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Summer Programs

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PACT, Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking at Princeton University

While it is true that computers and programming are a major part of modern computer science, the Program in Algorithmic and Combinatorial Thinking (PACT) – funded partially through the National Science Foundation and Rutgers University and hosted by Princeton University through the Center for Computational Intractability – goes beyond that. The program teaches students about the mathematics and algorithms fundamental to the computer science field. Many summer programs teach high school students programming and application development, but this six week intensive course is one of very few with a theoretical and proof-based emphasis.  The only requirements to participate are high school algebra, willingness to work hard and be challenged, and, above all, the desire to learn.

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Indiana University of PA’s Summer Honors Program

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. The living-learning environment in the residence hall will bring you together with students from across the country, giving you a sense of what your first year of college will be like. The peer counselors will be there with you to share their experience in single-gender wings of Whitmyre Hall.

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Boston University

Summer Programs for High School Students

We invite you to choose from five exciting and challenging summer high school programs. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life—while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 87 countries and experience a great introduction to college life and academics.

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Summer Challenge

Experience college life and challenge yourself academically with our two-week residential summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a Summer Challenge student, you choose two of eighteen seminars that will expand your academic horizons. You take part in lectures, discussions, individual and group work, and project-based assignments as well as field trips. Our small class sizes mean that you receive individual attention from our experienced college instructors. Summer Challenge students also participate in a college admissions workshop that provides them with insight into the college application process.  Learn more here.

High School Honors

In this challenging honors program, students study alongside Boston University undergraduates, earning up to 8 college credits in six weeks. The High School Honors Program offers more than 90 undergraduate courses—such as economics, chemistry, and philosophy. Guidance is provided to students in identifying subject areas and courses that are appropriately challenging and applicable to future college work.  Outside the classroom, High School Honors students interact with a dynamic community from across the country and around the world. Students participate in social activities both at Boston University and throughout Boston.  Learn more here.

Academic Immersion

If you’re looking for a high school summer study experience that combines classroom work with practical applications and experiential learning activities, then our AIM program is an ideal opportunity for you. Focusing in-depth on a single topic, the program incorporates field trips, guest speakers, group projects, and lab work. You will be immersed in your subject of interest and in college life—including a number of planned, social group activities on campus and around Boston—while gaining insight into potential majors and career paths that you might be considering.  The AIM program is residential only and open to rising high school juniors and seniors.  Learn more here.

Summer Preview

Our one-week non-credit Summer Preview program offers a choice of three seminars to rising high school freshmen and sophomores like yourself. You will have the opportunity to explore an academic interest in-depth or investigate an entirely new subject.  We’ve designed our Summer Preview seminars to be small to allow students to immerse themselves in a specific topic through lectures, discussions, and individual and group work. Our students also benefit from a college workshop that will help them maximize their high school studies in order to be better prepared when the time comes to fill out college applications.  We also offer a variety of planned social group activities so you can get to know both Boston University and the city of Boston.  Learn more here.

Research Internship in Science & Engineering

Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, high school summer Research Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) students work on a research project designed by their professor for forty hours each week of the program. You will perform research in your chosen discipline while acquiring invaluable technical and analytical skills as well as insight into the scientific process.  We offer hands-on research opportunities in the following areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, neuroscience, physics, and psychology.  Learn more here.

PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists)

PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 80 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery. The problem sets encourage students to design their own numerical experiments and to employ their own powers of analysis to discover mathematical patterns, formulate and test conjectures, and justify their ideas by devising their own mathematical proofs.

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Pratt Institute’s Pre-College Summer Program

Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.  The summer PreCollege program consists of four classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students pick one of the credit-bearing electives offered; and are automatically enrolled in a Foundation class (also credit-bearing), an Art History/Appreciation class, and a Portfolio Development class, (both are non-credit, pass /fail courses) to complement their chosen elective.

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The Catholic University of America High School Drama Institute

The CUA High School Drama Institute is a two-week residential drama program for students who wish to pursue a serious summer drama training experience. If you want to strengthen your acting skills, work hard with like-minded students, and live on a university campus, this summer experience is for you.

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Manor College’s Summer Programs

Manor College is hosting three different programs this summer; Introduction to Veterinary Medicine, Culinary Camp 101, and Basketball Camp.

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United States Naval Academy

Summer Seminar

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation’s leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation’s service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar.

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Summer STEM Program (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work – even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

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Gettysburg College is hosting the following summer programs.

Camp Psych

The goal of Camp Psych is to provide a window into how psychological science works. What are some of the major questions investigated by psychologists? Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves. Perfect for students interested in psychology, this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

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Government Leadership Camp

The Eisenhower Institute’s Government Leadership Camp is a summer program for highly motivated high school leaders who have a desire for understanding American government, a passion to refine their leadership skills, and a drive to make a difference.

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Writing Camp

Writing Camp provides an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.  Modeled on Gettysburg College’s highly successful gateway course, Introduction to Creative Writing, and taught by the college’s own senior faculty in creative writing, Writing Camp offers a constantly engaging, hands-on experience in how to write and how to talk about writing.

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Civil War Institute Summer Conference High School Student Scholarship Program

Every summer for the last thirty years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted a summer conference where public audiences and leading historians come together for small group discussions, battlefield tours, panel debates, and presentations. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus.  The Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College is a four day program held annually in June.  Scholarships to attend the summer conference are available for high school students, who may apply to participate in our High School Student Scholarship Program.  The high school student scholarship program serves high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a demonstrated interest in the history of the Civil War Era.

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The University of Illinois is offering and hosting several summer opportunities for high school students.


Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.  They present an advanced curriculum, use world-class instructional facilities, and provide an “away from home” experience at one of the best engineering schools in the world.  Enrollment in the program is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience. GAMES has a selective admissions process based on academic performance, a written essay and a teacher recommendation.

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Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp

The Illinois Aerospace Institute summer camp is a one-week residential program for students entering grades 9-12 who are interested in learning about the fields of aerospace engineering and aviation.  Though most of the students who attend are from the Midwest, students come to us from all over the U.S. and internationally. Many have some sort of experience with the aerospace field, through model rockets, remote control airplanes, or having a family member who is a pilot, but no experience is necessary; just an interest in learning about the field of aerospace engineering.  The Institute is held on the campus of the University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign. Students stay at in a University or University-certified residence hall with live-in camp counselors.  Students will learn about a variety of topics regarding aerospace engineering through classroom sessions, laboratories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

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Exploring Your Options

Exploring Your Options (EYO) is a week-long residential program that introduces high school rising juniors and seniors (graduating in 2016 or 2017) to the field of engineering.  EYO is held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Participants will interact with engineering students and faculty members, plan and build a project, and engage in hands-on activities prepared by departments within the College of Engineering. EYO is also offering a Mechanical Science and Engineering Track.

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Discover Engineering

Discover Engineering (DE) is a week-long residential camp for rising freshmen and sophomores (graduating in 2018 or 2019) who are interested in math and science. Students will work on several projects that will incorporate different aspects of engineering. DE is also offering a Bioengineering Track.

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 Yale University is offering several summer programs through its Yale Young Global Scholars Program.  They include the following:

Politics, Law, and Economics

The Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is aimed at students with an interest in understanding American legal principles, economic ideas, and values and practices of government in historical and comparative perspectives. Using and critiquing the vast resources of the American intellectual and political tradition, students move on to consider potential solutions for important contemporary social problems.

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International Affairs and Security

The International Affairs and Security (IAS) session (formerly known as Studies in Grand Strategy) of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is designed for students with interests in international relations and security. The session emphasizes leadership development, and draws on historical examples and contemporary issues to help students think strategically and negotiate potential responses to complex international dilemmas.

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Science, Policy, and Innovation

The Science, Policy, and Innovation (SPI) session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program is targeted at students with interests in emerging global challenges in fields such as global health, environment, and energy, all areas that require technical expertise, policy fluency, and innovative leadership to effectively confront.

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John DiGregorio Summer Science Program

The G. John DiGregorio Summer Science Program is a full time, 8-week forensic science research program held annually during the summer. Our high school students are given orientation in laboratory safety and practice, laboratory skills, and analytical chemistry. Students are assigned hands-on research projects conducted at The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI). Students are guided through their research by Forensic Science Graduate students from Arcadia University as well as practicing forensic scientists and FMI staff. The pairing of students with mentors helps the high school students develop new thinking and scientific skills, and to express their ideas as well as learn from the opinions of their peers.

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Service Learning in Public Policy Program

Presented by the Freedoms Foundation, Service Learning in Public Policy is an advanced leadership development program for high school achievers who want to be catalysts for positive change in their world. The week-long program, which will be held August 2-7 at the Freedoms Foundation’s Valley Forge, PA campus, will include meaningful service learning opportunities for everyone, public policy courses and discussions, leadership development and communications workshops, and presentations and discussions with college admissions officers to help students prepare for the college application process.  Perfect for those interested in a career in healthcare, nursing, medicine, law, government, politics, energy, conservation or the environment.  For students with leadership potential, a strong desire for community service, 3.5 minimum GPA and recommendations required.  Scholarships available and applications online.

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George Washington University Pre-College Programs

Areas of study include the Arts, Business and Economics, Engineering, English, Writing and Communications, Math and Science, Medicine and Health Sciences, Government, History and more!!

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Drexel University Pre-College Programs

Each summer, Drexel offers highly motivated and talented high school students the opportunity to explore what college life is all about.  A variety of programs are available such as Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Science, Business, Culinary Arts, Sports Management, Medicine, Neuroscience, Interior Design, Digital Fabrication, and much more.

