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Extracurricular Opportunities

**Due to COVID-19, please contact each organization directly to inquire the status of their program. There may be some cancellations.**

Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12.

10TH GRADE
Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)
 – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE
Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)
 – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

Online course applications are OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 25th for 10th – 12th grade students to apply. Each program also hires a cohort of Master Teachers to grade student work in our virtual environment.


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