Program Overview

During the summer of 2018, the Bridge to Calculus program at Northeastern University will work with a group of BPS high school students who will be seniors in September 2018, to prepare them to take the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus course or a regular Calculus or Pre-calculus course during their senior year. The summer program is free of charge but interested students must apply. In addition your parent/guardian must sign a release form (attached) in order to be accepted into the program.

Bridge to Calculus is a special partnership of the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University, and it seeks highly motivated students. Bridge to Calculus is also a highly supportive course of study with daily assignments. The instructors are talented teachers from the Boston Public Schools and Northeastern University. College students will serve as mentors to the high school students. Students who complete the Bridge to Calculus summer program and enroll in the AP Calculus course at their high school will take the AP-AB Calculus exam or the AP-BC Calculus exam in 2019. Bridge to Calculus is supported by Massachusetts Insight Education, Mathematical Association of America, the Boston Public Schools, generous private donors and Northeastern University.

Class meets each morning Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 26th through Thursday, August 2nd. The early class ending allows many students to schedule a summer job. The course meets on the campus of Northeastern University.

Bridge to Calculus is offered free of charge to those students who are accepted. Students are expected to bring their own graphing calculator such as the TI 83/84 to class. Students under 18 must have their parent/guardian consent to release photos, work and grades for publicity/research purposes.

Bridge to Calculus works closely with the organization The Bottom Line which helps eligible students apply to college and obtain financial aid. We urge all students who apply to Bridge to Calculus to also consider applying to The Bottom Line.  For more information about the Bottom Line, click here.