A+ Summer High School challenges rising 9th and 10th-grade students with high-level academic activities that develop the skills needed for high school success and achievement. Over the course of one week,  students will attend classes in advanced argumentative writing, critical reading, and critical thinking as they learn how to write a high school-level argumentative paper. Students will learn how to read, think, and write in ways that will help them to excel in the classroom and beyond.

The program is designed to give students who are already doing well in school an experience that is both challenging and fun. Participants will gain new academic tools that will help them excel even further academically. Our unique classes give students the one-on-one attention that is often missing in school, allowing them to explore their potential as writers, thinkers, and doers.

When students leave the program, they will have:

  • Read and analyzed thematic texts in a variety of genres in a college-like seminar
  • Written and developed a well-argued essay addressing a thematic topic
  • Attended courses in Advanced Writing, Critical Reading, and Media Studies
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