College Prep Summer Academy

College Prep Summer Academy

Calling all GEAR UP Juniors! As you prepare for your senior year, get a head start on college by participating in GEAR UP Waterbury’s College Prep Summer Academy at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Students will take a college-level course for credit, and participate in a SAT prep course and a college prep seminar, which is designed to prepare you for the college admissions process.

Students will enroll in ONE of the following courses:

BIO*H111: Introduction to Nutrition COM*H 173- Public Speaking
A basic introduction to the science of nutrition with an emphasis on making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Health and disease, metabolism, cultural diversity and food processing are studied in relationship to individual nutrients as well as to total dietary patterns. Information presented enables analysis and modification of diets to promote health, reduce the risk of deficiencies and chronic diseases related to nutrition and evaluate dietary advertising, controversies and nutritional policies. This course provides students with an understanding, appreciation, and capacity for public speaking. Excellence in public speaking requires mastery of informative and persuasive techniques of language, organization, citation of evidence, and use of rhetorical patterns of introduction and conclusion. Exposure to theoretical elements and their application in public speaking will be explored in this class.


BMK*H 201- Principles of Marketing HSE*H 101- Introduction to Human Services
This course deals with the marketing function of the firm primarily from the management standpoint. Topics include marketing strategy, new products, channels of distribution, pricing, and promotion. The function of the marketing institution in economic and social context is considered. This course offers an introduction to the Human Services field, including the history of the various service professions, an overview of the primary populations that receive services, information about a variety of mental health and social service agencies, and a discussion of successful treatment methods.


8:00am-8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
8:30am-9:00am Study Session Study Session Study Session Study Session Field Trip*
9:00am-10:40am College Course College Course College Course College Course
10:50am-11:20am Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
11:25am-12:55pm SAT Prep College Prep Seminar SAT Prep College Prep Seminar

*Field trip schedule to be determined.

Monday, June 25th– Friday, August 3rd, 8:00am-1:00pm

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day along with transportation.


For more information or to sign up, visit your school’s GEAR UP office or contact

GEAR UP Director, Liana Cunningham at 203-596-8758 or