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Summer Programs Announces Winter Pre-college Programs for High School Students

The Summer Programs Office is pleased to offer a selection of online pre-college programs for high school students during Winter Session 2022. Part of University Without Walls (UWW), Summer Programs partners with departments across campus to provide high school students with opportunities to experience college-level academics through residential and online academic programs.

Full and part-time benefited employees of the UMass system are eligible for a tuition credit for their dependents. Full time employees receive a 50% reduction in tuition; part time employees receive a 25% reduction.

Winter Sport Leadership Academy

Jan. 3 – 7, 2022 | Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.

Taught by the #1 globally ranked Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, UMass Amherst's winter term sport academy is a one-week seminar focused on the modern front office. Students will learn about both the modern sport franchise as well as the ecosystem surrounding it, with a specific focus on Fenway Sport Management (FSM) and their properties.

Winter Design Academy

Jan. 3 – 24, 2022 | Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m.

In this three-week program, high school students will enroll in a regular UMass introductory architecture studio course offered online. The Winter Design Academy (Arch 100) is an immersive, foundational design studio course that explores the vital effects of architecture as both a way of thinking and understanding the world around us, and as a professional practice engaged with proactively shaping our built environment. 

Intro to Research in Psychology

Jan. 3 – 14, 2022 | Monday-Friday, 4-5:45 p.m.

We see claims about psychological studies all over the news and social media, but how do we know what to believe? During this course you will have first-hand experience in interpreting, designing and running your very own psychological experiments. You will also learn how to program simple scripts in R to clean and process the data we obtain from these tasks.

Open to current 9th – 12th grade students in high school. Applications are open now through December 20th on the Summer Programs website.