The CLAE Program
We’re honored to host a free week-long summer academic program for high school students. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) supports 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year to come to Carleton for a one-week academic program in the summer.
CLAE Scholars experience the benefits of a liberal arts college education through classes in science, art, social studies, and technology. Students who have an interest in African American culture, especially students from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply. Throughout the week, CLAE Scholars will focus on African American community and identity through the framework of a liberal arts education.
CLAE also includes preparation and guidance for the college search and application process. CLAE Scholars live in our campus dorms for the week, with opportunities to explore our college town and the Twin Cities, and participate in fun group activities.
Recent CLAE course offerings include:
- DNA Fingerprinting: The Science of Forensics
- The African American Experience
- Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle
- Motown and American Culture
- Schooling, Opportunity, & Identities in the U.S
Recent college application workshop offerings include:
- ACT & SAT Preparation
- Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid
- Write Your Way In: Strategies for Success on Your College Application
CLAE Scholars are supported by Carleton faculty members, staff from the Admissions Office, and current Carleton students. CLAE Scholars live in Carleton residence halls and eat in our dining halls for the duration of the program, and all program activities are planned and fully funded by Carleton. This includes paying for transportation to and from campus and for all housing and dining costs while students participate in the program.