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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
US NAval Academy Summer Programs for High School Students
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 5-10 for rising 9th graders; June 12-17 for rising 10th graders; and June 19-23 for rising 11th graders.
The Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising 9th-11th grade students in good academic standing, who have a keen interest in math and science.
The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside of the traditional classroom. The academy’s current students, called midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM program and act as mentors to the participants.
Tuition is $550 for this academic summer program and students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a tax-payer funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.