Earn college credit while studying the ideas that shape the world from industry leaders in New York City.
Learn from New York City’s Best at Summer Academy
Summer Academy is back in person in 2022! The program will be hosted both in-person and virtually to allow students from around the country (and beyond) maximum flexibility in participating. Your studies will include lectures, discussion, museum visits, exploration of NYC, and more, all taking place real-time in person in NYC. A personalized online week will also be hosted using conferencing software for students who are unable to attend in person. You may sign up for one, two, or even three Summer Academy weeks, choosing a different track each time.
Join Summer Academy 2022
Apply now to reserve your spot in Summer Academy.
Full Track Schedule
Summer Academy 2022 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 10–15 (In person)
Faith and Finance
American Legal Studies
Week 2: July 17–22 (Online)
New York City on Film
Investments and Innovations in Finance
Week 3: July 24–29 (In person)
Arts & Culture Reporting
Week 1 (July 10–15)
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
Week 3 (July 24–29)
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
Week 1 (July 10–15)
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
Week 2 (July 17–22)
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
Week 2 (July 17–22)
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
Week 3 (July 24–29)
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
How to Register
Summer Academy 2022 is open to high school students who are currently sophomores, juniors or seniors in the 2021-22 school year.
Summer Academy 2022 online tracks are open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the 2021-22 school year. In person tracks are open to rising juniors and seniors.
In person (residential): $1,950
In person (commuter): $1,000
Application and Payment
Application is now live! Payment details will be communicated after we have received the application.
Jensen Frey, Fairfax Station, VA
2020 Faith and Finance
“It was refreshing to learn about a topic that I had little experience in, and Dr. Reeve and Professor Hrynuik were the most gracious and knowledgeable guides! We covered topics such as the role of business, how the market, state, and community foster business, the history of money, and even Bitcoin! Having the professors talk on how to responsibly use money to further the Kingdom was so insightful.”
David West, Atlanta, GA
2018, Sports Journalism
“Prof. Lisi fostered a desire and passion for sports journalism and I definitely want to start a sports blog or podcast and work on my future as a sports journalist.”
Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas, TX
“It’s really hard not to say everything when asked what I loved about the Summer Academy, because I really did enjoy the week so much. That to say, one thing that really stuck out was spending time with professors and students of King’s. Discussing the morning’s lecture with the professor, talking about life of a NYC student while riding on the subway—those were such life-giving conversations. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be welcomed into conversations with people who possess an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience.”
To be eligible to attend Summer Academy, a student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the 2021-2022 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!
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.
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!