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Advanced Scholar Programs

Advanced Scholar Programs

The Advanced Scholar Programs encourage achievement and accelerated instruction to high-performing students.

Advanced STEM Research Program

The first program to be offered, Advanced STEM Research, will provide a platform to engage in independent research within the fields of biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences and engineering. Students with a deep interest in scientific discovery will have the ability to design and implement their own research projects throughout this year-long honors-level course.  By engaging in literature research, generating a testable hypothesis, implementing an experiment and analyzing the results, students will develop the mastery to critically think about the scientific world. Formal presentations, or publications, of the results at the end of the year will further develop the students’ communication and critical thinking skills.   

Enrolled students must hold an interest in problem solving and a deep desire to conduct independent research.  Depending on the students’ interests, mentorships with regional scientists may be arranged to support the student with expert advice and exposure to a higher level of academic engagement.  Placing a special emphasis on research directly related to systems within the Adirondack Park will further develop the relationship between Northwood School and the community and foster with these young scientists a deeper awareness of their living environment.