49ers STEM Leadership Institute
Multi-year STEM enrichment, skills training, &
leadership development across middle and high school
In-School & Extended Hours Programming
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school.
In the program from 7th through 12th grade, students enroll at Cabrillo Middle School and then Santa Clara High School, where they take SLI-specific math & science classes and then AP Seminar and AP Research their junior and senior years respectively. In addition, students commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future.
Shifting the way students learn and teachers teach STEM and soft-skills in public school
SLI has given me the opportunity to immerse myself in a community that constantly pushes me to grow in every way possible.
— Kylie, SLI Class of 2020
Who We Are
Students apply to the program in the late fall of their sixth grade year in order to start the program in 7th grade. We also accept transfer applications from current 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.
What does our admissions process look like?
After submitting their initial application, select students will be invited to submit written responses
After submitting their written responses, selected students will be invited to interview
Location & Contact
Cabrillo Middle School
& Santa Clara High School