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9th Grade College Readiness Camp

For DPS students and their families


9th Grade Camp Application 2017 (English)

9th Grade Camp Application 2017 (Spanish)

 Each summer, this unique three-week program offers students entering 9th grade an opportunity to participate in classes, field trips and other activities focused on expanding their knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) and language arts.

Over the course of three weeks, camp participants attend a 60- to 90-minute class Mondays through Thursdays, with field trips and teambuilding activities scheduled each Friday. Classes are taught by MSU Denver faculty, assisted by MSU Denver students who serve as tutors and mentors, and are held on the MSU Denver campus. Two camps are offered each summer, one in June and one in July. 

The summer camp program, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant program, Denver Public Schools and MSU Denver’s Center for Urban Education (CUE), is designed to strengthen young people’s motivation, readiness and planning for success in high school and beyond. Since its inception in 2012, the summer camps have served nearly 400 entering 9th graders and hired more than 70 MSU Denver students as mentors.




Classes taught by MSU Denver Faculty

Mini-grants to Design, Develop and Teach 9th Grade Summer Camp sessions


You can inspire future MSU Denver students!


The Center for Urban Education (CUE) at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking proposals from MSU Denver faculty and staff to design, develop and teach classes at two 9th grade college readiness camps. The 9th Grade College Readiness Summer Camp is sponsored through a partnership between Denver Public Schools and the Center for Urban Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver for entering 9th grade students and their families.  The 9th Grade College Readiness Summer Camp is aimed at strengthening student educational interest, motivation and achievement that will lead to the development of a successful vision and plan for high school success, college access and degree completion. 

Session proposals should reflect creative, engaging, hands-on, culturally responsive content and instruction aimed at 9th grade students entering urban, high-needs Denver schools. Priorities will be given to sessions that are focused on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Mathematics (STEAM) and Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Oral Language) with critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork.

Thank you to all the professors, faculty and staff who have applied to teach with us this summer. At this time we have made our program selections. We are no longer accepting applications for teaching this summer but we will be opening up teaching positions for the after school programs in the fall very soon.



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