The Saturday Academy is an extension of the American History Academy Program at Salesian High School. It is funded by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The Academy is a tuition-free Saturday enrichment program offered to all Grade 7 through Grade 9 public, private, and Catholic school students in Westchester county and the north Bronx, all for the FUN of LEARNING! The program is open to both boys and girls. Classes begin February 28, 2009, and will run for six consecutive Saturdays until April 4, 2009.
Students who participate in the Academy have the opportunity to study selected topics in American history studies by analyzing primary sources, videos, slides and music, as well as participating in group discussions, using the school’s computer facilities, and enjoying demonstrations by re-enactors. All instruction will be based on materials supplied by the teachers. Best of all – no homework – no tests! Upon the satisfactory completion of the course (attendance is required each week), the Academy will send a Certificate of Achievement to the student’s school.
For more information, click this link. Download an application form by clicking here. Download the course description booklet by clicking here. For more information, contact the school at 914-632-0248 or e-mail Paul Zaccagnino. Applications are due by February 20, 2009. By the end of February, all students who register will receive a confirmation and course schedule in the mail.