In response to COVID-19, the Glasscock School has moved the majority of our upcoming offerings online. Learn more
The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers numerous college and career readiness and academic enrichment opportunities for students to raise their awareness of the importance of college and to master the skills necessary for their post-secondary careers.
The Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy, Fueled by Envision, is an incredible opportunity to spend 12 days in one of the epicenters of aerospace and aviation. During the program, you will gain invaluable hands-on career experience and exposure while learning from and engaging with leading minds in the space industry, gaining unique access to industry facilities, and hearing directly from a NASA representative on 21st century space innovations.
This program has been approved by our faculty for college credit. Students attending the Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy are eligible to register for EDUC 101: Science Education and Career Exploration: Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation, which will award students one college credit through Rice University upon completion. The cost of this credit is $1,000, which is less than half the cost of the standard credit hour for part-time Rice University undergraduates, and allows students get a head start on earning college credit.
This event is aimed toward helping high school students prepare for their AP exams. The AP exam review will be led by experienced AP teachers in a variety of subjects. Due to the current pandemic, this event will be offered online in 2021.
Registered participants will receive an email from the Center for College Readiness (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information on accessing prerecorded presentations, handouts and links to live question and answer (Q&A) sessions taking place on April 17. The synchronous (live) Q&A sessions will take place between 9 a.m.-noon Central Time. We recommend students take time to look through the content before April 17. The schedule of the live Q&A sessions, along with the presentations and handouts will be emailed to registered students by April 12.
Note: Virtual classroom size is limited and space cannot be guaranteed in particular subjects. Entry into the live virtual classroom is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event. Most subject Q&A sessions will be offered twice to maximize availability.
Who Should Register: High school students enrolled in AP courses
Early registration: $55 (until February 17)
Standard registration: $70 (February 18-April 2)
Late registration: $85 (after April 2)
AP® is a registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this program.
The most powerful learning happens not just from expert instruction, but also from applying classroom lessons to real-world, client projects. This career practicum will provide an opportunity to collaborate with peers to solve practical challenges facing various industries worldwide. The career practicum will introduce you to the theories, tools, and skills that will prepare you for a career in your chosen field of interest. The academic course is designed to complement the practical components of the field-based practicum, so students can maximize learning through guided, critical self-reflection and goal setting. The continuous academic learning supports the connection between the field-based project work students’ experience in the practicum and the academic classroom-content and connections.
This program has been approved by our faculty for college credit. Students attending the Rice University Career Practicum are eligible to register for EDUC 267: Career Practicum, which will award students one college credit through Rice University upon completion.
Creative Writing Camp offers a supportive learning environment that inspires incoming kindergarten to high school students to craft stories, poetry, essays and plays, as well as simply writing for pleasure. Through these workshops even the most hesitant students discover the joy of writing, the intrigue of language and the confidence of authorship. Over the course of two weeks, campers receive 40 hours of classroom instruction provided by highly qualified teachers and writers. Camp concludes with a final reading or performance and each participant takes home a personal portfolio. Creative Writing Camp is a 28-year collaborative effort between Writers in the Schools and Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture program for teachers.
Future doctors and health care practitioners will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to discover their passions through hands-on medical experience at NYLF Medicine. Over nine amazing days on the campus location of your choice, you will experience the collegiate lifestyle firsthand, learn from doctors, participate in an interactive curriculum led by advisors, visit a top medical school, test your medical knowledge during clinical skills rotations, and explore professional opportunities in the ever-expanding fields of medicine and health care among fellow high school students.
Rice University offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for K-12 students to expand their knowledge and skills. The broad range of programs offered throughout the year are designed to educate and inspire K-12 students in arts, science, math, athletics, music and more. To see a comprehensive list of all of the development opportunities available to students, visit Rice University’s K-12 Initiatives website.
The Rice University Urban Sustainability Academy, Powered by Envision, is an incredible opportunity to spend 10 days in one of the epicenters of sustainability and biodiversity. During the program, you will gain invaluable hands-on career experience and exposure while learning from and engaging with leading minds in the environmental science industry, gaining unique access to industry facilities, and hearing directly from Rice University faculty on 21st century conservation innovations.
With Rice University Summer Sessions course, EDUC 101: Science Education and Career Exploration: Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation, you can!