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We think learning should be an amazing part of a kid’s life. The PAST Bridge Program team designs, tests and implements a variety of summer programs, design challenges, and after school programs. These programs and challenges engage students and link learning to life in a fun and unique manner in collaboration with professionals and community partners with real world issues. Throughout our programs participants are introduced to and encouraged to apply skills that help make the transition from classroom to career seamless.

"This was the best experience ever. I learned that there is a lot more to aviation than what I thought."

- Colin, Student in the Minecraft Mathematics Summer Program
PAST Innovation Lab designs and develops innovative, meaningful and culturally relevant programs and practices to engage students. We have collaborated with educators, businesses and industry nationwide to create innovative strategies designed to give real meaning to educational content.
seeing is believing

Summer Programs

Immersive summer programs give students an opportunity to apply education in real world settings. Over an extended period of time, usually one week, expert directors take students on adventures to learn in multiple settings about a variety of content areas. These adventures help students develop the soft skills that business and industry desire, such as problem-solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. We guarantee that students will complete these programs better prepared for their futures!



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After School Programs

PAST currently offers two types of after school programs – the Innovators Club and the PAST Exploration series.

Innovators Club:

What is the Innovators Club? It is our new all access STEM-focused after school program for students in grades 4-8. The Innovators Club will offer two options from 2:30-5:45PM: 4 Days/Week & 5 Days/Week.

The PAST Exploration Series:

The After School Exploration Series is part of the PAST Innovation Lab Bridge Programs. The “Explore It” Series offers a wide variety of activities and choices for students, so they can pursue different interests they may have outside of a traditional school setting. Students will experience a balance of learning and fun through an assortment of experiences.

We are currently offering:
Mine It: Minecraft Mathematics



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Design Challenges

Design Challenges are intended to grab both student and teacher interests and passions. They are designed to model how rigorous content can be blended with student engagement, challenging the view that learning can’t or shouldn’t be fun! Design Challenges are transdisciplinary, allowing students of all learning modalities to demonstrate their understanding of concepts tied directly to educational standards that are traditionally taught in the classroom.



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The PAST Innovation Lab is proud to be the Hosting Sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Team 3324- The Metrobots. In addition to providing a physical home, PAST serves as the Metrobots’ fiscal agent, and is actively providing mentors, equipment, resources.

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