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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 2017 Courses are held Saturday mornings 9:00 - 12:00 (noon) on January 14, 21, 28; February 4 and 11 (with a snow date of February 18).  To register, you may contact your Guidance Counselor or print our 2017 Registration Form.  The courses this year include the following (see Course Descriptions):

  • NEW TITLE! The First Amendment in the Age of Trump
  • NEW! Great Ideas in Computer Science
  • NEW! Startup Saturdays!  Start a Business in Just Four Weeks!
  • NEW! Tasty Computing with Raspberry Pis
  • Engineering for Life
  • Real Medicine
  • Strength and Conditioning – It’s a Science, not an Art
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students

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

The deadline to register is Friday, January 6.  Please note that classes do fill up quickly!

Project Challenge