Programs offered throughout the year are designed to educate and inspire K-12 students in arts, science, math, athletics, music and more.
The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance
Through innovative educational outreach to students, the Boniuk Center seeks to build bridges of religious literacy, mutual understanding and interfaith collaboration between members of different faith traditions and spiritual or secular communities.
Center for College Readiness
The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' Center for College Readiness offers various enrichment programs for middle and high schools students. Our student programs are designed to provide academic content and/ or "college knowledge" to prepare them for success in post-secondary education.
Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning
Formerly known as Houston Enriches Rice Education, the HERE Project has become the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) and is now a part of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. CERCL is a curricular and research initiative that uses innovative research, engaged pedagogy and other approaches to promote and advance creative models and practices of leadership benefiting new generations of leaders.
Creative Writing Camp
Creative Writing Camp, a collaboration of Rice’s School Literacy and Culture and Writers in the Schools, has been a widely respected Houston-area summer camp for 26 years. Often cited on “Best Camps in Houston” lists, Creative Writing Camp for incoming kindergarten through 12th grade students is offered at eight campuses across the greater Houston area.
DREAM seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM degree programs, particularly engineering. DREAM is structured on a foundation of long-term mentoring. The program sends a team of Rice STEM undergraduates to mentor and teach students in Houston area high schools to encourage them to pursue college degrees in STEM fields.
Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) provides two summer high school programs: the IBB Summer BioScience Program offered to rising juniors and seniors, and the IBB Summer Academy for High School Students (exclusively for the Science Academy of South Texas).
Multicultural Community Relations
Multicultural Community Relations (MCR) conducts age-appropriate on-campus sessions for students in high school, middle school and elementary school to create an awareness of the steps needed to access college admission and financial resources for college.
Recreation and Wellness Center: Summer Youth Activity Program
The Summer Youth Activity Program (for children aged 6 to 11) seeks to expose participants to a variety of sport and recreational activities, develop recreational skills, and promote social growth.
Rice ELITE (Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering) Summer Camp
The Rice ELITE (Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering) Summer Camp is a 1-week (August 6-10) day camp for high-potential high school students (i.e., rising 9th-12th grade) who are aiming to be the next-generation of leaders in engineering. In addition to giving participants technical leadership development training, students choose and participate in one of three hands-on engineering technology tracks: (1) Augmented Reality, (2) Robotics & Autonomous Systems, and (3) 3D Printing & Modeling.
Rice for High School Students
The Center for College Readiness offers numerous development opportunities for students to increase their awareness of the importance of college and to master the skills necessary for their post-secondary success.
Rice Soccer Camps
Rice offers a variety of camp sessions that cater to all levels of athletes ages 4-18.
Rice Summer Business Institute
The Rice Summer Business Institute introduces ambitious high-school students from low- and moderate-income communities to the world of business, broadening their expectations of career paths that are possible for them.
Rice Summer Sessions - Chemistry and BioSciences
The Rice Chemistry and BioSciences departments offer opportunities for high school rising seniors and graduating seniors to participate actively in Chemistry or BioSciences research and advance their mastery of chemical and biological research concepts while simultaneously earning college credits.
Rice Summer Sessions - Natural Sciences
At Rice Summer Sessions, you will find 26 Natural Sciences courses offered on campus or online. High school students can earn college-level degree credit and begin paving the way for a successful college experience.
Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)
The Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice’s wide ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school districts.
Rice University School Math Project
RUSMP offers one-week activity-filled half-day math camps for students entering 2nd-grade through 7th-grade. Curriculum will engage students in fun, hands-on mathematics investigations and games with connections to science, technology, engineering, and the visual arts.
Say STEM Camp
Say STEM Camp is a 6-day, 5-night residential summer camp covering topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Rising 8th-12th grade students will learn the math and science behind cool and surprising things in their lives. Then they'll learn how to communicate them effectively by oral presentation and graphic design. Students will interact with college professors, experience life on a college campus, and develop skills in teamwork. Students from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have attended the camp in past years. A special section of the camp is offered to rising 12th graders in the top 3 students of their high school class. The camp is hosted by the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity.
Scott Pera Rice Basketball Camps
Rice offers a variety of camp sessions that cater to all levels of athletes grades 1st through 12th.
The Shepherd School of Music
The Shepherd School of Music programs are designed to develop the love of music found in all children, teach children to understand music through joyful experience, and offer children with outstanding musical gifts an environment in which those gifts will be recognized and encouraged.
Student AP Exam Prep - Online
This online AP* exam prep resource, developed by AP master teachers through the Rice University-AVID Center College Readiness Initiative, is designed to support and guide students through the exam preparation process.
*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this AP Exam Prep Review Resource.