The non-profit, educational enrichment program prepares black and Latino students in Staten Island and Brooklyn for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and supports the students socially and academically while in high school.
There will be additional summer activities, including volunteering, visits with successful specialized high school alumni, literary criticism and writing courses.
OFFERS TO SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLSThere are eight specialized high schools in New York City that offer admission to students based on the score on the Specialized High School Admissions Test.
These schools are: Staten Island Technical High School in New Dorp; Stuyvesant High School; Bronx High School of Science; Brooklyn Latin School; Brooklyn Technical High School; High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College; High School for American Studies at Lehman College; and Queens High School for Sciences at York College.
Four percent of offers went to black students, 6.6% went to Hispanic students, 51% went to Asian students and 28.5 percent went to white students.