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Some of these specific programs are:

Materials Camp

Materials science and engineering lies at the very heart of all engineering… everything has to be made of something, right?  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, in conjunction with the ASM International Philadelphia “Liberty Bell” Chapter, hosts Materials Camp®, a week-long, hands-on academic day camp designed to introduce high school students to the exciting and important field of materials science and engineering. Materials Camp® provides the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the field of materials science and engineering.  Materials Camp is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year that are highly motivated, inquisitive learners with math and science aptitude.

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DUCA, Drexel University Computing Academy

DUCA is a five-week, residential, summer computing program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA that promotes interest in information technology, computer science, business and digital arts & media. DUCA students do not focus on one specific area of computing. Rather, the program has a more holistic approach to education, exposing students to a variety of fields in computing through interactive, group projects.  The program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors. Students within the United States and international students can apply.

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Mini-Med Summer Camp

If you’re ready to get serious about your aspirations to become a doctor or simply wondering what it might be like, Drexel University College of Medicine Mini-Med Summer Camp can provide this opportunity.  Medical School is a big commitment but this one-of-a-kind experience can open the door to enlighten you about a future career in medicine. Be an active participant!  You’ll get to observe surgical procedures from inside the operating room, shadow physicians during clinical office hours, and participate in medical simulations, just to name a few activities.

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Camp Business

Camp Business, sponsored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, is an enriching summer program designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive introduction to both collegiate and corporate business education — and it shows them that business can be both fun and exciting!

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Mock Trial Experience

An intensive five-day program introducing high-ability students to mock trial and trial advocacy. Students will begin by learning the basics of trial procedure, courtroom decorum, the rules of evidence, and how to make proper objections. They will be coached throughout the week by local attorneys and members/coaches of the nationally competitive Drexel University Undergraduate Mock Trial team. Students will then divide into teams and work on writing direct and cross examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments. Students will practice their roles throughout the week, and the Mock Trial Experience will conclude with two trials on the final day. Parents and loved ones are invited to attend the final trial and award ceremony on Friday afternoon. This program will help students develop skills applicable beyond the field of law such as public speaking, creating an effective themed presentation, construction of logical arguments, asking the right questions, and teamwork.

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Barnard Summer Programs in New York City

Programs for rising high school junior and senior girls.  Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!  Subjects include writing, literature, art, theatre, film studies, psychology, architecture, religion, political science, coding/web design, leadership, gender studies and more!!

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Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

Our summer Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about – from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.  Several programs to choose from including AP/Early Admission, Architecture, Art and Design, Drama, and the National High School Game Academy

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Summer Discovery

The World’s most popular high school pre-college and study abroad programs from over ten universities, from California to Italy.  Pre-College Enrichment and intensive Business Institutes, as well as College Admissions and Cultural events/

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The University of Penn offers over a dozen different summer programs for high school students ranging from academic based to the arts.  There is something for everyone.  Check out the website for more information.

Engineering Summer Academy @ Penn

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

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Summer VETS Program

The Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania will again offer a summer program for both college and high school students (11th and 12th graders). The Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program is an exciting experience held during the summer of 2015.  This is a day program of one week sessions. Two sessions have been designed specifically for college students and two sessions have been designed for high school students. The program has been created for those who are interested in the science of veterinary medicine.  Students will participate in two rotations with our fourth-year vet students and experience veterinary medicine throughout our small animal hospital.  Special labs in Pathology, Microbiology and Anatomy have been created specifically for the students participating in our program which will be taught by our renowned faculty or veterinary students.

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Smith College’s Pre-College Programs for Girls

Smith’s exciting precollege programs are for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women.  Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, the engaging curricula will give you a taste of Smith’s outstanding programs. Along with incorporating interactive components and challenging materials, your learning experience will earn you a recommendation from a Smith professor to use in your college applications.  In addition to stellar academics, Smith’s precollege programs are also about having fun. Make new friends, explore the campus and the lively town of Northampton, and enjoy such activities as a talent show, bowling and weekly movie nights.

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University of Delaware Edge Pre-College Program

The UD Edge pre-college program prepares rising high school juniors and seniors for a future as successful college scholars. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill-building, and student leadership, Edge offers young individuals the challenge, independence and excitement of a living and learning experience that can only be found at a top national university.

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The University of Notre Dame is offering several summer programs for high school students ranging from Seminary Immersion to Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars to Study Abroad opportunities.

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Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students and to encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research.

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Bucknell University’s Engineering Camp

The College of Engineering at Bucknell University invites you to Engineering Camp 2015. This program is an academically challenging, hands-on introduction to various engineering disciplines, topics in technology, and how basic scientific phenomena are applied in engineering design. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, and a variety of other interesting and fun academic activities.

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The College of New Jersey is offering two Pre-College opportunities for High School Students.

Bonner Summer Fellows

Summer Bonner Fellows will serve organizations in Trenton and its surrounding communities. Trenton is a small city that presents a typical array of urban challenges. Students coming to the program should be prepared to work in a well supervised group within an urban context. In the past, TCNJ’s Bonner Center has worked closely with such organizations as The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, environmental organizations, urban garden groups, tutoring programs, homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, and youth sports organizations.  Summer Bonner Fellows will also take part in evening film screenings, discussions and other intellectual/recreation activities. TCNJ admissions staff will lead a session on highlighting community engaged learning during the college admissions process.

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TCNJ Robotics Summer Camp

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for an intensive summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).  The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals.

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Duke University is offering two Pre-College opportunities for High School Students.

Summer College

Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students.  If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply. This program, a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.

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Summer Academy

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students.  Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply.  Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.

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The University of Pittsburgh

The Bridge College Prep and Leadership Academy

The Bridge is designed to provide the best collegiate preparation experience in the world.  The program is targeted for high school rising juniors and rising seniors with the intentions of applying to and attending college.  Student participants will be exposed to leadership development experience and college preparation workshops to provide the knowledge and skills to assist with the college application process and making the most of the collegiate experience.

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Health Careers Scholars Academy

The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending Pitt’s Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine. All students are assigned to a concentration course to pursue one area of study in depth.  The courses vary from year to year, but in the past have included health care for the chronically ill, family and child health, behavioral health, geriatrics, global health and public health.  Every effort is made to match students with their first choice, but if demand exceeds space, some may be assigned to their second or third choice.  The intent of the concentration course is to give students the opportunity to investigate one area of study in greater depth.  The students then apply that knowledge to other aspects of the program.  The course includes site visits to local facilities so the students may observe professionals at work.

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Camp Cardiac Philadelphia

Camp Cardiac is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The camp is open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2015 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session.  All of the following and more is included:  Campers receive a certification card from the American Heart Association.  Campers will learn a variety of skills, including how to tie surgical knots, take patient histories, and perform basic routine physical exams.  Lectures cover basic heart anatomy and physiology.  Campers learn about careers directly from professionals a given field (e.g., physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, dietician, perfusionist).  Campers receive hands-on experience as part of their basic heart anatomy.  A panel of medical campers will discuss their individual paths to medical school, and pass on the tips and lessons that they’ve learned from their experience.  Campers learn the benefits of maintaining a heart healthy diet, and how developing healthy eating habits now can serve them well throughout their lifetime.  Campers learn various techniques to become/stay physically fit.

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Temple University

Temple University’s College of Engineering is offering these following summer programs.


Temple University’s College of Engineering is offering an exciting, one- week summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The program features hands on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering; field trip to NASA; and the ability to interact with professional female engineers.

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Learn how to build programmable mobile robots and compete with other high school students in the Delaware Valley and get a great introduction in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Topics to be covered are: Electrical components: Resistance, capacitance and electromagnetic induction coil.  Electronic components and integrated circuits: Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and timer circuits.  Programmable microcontrollers, photoresistors, infrared sensors and transmitters.

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Logistics, Acquisitions & Supply System Operations (LASSO)

Our annual two week summer camp for 8th-12th grade students is based on Navy logistics and operations, and builds on skills in math, Microsoft Excel, teamwork and problem solving. Funded by NAVSUP-WSS in Philadelphia, and expanding to cities across the US, LASSO is a great introduction the making decisions at work using data. Eligible 11th and 12th grade students may be apply for part-time summer employment with the Navy and federal partners.

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Summer Owls Leadership Experience

Temple invites rising high school juniors and seniors to apply for the Summer Owls Leadership Experience.  This three-week innovative program will give you a memorable academic and residential college experience. You can earn academic credit from a nationally and internationally recognized university while sharpening your critical and analytical skills, meeting new people and having fun.  If you attend Temple University you could be eligible for a $4000 scholarship.

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Summer Science @ Jefferson

Students who have completed at least two years of high school, are in good academic standing and demonstrate a sincere interest in biomedical sciences can apply for a four-week summer program focused on exploring how science is used in everyday life.  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 polymerase chain reaction, and they discover how these techniques are applied to criminal investigations, paternity testing, disease diagnosis and the development of new pharmaceutical products.

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Miami (OH) Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program in which they do the following: participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest; learn alongside our leading faculty and professional experts; reside in a “living-learning” community with other Summer Scholars participants and get a real preview of college life — live in a residence hall, eat in our award-winning dining halls, and enjoy campus facilities such as our Recreational Sports Center and Goggin Ice Center, attend special workshops on topics such as the college admission process and financial assistance. Get an insider’s look at the college application process — learn about ACT/SAT test preparation, how to find the right college fit, how to write the best college essay, as well as get an introduction to financial aid and scholarships.  And, participate in special excursions to local attractions, such as Kings Island, and a Dayton Dragons game.

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Stanford University

Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes and Summer College

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject. The choice is yours!

