Eligibility for the Armory College Prep High School program 6-week session is open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors currently enrolled in Armory College Prep; selection is based on a combination of staff and school recommendations, a student’s record of attendance during the prior program year and the extent of his/her participation in all aspects of the Armory College Prep program. The summer program has a singular focus – to provide participating students with sufficient additional resources to enable their applying “early decision” or “early action” to a college or colleges of their choice.
During the summer session, students come four times a week to The Armory (Mondays through Thursdays) for 6 ½ hours of college counseling, academic advancement and SAT prep (taught by instructors using the Khan Academy Platform), essay writing (the goal being to draft a “personal statement,” required as part of the college application), exploration of the Great Books and communications skill building. Instruction for interviewing skills, improvisation, situation role playing and other types of self-expression, which are all intended to help students better express themselves in front of others is also included.
After the academic day is complete, the students are offered two hours of training time on the track, with coaches provided by the Armory.
The summer program ends with a reception where parents are invited to enjoy the Armory College Prep’s students' theatrical performances and to celebrate individual accomplishments.
SELECTIONS FROM THE ACP SUMMER SHOWCASE OF PREVIOUS YEARS :
Medea – Euripides
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
The Learned Ladies – Moliere
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
Blood Wedding - Federico García Lorca
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Tennessee Williams
The Old Couple – Neil Simon
Butterflies are Free – Leonard Gershe
Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling
Baby with the Bathwater – Christopher Duran
All in the Timing: Sure Thing – David Ives
The Shape of Things – Neil LaBute