Fequently Asked Questions
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.
- Be in good standing in all courses.
- Attend all 7 weeks. A maximum of four absences 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 June 5th.
Complete applications will be reviewed and students selected until all places are filled.
When does WSU PREP begin and end?
Monday, June 29 - Thursday, August 6, 2020
We will not be in session on Friday, July 3 or Friday, July 24.
The Closing Celebration will be held on August 6.
How many days per week is the program?
Monday - Thursday, except where noted above.
What does the daily schedule look like?
8:50 a.m.–3 p.m.
Students are dropped off and picked up on campus. Both UTA and school buses drop off and pick up on Edvalson Street. Program assistants are waiting at the drop off location from 8:30 a.m. each morning.
Monday–Thursday Year 1 Schedule
- 8:50–10:00 a.m. Career Awareness Speakers
- 10:00–11:15 a.m. Class One
- 11:15–12:10 p.m. Lunch
- 12:20-1:35p.m. Class Two
- 1:40-2:55p.m. Class Three
Fridays are reserved for educational field trips or special event days on campus. Some field trips leave earlier and return later than the normal 9–3 schedule.
Where is the program held?
Weber State University, Ogden. Classes are held in buildings on campus. Lunch is eaten under the Stewart Bell Tower and in the Shepherd Union food hall.
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. Please contact the program manager at email@example.com for details.
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 manager.
What does my child need to bring every day?
Completed homework, water bottle, lunch/lunch money, pencil/pen, 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?
- See Curriculum.
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 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.