The Academies @HOME [Coordinated By Mark E.]

The Academies by Harvard Student Agencies

The Academies @HOME [Coordinated By Mark E.]


The Weekend Business Academy @HOME is a concentrated 4-day curriculum designed to teach you the fundamentals of launching your business: idea generation, market research, business plans and pitches, competitive analysis, and generating funding. Each day begins with an in-depth analysis of one aspect of this journey, culminating in the unique opportunity for students to present their own business. Beyond business components, this program also provides insight into interview strategies and resume building skills to help students land any coveted internship or job. Students will gain a comprehensive education of business fundamentals and valuable hands-on experience so they will be ready to enter and succeed in the business world.

The Weekend Pre-Med Academy Level I @HOME covers various topics within the Pre-Medical field, including content modules on genetic inheritance, hormones, immunology and organic chemistry. The program also explores case studies on various diseases, poses medical ethics questions, and offers an opportunity to dissect scientific papers. Furthermore, this academy will prepare you for a career in medicine by providing an overview of the MCAT process, giving you a taste of the journey you will embark on in the near future. 

The Weekend Coding Academy @HOME is a comprehensive curriculum designed to teach high school students the fundamentals of coding. The program will give students the knowledge, guidance, and resources they need to understand the basic functions of code. Projects from the weekends will include various programming challenges that will get students acquainted with Python, setting them up with the tools to tackle our Fall Coding Academy’s Level II program, which includes frameworks like HTML, React.JS, and more.

The Weekend Pre-Law Academy @HOME is a unique pre-professional course oriented towards introducing the field of law to high school students. The course covers due process of law, landmark court cases in American legal history, and much more! In particular, we are excited to partner with the Harvard Office of Career Services to orient students towards the LSAT, the difficult-to-navigate requirements of the application to Law School, and the many careers in the world of law. This program seeks to give students not only the tools of a pre-law student, but also an awareness of history and the current events that contextualize law in society today.

The Weekend Campaign Management Academy @HOME is a great way to get students oriented towards the political landscape of modern America in a relevant and exciting way.  Students will be coached through existing policy in consideration umbrellas like jobs and the economy, energy and the environment, public health and healthcare, the justice system, and more.  The program will culminate in a final project case study that involves creating their own Presidential platform and campaigning for election in a fictional country.

The Weekend Pre-Med Academy Level II @HOME relies on prior knowledge from the Level I program (or a curricular equivalent) to give students the tools to fill the shoes of an emergency room doctor or a triage nurse in patient care. Students will learn about human physiology, the pathologies that affect it, and the tools needed to diagnose and treat those pathologies in a curriculum curated by physicians from Massachusetts General Hospital and professors of medicine from Harvard Medical School. 

The Weekend Coding Academy Level II @HOME is a comprehensive curriculum designed for students who know their way around coding and are interested in web development. Significant experience with another language or JavaScript is essential for success in this course. Students will work on projects involving HTML/CSS, JavaScript, React.JS, Styled Components, Git, and Heroku. By the end of the program, students will know how to build websites using React and be able to share them with the world!


The programs will run from 12pm-4pm ET each day listed.