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Programs introduce freshmen to college

Ben Carson High School is home to a program for freshmen students known as SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors Academy). SMASH is a program where freshmen are recruited to a college campus over the summer.

According to, SMASH Academy is a three-year STEM-intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers.

“The program seems nice and I plan to attend this summer,” said BCHS freshman Ra’Kyra Holland.

SMASH has been recruiting students at BCHS for the last few years.

BCHS Counselor Millicynt Horton said, “I really like the program because it boosts students confidence and helps improve their skills.”

BCHS offers freshmen workshops to help complete the application to the program. 

“It helps you with school,” BCHS freshman Arianna Hill said.

Many students are looking forward to the program. 

“The opportunity to stay on campus for five weeks sounds like fun,” BCHS freshman Leila Waters said.


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