The Crimson Summer Academy

At Harvard University

What Is the CSA?

The CSA is an exciting and innovative program for motivated high school students with a passion for learning and a desire to excel.

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Why These Courses?

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.

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Who Is It For?

Public school students who currently attend ninth grade in Boston, Cambridge or Somerville; have been nominated by a principal, teacher, or guidance counselor familiar with their academic and personal potential; and who have not had all of the resources necessary for success are invited to apply.

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Harvard Undergraduates: Apply to be a CSA Mentor in Summer 2023!

94% of CSA graduates complete college in four years.