The Tomorrow Project Academies
Prep USA - Reach for the Stars
Creating Opportunities via Education (COVE)
Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP)
Pacific Academia de Matematicas (PAM)
Summer Success Leadership Academy
Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)
This program prepares promising young students for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-related careers. The academy is modeled on the successful 32-year-old TexPrep program, which has educated more than 28,000 students in 17 Texas cities and contributed to extraordinary high school graduation and college enrollment rates. The Reach for the Stars Academy launched on Pacific's Stockton campus this summer. Approximately 40 students enrolled in the program's first year.
Operated by Pacific's Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, Pacific's School of Engineering & Computer Science, and the Stockton Unified School District. Sponsored by the Reach for the Stars Foundation
COVE aims to increase high school success and college readiness for 9th through 12th graders in the Lincoln Unified School District. Working with program mentors, students develop a personalized plan for high school success that they share with their parents and teachers. Twelfth graders learn about applying to college, financial aid and making the transition to higher education. COVE launched on Pacific's Stockton campus this summer with 30 students.
Operated by Pacific's Gladys L. Benerd School of Education, Lincoln Unified School District. Sponsored by Lincoln Latin Leadership
Harmony Stockton, a daily after-school arts academy for students in grades 3 through 5, is patterned on El Sistema, Venezuela's visionary and highly successful music program. In El Sistema, children learn how to sing, play an instrument and gain an appreciation of classical and other music. Students also sharpen their analytical skills as research has shown that learning to read music augments mathematical understanding. Harmony Stockton launched this summer at Marshall Elementary School.
Operated by Stockton Symphony, Pacific's Conservatory of Music and the Benerd School of Education. Funded by the United Way, the Stockton Symphony and private donation
TAP students are high school juniors selected for their aptitude for mathematics and demonstrated leadership skills. These young people serve as teacher apprentices during their senior year. They then move to San Joaquin Delta Community College and later transfer to University of the Pacific before earning teaching credentials through San Joaquin County's Impact Program. TAP was established in 2006.
Created through a partnership with the San Joaquin County Office of Education, San Joaquin Delta Community College, Pacific's Department of Mathematics, and Pacific's Benerd School of Education
For the past four years, PAM has provided rigorous mathematics instruction to migrant learners in the 7th through 10th grades. The summer 2011 session served more than 120 students primarily from Stockton and Lodi. The Academy focuses on college readiness and teaches students and parents about academic opportunities and support systems that foster educational success.
PAM is a partnership among the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Pacific's Benerd School of Education, the Pacific Department of Mathematics, and Pacific's Latino Outreach Office.
This program brings together approximately 60 7th and 8th grade migrant students to Pacific's campus for intensive enrichment in English, language arts and mathematics. It also offers other college readiness activities as well as a parent and family education component. Program graduates can return as mentors. This innovative 5-year-old program runs from September to April.
A partnership of Pacific's Latino Outreach Office, the Benerd School of Education and the San Joaquin County Office of Education
This Academy encourages local high school students to apply to college by exposing them to university life and developing their academic and personal self-confidence. During the week-long program, students live on Pacific's Stockton campus and experience the joys and challenges of college life. Program participants also create game plans to help prepare for college. This year-old summer Academy is the brainchild of Pacific student and Stockton resident Ty-Licia Hooker '12. It serves about 50 students from 9th through 12th grades.
Operated by Ty-Licia Hooker and co-founder Michael Tubbs. Funded by Pacific's External Fund Committee, ASUOP, the Benerd School of Education and individual donors
The oldest program in the Tomorrow Project, MESA engages academically disadvantaged students to help them excel in math and science and encourages them to enroll in mathematics, engineering or science programs in college. MESA students in good standing with the program who qualify for a Cal Grant also are eligible for an additional $1,000 scholarship. Pacific's MESA program was founded in 1993. This program starts in August and runs through May on local school sites with 1,200 students from grades 6 - 12.
Operated by Pacific faculty from the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Sponsored by Statewide MESA and area school districts