Georgia Tech CEISMC, in partnership with The Drew Charter School, has developed a summer transition program to support advanced student learning. In order to prepare for post-secondary education, students must have access to resources and skills not only to survive, but also to thrive academically in high school. The Drew Summer Transition Program is intended to assist students to transition smoothly from middle to high school, with a main focus of learning organizational and study strategies needed to be successful in high school. The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
The Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing’s (CEISMC) mission, is to advocate and participate in efforts to effect systemic changes that lead to improved appreciation and performance in science, mathematics, and technology for k-12 students. Over the course of the two weeks, students will be exposed to engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEM/STEAM) focused summer enrichment activities designed to help them be successful in high school. The transition program also has an academic year follow up that will address study skills, academic requirements for post secondary education, exposure to 21st century STEM majors, exploration of the college experience, time management, career awareness, and PSAT preparation. Students will also explore how digital technologies are used to critically analyze and solve problems; how data are collected and processed using digital technologies as well as how to draw conclusions about real-world STEM related issues. The transition program is tasked with ensuring that our students receive the best possible preparation in science, mathematics, and technology as they seek their place in the modern world.