ISSP Information

College Classes for Fall 2018!

Applications for Fall 2018 College Before College classes are available NOW from your ISSP Coordinator! Interested sophomores and juniors with a B average or better and P/SAT’s in at least the 400’s (on English and Math) should contact their school’s Coordinator ASAP.  Application and Orientation processes — including an in-person interview with your Coordinator — must be completed now for the fall, so if you are interested in a college class next year, don’t delay!




Girls — Code this Summer!

Keen on learning how to code? Kode With Klossy Summer Camp is a free (yep, free!) two-week summer program for girls 13 – 18 years old. You’ll be in classes of 20 participants learning to build real-life apps with code. If you’re interested in tech, this is an excellent opportunity to create and meet other young women who also are.

FREE Summer Program @ Yale for Juniors

Citizens, Thinkers, Writers @ Yale

Are you a high school junior interested in exploring fundamental
human questions in a college setting? Apply for Citizens, Thinkers, Writers, which will take place ON CAMPUS at Yale July 15-27, 2018. In small seminars led by professors, you will join a long-running philosophical conversation on citizenship stretching
from ancient Greece to twenty-first-century New Haven.

Click on this link for more information and/or to apply. Deadline is March 15th!


Spring 2018 College Before College

Recruitment for Spring 2018 College Before College classes has begun! If you are a junior or senior interested in taking a class from January to May, now is the time to read up on the requirements ( and then contact your ISSP Coordinator ( The application period runs through November 15th, so don’t delay!

Splash! at Yale

Learn at Splash!

Fall Splash 2017 is on November 11th, 2017. The catalog is available here:<;

Student registration will open OCTOBER 19TH, at 5PM.
Register for Splash HERE:<;

This link will NOT be accessible until exactly 5PM.

Program Essentials
Who: 7th-12th graders
When: Saturday, November 11th
Classes begin at 9:30am and run until 5:00pm; student sign-in will run from 8:00-9:30.
What: Take whatever classes interest you, taught by Yale students!

1.) Make an account by clicking “sign up” at the top right of this page. Registration for classes opens on October 19th at 5pm. Register by clicking “Register for Classes” at the top of the page. You may be prompted to update your profile information. Making an account is NOT enough to be registered for the program. Create an account to receive emails with more information for each program!

Cost: The cost for the Splash program will be $20 dollars (which includes lunch) and $10 for a t-shirt. As always, full need-based financial aid is available. The financial aid application is short, and accessible from the student registration page. From now on, payment by credit card before the program is required by 5pm on November 1. If this poses a problem, you must email<> by 5pm on October 28. If you do not email, the cost at the door will be $30 for the program by cash or check.

General Schedule
8:00 am – 9:30 am: Students Sign-in
9:30 am – 12:45 pm: Classes
12:45 pm – 1:40 pm: Lunch
1:40 pm – 5:00 pm: Classes

World CLASS (World Culture and Language After School Studies on Yale Campus) — 9th-12th graders — Apply NOW!

Love Languages? This is the program for you! Deadline to apply is October 6th, but don’t wait! Classes can fill up quickly!

Explore the world through language study at PIER’s World Culture and Language After School Studies Program at Yale University. Cultural understanding and world languages will be taught using Yale’s extensive language and international resources.

World CLASS courses begin the week of October 16, 2017, and end on May 18, 2018.  Classes meet for an hour and a half one day a week on the Yale campus. Here is the 2017-18 course schedule:

Arabic I Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Arabic II Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Dutch Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

German Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Italian I Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Italian II Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Japanese I Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Japanese II Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

KiSwahili Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Portuguese I Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Portuguese II Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Polish Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Russian I Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Russian II Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Turkish Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Ukrainian Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Urdu Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm

The program costs $400/course, but ALL NEW HAVEN PUBLIC STUDENTS RECEIVE A FULL SCHOLARSHIP. A Yale World CLASS certificate will be provided upon completion of the courses, and New Haven high school students will be awarded a Pass for .25 credits in the language studied.

Register here!

9th & 10th graders — EVOlutions Application is due Monday, Sept. 17th!

EVOLUTIONS is a FREE after school program for New Haven and West Haven public high school students that takes place at the Peabody Museum of Natural History on Yale’s campus. The recruitment and application process is in full swing right now, all freshmen and sophomores are eligible to apply, and students who remain in good standing usually continue in the program throughout high school!

If accepted, you will be assigned to a class that takes place one day per week from 3:30-5:30 (but you can go over anytime after 2:00). During class you will do science trivia, SAT practice, learn about college and careers, and do hands on activities and museum exhibit projects. They also have free tutoring services, SAT practice and college essay writing workshops, monthly events where you play games, eat pizza, and network with college students, and an annual 3-day out-of-state college trip.

After one year in EVO, you can apply to work in the Sci.CORPS Youth Employment Program, where after 75 hours of community service, you can earn a paid position as a Museum Interpreter. After two years, you can apply to do a paid summer lab internship with a Yale professor. Some of their graduates even work with the program during college.

For more information and/or to apply, go to this link: