High school graduates-to-be beware:
Summers are no longer for wasting your time away!
What do you need to know?
Something different is happening in the college admission scene: the competition is expanding, allowing colleges to become much more choosy than ever before! With the internet allowing students to apply to more colleges, easier, cheaper, and faster, and the children of baby boomers now graduating high school, the numbers of college applications has shot up dramatically. Add to that that the more selective colleges have begun aggressively recruiting top candidates from foreign markets like China, Korea, India, and South America to keep the quality of their applicant pools high, and it starts becoming clear that getting into even your match schools, let alone dream school, is an even more difficult task than before.
Students with a serious college outlook can, therefore, no longer afford to spend their summer’s unproductively. Colleges and university today are not just interested in students with good grades and strong standardized test scores, but want students that enrich their campus environments as well. And though Archimedean’s one-of-a-kind curriculum does an outstanding job of helping students stand out from the generic high school curricula followed by so many, colleges are also looking for students with a track record of passionately pursuing those activities that expand talents, cultivate leadership skills, open minds, and enrich lives.
Participating in exclusive summer programs, getting insightful jobs or internships, conducting college-level research, participating in intensive community service projects are all great ways to build an impressive academic profile. The more exclusive, challenging, meaningful, or competitive the summer experience, the better it will enhance your application profile and increase your chances of getting into a competitive college or perhaps getting a hold of more financial aid, a much needed assistance with the costs of college today soaring higher than ever before.
When should you start making plans?
Ideally, students need to research early in the school year and apply starting in late fall and early winter since some application are due as soon as December & January, the bulk due January through April. Other options fill their openings on a rolling basis, so waiting until the final deadline to submit applications may mean that all opening have been filled before they even find out about your interest in attending. Remember too that many will require official transcripts, letters of recommendation, or essays, which could take several weeks to prepare. Starting on your applications as soon as possible is always your best choice of action!
How do you secure a great summer experience?
As a student, you should be extremely proactive when planning YOUR summer. After all, this is one of those rare opportunities to truly show off to colleges how much independence, drive, and initiative you posses and what your personal interests and passions really are. Opportunities abound, but it is your job to search them out, ready applications properly, and submit materials in time to meet all deadlines. Succeeding will require your dedication and time.
People and places that can be contacted for volunteer, internship, work, study, travel, or research opportunities include:
- Researchers and professors at local universities, colleges, and institutes
- College websites that list high school student summer opportunities offered
- Non-for-profit organizations, government facilities, and businesses of all types such as public libraries, community centers, homeless shelters, orphanages, retirement communities, local newspapers, advertising agencies, engineering firms, performance arts centers, museums, zoos, hospitals, nursing homes, outreach centers, summer camps, rehabilitation centers, and parks to name a few
- Even family members and friends may know someone you can contact (REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT RECEIVE VOLUNTEER HOURS THOUGH FOR WORK DONE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS)
What about the money?
One good reason for getting good grades, taking challenging courses, and earning great teacher recommendation letters is that it allows students to more easily impress those college professors and employers able to offer exclusive internships or research positions, many of the most exclusive and highly competitive pre-college programs being FREE and covering all costs, even paying stipends to students accepted in some cases!
The vast majority of pre-college programs, however, do cost money. Students unable to get into free programs, should carefully weigh the costs and benefits of attending. Though many programs do offer wonderful experiences, NO FAMILY SHOULD TAKE OUT LOANS OR GO INTO DEBT PAYING FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS!!!
All students in need of financial assistance should EXPLICITLY ask program coordinators about potential fee reduction or scholarship and financial aid opportunities (grants NOT loans) available and the procedures students should take to qualify. In general, students seeking financial aid should apply for aid as early in the school year as possible before funds run out.
If no fee reduction options exist and remaining costs are out of a family’s budget, students should consider other resume enriching activities such as participating in more intense and insightful local community service projects, jobs, research projects, and internships, which are all looked on favorably by college admissions representatives too, in some cases even more than less exclusive, exensive pre-college programs!!!!
How can we help you?
A.U.C.’s College Office has compiled below several nonexhaustive lists of pre-college programs popular at AUC, valuable links for you to browse, listings of community service past AUC students have engaged in, as well as information on dual enrollment at local public universities and colleges to help you come up with your own ideas and plans.
*** No official endorsement of the programs or websites listed below by Archimedean Upper Conservatory is intended or should be inferred. It remains the responsibility of parents and/or guardians to investigate and decide which programs are appropriate for their children.
- African American, Hispanic and Native American students presently in the 11th grade
- A minimum 3.0 GPA in English, math and chemistry courses
- Two years of high school English; two years of high school algebra or the equivalent preparation; one year of geometry; and one year of high school chemistry with lab.
- Foster an appreciation of both diversity and our common humanity
- Expand intellectual horizons and heighten artistic sensibilities
- Develop leadership abilities and self- reliance in a safe environment
- Offer and demonstrate a philosophy of living to serve society through the pursuit of humanitarian goals
- The Program includes fun activities, weekly seminars and field trips.
- International Students are eligible/welcome to apply.
- You must be 17 years of age by the program start date.
- Skills– Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development
- Exposure– Speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more
- Mentorship– Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide career and academic mentorship
- Be current sophomores or juniors in high school.
- Possess a U.S. address.
- Commute to and from program every day.
- Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness
- Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases.
- Introduces students to the college environment with access to FIU’s resources
- College courses that can boost high school GPA
- Earn six (6) college credits and a college GPA as high school students
- Increased likelihood of into getting to college
- Interactive group research project on colleges and universities
- Informational workshops and speakers that explain the application and financial aid processes
- Additional college counseling, financial aid and scholarship information, and recommendations
- Possible inclusion in FIU’s Invitational Scholars Program
- Students entering their junior or senior year in high school and who have completed at least one high school chemistry course are eligible to apply.
- You must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED.
- did not attend a summer 2012, 2013, or 2014 Samsung Mobile App Academy
- will be in 11th or 12th grade during the upcoming 2015–2016 school year
- have taken or be enrolled in two or more science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics AP and/or Honors classes
- have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and live within a 60-mile radius of the university location of an Academy.
