University Program — High School

The High School Program is a year-round college readiness program for grades 9-12 that focuses on college preparation and admissions. The program starts with early college awareness that culminates in a full range of support for college students to ensure they graduate on time. The High School Program provides classes that boost writing and science skills, SAT test-preparation, assistance with the college application process, financial aid coordination, mentoring, and counseling. After graduation, High School Program participants transition to College Scholars and receive a full range of support to ensure college graduation.

Qualified scholars also have the opportunity to take part in paid internships at EHTP, where they gain valuable work experience by supporting our teaching and administrative staff.

All EHTP programs are tuition free. Preference is given to residents of East Harlem.

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After-school enrichment classes for 2016-17

High school scholars can choose from a number of electives designed to improve their academic skills, and explore an area of interest or potential career path.



The robotics program motivates and empowers high school students to become STEM leaders. Our FIRST Robotics team, Team 1880: The Warriors of East Harlem, competes in regional and national competitions each year. Through the unified task of building a robot, students not only learn STEM concepts, but also learn about teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving.

2016 Stats:

Tech Valley Robot Rumble
Ballston Spa, NY | November 5
Rank: 9 of 24
Record: 5-4-0
Award: Team Spirit

New York City Regional
New York City | March 10 – 13
Rank: 51 of 69

Finger Lakes Regional
Rochester, NY | March 23 – 26
Rank: 30 of 45
Record: 4-6-0




MedAchieve is a two-year program provided by the Touro College of Medicine. Scholars are introduced to the sciences and are paired with medical students who mentor, teach, and inspire them to pursue careers in medicine.


Media Studies

High school scholars can participate in our Media Studies program, where they produce a public access television show for Manhattan Neighborhood Network. These students learn the art of screenwriting, direct and produce films, and interview EHTP students, families, staff, and community members to raise awareness about issues affecting young people in East Harlem.

EHTP’s Media Studies scholars also participate in the Tribeca Teaches program, a partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute that provides scholars with an opportunity to explore film-making. Scholars gain access to production and post-production technology that helps them explore critical connections between personal experiences, school curricula, and the communities in which they live. Each spring, students are invited to screen their films during the Tribeca Film Festival.

Additional electives and activities include:

Creative Writing
Weekly student discussion groups
Scholars Seminar (for 9th graders)

Fun Friday social events
Pride Club
Community Service
Scholar Leaders



College Access and Success

An important goal of the High School Program is to prepare our scholars to get to and through college. The College Access component offers scholars extensive college guidance through structured classes, and one-on-one mentorship. EHTP supports all aspects of college admissions, including:

  • SAT preparation
  • College application assistance
  • Financial aid coordination
  • High school credit accumulation tracking
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring

Students also experience college life first-hand through EHTP-sponsored college visits and tours. In the fall of 2016, scholars traveled to the state universities of New York (Stony Brook, Old Westbury, Farmingdale, and Albany), and private institutions such as Hofstra University, Skidmore College, and Bard College.

All students who complete the High School program continue into our College Scholars program, which provides support through college graduation.


Summer Institute

Summer Institute is open to high school students and includes educational, artistic, and recreational activities. Rising 10th and 11th graders spend the first week of Summer Institute at a college campus in Washington, D.C. They live in a dorm, attend classes in lecture halls, plan summer projects, and visit Washington cultural sites and monuments.

After-School and Summer Institute Information for 2016-17
After-School Program
September – June
(hours may vary depending on school schedules)
Monday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fridays (special programs), 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
2050 Second Avenue at 105th Street, New York, NY

Summer Institute
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m – 3 p.m.
2050 Second Avenue at 105th Street, New York, NY


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