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Tenley Rooney
SPS Welcomes 263 Students for 59th Advanced Studies Program

Let the learning begin – the 59th Advanced Studies Program (ASP) at St. Paul’s School is now in session.
 
Top high school students from across New Hampshire have gathered in Millville for the nearly six-week long academic program. In total, 263 rising seniors representing 74 public and parochial high schools will have the opportunity to expand their academic horizons through courses such as Introduction to Japanese Language & Culture, and Data Driven, a new applied mathematics course focused on the intersection of data and its involvement in political, economic, and social issues.
 
Under the tutelage of ASP faculty (79 percent of whom hold advanced degrees), some teens will spend the coming weeks navigating the taboo writings of Samuel Beckett and Vladimir Nabokov in Forbidden Fictions, exploring the Turkey Pond watershed as part of Ecology studies, and working on adaptive locomotion as part of the Engineering curriculum.
 
Classes meet 19 hours a week, Monday through Saturday. The students also fulfill residential commitments to athletics and morning Chapel services.
 
Since its inception in 1957, more than 11,000 New Hampshire high school students have participated in the program.

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