About The Tour
The Dream Tour is all about YOU.
What are your dreams for the future? Have you thought about what you can be, do, see in the years ahead? Those of us with the Dream Tour want you to have the best future possible and believe that, if you put your mind to it, you can do whatever you want to with your life and achieve wonderful, exciting things for yourself and your community.
Dr. Bernard Harris and the Science and Math Rock Stars are touring the country, encouraging kids like you to make your dreams a reality through the power of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects are fascinating, but too many students think they are too hard, that they’re not smart enough to succeed — nothing could be further from the truth.
We’ve included lots of information on this site just for you – a list of classes for you to take to prepare for college, and links to universities, technical colleges, and interest groups looking for students like you. In the coming weeks we’ll also be adding lots of games and homework help so you can learn more and get ahead in your studies.
Remember – your dreams are POWER!
Preparing To Go To CollegeIt’s time to start planning to go to college! Use this list to begin planning your course load for middle school and high school. Taking the right classes will help you get a head start and prepare you for your college education. Remember – you can do it!
- Grade 8 – Algebra and Earth Science
- Grade 9 – Geometry and Biology
- English - Minimum of 4 years. Courses include Composition, American Literature, English Literature and World Literature
- History and Geography - Minimum of 2 to 3 years. Courses include Geography, U.S. History, U.S. Government, World History, World Cultures and Civics
- Science - Minimum of 2 to 3 years. Courses include Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics
- Mathematics - Minimum of 3 to 4 years. Courses include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus & Calculus
- Foreign Language - Minimum of 2 to 3 years. Courses include French, Spanish, German, Latin, Russian, Chinese or Japanese
- Visual and Performing Arts - Minimum of 1 year. Courses include Art, Drama, Dance, Music or Band
- Electives - Minimum of 1 to 3 years. Courses include Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Computer Science or Communications
Advanced Placement puts you on the fast track to getting your college degree!
What is Advanced Placement or AP? Basically, AP classes are college-level courses that prepare you for AP Exams which allow you the opportunity to earn college credit or advanced standing at most of the colleges and universities in the United States.
There are over 37 courses and exams available in 22 subject areas, such as English, History, foreign languages, mathematics and the sciences, just to name a few. The only requirement for taking these courses is a willingness to work hard and do well on the test. These courses may be slightly harder than many high school level courses, but the time and effort they take is well worth the investment.
These courses give you more than a jump on earning college credit; with AP, you learn valuable skills that will help you throughout your life, like improved writing skills, new study skills, and broadened intellectual understanding, not to mention how impressive the AP effort is to college admissions boards!
If AP classes are not offered at your school or you are being home schooled, you can still take these courses. Go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html to find out more about how you can enroll in AP classes and take the exams.
Ask Dr. Bernard Harris!
The Dream Tour is about making your dreams a reality. Click here to send me a question and I’ll do my best to answer it.
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American International School
African Leadership Academy
Centro de Convencoes de Talatona
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
The Apollo Theater
San Antonio, TX
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Dallas/Ft. Worth/Arlington/Irving, TX
Jesse Owens Memorial Complex
Ellis Davis Field House