Enrichment Opportunities

With young people inspiring and mobilizing political movements across the globe, Close Up’s Institute for Deliberative Democracy—developed in partnership with Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and the National Network of Schools in Partnership—will provide you with the tools, knowledge, and experience you need to become a powerful advocate and leader. The Institute is a great way for students who have participated in our Empowering Girls’ VoicesIMPACTEmpower Youth Voices, and Close Up, DC programs to deepen their skills and meet passionate students from across the country. 

We are offering a one-week National Youth Impact Summit and a two-week Advanced Deliberative Democracy Course as part of the Institute for Deliberative Democracy. Both programs will give you an unrivaled opportunity to meet and deliberate with other passionate high school students. Together you’ll develop a deep understanding of pressing national issues, deliberate to form lasting solutions, create a cohesive agenda for action, and learn how to effectively advocate for your proposals in front of public officials. Moving beyond political labels, you’ll come away from your experience with a nationwide network of fellow leaders, ready to make change at home.

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Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and recognize problems as opportunities. Expand your leadership potential and global network. Join a group of emerging leaders from across the U.S. and around the world. Work with a diverse team to solve a real problem facing a company or organization.

IGEI 2022 will run virtually from June 26 to July 23, 2022.

IGEI 2022 is a highly interactive program that combines real-world learning opportunities and intercultural experiences.

  • Work on a group project solving a real problem for a U.S. or international client company.
  • Learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking, global leadership and working within a culturally diverse group.
  • Meet other bright high school students (ages 15-17) from around the world and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Students will select from focus areas like Sustainability, Technology, Population Health, or Marketing and Branding, with the unique opportunity to pursue a “deep dive” within the entrepreneurship intensive. The curriculum includes faculty from across the university and throughout the worldwide Iacocca Institute network, as well as collaboration with Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation; Lehigh@NasdaqCenter; and the Mountaintop Initiative.

More information and the online application are available here.

Questions can be directed to gesummer@lehigh.edu.

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The Drexel University Digital Development Camp is a two-and-a-half-week hybrid (in-person and virtual) summer program led by College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) faculty and student leaders. The 2022 camp session is scheduled for Monday, July 11 through Thursday, July 28, 2022. The camp is open to rising high school juniors, seniors and accepted CCI students with an emphasis on building a camper cohort that is demographically balanced. More information available here.

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AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by a team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and more, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Apply here.

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Inspirit AI is a 25-hour enrichment program that introduces middle and high school students to fundamental data science concepts to build socially impactful projects such as fake news detection, COVID-spread prediction, art-generation, self-driving car simulation, and more! Developed and taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience in small-group classrooms. No programming experience is required, and advanced cohorts are available! Applications for our Spring, Summer 2022 programs are due March 15th. Please find the high school program application here and brochure here, and the middle/elementary school program application here and brochure here.

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Art with a Heart's Art of Leadership Program is recruiting current 9th and 10th grade students for its 2022-2023 cohort. The Art of Leadership program brings together a diverse group of 10th and 11th grade students to develop leadership skills and engage in dialogue about social justice issues. Through guest speakers and experiential learning opportunities, students explore community challenges and gain perspective on how to address them. The program strives to support a new generation of leaders in Baltimore, and to create an inclusive and safe community. All current 9th and 10th grade students are welcome to apply. The application is open until Friday, March 11, 2022.

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Great Books is thrilled to announce their summer 2022 On-Campus and Online programs. They will offer Great Books Seminar and Discussion programs and Writer's Workshops at multiple on-campus locations.

With five locations and a Tall Ship too, there are lots of exciting choices for summer 2022 on campus!  They are returning to their flagship campus, Amherst College in MA and to the beautiful campuses of Haverford College in PA and Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. They're headed abroad for literary adventures in Madrid and Oxford too!  And, get your sea legs ready! Their Tall Ship Adventure is also back for 2022!  

All campuses will feature smaller programs with limited enrollment.

More information and registration is available at greatbookssummer.com

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T. Rowe Price's 2022 High School Encounter is an opportunity for high school seniors to learn more about the asset management industry and gain exposure to various careers in finance. Current high school seniors may apply to this exploratory program. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and make valuable connections with our investment professionals. The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022. Early applications are greatly appreciated. Decisions will be communicated no later than March 15, 2022.

