Area Learning Center (ALC)
Mon & Tues: Jr. GEMS & Jr. GISE
Wed & Thurs: 4/5 GEMS & 4/5 GISE
3:10 p.m.—5:10 p.m.

Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (GEMS) &
Guys In Science and Engineering (GISE):


GEMS and GISE are single-gender afterschool and summer school programs designed specifically for girls and boys grades 4th – 8th in the Minneapolis Public School District. Students have an opportunity to enter in the program in elementary and continue through middle school establishing learning continuity and capacity. The programs focus on explorations of science and mathematics through project-based and problem-based learning experiences that promote the integration of engineering and technology concepts, content, and process. The curriculum is developed utilizing Minnesota State Standards for Science and Mathematics. The premise of the GEMS-GISE Program is to encourage and excite all learners in education while accelerating core content competencies, building confidence, and establishing a venue for real world learning and problem solving.