The following is a press release issued by the Ukiah Unified School District
Ukiah High’s Summer Academy program, designed to prepare incoming 9th graders for success as a member of Wildcat Nation, is now accepting applicants. The application can be accessed on the Ukiah High website and the Ukiah Unified School District Facebook page.
Ukiah High students who attend Summer Academy are provided a crash course in Ukiah High success. They get to meet their teachers, know the physical campus, understand high school and college preparation requirements and strategies for excelling as a freshman in high school.
Summer Academy also provides students with an opportunity to become acquainted with Ukiah High’s Career Technical Education offerings. In past years, students have learned how to change a tire in our Auto Shop, made wine racks for their parents in our Welding Shop, or learned the basics of construction in our Woodshop.
Not only will students be introduced to potential careers in the trades, but Summer Academy students are provided field trips to nearby college campuses to help them envision the future that could be theirs. Ukiah High’s Summer Academy has toured UC Berkeley, UC Davis, San Francisco State, Humboldt State University, Sonoma State University, and Mendocino College.
Summer Academy will run from August 2 to August 12, 2021, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Students will be provided food while on campus.
If you have an 8th grader ready to become a high schooler, Summer Academy will enable them to enter the halls of Wildcat Nation comfortably and confidently on the first day of school. Apply by clicking the following link:
If you have any questions, call or email Summer Academy Coordinator Matt LaFever at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-472-5829.
Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I, Matt LaFever, the writer/curator of MendoFever, am also an employee of Ukiah Unified School District. I work as a teacher at Ukiah High School and I am the administrator of Ukiah High Summer Academy. That being said, Summer Academy is an amazing program and any incoming Wildcat will be better off attending.