Big Apple Academics encourages students to take the initiative to experience New York City, expand their class work, and have fun at the same time. The program offers Masters School students an opportunity to delve deeply into academic subjects by visiting cultural sights and other landmarks in New York City for extra credit. Students are encouraged to attend scholarly lectures, poetry readings, performances, watch classic films, or explore the New York Botanical Gardens, The Cloisters, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name just a few of the options.
Here is how it works: Each year teachers provide a list of activities and requirements for students interested in expanding their knowledge. Students can visit cultural venues with faculty, family, or friends. They simply need to follow their teacher’s instructions and bring back a ticket stub and/or write a short reflection to earn additional credit in that particular course. The goal is to enhance the learning process and to experience all that the Big Apple has to offer.
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