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The Stanford Youth Orchestra

The Stanford Youth Orchestra will bring the finest young musicians from around the world to participate in a three-week intensive orchestral and academic program in Summer 2015 on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. Bringing together world-renowned faculty instructors, the Stanford Youth Orchestra will provide participants with exceptional orchestral training in the state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall, and within Stanford’s peerless intellectual and interdisciplinary environment.  The academic program for the three-week program will include courses in a range of subjects that focus on the intersection of music and science. For 2015 these courses will cover music and cognition, acoustic science, composition, and recording. Once admitted to the program, participants will have the opportunity to provide their course preferences, and will be assigned to one of these tracks for the duration of the program. All students will also attend the core course which provides historical and cultural context for better understanding the repertoire they are playing during the program.

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Each year the American Legion sponsors programs for those interested in civic involvement.  They are listed as follows:

Keystone Girls State Program

The American Legion Auxiliary Keystone Girls State program is an amazing, week long, simulated government immersive learning experience. America’s future leaders, now the high school girls become “citizens” and are assigned mock cities where they assume roles in the fictional “National” and “Federal” political parties, run for and hold offices that mirror their state’s elective offices. They learn from a dedicated group of volunteers, the fundamentals about the legislative process, the three branches of government, and parliamentary procedure. The high school girls that participate in this prestigious program learn life long lessons in leadership grounded in civility, teamwork, advocacy, consensus building, and respect. They have fun, and make lasting friendships. They leave enriched, using what they learn throughout their lives for the betterment of our country.

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Keystone Boys State Program

Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government. The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American Government. Boys State is designed to supplement the information taught in high school civics classes. It is an activity born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship, leadership and to instill a working knowledge of the structure and operation of government.

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State Police Youth Week

Cadets participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions with Local, State Police and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.  You will learn how to work as a team and be taught self-esteem, as you will be the future Leaders of our state and nation.  There will be classes in Pennsylvania Vehicle and Crime Codes, forensic sciences, radar, riot control, tactical drug operation through the use of specially trained dogs, weapon firing, and other police related skills.  This is a six-day camp used to introduce students in all procedures of law enforcement.  Cadets, female or male student who has turned 15 yrs. old by the start of camp & has not turned 18 yrs. old by the end of camp. The Post or District Commander, or his/her representative will interview each cadet nominated to select candidates, and their alternates.  Cadets must be in good health, with no physical defects, and have an average or above standing in their class and of course express a personal interest in either law enforcement or military service.

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Pre-College Program

NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. This academically rigorous program places high school students in six-week, intensive, college-level courses with current college students and allows them to gain academic credit, which may be applied to a future degree.  Courses are available in more than 30 academic areas. With NYU Pre-College, you can explore the archaeological history of New York City, visit major New York sports facilities and learn the business of sports management, begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, or delve into business while going behind-the-scenes at Manhattan hotels and restaurants.

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Summer Journalism @ NYU

For everyone from raw journalism beginners to sophisticated young reporters, NYU Journalism’s Summer Academy will bring you into the world of new-age multimedia journalism. The East Village, one of New York’s most historic and culturally rich neighborhoods, is home to NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, whose world-class faculty will be your guide. You will learn new techniques and sharpen your skills with opportunities to have your best work professionally published.

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Summer @ Stern

Rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning the essentials of business and knowing more about the Stern School of Business at NYU are invited to apply to Summer @ Stern. Take courses in Business and Investments, and Behavioral Economics and the Science of Decision Making from Stern’s leading faculty. Topics include accounting, finance, marketing, economics and psychology.

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Summer Engineering @ NYU

Develop your technical skills with a fun and challenging course over the summer while earning college credit. The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering offers multiple summer courses for high school students, including Introduction to Engineering and Design, Pre-calculus, and Web Design.

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Cyber Security Program for High School Women

The Cyber Security Program for High School Women is a two-week program providing an introduction to the fundamentals of cyber security and computer science at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Cyber security combines the studies of computer science, forensics, law, and computer programming to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. Our program invites qualified young women to participate in lectures, hands-on training, and day trips to New York City technology firms where they will receive an immersive and supportive introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cyber security. Students will be provided access to an online-accessible Virtual Lab (VITAL) to facilitate extracurricular and self-learning activities and will be prepared to compete in the nation-wide Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) annual High School Forensics Challenge.

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NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy

During the summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies offers high school students a range of programming opportunities to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. We offer a range of options in order to allow for greater flexibility and student preference. Our programs enable students to explore career options and experience college.

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Loyola University of Chicago Pre-College Summer Scholars

The Pre-College Summer Scholars program is open to high school students who have successfully completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year, enabling them to enroll in undergraduate courses at Loyola University Chicago.  There are several different programs available, all of which allow students to choose between for-credit and non-credit academic options and gives students the option to live on campus or commute from home.  Students set meetings with advisors and other campus partners to discuss the college admission process, on-campus social and cultural life, and Loyola’s commitment to service and social justice.

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We enthusiastically invite you to participate in a six-day college transitions program focusing on academic and personal skill building for students with disabilities. Participants will gain valuable experience living, learning and socializing on a college campus.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business.  Participants will make up an “imaginary” management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task – turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. All work and no fun–NO WAY! PFEW provides students with a chance like no other – to experience what it is like to live on a college campus.

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The Stevens Summer Pre-College Programs

The Stevens Summer is a pre-college experience that challenges, and promotes discovery and exploration. Each summer, talented high school students from the United States and all over the world come to Stevens for a true residential college experience. Get a taste of campus life, experience hands-on projects, visit successful companies, take a bite out of the Big Apple, and make your college application stand out!  Check out all the various different programs offered, including but not limited to, Engineering & Science, Computer Science, Pre-Med Science and Engineering, Creative Coding, BUILD (Bots using Innovations & Learning Design), Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E), Technology, Society & the Arts, Multimedia Immersion, Game Design, Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Foundations in Electronic Music

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Syracuse University’s Summer College Programs

Summer College for high school students offers a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs that represent the various colleges and schools at Syracuse University. Summer College offers 6 week programs in forensics, engineering, computer science, architecture, and game development; 4 week programs in acting & musical theater; and 2 week programs in creative writing, portfolio prep, design & studio, recording studio techniques, social media, management, novel writing and web design.  Their goal is to make sure they’re offering programs that reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University.

For information on all the various different programs available, visit this site.

Summer @ Georgetown

Georgetown University is offering numerous different programs from Summer College to Institutes and Fundamentals. Check out the website for all the different options.

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Lebanon Valley College is offering the following summer opportunities.

Daniel Fox Youth Scholars Institute

The Summer Scholars program is a residential experience for exceptional high school students (who have completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade), with participants completing challenging academic activities, learning about career opportunities in their chosen fields, gaining knowledge as to how to successfully navigate the social side of college life, and demonstrating to others a firm interest in higher education.  Two camp options are available this summer: Actuarial Science & Health and Biomedical Sciences.

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Summer Music Camp

Calling all high school age instrumentalists and vocalists!  Come join the fun at Lebanon Valley College’s Summer Music Camp.  Spend a week learning with our professional music faculty. Share your love and passion for music with other students from all over the East Coast.  Experience the Music Department at Lebanon Valley College during your camp experience.  You plan your own camp experience by selecting a primary and secondary concentration, electives, and private lessons.

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John’s Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program

Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.  By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and ultimately learn to think like engineers.  Several sites offered nationwide.

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Point Park University offers many summer programs for those interested in the arts and digital media.

Dance Workshop

The Dance Workshop is a two-week technique program designed to strengthen and enhance existing skills.  There is no audition required for this program though space is very limited.

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International Summer Dance

International Summer Dance is a comprehensive dance program that specializes in BALLET, JAZZ and MODERN.  The curriculum includes daily technique classes in ballet, jazz and modern, supplemented by pointe and variations, male technique, pas de deux, tap, music for dancers, pilates and yoga.   Summer Dance is a six-week program; however, students unable to commit to six weeks can attend for three weeks. Students cannot mix or choose your weeks. Students must be able to commit to either the first three weeks of the program or the full six weeks.  Auditions Required.

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Screenwriting Camp

Here is your chance to learn the craft of screen and television writing to see if you’re the next JJ Abrams, David Chase or Diablo Cody.  At this one-week intensive script writing workshop, you’ll learn the elements of storytelling, find your voice as a writer and create your own scripts, as well as learn what it takes to work as a team of writers to develop a television spec script of some of the hottest shows out there.  At the end of the course, you’ll have completed a short script, the tools to uncover the mysteries of storytelling, and a collection of exercises to jump-start your creativity.

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Camp Hollywood

Are you the next Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino or Kathryn Bigelow?  Here’s your chance to find out.  At this intensive two-week workshop, you’ll write, direct and edit your own short film. You’ll also work on the crew of several of your classmates’ movies.  Camp Hollywood will teach you the essentials of how to make a great movie. You’ll learn how to operate the Panasonic HVX-200 HD digital video camera and how to use and optimize Adobe Premiere editing software to polish your production. At the end of the camp, all the films will be screened at a mini-film festival.

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Traditional Animation Camp

From Disney to anime, this week of animation camp covers the classic techniques that are still used today in the animation industry.  Students begin by creating animations for a 19th century animation device called a Zoetrope. This allows them to learn a little of the history and the principles that make animation possible.  Students learn classic hand-drawn techniques and ToonBoom software. They will develop their cartooning skills and learn the storyboarding process. Believable movement will be created by studying momentum and observing actual motion. Techniques for creating personality and emotion will be explored.

