2020 Summer Academy Application Opens
This coming summer, The King’s College is pleased to host Summer Academy for the sixth year. Summer Academy is a week-long program that allows academically motivated high-schoolers to study the ideas that shape the world while earning college credit.
This coming summer, The King’s College is pleased to host Summer Academy for the sixth year. Summer Academy is a week-long program that allows academically motivated high-schoolers to study the ideas that shape the world while earning college credit. When they register, students choose a track for the week and that track serves as a theme for the week’s lectures and the visits they make to cultural and historic landmarks in New York City. Some favorite destinations have included the visit to Freedom Tower Observatory and 9/11 Memorial, Chelsea market, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, and a Broadway show.
Throughout the program, students receive both academic and spiritual formation from the professors of the College. With small class sizes and opportunities for one-on-one interactions with faculty and staff, Summer Academy invites students into personal transformation and growth in Christ. Faculty members and student ambassadors demonstrate to students that one can be faithful to Christian truth while vigorously pursuing the life of the mind. Students can pick from four tracks to dive deeper into fields like journalism, economics, philosophy, and design.
Jensen Frey of Fairfax Station, Va., attended the Arts & Culture Reporting track this summer. Jensen says, “The professors were nice and extremely qualified. They took an interest in our lives and tried to provide us with the best possible resources.” Aidan Kurth from San Francisco, Ca., described his experience this past summer as an adventure: “I found the lectures incredibly intriguing. The whole experience was phenomenal.” Despite being in the hectic Big Apple, students emphasize how they feel safe and at ease accompanied by King’s faculty and staff.
Summer Academy 2020 will run as two separate weeks, each featuring several tracks: week one is July 12-17, 2020, and week two is July 26-July 31, 2020. During the first week, students in the Sports Economics track led by Dr. Jared Pincin will learn about the exciting and growing field of sport economics. Topics will include the cartel behavior of the NCAA, how economics can determine the value of players, and how statistics has changed the way professional sports is played.
In the Philosophy track, Dr. David Talcott will guide students’ exploration of questions surrounding the human condition, the concept of human flourishing, and what the Good Life looks like, all with a foundation on the basic ontological structure of the universe. In the Faith and Finance track, students will explore 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.
In the second week, Wall Street Journal veteran Prof. Paul Glader will lead the Arts & Culture Reporting track, introducing students to the current landscape of the world’s cultural headquarters and teaching them what it takes to be an influencer in a such a competitive field. In the Sports Journalism track, experienced editor and sportswriter Prof. Clemente Lisi will teach students the craft of sports journalism with on-the-ground writing experiences like covering a ball game.
Registration for Summer Academy 2020 is now open.
Note that all meals, lodging, site visits, NYC travel, lectures, and one hour academic credit are covered in the cost of one week at Summer Academy ($1,950). Commuting students pay the reduced rate of $1,000 for the week. For more information, visit www.tkc.edu/summer-academy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.