SAISD 9th-graders can’t say they don’t have anything to do this summer!

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What:  SAISD 9th-graders can’t say they don’t have anything to do this summer! They and their parents will learn about 30 career academies to be offered this summer at a‘Salsa into Summer’ event.

Who:  SAISD 9th-graders (class of 2018) and parents

When:  April 3 (Thurs.), 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where:  Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta

Spring has just arrived but SAISD already is thinking ahead to summer and providing students with exciting learning opportunities that could very well lead to their chosen career. The free one- to two-week long academies for incoming 10th-graders are planned to be held over the months of June, July and August.

Thursday’s “Salsa into Summer” event will welcome students and parents who want to sign up for one or more of 30 Summer Career Academies. The event will have a Fiesta-like atmosphere to include dance and plenty of chips and salsa.

The academies, a project of SAISD’s GEAR UP college readiness program, will provide hands-on, engaging summer experiences for students, including college and workplace field trips. Some of the academies that will be held include:

• Programming/gaming – To include the opportunity to work with
   program developers and computer science engineers to learn
   coding, game design and website development.

• Urban gardening – To teach students how to build an urban garden,
   providing information about soil composition, plant selection and how
   to build a raised bed garden.

• Architecture and Interior Design – To provide hands-on insight into the
   creative practices of professional designers. Will be taught by faculty
   members of UTSA’s College of Architecture.

• Culinary – To teach kitchen sanitation, chopping skills, preparation
   and cooking. Students will team up with members of their kitchen
   crew to see who will be the “Top Chop.”



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