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Distributed April 22, 1996
Contact: Tracie Sweeney

From Wile E. Coyote to the game of pool

Brown Summer High School helps area students stretch their minds

From July 1 to 26, Brown Summer High School will offer students entering ninth through 12th grades a taste of the college experience through 17 hands-on, interdisciplinary classes ranging from studies of boat design and mechanical engineering to a mathematical look at the game of pool.

For four weeks this summer, Rhode Island teenagers have a chance to challenge their minds and stretch their abilities through the Brown Summer High School.

This year's session, the program's 28th, will be held at Brown University from July 1 to 26 from 8 a.m. until noon Mondays through Fridays. Classes are open to students who will enter grades nine through 12 in September. The $75 fee covers books and materials, which the students may keep. A limited amount of financial aid is available.

Students select two classes from a list of 17 interdisciplinary courses that combine small group discussions, reading, writing and hands-on lab work. The courses include:

Enrollment is limited to 350, with a faculty of more than 70. Courses are taught primarily by teams of students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Undergraduate Teacher Education programs at Brown. Teaching teams are led by exemplary mentor teachers from local schools. In addition, several courses are taught by teams of master teachers from around the country whose schools are members of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national secondary-school reform movement based at Brown.

The deadline to apply for Brown Summer High School is June 1. For more information or to request application material, contact the Brown Summer High School Office at 401/863-1677 or the Brown Education Department at 401/863-2407, or write to Brown Summer High School, Box 1938, Providence, R.I. 02912.


(See also the Brown Summer High School story idea)