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Summer Programs & Sessions

ATS offers two different programs each summer:

  • 4th & 5th Grade Program
    • For students completing grades 4 or 5 for the 2019-2020 school year (that is, rising 5th and 6th graders)
  • 6th - 9th Grade Program
    • For students completing grades 6, 7, 8 or 9 for the 2019-2020 school year (that is, rising 7th - 10th graders)

Please note: ATS provides supervision for students during class time only. As ATS is not a licensed childcare provider, there are no childcare or supervision services provided during the times before, after, or between class sessions. While program staff are always available on campus if students need assistance, they cannot escort individual students to and from class daily.

Follow-up research has shown that students enjoy the independence and responsibility ATS offers. As a result of their experiences, students often demonstrate increased self-confidence and maturity. Parents frequently report that the early exposure to a college campus is one of the things they appreciate most about their students’ participation in ATS.

4th & 5th Grade Program

This program introduces students to the ATS experience as they explore interesting topics with interactive, hands-on classes designed to encourage critical thinking and creativity.

Classes planned for Summer 2020 include (but are not limited to):

  • Acting: All the World's a Stage
  • Creative Computing
  • Creative Writing: Short Story
  • CSI Experts!
  • CSI: Math Edition
  • Design Thinking: Invent & Create
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering: Catapults, Roller Coasters & Zip Lines
  • Fairy Tale Trials
  • Imagination & Improvisation
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Making Math Fun
  • POW! Writing & Drawing Comics
  • Reader's Theater
  • Sketch, Draw, Create
  • The Science of Genetics

Classes are offered in one-week sessions for a total of 12.5 hours for the week.

Session 2020 Dates
A June 15 to June 19
B June 22 to June 26
C July 6 to July 10
D July 13 to July 17
E July 20 to July 24

6th - 9th Grade Program

This program allows students to experience a collegiate environment while learning from college professors, area public and private school instructors, and leading industry professionals. Students can gain self-confidence and independence through the experience of being treated like "college students" on the Sacramento State campus.

Classes planned for Summer 2020 include (but are not limited to):

  • 3D Graphics: Houses, Skate Parks & More
  • Acting for Stage & Screen
  • Algebra 1 (Fast-Paced)
  • Building a Dynamic Vocabulary through Latin Derivatives
  • Contemporary Web Design
  • Creative Writing: Building Suspenseful Stories
  • Criminal Law & Trial Advocacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • DNA
  • Dynamic Nature Drawing
  • eCommerce
  • Exploring Chemistry
  • Exploring College Majors
  • Exploring Physics
  • Fantastico Fundamental Spanish
  • Fashion Design & Business
  • Hands-On Psychology
  • Intro to College Writing
  • Intro to Python Programming
  • Intro to TV Broadcasting
  • Intro to Video Game Development
  • It's Debatable
  • Linux OS
  • Japanese (Beginning)
  • Media Production with Mobile Devices
  • Mock Trial
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Photoshop
  • The Golden 1 Challenge
  • The Science of Logic
  • The Science of Saving Lives

The schedule for this age group is similar to a college schedule with many classes meeting two to five days a week for 2 to 3 hours each class day depending on the length of the course. One-, three-, and five-week sessions are available between mid-June and late July.

Session 2020 Dates
A June 15 to July 2
B June 15 to June 19
C June 22 to June 26
D June 22 to July 24
E July 6 to July 24
F July 6 to July 10
G July 13 to July 17
H July 20 to July 24