Educational Programs

Information about educational programs is received throughout the year. Some programs are offered every year and some are not. The programs listed below are recurring programs. Please visit the websites to see when the organizations will offer the program for this school year.
Students should also refer to the counseling Schoology course for their graduating class for announcements about programs.

Educational Programs

Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute reaches future lawyers at an early age to provide them with exposure and opportunity to explore the legal profession, all at no cost to the participants at the University of Richmond. For one week, students are introduced to the legal profession by living on a college campus and attending a number of mock classes (complete with overnight reading assignments) and seminars on career opportunities in the law, test taking strategies, and the college admissions process. The students meet with law school professors, judges, guest lecturers, and state and local bar association members. At the end of the week, the students participate in a mock trial based on pre-written trial materials used in national trial competitions. The Institute culminates in a graduation banquet where a prominent member of the Bar is the featured speaker. For more information, visit this website.
The James River Youth Environmental Leadership Program is a year-long challenge where students will develop leadership skills and knowledge that will guide them through higher education and their future career. JRLA provides a skill building and training opportunity for students who are passionate and committed to protecting our environment to take action on behalf of the James River and the natural world. You will commit to addressing a water-related issue in your community, and work with a professional mentor to design and implement a Capstone Project. Click here for more information.
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12. 10TH GRADE Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/ 11TH AND 12TH GRADE Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

 


 

Revised 3/12/2020