Applicants & Returning Students
New students are recruited in the 8th grade for the rising 9th Grade Summer Academies. Once a student has been accepted, they are automatically admitted into the following summers until they graduate the program. However, returning students must register before each summer program through Ideal-Logic and complete the necessary forms.
Students who missed the applications in 8th grade may apply as late applicants to fill in empty spots in the 10th – 12th grade academies.
The applicant must:
- Provide basic demographic information, including a working email for the student and a parent/guardian.
- Upload their grades from the previous school year.
- Answer several short answers pertaining to their interest in STEM, the geosciences, and the GeoFORCE program.
Students are accepted from the following regions: Houston, Austin, and Southwest TX. There are currently also two select GEAR UP cohorts from San Marcos, south San Antonio, Livingston, Lockhart, and Navasota schools. Rolling admissions is open from January – March.
Applications are currently closed for Summer 2023
Students who have been accepted into the program as well as returning students will need their parents or guardians to register them on Ideal-Logic. Registration links are private and emailed out to students. If you have not received your registration link by the end of January, email us to request it.