The Johnson & Johnson Saturday Scholars Academy provides an opportunity for 11th grade students from the New Brunswick High School and the New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School to enhance their understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts and application, and to improve their writing and reading comprehension skills. The program is designed to strengthen problem-solving skills, abstract reasoning, critical thinking, and written/oral expression.
Coupled with SAT preparation and other academic components, the New Brunswick scholars are also introduced to experimental science in both laboratory and classroom settings. In addition, the Academy hosts guest speakers every week from different professional tracks, particularly those from the science or health-allied professions. The speakers are able to provide the students with realistic perspectives about the time, effort, and energy that are invested into a potential career choice. Lastly, the primary goal and hope of the Academy is to develop competitive students for college admission and scholarships.
The Johnson & Johnson Saturday Scholars Academy commences in September and concludes in May. Students are expected to arrive by 8am for the breakfast and guest speaker session. Classes are held from 9am-10:30am and 10:45am-12:15pm. From 12:15pm-1pm, students are asked to meet with their instructors for more individualized help.
Parents are updated on the progress of their children approximately four times per year.
All rising juniors from the New Brunswick district are eligible to apply. A complete application includes:
- Completed form
- Two teacher evaluation forms
- Official high school transcript
- 10th grade report card
- Two-page personal statement
- Interview in late May/early June
- Meets minimum GPA requirement