Sammamish Leads is open to all students entering grades 9-12 at Sammamish, Interlake and Big Picture. If the program is filled to capacity, we give first priority to students that would be the first in their family to go to and graduate from college. Interest in Leads is growing, however we still anticipate being able to serve all students who are interested in participating in the program this summer.
Students who attend Sammamish Leads will be presented with a diverse group of challenges to work on. We work with local businesses and organizations to develop real-world situations for students.
Challenges for 2018
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
Students will work with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation staff to solve problems in education, health, and/or global development. The Gates Foundation believes that “every person deserves a healthy, productive life.” This challenge will give students an opportunity to make a local or global difference in this health and productivity mission.
City of Bellevue:
Bellevue is growing and the need for improved transportation, commercial, neighborhood, and entertainment areas is increasing. Work with City Planners to transform Bellevue into a city of the future. Students with a passion for the urban environment, real estate, and access to goods and services will advise planners as the community is transformed.
Students will help a local architecture firm develop design ideas for a new project. Past project has included school libraries, play structures, and commercial venues. Students with a passion for imagining, designing, and building will collaborate to create concept proposals with practicing architects on a current project.
Quest for Space:
The sky is not the limit anymore! You will learn about what it is like to live in space and be given the challenge of designing an experiment to run aboard the International Space Station. Your team will work to solve this challenge while learning about micro-gravity, radiation, heat dissipation, electronics, circuits, programming, and more.
Are you interested in exploring the career path of an inventor, a programmer, or an engineer?
Work with experts from the Sammamish Robotics Team to build your own Sumo Robot! Your team’s robot will compete in a Sumo tournament at the end of the week. No prior experience with programming, robot building, or engineering required.
It is our goal that each and every student who attends the program:
- Achieve a basic level of fluency in the vocabulary of an industry
- Analyze an authentic problem or challenge in an industry of choice
- Identify prior knowledge and skills applicable to a problem or challenge
- Identify gaps in knowledge and skills
- Research knowledge and skills to solve a problem/challenge
- Utilize expertise among peers, industry professionals, teachers, and community at large
- Collaborate with classmates to solve problems and present solutions to industry professionals
- Effectively communicate solution to problem/challenge through written text and oral presentation
This inclusive program encourages participation from all students regardless of income. Tuition is based on free or reduced meal eligibility.
|Meal Status||Tuition Cost|
|Full Price Meal||$ 250|
|Reduced Price Meal||Free|
Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Transportation is not provided. Parents and students are responsible for safely getting to and from the summer program.
Lunch will be provided for students at no additional charge.