Distributed April 5, 2002
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney
Applications available for Brown Summer High School
Brown Summer High School, which runs July 8-26 this year, offers students entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to work in small groups, participate in discussions, conduct laboratory experiments, and engage in numerous hands-on activities in the areas of social studies, biology, and English. The cost is $100; a limited amount of financial aid is available.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Applications are now available for Brown Summer High School (BSHS), which begins July 8 and runs weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon through July 26.
For 34 years, BSHS has engaged students entering grades 9-12 in thinking, discussing and writing about “essential” questions guided by the disciplines of social studies, biology, and English.
This year’s sessions will ask students to seek answers to such questions as “What will life be like in the future?” and “Read the book? See the movie? Or maybe both?” Students will have an opportunity to work in small groups, participate in discussions, conduct laboratory experiments, and engage in numerous hands-on activities.
Courses are taught by teams of Brown University graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Undergraduate Teacher Education programs. Each team is supervised by a clinical professor of education and guided by exemplary teachers from area schools.
This year, students may choose to explore how societies have historically evolved in opposition to one another such as England and France or India and Pakistan. Through this lens, they will envision whether it is possible to create societies collaboratively instead. In a course titled “From the Page to the Stage: How Can We Bring Words to Life?” students will work with professionals from local theater organizations, including Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Black Repertory Company, and local public school teachers. Through such mediums as music, dance, acting and drawing, this course seeks to bring words to life. At the end of the summer, all students involved in this program will demonstrate their understanding of classic text through performances offered to the larger community.
The entire program costs $100. A limited amount of financial aid is available. To obtain an application, contact Carin Algava at (401) 863-1677 or visit the program Web site at www.brown.edu/Departments/Education/BSHS.
The classes change from year to year, so students who have attended BSHS in the past are invited to participate again. The program enrollment is limited to approximately 350 students; priority is given on a first-come first-served basis.