Saturday Science Academy II (SSA II) exposes Pre-K through 12th-grade students to fun and engaging science material in an effort to motivate them to move into the healthcare field after graduating high school. The program deepens and sustains student interest in science and health education and establishes a pathway through college and into health professions. Students are introduced to various concepts in human anatomy and physiology, math, biomedical engineering, physical science, global health, plant life, marine biology, earth science, and space science, each in a 7-week academically rich learning intense program phase. Each phase is designed to introduce students to broad and in-depth subject area content, thereby increasing their knowledge. Within this programmatic framework, complimentary program activities are employed to maximize student learning outcomes and engage parents/caregivers.

During the summer, a mathematics program is provided to encourage reinforcement and retention of academic knowledge and skills gained throughout the academic year. SSA II also includes a college readiness component, SAT preparation, critical thinking courses, parent workshops, and field trips to supplement classroom learning with real-world experiences. SSA II places a heavy emphasis on work ethics that are applicable to school and are important for joining the workforce, their future educational goals, the healthcare industry, and working with the community.


Our students and teachers make a pledge every session they participate in our program. Please click on the links below to learn more about their commitment to learning, teaching, and science.

Winter 2023 – Earth Science

SSAII returns for the Winter session focusing on Earth Science! Classes will begin on Saturday, February 11th, and end on March 25th. Classes will be in-person on the campus of Charles R. Drew University (CLICK HERE - CDU Campus Directions) and accessible for all students in Pre-K through 12th grade. The SSA parent/guardian meeting: Will be held on January 28th, 2022. A zoom link will be sent via e-mail to all of our program applicants and their parents/guardians.

  • Weather
  • Natural Resources
  • Human Impact on Earth's Systems 
  • Outer Space
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earth's Atmosphere
  • Erosion
  • Natural Hazards
  • Geosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Environmental Science
  • Research Methods

        ...and more! 

Please complete the re-enrollment application to join us! First-time applicants must fill out the “student application” on Procare to register!

Winter 2023 Session At-A-Glance

Start Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Session Duration: 7 Weeks, 7th Week (In-Person Field Trip!)
Session Length: 02/11/23-03/25/22

9AM-9:30AM (Students Arrive On-campus – Rapid Covid-testing Time)
9:30AM-10:30AM (Session #1 – 1 hour)
10:30AM -10:45AM (Break #1)
10:45AM-11:45AM (Session #2 – 1 hour)
11:45AM-12PM (Snack Time)
12PM-1PM (Pipeline Tutoring)

SSA II Winter 2023 Earth Science

Program Fees

Program Applications:

Contact us:
Call our office at (323) 563-5800, or email with questions about the application process or with general SSA II inquires