- register and fully attend a five-day Academy
- complete in good faith all AA Online Courses
- submit an Academy App Concept Submission, which will explain a mobile application concept, what functions the application will perform, and how it will benefit the entrant’s community, (health, education, environment, and community investment/sustainability)
- Cancer biophysics
- Health behavior/cancer health disparities
- Tumor immunology
- Cancer prevention/epidemiology
- Cancer cellular/molecular biology
- Cancer genetics
- Molecular pharmacology and cancer therapeutics
- Enrolled in junior year of high school
- U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident
- 14 years of age or older
- Art & Design
A National High School Game Academy is also available.
During the school year, coursework at AUC is rigorous and students are encouraged to actively get involved with all the extracurricular activities offered on campus from clubs and honor societies, to academic competitions and athletics. However, students may wish to further investigate academic subjects in the summer when extra time allows for furter interest exploration.
FIU (for instructions click HERE, for forms HERE) and MDC offer accelerated, college-level courses, which provide students an opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously (grades will become part of permanent high school AND college transcripts).
Students will only be approved to take courses not offered at AUC.
- High school students should note that requested courses are not guaranteed just by applying as college students get first dibs at a spot in each class, high school students being allowed in if open seats remain thereafter.
- Enriches the course opportunities for outstanding high school students
- Provides students with college credit that is transferable to many colleges or universities
- Improve GPA if you do well
- Prove to college admissions personelle that you are ready to take on college coursework in a similar way that you are doing by taking AP-level coursework
- Grades and credits earned through dual enrollment will become part of the students’ permanent high school and college transcripts
In order to be eligible for participation in the dual enrollment program, a high school student must have
- completed his/her freshman year
- achieved a 3.0 unweighted grade point average or higher
- satisfied any course prerequisites & standardized testing requirements
- received approval of the high school principal or college counselor
The University/College waives the tuition for high school students. This means participating students shall be exempt from the payment of registration and laboratory fees, though students are responsible for certain fees such as any ID or parking fees.
- Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
- Have received a score in the 90th percentile or better in math on a nationally standardized exam (i.e., SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PLAN) before the application deadline
- Be enrolled in or have completed Pre-Calculus
- Be able to commit for the entire six weeks of the program (no exceptions will be made for travel to other summer internship opportunities)
- Maintain a permanent residence in the state of Florida
- ENT4934 – Exploring Entrepreneurship
- SYG2010 – Social Problems & Solutions
- If you are interested in the Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability: Summer Program for High School Students at UF, we strongly encourage you to apply. Full and Partial Scholarships are available to a limited number of students who demonstrate financial need and whose academic performance has been outstanding.
- High school students who have completed at least Grade 9. A graduating senior is eligible to apply
- Must be 16 years of age for most laboratories. Some laboratories may accept a 15 year old applicant. Please check individual lab description for more details.
- Applicants must be US citizens and participation by Permanent Resident Aliens is limited. Please check individual lab descriptions for participation of Permanent Resident Aliens.
- Dual citizens may be accepted at some labs, but not all. Interested students should contact the individual labs to determine if dual citizens may apply.
- Award Duration and Stipend
- Female students who will have completed 11th grade
- Female students who have displayed a strong interest in science and math
- A 3.0 grade-point average
- Volunteer up to 2 times a week in a three hour shift
- 1 week off allowed during the full summer commitment period
- Begins the week after school ends, thru the last week before school begins
- Non-Patient and Limited Patient Areas
- Volunteer weekly in a three hour shift
- 2 Absences allowed in a 3 month period of time
- Begins in September through the end of the school year in May/June
- Most recent report cards (All academic grades must be C or better and Conduct Grades must be B or better to be eligible for the program)
- Copy of birth certificates or proof of age (14 years of age minimum requirement)
- Documentation of Measles, Rubella (MMR) & Chicken Pox
A strong understanding of mathematics remains essential to keeping student’s career doors and college major options open, it being essential to so many fields, including medicine, engineering, business, psychology, statistics, finance, epidemeology, astronomy, economics, ecology, physics, logistics, chemistry, marketing, politics, sociology and more.
Though students thankfully get an in depth and much broader education in mathematics at Archimedean than most high school students, those wishing to delve still deeper into mathematical areas and impress college admissions personnel with their mathematical talents should look into the compilation of national mathematics programs when planning their summers.
Archimedean students may earn Dual Enrollment or Advanced Placement Credit for all courses NOT offered at Archimedean as an A.P. course at Florida state universities and community colleges ONLY.
- Students interested in courses in summer programs already offered as part of AUC’s curriculum are required to take these AP courses in house, and should choose a different course to follow in their summer program to enrichtheir high school record and not show repetition.
- Courses taken at private universities and colleges, though not able to be included in the students high school transcript, are nonetheless valuable enriching experiences that are highlighted in the students resume and college applications.
Summer Programs for High School Students
Programs offered in Astronomy, Creative Writing, Theater, and Swimming.
Computer Engineering Camp
Studies offered through the Summer Engineering Institute.
College of Business Summer Institute in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Residential Summer English Equestrian Camp
For riders ages 14-17. Also 2-day camps in western and English riding for campers ages 9-16.
Information available Here or 607-587-9012.
Three 8-day residential programs at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, at George Washington U., Washington, DC, and at Columbia U., NYC.
Study Intro. to Management, Business Writing, Communication Skills, Ethics, Negotiation, Presentation Skills, etc…
Information available at 800-634-4262 or Here
Summer Institute for the Gifted
SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.
Courses available in Math & Science, Multi-Disciplinary courses, Visual & Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation.
Applicants must be gifted or score in the 95th percentile on national tests, or gifted range on the SAT, ACT, or PSAT.
Information available at 1-866-303-4744 ext.5159 or Here
Working theatre professionals and educators introduce students to Shakespeare’s Language. Explore literature, theatre, history and the art of acting with professional artists. Workshops review acting, voice and speech, dance/clown/mask, and stage combat.
Information available at 877-272-2342 or www.arcadia.edu/summercamps
The Summer in New York City Pre-College Program
Four-week program, one-week Liberal Arts Intensive.
All programs open to students who have completed 10th or 11th grade.
Information available at www.barnard.edu/pcp/nyc09 or call 212-854-8866
High School Honors Program
Many for-credit courses including Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Film & Television, Math & Statistics, Political Science, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing, etc…
Summer Challenge Program
Various non-credit courses available e.g. Abnormal Psychology, Business, Creative Writing, Ecology, Engineering, Law, Infectious Diseases, Introduction to Chinese, Persuasive Writing.
