HMS, Boston Public Schools
Harvard Medical School
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115

P: (617) 432-4634
F: (617) 432-3834

Director: Sheila Nutt
EdD

Contact: Robert Simpson
P: (617) 432-1557
F: (617) 432-3834

Bridge to AP Biology Summer Program

Year Program Started: 2006

Max. Participants/Year: 100

Program Timeframe: 3 days in June

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education

Program Attributes: meals provided, books/supplies provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: must be with teachers from partnering schools of Boston Public Schools

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, specifically advanced placement (AP) biology

Additional Comments: A summer enrichment pre-Advanced Placement (AP) Biology program held at Harvard Medical School is a result of the collaboration between Harvard Medical School and the Boston Public Schools. Students are exposed to AP-Biology concepts taught by their teachers, conduct hands-on laboratory activities, and investigate a local arboretum using portable instruments and mobile apps. Students complete the Bridge program before commencing their AP Biology high school courses in the fall.