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AuSPREP: Austin STEM Pre-freshman Enrichment Program

Program Information

2020 Program Information – AusPREP Online

AusPREP Online ran virtual learning modules from July 1 – July 31, 2020.

What is AusPREP Online?

For 2020, online enrichment was created that took the form of weekly learning modules with lessons that created by AusPREP instructors and other local area teachers. The lessons included much of the AusPREP subjects (Problem Solving, Physics, Probability, Logic) as well as new subjects. This online material was made available via on our university online learning management platform Canvas. The content was freely available to all, but required advance registration.

Open Enrollment

AusPREP Online was open and free to all students. The material was be geared for 6th-9th grade students; however, all were welcome to access the material. Participation was be optional and independent, and there was no academic performance requirements or assessments.


Weekly Lesson Modules

Schedule Subject Instructor
Week 1 6/8-6/12
6/9, 11 am-12:30 pm
Problem Solving I
Office hours
Ms. Williams
Week 2 6/15-6/19
6/16, 11 am-12:30 pm
Office Hours
Mr. Holland
Week 3 6/22-6/26
6/23, 11 am-12:30 pm
Office Hours
Mr. Deane
Week 4 6/29-7/3
6/30, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/1, 11 am-12:30 pm
Pre-Algebra & Computer Science
Comp Sci Office Hours
Pre-Algebra Office Hours
Mr. Green & Dr. Okpalaeze
Dr. Okpalaeze
Mr. Green
Week 5 7/6-7/10
7/7, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/6, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/8, 11 am-12:30 pm
Problem Solving II &
Computer Science
Problem Solving II Office Hours
Computer Science Office Hours
Computer Science Office Hours
Dr. Hogue
Dr. Hogue
Dr. Okpalaeze & Mr. Onyema
Dr. Okpalaeze & Mr. Onyema
Week 6 7/13-7/17
7/14, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/15, 11 am-12:30 pm<
Logic Office Hours
Computer Science Office Hours
Mr. Reyes
Mr. Reyes
Dr. Okpalaeze
Week 7 7/20-7/24
7/21, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/22, 11 am-12:30 pm
Probability & Biology
Probability Office Hours
Biology Office Hours
Ms. Overman & Dr. Masino
Ms. Overman
Dr. Masino
Week 8 7/27-7/31
7/27, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/28, 11 am-12:30 pm
7/31, 1 pm-2:30 pm
Engineering & Biology (cont’d)
Probability Office Hours
Engineering Office Hours
Biology Office Hours
Mr. Holland & Dr. Masino
Ms. Overman
Mr. Holland
Dr. Masino


On-Campus Program Information

Applicants should have a B or better average in their academic courses, especially in mathematics and science.

The AusPREP program hours are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily M-F. The Pre-Algebra Institute hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m daily M-F. All participants are expected to attend daily.

All classes give assignments and examinations. Participants are expected to do the work required and to maintain a minimum average of 75% in AusPREP courses. If a first-year student fails to score 75% or better on the first logic examination, the student is subject to dismissal from AusPREP. Students who complete the assignments should meet this standard.

Unexcused absences from the program or acts of misconduct may result in immediate dismissal from the program. Students with more than five excused absences (three for Pre-Algebra Institue) may be asked to leave the program after individual consultations. Students are expected to abide by HT and AusPREP rules given by the program staff.

All program functions, except field trips, are held on Huston-Tillotson University Campus. Program staff is available for supervised research and individual consultations.


Financial Information and Financial Aid

AusPREP will charge an enrollment fee for attendance in the program. $100 for the 7-week program, which includes all programming and daily lunch. $75 for the Pre-Algebra Institute, which includes all programming and daily lunch.

Each student will be provided a lunch daily. Students may opt to bring their own lunch and must provide their own transportation between home and Huston-Tillotson University.