times
June 17 - June 21 Monday through Friday AM option: 9:30 am - Noon
PM option: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
June 24 - June 28 Monday through Friday AM option: 9:30 am - Noon
PM option: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 8 - July 12 Monday through Friday AM option: 9:30 am - Noon
PM option: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 15 - July 19 Monday through Friday AM option: 9:30 am - Noon
PM option: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
July 22 - July 26 Monday through Friday AM option: 9:30 am - Noon
PM option: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

 

Summer 2019 6th-9th Grade Program
Five 1-week sessions, two 3-week session, and one 5-week session between mid-June and late July.

Dates Days Times

June 17 - July 3

(no class Thurs, July 4 or Fri, July 5)

2 day/week option: Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs

3 day/week option:
Mon/Weds/Fri

2 day/week schedules
Mon/Weds classes
AM option: 9:00 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tues/Thurs classes
AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

3 day/week schedule
AM option: 9:30 am - 11:45 am
PM option: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

June 17 - June 21 Monday through Friday AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
June 24 - June 28 Monday through Friday AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

June 24 - July 26

(no class Thurs, July 4 or Fri, July 5)

Accelerated English
Mon / Weds / Fri

Accelerated Language
Monday through Thursday

Accelerated Math
Mon / Weds / Fri

English schedule
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Language schedule
AM option: 9:00 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Math schedule
9:00 am - 12:10 pm

July 8 - July 26

2 day/week option: Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs

3 day/week option:
Mon/Weds/Fri

2 day/week schedule
AM option: 9:00 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3 day/week schedule
AM option: 10:00 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 8 - July 12 Monday through Friday AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
July 15 - July 19 Monday through Friday AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
July 22 - July 26 Monday through Friday AM option: 8:30 am - Noon
PM option: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Course Design and Objectives

ATS instructors design their own courses and curriculum based on their areas of expertise and interest.

Courses are designed to accelerate students academically or teach new topics not offered at their regular school. Classes are interactive, hands-on and promote critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills. The curriculum is designed to progress students past grade-level work into advanced studies in topics.

Because ATS’s high-achieving student population is often completing above-grade-level coursework during their regular school year, ATS faculty frequently teach the same curriculum they use with their own students. For instance, participants in ATS’ 4th and 5th grade program are already accustomed to learning middle school topics in their elementary schools so find high school level subject matter at ATS to be a fun and exciting challenge. Similarly, students in ATS’ 6th – 9th grade program enjoy the academic rigor of advanced high school and lower division college curriculum.

By the end of the summer, participants have gained more in-depth knowledge and academic experience to allow them to progress further in their regular school studies.

 


How to Apply

New faculty recruitment is held between August and October each year. To get started, submit your resume and course idea to ats@csus.edu. At this stage, your proposal does not have to be more than 1-2 sentences in length. For example, a hands-on forensic science course that includes investigations of fingerprints, ballistics, hair and fiber, and simulated blood spatter.