Information available at 617-353-13 or www.bu.edu/summer/highschool
High School Honors Program
Classes in Leadership and Civil Rights Movement, Leadership & Global Development, Leadership for Social Change, Leadership & Conflict Resolution, Leadership & Global Health, Sustainable Development, Field Ecology, etc…
Information available at 401-863-7900 or www.brown.edu/summer
Kids on Campus
Art Expressions, Decathlon Camp, Digital Video, Finance & Corporations, Musical Theater Summer Workshop, PC Maintenance Repair, Young Actors Workshop, etc…
Information available at www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus
Science & Technology Leadership Academy
Learn effective research techniques, & electronic searches. Study geographic information systems, meteorology, biology, environmental science, etc…
Information available at 724 938-5840 or Here
Pre-College Scholars Program Programs
At the Center for Talent Development study Computer Game Programming, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Engineering Concepts, Genetics, Physics, Psychology, Robotics, etc…
Many classes to choose from including Arabic, Anthropology, Nutrition, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Ethnic Studies, Computer Engineering, Geology, Religious, Sociology, Theater, Women’s Studies and more.
Information available at Here
Experiences in Architecture
Engineering New Frontiers programs.
Join both high school and undergraduate students in class to become immersed in college life and get a head start on your college career before finishing high school.
Information available at 202-319-5786 or http://summer.cua.edu/precollege/index.cfm
Summer Science, Engineering, & Architecture Program
Many courses available including Architecture Studio, DNA Science, Engineering Graphics, Intro to Computational Science, Beyond the ER, Bioengineering, Exploring Engineering Technology, Everyday Chemistry, etc…
Information available at 864-656-5849 or www.clemson.edu/summerscience
Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
Two Sessions. Earn 4 hours of college credit studying: From the Founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution or: From the American Revolution through the American Civil War.
Information available at 757-221-7652 or www.wm.edu/niahd
High School Summer Programs
Study in New York, Barcelona, or the Middle East! Study Sciences, Law, Business, Engineering, Politics, Arts, College Prep, Liberal Arts.
Information available at 212-854-3771 or www.ce.columbia.edu/hs
Congressional Student Leadership Conference
Variety of courses at various universities such as Diplomacy & International Affairs, Theater Arts, Forensics: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Trial Advocacy, Engineering, Science & Robotics, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Aviation & Aeronautics, etc…
Information available at 1-866-FYI-LEAD or www.lead-america.org
Summer College Programs for High School Students
During 3 and 6 week sessions, study Architecture, Art, Business, College Success, Computing & Information Science, Engineering, Humanities, Law & Politics, Life Sciences, Media, Medicine, Science, & Biological Research, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, & Writing.
Information available at 607-255-6203 or www.summercollege.cornell.edu
Web Design and Computer Programming
Courses include Web Design, Advanced Web Design, Computer Graphics, Intro. to Programming with C++, Advanced Programming with Java, VB.NET Programming.
Information available at 215-489-4970 or www.delval.edu
For two intensive weeks, while living on campus at Drexel University, you’ll experience what it’s like to study architecture in college. You’ll attend classes in studios and computer labs. You’ll go on field trips to significant architectural sites in Philadelphia, hear lectures by distinguished speakers, and, work closely with instructors. You’ll try your hand at architectural design.
DUCA is a five-week, residential summer learning experience at Drexel University. Through DUCA, students share an authentic college experience, exploring information technology and computer science through interactive classes, group projects and labs while living on Drexel’s campus. The program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors from anywhere in the U.S.
Students who successfully complete DUCA and subsequently enroll at Drexel University will receive a $3,000 renewable scholarship.
This program is an innovative, one-week learning experience that provides twenty high school sophomores and juniors with a unique opportunity to learn about music production technology and digital audio from Drexel faculty and students. This program approaches music and audio technology from the perspective of engineering, mathematics and science.
This program is designed for commuterstudents. Students will participate in activities from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily in Drexel classrooms and laboratories.
There is no cost for participation in the SMT program.
Pre-College Credit Programs
Choose form programs in Animation, Fiction and Magazine Writing, Film Production, Film Writing, and Performance
Pre-College Studio Non-Credit Programs
Choose from programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage Design Studio, Studio Television Writing and Production, Filmmakers Studio, and Creative Writers Workshop.
Summer Journalism Institute
Spend two weeks developing basic journalistic techniques and approaches to produce journalism in a variety of formats. This residential program is for high school students who have a passion for the news, storytelling, and communicating.
Political Communication Leadership Institute
Spend one week exploring topics and approaches suitable for public service, social advocacy, civic engagement, crisis management, public policy, politics, and communicating with media in this one-week residential program.
Information available at 617-824-8280 or Here
Introduces students to college life and FSU College of Medicine. Inspires students to work with medically underserved patients. Offers opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of medicine.
Opportunities and Activities include Physician Shadowing, Medical Faculty Workshops, Test Preparation (ACT and SAT), Admission and Financial Aid Seminars, Research Project on a Health Topic, Medical Ethics Discussion
The FSU College of Medicine Summer Institute is open to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria: 3.3 grade point average (minimum), Performance in college-preparatory math and science courses, Essay (500 word minimum), and Letters of recommendation from teacher and guidance counselor.
Summer Session at Fordham University
Course Options include Sports Communications, Anthropology, Philosophy of Human Nature, Music History, Art History, Computer Science, Composition, Modern American War in Film and Literature, Latin American History, Finite Mathematics, Applied Calculus I, Alchemy to Astrophysics, Politics, Cultural Anthropology, Acting etc…
Information available at 718-817-4688 or Here
Service Learning in Public Policy (SLIPP)
Choose from programs in Public Health Policy, Environmental Policy, Legal Policy, and College Application Success Strategies.
Join us for an exceptional leadership program designed to educate, inspire and prepare academically-motivated high school students. The program curriculum is based on Project Citizen, a national civics education program developed by the Center of Civic Education and funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of Education. This award-winning curriculum educates and empowers students so that they can monitor and engage students through active participation in their government. Six-day program.
Information at 610-933-8825 or Here
Summer Scholars Program
Study Graphic Design, FUTube: Video for the Web, Theater, Writing about Film, Mock Trial, Psychology, Spanish, French, Googling Earth, Ecological Identity, etc…
Information 864-294-2054 or Here
10-Day mini-courses for students in grades 9-11 and 1, 3, and 6 week programs for seniors.
