A Step Toward College for Local High Schoolers
This summer, 48 high school freshmen and sophomores from Washington Heights and Harlem are on campus for five weeks to participate in Columbia’s Double Discovery Center, a program founded by Columbia and Barnard undergraduates in 1965. The students live in Columbia dorms and take a variety of rigorous courses from Urban Planning to Adolescent Public Health in Harlem to Algebra taught by current Columbia students.
The summer session concludes August 9, however, the high schoolers will return this fall for further academic enrichment classes and college and career planning advice. Activities to support social-emotional and physical wellness are also offered. The students remain in the program until they graduate high school and enroll in college.
Learn more about Double Discovery Center’s 2019 summer session in the slideshow below.