POD@RISD:  Portfolio (9th - 11th grade) and Senior Portfolio (12th grade) are open by application and interview  to teens attending any public or charter high school in a Rhode Island urban core city. The Portfolio classes are designed for teens who are interested in expanding their artistic horizons in terms of studio practice and knowledge about art and design and who are willing to commit to a serious program of study leading to the production of a body of work. Classes take place in RISD studios on Saturday mornings and are taught by College Faculty, supported by RISD undergraduate teaching assistants. Senior Portfolio teens are assigned a graduate student mentor to advise and support them through the college application process. Additionally teens also have access to Open Studios scheduled on weekday afternoons from 3:00pm-5:00pm. POD@RISD teens are provided RISD IDs, which enable them to travel to and from RISD at no cost using a Rhode Island Public Transport (RIPTA) bus. Further, the ID gives teens free access to the RISD Museum of Art as well as RISD's Fleet Library.