Summer Focus at Berkeley
Summer Focus at UC Berkeley - Summer Session for high school students
Summer Focus summer study at UC Berkeley is a comprehensive 6-week pre-college summer program offered for high school students in a rare public-private partnership between Education Unlimited® and UC Berkeley Summer Sessions. Summer Focus pre-college camp for high school students at UC Berkeley is designed to provide a small-group learning environment for talented and motivated high school students who want to experience college life. Student attend an actual UC Berkeley Summer Sessions class, receive support from our Education Unlimited program staff, tutoring as necessary, and have fun learning with other high schools students from around the United States and from other countries.
Precollege program for high school students - summer academic study
Summer Focus pre-college summer study camp allows entering junior and senior high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while being introduced to college life, and have a great time on a variety of recreational excursions while meeting new people from diverse backgrounds.
Summer Focus students take one UC Berkeley course for 3-4 units of transferable college credit, and choose two Summer Focus enrichment courses taught by Education Unlimited's® expert staff. Our Summer Focus enrichment courses are afternoon classes designed to offer additional educational opportunities such as Kaplan® SAT Test Prep or College-Level Writing, as well as fun learning adventures such as Surfing, Literary Tour of the Bay Area, or Creative Writing and Illustration. Enrichment courses are designed to compliment the student's overall Summer Focus at UC Berkeley experience and offer a much more memorable experience than regular summer school classes. Some Summer Focus electives require an additional fee that is not included in the standard camp tuition. However, in each elective block, there will be at least one elective choice which requires no additional fee.
Summer Focus Fun! Summer Focus is pre-college preparation for high school students but is designed so participants not only learn a lot, but also enjoy a true college experience! Summer Focus usually attracts a number of study abroad students from foreign countries looking for summer study and pre-college enrichment in Berkeley, bringing a strong cultural exchange experience to the program. In addition to excellent academics, Summer Focus offers a great social environment and exciting recreational activities. Students have the opportunity to explore the vibrant and culturally rich city of Berkeley, including Telegraph Avenue and other areas surrounding the campus. We also dine out in Berkeley occasionally, enjoy films in the dorms and around town, and visit local cultural attractions. Summer Focus students swim at Strawberry Canyon, play basketball at the Golden Bear Recreation Center, study over espresso in local coffee houses, and generally have a chance to experience life as a Cal undergraduate.
The EU Advantage The Education Unlimited® Headquarters is located in the heart of Berkeley, allowing us to maintain strong ties to the city, campus, and the greater Bay Area. The tuition for our six-week Summer Focus program, includes:
- UC Berkeley tuition fees
- Room & Board on the UC Berkeley campus
- All recreational excursions
- ALL summer 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 participants who completed to program said they would recommend the program to other students, and most rated to program 9/10 or 10/10 in overall program quality.
- Great student staff ratios with the summer 2012 program averaging one on-site staff member for every six participants.
Enrollment in the Summer Focus program is restricted to rising high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from a current teacher and will be interviewed by an Education Unlimited home office staff member before being granted admission to the program. UC Berkeley Summer Sessions maintains its own records on each student, and after an account has been established for a student it is generally the case that the student/family must make changes in course enrollments directly with the University. If a student withdraws from the program entirely, responsibility for notifying the Summer Sessions office for the purpose of tuition assessment lies completely with the family. All tuition fees assessed to a student's account and billed to Education Unlimited by UC Berkeley Summer Sessions are not refundable from Education Unlimited, and any requests for tuition adjustment once class enrollment is finalized must be submitted directly to UC Berkeley Summer Sessions.
What courses can I take?
Education Unlimited has prepared a list of courses which we suggest for students in our Summer Focus program. Please visit our Summer Focus suggested courses page for more information about specific courses.
To Learn More... Summer Focus at Berkeley is commonly known as a 'pre-college summer program' or 'summer study program,' but what you need to know is that this program effectively combines learning with summer adventures and excursions, so that you truly get a feel for college before having to make the important decision of what college to choose. Please contact us for a course listing and any additional questions you may have.
2014 Summer Focus at Berkeley Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2014 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
2013 Summer Focus at Berkeley Staff Members Include:
Summer Focus at UC Berkeley.