Hosted by The School of The New York Times, the NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science, and more. Summer Academy courses are organized by Intensives and Explorations. Intensives dive deep into a specific subject area, while Explorations are interdisciplinary and cover three distinct subjects. Both Intensives and Explorations are taught by award-winning Times journalists and expert practitioners. Four two-week terms spanfrom June to August; students may enroll in more than one term. Each two-week course encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. The program is open to rising high school students (grades 9–12). Students have the option of living on campus in a university dorm or commuting to class from their local residence. Application periods for the admissions process are February 5 (PriorityDecision) and March 12 (Regular Decision). The admissions committee reviews all completed applications with required supplementary materials after each cycle deadline. Tuition is $4,625 for day students; $5,750 for residential students. Students applying for the Priority deadline may also elect to apply for financial aid. Financial aid awards are based on a combination of merit and need. Students will receive their program admissions decision and financial aid decision at the same time.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL)initiative is building the next generation of public media with a unique digital journalism curriculum, local PBS station mentors, and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates transformational education experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments.
The Minority Science Writers Internshipgrant, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is intended to help students with an interest in science and technology to pursue their educational goals.
The New York Times Learning Network’s “Country of the Week” feature helps to build students’ geography skills. A weekly interactive quiz introduces students to a country via a recent video or photograph and then asks them to find that place on a map. The quiz then focuses on the demographics and culture of the country.