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Spots are available for the upcoming Fall 2023 session. Apply NOW!

Our Fall 2023 session starts in September. Specific date will be updated. Twenty (20) spots are available for 6th graders in the Spring Session, expected to start in January 2024.

Deadline: August 1st for Fall Session applicants. Sixth graders applying for the Spring Session will be reviewed on a rolling basis until spots are filled.


  • Fill out the student application (click DOWNLOAD forms or APPLY ONLINE), and…
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation. At least 1 letter should be from a science/math/tech teacher. Preferably, both letters are from teachers. Other adults that can recommend (maximum 1) include community program leaders or close family friend.

Three ways in which you can turn in your application:

  • Email application and letters of recommendations to
  • Mail to Rise High @ Clarkson, 80 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308
  • Apply online. (Drafts cannot be saved. We recommend that you work on a draft first and then fill out the online form.)

Selected students must attend a student/parent orientation to make sure that we are all on board, and important signatures and information are collected to start the fun and learning!

DOWNLOAD Application Forms

Student Application

Letter of Recommendation


Student Application

Letter of Recommendation