Student Programs

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers numerous college and career readiness and academic enrichment opportunities for students to raise their awareness of the importance of college and to master the skills necessary for their post-secondary careers.

The Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy, Fueled by Envision, is an incredible opportunity to spend 12 days in one of the epicenters of aerospace and aviation. During the program, you will gain invaluable hands-on career experience and exposure while learning from and engaging with leading minds in the space industry, gaining unique access to industry facilities, and hearing directly from a NASA representative on 21st century space innovations.

This program has been approved by our faculty for college credit. Students attending the Rice University Aerospace & Aviation Academy are eligible to register for EDUC 101: Science Education and Career Exploration: Introduction to Aerospace and Aviation, which will award students one college credit through Rice University upon completion. The cost of this credit is $1,000, which is less than half the cost of the standard credit hour for part-time Rice University undergraduates, and allows students get a head start on earning college credit.


Spring 2020

This online course is designed to help students prepare for their AP exams. The AP exam review course is led by experienced AP teachers in a variety of subjects.

Subjects include (subject to change):
Who Should Register

High school students enrolled in AP courses; limited space.
Note: This course is designed as a supplemental review for students preparing for their AP exams. It is not intended to be taken in lieu of an AP course.

Online Course Dates:
Course Course date Optional live session date 2020 AP Test date
Calculus AB Tuesday, April 21-Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Monday, May 4, 2020 - 7:00-8:30 CT Tuesday, May 5, 2020
U.S. History Friday, April 24 - Friday, May 8, 2020 Thursday, May 7 2020 - 7:00-8:30 CT Friday, May 8, 2020
English Language Wednesday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00-8:30 CT Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Asynchronous modules that include a discussion forum

Combo Review Package for the Online and Face-to-Face Exam Review Courses:

 A $20 discount promo code for the combo package will be provided in the confirmation email when registration is completed for the Online AP Exam Review at Rice.  For information about the face-to-face Exam Review course, please see the program tab below. 

Registration Fees:

Early Registration: $60 (until February 21)
Regular Registration: $75 (February 22-April 6)
Late Registration: $90 (after April 6)

System Requirements

This course utilizes the Canvas platform and includes the use of high-quality videos and a synchronous session in Blackboard Collaborate. For maximum performance, we recommend these system requirements for the Canvas platform. Additionally, the synchronous sessions in Blackboard Collaborate require a headset with a microphone. If your operating system does not meet the system requirements set forth, we cannot guarantee a quality learning experience. Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements prior to registering for the course.

AP® is a registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this program.


April 18, 2020

This event is aimed toward helping Houston-area students prepare for their AP exams. Students have the opportunity to attend up to two 90-minute review sessions. A college readiness session is available for students only needing one review session. The AP exam review will be led by experienced AP teachers in a variety of subjects and is held on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.


Session 1: 9-10:30 a.m.
Session 2: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Note: Classroom size is limited and space cannot be guaranteed in particular subjects. Space is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event. Most subjects will be offered twice to maximize availability.

Who Should Register

High school students enrolled in AP courses and teacher/parent chaperones

Subjects include (subject to change):
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Statistics
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP World History
  • College Readiness
Registration Fees

Early registration: $55 (until February 17)
Standard registration: $70 (February 18-April 3)
Late registration: $85 (after April 3)

Combo Review Package: A $20 discount promo code for the combo package will be provided in the confirmation email when registration is completed for the AP Exam Review at Rice.


Individual Registration

Group Registration

AP® is a registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this program.

Creative Writing Camp offers a supportive learning environment that inspires incoming kindergarten to high school students to craft stories, poetry, essays and plays, as well as simply writing for pleasure. Through these workshops even the most hesitant students discover the joy of writing, the intrigue of language and the confidence of authorship. Over the course of two weeks, campers receive 40 hours of classroom instruction provided by highly qualified teachers and writers. Camp concludes with a final reading or performance and each participant takes home a personal portfolio. Creative Writing Camp is a 28-year collaborative effort between Writers in the Schools and Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture program for teachers.


January 24, 2019

Destination College is a one-day program for 10th and 11th graders that will include discussions and presentations on the importance of college, the skills and content required for college success, admissions, and financial aid information, and a campus tour. The Center for College Readiness will host the program at the Anderson-Clarke Center on Thursday, January 24, 2019.


9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Who Should Register

10th and 11th graders

Registration Fees

Early registration: $60 (until October 24)
Standard registration: $75 (October 25-January 8)
Late registration: $90 (after January 9)

This program is FULL.

June 17-21, 2019

Through hands-on activities, students entering grades 5-8 will experience and explore science career fields. Students will use Jason curriculum to engage in STEM topics and interact with guest speakers in the field. Lunch will be provided. This program is non-residential.


8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Who Should Register

Middle school and junior high students are invited to partake in this event. The workshop is open to students who will be in the 5th - 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

Registration Fees

Early registration: $350 (until March 17)
Standard registration: $400 (March 18 - June 2)
Late registration: $450 (after June 2)

To access registration for 5th and 6th graders, please use the button below.


To access registration for 7th and 8th graders, please use the button below.


Future doctors and health care practitioners will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to discover their passions through hands-on medical experience at NYLF Medicine. Over nine amazing days on the campus location of your choice, you will experience the collegiate lifestyle firsthand, learn from doctors, participate in an interactive curriculum led by advisors, visit a top medical school, test your medical knowledge during clinical skills rotations, and explore professional opportunities in the ever-expanding fields of medicine and health care among fellow high school students.


Rice University offers a variety of enrichment opportunities for K-12 students to expand their knowledge and skills. The broad range of programs offered throughout the year are designed to educate and inspire K-12 students in arts, science, math, athletics, music and more. To see a comprehensive list of all of the development opportunities available to students, visit Rice University’s K-12 Initiatives website.