Furman University to host High School Virtual Academy in July

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Early bird registration for High School Virtual Academy ends on June 15 | photo provided by Furman University

No summer slide here. Instead of falling behind, high school students have the chance to continue their education + get ahead for next year at Furman University’s High School Virtual Academy.

The two-week virtual program, July 13-24 (Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon), is a chance for high school students to invest in their future while developing real-world skills that could set them apart from their peers. 

Built for students who have completed at least their freshman year of high school, the program offers three academic tracks to choose from: Community Health, Innovation & Entrepreneurship + Sustainability, ft. leading professionals from the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Furman Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, respectively.

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Students will learn from industry pros via virtual learning sessions at Furman’s High School Virtual Academy | photo provided by Furman University

Through the academy, high school students will: 

  • Experience college academics through project-based learning over Zoom sessions
  • Gain the tools to give effective presentations, analyze and interpret data + create innovative solutions
  • Engage with top Furman University faculty + leading practitioners in their fields
  • Cultivate a professional readiness to network with future employers
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Furman University that attendees can include on their college application

Interested? The early bird registration ($995) deadline is June 15. Regular registration ($1,195) is due by June 30. Additional need-based scholarships are available. Apply here.