Summer College in High School Application, 2019

Purpose of College in High School Program – The principal purpose of the NLA College in High School partnerships is to provide primarily African American Pittsburgh high school students with their first college experience.  This is a valuable opportunity that we hope will provide high school students with greater motivation, skills and purpose for post high school education

Program Summary – In summer 2019, Neighborhood Learning Alliance will be sponsoring approximately 120 Pittsburgh high school students in the College in High School program. Each student selected will have class, tutoring and work requirements that they will be expected to fulfill. The classes are:

  • English 101 – This course introduces students to critical thinking, principles of academic writing and rudimentary research skills. Through the writing process, students refine topics, develop and support ideas, investigate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources, edit for effective style and usage, and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes.
  • Psychology 101, Introduction to Psychology: A survey of the general field of psychology including the fundamental areas of learning, sensation perception, thought, behavior, motivation, personality, social groups, and the biological basis of behavior.
  • Introduction to Chemistry: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to chemistry as a science, as well as how it is involved in all aspects of the world around you. Chemistry is involved in almost every aspect of your life – the food you eat; the clothes, jewelry and makeup you wear; the computers, cars and DVDs you use; the drugs you might take; the quality of the air you breathe and of the water you drink. Chemistry involves the climate you influence and the traits that you pass on to your children – the list goes on indefinitely. Formal courses in chemistry such as Chem 103 can be fascinating experiences because they help us to understand ourselves and our surroundings. By being familiar with the fundamental aspects of chemistry, we can truly appreciate the world in which we live.
  • Sociology: This course reviews social work as a profession, its historical development and current practice settings. The course focuses on the history, philosophy, and structure of social movements,social policy, and social services in the United States. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking as it applies to professional values and ethics. A central theme of the course is the exploration of topics concerned with multicultural issues and diversity. This course is required for social work majors, but is also applicable for students from related fields who want to explore the history and structure of social services and social work.
  • Additional courses for Summer 2019 are TBD.

Program Schedule – The 2019 Summer College in High School program will operate from Monday, June 10, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019. Students need to be available for all program days.  The worksite placements will begin mid-June 2019 and continue through August 3, 2018.  There will be no school or worksite placement activities on July 4th.

Participant Wages – Students can receive an hourly wage and the weekly bus pass by signing up for for the Partner4Work Summer 2018 Learn and Earn program.  Neighborhood Learning Alliance has secured funds from the City of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work to allow us to pay the students wages for both their 14 hours per week of college experience and 11 hours of worksite placement.  Students who apply and are approved for Learn & Earn will earn $7.25/hour for the combined 25 hours per week. NLA will also provide bus passes to all students who are enrolled in the Learn and Earn program.  Students can enroll at www.jobs4summer.org.

Worksite Placement – Students will be placed in worksites for the additional Learn & Earn hours.  NLA is hopeful that we can find placements pertaining student class/interest field or the at the college or university location.

Books – Neighborhood Learning Alliance will provide the books for the classes.  Students will be responsible for bringing their textbooks to class every day, caring for the books and returning them at the end of the course.

Credits – All students who receive a “C” or better will receive three undergraduate credits.

Scholarship-  Students participate in a course at Carlow University and decide to go to Carlow University after high school graduation will also earn a $2,000 scholarship for each of their four years of undergraduate career.

All students who are ultimately chosen to participate in Summer 2019 College in High School class will go through a selection process. Details will be shared with those who apply in the link below.

Purpose of College in High School Program – The principal purpose of the NLA College in High School partnerships is to provide primarily African American Pittsburgh high school students with their first college experience.  This is a valuable opportunity that we hope will provide high school students with greater motivation, skills and purpose for post high school education

Program Summary – In summer 2019, Neighborhood Learning Alliance will be sponsoring approximately 120 Pittsburgh high school students in the College in High School program. Each student selected will have class, tutoring and work requirements that they will be expected to fulfill. The classes are:

    • English 101 – This course introduces students to critical thinking, principles of academic writing and rudimentary research skills. Through the writing process, students refine topics, develop and support ideas, investigate, evaluate, and integrate appropriate sources, edit for effective style and usage, and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes.
    • Psychology 101, Introduction to Psychology: A survey of the general field of psychology including the fundamental areas of learning, sensation perception, thought, behavior, motivation, personality, social groups, and the biological basis of behavior.
    • Introduction to Chemistry: The purpose of this course is to introduce you to chemistry as a science, as well as how it is involved in all aspects of the world around you. Chemistry is involved in almost every aspect of your life – the food you eat; the clothes, jewelry and makeup you wear; the computers, cars and DVDs you use; the drugs you might take; the quality of the air you breathe and of the water you drink. Chemistry involves the climate you influence and the traits that you pass on to your children – the list goes on indefinitely. Formal courses in chemistry such as Chem 103 can be fascinating experiences because they help us to understand ourselves and our surroundings. By being familiar with the fundamental aspects of chemistry, we can truly appreciate the world in which we live.
    • Sociology: This course reviews social work as a profession, its historical development and current practice settings. The course focuses on the history, philosophy, and structure of social movements,social policy, and social services in the United States. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking as it applies to professional values and ethics. A central theme of the course is the exploration of topics concerned with multicultural issues and diversity. This course is required for social work majors, but is also applicable for students from related fields who want to explore the history and structure of social services and social work.
  • Additional courses for Summer 2019 are TBD.

Program Schedule – The 2019 Summer College in High School program will operate from Monday, June 10, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019. Students need to be available for all program days.  The worksite placements will begin mid-June 2019 and continue through August 3, 2018.  There will be no school or worksite placement activities on July 4th.

Participant Wages – Students can receive an hourly wage and the weekly bus pass by signing up for for the Partner4Work Summer 2018 Learn and Earn program.  Neighborhood Learning Alliance has secured funds from the City of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work to allow us to pay the students wages for both their 14 hours per week of college experience and 11 hours of worksite placement.  Students who apply and are approved for Learn & Earn will earn $7.25/hour for the combined 25 hours per week. NLA will also provide bus passes to all students who are enrolled in the Learn and Earn program.  Students can enroll at www.jobs4summer.org.

Worksite Placement – Students will be placed in worksites for the additional Learn & Earn hours.  NLA is hopeful that we can find placements pertaining student class/interest field or the at the college or university location.

Books – Neighborhood Learning Alliance will provide the books for the classes.  Students will be responsible for bringing their textbooks to class every day, caring for the books and returning them at the end of the course.

Credits – All students who receive a “C” or better will receive three undergraduate credits.

Scholarship-  Students participate in a course at Carlow University and decide to go to Carlow University after high school graduation will also earn a $2,000 scholarship for each of their four years of undergraduate career.

All students who are ultimately chosen to participate in Summer 2019 College in High School class will go through a selection process. Details will be shared with those who apply in the link below.