Summer Enrichment

Parents, there are many enrichment opportunities each summer.  In early 2019, many of the college based programs will begin accepting applications for the summer of 2019.  For example, Piedmont rising junior, Morgan Fry, was accepted into Emory’s summer program that ran from June 17th – June 30th. The students stay in dorms, eat in the dining halls and attend regularly scheduled classes and activities. Morgan applied to the program and provided recommendation letters along with a current transcript in order to demonstrate academic ability. Classes at Emory’s Pre-College Program included instruction time, lab work involving human cadaver dissection, and assignments (official description below). The group also made time for visits to World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, and an Atlanta Braves baseball game. Overall, the program was a great opportunity for Morgan, who is interested in pursuing a science major after high school, to get acquainted with college, communal living, and coursework expectations.  What is your child interested in pursing?  Click here to begin mulling over a list of enrichment activities.

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Emory College of Arts & Sciences: Pre-college Program

The Emory’s Pre-College Program offers a diverse selection of two-week non-credit courses in a variety of disciplines. Students will experience college-level academics in a small class setting with some of Emory’s leading experts in their respective fields and will receive written feedback on their work at the end of the course. Pre-College students will also receive a grade of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.


Pre-Med Studies: The Anatomy of Movement

This pre-med course is taught by School of Medicine Associate Professor of Cell Biology Thomas Abelew; it focuses on the skeletal, muscular and neural structures that allow us to perform various movements. In lecture and lab sessions, students will explore the structure of bone, muscle and nerve in the context of studying specific movements. Students will examine the anatomy of reaching to manipulate objects in our environment and the anatomy of locomotion to understand how we stand, walk, run and jump. Students will use a combination of models, specially prepared (plastinated) limbs, and brains from human cadavers. Students will also learn more about Emory’s School of Medicine and current research in motor control and orthopedics. The class will utilize the facilities and anatomical resources at the School of Medicine.