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 develop soft skills like the following:
Arizona State University Learning Enterprise began offering Poetry in America courses for high school students in Fall 2020.
Title I schools can enroll groups of students in the Poetry in America for High Schools program, offered in partnership with the National Education Equity Lab. This model includes extra support from the Poetry in America team and requires a classroom Co-Teacher to facilitate the learning experience for students on the ground.
Other school and educational partners can enroll groups of students in Poetry in America Universal Learner Courses at ASU Learning Enterprise. These offerings are also open to individual high-school-aged learners (i.e., those enrolling on their own, rather than as part of a school group).
Anyone age 16 or older can enroll in courses at the Harvard Extension School and the Harvard Summer School. Group enrollment is not available at this time.
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.