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Stanford Middle School Scholars Program

The Stanford Middle School Scholars Program (SMSSP) prepares students for a rigorous high school education with a three-week online summer course, and weekly online after-school meetings. The program serves low-income students in grades 6 or 7 who reside in and attend school in the United States. 

Scholars enroll in one three-week summer course in July. From mid-August through March, Scholars meet weekly covering topics such as academic writing, time-management, math enrichment, and study skills.

This program is tuition free.

Summer Course
Academic Year Meetings
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Non-Credit Enrichment
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