Study Contemporary Documentary Photography, Creative Nonfiction, Photojournalism: Media in Focus, Writing the City, Crime and Justice, Election Politics, and Biomedical Engineering. U.S. Foreign Policy, Going Green: Service and Policy, Theater: Onstage & Off, Robotics, Writing Seminar, take Undergraduate Courses for credit, enjoy Academic Exploration, experience College Life.
Information available 202-242-6802 or Here
Summer Program for High School Students
Whether you’re seeking college credit, exploring a new interest or want to experience campus life firsthand, you are certain to find a program at Georgetown.
Choose from programs in Arabic Language and Culture, Broadcast Journalism, Chinese Language and Culture, Congressional Affairs, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, International Relations, Law, Leadership and Ethics, Medicine, National Security and Counter-intelligence, Sports Industry Management, Fundamentals of Business: Leadership in a Global Economy, Fundamentals of English: Expository Writing, Fundamentals of Law, Fundamentals of Politics: Campaigns and Polling, Fundamentals of Science: Introduction to Bio-Medicine. Wide variety of courses available.
Information available: 202 687-8600 or Here
A challenging, dynamic academic experience for students who have a passion for making a difference. With programs at three of the most prestigious universities in the world, Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton, the Junior Statesmen Summer School provides an advanced college curriculum, dynamic skills based leadership activities, and interactive sessions with prominent politicians, journalists, academicians and other opinion leaders.
A Rigorous Curriculum is at the heart of the Summer School. Designed with today’s student leaders in mind, the program includes an in-depth introduction to U.S. government, U.S. history, politics and public speaking. Classes meet six days a week, and the collegiate environment stresses substantial reading, research and writing.
Constitutional Law, International Relations, Speech & Political Communication, Media & Politics, Freshman Scholars, Modern Chinese History and Government Since 1920, Basic Chinese Language and Culture
Be a part of the new spirit of political engagement that is sweeping the country. Explore today’s pressing policy challenges with the decision makers who are shaping the future. Junior Statesmen Institutes create an interactive learning environment with elected officials, policy makers, business leaders, journalists, lobbyists and others. You’ll gain an understanding of how government works and learn how you can get involved all while sharing opinions and solutions with other high school students during experiential activities. Join other politically aware and active students at these 3- or 4-day political Institute programs
For over 75 years, JSA has prepared young people to thrive in our increasingly interconnected world. Our international programs prepare young leaders for college and provide them with the “21st Century skills” they need to be successful in our global economy.
Our flagship educational offering is the JSA Diplomat program in Beijing, China. In this month-long Summer program, students learn through hands-on exploration of the history and diversity of modern China. Hosted on the campus of one of China’s premier Universities, the JSA Diplomat program aims to provide America’s future leaders with the skills to represent their country effectively on global issues. During the month-long session, students can earn college credit in courses in Chinese history and language. They also develop leadership skills through interactions with Chinese and American officials on political, economic and social issues.
Now in its 28th year, the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute (CWI) brings together the world’s foremost Civil War scholars for a weeklong examination of one of the war’s major themes. It is a week filled with lectures, panel discussions, battlefield tours, and friendship.
Summer School Secondary School Program
Choose from 200 college courses including such courses as Neurobiology, The Essay, Acting Workshop: Shakespeare, Building Dynamic Websites, Multivariable Calculus, Wit and Humor, Mobile Robot and Embedded Programming, Visual and Environmental Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, South Asian Studies, Sociology, Slavic Languages, Ukrainian, Sanskrit, Russian, Religion, Portuguese, Museum Studies, Music, Management, Literature, Latin, Journalism, Japanese, Information Systems, History of Science, History of Art and Architecture, Hindi, Greek, German Languages, French, Engineering Sciences, Education, Dramatic Arts, East Asian Civilizations, Classics, Celtic Languages, Biotechnology, Arabic, Astronomy, Archeology, Anthropology, African Studies and more
Information available at 617-495-3192 or Here
Offers high school students opportunities in science research under the guidance of professionals in science and mathematics. The program runs from July through August culminating in a science “poster session” in early Fall where students display the work they performed during the summer. Students will be selected for this program on the basis of their high school science experience, a personal interview and, above all, the high school teacher’s recommendation.
High school students who have completed their junior year may register for certain introductory courses for which all prerequisites have been met. It is strongly recommended that high school students discuss their plans in advance with their guidance counselors. High school students apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Summer Session II: July – August
Summer Session III: August
Take courses such as Stars and Galaxies, Human Biology, Western Lit, American Literary Identity, American Fiction, 1900-1950, Digital Photography, French, Western Civilization II, Civilization 1, World War I, Italian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Gay Short Stories, Spanish, Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies, and Shakespeare’s Comedy.
Not only will you be able to make your own documentary movie, but you will get paid to do so. Each student that completes a film will receive a generous stipend. Now that is a great summer job!
This program isn’t for filmmakers only. We will teach you everything you need to know. We want the brightest, most interesting students possible. We want students who want to explore the cultural, political and social aspects of being a teenager in a culturally diverse world. So whether your interests lie in history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, or filmmaking, we are interested in hearing from you.
This summer, Hofstra University’s School of Communication offers a FREE two-week journalism program for high school students to learn journalism skills.
Ten motivated and promising students from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds will be chosen to report on stories about some of the important issues facing their hometowns, families and Long Island. Besides basic research and reporting, students will learn how to shoot and edit web video, design a web site, use social media for journalist purposes, and other multimedia skills.
The program, taught by Hofstra’s award-winning faculty, will include guest lectures from professional journalists and visits to such places as Newsday, News 12, and the Nassau County courthouse.
Hofstra University’s two-week Summer Writers Program, a cooperative endeavor of the Creative Writing Program, the English Department, and Hofstra University Continuing Education (Hofstra CE), offers eight classes, which may be taken on a noncredit or credit basis, for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Led by master writers, the Summer Writing Program operates on the principle that true writing talent can be developed, nurtured and encouraged by writer-in-residence mentors. Through instruction, discussion, criticism and free exchange among the program members, writers begin to find their voice and their style. The program provides group and individual sessions for each writer. The Summer Writing Program includes a banquet, guest speakers, and exposure to authors such as Oscar Hijuelos, Robert Olen Butler (both Pulitzer Prize winners), Maurice Sendak, Cynthia Ozick, Nora Sayre, and Denise Levertov. Often agents, editors, and publishers make presentations during the conference, and authors and students read from published work and works in progress.
Four-week program featuring courses in Political Science, Forensic Science, and Drama (Fundamentals of Acting).
