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COLLEGE OFFICE MEMO 1.17.2014

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ATTENTION Juniors

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Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep Savings

Until January 31st, Kaplan Test Prep is offering a special promotion where all courses are $100 off. Visit kaptest.com/college


Kaplan Test Prep On Demand Access

Beacon High School and Kaplan Test Prep are please to provide free online test prep for the ACT, SAT and PSAT for all Beacon students. This flexible option provides students the ability to prep on their own schedule. Included are up to 4 practice tests, 50+ hours of instruction, 1000+ practice questions and 1 full year of access. Best of all, it’s FREE!. To sign up:



  1. Visit http://kaplanatschool.com/thebeaconschool

  2. Under “Kaplan’s Program Options and Pricing” select “SAT On Demand” “PSAT On Demand” or “ACT On Demand”

  3. Once directed to the product page, click “Enroll Now”.

  4. On this page, “Your Cart” you’ll see a box under “Order Summary”. Go ahead and enter the appropriate promotion code:

SAT On Demand: KAS2014SAT

ACT On Demand: KAS2014ACT

PSAT On Demand: KAS2014PSAT


  1. Click “Apply” and “Proceed to Checkout”

  2. The next page will prompt you to log in with your Kaplan account. If you do not have one, select “Student” and a new section will open. Fill out the necessary fields, and click “Save and Continue” when done.

  3. After you will receive an Order Confirmation. Congratulations! You’re an official Kaplan student!



Events and Programs
Narrative Medicine Workshop

Gilda's Club has partnered with Columbia University's Narrative Medicine Program to offer a 6-week series of writing workshops for teens touched by cancer-whether a family member, friend or someone else close to them has had or is living with cancer.  Teens that enjoy writing, would like to explore the cancer experience through writing, and/or are looking to reconnect with their passion for writing are all encouraged to attend. March 7-9, 2014. http://www.narativ.com/workshops/narrative-medicine/


Bryn Mawr Junior Open House

These events are designed to give high school juniors and sophomores an up-close and personal glimpse of life on campus and the diverse community of students at Bryn Mawr. There will also be workshops and panel discussions for parents.

Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, March 4 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Register at http://brynmawr.edu/admissions/visit/springevents2014.html


Story To College Webinar

This January 21, Story To College will lead our first FREE webinar of the new year! Stress Less: 5 Tools to Manage Junior Spring will help junior students and their families identify key deadlines, complete meaningful work in their most challenging classes, and, above all, think aspirationally and pursue their passions even in this stressful semester. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time + Q&A

Register here: http://info.storytocollege.com/stress-less-5-tools-to-manage-junior-spring
College Visits 2014 Tours

COLLEGE VISITS offers the college bound student a first-hand look at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Because of our experience in working with a multitude of higher education institutions, we are able to obtain meetings with admissions representatives, student led tours, and campus housing. This helps to take the hassle and worry away from the student and parents in organizing a family visit. COLLEGE VISITS tours cover all aspects of college life. We tour small, medium and large schools, rural and urban, and public and private schools. Our tours cover almost every region of the U.S., so if there is a particular school or region you are interested in, chances are COLLEGE VISITS goes there. For more information, including the 2014 College Tour schedule please visit http://www.college-visits.com/


Academy of Art Open House

The Academy of Art University will be having a New York open house where students can meet alumni and get portfolio feedback, enroll in pre-college art experience programs, complete applications, and learn more about financial aid.

When: Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th from 10am-5pm

Where: The Westin Times Square, 270 W 43rd Street

Admission is FREE. Register now here: http://www.academyart.edu/san_diego_open_house.jsp
Harlem YMCA Black College Tour 2014

The Black College Tour is a annual trip that allows the Harlem YMCA to take 40 college bound high school students to visit a number of Historical Black Colleges.  Each year the itinerary changes but some of the regular stops include: Howard, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, Morgan, North Carolina A&T and many more! If you are interested in participating in the College Tour applications are available at the website http://www.ymcanyc.org/harlem/pages/black-college-tour. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2014.