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Digital Animation Camp

Have you ever watched The SimpsonsFamily GuySpeed RacerBugs Bunny, and Avatar The Last Air Bender? Well, these are just a few examples of digital animation.  Spend a week learning the skills required to breathe life into the characters and stories that exist in your imagination.  This intensive five-day workshop explores the art of illustration, animation and the creation of worlds for the characters you imagine. Using Adobe Creative Suite, students will develop characters, learn the concepts and techniques of animation, and watch the world of their imaginations come to life.

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Saint Francis University STEM Summer Academies

Saint Francis University’s STEM Summer Academies are week-long programs designed to provide an opportunity for talented high school students between their sophomore/junior and junior/senior years to experience science, engineering and computer science in action.  Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit while working in teams to complete a real world project and present their results. Program activities include: classroom and laboratory learning experiences; hands-on environmental and industry-based learning experience; field trips and recreational activities guided by experienced SFU student mentors.  Several different academies are being offered, such as; Environmental Engineering Design, Gaming, Chemistry, App Inventor, Science of Exercise Physiology, and Solar Sciences.

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Vermont Summer Academy

Vermont Summer Academy at Green Mountain College (GMC) are academic camps for high schoolers looking for a pre-college experience.  Our co-ed academic program for rising 8th through 12th-grade students from around the globe. Located in Poultney, Vermont, GMC provides a wonderful backdrop to students looking for an amazing summer of transformative academic and personal growth.  Students have the opportunity to study one course in depth. We call that their Major. In addition to the studies associated with their major, students will also get to choose classes from our list of electives. Our electives are designed to be short, fun introductions to interesting academic pursuits.  We have gone to great lengths to ensure each class is fun, rewarding, intensive and hands-on … in short, awesome. Majors include: Adventure Education Summer Program; Culinary Arts; Forensic Science; Psychology; Philosophy; Pre-law; Pre-Med/Biology; Veterinary Science; Writer’s Workshop; Studio Arts: Drawing, Painting and Sculpture; Environmental Studies and Renewable Energy Ecological Design (REED)

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Marist College Summer Institutes

Attention current sophomores and juniors! Expand your academic and creative aspirations this summer at Marist College. Students entering their junior and senior year of High School as of Summer 2015 are invited to attend one of the Summer Institutes at Marist College – ranked one of the “Best 373 Colleges and Universities,” and “25 Most Connected Campuses” by the Princeton Review. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending two to four weeks in your choice of the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the Renaissance, or both!  You’ll have several class sessions each day mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips and, of course, recreation. Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilities, and enjoying either of the beautiful Marist campuses will provide you with a well-rounded college experience. Your days will be full, demanding, fun, and rewarding. You’ll make new friends and maybe even discover what you want to be when you grow up. Think that’ll happen at a summer job?

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Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camps

Do you love sports? Would you enjoy a career as a TV sports journalist? Have you dreamed about being a TV sports anchor or calling a last second, game winning shot on radio or television? This is your chance to learn how to become a sports broadcaster at the nation’s premier Sports Broadcasting Camp for boys and girls.

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University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institutes

Whatever your medium, whatever your ambition, at the University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute you will be part of the nation’s most dynamic and intensive summer arts program for high school students.  Learn what it takes to advance your talent from nationally recognized faculty, artists, writers, and performers. At the University of the Arts, originality in all its forms overlaps and converges.  Musicians collaborate with media makers.  Photographers work with designers, writers with performers.  Several different courses offered.

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American University

Community of Scholars Program @ AU’s School of International Service

Designed for rising junior and senior high school students, the Community of Scholars Program at AU’s School of International Service is an opportunity for academically-outstanding high school students to take a 3-credit course that blends a week of online learning with two weeks of traditional on-campus classes. The program introduces students to the advancing fields of U.S. foreign policy and international conflict resolution.  Students learn from highly regarded AU faculty in small, interactive classes while obtaining college credit. Students will experience how national and international leaders put theory into practice through guest speakers, site visits, and an introduction to the institutions of Washington that turn ideas into action. Taking a college course helps prepare students for the expectations of higher education and will add value to their college applications and resumes.

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Discover the World of Communication

Welcome to Discover the World of Communication where you will learn to build a digital portfolio, script, shoot and edit a film, write a news story like a pro, speak with confidence, persuade, inform, educate and entertain. Our professional, hands-on workshops- open to students entering grades 9 through 12- are taught by American University School of Communication faculty and communication professionals.  During class and after hours explore the city from a variety of angles. View live television and radio broadcasts at local studios such as NBC 4, WTTG Fox 5, NPR and ESPN Radio, cover a Nationals baseball game or WNBA game from a press seat, and tour local attractions including the National Zoo, Newseum, National Cathedral, Georgetown and the Smithsonian museums.

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Kogod Summer Institute (KSI)

Are you a rising junior or senior in high school? Do you want to be a part of the fast-paced worlds of entertainment and sports entrepreneurship?  Join us for the Kogod Summer Institute (KSI) at American University’s Kogod School of Business on August 2-7, 2015. This program provides rising high school juniors and seniors with a one-week experience focused on specialized topics in sports entrepreneurship and the business of entertainment.  In addition to lectures from business professors and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to network with professionals at site visits in the Washington, D.C. region. Students will also work in small teams to develop a business plan to be presented to friends and family at the closing ceremony.  The KSI is another step to a successful professional career. The Kogod Center for Career Development will walk students through the appropriate behavior for all business situations, including networking. The Kogod Center for Business Communication will hone their presentation tactics and teamwork skills, setting them apart for the rest of their high school career and on their future college applications.

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DeSales University

Summer Dance Intensive

The Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training to students ages 14 and up. The two-week program focuses on technical training in ballet, modern, and jazz. Additional classes are offered in West African dance, body percussion, Hip-Hop, pilates, and yoga.

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Summer Theater Institute

The Summer Theatre Institute (STI) at DeSales University, in association with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, offers professional theatre training to high school and college students, educators, and members of the community, as well as the best in drama education for younger students. In the young adult programs, STI offers a broad range of specialized theatre training typically available only to theatre majors in a university curriculum. The staff is comprised of performing artists and teachers at the top of their fields, including Broadway professionals, university professors, and drama educators.

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Summer Video Institute

The Summer Video Institute (SVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making. Working with state of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation. Projects focus on equipment and videographic techniques. Each student will produce their own film and contribute to a larger scale production.  The days will include lectures, equipment training, production, editing, and screenings.

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Montgomery County Community College

Bridge to College Summer Program

This program is a customized 6-week summer dual enrollment opportunity for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other special needs. Bridge to College program provides a wide-ranging and comprehensive “prepare for college” learning experience on a college campus. Students will have access to the College’s facilities including the cafeteria, library, campus bookstore, and tech lab. The Bridge to College program is structured to offer two sections.

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CAI Summer Culinary Academy

The Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College is offering a one-week culinary academy to students, ages of 14-17 who are interested in the field of culinary arts and baking. This academy is taught by instructors who teach at CAI and have years of industry experience. Students will experience hands-on classes that will expose them to the opportunities that the culinary field has to offer. They will also be taught valuable management and communication skills that are essential for any career path. The culmination of this class will be a presentation and sampler menu planned and created by the students. Each student will receive a certificate and toque at the conclusion of this academy.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Frontiers for 11th & 12th graders

Get ready to be challenged to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics, and engineering with the Frontiers research and learning experience, now in in its 32nd year.  The focus is on students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science, and robotics disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more.  Learn from outstanding professors utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments.

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Launch for 9th & 10th graders

Spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering technology, interactive media and game development, or robotics.  You’ll attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study and use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings.

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Leadership Academy for Young Women entering 9th & 10th grades

WPI has a strong curriculum component in our MBA program in an area referred to as “aesthetic leadership,” which studies leadership as a performing art. The Leadership Academy is a program that uses this theme to study, understand, demonstrate, practice, and refine leadership qualities.  At the Leadership Academy you will build confidence and learn from women in leadership.

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Widener University’s Business Summer Camp

High school students experience a highly interactive week-long event where they learn how to start a business. They buy product, learn how to package and market it, learn about income statements, and more. They truly get a taste of what it is like to be a young entrepreneur. As a bonus, they get to keep the profits from their start-up.  Highlights of the week include: Learning about financial literacy; Designing a website; Buying product and packaging it; Marketing and selling a product–and keeping the profits.

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Summer Study Pre-College Programs

Summer Study’s pre-college summer programs offer unique summer opportunities, which combine stimulating academics with unforgettable sports, recreational, social and/or cultural activities. We are extremely proud that more high school students attend Summer Study programs as compared to any other summer enrichment program of its kind. Join us at one of these spectacular locations for one of our pre-college programs… Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University in New York City and The Sorbonne in Paris, France.

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Immaculate University

College Writing

Looking for results? Get a preview of academic writing on the university level through critical reading, investigative inquiry techniques, and professional writing workshops. Our skilled faculty will help you navigate the sometimes stormy seas of academic discourse expected at universities. You will also practice writing the all-important college application essay.

Creative Writing

Discover your writing potential. Our talented faculty will help nurture your imagination through poetry and fiction. Our workshops are designed to unveil creative potential through interactive experiences and role playing as well as supportive group workshops. You will engage in the writing process, while having “a room of one’s own” to explore your individual writing talents.

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Outward Bound Costa Rica

Outward Bound Costa Rica challenges participants to live bigger, bolder lives. For over 70 years, millions of participants have chosen to embark on a life-changing journey with Outward Bound worldwide. The outcomes of our rigorous programs in Costa Rica and Panama expand capacity in leadership, intercultural competence, Spanish language, self-awareness, and life skills.

