The Ashbrook Academies are summer programs designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who share a deep interest in American history, politics, and economics. Unlike other courses or programs that tend to erode young Americans’ proper pride in their country by emphasizing its historical failures, the Academy invites students to consider the American experiment as a historical triumph, a victory for reason and the human spirit that warrants grateful celebration but also demands serious study.
The Academy on American History meets for seven days (June 14-20, 2020), while the Academy on Political Economy meets for five days (July 20-24, 2020). Both will be conducted using an online format this year as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, immersing participants in a deep study of the biggest challenges that have faced our Republic.
The Ashbrook Academies take history, politics, and economics out of textbooks and into your life. By the end of the program, students will have acquired a deep understanding of the fundamental principles that define and unite us as Americans.