ALPHA Center

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

Summer programs for students

A Jump Start on the New School Year

The summer programs offered to middle and high school students by the ALPHA Center are designed to improve learning abilities and achievement in various fields, but the programs also offer the added benefit of keeping a student’s mind in sharp focus during a long break from school. Our programs will nurture your children’s learning growth and allow them to see learning as both fun and beneficial to their futures, all the while keeping their minds sharp for the upcoming school year.

Climbing Higher with the Academy for Mathematics + Science (CHAMPS):

CHAMPS - Climbing Higher with the Academy for Mathematics + Science, is a week-long summer program for middle school girls and boys.  It provides a stimulating environment so that mathematics and science is seen as interesting, relevant and related to careers and the real world

Healthy Body - Healthy Mind (HBHM):

The week-long Healthy Body - Healthy Mind summer program focuses on the development of a well-rounded individual, with physical fitness activities coupling with instruction in mathematics as it relates to health and physical education.

Girls Excelling in Mathematics with Success (GEMS)

Project GEMS is a learning academy for middle and high school girls focusing on mathematics as it relates to college, the sciences, and technology. The program is designed to focus these girls as to how relevant mathematics is in today’s world.

Girls Excelling in Mathematics and Sciences with Success (GEMS2)

Ontario GEMS² is an academy of learning for middle school girls in mathematics and science especially as it relates to college and career choice.  The purpose of GEMS² is to empower girls with knowledge about the power of mathematics, science, community service, and mentoring and supporting on another.


Project COMPASS is designed to expose students to the integration of mathematics and technology, and how to combine both fields in to a deeper understanding of critical thinking.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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ALPHA Center
College Building South
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-5425
Fax: (951) 827-5465
E-mail: candy.mcreynolds@ucr.edu