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Often students who engage in the arts are talented and inventive with a mature or ironic sense of humor.  We have found these students to have a depth and sensitivity that distinguishes them from their peers. Seize the Year (StY) understands how you experience different intellectual, academic, social and emotional paths in your life.


StY works with you, in partnership with your parents, to foster creative problem solving and imaginative expression in the context of your experiences and goals.


We have found most of our students were underserved by traditional high school counselors; StY supports artistically creative students who will benefit the most from mentors experienced in the visual arts.


StY builds an advising arc by working with students and parents to structure an interim year which encourages experimentation, identifying programs, courses, internships, etc. The result is an expanded life experience for engaging a career and life in the arts.

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