Program Overview: 

The program is expected be hosted virtually on May 24 - May 27 from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.  Scheduling may vary day to day and will likely include some optional sessions during that time period.  Many sessions will be interactive, and we expect students to participate with their cameras on throughout the program with limited exceptions.  Program components include:

  1. Industry Insights: A look at T. Rowe Price and the investment management industry.
  2. Introduction to Investing: A series of mini sessions exploring the basic tenets of investing in stocks.
  3. Career Prep: Prepare for a career in the finance industry.
  4. Meet Our Investors: Meet with our investment professionals, including a Portfolio Manager and an Equity Research Analyst, for interactive Q&A sessions.

Eligibility:

All high school seniors graduating in 2022 are eligible to apply.  Juniors with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in finance, investing, or technology are also welcomed to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, students who are female, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, or LGBT+; students with disabilities; or those from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.  All applicants should be in good academic standing, with permission to attend the session in lieu of regular school hours.

There is no cost to apply for the program, and there is no expectation or requirement for participants to utilize any T. Rowe Price services.

How to Apply:

Submit your application responses by February 18, 2022.  APPLY HERE

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This summer, you can explore the world of economics, conduct meaningful research, analyze 52-million-year-old fossils, and enjoy the excitment of college life. When classes are done for the day, you and your new friends from around the world can experience the splendor of Chicago in the summertime: outdoor music festivals, Chicago River tours, afternoons on Lake Michigan's shores, or a picnic lunch on the main quad of UChicago's beautiful gothic, ivy-covered campus. to learn more about the full list of in-person and online courses, application deadlines, program dates, tuition, and scholarship information, visit: https://summer.uchicago.edu/

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At BASE, the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience, rising high school juniors and seniors spend a week living like a college student.

You'll stay in our residence halls, attend classes taught by Bucknell professors and develop problem-solving skills designed to help you make an impact on the world.

BASE participants join Bucknell faculty and students to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. Perhaps you'll team up with environmental engineers and global managers to create better technology for clean water. Or maybe you'll collaborate with performing artists and biomedical engineers to reimagine prosthetics used by actors or musicians.

Reach into your imagination and solve problems in innovative ways. It all starts at Bucknell.

Applications for BASE 2022 open in February 2022.

The next edition of the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience will be held from Sunday, June 26, to Friday, July 1, 2022.

BASE 2022 will be in person, focusing on the theme of the Anthropocene — how have humans permanently impacted the planet and what can we do about it?

The BASE 2022 application will go live in February.

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Explore Engineering Innovation (EEI), formerly called 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.  Students complete hands-on projects in a variety of engineering disciplines (civil, electrical/computer, chemical, materials, and mechanical) and learn to think and problem-solve like engineers. Participating students have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.  By applying their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts they’ve learned in their high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally, their confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and ultimately learn to think like engineers.  Of our Engineering Innovation alumni, more than 80% have gone on to major in engineering or science.

Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI) is a fully online course offered year-round that introduces biomedical engineering concepts to high school students. Participants in this course model biological systems and design experiments to test their models and use engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system.

They use the content they learned in high school math, physics, and biology to solve practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.

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If you are fascinated by law, public policy, and how government works …

Spend four weeks this summer in the heart of Washington, D.C., meeting Supreme Court justices and members of Congress and dissecting today’s pressing public policy issues. Alongside 45 like-minded students from around the country and the globe, you will be challenged to learn about the exciting world of public service, improve your public-speaking and critical-thinking skills, and begin to explore potential college and career paths.

How to apply

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Volunteer opportunity for students with horseback riding experience

The Schuster Foundation would like to share the opportunity of community service hours for students with horseback riding experience.

The Schuster Foundation is a non-profit organization that sponsors free horseback riding lessons for children from low income families residing in Baltimore City. The lessons take place in four different Baltimore County Farms. The foundation also provides transportation for the kids. This is one of many programs established to assist low income families.

Currently, the horseback riding lessons take place after school hours on weekdays. The lessons start around 2pm-3pm, depending on the farm and the day of the week. And they last about 1.5 to 2 hours. There are typically groups of 3-6 children per lesson. We have professional trainers managing the lessons. These professionals need assistance with the multiple steps required for a rider to get on and off a horse or pony. That is where volunteers shine, by using their own experience with handling horses and showing the trainees the wonderful experience of horsemanship and horseback riding.

If interested in volunteering, please call Tatiana at 443-334-5219 or Connie at 443-334-5228 or email office-admin@schuster.foundation

Dickinson College is proud to partner with study-abroad provider CET Academic Programs to offer transformative pre-college opportunities for high school students. Across six locations – China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain and Washington, D.C. – students on CET Global Perspective programs explore how global issues impact local communities, examining topics such as inequality, environmental sustainability, and public health.  

