Programs offered throughout the year are designed to educate and inspire K-12 students in arts, science, math, athletics, music and more.
Non-credit and credit programs are available.
Non- Credit (Non-Transcripted) Programs:
Beyond Traditional Borders
Through the Global Health Technology Design Competition for High School Students offered by the Beyond Traditional Borders program, student teams take on a yearlong design challenge of global health importance.
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.
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 Robotics Club
The Rice Robotics Club hopes to inspire greater research into the field of robotics and to make robotics more accessible to persons of all ages and backgrounds. This student group focuses on competitive robotics events as well as mentoring K-12 students about robotics concepts.
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 University Mathematical Institute for Young Women
For high school girls entering grades 10 and 11, this summer program engages Rice faculty, undergraduate and graduate students to teach advanced math and to explore careers that use math.
Rice University School Mathematics Project
The Rice University School Math Project (RUSMP) provides a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and the Houston PreK-12 mathematics community. A variety of programs for K-12 students are available.
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.
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.
Programs for Rice University Credit (Transcripted):
Rice for High School Students
Through the Rice for High School Students program offered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies' Center for College Readiness, rising juniors and seniors were able to take one course in Rice University’s regular summer school alongside current college students from Rice and visiting students from other institutions. This program is not currently offered.