Overview

Pre-College Summer Focus

2-Week Program Session 1: June 28-July 10 Session 2: July 12-July 24

Designed for students who seek a non-credit yet intellectually stimulating summer. For rising 10th-12th graders.

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ABOUT SUMMER FOCUS:

Investigate a subject that excites you or discover a new one in our two-week residential academic spotlight designed to give you a taste of the undergraduate experience.

Courses are non-credit and include writing, leadership, math, science, gender studies and the arts. Each course is designed to expand your academic horizons through lectures, discussions, individual and group work, project-based assignments and field trips. As part of the program all students will have a chance to hear from Wellesley Admissions staff.

AVAILABLE COURSES FOR Session 1:

- Leadership (ie, A Modern Girl's Guide to the F-Word: Feminism for the 21st Century)

- Arts & Humanities (ie, Flip it and Reverse it: An Introduction to Drawing and Printmaking, La Dolce Vita: A Taste of Italy, Philosophy of Friendship, What’s Beneath the Surface: Engaging the World as a Scholar)

- Social Sciences (ie, Life in the Big City: Understanding the Urban Experience)

- STEM (ie, Circuit Creations: Designing and Programming Electronic Devices, Defending Your Data with Mathematics, Getting to E=MC^2: Space, time and Einstein's revolution, Modern Astronomy: Scanning the Solar System)

AVAILABLE COURSES for Session 2:

- Leadership (ie, Leading Yourself into the Future: Building Your Personal Brand)

- Arts & Humanities (ie, Alternative Forms of Protests: The Impact of Art on Politics, Design and Technology for the Stage & Screen, Flash Fiction and Travel Writing: Mastering the Short Form, Let's Think in Spanish (immersion)

- STEM (ie, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and the Future of Energy; Girl Code: Gender and Identity in the Programming World; The House (and Senate) Always Wins: Mathematics in Voting and Politics) 

Cost and Session Information

PROGRAM DATES:

Session 1: Sunday, June 28 - Friday, July 10, 2020

Session 2: Sunday, July 12 - Friday, July 24, 2020

COST: $4,295 (including tuition, room and board, and activities).

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