Cape Cod Collaborative

Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP)

Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP)
ASLP Photos    
Commencement Video   

Student Application Materials   

ASLP Commencement
July 15, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
Please note: 
parents should arrive between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. to pack up their child's belongings.
Parents - please DO NOT drive down to the dormitory.

Program Objective:

To provide a three (3) week summer college-like residential experience that emphasizes leadership and development, and project oriented instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) areas and the humanities for high achieving students from the Cape Cod Collaborative member districts.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

2016 Program Dates:  June 26th through July 15th  

The program will serve approximately 100 current 7th graders (entering 8th grade in September) and 100 current 8th graders (entering 9th grade in September).

Selection of Students:

Students participate in the program on the basis of most recent MCAS scores.  Student scores must fall within the top 15% of their grade level.  In addition, the following criteria will also be considered:
1. Past academic achievement
2. Interest in subject area
3. Current teacher recommendations (2)
4. Guidance Counselor or Principal recommendation


Each student will enroll in a three module Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Course (STEM Course).  Students participate in four day modules, three hours each day, of exciting hands-on study which will include demonstrations and interactive work with world class technology and state-of-the-art science labs.  "Power Engineering and Renewable Energy," "Navigation and Shiphandling," "Use of Remotely Operated Vehicles in Oceanography," "Ecology of Running Waters,"  "Marine Environmental Problems on Cape Cod," "Marine Science of Cape Cod," and "Hydroponics," "Oceanography," and "Emergency Management" will be topical areas (tentative) explored within each module.

Each student will elect one Humanities course (75 minutes per day) to be selected from this tentative list of courses: "Improve with Improv," "Painting and Drawing", "Yearbook Development - Writing and Publication", "Critics Corner," "Musical Activity," and "Maritime History."


Application materials are available at the principal/guidance office within member schools.  Applications will only be accepted from the principal/guidance counselor at the member district.

Cost per Student:

Tuition per student is $1300 for the three week residential experience.  ($1240 tuition plus $60 non-refundable application fee = $1300.)


A limited amount of funding is available for those meeting ASLP financial needs guidelines.

Tuition Fees and Refund Policy:

A deposit of $250 is required within ten (10) days of acceptance.  (The check should be made payable to the Cape Cod Collaborative.)  If the student withdraws prior to May 10, 2016, $150 of this deposit will be refunded.  There are no refunds on the deposIt for students who withdraw after May 10, 2016.

All balances are to be paid in full by May 20, 2016.  Tuition payments, payable to the Cape Cod Collaborative, should be mailed to:
Cape Cod Collaborative
Attn: ASLP
418 Bumps River Road
Osterville, MA  02655

Should a student withdraw after the start of the program but prior to the program's completion, the following schedule of refunds will apply. Exclusive of the $250 non-refundable deposit, the refund will be computed as follows:  if the student leaves during the first week of the program, a refund of 50% of the parental payment will be made.  No refunds will be made after the close of the first week of the program.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  A financial aid form is available at the guidance/principal's office within member schools.

For further information:

Contact Dr. Joseph Gilbert at 508.420.6950 x 12; Brenda Gaskill at 508.420.6950 x21 or Sheila Murray at 508.420.6950 x 10; or email us at