Information available at 1-800-HOFSTRA
Summer Honors Program for High School Students
The Cook Honors College hosts IUP’s Summer Honors Program (SHP) where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life on campus. It’s a unique opportunity to explore college classes. You’ll make new friends, learn more about higher education and feel a connection with other scholars. Study Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry, English Education, Harry Potter Ethics, Humor Writing, Shakespeare, Forensics, Journalism & Public Relations, Law: Amend the Constitution, Graph Mathematics, Patterns, Puzzles and Numbers, Political Science, Voice.
Information available at 1-800-487-9122 or Here
Summer College for High School Students
Five Week Program – Primarily Juniors
Three Week Program – Sophomores & Juniors
Students love their classes, stay up late, and enjoy trips, picnics, movies, concerts, talent shows, and other events both planned and spontaneous. Most importantly, our summer college alumni report they were better prepared for a successful transition to college.
Wide variety of courses including Intro. to Sport Management, Health Sciences, Acting, Intro. to Musical Theater Performance, Intro to Journalism; and Mini-Courses in Sports Media, Stand-up comedy, Writing the Short Story, Leadership, and Jazz Guitar.
Information available at 607-274-3143 or Here
Summer Science at Jefferson aims to foster an appreciation of the role of science in everyday life, to promote an informed understanding of scientific issues that make daily headlines, and to familiarize young people of all backgrounds with the vital and expanding field of biomedical research. Areas of study include cell biology, molecular biology, cellular pathology, and the biology of disease. Students learn laboratory techniques such as cell culture, DNA sequencing, and PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a technique used to amplify DNA). They discover how these techniques are applied to such diverse purposes as criminal investigations, paternity testing, disease diagnosis and the development of new pharmaceutical products.
Housing NOT available.
Pre-College Summer Programs
5-week program offering up to 7 credits. Immersion style classes offered in more than 80 college-level courses such as Indigenous Issues Today, Commodities and Comforts: The Anthropology of Mass and Popular Culture, Discourses in the African Diaspora, Discrete Mathematics, Arabic, Photoshop and the Digital Darkroom, Art of Architecture, Painting Workshop, Introduction to Biological Molecules, Love, War and Glory: The Gods and Heroes of Greek Mythology, The Grandeur That Was Rome, Programming, Foundations of Computer Integrated Surgery, Introduction to Asian Philosophy, Radical Politics and the English Novel, American Comedy Classics, Italian, German, French, Cinema in Spain and Latin America, Discover Hopkins Health Studies: Mind, Brain and Beauty, Introduction to Philosophy of Physics, Religion and/or Science? etc…
Discover Hopkins Programs
Offering 1 credit. Expose yourself to topics from different perspectives.
Programs offered for residential students in the following topic areas: Archeology, Cognitive Science, Environmental Studies, Health Studies and Politics.
Information available at 1-800 548-0548 or Here
Career Explorations program
Discover what it’s like to work in areas of business, culinary arts, hospitality, or technology. Campuses in Providence, RI, North Miami, FL, Denver, CO, Charlotte, NC. Program offerings vary by campus – Business (e.g. Creative Advertising, Criminal Justice, Equine Studies), Hospitality (e.g. Sports/Entertainment/Event Management), Culinary (Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts).
Information for Providence 1-800-342-5598 or Here
Summer Program for High School Students Who Learn Differently
3-Week Summer Programs for Rising Juniors and Seniors in High School Landmark College’s summer programs in Vermont and Oregon offer high school students who learn differently the opportunity to discover and practice academic skills and strategies that improve their ability to learn. Students experience the excitement of college life, take courses with experienced faculty, and enjoy an unforgettable life-changing summer in one of our two beautiful rustic settings.
Students are not required to have a diagnosed learning disability to participate in Landmark’s summer programs.
Our summer faculty will help students begin to understand individual learning differences, develop a writing process that uses proven techniques to write faster, more clearly and with fewer struggles, integrate strategies and practices into content courses, and begin to focus on the development of better daily habits. Work on Writing Skills, Study Skills, Communications Skills, Math Skills.
Information available 802-387-6718 or Here
Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute Programs
Enroll in YSI and spend a week experiencing life at a college known for its atmosphere of academic excellence and personal attention—a college chosen by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ranked school in the North in the ‘Great Schools, Great Prices’ Category and by The Princeton Review as one of the “Best Northeastern Colleges.”
Choose from a wide variety of programs such as Contemporary Printmaking, Music Entrepreneurship, Lies My History Teacher Told Me, Food or Frankenfood, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Developing Leadership, etc…
Information available 1-877-877-0423 or Here
Annual Summer Music Camp
Come to Lebanon Valley College in south central Pennsylvania for a fun and rewarding music camp experience! It’s all about making good music and lasting friendships. That’s why so many of our first-time campers return year after year.
Program offerings include concert ban/wind ensemble, string orchestra, piano, guitar/bass, music theater vocal performance workshop, etc…
Information available 717-867-6293 or Here
Courses for high school students including Architecture, African Studies, Art, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Design, Japanese, Earth Science, Design, Teaching, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Health, Medicine, & Society, Religion, Theatre and more
Information available at 610-758-3966 or Here
Pre-collegiate Summer Scholars
Designed exclusively for high school students, these classes are intensive learning experiences that meet Monday through Friday, combining both in-class instruction and hands-on activities or group fieldwork. Students earn three hours of college credit.
Seminars include Convergence Journalism, Environmental Biology, Urban Field Studies, Law and social Justice, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, and Museum Studies.
Five-Week Rome Program
Students in the five-week John Felice Rome Center program will challenge themselves as they take classes alongside current college students in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy.
Courses include World of Classical Rome, Digital Photography, Art History, Italian, Art of Listening, and Islam and the West.
Students in the six-week academy program will challenge themselves as they take classes alongside current college students. Students may choose from any two 100- or 200-level undergraduate courses offered in Loyola’s upcoming Summer Sessions including Accounting, Heroes and Classical Epics, Romans Novels in the Ancient World, Public Speaking, Ethics and communications, Public Relations, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Women in Literature, Computer Graphics, Evolution and genetics, Starts and Galaxies, Introduction to Christian Theology, Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to Islam etc.
Alternatively, students may enroll in a topic-based course cluster, which consists of two interrelated courses that explore a similar topic taught from two distinct academic disciplines.
