JSA Summer School at Princeton University
July 6th through July 27th, 2014
AP US Government and Politics
Speech and Political Communication
A Tradition of Learning and Leadership
Summer School students attending our sessions at Princeton University explore the world of politics while enjoying the scholarly, academic environment of an Ivy League university.
In class, Our program at Princeton offers the core program in AP U.S. Government & Politics, while students who have completed advanced coursework in U.S. Government may select a concentration in AP Macroeconomics, Speech & Political Communications or International Relations.
Lectures, impromptu and prepared speeches combine to enhance your skills of persuasion and argumentation, build your confidence and make you a more effective communicator no matter what your skill level.
In nightly Congressional Workshop debates, Summer School students argue their political opinions with their peers. Issues you might discuss range from global trade policy and homeland security to gun control.
An exciting Speakers Program on campus and in New York City introduces you to leaders who make and influence public policy. Previous guests have included Members of Congress, U.N. Ambassadors, New York City political leaders, journalists and university scholars. The Big Apple offers up a number of themes for exploration and foreign affairs, the role of the media in politics and the challenges facing urban America, to name a few.
On a cultural trip to New York City, students choose from a variety of activities organized by Summer School staff – viewing the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shopping on Fifth Avenue, exploring the neighborhoods of Chinatown, Little Italy and Greenwich Village, visiting the bright lights of Times Square or catching a Broadway show.
Specialized Programs At Princeton
With a smaller student body, the Freshman Scholars Program is designed for students who will be entering the ninth grade in the fall. This program fosters a close-knit, supportive and intellectual community for the exploration of political leadership. The program brings together academically talented students from across the country who are looking for a challenging and enriching summer experience.
The curriculum includes AP U.S. Government in the morning and Congressional Workshop in the afternoon and evening. Students will have daily structured study time and special interactive learning opportunities designed to give students a primer in study skills and tools to apply throughout their high school careers. Applicants should have an expected high school graduation year of 2017.
Students in the Freshman Scholars Programs participate in a variety of on campus activities with the other Junior Statesmen students, including the NYC Speakers Program, college admissions sessions, and select social activities.