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Sea World Orlando’s Career Camp

Have you always dreamed of working with animals at SeaWorld? Now’s your chance to gain firsthand experience with a diverse range of zoological professionals. You’ll have exclusive insight into the industry after hearing from our veterinary team and animal trainers about their conservation efforts and career development. Spend a day in the life of our staff by walking through the snow with penguins, taking a mock swim test in the same pool as our prospective trainers and preparing educational presentations to share with park guest. This will be a summer you’ll never forget as you discover your calling for wildlife!

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University College Dublin

University College Dublin offers an exciting summer Program for high school students to experience student life in Ireland and at the UCD campus. The High School Summer Program is an ideal environment for you to challenge yourself academically while enjoying the vibrant student and cultural life of the European capital city of Dublin.  The Program lasts two and a half weeks. It consists of an Irish studies course and a variety of field trips and social activities.  Students must be aged 16 or 17 at the time of the program.

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Cornell University

Curie Academy

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere.  Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students.  Join us for the CURIE Academy and spend a week making new friends, experiencing life on a university campus, and exploring the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering!

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Catalyst Academy

The CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged.  This summer spend a week making new friends, experience life on a university campus, and explore the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering!  During the CATALYST Academy, Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

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Summer College

Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, working closely with internationally recognized faculty, exploring majors and career options, making friends from around the world, and enjoying the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. As a Summer College student, you’ll enroll in one or more regular Cornell undergraduate courses. These courses are fast-paced and more difficult than high school or AP classes, so come prepared for a challenge. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as undergraduate students.

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Bryant University

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (PwCACLI)

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the largest professional services firm in the world.  Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant’s campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play.  Students accepted into the program not only learn about their potential in the accounting profession, they will also begin to appreciate the unique skills and contributions of all people within an organization.

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Tufts University

Summer Study

Through intensive six-week programs and courses for high school juniors and seniors, gain the skills and confidence needed to meet the challenges of university study.  Courses include: Foundations of Law and Ethics; Summer Writing Program; Health Science Honors; Bioinformatics Inquiry through Sequencing; and College Courses for Seniors.

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Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program

The Adventures in Veterinary Medicine High School Program is an engaging and fun way for high school students to spend two weeks learning more about the veterinary profession. This is your opportunity to dig into veterinary medicine through an exciting and intensive program where you’ll be surrounded by others who share your passion for animals, health, and science.

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Maryland Institute College of Art

This summer, experience one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers. Collaborate with MICA expert faculty, visit working professionals, earn college credit, learn how to put together an application portfolio that stands out, and dramatically expand your creative skills. Live, learn, and socialize on campus with other creative-minded students like you from all over the world. In addition, travel to the global centers of art and design: New York, Washington, DC, and even Italy—the birthplace of the renaissance.

Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Tuscany

The Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Tuscany offers a three week college-level experience in the tradition of MICA’s study abroad programs. This 2-credit experience focuses on Drawing and Painting the Tuscan Landscape in the Monte Amiata region of Italy. Students will learn about art in the birthplace of the Renaissance and enjoy field trips to Florence and other cultural venues to explore classical and contemporary art.

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Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Baltimore

The four-week Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Baltimore is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high-school art student to thinking like an artist-making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work. Core studios and workshops culminate in a student exhibition, which presents the work of pre-college students to family and friends during a final certificate ceremony.

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Phillips Exeter Academy

The Summer School focuses on academic enrichment for students who are enthusiastic about learning. We offer rigorous college preparatory courses that take an in-depth approach to their subjects. A broad range of courses allows students to explore new areas of interest and to deepen their knowledge in subjects with which they are already familiar. Because the emphasis is on learning for its own sake, we offer courses for enrichment rather than school credit.  Our Upper School offers programs of study for high school students who have completed grades nine through twelve. You may choose to sample several different disciplines, taking courses in such topics as ArchitectureIntroduction to Italian, and Observational Astronomy.

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Experience Christendom Summer Program

This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors, offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500.  Each year, over 200 rising high school seniors take part in the program, and leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. Activities generally include: canoeing on the Shenandoah River, hike and cookout on Skyline Drive, swing and contra dancing, making s’mores over a bonfire, bowling, participating in a talent show, and attending an Irish barn dance. These activities are absolutely amazing and show the participants that you can still have good old fashioned fun in a safe, moral, and Catholic environment!  Two FULL Scholarships are available to interested juniors for the summer of 2015, see Ms. Scheidel to claim one before they’re gone.

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Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship @ Lehigh University

The Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship at Lehigh University brings American high school students (ages 15-18) together with International high school students from all regions of the world for a four-week residential learning experience.  A former Pennsylvania Governor’s School, the Global Entrepreneurship program (PSGE) was established in 2001 and is a unique and experiential learning environment at Lehigh University.  Seventy six students will be selected for the 2015 program. The purpose of the PSGE program is to expose students to the topics of entrepreneurship, globalization, team building, project management, leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment and to ignite the students’ spirit of creativity, innovation and learning.

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SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design)

Rising Star

This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience at SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Hong Kong. Students enroll in two college-level classes and have the opportunity to build or enhance their portfolios.

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SCAD Summer Seminars

Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects.  Students attend two workshops and have access to the university’s extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or selected graduate students. To provide maximum individual attention and collaborative interaction between students and instructors, class size is small, with generally 15 or fewer students in each workshop. Organized social and cultural activities each day create an authentic experience of life as a SCAD student in the city. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of each session.

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World Strides Summer Programs

World Strides Summer Programs offers a wide variety of summer opportunities ranging from immersion experiences to university based pre-college programs to service learning trips.  Below is a brief description on each of these offerings, but for more details visit the website.

University- based

Excited to start your college career? Don’t wait! Explore college life on and off campus at top universities like Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, and UCLA. Delve into an exciting city and become a part of the student body by living in residence halls, eating in dining facilities, and interacting with other students. Take classes with exceptional instructors and faculty, and gain hands-on experience navigating college life. College credit is available on all programs. Jump-start your college application process with insights from admissions office representatives. Explore future career opportunities through field experiences and discussions with industry professionals.

Immersion Programs

Looking for adventure in a new country? Eager to refine your language skills through authentic contexts? Cultural Immersion and Language Immersion programs take students on in-depth journeys to explore the history and vibrant cultures of different countries. Witness astonishing artworks of great masters; pass through architecture that has endured centuries; and explore your creative side through cooking, dance demonstrations, and art workshops. Take classes in Spanish or French in full language immersion programs. Immerse yourself into another culture to develop global perspectives through exploration and new experiences in breathtaking locations.

Service Learning

Our volunteer opportunities combine both service and adventure to provide thrilling and life changing experiences.  Become part of a meaningful community by working closely with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and The American Farm School.  Help improve the lives around you as you earn service hours and witness the excitement and appreciation of the smaller things in life.  Enjoy excursions that will challenge you and broaden your skill set.  Change the world and gain appreciation for your way of life while celebrating the beauty of community and tradition.

College Programs

Continue your educational travel experiences on the undergraduate and graduate level.  New Worlds Emerge embraces the lifelong traveler and provides unique opportunities through youth, teen, college, and family years.  Partake in specialized programs by major or journey into a new world to help broaden your knowledge and promote a successful college career.

Susquehanna University

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE)

If you are a high school student looking to live the life of an entrepreneur for a week, Susquehanna University invites you to join us for an exciting, summer educational experience.  In a simulated entrepreneurial experience as real business owners, LIFE participants work in teams, start and run their own business, create infomercial, 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.

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Wind Ensemble Institute

Wind Ensemble Institute is a summer performance experience for high school students.  The university reviews audition recordings and invites 54 gifted woodwind, brass and percussion players to campus for the Wind Ensemble Institute. The week-long, residential program focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance. Students work with Director of Bands Eric L. Hinton, Ph.D., HonFBC, as well as other distinguished Susquehanna faculty members. High school students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2015 are invited to apply. Selection is competitive.

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Summer Advanced Writers Workshops

The workshop provides some of the nation’s most talented high school writers with the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops headed by nationally recognized authors.  Features workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.  Classes limited to 15 students to ensure personal attention and individual conferencing.  Open to experienced writers entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015.  For a week, you’ll be completely immersed in the world of creative writing, while living on our beautiful rural Pennsylvania campus with other high school poets and fiction writers.   At night, you’ll attend readings by professional authors as well as hold your own readings, accompanied by pizza, in the residence halls.

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High School Choral Institute

Susquehanna University’s High School Choral Institute is a unique summer performance experience for high school students.  This week-long residential program focuses on improving students’ musicianship, vocal technique and choral performance skills.  Program highlights include: Sing in the institute choir conducted by Julia Thorn, D.M.A.,  and Jason Vodicka, D.M.A.; Take classes in music theory, conducting, diction and vocal science; Receive group vocal instruction from Susquehanna voice faculty; Hear performances by SU students and faculty; Participate in the closing concert in Stretansky Concert Hall; Experience a week in the life of Susquehanna student.

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Oxbridge Academic Programs

There are many distinguishing factors between Oxbridge and other programs, but we lay great emphasis on the strength of our teaching and the kinds of students we attract. For many years, we have recruited faculty from Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as the best universities in France and Spain, and now New York as well, who are not only eminent in their fields but eminently suited, in terms of character and experience, to teach teenagers. Moreover, we encourage our faculty to use the stimulating and inspiring settings of our programs to fire the imaginations and interests of our students.  This carefully supervised and structured learning environment extends into the students’ free time: we ensure that our activities program includes the educational alongside the cultural and social; day trips, field trips and guest speakers are planned to complement each other so that students can make the most out of their trip to England, France, Spain, or New York.  Above all, our students find that their experiences with us involve, often for the first time in their lives, camaraderie and friendship with other students who are as enterprising, enthusiastic and able as themselves. With supportive staff and a great peer group, participants often make friends for years to come in an environment which helps develop and expand their cultural, social and intellectual horizons.

