Fairleigh Dickinson University
- TEOP (Technical Enrichment Opportunity Program: a hands-on course to introduce students to the different engineering fields over a period of ten weeks. The students get introductory engineering lectures, plus guided hands-on experience in working with various technology-oriented kits, projects, and computer activities.
- META (Mathematics Enrichment & Technical Application: a technical enrichment program that introduces the students to mathematical applications. Its primary objectives are to promote the study and appreciation of mathematics through immersion in mathematics applications not found in the pre-college curriculum. It also educates students about possible career paths in mathematics.
- CSEOP (Computer Science Enrichment Outreach Program): the computing and security enrichment introduces cybersecurity to aspiring college-bound students over a period of ten weeks.
- Python Scholars: students examine the basics of syntax and structure and then use these skills to create applications in Python. Students who complete the course receive three college credits from FDU, which are transferable to any university.
Saint Peter’s University
- Summer STEM: a summer science, technology, engineering and mathematics infused learning experience and activities program.
- RYSCE STARS (Research for Young Scholars and Community Engagement): this STEM program focuses on achievement, retention, and success. It empowers students by allowing them to develop the skills that they need to succeed in college. The program offers research experience, as well as community outreach.
American Chemical Society
- Project SEED I (Summer Experience for Economically Disadvantaged). Project SEED I is a summer research program that provides students with the opportunity to conduct research alongside scientists/mentors on research projects in industrial and academic laboratories. Students get to experience what it is like to be a scientist in an academic environment. The program offer students the opportunity to spend eight to ten weeks during the summer conducting research in an academic setting at Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, NJIT, NJCU, Saint Peter’s University, Montclair State University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ Medical School, Seton Hall University, FDU, and HCCC.
- Project SEED II is a summer research program that provides students who participated in SEED I to conduct research for a second summer alongside scientists/mentors on research projects in industrial and academic laboratories. The program offers students the opportunity to spend eight to ten weeks during the summer conducting research in an academic setting at Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, NJIT, NJCU, Saint Peter’s University, Montclair State University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ Medical School, Eton Hall University, FDU, and HCCC.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Liberty Science Center
The Partners in Science Program is an intensive eight-week summer experience for high school students. The program pairs students with mentors in science, health, and technical fields and challenges them to participate in ongoing research and independent projects. The program exposes students to current questions driving scientific discovery in real laboratory settings. Additionally, the students develop a network of advisors and lifelong connections that may help them identify and focus their career goals.
Seton Hall University
NJ Medical School
- Mini-Med: this is an eight-week Mini-Med and Pre-Medical Honors Program that presents a sequence of seminars, formal lectures, and small group discussions. It provides a variety of authentic medical experiences for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical fields.
- SMART (Science, Medicine and Related Topics): this is an enrichment program designed to cultivate students’ interest in health science. The program gives the students the opportunity to do hands-on experiments and projects, as well as problem solving and critical thinking skills, and oral and written presentations. It also offers career exploration and teamwork and leadership, as well as career counseling and discussion of various science topics such as stem cell research, nutrition, and exercise. The program includes guest speakers, tours of NJ Medical School, and exposure to different science and medicine-related job opportunities.
- SYSP (Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Youth Scholars Program): this six-week academic enrichment program exposes students to SAT preparation, anatomy and physiology instruction, participation in research presentations, visits to colleges, and exposure to the practice of medicine. It also provides career counseling and skills development.
New Jersey Institute of Technology
- RWC (Real World Connection): this program takes a different approach to teaching and learning as it allows students to reinvent their education and themselves in their own way while providing them with coaching, mentorship, and real world opportunities. This ongoing and evolving program offers a real-world, project-based, constructivist learning environment that integrates multidisciplinary aspects of education and multidimensional ingredients of character development into one framework. The program enables young men and women to redefine themselves in the world and unlock their potential. It helps them to find the leader within themselves.
- Provost Summer Research Fellowship: this program offers an excellent opportunity for professional development in many fields of interest at NJIT. It gives an individual the ability to think on their own and handle open-ended problems. It gives the student the discipline to take a problem towards its solution.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
New Jersey City University
A grant was awarded by the NJ Department of Education to allow JMSA students dual enrollment. This means that students who qualify can obtain a high school diploma as well as an associate degree from NJCU. These students can then complete their bachelor degree in two years at any university. All this is at no cost to the students, nor to the Union City Board of Education. Courses included in the program for the first year are biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and psychology. Students who complete those courses will receive college courses from NJCU:
- Chemistry, ten college credits
- Biology, eight college credits
- Organic chemistry, four college credits
- Psychology, three college credits
The following year, English, calculus, and computer science will be added.
Child Development CBE Program
Union City High School, in partnership with Hudson County Community College’s Early Childhood Development Program offers seniors interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education the opportunity to gain knowledge, hands-on experience, and college credits while still in high school. Students selected for the program earn up to 11 college credits and are prepared for their CDA certification test.
Through the connection of the CBE Program, students work as teachers’ assistants in local daycares and the Union City’s Early Childcare Center. These paid internships allow students to build upon the skills they learn in the classroom and test out their interests.
Culinary Arts CBE Program and Hospitality Management CBE Program
Union City High School, in partnership with Hudson County Community College-Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs, offers seniors interested in pursuing careers in the food/restaurant industry the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in preparation for their future culinary careers. Students earn 6 college credits and have access to a state of the art culinary center located in the heart of HCCC Jersey City campus.
Through the connection of the CBE Program, students are placed in paid internships in restaurants, diners, bakeries, and other food establishments enabling them the opportunity to receive experience and transfer the concepts they acquired in the classroom to real life industry.
Allied Health Programs with Rutgers University's School of Health Professions
Union City High School has a collaborative agreement with Rutgers University's School of Health Professions allowing us to offer health science classes that lead to earning college credits.
The three classes we offer are:
- Dynamics of Healthcare in Society: this class offers an introduction to all aspects of the healthcare system including history, economics, law and ethics, and technology. Three college credits are earned after successful completion of the class and passing the Rutgers exam.
- College Anatomy and Physiology 1: this class introduces students to an in-depth look at the anatomy and physiology of the human body with a focus on tissues, the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system and special senses. Four college credits are earned after successful completion of the class and passing the Rutgers exam.
- Emergency and Clinical Care: this class introduces students to how to handle medical emergencies through first aid and CPR before medical help arrives. Students then deepen their knowledge by attending EMT school at RWJ Barnabas Health in Jersey City. This class offers both CPR and EMT certification and 2 college credits through Rutgers University with successful completion of the class and passing the Rutgers exam.
Hackensack Meridian Hospital/ Medical School