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January 2020

Learning Doesn’t Take a Break at Harrison High School

Once again this year, the Harrison Central School District offered a variety of summer enrichment programs for students. Harrison High School was buzzing with activity, as more than 270 students attended summer courses, which were offered during July and August. The courses provide enrichment and instructional opportunities for students to expand their learning beyond the school year. The classes offered include:


Extended Essay Research Workshop: Coaching in a supportive environment for IB Diploma candidates who are working on their extended essays.


-- AP World Institute: Two day program is aligned with the AP World History curriculum and designed to prepare students for their first AP experience.


-- Writers’ Workshop: Offered to students in grades 6-10 and supports the development of voice through the craft of creative writing.


-- College Essay Workshop: Offered to rising seniors in the process of preparing college applications and provides support and direction from HHS English teachers as students develop and write their college essays.


In addition, traditional Regents classes, for students to strengthen skills and earn course credits, were offered and taught by Harrison High School teachers. All classes are offered at no cost to interested students.


 High School Principal, Kimberley Beukema remarked, “Summer is an exciting time at the high school. Although the learning takes place in a more relaxed environment, the rigor of the programs and commitment of our students is anything but relaxed. Our students come during the summer and take advantage of the many opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge. We are happy to provide them that opportunity.”