Information 312-915-6565 or Here
Summer Pre-College Programs
Study Business, College Writing, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Fashion, Game Design, Sports Communication and more while earning 3 college credits in high school.
Information available 845-575-3226 or Here
Language Schools for High School Students
Middlebury College launched its language immersion program in 1915 and has since led the world in full-immersion language and cultural education. In 1955, the Monterey Institute of International Studies began its first Foreign Studies programs and grew to become a renowned university of graduate education in language teaching, translation, and interpretation, and business and global policy. In 2005, these institutions announced their affiliation.
Study Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, and Italian at various top colleges around the country such as Green Mountain College, Roger Williams College, Swarthmore College, Wofford College, Oberlin College, Lewis University, and Pomona College.
Information 802-443-2900 or Here
Department of Music N Performing Arts Professions Summer Programs
Every summer, high school to graduate school students and faculty participate in our varied and exciting music and performing arts courses and workshops. Through these programs you’ll benefit from master classes, private lessons, and performance opportunities. You’ll learn from top artists and industry professionals.
Programs include Music Technology, Music Theatre, Music Business, Looking for Shakespeare, Jazz Study, Spanish vocal etc..
Information available 212-998-5424 or Here
During the summer the Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training either in New York City, Dublin, Paris, or Singapore.
Programs of study include Drama, Dramatic Writing, Film, Photography, and Recorded Music in New York, Drama and Film in Dublin, Drama in Paris, and Animation, Filmmaking, and Musical Theatre in Singapore.
Information available at 212-998-1500 or Here
Are you a high school junior or senior in good academic standing interested in a college experience this summer? If so, explore our summer session course offerings to take part in an intellectually enriching experience for four-, six-, and eight-weeks. Many courses to choose from like Botany, Digital Photography, Accounting, cultural Anthropology, Art, Communications, Major Figure in Literature, Physical and Historical Geology, Astronomy, Energy for Today and tomorrow, Disasters and Nature’s Violence, PC Database Software, Programming, Leadership, Managing, Finite Mathematics, Marketing, Sociology, Diversity, Theater Arts, Politics, Transportation etc…
College Prep Summer Program
3-week & 9-week programs offering a wide variety of courses including Anthropology, Art Theory & Practice, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Languages, Math, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Statistics, etc…
Information available at 847-467-6703 or Here
National High School Institute
Approximately 700 of the nation’s best cityscapestudents will enroll in the Institute’s 5 Divisions: Debate, Speech, Journalism, Film & Video Production, and Theatre Arts. In each of the 5 divisions, students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. NHSI students leave the Institute better able to make decisions about their future and many go on to study at the finest colleges and universities.
Information available at 1-800-662-NHSI or Here
Future Leader Camp
Norwich is America’s first private military college.
Attend a two-week summer camp dedicated to developing leadership potential for high school students. Participate in Adventure Training, Drill Camp, Survival Training, Team Challenges, and Classroom Instruction.
Information available at 802-485-2531 or Here
Ohio Sports Business Academy
This week-long Academy focuses on establishing a basis for which the future leaders in sports can begin their journey into the ever-changing world of sports. The OHIO Sports Business Academy will provide a full academic course worth of material in one week of work and subsequent online sessions (online sessions only for students choosing the course credit option). The Academy delivers content through classroom settings, practical experiences, guest lecturers by visiting sports executives, and field trips.
Academy participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top professors and sport executives within the sports industry, participate in practical experiences through a collegiate summer baseball league team based out of Athens, Ohio (Southern Ohio Copperheads), embark on field trips to collegiate and professional sport facilities in Ohio, and participate in evening networking/social activities.
The OHIO Sports Business Academy is for students who are entering their junior or senior year in high school or entering their freshman year of college. The Academy recommends applicants have a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and demonstrate outstanding extracurricular involvement.
Information available at 267 254-1301 or Here
Summer Scholar Program
The Summer Scholars Institute, now in its thirteenth year, is a groundbreaking, intensive two-week program designed for exceptional rising juniors and seniors eager to experience the atmosphere of college with interactive courses to meet the individual interests of students. The Summer Scholars classroom experience is paired with active exploration of New York City, Broadway theatre, and events specifically designed for your chosen major for the week.
Explore Theatre, Musical Theatre, Forensic Science, Fine Arts – Painting and Design, Psychology, The Humanities, Politics and Society, The Natural Sciences, and Business Administration.
Individual majors will have a variety of activities for, which may include trips to City Hall, the United Nations, museums, production stages, just to name a few. As a group we will explore Manhattan and attend a Broadway show.
Information available at 212-346-1192 or Here
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design offers pre-college classes for high school students looking for additional studio experiences. These classes encourage the artistic focus, thinking and work habits expected of college-level art majors. They are an ideal way for students to develop a portfolio or add work to an existing one.
Study Figure Drawing, Digital Photography, Intro. to Painting, Basic Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Silkscreen, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Animation Exploration of Image & Words, Portfolio Prep Workshop.
Information available at 717-396-7833 or Here
Conservation Leadership School
Conservation Leadership School (CLS) is a one-week residential program for high school students (ages 14-18) to learn about the world around them through exploration and hands-on activities. It’s your ideal school, where the classroom includes over 700 acres of forest, fields, wetlands, and streams…where learning about the environment goes hand-in-hand with having fun, meeting new friends and learning leadership skills.
Information available at 814-865-8301 or Here
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Summer Camp
For high school students interested in architecture, landscape architecture, architectural engineering, or construction management.
You can try your hand at computer drafting and design and take part in hands-on building and model-making activities. You’ll also tour the unique architecture and landscape architecture of the Penn State campus and take a field trip to Fallingwater – the famous house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You’ll round out your camp activities with various films, campus tours, and social events
Information available at 1-800-PSU-TODAY or Here
College & Careers
This two-day career conference is designed to help students, who will be entering their senior year in the fall, gain the experience and knowledge necessary to start making career decisions about their future.
Workshops including, Bioinformatics, Game Design, Environmental Studies, Development, Packaging Science, Undecided, Special-Effects Photography and more.
Information available at 585-475-6631 or Here
High School Summer College
Interesting courses such as Computer Science: Programming Methodology, Nobel Literature, Experimental Video, US-China Relations, Philosophy East and West, The Nature of the Universe, Game Theory for Sociology etc…
Information available at 650-723-3109 or Here
Learn Spanish in the capital of Spain!
