are achieved through an intensive summer course open exclusively
to high school students. The course is interdisciplinary and
focuses thematically on some aspect of life in downtown Brooklyn.
Students engage in group projects which involve considerable
field exploration, the use of primary and secondary research
sources, teamwork and self-assessments of students' own writing.
The group projects are produced and presented to the public
at the end of the program.
always engage in considerable reading and writing, specific
subjects vary. In the past they have included English, Dance,
Media Arts, and History. Typically, students have registered
for Introduction to Communication Arts, which is offered
in conjunction with the Media Arts Department, and Introduction
to Dance, which is offered through the Dance Department.
Successful completion of either of these courses earns students
three college credits.
Students apply during their junior year of high school and should
have an overall average between 78% - 85%. Most important, they
need to work well in groups and be eager to work hard.
then sign up for group interviews held at the Brooklyn Campus.
Applications are available from College Advisors or teachers
who act as liaisons to the Bridge Programs or from the Director
of Bridge Programs.
Costs: Accepted students pay a $30 fee. Past students have been
given stipends, carfare, and lunch.