Summer Academy

An Inspiration of Achievement for All

Prep USA - Reach for the Stars Academy is a new program that prepares promising young students for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.  This new Academy is in partnership with the University of the Pacific's School of Engineering & Computer Science and their Gladys L. Benerd School of Education as well as with Stockton Unified School District.

Studies show that children who don't have academically stimulating summer environments can actually have lower reading and math skills when they return to school.

Aimed at students from the Stockton Unified School District, the University of the Pacific and the José M. Hernández Reaching for the Stars Foundation have launched this Summer Academy to prepare students striving to attend college and achieve careers in STEM related fields.  The STEM curriculum consists of developing and enhancing critical thinking, logical reasoning and problem solving skills.

The Summer Academy's goal is to increase the number of competently prepared students who will pursue careers in STEM.