Summer Academy

Summer Academy

Earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world during one whirlwind week in New York City.

The Best Week of Your Summer

Are you a high school student looking for the summer experience of a lifetime? Join us for a week in New York City during Summer Academy at The King’s College. Join dozens of inquisitive peers to study the roots of culture and civilization, all from a biblical worldview. Choose from one of six tracks to dive deeper into fields like journalism, economics, philosophy, and finance. Visit NYC newsrooms and headquarters while seeing some of the city’s most treasured landmarks and museums.

Areas of Study

Summer Academy 2020 will run as two separate weeks, each featuring several tracks.

Week 1
Week 2

How to Register

Summer Academy 2020 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2019-20 school year.

Eligibility

Summer Academy 2020 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2019-20 school year.

Summer Academy 2020 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2019-20 school year.

Pricing

Stay in NYC: $1950 after January 31, 2020

Day Participant: $1000 after January 31, 2020

Early Action Pricing: $250 discount on or before April 1, 2020

The cost of the week covers all meals, lodging, site visits, travel in New York City, lectures, and (1) academic credit. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Please email summeracademy@tkc.edu for more information.

Stay in NYC: $1950 after January 31, 2020

Day Participant: $1000 after January 31, 2020

Early Action Pricing: $250 discount on or before April 1, 2020

The cost of the week covers all meals, lodging, site visits, travel in New York City, lectures, and (1) academic credit. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Please email summeracademy@tkc.edu for more information.

Application and Payment

For a $250 savings, submit your application by April 1, 2020, the Early Action deadline. Upon acceptance, secure your spot by submitting your non-refundable deposit of $250.

You will receive billing access information via email once you’ve been accepted and have paid your Summer Academy deposit. Whether you apply Early Action or not, your full student balance is due by June 15, 2020.

For a $250 savings, submit your application by April 1, 2020, the Early Action deadline. Upon acceptance, secure your spot by submitting your non-refundable deposit of $250.

You will receive billing access information via email once you’ve been accepted and have paid your Summer Academy deposit. Whether you apply Early Action or not, your full student balance is due by June 15, 2020.

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Track Leaders

Jared A. Pincin

Jared A. Pincin

Sports Economics Track Leader
David Talcott

David Talcott

Philosophy & Moral Disagreement Track Leader
Kimberly Reeve

Kimberly Reeve

Faith and Finance Track Leader
Clemente Lisi

Clemente Lisi

Sports Journalism Track Leader
Paul Glader

Paul Glader

Arts & Culture Reporting Track Leader

Program Details

Acceptance Requirements

To be eligible to attend Summer Academy, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2019-2020 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.

To be eligible for Early Action, we must receive your application by January 31, 2020. Applications for regular registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early and hear back from us sooner!

Student Expectations

Students are expected to come ready to learn and experience New York, with maturity and self-discipline. Our community thrives on independence and mutual respect, so students will be encouraged to interact with integrity and character. We will send a full code of conduct before the session begins for students and their parents to sign.

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 mealtimes and activities, as well as in the classroom.

Code of Conduct
Arrival and Transportation

Students should arrange to arrive from 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Students arriving earlier than 1:00 p.m. may experience delays at the airport while waiting for transportation to campus.

For those students flying into LaGuardia, we will assist your students with directions to or from their gates and meet them at baggage claim, where they will be escorted to campus. This transportation is complimentary. Due to security regulations, we cannot meet your student at the gate or pass through the TSA checkpoint with them.

Students arriving at JFK or Newark airports, or those who arrive by car or train, should travel straight to The King’s College to check-in. They will be supervised after they arrive at King’s.

Chaperones will accompany students during meals, site visits, lectures, activities, and group work. Students will be allowed to travel in groups in the city close to campus and between the hotel and campus during their daytime free periods. In the evenings, they will not be allowed to travel without a King’s representative. Students violating this policy will be subject to dismissal from the program and the responsibility of their early return home will be at the student’s expense.

Students will travel on public transportation during the week, including walking. Students will always travel in groups and will be accompanied by an Academy Ambassador.

Housing

Students and staff will be staying in a hotel within easy walking distance to campus. They will share a room with one other student for the week. Male and female students will be separated during overnight hours in the hotel.

Packing List
  • Business casual clothes and casual clothes, with comfortable walking shoes. Upon acceptance, students will receive specific information on what to wear for each day.
  • A valid, government-issued ID with photo, such as a driver’s license or passport.
  • A laptop computer or tablet to complete projects.
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, and other clerical items.
  • Any reading materials we have provided. We will remind students what items they will need for each session or day.Please remember that our program continues no matter what the weather. New York City is known for being hot and humid in July.
Contact Information

Ask us anything.

Email: summeracademy@tkc.edu

Phone: 212-659-7293