Summer Programs

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Academy in Math and Science

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 full-brain 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 college-level 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

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Science Section

Students concentrate in either bioinformatics or chemistry and physics (not both).

  • Bioinformatics Concentration

    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 follow-up 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

July 5 — August 11, 2006
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)
Up to 6 college credits upon successful completion

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.
Metrocards and lunch
vouchers provided

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