9th & 10th Grade Curriculum

In the 9th and 10th grade summers, each trainee is placed in an 8-week basic science lab internship. The programmatic expectations for each trainee going into a lab are the same: the senior scientist will have the trainee learn the workings (theory & hands-on) of a cutting-edge biomedical research lab. The senior scientist supervises and oversees the content and structure of the end-of-summer requirements (research paper, poster, and powerpoint presentation).

9th & 10th Grade STEM Prep Project Curriculum
High School 9th & 10th
8 Weeks
Course of Study
Students work in basic science laboratories in an academic/university setting under the direct supervision of their assigned mentor/research scientist. Utilizing the skills learned in 7th and 8th grade, students work on a specific area of their mentors project.
Interactive Seminar Series
  • Positive Peer Support
  • Professional Development
  • Preparing for College
  • Choosing the right college, and medical or graduate school
  • Financing your post high school education
  • Philadelphia College of Medicine (PCOM)
  • Drexel University
  • Jefferson University
  • University of Pennsylvania
In 9th and 10th grade summers, students live inĀ dormitoriesĀ at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The supervision is multi-layered, with DLC Staff, the Dorm Coordinator, a 24-hour live in supervisor, and the Dorm Monitors, who are 24-hour live in chaperones under the supervision of the Dorm Coordinator.