BU Winter Visit Day

Boston University will be hosting a special Winter Visit Day for sophomores and juniors and their families to learn more about Boston University. These events will include an in-depth information session, covering everything from student life to study abroad opportunities to what makes an application competitive for admission. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit our schools and colleges to learn about specific academic programs and will tour BU's residential community. Lunch will be provided in one of our dining halls.


Winter Visit Day: Friday, February 21, 2014

Boston University George Sherman Union

775 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


For more information about Winter Visit Day, please visit our website: http://suite.targetx.com/email/bin/redir.php?id=0000423358-00QC0000014hugNMAQ
Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

This Internet-based applied math competition awards $125,000 in scholarship prizes ranging from $1,000-$20,000 to teams of high school juniors and seniors. The Challenge takes place March 8th and 9th and is free of registration and participation fees. Please visit www.M3Challenge.siam.org for more information including registration instructions, official rules and guidelines, sample problems, videos, and more.


Atlas Test Prep for the 2015 Spring SAT and ACT

March 8th SAT – prep starts 1/18/14: Midtown Small Group held Tuesdays 6-8pm; West Side Small Group held Sundays 3-5pm; Kings Highway Small Group held Thursdays 5-7pm.

May 3rd SAT – prep starts 3/15/14: Midtown Small Group held Sundays 3-5pm; West Side Small Group held Thursdays 6-8pm; Kings Highway Small Group held Tuesdays 5-7pm.

June 7th SAT – prep starts 4/26/14: Midtown Small Group held Thursdays 5-7pm; West Side Small Group held Wednesdays 6-8pm

April 12th ACT – prep starts 3/1/14: West Side Small Group held Wednesdays 5-7pm

June 14th ACT – prep starts 4/26/14: Midtown Small Group held Tuesdays 5-7pm

Small Group & Private Tutoring: West Side – W 62nd Street, David Rubenstein Atrium; Midtown – 5th Ave & 40th Street, Mid-Manhattan Library; Kings Highway – 2115 Ocean Ave, Kings Highway Library

For more information visit www.AtlasTestPrep.com


American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Program

Interested in learning more about the political process? Govern the “51st State” with other like-minded girls? Spend a week in an inspirational leadership program? If you are a junior woman who attends high school in New York County, a high achiever, committed to public service this program is for your. Empire Girls State will be held from June 30 to July 6, 2014 at SUNY Brockport. For more information, visit www.empiregirlsstate.org


CalArts Dance Camera West Festival/Emerging Artists Competition

Dance Camera West, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance and the School of Film/Video at CalArts are thrilled to welcome college and high school students to submit dance media for the competition. There will be two categories within this completion, high school (grades 9-12) and college students. Please visit dancecamerawest.org/submit for more information.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014. Festival notifications will be emailed March 13, 2014. Festival takes place June 6-8, 2014.
Adelphi University Discover and Explore Your Passion Event Series

Press Day Featuring the Quill Awards – Wednesday, March 12

Poetry Day – Tuesday, April 8

For the Love of Art: Arts Foundations – March 1-May 3 (Saturdays/Sundays); Ceramics – March 2-May 4 (Sundays only); Reception – May 13

Please visit Adelphi.edu/discoverandexplore for more information and to register.
Seton Hall Open Houses

Sunday, February 16th and Sunday, April 27th, 9:30am

Learn about the college admissions process; discover the 90 plus outstanding majors and programs available; meet current students, faculty and admissions professionals, tour the campus; learn about scholarships and financial aid opportunities. For more information please visit admissions.shu.edu for more info.
Internships
Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program

The New York City Bar Association is now accepting applications for our 2014 Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program.  This Program is part of the New York City Bar's continuing efforts to enhance the diversity of the legal profession. The program provides internships to NYC public high school students from underrepresented groups in the legal profession who are at least 16 years old, have a demonstrated interest in the law, and have above average grades

