What if you could step back in time to experience the heyday of 1950s American culture? At Rydell High, you can create your own glorious memories of drive-ins, ice cream parlors, shared milkshakes, muscle cars and rock and roll.
A unique cultural studies program based on the 1950s U.S., Rydell gives students a rare glimpse into the life of the American teen in the mid-20th century. You'll be attending class Monday to Friday and will be completing coursework on basic car mechanics/home economics, the hand jive, hair styling and 1950s linguistic studies (with a focus on slang) . Extra curricular and weekend activities include visits to the ice cream parlor, the drive-in, and for the spring and summer sessions, the beach. Supervised drag races and cigarette-smoking 101 are also an option for students 18 years of age.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be invited to celebrate and show off their new dance skills in a recreation of American Bandstand. Top alumni will also receive their choice of a T-Birds leather jacket or a genuine Pink Ladies jacket. Top honors recipients may also choose leather pants like the ones sported by Sandy at the carnival at Rydell. Though please note: you must be 'sewn into the pants,' so do plan wisely. You'll definitely want to don the pants and get your photos before your day of travel rather than opt to wear them on the long plane ride home.