Pre-Scholar Academies for Rising 8th and 9th Graders

Junior Achievers Academy

The Junior Achievers Academy is an honors program for high-achieving students entering eighth grade. The curriculum is designed to maintain interest, focus on participants’ scholarship and strengthen their self-esteem. Cooperation and collective problem solving are highlighted in all courses. Concrete and practical problem solving exercises are emphasized across the curriculum. The curriculum may consist of the following courses:
  1. Critical Reading
  2. Mathematical Logic
  3. Effective Writing
 



Fellows Academy

The Fellows Academy is an honors program for high-achieving students entering ninth grade. The curriculum is designed to develop effective writing skills, study habits, and logic as well as mathematics and cultural awareness. Cooperation and collective problem solving are highlighted in all courses. The development of analytical skills is emphasized across the curriculum. The curriculum may consist of the following courses:
  1. Effective Writing
  2. Mathematical Reasoning
  3. Intro Analysis: Contemporary Issues in African American Lives



Scholar Academies for Rising 10th, 11th & 12th Graders

Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy aims to stimulate interest among participants in careers in Engineering. The curriculum includes integral courses on advanced mathematics and physics principles. These courses also incorporate analytical thinking, and cooperative problem-solving strategies. These engineering geared courses may include:
  1. Intro to Engineering
  2. Engineering Computing
  3. Physics




Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy aims to nurture the development of leaders/scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Important issues highlighted in these courses include the examination of social problems, public policy, and social theory. Self-knowledge, analytical thinking, and cooperative problem solving are also emphasized. Courses offered to students enrolled in this academy may include:
  1. Seminar on W.E.B. Du Bois
  2. Race & Social Stratification
  3. Contemporary Issues in the Middle East




Management, Finance & Business Academy

An aim of the Management, Finance & Business Academy is to cultivate entrepreneur and business management skills in students with a high interest in and an aptitude for leadership in the private sector. The curriculum stresses ethical business practices and community service. In this way, the Academy endeavors to create a cadre of successful entrepreneurs guided by a strong sense of social responsibility. Students enrolled in this Academy may be offered courses such as:
  1. Intro to Economics
  2. Business & Marketing Strategies
  3. Business Principles and Issues




Pre-Med/Neuroscience Academy

The Pre-Med/Neuroscience Academy aims to facilitate the development of a cohort of well-rounded scientists and researchers in the traditional fields of science, medicine, and information driven technology. The curriculum emphasizes the interconnectedness between scientific, mathematic, and technological problem-solving strategies in a variety of situations. The Pre-Med/Neuroscience Academy is a popular academy for students desiring to focus on the sciences and medicine in college and professionally. The science curriculum may include the following courses:
  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Neuroscience
  3. Neural Basis of Behavior




Talented Tenth Academy

The Talented Tenth Academy provides advanced training aimed to refine the leadership and scholarship skills of participants. It is comprised of second-year Du Bois Scholars who fulfilled requirements in one of the previously referenced academies. Courses introduce students to various models for addressing local, national, and international social issues. Students examine various leadership and conflict management strategies. Curriculum offered to selected students in this academy may include:
  1. Logic and Conflict Resolution
  2. College & Career Guidance
  3. Special Topics: AFAM and Native American Literature



*All schedules are samples only and subject to minor modifications