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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 completed eleventh grade and are ready to begin college studies.

Project Challenge 2015 Courses are held Saturday mornings 9:00 - 12:00 (noon) on January 17, 24, 31; February 7 and 14 (with a snow date of February 21).  To register, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or print our 2015 Registration Form.  The courses this year include the following (see Course Descriptions):

  • NEW! A Really Cool World of Social Media and Electronic Commerce
  • NEW! Know Your Rights!!
  • NEW! Strength and Conditioning - It's a Science, Not an Art
  • Blood and Guts: Medical History Through the Ages
  • Cryptography through the Ages
  • Engineering for Life
  • Psychology: More than Just Reading Minds and Lying on Couches!
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students
  • Writing Software and Changing the World

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