Welcome to our NEW Summer Bulletin!
This is where we'll share news and announcements throughout the summer.
Ardent Summer Bulletin ☀️
Pre-Summer, Week 3, May 24-31, 2021
Have You Registered for Summer Yet? 🌴
Current and new students—join us for our new and exciting project-based summer programs. Our courses are designed to spark students' passions and add innovative, creative projects to their portfolios. All classes are offered LIVE and ONLINE, and RECORDINGS will be available for most.

Questions?
Call: (949) 861-2211

Early Bird Promotion
The early bird gets the worm! All classes are discounted by $50 (currently reflected online) if you enroll before the deadline.

Learn More Promotion
Learn more and do more by taking multiple Pre-Summer & Summer Session courses. Save $50 per additional Pre-Summer course and $100 per additional Summer Session course enrolled per student.

Summer Sessions 4 & 5 promos end June 21 at 11:59 PM PDT.
RSVP for our 5/31 Summer Strategies Webinar ✅
Summer Strategies for
Middle and High School Students
Presented by Dr. James Li
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM (PDT)
Location: Zoom
At this webinar, parents and students will learn:
  • How do you choose the right Honors or AP courses?
  • How can you catch up or get ahead over summer?
  • Who will be teaching Ardent summer programs & how are courses structured?
  • How can you gain a competitive edge through Ardent STEAM pathways?
  • How can Ardent accredited programs enhance your college application profile?
Apply to the Ardent Labs Coding Bootcamp💻
Do you have a passion for coding? Are you looking for a mentor to help you develop your very own app or website? Applications for Ardent Labs Coding program are now open! This program provides motivated students entering grades 8-12 an intensive coding project experience under the guidance of Ardent Mentors.
Program Will Include:
  • An assessment of student knowledge and skills
  • A strategic planning meeting to develop project ideas
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • 32 Coaching sessions with a mentor
  • 8 Brown Bag Meetings with Dr. Li
Key Dates:
  • Admission Decisions: Rolling
  • Early Bird Enrollment Deadline: Mon, May 31, 2021
  • Program Duration: Monday, June 7 - Friday, August 6, 2021 (8 Weeks)
Summer Research Session 2 Applications now OPEN
Apply by 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, June 18, 2021 to lock in Early Bird tuition for Session 2. Secure your spot in this one-of-a-kind program to prepare for science fairs and research projects in college and beyond!
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12
Ardent Summer Research students will receive:
  • Intensive research methodology training
  • Mentorship from Ardent faculty as well as local university experts
  • Skills in bibliographic research, mathematical & computational tools
  • Presentation coaching sessions & effective communication skills
  • Life-long passion for science and engineering research
For key dates and more information, please visit our website here.
Final Week for Summer Planning — Ask Ardent 📚
Need help finding the best summer programs for your child? Ask Ardent!

Speak with a member of Ardent Care team for 20 minutes over Zoom to learn about Ardent's pathways for academic success. Find the right Ardent summer programs for your student!
Watch Our NEW Senior Spotlight 🎥
Click on the video to listen to Emily's experiences with Ardent!
Ardent College Counseling is now accepting students in grades 7-11! Join to receive clear guidance for STEM and Humanities pathways to college, help with your summer planning and program applications, help with choosing the right classes and activities, and professional editing for college applications and essays.

Want to attend your dream college like Emily? Schedule your free 20-minute consultation and learn more about our services! Please click below to fill out a request form.
Congratulations ISEF Award Winner Pranav 🏆
Ardent College Counseling junior Pranav M. won the 3rd Place Grand Award in Microbiology ($1000) at the 2021 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)!

He was also recently awarded the Princeton Book Award by University High School for intellectual promise, academic excellence, and outstanding personal character. Congratulations Pranav 🎉
Join Our Free Ardent Welcome this Friday 👩‍💻
Scan the QR code to join our WeChat group and receive a Zoom link.
  • Date: Fridays
  • English: 1-1:30 PM PDT
  • Chinese: 1:30-2 PM PDT

We invite all new and currently enrolled families to join our Ardent Welcome, which happens every Friday over Zoom!

At these free webinars, new families will:
  • Learn about free resources
  • Discover new summer programs
  • Meet the Ardent community
  • Explore opportunities
  • Ask Questions
Attend STEAM for All's Volunteer Fair 🎡
  • Who: Grades 8-12
  • Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
  • Time: 2-3 PM PDT
  • Cost: Free!

You don't want to miss out on STEAM for All's 2021 Virtual Volunteer Fair! At this event, SfA will reveal their new 2021 Youth Leadership Program, showcase advice from SfA alumni, and celebrate PVSA Award winners! Students should attend to learn more about the organization and how to become a volunteer.
Visit Us at Our Northwood Campus 🏫
We're open Monday-Sunday, 1-6 PM.
Our Northwood campus is now open with fully vaccinated staff. While we welcome those who wish to visit us in-person, we encourage parents with questions to save time and call the Ardent Care line at (949) 861-2211. This is the first step in our gradual re-opening process.
Spring Course Access Closes this SUNDAY 🌸
This is a reminder that access to each Spring Session course materials will expire this Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM. If students want to review lessons or assignments, please log into eLearning or Solve before the content expires!
Happy Memorial Day 🎆
We wish all of our Ardent families a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Reminder for all students enrolled in Monday pre-summer courses: class will still be held on Monday, May 31.