Summer Programs for High School Students

Summer Programs for High School Students - College Preparatory Program

The College Preparatory Program is closed for Summer 2012.

Reach higher levels in English and mathematics, develop valuable study skills, and prepare effectively for the SAT and the college admissions process. During your three weeks at Georgetown, you will gain test-taking confidence, learn successful writing techniques and improve your mathematics proficiency, all while forming new friendships with classmates and experiencing the excitement of university life.

SAT Prep
Improve your SAT scores through comprehensive test preparation classes that provide you with individualized score reports, a personalized academic plan and detailed examination essay critiques. You will also take home tools to help you continue your test preparation efforts. 

English and Math
Effective writing is one of the most essential skills for success in school and any career you choose to pursue. Georgetown instructors work closely with you to advance your writing capabilities and help you refine your style and technique. At the completion of the program, you will have a compelling personal essay to use for your college applications. Georgetown's math instructors similarly provide focused attention to significantly advance your algebra and pre-calculus competence and prepare you for the challenges of college-level math.

Study Skills
Become a more successful student by developing skills and techniques that improve your note-taking and studying abilities. You will learn how to focus on key information during classroom lectures, streamline your study habits and improve your aptitude for recalling facts during exams.

LaFarge Lecture Series
In the LaFarge Lecture Series, designed exclusively for the College Preparatory Program, students have the unique opportunity to attend engaging and enlightening undergraduate seminars conducted by some of Georgetown University's most preeminent faculty and scholars. Named after John LaFarge, a 20th century Jesuit priest and devoted advocate of racial parity and human rights, this lecture series seeks to increase students' awareness of contemporary moral issues and heighten their cultural appreciation for art and literature. From Shakespeare to international relations, students will expand their worldview and learn about a wide range of academic topics and current affairs straight from the experts. Stressing personal inquiry, self-respect and social justice, our speakers will not only incite a love of knowledge and intellectual discovery but will also promote the values of honesty, integrity and compassion. Guest lecturers will explore how these values influenced writers and artists from centuries ago and continue to shape our global perspective in today's world. This exciting lecture series provides you with the chance to develop effective note-taking abilities, improve listening skills and deepen your academic understanding

Sample Day*

Wednesday, June 27*

7:30 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast in the Dining Hall
8:30 10:00 a.m.
Class 1--Study Skills
10:15 11:45 a.m.
Class 2--English
12:00 1:00 p.m.
1:00 2:30 p.m.
Class 3--Math
2:30 5:00 p.m.
Free time used for studying on the Quad, swimming at Yates, reading in Lauinger, socializing with friends in the Leavey Center, or relaxing in your residence hall.
5:00 6:00 p.m.
Dinner in the Dining Hall
6:15 8:15 p.m.
SAT Prep
8:30 9:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social

*Program Sample Days are tentative

Minimum Required:  1.0  Courses
    CLPP004   College Preparatory