(Cambridge, MA—March 22, 2017) Bayonne resident Alonzo Cortez, a sophomore at High Tech’s D|FAB Academy, will attend the Harvard Summer School Program for High School Students, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
This program, designed to prepare high school students academically and socially for a successful college experience, provides Cortez with the chance to attend a college-oriented class of his choice for three hours a day for seven weeks. Also, he will participate in college readiness workshops and team-building events. During the evenings, Cortez has the opportunity to attend social activities as well.
“I’m excited to meet people from all over the globe,” says Cortez, who plans to test-drive majors, gain valuable knowledge and skills, and explore Boston proper, one of America’s most vibrant and historic cities. “I’m hopeful that I’ll leave the Harvard Summer program more capable of thinking critically and communicating confidently.”
The Harvard Summer School Program features the following: college courses (over 200), which students like Cortez will attend alongside current college students, other high school students, and professionals from around the world; credit Cortez and others can transfer to a college in the future; the choice to live on campus, commute, or study online; and the freedom to schedule his days.
Students may enroll in one or two courses. Outside of classes, Cortez and others can attend workshops, take trips to nearby colleges, and unwind through activities like intramural sports and musical pursuits. Students find a healthy balance of organized events and free time, allowing him or her the independence reminiscent of colleges.