Summer Science Program 2018 

Accelerated Chemistry 

This intensive six-week course is designed to prepare students in the following groups to take AP Chemistry in the fall of 2018:

  • Students who are under-represented in some of our higher level science courses (i.e., Black, Hispanic, economically disadvantaged and female students) who have been identified by their teachers as having an interest in science and/or the potential to succeed in AP Chemistry with the support of this class as preparation. Most of these eligible students are currently in 10th and 11th grade. A meeting with the Supervisor of Science, Edward Cohen, is required.

  • Students who want to take this accelerated chemistry class during the summer so that they can go directly into AP Chemistry in the fall of 2018. In the past, some students have taken an Accelerated Chemistry class during the summer at nearby private schools. This course offers an in-district option taught by a PHS chemistry teacher. Eligible participants are students who will be 10th graders in the fall of 2018 and will have a final grade in Accelerated Biology of an A- or higher, or an A in Biology.


Program Dates: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018

Class Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm (2:00-3:00 will be reflection and small group support time)

Location: Princeton High School

Students should bring a lunch each day.


Please submit your application by Friday, April 20, 2018.  

Applications will be reviewed and those students who meet the program eligibility requirements will be informed, by email, of their acceptance by April 27, 2018.  The program fee will be due by May 4, 2018.

Due to our commitment to equitable programming opportunities and creating learning environments where every child is known, not all eligible applicants may be selected.  Maximum enrollment is 22 students.

Program Fee

The program fee for the Accelerated Chemistry Summer Program is $1,600. Checks will be collected after April 27, 2018, once acceptance is confirmed. Payment by check, payable to Princeton Public Schools, must be submitted to Dr. Cohen by May 4, 2018. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for students with a financial need. Scholarship requests should be submitted to Dr. Cohen. 

Support Summer Enrichment Programming 

If you would like to donate to support summer science enrichment programming for all students, including scholarship assistance, please contact Dr. Cohen by email at of by phone at 609-806-4280 et. 3660.  He will provide you with more detailed information on how you can support the Accelerated Chemistry Summer Program and other science programs. 

Thank you for your generous support of our science summer enrichment programs!