For more information about our program, please visit the Program website:

http://www.nycbar.org/index.php/diversity/student-pipeline-program/prog

rams/185-thurgood-marshall-summer-law-internship-program
The High School Apprenticeship Program at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Paid, in-depth internship where you learn about history, different cultures, and making a difference in the world. For more information email hsap@mjhnyc.org, or call 646-437-4303


Want a guaranteed summer job and stipend?—Apply to ISY

This is open to all high school juniors and seniors where they will have the opportunity to learn valuable job skills as well as receive credit. All students are guaranteed a summer job with completion of 250 hours with their curriculum throughout the school year. To obtain an application visit the Office of Chinese American Planning Council at 165 Eldridge today!


Summer Programs
BU Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. Our three, two-week workshops will begin on June 30. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills. Apply before January 31st and receive $100 off tuition: http://necir-bu.org/training/hs-journalism-workshop/



Bold Earth Teen Adventures
Bold Earth Teen Adventures offers unique summer programs for teenage campers. Explore the Big Island of Hawaii or the beaches of California. Whatever your interest is, we have a trip for you. Bold Earth's teenage summer camps combine outdoor adventure with small groups and incredible leaders to create the experience of a lifetime for teenagers from all 50 states and over 55 countries worldwide.

http://boldearth.com/trips



Pre-College Programs in Dublin on Burlington, sponsored by UVM

Want to get a head start on college? High school students who participate in pre-college programs will prepare for success, experience the challenge of college-level academics, and earn college credit. UVM offers summer pre-college programs in Dublin and Burlington. Learn more at: http://www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/



Young Entrepreneur Challenge

The Young Entrepreneur Challenge wants to find passionate high school students and help them to further distinguish themselves - and their college applications - by competing in an international business challenge. Our primary objective is to use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to enhance analytical aptitude while transferring specific skills and knowledge that will benefit our students in college and life. The week-long, entrepreneurial intensive will take place on the campus of Boston University from July 7th to July 12th. More information can be found by visiting: http://www.youngentrepreneurchallenge.com/about/


Marlboro College Pre-College Summer Programs

Marlboro College’s Pre-College Summer Programs offer young adults the opportunity to study with Marlboro College faculty members (ranked #1 in 2013 by Princeton Review), and to build relationships with a group of other students passionate about learning, in the classroom and out. Each program offers an introduction to college-level academic work, combined with hands-on exploration. Evenings provide time for fun group activities ranging from collective 'zine design to swimming in nearby South Pond. Space is limited to 12 participants per programs, creating vibrant communities with room for every voice. For more information visit http://www.marlboro.edu/admissions/hs/summer/


Columbia University: Summer Programs for High School Students

Rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college. Experience college life in a supportive, highly-supervised setting. Meet other talented, high-achieving high school students from all over the world. Broaden your worldview while exploring New York City, Barcelona, or Jordan. Earn a Columbia University Statement of Attendance and evaluation letters from Columbia instructors. For more information visit http://ce.columbia.edu/high-school



Barnard Summer in New York City

2014 Courses descriptions now available; application available in late January! 2014 Program Dates:

Summer in the City (4 week, residential and commuter) Sunday June 22 - Saturday July 19

Liberal Arts Intensive (1 week, residential and commuter) Sunday June 22 - Saturday June 28

Young Women's Leadership Institute (8 days, residential only) Sunday July 6 - Sunday July 13

Dance in the City (10 days, residential only) Sunday July 6 - Wednesday July 16 

Summer Science Seminars (1 week, residential and commuter) Sunday June 22 - Saturday June 28

Entrepreneurs-in-Training (10 days, residential only) Sunday July 6 - Wednesday July 16

