Passion Project Program
Passion Project as an edge in college admission
In a world where standardized test scores and perfect GPAs no longer guarantee success, admission officers are seeking something more—something that sets you apart from the rest. The Passion Project Bootcamp is here to revolutionize your college admission journey and empower you to showcase your unique strengths and interests like never before!
At the PACP Passion Project Program, we provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to bring their dreams to life and captivate college admission officers.
What is a passion project?
A Passion Project is work that you complete that showcases your talents, skills, interests, and connections to your community. It's a project born out of your deep-seated interests and motivations, where you have the freedom to explore, create, and impact your community.
Starting a Podcast or YouTube Channel
Imagine discussing the biology behind COVID-19 during its early stages and catching the attention of prestigious universities like Stanford. It's possible!
Writing and Publishing a Novel
Become a published author, even before stepping foot on campus.
Transforming Skills into Business and Philanthropy
Take your passion for design, for example, and turn it into a thriving business while making a positive impact on your community. Sell your own creations and use the profits to help those in need.
Developing a Website or App
Tackle a problem plaguing your community head-on by designing a website or app that addresses it directly. Use technology to make a difference and impress college admissions.
Creating a Documentary
Identify an issue that resonates with you, be it in your community or school, and document it through a powerful and thought-provoking film. Inspire change and leave a lasting impact.
Starting an Art Exhibit
Take charge and demonstrate your exceptional organizational and administrative skills by curating an art exhibit that not only showcases your artistic talents but also involves local artists and promotes community engagement.
Starting a Concert
Organize a captivating concert that brings people together through the power of music.
Developing a Video Game
Dive into the world of game development and craft an immersive and innovative video game. Show off your programming and design skills while demonstrating your passion for interactive storytelling. Impress colleges with your technical expertise and creative vision!
More reasons to start a Passion Project
Passion Project prompts students to think critically, question assumptions, analyze information, and consider multiple perspectives to arrive at well-reasoned solutions to complex challenges.
PACP Passion Project Program Schedule
Module1 Intro: Self Discovery and Skill Building
Module 2 Passion Idea Discovery and Research 1
Module 3 Passion Idea Discovery and Research 2
Module 4 Project development
Passion Practicum: Project assessment, reflection & planning
Passion Practicum: Project assessment, reflection & planning Assessment based on college admission criteria
Passion Practicum: Project Assessment, reflection & planning
Reflect and expand on your work
Month 4 & On
Biweekly Project Counseling Meetings
Note: All meetings & modules will be 1-on-1 with PACP's Passion Project lead, Mr. Cedric Papa