Cyber and Health Sciences Summer Academies open to current high school freshmen, sophomores & juniors

Georgia Regents University will kick off two pilot programs this summer for current freshmen, sophomore, and junior high school students. Both the Health Sciences Summer Academy (HSSA) and the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy (CSSA), a residential educational experience, will be offered in one of two sessions, June 21-25 or June 28-July 2. Each program’s tuition is $500.

“The vision of the Cyber Sciences and Health Sciences Summer Academies is to offer instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. The programs will provide students with academics, scientific discovery exercises, “top secret” cyber defense skills, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of critical thinkers, researchers, and leaders,” said Paula Owens, Program Coordinator and Project Leader.

HSSA_Buckslip The Health Sciences Summer Academy offers students a rigorous academic program.

“From suturing to scientific discovery exercises, students will learn cognitive and hands-on skills that will assist them in confirming or identifying a health career pathway for their futures,” said Denise Kornegay, Executive Director, Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and Associate Dean of AHEC/MCG. To learn more about this five-day residential summer program, visit

CSSA_BuckslipFor students who are interested in the cyber sciences, the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy will expose them to experts in the field of cyber defense.

The CSSA is designed to introduce high school students to the academic and professional world of cybersecurity. There will also be a “top secret” hands-on learning experience for students.

“The academy offers extensive hands-on cyber-related activities that will test and extend Cyber Sciences Summer Academy student problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills,” said Joanne Sexton, Director for GRU Cyber Security Educational Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences in the Hull College of Business. To learn more about this program, visit

The deadline to apply is March 30. Limited scholarships may be available.

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