Summer Academy

Summer Academy

Earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world from industry leaders in New York City.

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Learn from New York City’s Best at Summer Academy

Dip your toes into a new area of interest at Summer Academy 2021! The program will be hosted virtually to allow students from around the country (and beyond) to participate. Your studies will include lectures, discussion, and student interaction, all taking place real-time using online conferencing software. You may sign up for one, two, or even three Summer Academy weeks, choosing a different track each time.

The King’s College hosted Summer Academy virtually in 2020 as well, and despite the remote format, it proved to be an enriching experience. One student wrote, “The experience was unforgettable and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it! I couldn’t have asked for a more challenging intellectual opportunity.”

Join Summer Academy 2021

Apply now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy.

Full Track Schedule

Summer Academy 2021 will run as 3 separate weeks, each featuring several tracks. Students are welcome to sign up for any of the 3 weeks.

Week 1 (July 11–16)

Entrepreneurship
Investments and Innovations in Finance

Week 2 (July 18–23)

American Legal Studies
New York City on Film

Week 3 (July 25–30)

Arts and Culture Reporting
Faith and Finance
Sports Reporting

American Legal Studies

Week 2 (July 18–23)

In the American Legal Studies track, students will explore the moral foundations and historical origins of America’s Constitution and the regime of ordered liberty it established. In particular, we will study the “first” freedoms secured by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, and assembly) and how the Supreme Court interprets these freedoms today. Students will immerse themselves in the topic by reading and discussing primary-source documents, hearing from legal professionals, and visiting historically significant places in New York City, the capitol of the nation during the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The track will prepare students to read and analyze the arguments in primary-source documents, familiarize them with the most frequently-used legal terminology, and teach them about the Constitution’s protection of the free-flow of ideas in a self-governing society.

Instructors: Dr. Joe Griffith, Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Arts and Culture Reporting

Week 3 (July 25–30)

With Wall Street Journal veteran Prof. Paul Glader, students will become acquainted with the current landscape of New York City as a headquarters for many parts of arts, entertainment and culture. They will learn what it takes to be a journalist who reports and writes about arts and entertainment – from Brooklyn galleries to exhibits at MoMA, from the Bronx’s birth of hip-hop to Broadway musicals and classical performances at Carnegie Hall.

Instructor: Prof. Paul Glader

Entrepreneurship

Week 1 (July 11–16)

Entrepreneurship involves being “alert” to opportunities and working hard to take advantage of them. Entrepreneurship is central to successful markets and economy. In this track you will learn about how entrepreneurship works in the economy, and tips for being entrepreneurial, while also hearing from several current entrepreneurs.

Instructor: Dr. Paul Mueller

Faith and Finance

Week 3 (July 25–30)

With Prof. Michael Hrynuik and Dr. Kimberly Reeve, students will study the economics, instruments, and institutions of financial markets using New York City as our case study. Students will also learn from Christian finance practitioners and discuss how Biblical principles are applicable to everyday operations at each institution.

Instructors: Prof. Michael Hrynuik, Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Investments and Innovations in Finance

Week 1 (July 11–16)

Have you ever wondered what makes a satisfactory return in the financial market? Have you looked at the change in a company’s stock price when it goes public and wondered why the price fluctuates so much on the first day? I mean, how do you even know what a firm is worth? Join Dr. Dami Kabiawu and Professor Michael Hrynuik on a quest for answers. This introductory course provides an overview of capital markets, firm valuation, and answers the age-old question of, what is new in finance?

Instructors: Dr. Dami Kabiawu, Prof. Michael Hrynuik

New York City on Film

Week 2 (July 18–23)

Explore the iconic city of New York as depicted in classic and contemporary film. Landscape, architecture and mood combine to create setting and character of place. Filmmakers will use New York as a case study for their own exploration into capturing the essence of their storytelling environment.

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Salyers

Sports Reporting

Week 3 (July 25–30)

With King’s professor and sports journalist Clemente Lisi, a series of lectures and virtual outings emphasizing the history of sports journalism in New York City with a focus on the life and faith of baseball legend Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Throughout this one-week course, students will learn to see sports media from an ethical perspective as they learn what it takes to report and write about sports from college to the pros, from the street basketball court to the World Cup.

Instructor: Prof. Clemente Lisi

Week Schedules

How to Register

Summer Academy 2021 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year.

Eligibility

Summer Academy 2021 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year.

Summer Academy 2021 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2020-21 school year.

Pricing

1 Week – $200 (1 college credit)
2 Weeks – $350 (2 college credits)
3 Weeks – $500 (3 college credits)

1 Week – $200 (1 college credit)
2 Weeks – $350 (2 college credits)
3 Weeks – $500 (3 college credits)

Application and Payment

Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.

Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.

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Track Leaders

Paul Glader

Paul Glader

Arts & Culture Reporting Track Leader
Joseph Griffith

Dr. Joseph Griffith

American Legal Studies Track Leader
Michael Hrynuik

Prof. Michael Hrynuik

Faith and Finance Track Leader
Dami Kabiawu

Dr. Dami Kabiawu

Investing Track Leader
Clemente Lisi

Prof. Clemente Lisi

Sports Journalism Track Leader
Paul Mueller

Dr. Paul Mueller

Entrepreneurship Track Leader
Kimberly Reeve

Dr. Kimberly Reeve

Track Leader: American Legal Studies, Faith and Finance
Stephen N. Salyers

Dr. Stephen N. Salyers

New York City on Film Track Leader

Program Details

Acceptance Requirements

To be eligible to attend Summer Academy, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2020-2021 school year. Students who apply should be interested in journalism, business, economics, politics, government, or leadership. They should also be academically oriented, as the program will consist of lecture, discussion, and activities that are geared toward high-achieving high school students. GPA is factored as a part of the application process.

Students will be considered for the program based on the strength of their application, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications for regular registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early and hear back from us sooner!

Student Expectations

Our community thrives on independence and mutual respect, so students will be encouraged to interact with integrity and character. Students at the Academy will have the chance to interact with King’s professors, other experts in their field, and current students from King’s throughout their time at the Academy, during activities as well as in the virtual classroom.

Online FAQs

Q: How will the classes work?
A: Professors will give lectures, facilitate discussion, and interact with the students real-time using online conferencing software.

Q: How do I access my Summer Academy Online Classes?
A: An information packet will be sent out to you once you have paid the enrollment fee with login information and instructions on accessing your course!

Q: Will the lectures be recorded or given live?
A: The lectures will be given live–please see our summer academy schedules for details about when the program will take place over the course of the week!

Contact Information

Ask us anything.

Email: summeracademy@tkc.edu

Instagram: @tkcsummeracademy

Phone: 646-481-1387