Academic Immersion

Washington D.C.

This three week accelerated course introduces students to the structure and function of the American government system along with the nature of American politics. Students will also travel to Washington, D.C. as members of the Close Up flagship High School Program. Visit to become more familiar with this one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. Students receive their Government credit upon completion.

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Who can attend?
Rising seniors

Dates of Travel:
June 20-24, 2022

How much does it cost?
Approximately $2,900 (airfare and hotel included). Financial Aid available.

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Program Contact:
Katie Segal,

Marine Biology

This course offers students the opportunity to learn about marine ecosystems through an in-class portion in Dallas and a diving adventure in a location around the world. While the program has origins on Virgin Gorda, BVI, we have also visited Big Island, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, and the Florida Keys. Students will experience coral reef building, turtle tagging, night snorkeling, and more. Students will receive a ½ credit of senior science elective upon completion.

Who can attend?
Rising juniors and seniors

Program Contacts:
Madison Mathews (, Todd Gruninger (, or Ben Kirby (

History of Rome

DescriptionThis 3-week course seeks to explore the basic historical narrative of Rome’s rise and fall from pre-Roman hamlet, through Republican and Imperial rule to the age of Constantine.  The course will then conclude with an Italian adventure, as students fly to Rome, literally touch the history they have been studying, and experience the “eternal city” in all its historical richness.

Who can attend?
Rising juniors and seniors
How much does it cost?Approximately $4,000Program Contact:Casey Profitt, cprofitt@jesuitcp.orgLisa Druebert,