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CAP & GOWN Project taking applications for STEM Summer Institute

Students will take ACT prep classes, go on college tours, and get other hands-on learning opportunities.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The CAP & GOWN Project is making sure high school students in Huntsville are ready for college.

The group is now taking applications for their STEM Summer Institute.

The two-week program is completely free and available to 9th through 12th graders. Students will take ACT prep classes, go on college tours, and get other hands-on learning opportunities.

CAP & GOWN Project Executive Director Emily Heller said, "I would encourage any parents to really encourage students to start early. The more time any program has with a student, the more growth they'll see."

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New Century Technology High School Student Jeremiah McDowell said, "I've learned a lot. I took the free ACT last year. I got an 19 on it. This year, I made a 21 so I had a three point increase."

While they are encouraging all students to apply, Heller says they are looking for students who are motivated.

"Be sure that you’re able to commit to the program if possible. We'll work with any type of schedule," said Heller.

This year, students can participate either in person at Calhoun Community College or through a virtual program. The programs will run from June 7-12 and July 12-17.

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They are taking between 50 to 75 students (grades 9-12) for the Summer Institute. They are also taking applications for instructors to work with the students.

Click here to sign up.

Click here for more information about the CAP & GOWN Project.

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