The CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) High School Track serves grades 9th through 12th and exposes scholars to high-impact events, research, STEAM, and Healthcare careers. At the same time, preparing our scholars to be competitive applicants for post-secondary education and matriculation into professional health careers or graduate school programs.
The CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) Middle School Track serves grades 6th through 8th and exposes scholars to high-impact events, research, STEAM, and Healthcare careers. At the same time, preparing our scholars to be competitive applicants for post-secondary education and matriculation into professional health careers or graduate school programs.
The BA/BS-DDS degree program at the University of Colorado Denver and CU School of Dental Medicine at Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote the diversity of dental professionals practicing dentistry in Colorado and to better serve the health care needs of the State of Colorado by assembling and educating students from broadly diverse backgrounds. Applicants must be Colorado residents who are interested in serving the health care needs of Colorado as dentists.
The Medical Career Collaborative (MC²) program propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. MC² focuses on recruiting students from groups that are under-represented in the healthcare workforce. This group of high-achieving young people typically consists of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds; the students come from schools all around the Denver Metro area.
The Colorado AHEC Program Office works with the regional offices to build state-wide network capacity and strengthen academic-community linkages in four core mission areas. The four core mission areas of the AHEC are Health Careers and Workforce Diversity, Health Professions Student Education, Health Professions Continuing Education, and Public Health and Community Education.
Colorado Black Health Collaborative (CBHC)
The Colorado Black Health Collaborative is a community-based organization that is committed to improving health and wellness in Colorado's Black, African, and African American communities through collaborations, partnerships, and teaming arrangements with community-based organizations, non-profits, public organizations, private entities, and government agencies.
Colorado UpLift employs full-time staff who are committed to the students they serve. As teachers/mentors and life coaches, they develop long-term relationships as early as elementary school. This bond continues through middle and high school, providing the relational support missing from students’ lives. Colorado UpLift uses a relational approach that produces superior results.
Contact: Colorado Uplift | (303) 830-6615
CU Science Discovery
CU Science Discovery works in partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. These camps offer immersive, hands-on learning experiences, allowing participants a first-hand glimpse into the world of biomedical research.
COWP is a comprehensive and collaborative early childhood obesity prevention program, which aims to promote a “culture of wellness” in preschool settings by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity levels. This is accomplished by bringing the following to preschool sites throughout Colorado: 1) classroom-based nutrition education; 2) a preschool physical activity professional development program; 3) parent wellness workshop series; 4) a staff workplace wellness program; and 5) a strategic planning process to make center environment and policy changes that focus on increasing healthy eating and physical activity levels. All program components are evidence-based or promising practices.
The Annual Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DMRSEF) is for middle and high school students. This exciting and challenging event will draw from the eight-county Denver metropolitan area; the best minds from grades 6 through 12.
Medical Day Treatment Program
The Medical Day Treatment Program provides medical, educational, and psychosocial interventions to children and adolescents with chronic medical illnesses. This program is designed for children and adolescents ages 6 to eighteen who have difficulty functioning in a regular school environment either because of their illness or because of psychological reactions to their medical conditions. Twelve to 15 patients can be served at any given time. This is an accredited school program. A certified teacher from the Denver Public School system is employed full-time by the program. The program is also staffed with nurses, a psychologist, and other medical personnel.
The Department of Pediatrics offers summer research opportunities for rising high school seniors, college students, and first-year medical students. Students will work in the lab with members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The summer program will introduce students to research opportunities related to child health. The summer internships will include opportunities for students to participate in a lecture research series as well as present their research at the completion of the summer internship.
Students and their faculty mentors are encouraged to produce abstracts for submission to local, regional, and national meetings. If the students’ research is accepted for presentation at a scientific meeting, the Child Health Research Internship will provide funding for travel and registration for the student to travel to one scientific meeting.
TLaS volunteers help elementary school children within the surrounding community explore the wonders of science under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. Together, they aim to inspire elementary-aged young scientists about the basics of the scientific method through a mix of mini, interactive presentations and hands-on, fun experiments.
BOLT is a camp for high school students that teaches about biomedical engineering and some of the exciting career options available for STEM-focused students. This in-person camp at the Department of Bioengineering at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will be filled with interesting topics and activities designed to introduce high school students to biomedical engineering and leadership topics. The camp will be a four-day event offered entirely in person.
Center for Pre-Collegiate and Academic Outreach Programs
The CU Denver Scholars Program
The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps
Adaptation and Variation: Colorado Animals and Plants Program
Contact: Jim Hakala | email@example.com
Art Meets Science: 3D Modeling of Cell Structures
Contact: Eileen O'Toole | firstname.lastname@example.org
CIRES: Geomagnetism in the MESA Classroom: An Essential Science for Modern Society
Contact: Emily Morton | email@example.com
Colorado Math Circle
Community-University Partnership to Improve High School Math Performance and Engagements Among at Risk Students
Contact: Kelsee Henningsen | Kelsee.Henningsen@colorado.edu
Girls At the Museum Exploring Science (GAMES)
The Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement
The Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a system-wide, institutionally funded academic program for high school students interested in post-secondary opportunities. It is designed to motivate and prepare first generation and/or military dependent students in pursuit of their higher education goals. PCDP is structured to ensure that students are academically prepared to enroll in, and be successful at UCCS, the University of Colorado system or any other postsecondary institution of the students' choice.
The Pre-Collegiate middle school program recruits 7th and 8th-grade students to participate in workshops during the academic year to promote leadership, social-emotional, interpersonal, and academic skills development. Our mission is to prepare students for high school and broaden post-secondary options so that students have greater access to college and other career fields.
The Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center (PCSSC) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is an institutionally funded academic enrichment program for targeted elementary, middle, and high school students. It is designed to motivate and prepare first-generation and military-dependent students in pursuit of their higher education goals. The PCSSC is structured to ensure that students are academically prepared to enroll and be successful in postsecondary education.
Recruitment for Pre-Collegiate's middle and high school programs typically takes place in the fall of a student’s 7th grade year, and freshman year (9th grade). Pre-Collegiate program details and application requirements are shared at information sessions each fall.
It is an academic program for regional K-12 students designed to motivate and expose students to a variety of STEM activities, careers, and programs.
Roaring Fork pre-collegiate is a college prep program for students in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. We prepare high school students to succeed.