AIS PREP

Welcome to AIS PREP

The American Indian Services Pre-freshman Engineering Program (AIS PREP) is a six-week, academically-enriched summer program designed to intellectually prepare and challenge students grades seven through nine. AIS PREP provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, and daily career awareness.

Under the direction of Dr. Sylvia McMillan, the AIS PREP program focuses on high-achieving 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who have an interest and aptitude in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

American Indian Services is a partner of PREP USA and an advocate of higher education.

USU Blanding Campus

Address:
639 West 100 South
Blanding, Utah 84511

Dates:
June 26 – August 4
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 3:00pm
except July 4

Download Application:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Questions? Contact Shawna Shumway at (435) 979-5672 or prep@americanindianservices.org

Tuba City, AZ

Address: TBA

Dates:
June 5 – July 17
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 4:00pm
except July 4

Download
Application:
Year 1

Questions? Email prep@americanindianservices.org

If you have questions about the application process, please contact our AIS PREP Blanding Coordinator, Shawna Shumway at 435.979.5672 or our PREP Director, Sylvia McMillan at 801.375.1777. You may also send an email to prep@americanindianservices.org.

Program is free to all qualifying students coming from families with income limits at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Download the Application
Blanding                                       Tuba City
Year 1                                            Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

USU Blanding Campus

Address:
639 West 100 South
Blanding, Utah 84511

Dates:
June 26 – August 4
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 3:00pm
except July 4

Download Application:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Questions? Contact Shawna Shumway at (435) 979-5672 or prep@americanindianservices.org

Tuba City, AZ

Address: TBA

Dates:
June 5 – July 17
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 4:00pm
except July 4

Download Application:
Year 1

Questions? Email prep@americanindianservices.org

AIS PREP Curriculum

AIS PREP provides its students with academic instruction, challenging assignments, hands-on projects, and career presentations from professionals in various fields. Over the course of six weeks, for three consecutive summers, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students are provided hands-on learning experiences in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

AIS PREP curriculum is designed to help prepare and encourage young students to pursue academic degrees and professional careers in the STEM fields. The following is the three-year curriculum for PREP students:

Year 1

  • Logic and Its Application to Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Problem Solving I

Year 2

  • Algebraic Structures
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Problem Solving II

Year 3

  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Problem Solving III

All Students

  • Daily Career Speaker Presentations
  • Weekly Field trips

To learn more about the AIS PREP Curriculum, please contact our PREP Director, Dr. Sylvia McMillan by calling 801.375.1777 or sending an email to prep@americanindianservices.org.

USU Blanding Campus

Address:
639 West 100 South
Blanding, Utah 84511

Dates:
June 26 – August 4
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 3:00pm
except July 4

Download Application:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Questions? Contact Shawna Shumway at (435) 979-5672 or prep@americanindianservices.org.

Tuba City, AZ

Address: TBA

Dates:
June 5 – July 17
Mon-Fri
8:50am – 4:00pm
except July 4

Download Application:
Year 1

Questions? Email prep@americanindianservices.org

Contact Us

To learn more about AIS PREP, please contact:

Sylvia McMillan, PhD
Director, AIS PREP
801-375-1777
prep@americanindianservices.org

Shawna Shumway
Site Director, AIS PREP-Blanding
435-979-5672
shawna@americanindianservices.org