Summer Learning Opportunities

Washington Business Week 

In just seven days, Washington Business Week places students in a dynamic simulation where they role play as industry professionals, launch a company, sharpen their communication skills, and solve real-world challenges.

What to Expect
Students take the lead as their team races to develop a world changing idea and present it to potential investors at the end-of-the-week Trade Show and Stockholder’s Presentation. Guided by a mentor from the professional sector, students work as a team, explore careers, experience university life and build a network with professionals and future leaders.

What you Get
• All students receive 2 college credits!
• Spend a full week on a college campus!
• Network with Professionals and Business Leaders!
• Chances to earn Scholarships!
• Real World Experience!

What’s Next?
• Head to and find out which pathway is right for you!
• Check out our financial aid options and merit based awards!
• Invite a friend!

RSD is supporting students within their district by offering a HUGE reduction in WBW’s tuition rate! If you are a student within the Renton School District, take advantage of this amazing offer! For just $99 (that's a savings of $276!) you can experience the magic of business week at Renton Technical College, August 2020! 

GEAR UP will pay for students in our 8th grade class to attend - space is limited! Please contact your GEAR UP Coordinator for more information. See attached Flyer.

GEAR UP Summer 2020 Options

Husky Leadership Academy at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Dates & Times: July 8-11, 2020 | Wednesday, 9am – Saturday, 3pm
Length: 4 days, 3 nights in UW Seattle on-campus residence halls
Topic: Leadership, College & Career Readiness, and Robotics
Eligibility: Completing 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must not have attended Early Engineering Institute 2019

Community Scientist by Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough, Bellevue, WA
Dates & Times: July 6-10, 2020 | Monday – Friday, 8am-3pm
Length: 5 days of day camp, 1 night of camping
Topic: Hands-on Environmental Science and Wetlands Exploration
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools in Renton School District; must identify as a girl

NatureBridge at Lake Crescent, Olympic Peninsula, WA
Dates & Times: July 27-31, 2020 | Monday, 7am – Friday, 5pm
Length: 5 days, 4 nights in NatureBridge campus cabins
Topic: Environmental Education, Climate Change, and Cultural Identity
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools; must identify as Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian

Tech Trailblazers at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, Seattle, WA
Dates & Times: July 28-31, 2020 | Tuesday – Friday, 9am-2pm
Length: 4 days of day camp
Topic: Computer Science and Coding/Programming
Eligibility: Completing 7th or 8th grade at GEAR UP schools

Fill out an application and turn it in to Ms. Chau in room 425! Applications are due May 8, 2020.