Summer Classes in Full Swing at CDI

Just because the long, lazy summer days have rolled around, doesn’t mean the action stops at CDI! Summer school and other college prep programs are running full speed ahead at our partner schools, including Summer Bridge Programs for incoming freshmen to College Prep and English Communication Classes for rising seniors.

At our transfer schools, students are working over the summer to gain credits toward graduation. At Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School, more than 400 students are attending summer school. This year, CDI has also inaugurated English Conversation classes at MCNDHS for ESL students stepping into their first semester. Four times a week for 90 minutes, CDI tutors sit down with these recent immigrants to go over vocabulary, daily conversations and navigating city life.

At City-As-School, more than 150 students are attending summer school, including College 101 sessions where those graduating in August and November of this year can explore their financial aid options, New York State and City opportunity programs, and application processes for private colleges and those in the SUNY/CUNY school system.

At The High School for Health Professions and Human Services, CDI’s Summer College Prep program is in full swing for its 6th year. The SCP is an intense two-week program that offers rising seniors a head start at the college process. More than 100 students take part in one of the three sessions in July and August, honing their skills on college essay writing, building college lists, registering for the SAT, and learning the basics of financial aid. They’ll also take career interest surveys to help them begin to think college and career options.

HPHS is also piloting a Welcome to High School Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen who have a mix of educational needs or for whom English isn’t a first language.

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