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Age 15-18
Cost Free
Program type After School, Weekend, Summer
Contact us Ewilson@Hostos.Cuny.Edu
Deadline Jan. 13, 2017


We believe that public school teachers, college faculty, parents and the community must work together to improve student achievement.


In collaboration with forty South Bronx high schools and the Department of Education, Hostos Community College has designed and established an integrated academic program with comprehensive support services for high school students. Courses and activities include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Business, Psychology, and Expository Writing.

To cultivate the college experience, we hold class on our campus. Students have access to many of the facilities at the college including the library, computer labs, tutoring center, and dining hall. We frame the college experience with formal orientations and support services specially designed for the high school level.

College Now courses and workshops are taught by college faculty. Unless otherwise indicated, College Now courses are exclusively for high school students. Students can only take one course each semester. Enrollment in a college course is a serious commitment. All college courses become a part of the CUNY transcript. If a student attends Hostos Community College as an undergraduate, the grade earned in a Hostos Community College Now course will be included in the college GPA.

Summer College Now Programs:
The Bronx Civic Scholars Institute provides rising high school seniors with a three-credit American Government course; a daily college awareness workshop; and over sixty hours of an internship at a community-based organization that focuses on community organizing and youth activism.

The Summer Intensive Language Program (SIELP) is a six-week program designed to help English Language Learners who have completed the 9th grade improve their English language skills in preparation for success in their transition to college. Students participate in an intensive, history-based thematic curriculum.

Let's Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college through intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and the powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.

The College Focus program is designed for current 11th grade students who are on track for high school graduation but not academically prepared for college. By taking a Math course as part of the College Focus summer program and passing the CUNY Assessment test, students can exempt themselves from the remedial classes.


Preference Given To Students From The Following High Schools: Academy For Scholarship And Entrepreneurship: A College Board School Alfred E. Smith Career And Technical Education High School Banana Kelly High School Bronx Academy Of Letters Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School Bronx Guild High School: A Nyc Outward Bound Bronx High School For Medical Science Bronx International High School Bronx Leadership Academy High School Bronx Leadership Academy Ii High School Bronx School For Law, Government & Justice Community High School For Social Justice Cuny Prep English Language Learners And International Support Prep Academy Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School Foreign Language Academy Of Global Studies Frederick Douglass Academy Iii Secondary School Gateway School For Environmental Research And Technology Harlem Renaissance High School Health Education And Research Occupations (Hero) High School Health Opportunities High School High School For Violin And Dance High School X560 - Bronx Academy High School Holcombe L Rucker School Of Community Research Hostos- Lincoln Academy Science International Community High School Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School Laboratory School Of Finance & Technology Leadership Institute Millennium Art Academy Morris Academy For Collaborative Studies Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School New Explorers High School New World High School Nyc Charter High School For Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries Pablo Neruda Academy For Architecture & World Studies Pan American International High School At Monroe Performance Conservatory High School Roads Charter High School Ii Schomburg Satellite Academy School For Excellence School For Tourism & Hospitality Urban Assembly School For Applied Math And Science, The Urban Assembly School For Careers In Sports Urban Assembly School For Global Commerce Validus Preparatory Academy