University Pipeline Programs
Prep USA - Reach for the Stars
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 in summer 2011. Approximately 40 students participate each year.
Harmony Stockton, a daily after-school arts academy for students in 3rd through 5th grades, is patterned on El Sistema, Venezuela's visionary and highly successful music program. Harmony Stockton is operated by the Stockton Symphony and enables children to 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 at Marshall Elementary School in 2011.
Pacific Academia de Matematicas (PAM)
PAM provides 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.
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 five-year-old program runs from September to April.
Creating Opportunities via Education (COVE)
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. 12th graders learn about applying to college, financial aid and making the transition to higher education. Approximately 30 students participate each year.
SSLA 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. It serves about 50 students from 9th through 12th grades.
Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)
MESA engages academically disadvantaged students to help them excel in math and science and encourage them to enroll in mathematics, engineering or science programs in college. Students in good standing with the program who qualify for a Cal Grant are also 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.
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.
Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep (NP3) (Natomas Unified School District)
NP3 is a law-themed public charter school in Sacramento, serving highly diverse students in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. Participants take law courses that are developed with the help of faculty from the McGeorge School of Law, such as Foundations of Law and Criminal Law, along with state-required social science classes. Students make campus visits to Pacific's Stockton and Sacramento campuses and have the opportunity to sit in on classes. NP3 has a 100% senior graduation rate and 100% rate of college enrollment. The program was created in partnership with University of the Pacific's Gladys L. Benerd School of Education and the McGeorge School of Law
Stockton Law Academy (Stockton Unified School District)
The Academy was created in partnership with University of the Pacific's Benerd School of Education and McGeorge School of Law as a law-themed public charter school. Similar to NP3, it serves a highly diverse student population in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. Pacific students from McGeorge and the Pacific Legal Scholars Program also serve as mentors, including helping to launch the new Pacific Law Academy mock trial team.
Dental Pipeline Program
The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of 15 dental schools nationwide to participate in the national Dental Pipeline Program. Originally created as a four-year program, Dental Pipeline is designed to help increase access to dental care for underserved populations.