First on the list of summer options for your little one is P.S. 2’s A Place for Kids summer program, which features educational programming that will help keep your skills sharp over the summer. In addition to the usual Three Rs, A Place for Kids is partnering with Pace’s Confucius Institute for a two week Mandarin language and art immersion program. For more information about the interdisciplinary and hands-on learning offered by A Place for Kids, call (917) 509-1861 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pace Tech Institute for Students with Differences
Now in its second year, this summer institute, which is geared towards middle school and high school students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, and autism, is based on a model of peer mentorship and exploration. The Institute features two technology workshops per day, a small student to teacher ratio, an in-classroom social worker, special educator, and volunteers. Students will be allowed to go out to lunch (with supervision) or bring lunch from home. Each afternoon, the class will host a guest speaker from the tech/media field. Space is limited so be sure to enroll today. For more information about the Pace Tech Institute, click here.
Summer Scholars Institute
Now in its fourteenth year, the average number of student participants has risen from 21 to more than 100 high schoolers coming to campus each summer for a comprehensive taste of higher education. Students can live in the dorms, take classes in their “majors” taught by Pace faculty and staff, and explore the city through field trips and other outings. A great advantage to participants is the Pace Promise, which guarantees students letters of recommendation and makes financial aid more accessible, should they choose to come to Pace.
If you’re the parent of a prospective Pace student, or know any high school students who may be interested in the Pace Summer Scholars Institute, click here for the admission application and schedule of available courses.
While exceptional students typically have their pick of Ivy League institutions, the Seidenberg Scholars Program serves as one unique recruiting tool that attracts top talent to Pace. Each summer, 24 rising high school seniors come to Pace to participate in a variety of development challenges using the Lego robotics framework over the course of a week. They are partnered with a faculty member and work with alumni of the Seidenberg Scholars Program. Students visit hot technology startups in the city, attend cultural events, and get a general feel for the work and cultural climate in New York City.
Attracting students from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii, the Seidenberg Scholars Program helps participants stay in touch through its active Facebook page. In previous years, almost one third of the attendees have accepted admission to Pace. For more information about the Seidenberg Scholars program, click here.