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April school vacation 2018 is a big week of learning

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 10, 2018) – Visits to 12 colleges, a Getting to College Workshop, and several specialized programs for high school and middle school students are highlights of April school vacation for hundreds of students in The Onward We Learn of Rhode Island.

Between April 16 and 20, Onward We Learn students will visit institutions of higher education all over the region, including American International College, Boston College, Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Brown University, Eastern Connecticut State College, Johnson & Wales University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pine Manor College, Quinnipiac University, University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Students will tour campuses, talk with undergraduates, and learn firsthand about the opportunities and challenges of college life.

The week kicks off with a daylong Getting to College workshop that teaches high school students how to master various elements of the college application and admission process. Other school vacation programs for high school students include Mechatronics, a five-day STEAMM program designed by the Center for Dynamic Learning in Providence, and Project Open Door, a weeklong workshop in digital photography hosted by Rhode Island School of Design.

High school seniors will participate in a weeklong experience in the Opportunity Network’s Career Fluency curriculum, focusing on College Preparation, Transition, and Success. Custom-designed programs for middle school students feature hands-on workshops in Oceanography and Rhode Island History.