Check out all the great opportunities here.

Oxbridge Edge

The Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program provides a stimulating and authentic academic summer opportunity to High School students.  Founded in 1984 as ‘The Oxford Advanced Studies Program’, it attracts young people of high caliber, giving them a foretaste of college-level study together with the chance to visit some of the treasures to be found in these ancient cities as well as some of England’s heritage beyond.   The program combines stimulating classes which encourage individual response and expression with visits and activities which add a superb ‘extra-curricular’ dimension.  The residential experience emphasizes responsibility to the community and enables friendships to form at a deeper level.  The setting in one of the university colleges adds an extra unforgettable dimension.

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Regis College’s Summer Scholars Program

High school juniors and seniors explore academic interests, make lasting friendships and experience college life at Regis College this summer.  Explore two hot careers; Healthcare, and Communication.  Three courses to explore; Communication and Writing – for college…and the digital world, Public Health – from preventing epidemics to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Marketing – the art & science of selling.  All students who successfully complete the Summer Scholars program will receive a Certificate of Achievement, as well as a Summer Class Tuition Voucher that can be used for a 3 credit general education summer course during Summer Session in 2016, 2017, or 2018.

To learn more, check out the website for more information.

Furman University’s Summer Scholars

Have plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. It’s an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes and get a taste of college life.  Led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, Summer Scholars gives you the opportunity to learn the way Furman students do—through collaboration with their peers and professors both inside and outside the classroom.  Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!

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Washington University in St. Louis

Summer Scholars

Experience all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program, open to current high school sophomores and juniors. As a participant in this selective five-week program, enroll in two undergraduate courses taught by Washington University faculty and study alongside college students. Select from a broad range of stimulating introductory undergraduate courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences, or choose from one of our suggested pre-professional course options, designed to jump start your exploration of a specific area of interest or possible career path. The credit you earn can be transferred to most accredited colleges or universities.   This can be the perfect stepping-stone to the next stage of your education!

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Summer Institutes

High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for you to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. You will have assigned readings and assignments throughout the program. Every student completes a student reflection essay and a final project which varies for each institute. In the evenings, students attend academic seminars, workshops, and social events.  Institutes are open to current high school students from across the country and around the world. You will live on campus, enjoy a variety of social opportunities, and prepare yourself for college success!  Several Institutes available in many different academic areas.  High School Summer Institutes are non-credit, academic programs–not summer camps.

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Sarah Lawrence College

Social Justice Intensive

This summer, immerse yourself in the study of social justice at Sarah Lawrence College! Designed to give high school students an immersive experience of the unique pedagogy of SLC, the social justice intensive provides students theoretical, historical, and present day perspectives on issues such as economics, gender, sexuality, and race. This non-credit interdisciplinary intensive will give students a chance to learn, discuss, and then apply their knowledge of the issues in a project of their own conception and design, guided by members of Sarah Lawrence’s award winning faculty. Students will have a chance to develop their academic skills in a rigorous intellectual environment by focusing on the social justice issues that matter most to them.  The three week session will culminate in public presentations of each student’s work. Commuter and residential options are both available for this program.

For more information, check out the website.

Telling Personal Stories: An Oral History Intensive

Telling Personal Stories: Oral History Intensive at Sarah Lawrence College is geared towards students who are drawn to and want to learn the art of telling real life stories. Taught by members of Sarah Lawrence’s award winning writing faculty, students who attend this intensive – either as a commuter or residential student – will learn the theory and best practices of oral history interviews, and will have numerous chances to apply what they learn with interview subjects. The program will give students a chance to develop and implement their own oral history project, and will work under the guidance of their instructors to bring their project to life over the three weeks. Multimedia, written, and artistic projects are all encouraged. The three week non-credit session will culminate in public presentations of student work. This program is perfect for budding and experienced story tellers who want to hone their craft and produce meaningful work.

For more information, check out the website.

Summer Film Intensive

Now in our eighth year together, Sarah Lawrence College and the International Film Institute of New York are happy to offer a unique opportunity to learn the art of filmmaking in an in-depth, supportive, and intimate program. Students will gain hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of filmmaking, focusing on four core elements: writing for the screen, directing, production, and post-production.  The elements of a successful movie have remained constant since the inception of the art form. The International Film Institute of New York (IFI) was founded to provide those with a sincere and abiding interest in filmmaking with a high-quality, low-cost education in all aspects of the filmmaking process: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing in a curriculum combining classroom instruction and hands-on technical workshops.  The IFI program utilizes the best of new digital format technology to teach fundamental skills at a steady and manageable educational pace in order to convey the basics of composition, shot development, editing, lenses, and filters using state-of-the-art video cameras and non-linear computer editing systems. This approach is based on the conviction that students, given a maximum amount of hands-on experience along with their commitment to the effort, will acquire the basic skill set invaluable in pursuing their chosen career.

For more information, check out the website.

White Mountain Summer Dance Festival

WMSDF is an exploration of movement and creativity for students, educators, and anyone looking to enrich and deepen his or her understanding of the moving body and the creative process. Under Artistic Director Laura Glenn, WMSDF offers an internationally recognized innovative and comprehensive approach that combines specialized training, personal attention, and hands-on instruction. Nine faculty members work together to present a cohesive curriculum with more than 12 hours of instruction daily. All classes are taught by gifted educators committed to helping participants reach their maximum potential in dance and movement artistry. It is a program that supports breakthroughs in technique, creativity, and life. Enrollment is limited to 40 resident participants to ensure a four-to-one student-to-faculty ratio.

For more information, check out the website.

Writer’s Village: A Creative Writing Intensive

This summer, immerse yourself in the craft of creative writing. Led by members and guests of Sarah Lawrence’s celebrated writing faculty, you will participate in a fiction workshop and a poetry workshop. Participate in readings, craft talks and free writing periods that are designed to supplement your learning.  Students are asked to submit a five-page manuscript and it is used for placement only and is not used as a consideration for enrollment. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  We welcome students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015.

For more information, check out the website.

Exploring Musical Theatre

Participate in an exciting and rigorous program this summer with a special focus on musical theatre that includes acting technique, vocal technique, vocal coaching, choreography and creating and developing original work. In acting, you will work on scenes from musicals and explore, take risks, and make mistakes in an environment free of judgment. Learn to connect character and singing through creative and healthy use of the vocal instrument. Discover ways to convey meaning through movement with a focus on honing your personal choreographic voice. Take part in the vibrancy of a creative ensemble which will work toward the development of a “work in progress” performance piece. If you love musical theatre, this three week intensive will develop and strengthen the skills needed to propel your creative work to the next level.  Open to students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015.

For more information, check out the website.

Summer Writer’s Workshop

How does a writer learn to write? What makes a story a story? What makes a poem a poem? What is the best way to say what I want to say? How do I show what I see? At what point do I begin and end the story?  The Sarah Lawrence College Writer’s Workshop for High School Students offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment. No previous creative writing experience is necessary—only a commitment to learning, a fascination with words, and a desire to be part of a community that values art and experimentation.  Directed by distinguished faculty members, the program gives high school students the experience of writing in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment that values the risks and adventure of the creative process.  Rooted in the Sarah Lawrence College tradition of one-to-one interaction, the program offers students the opportunity to meet individually with workshop leaders. Classes are limited to 15 students, with three faculty per workshop. In addition to workshops, the program includes faculty and student readings, and a celebration of student work on the last day.

For more information, check out the website.

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

3 Days of Fashion Summer Camp

Learn what it’s like to launch your own business or have a great career in Marketing, Social Media, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design at FIDM’s 3 Days of Fashion for high school students!  In 3 creative and inspiration-filled days, you will: Take workshops like Draping the Dress, where you will create a 3-dimensional design on a fitting form; Concept to Consumer, which focuses on design and merchandising; and Creating a Promotional Campaign, where you will work on a photo shoot and a special event; Learn step-by-step how to sketch the nine-head fashion figure; Work with other students from all over the world who share your passion for this industry; Be inspired by successful FIDM Graduates who are pros in the field; Experience FIDM’s amazing resources and learn from our stellar instructors; Meet fashion celebrities and hear how they built their careers.

For more information, check out the website.

Sew Like a Designer Workshop

Learn how to make a garment in a day.  Learn basic sewing with a professional twist as we guide you through the process of making a skirt. In just one day you will: Create a skirt and incorporate some of your own design ideas; See how designers and product developers take a basic industry pattern and create a variety of designs; Learn professional sewing techniques that you can practice at home; Learn how a serger machine is used to create finished seams, edges, and hems; Experience FIDM’s unique resources and inspiring environment; Get the inside scoop on the latest fashion trend resources that designers use to inspire them.  No previous sewing experience necessary. Spaces are limited. All attendees must complete a reservation form.

For more information, check out the website.

Camp Erin-Philadelphia

Camp Erin-Philadelphia is a weekend overnight camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, such as a parent, sibling, other family member or friend. The camp combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support. At Camp Erin-Philadelphia, each camper has the opportunity to remember their loved one, develop grief skills and enjoy a positive camp experience. The camp is staffed by licensed social workers/counselors and trained community volunteers.

For more information, check out the website.

Experiment in International Living Summer Programs

The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.  Programs are designed to equip participants not only with essential cultural skills, college prep skills, and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to critical global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge that help them to thrive — and lead — in diverse, intercultural environments.  There are dozens of different locations within several different countries to choose from, so do yourself a favor and take the time to explore the website to see where your next adventure will take you.