Explore Spain’s cultural legacy in depth. Live like a local with the locals. Experience Madrid’s cultural gems. Spain’s capital is full of artistic masterpieces, as you’ll find out on visits to the spectacular Prado and Reina Sofia museums. You will also tour the Royal Palace and enjoy a fiery flamenco show. Journey to picturesque sites around Spain. Witness the legendary El Escorial – monastery and final resting place for royalty. You’ll also take day trips to the medieval cities of Segovia and Toledo, home to enchanting castles and cathedrals. Finally, savor an authentic taste of Spanish cuisine.
In a simulated entrepreneurial experience as real business owners, LIFE participants work in teams, start and run their own business, and handle the success and challenges that any new business might throw at them.
The Leadership Institute For Entrepreneurship (LIFE) provides high school students entering grades 10 through 12 with a once-in-a-lifetime leadership experience.
Selection is competitive and based on recommendations, academic skills, leadership qualities and future career aspirations.
Sponsored by Sigmund Weis School of Business and Toyota.
This week-long, residential program focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. Students work with Director of Bands as well as other distinguished Susquehanna faculty members.
The university reviews audition recordings and invites 55 gifted woodwind, brass and percussion players to campus for the Wind Ensemble Institute. High school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2011 are invited to apply.
Selection is competitive.
Experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2011 are eligible to attend the 2011 Writers Workshop.
To be considered for acceptance, students must submit a workshop application, a teacher/counselor recommendation, and a non-returnable writing portfolio containing five-six poems or six-eight pages of fiction/creative nonfiction.
Get Ready for College! Get ready for the best summer of your life. Choose from such thought-provoking courses as Advertising and Public Relations and Graphic Design for the Internet. Get busy with all the exciting activities on campus. Get immersed in the historic culture of the region with road trips and off-campus adventures. Experience real life at a top-ranked liberal arts college and check out D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, and Hersheypark.
Summer College for High School Students
Offers high school students the opportunity to explore college majors and experience college life with credit and non-credit programs for 2, 4, & 6 weeks.
Study Acting & Musical Theatre, Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science, Forensic Science, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Public Communications, Studio Art, Interior Design, Writing, Eco-Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Web Design, Recording Studio Techniques etc…
Information available at 315-443-5000 or Here
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program
By spending time on the campus of one of the finest veterinary schools in the country students will get a realistic and comprehensive look at what attending veterinary school would be like. During the program students attend lectures by our faculty, participate in laboratories and engage in hand-on activities with animals.
Study various topics in Animal Medicine such as Shelter Medicine, Zoonoses, Ethics, Emergency Veterinary Medicine, Animals in Public Policy, Hematology Lab, Suture Clinic, etc… Financial aid available. Applications recommended before early February.
Information available at 508-839-7962 or Here
Pre-college Academic Enrichment Programs
Programs offered at U Mass-Amherst, UC-Berkeley, Oxford University, Cambridge University.
Study Abroad and Language Immersion Programs
Study language in Spain, France, and Italy.
Information available at 800-752-2250, 212-796-8340.
Summer Programs for High School Students
One of the greatest universities. . . .
One of the greatest cities. . .
One of the greatest summers of your life.
During the summer, the University of Chicago offers numerous opportunities to accomplished high school students. Tomorrow’s undergraduates can immerse themselves in the University of Chicago’s unique atmosphere as early as this summer. Choose from among the following undergraduate-level programs.
Experience a discipline in-depth and hands-on in these intensive three-week courses, as you join experts in their fields in doing what they do. Study American Law and Litigation, Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History, Creative Writing: Fiction, Collegiate Writing: Art and Meaning, Developmental Psychology: Theories and Techniques, Green: Behavioral Economics and Sustainability, and Field Studies in Urban Society
Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)
Furthering the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, discovering how to preserve blood, laying the mathematical foundations for the theory of genetic evolution—the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division is a leader in these and many other areas of research. This summer, learn the techniques used in this sort of cutting-edge biological research in lab facilities of a quality not found in any high school.
This four-week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cellular biological techniques currently used in research laboratories.
Stones and Bones: A Practicum in Paleontology
Go into the field and behind the scenes at the Field Museum to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved, as you work alongside museum scientists in the lab and in the field.
In Chicago, Grande and other Field Museum scientists will take you into the labs and galleries where they work and study as they introduce you to important concepts in geology, paleontological method, stratigraphy, and earth history.
Summer Quarter Intensive Language Courses
All of our summer language courses are intensive, meaning they condense the material typically taught during the ten-week quarter into a concentrated three-week format. So a student taking a three-course sequence over nine weeks will cover all of the material that is usually taught at the University of Chicago over an academic year.
Language courses in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek (Classical/Attic), Hebrew (Modern), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian (intermediate), Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability Summer Program
YELS teaches students about Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sustainability through academic courses, community service, activities, events, and field trips, and campus life.
Students earn 75 volunteer hours by participating.
Summer Journalism Institute
Come join us for tons of fun and brilliant instruction at UF’s College of Journalism and Communications. Classes are open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders who have recommendations from their publication advisers or principals. Selections are based on first-come, first-serve/qualifications basis.
Science Quest immerses rising 10th grade students in various science disciplines to stimulate interest and appreciation for the range of college and career opportunities available in science. Students will live in a campus dorm for one week, attend a variety of lectures and demonstrations, visit research laboratories and other facilities, and perform multiple science experiments.
Science Quest participants will look through “Windows into Science” by exploring physical sciences such as Engineering, Geology, and Physics; delving into the molecular sciences, with emphasis on biomedical, forensic and environmental applications; investigating biological sciences such as Entomology, Microbiology, and Zoology; and much more.
Student Science Training Program (SSTP)
The University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF-SSTP) in Gainesville, Florida, is a seven-week residential research program for up to 100 selected rising seniors and qualified rising juniors who are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his/her research team.
Students live in residence halls on campus. They attend lectures on current topics, attend seminars/workshops in research and technical writing, ethics, study strategies, and career exploration, and gain skills in effective oral presentations. Weekend events include social and service activities, as well as field trips to theme parks, the Ichetucknee River, and other Florida places of interest.
The UF-SSTP offers the motivated student a unique and intensive learning environment designed to provide challenging and inspiring experiences and to stimulate interest in science-related careers.
Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program invites high school students from throughout the U.S. and the world to an amazing pre-college experience at the University of Maryland. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with exceptional ability and promise pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and earn three university credits. This summer, be part of an international, multicultural community and experience university life at Maryland.
