This is an indispensable book if your child is college bound and wants to get some early credits in a summer college program or wants to focus on a specific career early on. It is directed for parents, counselors, librarians, and students and is a "Never Before Compiled Reference" of this type with publication date of 2002.
Chapters include Index: Programs by State; Toward the Making of... early college strategies for over 80 careers; Notable Early College Courses and Programs; Early College Programs at America's Colleges and Universities, a Comprehensive Listing of Pre-college and Enrichment programs in 42 states and the District of Columbia; Early College Programs at America's Art Schools, Early College Programs for Underrepresented Students, Early College Programs for Students with Disabilities, and Early College Programs at America's Military Academies.
Mr. Hydrisko makes the case that competition is getting keener and more selective for admission to top colleges and universities and potential students will benefit from "Candidacy Strengthening." Every chapter is geared to this goal.
If your child is ready for intense college-level summer programs, some for college credit and some not, find a copy of this great resource. Even better, talk your librarian into getting a copy.