West Virginia University

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Engineering in Entertainment Camp

Are you a high school student who likes movies, music, and performing arts? Join us at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources for this year’s Engineering Challenge Camp with a focus on entertainment. We will explore the engineering behind special effects, music, and technology used in the entertainment industry, while allowing campers to participate in hands-on experiments, games, and competitions.  During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building local activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, WVU Student Rec Center activities, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall.

Engineering in Action Camp

Are you a high school student who likes sports and adventures? If so, this is the camp for you! We will be investigating the science and engineering behind zip-lining, cycling, and sports equipment design. We will even take a tour of Morgantown’s brand new minor league baseball stadium with civil engineering professors!  Join us at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources from Sunday, July 5 through Friday, July 10 for this year’s Engineering Challenge Camp with a focus on the engineering behind fun.  Each day, campers will be tasked with solving engineering related challenges that will encourage them to work hands-on, in teams to use creativity to find unique solutions to real-world problems.  During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building local activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, minor league baseball game, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall.

STEM All Female Camp

WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will be hosting our third annual, all-female camp for high school students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics fields. The camp will have an engineering focus, but will also demonstrate how a career in engineering can be tied into forensics, pharmaceuticals, beauty product development, design and architecture, etc.  Campers will have the opportunity to meet and work with female faculty members and successful female alumnae on design projects and various competitions.  Most activities will be different than last year, but some activities may be repeated.  Female campers will be encouraged to take advantage of the overnight option so they can engage with other campers, build team relationships, and enjoy the company of girls with similar interests while experiencing the college residence hall lifestyle.

Maker Camp

Use your skills to create, develop, and discover at this co-ed high school Engineering Challenge Camp. This camp will allow students to build their own electronic devices including microcontrollers, fully functional single board computers, and more. Campers will be tasked with solving hands-on engineering related challenges that will encourage them to work together and use creativity to find unique solutions to real-world problems.  During the evenings, our overnight campers will participate in fun, team-building local activities such as a challenge course, bowling tournament, minor league baseball game, and ice cream socials. Overnight campers will have the opportunity to spend the night in an actual WVU residence hall.

For information on any or all of these camp offerings, please visit the website.

Georgian Court University

The Georgian Court University Department of Dance announces the 2014 Summer Dance Intensive—five days of concentrated, coeducational dance study for high school and college women and men. Explore Pilates, ballet, modern dance, improvisation, repertory, and choreography in the tranquility of GCU’s state-of-the-art Wellness Center. The experience culminates in an open-to-the-public performance of work created by students in repertory class. Students attend class daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Participants attend all classes (no drop-ins) to achieve a range of skills. Lunch is provided daily. Students should bring appropriate dance attire (leotards and tights or tight-fitting tops and dance pants, ballet and jazz shoes; and students should be able to dance barefoot (no footed tights).  TUITION is $450 for the week. A deposit of $100 is due by May 31; final payment due by June 14. Deposits are nonrefundable after June 14. For information, call 732.987.2171,  email, or fill out the information request form here.

Summer Golf School For Teens in Scotland

Summer Golf School for Teens is a summer enrichment program for students aged 12 to 17 during the months of July and August.  Our classes are open to students of all levels and include Golf, Tennis, Creative Arts, English language, Youth Leadership, and Global Entrepreneurship.  In addition, to gaining international experience, our program has an emphasis on youth leadership and confidence building. Enjoy days full of fun and adventure including Kayaking, Raft-Building, Mountain Biking as well as relaxing by our private lake. Visit Scotland’s vibrant University cities, stay in a castle and spend this summer making memories that last forever.  Airport transfers, meals and accommodation are all included.  We also offer scholarships.  Contact them at +44 (0) 330 828 0023, email at, or visit them here.

Denison University

The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University is an inspiring place for high school students who love to write. This 8-day residential program, to be held this year from June 18-25, 2017, brings together young writers who are passionate about artistic expression and eager to stretch in new directions.  In small workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, beginning poets and writers get the chance to develop their talents and refine their skills. Morning workshop classes give exposure to all the genres, while afternoon workshops focus on the genre of your choice. Group sessions with visiting writers and author readings enrich the experience. There’s also time to write individually and to meet with faculty one on one. All participants contribute to the Workshop Anthology, ready to take home by the week’s end!

Denison’s beautiful campus is in Granville, Ohio, just a short drive from Columbus. Group outings include a trip to the Columbus Museum of Art or the Wexner Center for the Arts. Swimming, hiking, and recreation are available on campus as well.  The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop offers an energizing writing experience for up to 36 rising high school juniors and seniors from across the country. (Please note that we do not accept current freshmen/rising sophomores.) Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis.

For more information on this great program, check out this site.




American Collegiate Adventures Summer Programs

Choose a truly sensational summer! Picture weekdays of learning and recreation, weekends of action and adventure – all spent with a great group of new friends. That’s what ACA is all about!  The most personalized program you’ll find, ACA features one of the lowest student-to-staff ratios of any pre-college program, so we can work with each student to create unique summer experiences. Enjoy great courses, internships and activities, pursue a new passion, and perfect your sports skills. Do it all!  All the comforts you’d expect – really! ACA is one of the only pre-college programs that provide deluxe accommodations complete with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and laundry service. You’ll enjoy summer in style when you go with ACA!  As always – ACA’s weekend adventures are always included! Whether you’re getting a good look at your first-choice school or just enjoying the arts, shopping and style of towns from Madison to Nice, Florence to Seville, Boston to Barcelona, London to Paris, ACA makes sure everyone gets to go along – at no extra charge! That’s the ACA way.  This summer, choose the best of both worlds. Build knowledge and confidence for college during the week, and get weekends full of once in a lifetime adventures! Make this summer unforgettable, leading you toward a college career that helps you get the most out of learning, and of life. Make this summer an ACA summer!

For more information on all that ACA has to offer, visit their website.


University of Alabama Early College Program

As a current high school student, you don’t have to dream about attending a premier university. You can start now. With UA Early College, you earn college credit at The University of Alabama, online or on campus, while you are still in high school.  The result? You reach your goals faster from a nationally recognized, top-50 public university.  You take classes online, 24/7, anywhere you have access to high-speed internet. You can even take classes on UA’s campus during the summer while living in a residence hall, dining on campus, and participating in campus activities.  We surround you with a strong support network of esteemed UA faculty, academic advisers and peer coaches. You choose from a broad array of courses in subject areas like English, math, computer science, history, anthropology, political science, psychology, and foreign languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Spanish.

For more information, check out the website.

Berridge Programs


Now in it’s 9th summer, our college conservatory-style acting program in the magical setting of the Chateau le Mont Epinguet in Normandy, France offers you the unique opportunity to combine the study of acting with a travel abroad experience.  Surround yourself in the historical riches and beauty of France while develop your individual strengths as an actor in a nurturing, process-oriented environment.  Each student participates in 5 “core classes” including On Camera, Shakespeare, Acting Techniques, Contemporary Performance and Movement. You then choose one elective from Musical Theatre, Directing, Improvisation or Writer/Performer.  The program includes excursions to all of the local sites including the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest.  You’ll have opportunities to visit authentic French markets, spend days out at glorious beaches and eat loads of fantastic French food!  Whether you’re contemplating being a theatre major, preparing for college conservatory auditions, or just want to hone your acting skills, you’ll find a community of like-minded, supportive people at Berridge.

For more information, check out the website.


Make a professional quality short film this summer!  The course begins with a three-day intensive in the art of visual storytelling. Students look at the history of filmmaking and seminal filmmakers such as Chaplin and Kubrick are explored. The stages of filmmaking including development, production, post production and distribution are taught as well as the different roles involved in filmmaking.  Using this new found skill to “think in imagery”, students take their story from initial idea, through treatment to a finished shooting script for their film. Structure, theme, character, tension and conflict are explored and how to translate these elements through the lens.  Scripts are storyboarded and shot lists created. Filmmakers can cast their film from students in the acting program and/or the professional actors in our faculty.  Working in crews, students begin to bring their visual stories to life. Through hands-on instruction, students learn how camera movement, visual arrangement, and editing patterns not only depict the action but also express the underlying drama. The fundamentals of filmmaking are taught including focus, exposure, lens perspective, slow and fast motion. Filmmakers experiment with how different shots such as panning, tilting, track shots and hand held can help tell their story.  Each student will have a chance to learn the principal crew roles including Director, Camera Operator, Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, Boom Operator, Sound Mixer, Gaffer and Production Designer.  Students edit their films in Apple Final Cut Pro, learning both the technical aspects of the editing process and the conventions and theory behind editing choices and styles. Emphasis is put on finding the ideal pacing for films and supporting material such as music, voice overs and titling to enhance the story. The course culminates in a Film Premier for an invited audience where the students transform their classroom into a cinema as well as create posters, trailers and invites for the audience.  Students are guided in submitting their films to festivals including the prestigious National Film Festival for Talented Youth and through which gives you access to hundreds of film festivals around the world, many of them with no submission fees.  The film program is separate from the acting program but includes excursions to all of the local sites including the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest.

For more information, check out the website.


Congregation of Holy Cross


Summer Seminary Immersion Program

This two-week academic course will allow participants to deepen their understanding of the priesthood, experience life at an undergraduate seminary, learn tools to help you in discerning God’s call, Meet Holy Cross priests and seminarians, Earn college credit with a Notre Dame faculty member, Attend daily mass, Learn to Pray the Liturgy of the hours, tour the Notre Dame campus and Moreau Seminary, Participate in a service project. Registrations for the 2017 Summer Program will begin January. Space is limited and application is required. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information Click Here!

