We are urging East Harlem high school students to take advantage of the Museum of the City of New York’s excellent and free Saturday Academy program. Saturday Academy is a free six-week program for students in grades 8 – 12 interested in American History or SAT preparation. There’s no homework or testing and all course materials are provided. Saturday Academy was the recipient of the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the White House, and was featured in New York Magazine’s “Best of New York 2011” issue.
Spring 2013 courses meet on Saturdays April 6, 13, 20, May 4, 11, and 18. Course offerings include:
- Activist New York
- Public Art in East Harlem: Interpreting Latino-American History in the 20th Century
- Performing History: The Federal Theater Project and the Great Depression
- The Many Meanings of Feminism in the 20th Century
- Freedom and Slavery in the Age of the American Revolution
- Bell Curves SAT Skills
All applications must be received online. TO APPLY, please click on this link and fill out all the required information. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 12. Although East Harlem and Central Harlem students will be given priority seating, enrollment is first-come, first-serve, so please apply early since space is limited! Should you experience any trouble applying online, you may email Saturday.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-492-3401 to request that an application be mailed to your home address for you to fill out and return to the Museum of the City of New York.