Summer Courses Again Offered to High School Students at No Cost

March 29, 2022

Students in a classroom discussion with instructor

Hudson Valley Community College will offer more than 50 college-level courses for rising high school juniors and seniors this summer with an added incentive: tuition and fees will be completely funded through a college scholarship, and textbooks will be provided at no cost for students. The scholarship offer covers up to eight credits.

The same incentive was offered last year, and nearly 1,000 students from around the Capital Region took advantage of the opportunity.

“We want to do everything in our power to make our summer College in the High School courses even more accessible,” said President Roger Ramsammy. “By offering a full scholarship on tuition and providing open educational resources or free textbooks, we are offering an incredible opportunity for students to get a jump start on their college career while still in high school.”

The majority of the summer College in the High School courses will be offered in an online or remote learning format. High school students will also be able to enroll in a three-week on-campus summer session and additional courses will be taught in person at Troy Middle School. Session dates are May 23 - July 1; May 23 - August 12; and July 5 through August 12.

Courses range from English Composition, Precalculus and Sociology to Child Development, Introduction to Criminal Law and Principles of Marketing. Successful students will be able to apply the credit they earn at Hudson Valley and hundreds of other colleges and universities.

For more information, contact the College in the High School office at cihs@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-8164.

Hudson Valley also announced that two additional academic preparation programs – Head Start on Math and Head Start on Writing – will be offered at no cost this summer both online and on campus. The workshops are aimed at preparing incoming college freshmen with skills to take on college-level courses.

Head Start on Math gives students the opportunity to work on basic math skills and prepare for Basic Math (MATH 095) and Elementary Algebra (MATH 099). Head Start on Writing provides students with the opportunity to work with faculty on writing skills and prepare for English Composition I. For more information on the Head Start programs, contact Community Education at communityed@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7339.

Hudson Valley’s College in the High School program has offered hundreds of college-level, credit-bearing courses to more than 30 partner high schools and school districts for decades. Scholarships are available for the fall, spring and full-year courses, however 2022 summer session scholarships will cover the total amount of the course tuition, fees and texts up to 8 credits.

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