Ready to really challenge yourself in math or science? Then spend your summer attending the College Now Academy in Math and Science! You'll be immersed in a rigorous fullbrain workout, pushing your math or science knowledge way beyond high school level.
Students enroll in either a math section or a science section (not both).
Math Section
Math students are placed in one of two cohorts, or subsections. Students from both cohorts come together daily to hear a guest speaker. Otherwise, their activities are separate.

Cohort A
For eligible students in Cohort A, the day looks like this:
MATH 190: College Algebra and Trigonometry
2 college credits  M – TH, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
This collegelevel course introduces students to functions, rational expressions and their applications, rational exponents, conic sections, Gaussian elimination and determinants, nonlinear systems of equations, and trigonometric functions.
Guest Lecture Series
M – TH, 11:00 AM – 12 noon
Math Team Training
M – TH, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Tutoring
M – TH, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
All courses and activities above are required.
Cohort B
For eligible students in Cohort B, the day looks like this:
MATH 315.03: Advanced Problem Solving
3 college credits  M – TH, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Guest Lecture Series
M – TH, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
2nd Credit Course (ONE of the following: MATH 316.01: Discrete Math, MATH 316.03: Euclidean Geometry, or MATH 345: Number Theory)
3 college credits  M – TH, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Math Team Training
M – TH, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Science Section
Students concentrate in either bioinformatics or chemistry and physics (not both).

Bioinformatics is a relatively new branch of science that organizes and interprets the overwhelming amount of data recently available on living organisms as a result of the human genome project and followup projects.
The need for this branch of science has grown rapidly; while it is becoming increasingly simple to obtain experimental information on DNA, RNA and protein sequences and expression levels, the interpretation of this information is quite complex and requires individuals who are trained in biology, chemistry and computer science.
Eligible bioinformatics students take ALL of the following:
SCI 200: Measurements, Modeling, and Computing
3 college credits  M – TH, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This course will focus upon the specific methods for interpreting data in bioinformatics. Students will develop and apply computer algorithms that analyze, interpret, and make predictions of data for the design of experiments in the biosciences.
Guest Lecture Series
M – TH, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Computer Lab
M – TH, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Project Development/Tutoring
M – TH, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Chemistry and Physics Concentration
Eligible chemistry and physics students take ALL of the following:
CHEM 318: Understanding Science: The Atom
3 college credits  M – TH, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PHYS 314.07: Understanding Science: The Universe
3 college credits  M – TH, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
In this course, students explore the development of the knowledge of science, particularly in the contexts of astronomy, force, and motion. Class time will include physics/astronomy activities and reflections on the process of science. For most of the activities, students will work in groups.
Project Development/Tutoring
M – TH, 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Monday through Thursday
(and Fridays July 7
and August 11)
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (for math cohort A students)
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (for math cohort B and science students)
Eligibility Requirements
To enroll in the Academy in Math Cohort A, you must:
 be a New York City public high school student, entering as a junior or senior in September 2006
 have a minimum overall grade point average of 85
 have received a minimum score of 85 on the Math A Regents
 submit a teacher recommendation
To enroll in the Academy in Math Cohort B or the Science Section, you must:
 be a New York City public high school student, entering as a junior or senior in September 2006
 have a minimum overall grade point average of 85
 have received a minimum score of 92 on the Math B Regents
 submit a teacher recommendation
Students coming from City College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.
Completion Requirements
 Students who have more than three unexcused absences WILL NOT PASS.
 Graded projects, homework assignments, and exams are mandatory.
 Students must participate fully in all classes and activities.
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