Participants earn Dickinson College credit in a course co-designed by Dickinson and CET with engaging academics and out-of-classroom activities, including guest lectures, site visits and 15-20 hours of language instruction abroad or career exploration in Washington, D.C. In each country, CET Global Perspective participants immerse in the local community by living in homestays or on a college campus, and through meaningful excursions that introduce them to the history, culture and daily life of their host city.   

More details about the program, including the application process, scholarships, and CET’s COVID-related plans, can be found here: cetacademicprograms.com/high-school. A copy of the CET catalog is available for download.  

In addition, Dickinson offers a full-tuition scholarship annually—the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship—to a student who has completed a CET program and is offered admission to Dickinson.

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For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. Our programs prepare them for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.

Programs available in architecture, art, computational biology, design, drama, music, video game design, writing & culture, computer science, and more.

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The fifteen-day Chinese program will allow high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who have limited, or no experience in Chinese, to attain proficiency in the target language. In addition to classroom learning, students will be able to use the target language they learn in the classroom while exploring the 13,000 acres of natural beauty surrounding the university. We also encourage novice-high to intermediate level learners to join the camp as well, as there will be plenty of interaction with Chinese native speakers in and outside of the classroom. 

Most mornings students will engage in immersive language learning in the classroom. In the afternoon, students will continue to learn through project-based activities (e.g. hiking, organic gardening, biking, caving, etc.) while maintaining as much of an immersive environment as possible. The theme of “Environmental Stewardship” will provide ample opportunities for communication about food, geography, and culture; learning about the cultures and environments of China; connecting to art and history. By the end of the program, students will be able to handle many authentic tasks, including telling and asking about basic personal information, as well as commenting on the geography and environment of China and the USA. 

The anticipated cost per student for Sewanee's Chinese Language Camp is $1,900. This will cover all tuition, lodging, meals, and transportation associated with the program once students arrive on campus. Limited scholarships are available. Please inquire for more information about financial aid. 

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June 25 - August 5, 2022

Follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, critiques and final projects that will forever shape the way you approach art and design.

RISD Pre-College offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to experience life as a RISD undergrad. For six weeks you’ll follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, critiques and final projects. You’ll work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students from around the world who will challenge, inspire and encourage you to push your limits and produce your best work. You’ll live like a RISD student, access renowned resources and instructors, strengthen your portfolio and forever change the way you approach art and design.

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At a research and teaching facility like ours, volunteers can learn a great deal from our health care professionals. That is why they come to us from all walks of life seeking unique educational and professional experiences.

We work carefully with our volunteers to match their interests and talents with the needs that exist throughout the hospital.

We offer year-round volunteer programs for students, those exploring their career options and for anyone seeking the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

In addition to attracting volunteers from throughout the Baltimore area and beyond, many of our own University of Maryland employees apply for volunteer positions at the Medical Center to develop new skills in new areas.

Our Volunteers Are Everywhere

Along with positions that involve direct health care, we have opportunities in the clerical, reception and transportation fields. Below is a list of some of the areas where our volunteers are currently working:

  • Emergency Department
  • Shock Trauma Center
  • Medical Records Department
  • Dental Clinic
  • Psychiatry Department
  • Guest Information Desk
  • Patient Transport Services
  • Flower Delivery Services

Placements are also available in other areas, so please contact us to discuss further options.

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The University College Dublin (UCD) High School Summer Program returns for 2022 and applications are now open! The UCD High School Summer Program is an enrichment program designed specifically for North American students who are interested in learning more about Irish history and culture and may be considering the possibility of applying to universities in Ireland for their undergraduate degrees. Through a series of taught lectures and interactive workshops at UCD, we introduce students to the academic culture in Ireland and the variety of subjects they can study. We also introduce students to Ireland's rich history and cultural identity through field trips around Dublin and the Irish countryside. At the end of the two weeks, we hope the students will have found that the academic programs and vibrant cultural heritage will be a great fit for future studies.
 
To be eligible for this program, students must:
 

  • Be current sophomores or juniors (16 or 17 at the time of program)
  • Demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • Write a brief essay about their interest in the program and what would make them a good candidate for the program. 
  • Counselor recommendation (Kendall Hook will send counselors direct link to Google recommendation form)


Dates: July 6th-21st, 2022
Cost: €2850 (excluding airfare)

Students who apply by February 1 will receive an early application discount of €250. This program is non-credit bearing.

More information about the program and the application form can be found here: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/studyatucd-unitedstatesofamericausa/summerprogrammes/summerhighschoolprogram/

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Scholar Launch is holding several STEM research programs for high schoolers in July 2021. 

