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.
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.
Applications for Summer 2022 Will Open Soon
Students who have been accepted into the program as well as returning students will need their parents or guardians to register them on CircuiTree. Registration will being on December 1, 2021 and close on January 31, 2022.
Registration for Summer 2022 Will Open Dec 1st