Middle School Summer Experience

  • Creating & Collaborating

    Students in grades 6-8 will be immersed in a collaborative, enriching experience over a six-week period at seven school sites across the city. Campers will use design-thinking strategies to solve real-world problems in the areas of aviation, eSports, food science, medicine, robotics, or 3D modeling depending on the school site. Students will gain experience as a researcher, designer, entrepreneur, and communicator.

    The Columbus City Schools curriculum team and teachers have partnered with the PAST Foundation to create the Design Thinking Enrichment Experience (DTE2) for middle school students this summer. The PAST Foundation partners with educators to design and research new and innovative programs that deliver rigorous and relevant educational experiences to students.

    Here is a list of schools where unique, innovative programming is being offered for Middle School students as part of the 2021 Summer Experience. 

    Aviation: Africentric Middle School
    Cybersecurity: Wedgewood Middle School

    Esports: Berwick Middle School, South Middle School

    Fashion in Stem: Fort Hayes

    Robotics: Dominion Middle School, Medina Middle School

    Medical: Champion Middle School

    Urban Agriculture: Columbus City Prep for Girls

School Sites


    Dominion Middle School
    100 E Arcadia Ave, 43202

    Medina Middle School
    1425 Huy Rd, 43224


    South 7-12 High School
    1160 Ann Street, 43206


    Berwick Alternative K-8 School
    2655 Scottwood Road, 43209

    Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls
    1390 Bryden Rd, 43205

    Columbus Africentric Early College
    3223 Allegheny Avenue, 43209 


    Wedgewood Middle School
    3800 Briggs Rd, 43228 


    Champion Middle School
    284 N. 22 Street, 43203

    Fort Hayes 
    546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, 43215