Frequently Asked Questions

Requirements:

All Participants must:

  • Currently be enrolled in 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
  • Fill out the application and all other necessary paperwork.
  • Have 86% or better in math.
  • Have a C or higher in all classes.
  • Attend all 6 weeks. A maximum of four missing days are allowed. 
  • Arrange transportation to and from WSU PREP daily. 
  • Bring lunch or lunch money.
  • Complete homework assignments. 

Would you like to join WSU PREP in Year 2 or Year 3 (and did not complete the previous years)?  Follow these steps to apply:

  • Turn in the application and all other necessary paperwork.
  • Must have an A in math.
  • Be in good standing in all classes
  • Learn logic and pass the logic post-test with a 55% or higher. Please take the logic test by May 20th. 

Complete applications will be reviewed and students selected until all places are filled.

When does WSU PREP begin and end?

Monday, June 13th- Thursday, July 21st, 2022     

The Closing Celebration will be held on July 28th.

How many days per week is the program? 

Monday - Thursday, except where noted above. 

What does the daily schedule look like?

Monday- Wednesday             
8:40-8:50..... Roll Call
9:00-9:50..... Career Awareness
10:00-1:55..... Classes
2:00-2:30..... Teacher Office Hours
Lunches
11:05-11:45..... Y1
12:10-12:50..... Y2 & Y3
Thursday 
8:40-8:50..... Roll Call
9:00-9:30..... Career Awareness
10:00-1:55..... Classes
2:00-2:30..... Teacher Office Hours
Lunches
11:05-11:45..... Y1
12:10-12:50..... Y2 & Y3

How much does this program cost?

WSU PREP is offered at no cost to the participants selected from Davis, Ogden and Weber School Districts.  If your child attends a different school district, charter, private, or home school, we do have a limited number of spaces available. 

This is made possible by partnerships among WSU; the Davis, Ogden, and Weber School Districts; BAE Systems; and community organizations and companies, including private donations. Please help us keep WSU PREP free for our community!  If you know any entities with goals that align with WSU PREP's mission to grow our own engineers, scientists, and technologists for Utah and the USA that would consider making a tax-exempt donation or offer grant opportunities, please contact the WSU PREP program Director.

What does my child need to bring every day? 

Completed homework, water bottle, lunch/lunch money, pencil/pen, PREP binder and backpack.
 

How will my child get to and from WSU each day? 

You are responsible to provide transportation to and from WSU PREP each day for your child. There is a UTA bus stop next to our drop off/pick up location and families are welcome to choose city buses. Please check the UTA website for special pricing for summer youth tickets.

Many parents work together to carpool (we will provide contact sheets for those interested), and the Ogden School District is expected to provide a bus from key locations for their students.
 

What courses will my student be taking?

What is the attendance policy? 

Each child will be allowed 4 excused absences total for the program.  To excuse an absense, please contact the site coordinator and have your student work with their teachers on homework they will miss. However, PREP is a challenging academic program and the fewest absences possible is optimal for student achievement and learning. This policy includes other camps and family vacations.


 

What is a “Zero Tolerance” policy?

A strict policy on obedience and cooperation is maintained. This means your child may be dismissed from the program for any of the following: cheating, bullying, disrespectful behavior, disregard for written or verbal rules, not following campus rules, etc.  

How often will there be homework?

There will be classroom assignments Monday - Thursday. Students will have time during class to complete their work as well as the provided teacher open office hours and assistance will be provided as needed. Although they are not expected to have homework, students may occasionally bring home unfinished assignments.

Will I be able to help my student with his or her assignments?

Because the assignments are advanced math and science, we cannot guarantee that all parents will be able to help their children. We HIGHLY recommend the student take notes in class to take home both for assignment help and to study. 

 

What is a “teacher nomination?”

Each student is required to request a core teacher to complete a survey that will rate the student regarding academic performance, conduct in class, willingness to participate in class, maturity, punctuality, eagerness to learn new things, etc. 
 

My younger/older sibling would love this! Can they sign up even though they aren’t going into 7th grade next year?

We are accepting applicantions for year one from students who are going into 7th grade. We have a limited number of spaces for year two or three for highly motivated students going into 8th or 9th grade. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the site coordinator. 
 

Can I apply online?

Yes, see How to Apply.