Stevens Institute of Technology is committed to creating pre-college programming that will lead to greater diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Art Harper Saturday Academy, which began in Fall 2019, is a multi-year program that will reach out to high school students from under-resourced communities who are interested in pursuing college majors and careers in STEM related fields.
The core elements of the academy are: a math course, a project design course, and college prep workshops. In addition, students will receive academic support to improve their high school mathematics skills, gain exposure to various STEM careers and majors, and be provided with learning opportunities that apply their classroom knowledge to find solutions to real-world problems. The Academy takes place on the Stevens campus, allowing participants to experience a college environment, including access to our student dining facilities and attending select campus events.
Art Harper Saturday Academy Overview
Application Requirements and Process
We seek students with a demonstrated interest in a STEM field and a desire for hands-on project-based learning. In order to be eligible, applicants must also:
be in their sophomore year of high school
have completed Algebra I prior to the program start date
provide a current high school transcript
reside in or attend a school in a traditionally under-resourced community
In addition, students must submit the following:
current high school transcript
recommendation form from a high school teacher or school counselor
Applications for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are now closed.
Multi-year Program Commitment
The Art Harper Saturday Academy will recruit 20 students from neighboring communities and organizations to participate in the program for 10 Saturdays per academic year (approximately 5 Saturdays per semester). If accepted, students are asked to commit to participate in the academy for at least one school year. Once enrolled in the academy, students will have the opportunity to remain in the program from their sophomore through senior year of high school, further developing their STEM skillset and becoming a part of the Stevens community.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
9:30AM – 10:30AM
10:30AM – 11:30AM
11:30AM – 12:30PM
12:30PM – 2:30PM
Project Design Course