Poetry in America is pleased to offer for-credit course opportunities to high-school students across the country and around the world. Designed to provide all high schools access to the highest quality instruction at a low cost, Poetry in America courses combine the flexibility of distance learning with a rigorous academic experience–all within a framework that supports and empowers local learning communities.
Motivated high-school students looking to experience college-level work–and to earn low-cost undergraduate credit–can enroll in a Poetry in America course through one of our university partners: Arizona State University or the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
By enrolling in a Poetry in America course, students will learn:
Additionally, students will gain exposure to college “norms,” and they will learn:
Arizona State University, through its online high school, ASU Prep Digital, began offering Poetry in America courses for high-school students in Fall 2020. Students can enroll individually or as part of a school group.
Enrollment for the Fall 2020 term is now closed, but we will post updates about upcoming offerings.
Anyone age 15 or older can enroll in courses at the Harvard Extension School and the Harvard Summer School. Individual students can enroll for $1,000 per course (plus a $50 registration fee). Group enrollment is not available at this time.
Registration for Spring 2021 opens on November 9; see the course catalog below to learn more.
*Note: We anticipate that scholarships will be available for current middle- and high-school teachers in the US. Keep an eye on this page and the Extension School course catalog for more information.
Poetry in America has produced a variety of resources suitable for use with students in grades 6-12. Along with Amplify Education, we created a set of lessons to help get middle-schoolers (and their teachers!) truly excited about poetry. And, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, we offer a companion curriculum for Season One of our public television series. Click the button below to learn more.