[HS]2 is a STEM-based, college access program for first-generation and/or low-income students of color. Students come from public and charter schools in New York City, Denver, Fort Worth, and New Orleans, and attend [HS]2 at no cost.
Students apply to [HS]2 during the fall of their freshman year, and upon admission, commit to attend the program for three summers in Colorado. Students graduate from [HS]2 the summer before their senior year and return to their home schools equipped to apply to college.
Each cohort has 25 students, with 75 students participating in the program each summer.
Students’ five weeks in Carbondale, CO are full of academic rigor, adventure, and close-knit community. Students engage in six hours of academic classes daily and spend afternoons participating in various extracurricular opportunities.
Residential living is a key component of the [HS]2 experience. Students live in dormitories with their peers and gain fifteen total weeks of experience in living away from home before going to college.