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(MAHWAH, NJ) – Middle school and high school students may now register for the full-day summer academic programs offered at Ramapo College of New Jersey: the Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp, the Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program, and SAT Prep. Pre-registration for upcoming March and April Information Sessions is also open. Visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps to register.

The new Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp runs July 9 through 20 and focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning activities while having fun. The program is for middle school students entering seventh and eighth grades, and entering sixth graders may attend with a special recommendation by a teacher or guidance counselor.

 The Ramapo Explorers-STEM schedule consists of several educational programs that give campers a chance to explore STEM topics in a fun and interactive environment while they advance their problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are a part of the new national Common Core Standards. Campers follow a schedule from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. including: Hands-on Science, Olympic Robotics, Recreation, Real World Math, iReport News, and more. Students are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and are supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. Early drop off and late pick up are offered.

The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program for high school students utilizes the college’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, which is accredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Financial Literacy/Stock Market Trading Program runs August 6 through 10. In the mornings, 9 a.m. through Noon, participants learn about budgeting and finances to prepare them for making sound financial decisions in the future. They learn about how to save money, the positive and negative effects of using credit cards, and how to budget their personal finances that impact lifestyle choices. In the afternoons, 1 through 4 p.m., students interact with the latest software for simulated stock trading in the Trading Lab, an authentic stock market trading room complete with an electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets. Students participate in games and competitions as they buy, sell and trade to build their own stock portfolios. No previous knowledge is necessary.

A Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program is also offered for entering eleventh and twelfth graders and runs July 16 through 26. It includes four proctored SATs with detailed computer analysis of the results, 11 practice tests for the SAT and PSAT, extra online lessons, special college admissions seminars, and much more.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by the College’s Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages. For more information, contact Rosa Diaz-Mulryan at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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