  •               Program Date: June 24 – July 8, 2017
  •               Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by February 27, 2017


Hillsdale College


High School Summer Study and Travel programs with Hillsdale College provide unique opportunity for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to earn three college credits from Hillsdale College while also traveling to cultural and historical destinations domestic and abroad! All trips are led by members of the Hillsdale faculty. Students begin the two-week programs with a short stay at Hillsdale College, where orientation and intensive course instruction are provided. Because the program offers the opportunity to earn three Hillsdale College academic credits, students must apply for admission. Apply by February 15 for first consideration. Apply here!

  • The Land and Literature of England (July 15-28, 2017)

-William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Jane Austen, and T.S Elliot

  • Sir Winston Churchill and World War II (June 25- July 7, 2017)

-Remembering “Their Finest Hour”

  • Western Civilization ( July 5-17, 2017)

-Visions from Italy

  • The Roots and History of American Liberty ( July 15-26, 2017)


Duke University Summer Session

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a scientist?  Make that dream a reality this summer at Duke Summer College!  Whether you want to study black holes or the human genome, we have a course for you.  See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:

  • Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms
  • The 3-D Genome and Human Disease
  • Mathematics of the Universe
  • Sensory Biology: Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Beyond
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology
  • The Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Introductory Seminar on Big Questions in Physics
  • The Hard Truth of Evolution
  • Microbes and Our World

For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.


University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars

Are your students ready to be challenged in a college-level experience? Are they looking to expand their horizons and make a difference in the world?
Apply to Leadership Seminars!

  • 10-day program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills
  • Expenses for students accepted to Leadership Seminars, including transportation to and from Notre Dame, are paid for by the University.
  • Students engage in lively discussions on issues of local and global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame Faculty.



Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Make your summer great at MICA! Create a portfolio and earn college credit. Courses offered in Baltimore and Tuscany. Create a portfolio for your college application, learn from working artists and designers, earn college credit, immerse yourself in art and design, focus your skills, meet with MICA admissions counselor, and compete for a MICA freshman scholarship.

The Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Baltimore

This offers rising high school juniors and seniors a college-level art experience at MICA, a lead in art and design college education. Students live in Baltimore, at the heat of the
East Coast cultural corridor, exploring the galleries and museums of both New York and Washington DC, while they enhance their portfolio and earn three college credits. June 24 – July 22.

The International Pre-College Residency Program in Tuscany

This offers rising high school juniors and seniors a college-level studio experience in the tradition of MICA’s renowned study abroad programs. Students live and study drawing and painting the landscape in the Monte Amiata region of Italy. Field trips to Florence and other cultural venues throughout the region provide insight into the Renaissance and its continuing influence on modern and contemporary art. Students earn two college credits. June 24- July 16.


Susquehanna University Summer Programs

Susquehanna University is offering multiple college-level summer programs. Spend a week at this central Pennsylvania picturesque campus working with professors in your area of interests.

Leadership Institute For Entrepreneurship (LIFE)

June 25 – July 1. Students will work in teams with other students running a virtual business, coming up with new product or service and producing an infomercial. Your week includes guest speakers and study trips to local family-owned businesses.

Stream Ecology Institute

July 9 – July 15. Students will study to living and non-living components of stream systems and how those elements interact with each other. They’ll collect crayfish, insects, fish and water to test streams from small headwaters to the Susquehanna River, using the same equipment and methods of ecology professionals.

Writers Workshop

July 9 – July 15. Students immerse themselves in one-on-one conferences with our creative writing faculty, as well as intensive writing workshops, instructions on finding a college writing program and working in the publishing industry.

Duke University Summer Sessions

From sports to economics and race to gender, Duke Summer College is offering a host of captivating courses that study society’s most pressing issues.  See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:

  • Advertising and Society: A Global Perspective
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Gender, Work and Organization
  • Race, Power and Identity: From (Muhammad) Ali to (Colin) Kaepernick
  • Language and Social Identity
  • Contagion in Culture and Society
  • Drugs, Theory & Culture
  • Finance Fictions

Click here for more information!


Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Program

            Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.

This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:

  • Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic, Mechanical
  • Eligible students must Be between the ages of 16-18, Have completed courses in pre-calculus and physics and Submit an online application

Interested in learning more? Attend an online information session or visit Pre-Engineering Summer Academy.


Gettysburg College Summer Programs

  • Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:
  • Camp Psych– Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy– This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
  • Writing Camp– Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Adruino Camp– Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference– The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle

Bryant University

Bryant University, in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the nation’s top accounting firms, will once again host the PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (PwCACLI). The institute will be hosted on Bryant University’s beautiful campus in Smithfield, RI from June 25 – June 30, 2017.

Program participants will:

  • Take part in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving exercises with Bryant faculty, staff, and PwC accounting professionals.
  • Spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and talk with professionals who perform a surprising variety of functions in the field of accounting.
  • Experience college life by living in a residence hall on the Bryant campus.

-To apply, students must be a college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school junior (rising senior) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of their junior year.

Follow this link to access the official program brochure and application. Please note this is a national program and space is limited. The application deadline is set for Friday, March 31, 2017.


Temple University Summer “Sole” Program

Temple’s Summer  Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study. Students that complete the college course successfully and later enroll at Temple as a first-time, full-time freshman, will receive a $4,000 tuition grant ($1,000 per year for four years), as long as a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 is maintained, as well as continuous full-time status.


Pratt Institute Pre-College Program

            Pratt Institute welcomes 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to their Brooklyn campus for nearly a month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits that are accepted at most colleges and universities!

  • Earn college credits and develop your portfolio with courses in:
    • Architecture
    • Art
    • Fashion
    • Creative Writing
    • And more…

Classes start July 5, 2017. Apply online at


NYU Summer Program

            This summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies will offer high school students the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of New York City, the cultural and financial capital of the world. One-week, professionally oriented intensive programs of study allow you to explore career options and to gain the competitive edge when applying for college.

Attend one or multiple sessions. Session Dates:

  • Session 1: July 10 – 14
  • Session 2: July 17 – 21
  • Session 3: July 24- 28
  • Session 4: July 31 – August 4



  • To sign up visit:


Miami University of Ohio Summer Scholar Program

Miami’s Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program.

As part of the application process, counselors will need to submit the following materials online. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2017.

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Applicant’s current transcript
  • Copy of any available test score reports (We will gladly accept ACT, SAT, PSAT, and PLAN scores; official score reports are not required.)
  • Verification of an applicant’s eligibility for free or reduced school lunch (if submitting application materials on behalf of a student in need of financial assistance)

If you have any questions, please email or call 513-529-2531.


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

This program offers highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are expert in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students in the residential program get a taste of college life on the beautiful Stanford campus. Programs include:

  • Stanford Sports Business Academy
  • Summer Humanities Institute
  • Summer Arts Institute
  • Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Outreach Summer Program
  • High School Summer College
  • Summer Institute
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp
  • University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses
  • Stanford Online High School

To learn more about all this program and APPLY visit:


Harvard Summer School

Every summer, more than 2000 motivated high school students from around the world are selected to attend Harvard Summer School and experience college life. This program is designed to challenger you – both academically and social – giving you the confidence to succeed at Harvard and beyond.

  • 7 Week Secondary School Program (Open to students ages of 15 to 19)
    • June 17-Aug 5
    • $11,900 for residential students (Includes room and board)
    • $3,050 (4 credit course), $6,100 (8-credit course)
      • For full programs details visit:


  • 2 Week Pre-College Program (Open to students ages 15 to 18)


  • June 25-July 7 (Session 1)
  • July 9 –July 21 (Session 2)
  • July 23 – August 4 (Session 3)
  • $4,500 per session (Includes room and board)
    • For full program details visit:


Albright College Summer Fashion Studio

            Interested in pursuing Fashion Design and/or Fashion Merchandising in college? If so, check out Albright College’s Summer Fashion Studio!

Students will explore design concepts, illustration, CAD, and merchandising at Albright, named one of the top private fashion merchandising schools in the nation by Students will gain design and merchandising skills, and will present their own “Alternative Creations” in a fashion show at the end of the program which family and friends are encouraged to attend! This Summer Studio is a great way for students to add to their fashion portfolio and build their skills before college.

  • The studio runs from Sunday, July 30 to Thursday, August 3.
  • Check in: 2-3 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Center for the Arts Mezzanine
  • Check out: 8 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 after the Alternative Creations Fashion Show in the Campus Center Main Lounge
    • The online registration link is included here.

Marymount University- The Global Village Summer Institute

Marymount University is offering a 3 credit college course uniquely designed for high school students. This year’s feature course is “The Global Village” – a study of globalization and the impact of interconnectivity. This course will allow students to study their impact and consider how this connectedness should inform their future decisions in whichever field they choose to pursue.

  • Residential Students -$2,900
    • Tuition for 3 transferrable college credits
    • On-campus housing
    • Meals
    • Activities
    • Transportation to activities and field trips
  • Commuter Students – $2,150
    • Tuition for 3 transferrable college credits
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to activities and field trips
      • The priority registration period runs through May 1, 2017
      • Visit the website for more information at

Lebanon Valley College Summer Camp        

Lebanon Valley College invites you to live as a college student for the week while learning about key business topics during our “Getting to Know Business Summer Camp”. LVC professors will cover the following key topics through this program: What makes a business successful, motivation and teamwork, decision-making and project management, what makes a good leader great, and business ethics.

  • Camp tuition is $850
  • June 18-23
  • To learn more about this exciting business camp, including how to register e-mail