Students As Citizens
Because the Academy is committed to helping students make informed decisions and participate in democracy as active thinkers and leaders, the curriculum focuses on citizenship in the 21st century and, more specifically, on what it means to be a responsible American in an interconnected world. Because the Academy considers successful admission to college a necessary step on the road to personal success, a course called "College Planning and Preparation" is a fundamental part of the curriculum. The Academy’s integrated course of study continues from the first summer to the second. In the third summer, Crimson Scholars take courses at the Harvard Summer School, for which they receive college credit.
Each summer meant developing skills to help me see through a creative lens, articulate myself in meaningful ways, and build my confidence in a manner that would help me flourish anywhere I could envision myself in the world.