The Grove School of Engineering Presents
The Summer Scholars Academy in
Mathematics and Science at CCNY

The CCNY Scholars Academy is a summer program that provides highly motivated high school students an opportunity to enroll in challenging mathematics and science courses in a 5-week intensive program. This summer's program will take place from July 2nd through August 2nd, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm at the City College of New York on 138th Street and Convent Avenue.

The Academy's courses in Mathematics are structured to take advantage of the abilities of students who have progressed rapidly through the high school mathematics curricula. There will be an "Olympian" cohort that will be engaged on the same level as that of the American Math Competition and will be expected to have the skills required for local Math Team participation. Students in this cohort will need to have demonstrated strong math abilities and preference will be given to those who have completed their high school math courses with distinction. A "Junior Olympian" cohort will participate in similar activities as the "Olympian" cohort and will also receive introductory training in Math Olympics. Students in this cohort will need to have completed High School Mathematics courses with distinction.

Students in the math program will enroll in two courses and will also attend a series of "Prime Time Lectures" by guest scientists and mathematicians. In addition to the lecture series, groups of students will be organized into teams to participate in weekly mock math team competitions. All students will engage in advanced problem solving activities and learn valuable skills that will serve them for many years as they prepare for the challenges of the college admission process. Course selections include problem solving, college algebra, college geometry, and Number Theory.

Students may also apply for the Science program that features participation in Physics (Understanding the Universe) and Chemistry (Understanding Science: The Atom).

Students interested in the Science track must have demonstrated strong math skills and must have a good understanding of science and shown a keen interest in studying topics beyond the scope of the syllabus.


This program is open to high school students who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grades in fall of 2012. Admission criteria will include a review of each applicant's grade point average, courses completed, and strength of their teacher recommendation. In addition to maintaining an overall GPA of 85 or above, applicants must also meet the following criteria:
  • Students interested in the Mathematics Academy "Junior Olympian" must have successfully passed (or be scheduled to complete) high school mathematics courses with distinction.
  • Students interested in the "Olympian" cohort must have successfully passed (or be scheduled to complete) an advanced mathematics course (Algebra II, Trigonometry or PreCalculus) with distinction.
  • Students interested in the Science program must have shown interest and aptitude in Mathematics and displayed a strong interest in Science.

Students MUST commit to attending the program all day, every day for the duration of the program.
Non-medically excused absences may result in removal from the program.

Application and Deadlines

Students interested in applying to this summer's program must complete the two part application process that includes 1- registering online (see the link below) and 2- submitting all application forms (transcript, teacher recommendation, and record of immunization) postmarked no later than FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012.(You can get a copy of your immunization from the school nurse.) Decisions will be made and students will be notified via email by June 11, 2012.

Return all completed application materials to:

Summer Scholars Academy @ CCNY
275 McKinley Avenue
New Milford, NJ 07646

If you have any questions, please contact us at
Note: This program, sponsored by The City College of New York, Grove School of Engineering will be hosted at the City College of New York on 138th Street and Convent Avenue.
Click Here to Apply to the Grove School of Engineering Summer Scholars Program for Mathematics and Science at CCNY