ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Come here to access a myriad of resources to support students and families throughout critical stages of the post-secondary search.

Read below for upcoming courses, programs, and related enrichment opportunities advertised throughout the year:

Fall 2022

1. Special Low-Cost SAT Prep Course at DU (with live online option)

Do you need to take the SAT but don’t want to spend $1000+ on prep classes? We’ve got you covered. 

There will be another low-cost, high-quality, SAT prep course at University of Denver. There will also be a live online course (you will choose either the on-campus course or the live online course). This comprehensive prep course will take place on campus starting in Oct. There is also a live online option (the same course but live online). The entire 27+ hour course at DU costs $225 (plus course materials). The live online course costs $175. We have partnered with University of Denver and provided SAT/ACT courses there for over 5 years. The teacher for the course is a high-scoring expert on the SAT, who has taught hundreds of students over the past 27 years. She was the director of math for Denver Public Schools.

 

Schedules:

SAT at DU: Tuesdays 4-6:30pm - 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

Proctored practice exams: Proctored practice exams: Sat. 10/15 11-2:20pm, Sat. 11/12 11-2:20pm, Sat. 11/19 11-2:20pm (this practice test will be live online)

Live Online SAT: Wednesdays 4-6:30pm - 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16

Proctored practice exams: Sat. 10/15 11-2:20pm, Sat. 11/12 11-2:20pm, Sat. 11/19 11-2:20pm

 

Please apply ASAP at campusprep.org, as there will be more applicants than spaces available. Email any questions to testprep@colorado.edu (please don’t send inquiries to your school’s staff, as they will just direct you to us).

 

2. Franklin Yard ACT/SAT Virtual Practice Tests

Register for no-cost, virtually-proctored practice tests with Franklin Yard this fall. After the test, you'll receive:

  • A detailed report to help your child revel key weaknesses, discover important strengths, and prepare for their SAT or ACT journey

  • A free consultation with Franklin Yard to help you understand the results and design a plan for your child's prep

Sign up for any of the upcoming tests:

Winter 2022

1. In Franklin Yard's SAT and ACT Masterclasses, students master essential skills and thinking patterns, learn critical test strategies, and develop key habits for effective score improvement. In small group courses led by expert tutors, students will learn the foundational content knowledge and core strategies to tackle Test Day with confidence.

Click here to browse and register for any of the upcoming classes:

  • October 9 - November 27 (SAT): Sundays, 8:30-10:30am (MST)

  • November 1 - December 6 (ACT): Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm (MST)

  • January 12 - February 9 (ACT): Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm (MST)

  • January 23 - March 6 (SAT): Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm (MST)

  • March 23 - May 4 (SAT): Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm (MST)

2. Colorado Student Leaders Institute - Become a local student leader!

Colorado Student Leaders Institute (COSLI) is a state-legislated, summer residential program. For one month each summer, Colorado's best and brightest students, chosen from a competitive pool of applicants, live and study on the campus and earn three hours of college credit. Students choose one of two majors through which to explore an interdisciplinary curriculum: International Social Studies or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math), and explore diverse topics through a lecture series by university professors and 3 hands-on projects--Colorado Social Problem Lab, Short-Term Business Lab, and National History Day (https://clas.ucdenver.edu/nhdc/).

COSLI students do not have to be formally designated as gifted and talented students, but they must demonstrate through their application that they meet the academic rigors that the program requires. At least 50% of our students must be eligible for free and reduced lunch and/or be first generation college students.  COSLI prepares students for college by fostering leadership, independence, innovativeness, initiative, critical thinking, and creativity.

The Application for 2023 is now open and will close on January 31, 2023. Click here to apply and learn more information!

Summer 2023

1. Senate Page Program - Applications for summer terms are due by Monday, February 13th, 2023

There are four established page sessions. The academic year consists of two semesters which run from early September through mid-January and from mid-January through mid-June. The summer program consists of two sessions which are three or four weeks in duration depending on the legislative calendar.

  • Pages must be citizens of the United States or subject to agreements of the Department of State and must have a social security number

  • Page eligibility is limited to juniors in high school who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment.

  • Summer Page eligibility is limited to students who have completed the sophomore year and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of appointment

  • Pages must verify a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a home school transcript and a certification of immunization to qualify for attendance at the school

  • A general health assessment completed by a licensed physician is required, in addition to a certification of immunization

  • Pages are required to be covered by health insurance; if not covered, they will be required to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

Visit Senator Bennett's website for more information about requirements and Senate Page duties. To apply, a candidate must submit a cover letter that outlines their interest in serving as a Page to Michael, and confirm that they meet all program requirements. Resumes and letters of recommendation can be included in the application package, but are not required. All application documents should be emailed to Katie_burns@bennet.senate.gov