SPS High School Academy: Weekend Workshops
The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy's Weekend Workshops focus on college and career readiness for high school students and allow them to explore professional paths while gaining skills and knowledge to enhance their college readiness.
Weekend Workshops offer students a pre-collegiate experience and immerse them in exciting professional fields like financial technology, architecture, fashion design, law, and more. By participating, students will improve their academic skills and learn more about what college is like, how they can prepare, and what careers might interest them.
Weekend Workshops are offered on Saturdays throughout the spring semester.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants will be high school students currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in good academic standing. To apply, submit the online application along with your high school transcript or report card.
Applications are now open for Spring 2023!
Who You'll Study With
Mike is an experienced executive board member of a global company. He puts his more-than-28-years of corporate experience to work teaching classes in leadership, management, strategic planning, team building, and business development.
Mike is the co-founder of Unparalleled Performance, a leadership and development practice, and the co-author of the 5Ls, a pathway for sustainable success. He's received numerous awards for excellence in leadership, including Gold winner in the Executive Team of the Year as well as Employee of the Year, Best Team Performance by a Country, President's Club, Key Player of the Year, and the Carpe Diem Award among others. He is passionate about leadership and the development of future leaders, and he believes that real leaders aren't driven to lead others but to serve them.
Jason Greiff wrote the feature screenplay The Godparents, which was developed with Universal Studios and Marc Platt Productions. He has credits in children’s animation in China and Portugal, and he's helped develop shows for Disney Asia and CCTV, China’s largest media company.
Jason's screenplays have won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the Lew Wasserman Award for Best Comedy, and a national competition sponsored by the Writers Guild of America. He also authored the chapter on Tone/Theme in Gotham’s book Writing Movies.
Jason has a bachelor's degree rom SUNY Purchase and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch.
Amie Hartman's plays have appeared at Little Theatre at Tonic, The Flea, The Milagro Theatre, The Tank, Dixon Place, HB Playwrights’ and BRIC Studios. Her short fiction has been published in Smokelong Quarterly, Ramble Underground, Storyglossia, and The Brooklyn Review.
Amie teaches a sequence of writing courses at the NYU School of Professional Studies and NYU Liberal Studies. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Smith College and an MFA in writing from Brooklyn College.
Areas of Study
There’s no better place to learn about business than New York City. Explore topics and careers in finance, start-ups, financial technology, investing, investment banking and more. Students will gain first-hand experience with financial tools, stock trading and Wall Street culture from guest speakers and field trips. Instructors are active experts in their field with years of experience.
Paging all future doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers! Begin preparing for an exciting career in the healthcare industry by learning about career opportunities in allied health and medicine. Students will gain exposure to a range of specialties, hear first-hand accounts from practitioners, and leave with an understanding of the wide variety of opportunities in highly in-demand fields.
High school meets law school in this program's immersive and interactive law courses. Discover what it takes to get to law school, and learn about Torts, business law, and criminal justice while weighing in on important cases under the guidance of practicing lawyers.
Can I apply to multiple courses?
You may apply for up to two courses per semester (one morning session course and one afternoon session course). Please check the course schedule to verify those you apply for don’t conflict with one another.
How selective is the program?
Career Edge is a selective program, and students offered admission typically have a B grade average or higher.
Is there an application fee?
No, the application is free. However, tuition fees are charged for each course taken. After students are admitted, they will be registered for their selected course(s) and a tuition bill will be generated.
No financial aid, scholarships or discounts are available for Weekend Workshops.
When will I know my admissions decision?
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, which means we will review and act on complete applications as they are received.
What happens if the course I want is full?
If your first choice course is full or closed, we'll do our best to enroll you in a similar course or help you find another course of interest. Courses are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply early.
What will I "walk away" with?
You'll gain new knowledge of your selected subject, a final course project to add to your portfolio, and an NYU transcript that shows the letter grade you earned in the course as proof of participation.
These courses do not grant college or high school credit.
Will completing the program help me gain admission to NYU?
Successful completion of any NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy course will add to your admissions profile, but participation in the High School Academy does not guarantee admission to NYU or to any other university.