“The other day I gave a speech in front of my 160 classmates and all the professors,” said Tyler McCarthy, a student at Glenview College Prep High School.
PHOENIX – A junior attending Glenview College Prep High school is spending most of July at Princeton University this summer. During the school year in March 2014 Tyler McCarthy, a member of the GCP’s Junior States of America (JSA) chapter, applied for a pre-college summer program at the famed Princeton University in New Jersey. In April, Tyler was rewarded with an acceptance letter to attend his program of choice. The Learning and Leadership courses through the JSA Summer School program, allows students to explore the world of politics, international relations, or economics at one of the nation’s most prestigious ivy-league universities.
“I am learning so much here at Princeton University. I am taking an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics course during July,” says Tyler. “After my class though, I have a congressional workshop for two hours where we have learned so far to professionally debate topics and correctly moderate a debate.”
Tyler is taking every opportunity to see, read and learn as much as possible about the history of our nation’s political system. “I have also read several different Federalist papers, which were written and published around the same time as the Constitution of the United States,” remarks Tyler in an email to the school leader of GCP, Giles Glithero.
“You can tell the excitement in Tyler’s correspondence. He is taking advantage of this extraordinary opportunity in so many ways,” says Glithero. “To be staying on such a magnificent campus is memorable, but to be attending classes and exploring some historical sites and monuments in New York and Philadelphia is an incredible and truly special opportunity he will never forget.”
Tyler will return to Arizona just in time for classes to begin again on August 4. He will likely have some great stories to tell about his experiences this summer. “I think the best part about the JSA Summer Program is that students can see this as an opportunity to reach for the stars – to become the best they can become. The students can honestly and genuinely see the possibilities of a bright future,” says Glithero. “This is just the beginning of the opportunities we hope to inspire our students to explore.”
Glenview College Prep High School serves 9 – 12 grades and is a part of The Leona Group. GCP is a tuition-free, charter public school with a singular core focus: to graduate students who are fully prepared – intellectually and socially – to study, compete and succeed at colleges and universities here in Arizona and across the nation.
For more information about GCP, please visit http://www.glenviewcollegeprep.com.
The Leona Group is among the nation's pioneers of education reform. Leona formed in 1996 to provide quality school choices to families, primarily in urban areas. Now in its 16th year of operation, The Leona Group has grown to offer a wide variety of quality school choices; comprehensive school management services; and rewarding careers for world-class educators. The Leona Group operates schools in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
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