Students who are involved with the College Bound Club (Bryan, Papillion and Thomas Jefferson) and the College Access Program (Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson) are eligible to attend the annual AIM Summer Academies, sponsored by these grant programs. Additionally, Talent Search students (Benson, Bryan and Thomas Jefferson) are invited specifically to attend the college visit academies. Students in these programs must meet with their Site Coordinator by MAY 17 in order to register.
ACT Prep Academy: June 4-6 (9:00-3:00) Grace University
Prepare for the June ACT through subject specific practice in the areas of math, science, English, and reading. Practice tests and guided assistance will be provided along with test taking tips to improve your score!
Financial Literacy 101: June 10-13 (9:00-3:00) AIM Training Lab
Understand the fundamentals of finances including checking and savings accounts, accumulating interest, investments, and planning for the future. Learn by playing a technology based game to apply this important information!
College Exploration–Small Colleges: June 17-18 (7:30-5:30) (Gather at South Omaha Public Library to take bus)
Explore the offerings of small 4 year public and private colleges in the area!
Day 1 – Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) and Morningside College (Sioux City, IA)
Day 2 – Wayne State College (Wayne, NE) and Midland University (Fremont, NE)
Do the Math! June 17-20 (9:00-3:00) Peter Kiewit Institute (UNO South Campus)
Maybe you love math, maybe you don’t! Regardless, strong math skills are essential as you prepare for college. Strengthen your current abilities in this subject, and prepare for next year’s level of math. And maybe, just maybe, have some fun along the way!
High Altitude Ballooning: June 24-28 (8:30-3:30) Strategic Air and Space Museum (Gather at South Omaha Public Library to take bus)
Interested in what lies beyond the planet Earth? In this highly interactive math and technology academy at the SASM, you will gain an understanding of how High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) equipment is used in near-space exploration. You will have the opportunity to launch, retrieve, and view a HAB in real time, design and create model rockets, and hone your navigational skills through geocaching and Google Earth activities.
Wild Science: July 8-11 (9:00-3:00) Fontenelle Forest (Bellevue)
Nature has a lot to show us if we just take the time to observe. Explore the surroundings at Fontenelle Forest through hiking, hands-on experiments, information on (and perhaps visits from) the local wildlife there, and unique presentations from the Fontenelle education staff. Sign up for this academy only if you love nature and enjoy heat, hiking, getting dirty, and encountering creepy-crawlies!
College Exploration–Health Careers: July 16-17 (8:30-3:30) (Gather at the South Omaha Public Library to take bus)
Explore health programs of study in 2-year and 4-year colleges around the metro area. Visits will include program specific information as well as presentations from Admissions, campus tours and discussions of future career possibilities
Day 1 – Clarkson College and Nebraska Methodist College
Day 2 – Iowa Western Community College and Metro Community College
On Exhibit / Video Production: July 22-26 (9:00-3:00) Bellevue University
Bring new life to old technology by creating a historical exhibit that will be displayed to the public. This is the second year of this hands-on academy, but wait there’s more! One-third of the students involved will learn the skills needed to create at “behind the scenes” video documentary of the exhibit’s creation. Twenty students may sign up for the On Exhibit portion, and ten others may participate in the Video Production.
College Exploration–Science Careers: July 23-24 (Day 1 – 7:45-5:30 / Day 2 – 9:00-3:00) (Gather at the South Omaha Public Library to take bus)
If science is your favorite subject, why not make a career out of it? Take this opportunity to visit two universities that have specialties in particular science fields.
Day 1: Iowa State University (Food Science and Exercise Science)
Day 2: UNO/College of Information, Science, and Technology) – also includes planetarium show
Make Your CASE for College: Aug 5-8* (9:00-3:00) See location details below
Formerly known as Rolling the Dice Your Senior Year, Make Your CASE (College Application and Scholarship Essays) is required for all incoming seniors. Choose the college that is right for you by comparing important features, understanding the financial aid available to you, and developing the skills to write outstanding scholarship essays. You will accomplish a lot during a short time, but it is time well spent!
Papillion and Bryan students will go to College of Saint Mary (7000 Mercy Road, Omaha)
Council Bluffs students will go to Thomas Jefferson High School (2501 West Broadway, Council Bluffs)
(*) – Day 4 may be an optional half day
If you are a student or parent of a student in one of these programs and have questions, please contact Stefanie Ramsey, AIM Youth & Community Engagement Manager: 402.345.5025 ext 212