Distributed April 10, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Applications due June 1

Applications available for Brown Summer High School July 2-27

Brown Summer High School, which runs July 2-27 this year, offers students entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to build critical-thinking, reading, writing and problem-solving skills. The cost is $100; a limited amount of financial aid is available.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Applications are now available for Brown Summer High School, which begins July 2 and runs weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon through July 28.

Brown Summer High School offers area students entering grades 9-12 the opportunity to build critical-thinking skills through hands-on experiences and teamwork. This summer the program will offer four different courses. Each will focus on an essential question around which discussions, experiments, presentations and skits are developed. Students select two courses from the following:

  • From the page to the stage: How can we bring words to life? (Arts/Literacy)
    Students will use music, acting and drawing to bring stories to the stage through polished performances as well as workshop performances.

  • “Is that your final answer?”
    How do we know whose history is “the truth?” (History/Social Studies)
    Using a wide variety of sources, this course will examine how history is made and written, and whether those might be two different events.

  • Why should we be concerned about animals becoming extinct? (Biology/Science)
    Students will explore the affects of animals disappearing and why the rate of extinction has risen in recent decades.

  • Why do people disagree? (English)
    Students will investigate the causes and consequences of disagreements in the school, home, community and nation.

The arts/literacy course is led and taught by local artists; the other three courses are taught by teams of students in Brown’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, who are led by mentor teachers from local schools.

The program costs $100. A limited amount of financial aid is available. To receive a brochure and application, telephone Brown Summer High School at (401) 863-1677 or send e-mail to Michelle_Steingart@brown.edu with your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail. The brochure is available in Spanish. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Enrollment is limited.