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    <b>What is it?</b>

Cascade is a five-week program for high school students that exposes them to interesting topics they may never have seen before in high school. Like Splash!, Cascade allows students to meet college students and other high school students in a fun context. Unlike Splash!, Cascade allows students to explore topics in a bit more depth than a one-day program can allow and to become closer to their teachers.

Students take classes in one or two time slots, with about six options in each slot. Each class will meet five times: one hour every Tuesday afternoon/evening for five consecutive weeks. There will be no testing or grades, but there may be small amounts of homework assigned from week to week in some classes. Attendance at all sessions is required, but if you really must miss a class please be sure to tell your teacher in advance.

When is it?

Twice a year, in fall and in winter, for five weeks each time. The next Cascade begins on Tuesday, October 23rd and will end on November 20th. Always Tuesday late afternoons, with the first session running from 4:30 to 5:30 and the second from 6 to 7. (In between, there will be food available for purchase at a reasonable price.) Keep in mind that you can attend either one time slot or both.

Where is it?

Cascade is held in Harper Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1116 East 59th Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Specific maps and directions will be provided when you sign up for the program.

How do I sign up?

Registration for Cascade happens on this website, and begins roughly one month in advance of the program’s start date. Registration for Winter Cascade 2012 has already gone live!

How much does Cascade cost?

Cascade is completely free to attend. We offer dinner between classes for a reasonable price. Students with dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own dinner.

Any other questions?

Email us and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.



Last modified by deschwartz on May 15, 2013 at 10:33 p.m.