Summer Programming

Open to students who have completed 10th or 11th grade and meet eligibility requirements listed below.

Challenge your imagination, make the most of your free time, and earn free, transferable college credit!


General Science 2020 Aquatic Environmental Ecology

Budding marine scientists: Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs are surrounded by water! This course explores the critically important and biologically diverse estuarine waterways of Jamaica Bay and other local waterways, studies key species such as algae and horseshoe crabs, and investigates the ecological issues related to estuarine waterways. Participants also complete independent research projects on chosen topics. Class meets remotely four days weekly (Mondays–Thursdays, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.) for four weeks, early July through early August.

General Science 2050 Urban Environmental Studies

College readiness = environmental and social awareness, too! Work with college students, faculty, and community members learning how environmental and social justice connect, and how they relate to you! For example, where does your food come from, and what determines who has access to healthy, affordable food? Who “owns” public space, land, water, and other essential resources? What is consumer culture, and how does it shape our lives? What are some of the most exciting ways “ordinary” people (like us!) are addressing environmental and social justice issues in New York City’s communities? What can you do to enhance life in yours? Class meets remotely four days weekly, noon–2 p.m., for six weeks.

Math 1010 Pre-calculus

Talented in math and want to accelerate your studies? No advanced math available in your school? Earn college pre-calculus credit, and prepare for calculus, with the support of excellent Brooklyn College faculty and tutors! Satisfies CUNY Pathways Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Class meets remotely for five weeks starting in mid-July, in either morning or afternoon sessions, Mondays through Thursdays.

Sociology 3605 Social Movements

This course explores how people’s movements have organized collective action motivated by shared political goals. After establishing an understanding the basic structures of social movements, the class will use this lens to focus on the local civil rights struggles of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s as they manifested in Brooklyn. Scholarly readings, lectures, discussions, and short reflective research papers will prepare participants to see familiar places in new light through in-person or virtual field trips to spaces important to civil rights histories. Place-conscious pedagogy connect these histories to young people’s current lived experiences and to ongoing, contemporary civil rights struggles. Class meets remotely for five weeks starting in mid-July.

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  • Applications due Monday, May 17, 2021.
  • All courses are free, but space is limited.
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  • Open to qualifying 10th and 11th graders.
  • Three college credits upon successful completion.
  • All classes meet 100% remotely, except for optional hands-on activities as noted in course descriptions.

Requirements for Entry into College Credit Courses

Current juniors or sophomores with at least an 80% cumulative average must meet the following additional requirements:

Math Courses

For math courses or courses with math prerequisites only, students interested in taking college credit mathematics courses or courses with math prerequisites must have obtained at least one of the following minimum test scores:

  • Math Algebra I, Geometry Regents—70
  • Algebra II Regents—65
  • Math section of the SAT—510
  • Math section of the PSAT—52
  • ACT Math—21

All Other Courses

Students can take other non–math-related college courses if they have satisfied at least one of the following minimum test scores:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) Regents—75
  • Critical Reading section of the SAT—480
  • Verbal section of the PSAT—50
  • ACT English —20

For students who have not yet taken the above mentioned exams, we will consider other pertinent scores and grades and may also ask for an updated transcript in June.

Brooklyn. All in.