Hartwick's Summer College for High School Students

Hartwick Launches Summer College for High School Students

May 1, 2012

Hartwick College is launching a program this summer to expose academically talented high school students to the full-breadth of the Hartwick experience while earning college credit. Hartwick's Summer College for High School students will be held July 7-27 on the College's campus. The deadline to apply is June 1.

"With the Summer College program, Hartwick is meeting a regional need for high-quality summer educational opportunities for high school students," said Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich. "Accepted high school students will have access to the best of what Hartwick has to offer-in-depth learning with the guidance of Hartwick faculty who are experts in their field. These courses are ideal for high school students who want to challenge themselves intellectually and broaden the base of their understanding, experience and skill."

Students in the summer program will be able to earn three college credits by taking one of the following courses: Introduction to Animation & Video, Topics in Biology: Research in Biology, Learning to Program Using Alice, Introduction to Creative Writing, or Acting I. The classes will be taught by Joseph Von Stengel, Associate Professor of Art, A.J. Russo, Assistant Professor of Biology, Susan Carbone, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, Brent DeLanoy, Assistant Professor of English, and Malissa Kano-White, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.

"These full-time faculty are skilled at engaging students in experiential learning, an approach that is the hallmark of a Hartwick education," said Hartwick Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Tannenbaum. "Great educators and motivated students will combine to make a thoroughly engaging summer learning experience."

In addition to rigorous coursework, students in the summer program will also take part in the full campus experience-residence hall living, on-campus dining, a slate of on-campus co-curricular activities, and off-campus trips.

"Our summer students will be inspired by the course content as well as by their faculty," said Pam Hilton, Director of Hartwick's Summer College for High School Students. "In each course, students will be immersed in learning that is interesting, fun, innovative, and interactive. What's more, as part of our campus community, students will have access to the full range of on- and off-campus programming, bringing the real college experience to life."

To apply, students must be between the ages of 16 and 18 at the time of the Summer College session and possess a strong academic profile (including a high school GPA of 85/B or higher). Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served rolling admission basis, and must be accompanied by a high school transcript and essay.

For additional information, contact Hilton at or 607-431-4664.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030