Summer Academy

The Summer Academy is a full time, five week summer program for middle and high school students.  Located on the Marin Academy campus, Next Generation Scholars Summer Academy offers 34 classes to choose from in a full, college preparatory, academic experience.   Summer Academy teachers hail from the best colleges across the country and undergo a highly competitive selection process to have the honor to teach our scholars.  They are passionate about their fields of study and the majority of them have risen out of poverty to become the first int heir families to attain a college education.  Below, are recently offered Summer Academy classes.


Middle School Classes:

  • What Fools These Mortals Be: Shakespeare's Midsummer Summer's Night Dream
  • Writing for High School
  • Biology
  • Soil Science
  • Pre-Algebra, Algebra or Geometry
  • Xicano Studies

High School classes:

  • Origins of the “Other” in Contemporary Literature
  • The Social Construction of Gender
  • Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, pre-calc, calc
  • The Seed of Life: Genetics
  • Child Development
  • Neuroscience
  • The Politics of Plagues
  • The Personal Essay for College Applications
  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • Bioethics
  • The Trap of Criminal (In)Justice
  • Senior Seminar
  • The History of Social Justice in America
  • The Engineering of Architecture
  • Critical Film Studies

All students also engage a rigorous course load of enrichment classes that includes:

  • Speak Truth to Power: Public Speaking for Change
  • Art Work: Visual Art for Social Justice
  • Community Uplift: Leadership Training for Change in Our Communities
  • College Advisory: Social and Emotional Skill Building for Success in College
  • Study Skills

All classes are taught by dedicated teachers from the country’s best colleges. As many of these teachers are Marin natives and 1st generation college students themselves, they are able identify with their students struggle and support them in their journey into higher education. Admission to the Summer Academy is by application only. Applications are available through the Next Generation Scholars office.

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