For students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade, Brandeis Precollege scholars will engage in the rigors of academics at a world-class university, explore the opportunities and challenges of living on a college campus, and join a vibrant community of people interested and engaged in some of the most pressing issues of our time.
We are offering a choice of six programs, varying in length from one week to three weeks. All programs are residential and are open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders.
App Design: Level up your coding skills with classroom instruction from faculty and students in Brandeis' well-regarded computer science course; work together with a team of like-minded peers to conceive, design and code to create a brand-new computer application or game; and present your app design to a local corporation like Google.
Genesis: Join a unique Jewish experiential program that builds upon the exceptional assets of Brandeis University and gives you the opportunity to learn, create and grow both academically and Jewishly. The 2020 courses available for study are: Creative Writing, Theatre Arts, and Global Religions.
Global Health - Science, Medicine, and the Determinants of Health: This program will address the intersection of health and social justice. Global Health will challenge you to consider remedies and debate the merits of medical vs. social solutions. You’ll gain first-hand experience and have the opportunity to work with your peers to identify and address public health issues.
Queer Academics & Activism: Join a community of like-minded peers to study and research the history and future of the LGBTQIA+ community through an academic lens. You will connect with faculty experts and leaders in the field, and build an action plan to make a difference for the future of LGBTQIA+ youth and communities.
Race, Inequality & Social Justice: This program will address a score of issues that have plagued the United States since its founding. Through case study, statistical analysis, and first-person accounts, you will study the systemic racism that has built a legacy of racial injustice, and explore the key areas that challenge America today.
Service Leadership: Earn community service credit while engaging with populations affected by issues such as income inequality, hunger and homelessness, chronic disability, and the refugee and immigration crisis. At the same time, you will explore key concepts in non-profit organizational behavior and structures.