Summer HSSP Program Details

Latest Announcement
The first-come-first-served phase of student registration will open 5:30pm EDT on Thursday, July 1st! Payment will also open then.

Program Vitals:

What: An in-depth look at a variety of both academic and nonacademic subjects.

When: Summer HSSP 2021 runs for six weeks, taking place on Saturdays from July 10 through August 14, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT.

Who: Rising 7th graders to current (recently graduated) 12th graders.

Where: All classes will be held virtually, on Zoom.

Contact E-mail: summer-hssp@mit.edu

Registration: Registration is now open!

Cost: $40, but please note that very generous financial aid is available. We encourage any and all students for whom this cost is prohibitive to still register for the program and apply for financial aid as part of the registration process. You will be able to apply after the lottery phase of registration closes.

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About HSSP

Times and Dates

Summer HSSP 2021 will run each Saturday for six weeks, from July 10th through August 14th. Classes will take place in the following time blocks of 1 or 1.5 hour classes:

  • 1–2 PM EDT
  • 2–3 PM EDT
  • 3–4 PM EDT
  • 4–5 PM EDT
  • 1–2:30 PM EDT
  • 2:30–4 PM EDT

Your child may attend any combination of class times. This will not affect the cost of the program.

Eligibility

Students from rising seventh graders to recently graduated twelfth graders are eligible. Absolutely no exceptions can be made to this policy. HSSP has a wide variety of classes, and we encourage students of all interests and levels to participate. International students are allowed to register for this program. When you register an account, please choose either Canada or UK if that applies to you, or, if not, choose MA. If your address does not have a five-digit zip code, please enter 00000 when you register an account. Finally, if your phone number is not ten digits, please put 000-000-0000.

Special needs students are welcome at HSSP! If your child will need special accommodations, please see here.

Costs

Summer HSSP costs $40, regardless of how many classes are taken. We are only be able to accept payment online through credit card. The deadline for payment is 11:59 PM EDT on July 6. Very generous need-based financial aid is available. Payment and the financial aid application will open after lottery results are available, and more information about aid will be shared then. The deadline to request financial aid is 11:59 PM EDT on July 3. If you are dissatisfied or cannot attend the program, you may obtain a full refund by the third week of HSSP. We do not offer any refunds past the third week.

Logistics

Students: A student guide will be sent to you with important information about how to join your classes, where to ask for help, and important links. Keep an eye on your emails in the week before HSSP! Please bookmark or save the guide in some way. You will be joining classes through Zoom. More information on zoom logistics will be sent to you closer to the date of HSSP.

Attendance

It is important that you try to attend all 6 weeks. Space is limited in our program and we anticipate being oversubscribed. If you cannot attend all 6 weeks, please keep in mind that you are taking the spot of someone else who would be able to fully attend the program. In addition, many of the courses will build upon previous material, and so missing a week will put you behind. You must show up on the first day of classes; if you cannot show up to the first day of classes you must contact us or risk losing your spot.

After the lottery closes and you receive your schedule let us know if you plan to miss a week. If you plan to miss a week, you should fill out the Class Absence Form.

Registration

Registration for Summer HSSP 2021 is now open.

Classes

HSSP has a wide variety of classes that vary from semester to semester. Our teachers are volunteers, so they may or may not teach a particular class again. You can check out the Summer HSSP 2021 class catalog.

If you do not like a class you received, we will send you an email about how to add classes after the first week of the program. Half-term classes beginning in the second half of the program will have the same opportunity to change classes after the fourth week of the program. Note that Full-term classes cannot be changed in this period. Besides that, we will not allow any class changes or new registrations.

Contact Us

If you urgently need to contact us during the program, you can call us at 617-253-4882.

At all other times or for less urgent queries, please send us an email. Email is the main way that HSSP coordinators and teachers communicate with students. Unfortunately, sometimes our emails are marked as spam, and don't go through. If you don't get a confirmation email, you should try the following:

  1. Check what email address your ESP account is configured for. Sometimes, people mistype their email address, or type in their parents' email instead of their own. You can check here.
  2. Check that the email was not caught in a spam folder.
  3. If you still can't find the email, email us individually, and we'll send you a confirmation email. Also, make @esp.mit.edu an allowed source.
  4. Performing step 3 will not guarantee that you get all of our emails — our emails keep getting caught in spam filters, and there is very little we can do about it. You should check this page on the website regularly to make sure you're up to date. We will announce sent emails on the website. Also, email us to let us know that you're not receiving our emails, so we can see if there is anything we can do about this.


Last modified on June 30, 2021 at 09:41 p.m.