For more information visit www.barnard.edu/summer


The Cooper Union Summer Stem Program

July 7th – August 14th

Students work closely with Cooper Union faculty at the forefront of engineering education. Projects range broadly and include robotics, digital fabrication, computer programming and app development, biomedical and genetic engineering, improved urban infrastructure, and even racecar design. Admission to the program is selective.  We are looking for high-achieving students who have a passion for the STEM fields.  These characteristics should apparent in their transcript, personal essay, and letter of recommendation from a teacher in the STEM fields or a guidance counselor. For more information, please visit: http://cooper.edu/engineering/summer-stem
Syracuse University Summer Program – The Price Family Foundation Scholarship

June 28th – August 9th

Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students, in partnership with SU School of Education and The Price Family Foundation Scholarship is offering a scholarship opportunity for current juniors enrolled in New York City Public High Schools. The Syracuse University Summer College NYC Scholarship Program is designed for high school juniors in good academic standing. Students explore college-level courses that provide insight into the higher education experience.

For more information on eligibility and the application, please visit:

http://summercollege.syr.edu/program/price-foundation-scholarship-nyc-students/
Summer Programs at Northeastern University

Summer Programs at Northeastern are designed to prepare rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of college. Building upon Northeastern’s world-renowned reputation for experiential learning , our credit and non-credit programs bring together classroom learning and real-world experiences.

Learn more by attending our January 14, 2014 webinar or contacting Lucy Fitzpatrick, enrollment coach for our Summer Programs at 877.668.7727.

http://pages.northeastern.edu/FY14Email.NUGuidanceCounselor.html
St. John’s Summer Academy

High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: www.stjohnscollege.edu


Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School

July 6th-August 9th

For more information about this amazing opportunity, please visit: www.exeter.edu/summer
Tisch Special Programs – Summer Programs for High School Students

July 13th – August 9th, 2014

Earn six college credits by taking a summer program at Tisch. Programs include acting, filmmaking, musical and experimental theatre, photography, playwriting, recorded music, and screenwriting. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information visit specialprograms.tisch.nyu.edu.

Application Deadline: February 3rd, 2014


Ithaca College Summer Music Academy

The mission of the Ithaca college summer music academy is to provide and create a supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and young people. For more information, visit: Ithaca.edu/sma


Ithaca Summer College Program

June 29th-July 18th – Summer College Three-Week Session. This is a three-week, college-credit program for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. Enroll in one course and earn up to 4 credits. For more information visit www.Ithaca.edu/summercollege.

July 20th-July 25th – Summer College One-Week Session. Experience college for one week through one of eight workshops and receive a certificate of completion. Open to all qualified high school students. For more information visit www.Ithaca.edu/summercollege.
Ithaca Writers Institute

June 29th-Jully 11th, 2014

Two weeks of an intensive writing workshop for high school students. Application deadline is April 1, 2014. Visit www.ithaca.edu/iwi.
Oxford Academic Summer Programs

Oxford offers summer programs in Oxford and Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona and Salamanca. For more information about dates, please visit:

http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/index.php
Art Educator Summer Studio – Columbus College of Art & Design

June 22-28, 2014

1 week residential program; make art in an exciting studio setting; learn new skills and techniques; network with colleagues; explore issues in visual arts; expand resources for curricular design.

Visit www.ccad.edu/ce/studio or call 614.222.3248 for more information.


Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer 2014

July 7-August 1, 2014

Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY

High school students have an invaluable opportunity to sharpen their portfolios, get a taste of college life, and earn four college credits. Scholarships are available, the program is offered at the Brooklyn campus only.

For more information call (718)636-3453 or email preco@pratt.edu. May also visit www.pratt.edu/precollege
The Putney School Summer Program

The Putney School Summer Programs offer students age 14-17 the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through their Farm Program. For more information visit summer.putneyschool.org.


