The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute consists of various academies for Pre-Scholars, who are rising 8th and 9th graders, and Scholars, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Pre-Scholars, rising 8th and 9th graders, participate in one of two academies, the Junior Achievers Academy (for rising 8th graders) or the Fellows Mentoring Academy (for rising 9th graders). These pre-scholars receive four weeks of instruction. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every day for 75 minutes. Students are in class from 8:45am to 3:15pm.
Scholars, rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, participate in one of five academies, including the Management and Business, Leadership, Engineering, Pre-Med/Neuroscience, or Talented Tenth Academy. These Scholars receive five weeks of instruction in university level courses. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from 8:00am to 4:50pm.
Our curriculum structure is based on the philosophical assumption that self-knowledge, motivation, good skills, and an interest in the well-being of others are essential for effective leadership and academic success. For all seven academies, the courses emphasize time management, collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving. The important elements of effective leadership and community service are emphasized across the curriculum. The average class size is 12 students.
Fridays and weekends are reserved for field trips, test prep, leadership workshops and recreation.
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Accelerated Learning Academy:
The WEB DuBois Scholars Institute has created the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) to bring welcome and much-needed diversity to STEM studies and industries, especially for others who are underrepresented in these fields yet have a long history of achievement. The ALA provides an opportunity for high-achieving, forward-thinking 10th and 11th graders—students who will evolve into our next generation of engineers, software developers, mathematicians, architects, doctors and physicists—to explore STEM in new and exciting ways.
Led by industry experts and renowned professors from major medical and research institutions, the program features three tracks: Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering and Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Students participate in career development and academic enrichment activities through a series of weekend workshops held throughout the school year on Princeton University’s campus. They will explore STEM through both in-classroom and “real world” opportunities, including group activities, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and real world applications. Across our STEM curriculum, we focus on critical thinking and problem solving, skills that prepare students for life. Participating in this program will not only spark and further students’ interest in STEM careers, but will also enhance their profiles and college applications.
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