High School Programs
AP Biology Hinton Scholars Program
The AP Biology Hinton Scholars Program is designed to enhance students' understanding of AP Biology concepts, provide laboratory exposure, and increase knowledge about careers in science.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Biology Hinton Scholars Program is an after-school enrichment program designed to enhance students' understanding of the AP Biology Big Ideas framework. Components include: hands-on inquiry-based AP bio science labs, small group tutoring led by Harvard medical and graduate students, enhancement of students’ scientific communication skills, mastery of digital probeware tools, and access to Harvard lectures, conferences, researchers, and faculty, and career panel discussions in the biomedical sciences.
Hinton Scholars AP Biology students, Paula Chavez (John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science) and Mehdi Islam (Boston Latin Academy) had a life-changing opportunity to attend the National Student Leadership Conference in Medicine and Health Care during the summer of 2015. Students were chosen based upon their year-long commitment to attending AP Biology tutoring, laboratory and review sessions at Harvard Medical School. Paula and Mehdi specifically cited the program’s impact on their leadership and collaboration skills. These “soft skills” are reinforced by both the Hinton and NSLC programs and can increase success in college.
Boston Latin Academy students share their Boston iPad Summit experiences helping teach how digital technologies have changed the Biology lab. Big Ideas in the Digital BioLab immersed 30 teachers in a hands-on exploration of cellular respiration using plants and seeds. (November 12-14, 2014) | More...
Hinton Scholars AP Biology Orientation
The Hinton program kicks off its twentieth year with an orientation program for all students, teachers and tutors. A major focus of the event is to introduce students from four Boston Public High Schools to their Harvard mentors. Nine Harvard graduate and post-doctoral fellows will volunteer their time to mentor small groups of AP Biology students over the academic year. Hinton will serve 111 students in collaboration with five Boston AP Biology teachers.
Date and time
Online zoom meeting
Boston Latin Academy
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers
John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
English High School
Joan Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant in Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert Simpson, MLA
Science Curriculum Specialist, Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership
- "Student Driven instruction in Harvard’s laboratory setting"
by Robert Simpson, Nearpod Blog, March 2015
- "AP Biology Scholars Program: The Best is Yet to Come”
by Jabbar Bennett, PhD, Mentations, Spring 2004
- Hinton wiki published by Harvard Medical School, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
- AP Biology Video Essentials published by Bozeman Science
- Online Biology and Life Science Courses published by Harvard edX
- Biology published by Khan Academy
- Connected Biology by The Concord Consortium
- Interactive Science Application published by PBS NovaLabs
- PhET Interactive Simulations published by University of Colorado Boulder
- Life Science Resources on PBS Learning Media published by PBS
- BioInteractive published by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (hhmi)
Robert Simpson, MLA
Science Curriculum Program Specialist
Educational Outreach Programs
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115