Study Architecture, Contemporary Moral Issues, Astronomy, The Interplay of Math and Games, Learning & Technology, Engineering Design, Kinesiology, Public & Community Health, Journalism, Contemporary Social Problems, Modern Biology, Food-Science & Technology and more…
Summer Scholar Program
About to complete your sophomore or junior year in high school?
Explore your career possibilities through the Summer Scholar Programs at the University of Miami. Each program offers a three-week, educational experience that lets you live like a college student on campus while earning valuable college credit.
Programs offered in Broadcast Journalism, Business, Engineering, Filmmaking, Forensic Investigation, Heath and Medicine, International Relations, Marine Science, Sports Administration, Sports Medicine
Math and Science Scholars
A program designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.
Study Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Math, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Environmental, Physics, & Statistics.
Students will spend time in research and computer laboratories, as wellas doing field work with their professors. They will catch a glimpse of the amazing career possibilities in math and science that are open to anyone with a thirst to learn.
Notre Dame Vision is committed to helping young people recognize God’s call in their lives and respond to that call with courage and faith.
Notre Dame Vision is a series of 5-day conferences that includes dynamic large group experiences, reflective small group time, profound liturgies, and excellent music. Speakers from all across the country will break open important themes throughout the week and help participants to relate them to their own lives. Sixty Notre Dame undergraduates will serve as mentors, whether as musicians or small group facilitators.
Information available at 574-631-7425 or Here
Boot UP! Camps are two 1-week dayprograms for High School students who excel in math and have an interest in computers. Students will spend time working on a variety of technologies, creating their own games and animations, working with multi-media textiles, and Programming in Java. The program is FREE for admitted applicants.
Applications will be available in February and due in March.
The program is open to both girls and boys with priority for students traditionally underrepresented in computer science. Courses include Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Robotics.
The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies such as biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology, robotics, or technology and development.
Admission is highly selective.
A for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Sponsored by The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M&TSI features classes taught by leading faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, intensive team projects, as well as other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation.
Engineering Summer School offers courses from the regular course catalog during Summer Sessions I and II. Though Summer Sessions courses are intended for current undergraduates, high school students who demonstrate advanced knowledge and strong academic preparation may apply to attend regular summer sessions.
Offerings range from Introduction to Computer Programming to advanced courses such as High-tech Venture Development and Introduction to Networks and Protocols. In response to growing interest in energy-related studies, Penn Engineering is pleased to offer more courses in this area.
These intensive, non-residentialsummer programs engage students in a wide range of activities and projects designed to immerse students in the host language and increase cultural knowledge.
The STARTALK Hindi Program at Penn was a three-week program for high school students. The program provides real-life experience with Hindi and Hindi language speaking communities face-to-face on campus and internationally through Skype videoconferencing.
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and is one of the most critical languages for understanding the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. It is an Indo-European language with influences from Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, and Turkish. This program will provide students with the unique opportunity to study this language before entering college. Experts in the fields of Art History, Health Sciences, History, Politics, and Literature will expose students to Pakistan’s rich history and culture, and the country’s unique place in the world today. They will also receive University of Pennsylvania credit for the course.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Chinese Language Program couples Penn’s extensive experience with intellectual development programs for high school students and its excellence in Chinese language and culture taught by nationally known Penn professors.
Rolling admissions, priority given to students who apply by June 1st.
Leadership in the Business World (LBW) gives high school students a college-level experience by enabling them to attend workshops taught by Wharton faculty and business experts, to make site visits to local companies, and to participate in team-building activities.
4-week Credit Courses & 2-week Non-Credit Certificates
4-Week and 2-Week courses offer high school students a preview of “freshman year” through a variety of college subjects, credit being earned in the 4-week program.
Seminars offered include Acting Workshop, Basic Animation Techniques, Electric Guitar: Jazz, Rock, and Beyond; Introduction to Photography as an Art Form, Critics Choice: Film Study, Introduction to Video Game Design, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Writing Techniques for the College Bound Student, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Journalism, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Science, Visual & Performing Arts, Writing.
1-week Non-Credit Exploration
The 1-Week Exploration on Catalina Island provides high school women and middle school girls the opportunity to learn marine science in the field at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.
Information available at 213-743-5679 or Here
Vanderbilt Summer Academy
At Vanderbilt Summer Academy, highly gifted students can soar—learning at a rapid pace in a true community of peers.
Courses such include Film Studies, Astronomy, Forensic Anthropology, Hands-On Robotics, Nanotechnology & Engineering, Math & Music, College Preparation, Film Studies: Shakespeare on Screen, Existentialism Today, Hands-On robotics, Anthropology, Med School 101, etc…
Information available at 615-322-8261 or Here
“Opening minds to the wonders of science through integration with the arts.”
Villanova University is proud to offer a unique multidisciplinary 3-week summer program for creative 13-17 year olds who love science and are interested in teaching and performing for younger kids from Philadelphia. Villanova faculty, staff, and students work alongside young scholars in university laboratories and special workshops, helping them create, plan, and perform in an all-American School of Magic. Each summer hundreds of younger children ride the magic train from Philadelphia to spend the day at the magic school and to be inspired by the wizards that created it.
The ultimate objective is to nurture the cognitive capacities which are essential to the successful pursuit of careers in science: critical judgment, intellectual curiosity, creativity, determination, and discipline.
Computer Mapping Technology Summer Camp
Also known as Geographic information System – learn how to map your community and environment. Study Geospatial Technology. The U.S. Department of Labor identified Geospatial technology as one of the top ten high growth career fields within the United States. There are many exciting and well-paying careers that await those who graduate with the technical expertise needed to operate these complex systems.
Information available at 410-810-5767 or Here
As a High School Summer Scholar, you will explore the realities of college life as part of a small, select group for five weeks in the summer. You will earn up to 7 units of college credit that will transfer to most accredited colleges and universities, giving you a head start toward your college career. And you’ll develop academic and social skills that will give you a tremendous advantage when you leave for college. As a Summer Scholar, you will be enrolled in real college courses, studying alongside Washington University undergraduates.
Need to break out of writer’s block? Want to experience modern Japan? Itching to try on a stethoscope and lab coat? Then our High School Summer Institutes are right for you. Spend three weeks exploring your interests while living on campus or commuting from home. There is limited space available in these institutes, so submit your application early. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Choose from one of our three institutes:
Creative Writing Institute
Japanese Popular Culture Institute