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UC San Diego Extension is a leader in pre-college education, offering best in class education and training through a variety of courses and opportunities. Our rapidly changing world demands that students not only possess the needed technical know-how but that they also have the ability to problem-solve and innovate. UC San Diego Extension partners with affiliates to bring students opportunities to learn these skills in a creative and hands-on approach. Please contact precollege@ucsd.edu if you are interested in partnering with UC San Diego Extension.

  • College Solution

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  • CoTA

    Teachers and Artists (CoTA) provides professional development to TK-12 classroom teachers that promotes the arts as a lively, essential, and ongoing aspect of education. CoTA’s professional development programs, ranging from two-hour exploratory workshops to a comprehensive three-year, school-wide partnership, make creativity a dynamic and essential aspect of classroom learning. CoTA inspires teachers to be effective in fostering art and design thinking in the classroom. CoTA’s pioneering arts integration methodology engages diverse learners in new and expanding ways, encouraging critical thinking and creative expression while building confidence and the capacity for innovation. The CoTA method fosters school reform through the arts, providing programs that support a profound shift towards a creative learning ecosystem.

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  • FoolProofMe

    FoolProof is a 501 (c)3 dedicated to reducing cycles of inequality through financial literacy that works. Our free, independent, online curricula instill lifelong habits to help learners of all ages make better financial decisions. We teach the importance of healthy skepticism, personal responsibility, and the importance of trustworthy information — lessons needed now more than ever.

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  • Global Education Elite

    Global Education Elite (GEE) is committed to cultivating and empowering young minds through global cultural exposure and project-based learning. Each program incorporates 5C's - communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and cross-disciplinary to develop essential life skills and academic advancement. GEE collaborates with public/private partners in Asia providing global educational needs.

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  • Launchpad Center for Accelerating Success

    Launchpad empowers teens to build the future. We provide youth entrepreneurship education by utilizing the resources of the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, and our startup community. This program builds bridges between teens, CEOs, city officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and the university.

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  • Maxman International Education

    Maxman International Education is a California based company established in 2016. The goal of Maxman International Education is to continuously collaborate with local universities and high schools. By doing so, Maxman International Education serves as a catalyst to establish courses to teach students from overseas, especially from Mainland China, to study English, critical thinking, effective communication and leadership in a cross-cultural setting.

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  • Maya Gold Foundation

    The Maya Gold Foundation was created in response to the tragic death of 15-year old Maya Gold, a New Paltz High School student who took her own life in October of 2015. Maya was a social activist, an inspired student, and creatively engaged with the world. She dreamed of working in Nepal to reduce sexual trafficking. The Heart of Gold Adventures offers students an experience in cultural awareness and appreciation and service to others so they can be empowered to gain a greater sense of themselves and the world. Students travel to Nepal for two weeks to work alongside Nepali teens who have been orphaned or abandoned, or whose families could not offer the care they needed. During this time, they work alongside survivors of trafficking on a five day Himalayan trek and classroom in Kathmandu. Students travel and learn with Nepali teens, and bring their experiences back to their communities through the Community Presentations they offer.

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  • Quest for Space

    Quest for Space is a non-profit organization that develops STEAM-based educational programs that allow students to run experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). The mission of Quest for Space is to introduce, inspire, and ultimately engage students to understand what it means to pursue STEAM-based careers.

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  • Education Channel

    Supported by the Department of Education and Community Outreach at UC San Diego Extension, the Education Channel is a partner to educators, a resource for parents, and a way for students across the lifespan to continue learning and growing. Our evolving lineup of programs is designed to support educational goals and encourage creativity during the pandemic and beyond.

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  • Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes provides college credit courses to 8th - 12th graders in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Leadership Development, and Giving Back. Classes range from one month to three months and are held virtually. Students work individually and with like-minded t(w)eens from around the world. These classes are for any t(w)een who is interested in learning more about entrepreneurship or who has a business idea that they are ready to develop.

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Contact Us

Department
Pre-College
Phone
(858) 534-0804
Email
precollege@ucsd.edu