S-PREP at Columbia University Free Summer Science Program
S-PREP is a rigorous academic year program designed for New York residents who are (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) or economically disadvantaged (see economic eligibility
guidelines ) high school students enrolled in grades 9 - 12 who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related health professions. The long range objective of the program is to increase the number of minority physicians and health care professionals. The program offers a schedule of basic and
medical science courses. The courses currently offered may include, but are not limited to the following: Anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, calculus, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, organic chemistry, physics, physiology, and pre-calculus. In addition, the program offers a SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan.
Classes start in October of the academic year and are held on Saturdays, in morning and afternoon sessions. Medical, dental, and graduate students serve as course preceptors. In addition to the rigorous academic schedule, mandatory college preparation and career development workshops the program offers academic and college
counseling services, field trips and college tours.
Students enrolled in S-PREP are selected on the basis of both character and academic merit. More specifically,
students are selected based on the following criteria: (1) 80% grade average, in math and science (2) A strong interest in medicine, research or the health professions (3) The ability to commit to the course schedule and (4) A mature personality.
S-PREP demands that students attend consistently and give their best effort. Students are allowed only two unexcused absences each semester. More than two absences from the program will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Therefore, students heavily involved in other extracurricular activities or pre-college exam preparation courses should seriously consider whether or not they can commit to the program. In addition, students are expected to maintain an 80% grade average in math and science. Students will be required to submit a copy of their report card to the program quarterly.
The application deadline is September 15th. Applications received after this date will only be considered after those submitted on time. Students who are seriously interested in S-PREP are encouraged to
submit all application materials by the indicated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
For more information please visit our website at www.oda-ps.cumc.columbia.edu/sprep. To apply, download the application HERE.
StellAdler Studio of Acting Summer Shakepeare Program
What: A five week world-class full time summer training program that culminates in a public performance
When: July 8th - August 9th. Final performance Friday August 9th. You must be able to attend ALL sessions and performances.
Where: Stella Adler Studio of Acting. 31 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
How: To begin, call now to schedule an interview. 212-689-0087
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