Discover and Invent with Like-Minded Peers
Dawson Summer Initiative (DSI) is a unique, tuition-free summer program that provides enriching, intellectual opportunities for high-achieving public school students from Boulder County and surrounding areas. Enrolled students (“scholars”) are given the knowledge, tools, and flexibility to pursue real-world concepts, projects, and ideas. Dawson strives to make DSI a dynamic, inclusive, and supportive environment where every scholar's voice is heard and respected.
One of the greatest benefits of DSI is that a cohort of students with similar interests and academic drive come together to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Many families say that friendships formed during the program last long beyond the summer months.
The DSI program begins in June each year and runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bus transportation and lunch is provided.