The Rena’s Promise International Creative Writing Camp for Teens

July 20th-26th 2014

This is a one week intensive writing program serving young people between 14-17 years old who want to explore their unique gifts as writers in a camp setting with other like-minded teens. Apply online at www.renaspromis.com. Visit

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=4e726f08-b092-4e25-a86b-cee063225422&c=a00c2480-3d82-11e3-9e90-d4ae5275396f&ch=a139cf10-3d82-11e3-9f2d-d4ae5275396f for more information.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2014


MIT Summer Launch Program 2014

This is a four week-long entrepreneurship program held at MIT in Cambridge, MA. 30-40 high school students will become entrepreneurs in each of two programs during the summer of 2014. For more information please visit http://launchsummer.org. The application deadline is January 31st!


SCAD 2014 Summer Programs

The Savannah College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 SCAD summer programs for educators and teens. At its locations in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Savannah, SCAD offers many opportunities to discover firsthand why SCAD is the university for creative careers. Admission to the teen summer programs is competitive. Early application or registration is strongly encouraged.

Please visit http://www.scad.edu/admission/admission-information/pre-college/scad-summer-seminars for more information.
The Bronfman Fellowships

July 1 – August 7, 2014

The Bronfman Fellowships is an exciting academic experience for promising high school Juniors who identify as Jewish. The merit-based Fellowship includes an all expense paid summer trip to Israel where high level discussions and learning take place in a community of inspiring peers.

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Apply online at www.bronfman.org
Maryland Institute College of Art Summer Pre-College 2014

Pick one of two awesome art experiences in Baltimore (June 28th-July 26th) or Tuscany (June 28th-July 19th). Visit www.mica.edu/precollege for more information.


Northeastern Summer Design Studio

June 29 – July 25, 2014

This program offers prospective design students the opportunity to explore firsthand what it means to study and practice architecture. At the same time, students are introduced to college life by working and living on campus. For more information visit http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/architecture/academic-programs/summer-design-studio/.
Northwestern National High School Institute – Film & Video

Spend your summer making movies instead of just watching them. Surround yourself with the people and equipment necessary to create your vision. For more information visit www.northwestern.edu/nhsi.


Snow Farm Summer/The New England Craft Program for High School Students

Williamsburg, Massachusetts

There are three sessions to choose from: June 29-July 12; July 13-July 26; and the Full Summer, June 29-July 26. Please visit www.snowfarm.org or call 413-268-3101 for more information.
Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Summer Programs

The AHEC is a non-for-profit organization based in Harlem that provides career exploration programs to under-represented minority students who live in and/or attend school in Manhattan or Staten Island. They are currently recruiting for their 2014 summer programs. Please visit www.msiahec.org for more information.


Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Sessions

June 28-August 2: College Prep Program - For students entering grades 10-12. Credit or enrichment courses. Students select one major course plus an afternoon minor course and sport.

Please visit www.nmhschool.org/summer for more information.
Summer Learning Opportunities at Susquehanna University

Spend a week at Susquehanna over the summer to pursue your interests in college-level workshops.



Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship- July 6-12

Advanced Writers Workshop – July 6-12

High School Wind Ensemble Institute – June 22-28

Choral Institute – July 6-12

Visit http://www.susqu.edu/about/31798.asp for more information


PREFACE Summer Program at Rensselaer

This is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter 11th and 12th grade in the fall 2014, from groups that have been historically underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields, and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions. To qualify applicants must be entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2014. Criteria include high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay, and recommendations. Please visit http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87 for more information.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
CURIE Academy at Cornell University

July 13-19, 2014

This is a one-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on rising junior and senior women, challenging them to explore engineering in an interactive atmosphere. Application Deadline is March 1st, please visit www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie for more information.
Grammy Camp

Brooklyn, NY

For aspiring music industry professionals: hands-on career training; learn from industry experts; performance and music business tracks; financial aid available. Financial aid is available. Apply online at grammyintheschools.com. Deadline is March 31st, 2014.
Summer Discovery 2014

Summer Discovery offers summer programs in pre-college enrichment, college prep, and business institutes for high school students. For more information on the programs offered please visit http://www.summerdiscovery.com





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