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Explore UW–Madison Precollege programs

We’re happy to share information on our site about the many sports camps, leadership summits, field trips, and other youth programs offered by our UW–Madison partners, including Badger Sports Camps, Wisconsin 4-H, the Language Institute and others. Please contact these programs directly to learn more and register.

Visit the Badger Precollege classes page to explore programs offered exclusively by Badger Precollege.

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  • Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

    The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) gives gifted students finishing ninth through twelfth grades the chance to learn and live alongside each other on the beautiful UW–Madison campus. ALP is an intense, three-week summer camp designed to push students to the next academic level while housing them in an intimate learning environment. Students enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience not possible in crowded high school schedules. Students gain insight from instructors who are experts in their fields. ALP participants experience a truly unique learning environment where gifted students can interact, learn, and grow with each other. Course options include engineering, physics, biology, neuroscience, theater, psychology, political science, philosophy, sociology and economics, and computer science.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts, Business, College Preparation, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • American Culture and English Program (ACE)

    In the 3-week, online 2021 ACE Digital Storytelling program, students will produce a portfolio of videos with compelling narratives and visuals to demonstrate their English storytelling skills while learning from faculty and experts at UW-Madison. Program Dates: July 12-30, 2021. Registration Deadline: June 28, 2021.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation

    Specialty

    American Culture,
    English

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Badger Precollege Online

    Badger Precollege is pleased to offer engaging online courses to students in grades 6-12. Each live online course meets for one to two weeks and includes high-quality educational and social content to help prepare students for the college experience — all backed by the academic reputation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In addition to academic enrichment, students will have the opportunity to build friendships in a community of like-minded individuals.

    Grades

    6-8
    9-12

    Focus

    Arts, College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Engineering,
    Math,
    Medicine,
    Science

    Format

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about Badger Precollege Online.
  • Badger Summer Scholars

    Spend your summer with UW–Madison, exploring a college-level course, living and learning with a community of peers. Badger Summer Scholars is a transformative learning opportunity for high school students across several academic areas of interest. Applicants should be ready to take the next step in their academic journey and to engage in a lively college program with peers from all over the country.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts, College Preparation, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Dance,
    English,
    Science,
    Visual Arts,
    Writing

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about Badger Summer Scholars.
  • College Ready @ Badger Precollege

    College Ready @ Badger Precollege is a 3-day online college preparation course for high school students. This holistic program combines a broad college readiness experience with a jumpstart in analytical skills exploration to help prepare students for college success. While each course helps prepare students for academic success, our curriculum also includes information about the path to college.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, Communications & Writing, STEM

    Specialty

    Academic Enrichment,
    Science,
    Technology,
    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about College Ready .
  • EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison

    The EducationUSA Academy at UW–Madison provides students age 15-17 the tools and experience to successfully prepare for and excel in the American college environment. We invite international students to join us for the EducationUSA Academy at UW-Madison, providing an in-depth experience of life at an American university. Take your learning beyond the classroom, your time here will provide educational, social and services opportunities to prepare you for success in higher education and create lifelong memories. Join us for an unforgettable three weeks at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    College Preparation, Languages & Culture

    Specialty

    American Culture

    Format

    Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about EducationUSA Academy.
  • EducationUSA Academy Connects

    EducationUSA Academy Connects at UW-Madison provides international high school students the opportunity to experience life at a US university, in an online environment. Students will learn about study opportunities and the admissions process at three different higher education institutions, develop their leadership skills, and perfect intercultural communication abilities. Students can decide between College Preparation or Business Skills Development sessions, each interacting live with UW-Madison instructors and students from around the world.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Business, College Preparation

    Specialty

    Business,
    Writing

    Format

    Commuter

    Student

    Domestic or International
    Learn more about EducationUSA Academy Connects.
  • Summer Music Clinic – Junior Session

    The Junior session of Summer Music Clinic has an opportunity for each student in 6th-8th grade to come and play, sing, create, and learn about music at all experience levels. Students will choose one of four paths based on what they create, sing, or play and then have one hour per day to choose an elective to dig deeper, try an additional path, or try something new! Students will expand their musical horizons by working with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Summer Music Clinic – Senior Session

    Senior session has an opportunity for each student in 9th-12th grade to come and play, sing, create, and learn about music at all experience levels. Students will choose their complete experience based on your goals! Each path has a balance of small and large group instruction learning of technique combined with student creativity and choice. Students will work with experienced educators from around the country, rehearsing and performing in ensembles with peers from other communities, and participating in classes and activities that will sharpen existing skills or open the door to new topics.

    Grades

    9-12

    Focus

    Arts

    Specialty

    Music

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International
  • Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP)

    The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives an opportunity for students finishing grades 7-8 to spend two weeks on a college campus studying one accelerated course. STEP is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire. lt offers a learning atmosphere that nurtures students’ talents and abilities, enriches social life, and encourages creativity. STEP strives to balance the academic and recreational sides of camp. This program is for those who are ready for above-grade-level challenges and are serious about having fun in and outside of the classroom with peers who share similar aspirations and interests. Course options include forensic science, acting, psychology, robotics, engineering, writing, computer programming, chemistry, law, biology, and economics.

    Grades

    6-8

    Focus

    Arts, Business, College Preparation, Communications & Writing, Languages & Culture, STEM

    Specialty

    Varies

    Format

    Commuter, Residential

    Student

    Domestic or International