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Distributed April 25, 2005
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Applications now available
Brown Summer High School Runs from July 5 through 29

Brown Summer High School, which runs from July 5-29 this year, offers students entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to explore a variety of topics. The program costs $100. Enrollment space is limited, and some financial aid is available.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Beginning July 5 and running through July 29, Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts teen-agers have the opportunity to challenge their minds and stretch their abilities through the Brown Summer High School (BSHS).

During this year's sessions, the program's 37th, students entering grades 9 through 12 will seek answers to such questions as “How can I tell if the news and history is fair and balanced?” and “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” Students will be able to work in small groups, participate in discussions, conduct laboratory experiments and engage in numerous hands-on activities.

Using Brown University laboratories, some students will explore how life originated on Earth, as well as speculate about the possibility of life on other planets. In a session titled From the Page to the Stage: How Can We Bring Words to Life?, students will act, dance and sing with professional artists from local theater organizations, including Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Black Repertory Company, and local public school teachers. At the end of the BSHS program, all students involved in this program will stage a performance for the larger community.

The courses are taught by teams of Brown University graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Undergraduate Teacher Education programs and who are working under the guidance of exemplary teachers from local schools. A clinical professor of education supervises each team.

Classes run from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday. Students must attend all class sessions. At the end of the program, each student will receive a written evaluation.

The program costs $100; a limited amount of financial aid is available. To obtain an application, call Wendy Phillips at (401) 863-1677 or visit

The classes change from year to year, so students who have attended BSHS in the past are invited to participate again. The program has limited enrollment, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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