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  • A Brief Summer Recap

    College Horizons was successfully held at two different campuses this past June and July: Hawaii Prep Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii and at New York University in Manhattan, New York.  We are happy to report that every single one of the 197 students we admitted to the program made it to the programs safely, worked hard to complete our curriculum expectations throughout the week and then made it back home in one piece.  A combination of amazing students, dedicated faculty and accommodating host institutions made both programs some of the best we have ever put on.  And even though we strive to deliver the same rigorous curriculum at all of our programs, no two programs are ever the same.  This year, it was particularly exciting for us to see just how similar and different both of our programs on completely opposite sides of the country and in different communities would play out. Read on for a few key highlights from each of our programs:

    Hawaii Prep Academy (June 16-21)

    As we stepped off the plane in Kona, the CH Staff were greeted by our gracious host and site coordinator, Joanie Brotman. The humid air, the open air design of the airport and the leis we received upon arrival all signaled to us that this was going to be a very different program than ones we usually host on the mainland.

    The Big Island - this is the first thing we saw!

    Joanie Brotman greets us at the airport with leis

    It was exciting for us since this is only the second program College Horizons has been able to host in Hawaii so far - our first program was held in 2010 at University of Hawaii at Hilo.  Below are some highlights from the program:

    • Approximately 90% of students who attended were Native Hawaiian; 10% of students were Native American or Alaska Native from the mainland
    • 47 students local to the area attended the program from the Big Island - a record for College Horizons!
    • The local college fair was a huge success - over 300 families joined us to meet with our college partners at the public portion of our college fair
    • On the last day of the program, students and faculty climbed to the top of a nearby Pu'u (a small mountain/butte) to reflect.  It was a powerful way to culminate our program, guided by Aunty Pua Case
    • The CH Staff used the Hawaii Prep Academy college counseling office throughout the week as our base of operations - a huge thank you to all the HPA staff who helped us make this program possible!

    Students and faculty circle up on the soccer field to participate in ice breakers

    New York University (July 7-12)

    The view from our dorm rooms at NYU

    Like the Big Island, New York City was also a new and fun experience for College Horizons.  As Frank Sinatra said, "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere!" After hosting a program in the Big Apple, we are confident that we would be capable of hosting a successful program anywhere in the country.  Some key highlights from the program include:

    • This was the largest gathering of Native students held at NYU in recent memory, if not ever!
    • This was the first time in New York City for 79 of students attending the program
    • Students at the program represented 49 tribal nations from 22 states 
    • All 100 of our students hopped on the subway with faculty chaperones to attend a Broadway show and then walked over to Times Square to experience quintessential New York.  (No one got lost!)
    • This was the first time flying for 24 of our students and 53 students had never stayed overnight on a college campus before
    • NYU and the admissions office were terrific hosts - the dorms and meeting spaces we occupied during the week really made us feel at home while being in the heart of America's largest city

    Students take to the subway before our broadway show!

    By the end of our program our students seemed at home on the streets of NY

    For more pictures, highlights and a play-by-play rundown from our programs check out our facebook page and twitter feed!

  • We're Hosting Two College Fairs This Summer!

    For the second consecutive year, we are proud to announce that we will be holding free college fairs open to the public at both of our College Horizons host sites - first at Hawaii Prep Academy (HPA) in Kamuela, HI on June 20, 2013 and at New York University (NYU) in New York, NY on July 11, 2013.  Each fair features our partner institutions as well as schools coming exclusively for the fair.  See below for copies of the flyers.  Please help spread the word to families, educators and students who will be present in the area.

    Students, families and educators who attend the fair will have the opportunity to speak directly with college admission representatives from each of the schools on the flyer.  To download the flyers as PDFs, click on the following links: HPA College Fair Flyer & NYU College Fair Flyer.

    A huge thanks and shout out to our generous sponsors and hosts for helping provide this unique opportunity: Hawaii Prep Academy, New York University, University of Southern California, University of Rochester and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  For a brief description of each school represented at the college fairs, please visit our Colleges page.

    College Fair in Kamuela, Hawaii

    College Fair in New York City

  • Join us in the Big Island or in the Big City!

    On October 16, we released the application for our 2013 summer workshops.  We are beyond excited to get started with the application season for our programs.  Check out our apply page for the basic steps to apply -  the application deadline is February 4, 2013.  Be sure to start the application early because it can take some time to complete and make sure to read an overview of the Application Process to get a clear idea of what's expected when you apply.

    Every year, it's exciting for us to announce where we will be headed and this year is certainly no exception. Somehow we think these might be popular places for students to check out... since every year at our programs students list New York and Hawaii as places they would consider going to college.  Well, this year's admitted students will have the chance to experience first-hand one or the other when they attend one of our programs.


    Can you say, New York City or the Big Island??

    In June, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, an independent school located in Kamuela, Hawaii (on the Big Island) will be our gracious host for six days and in July students will fly to New York City for another six-day program hosted by the inimitable (SAT word!) New York University.  As always, we are grateful to partner with these host institutions and to be able to provide these experience for our students. Look for the program dates on the Apply page and descriptions of our host institutions on our 2013 Hosts page. The Hawaii program is prioritized for Native Hawaiian students while the NYU program is prioritized for students from the mainland and Alaska.

    Of course, not every student automagically knows what College Horizons is all about!  If you are looking for a good description of our program, look no further! The College Horizons description page details what we cover during the program and the basics of what to expect.  Next month, we will also be hosting webinars on the application process and students will get to hear from past participants of the program.  These will be posted to our calendar as well as to our Webinars page.

    We hope to see some of you there!  Please email us if you have any questions using the info on our Connect page.