Independent College Preparatory

Grades 6 -12

Sixth Graders Study Antarctic Floats and Climate Change

Sixth graders in Ms. Helen Haskell's science class had the opportunity to examine a Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) float. The float is used to study earth science and how the climate is changing. It is very similar to the two Sandia Prep-sponsored floats (named Sundevil Sam and Sundevil Lion) currently in the Southern Ocean. Students will be able to figure out the Antarctic floats' real-time locations and use online data to conduct experiments. Visit to learn about the launch of our floats, and to find out where they are now, visit

Click the photo above to see more of 6th grade students studying the floats.

THE FUN STARTS HERE! SummerPrep 2017

Registration Now Open!

Tech, arts, and sports camps for students in PreK-12th grade.

Returning Favorites

  • Minecraft
  • Star Wars Jedi Training
  • Rocketry
  • Hogwarts School

New classes this Year

  • Super Hero Science
  • FantasyLand: Writing from Imagination
  • Dodgeball
  • New afternoon theater class producing Alice in Wonderland JR.

Two Full Theater Productions
  • Disney's Little Mermaid JR.
  • Singin' in the Rain JR.

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