STEM Program Helps Freshmen Succeed

The unique Freshman Summer Program (FSP) at Bosco Tech allows students to start the first phase of their ninth-grade year early. This helps them to prepare for the demands of the school’s college-preparatory, STEM-based curriculum. The program offers math and language coursework, so that instructors can better identify and assess students’ academic strengths, along with an introduction to engineering and applied sciences. The program is uniquely rigorous, demanding that students are working to their full potential at all times.

For the student’s benefit there is also a student success overview portion included – featuring study skills, computer applications, the Salesian education principles and meeting with the College Counselor focusing on university entrance requirements – everything to help the new starters succeed.

The program introduces students to the five applied science and engineering fields of study they will be studying for their remaining years at Bosco Tech.

Celebrating more than sixty years in the San Gabriel Valley, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. With a 100-percent college acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields.

Bosco Tech is located at 1151 San Gabriel Boulevard. Call (626) 940-2000 or visit them online at


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