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Project Challenge

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Clarkson University offers academic "Challenges" to North Country High School students. Project Challenge, a popular winter months program offered by Clarkson University, provides area students an opportunity to participate in classes they cannot normally find at their high school. Five-week courses are taught by Clarkson University faculty and administrators on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning in mid January. The program is administered by The Clarkson School, the University's early entrance program for talented high school students who have typically completed their junior year and are ready to begin college studies.

Project Challenge 2016 Courses are held Saturday mornings 9:00 - 12:00 (noon) on January 16, 23, 30; February 6 and 13 (with a snow date of February 20).  To register, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or print our 2016 Registration Form.  The courses this year include the following (see Course Descriptions):

  • NEW!  That's a Load of WBS!
  • NEW!  Smart City, Smart You!
  • NEW!  Hack Life!  The Role of Occupation in Living Your Life to its Fullest
  • NEW!  Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering for Life
  • Strength and Conditioning - It's a Science, Not an Art
  • Psychology: More than Just Reading Minds and Lying on Couches!
  • Writing Software and Changing the World
  • Real Medicine
  • The First Amendment in American Democracy

For more information, call the Clarkson School at 315-268-4425 or e-mail the Program Director, Brenda Kozsan, at