DAPCEP has diverse programming offerings that make learning STEMM interesting and fun for students. Sessions are held at eight colleges and universities in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Youth work in science and engineering laboratories on college campuses, and have opportunities to meet minority engineers, college students and other role models. Our core programming models are:
- Saturday Series: Courses are offered to youth in grades 4-12 on Saturdays during Fall and Spring semesters. These courses focus on quantitative subjects such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics and chemistry.
- Summer Channel: Whether living on campus for two to four weeks in Summer Residency, or commuting Monday through Friday for Commuter Camp, an emphasis is placed on exposing youth to cutting edge technology and the rigors of college life.
- DAPCEP In-School Curriculum (DISC): Also known as, “DAPCEP In-School Program,” DISC focuses on advanced STEMM and project-based learning. A currently piloted, replicable model for other districts is known as DISC-EVOLUTION.
- K-3 “Little Engineer That Could”: Science, mathematics and pre-engineering three-year program for children and their parents. The focus is introducing children to STEMM concepts and simultaneously teaching parents how to build an education-friendly learning environment at home.
- Specialty Zone: Boutique programs designed to address specific fields of study. For example, we have an all-girls program and an all-boys program, each focused on renewable energy.