Big Data Analytics Using RStudio: Statistical Analysis and Predictive Modeling: Students will use RStudio to load data from League of Legends, conduct statistical analysis, and carry out predictive modeling in order to evaluate the performance of teams. 

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, West Point Academy

Subject Areas: Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep learning, Game Design

Data Visualization: Using Data Models and Geographical Information to Design Web-Mapping Projects: Students will work on a hands-on web-mapping project of visualizing the spatial distribution of variables of interest using open-source technologies. They can later display these maps as part of their spatial data visualization portfolio.

Faculty Advisor: Assistant Professor, Brown University

Subject Areas: Data Science, GIS, Spatial Structures, Web-mapping

Biobuilder Summer Bootcamp: A two-week intense bootcamp that allows students to dive into the world of synthetic biology and biodesign, analyze data and learn how to apply these methods to laboratory results in real time. Participants will have the opportunity to design their own synthetic cells and complete and publish a written project proposal.

Faculty Advisor: Instructor, MIT Department of Biological Engineering

Subject Areas: Project Design, Computation, and Data Visualization for Bioengineering

For inquiries, please contact team@scholarlaunch.org. For online application, please go to https://www.scholarlaunch.org/application.

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Scholar Launch is offering 2 social science programs in July 2021 about social justice, racial inequality, global violence/warfare and international legal systems. 

Modern America: the Historical, Cultural, and Economic Studies of Racial Inequality, Social Justice, and the Legal System: In looking at the Black Lives Matter and Asian American Violence, does it feel like history repeats itself or are we moving forward? How did the pandemic uncover social inequality? How do you understand discourses on gender and power in modern America? In this program, students will look at modern America through the lens of slavery, legal issues, race, inequality, and social justice.

Faculty Advisor: Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

Subject Areas: Sociology, History, Social Justice, Law, American and African-American Studies, Comparative Literature

Mass Violence on the Global Stage: the History, Legal Frameworks, and Social Impact of Atrocities: In this program, students will examine three layers of mass crimes committed under the fog of war: why and how the crimes happened, how to investigate and prosecute the criminals and visual materials that are exhibited and continue to shape our world.

Faculty Advisor: Associate Researcher, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Subject Areas: Sociology, History of War, Law

For application, please go to https://www.scholarlaunch.org/application. For inquiries, please contact team@scholarlaunch.org

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For students who want a unique academic experience but aren’t able to travel to either of our beautiful campuses for the residential Summer Academy program, the Great Books Summer Seminar Series is completely online. For high school students aged 15–18 who seek intellectual challenges from anywhere in the world, this is the ideal program!

Because we are dedicated to providing access to thoughtful students who seek academic challenge, St. John’s is offering an extremely limited number of places at a reduced price. Our Summer Seminars are real St. John’s College seminars led by our full-time faculty. Here, you can expect small seminars where you engage in vigorous discussions with other students who love great books, new ideas, and deep conversation—just like you.

SESSIONS

June 14–18: Plato, Phaedo

June 21–25: Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

August 2–6: Tocqueville, Democracy in America (excerpts)

August 9–13: Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

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A one-week creative writing and college essay workshop for high school students who love to write!

Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, 2021, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Students in the Young Writers' Camp will work with experienced writer-instructors at Goucher’s renowned creative writing center to: 

  • Participate in an intensive personal essay writing workshop as they prepare their college essays
  • Study various genres of creative writing with published authors
  • Explore Goucher campus and college life
  • Receive feedback on their writing from peers and instructors

Create an anthology of student writing.

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Now more than ever, young people want to play a pivotal role in developing solutions and addressing inequities in the United States. In June 2021, Close Up and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools will host the first annual Empowering Girls’ Voices: Youth Summit, a special opportunity for high school students to build the tools and knowledge they need to become catalysts for change in their communities. Over the course of the 5-day Youth Summit, students will network with diverse peers nationwide; deliberate about the barriers to equity in our country; deepen their understanding of existing campaigns for change; and work together to create meaningful solutions. Over 1,000 students from more than 60 Girls’ Schools participated in the Empowering Girls’ Voices programming this year – the Youth Summit is designed to bring these girls and other highly motivated girls together for an immersive and impactful week. By engaging young people in meaningful civic action, we aim to help students develop empathy for the perspectives of others and build the skills and confidence to empower a generation of changemakers.

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From health care and finance to research in the life sciences and social issues, data science plays a major role in understanding and solving large, complex problems facing the world today. This summer, we have an exciting opportunity for students interested in developing skills to pursue a future in working with data.

UMass Amherst Summer Programs and the department of Mathematics and Statistics is excited to inform you about scholarship opportunities for Foundations of Data Science. This project-focused two-week course will include case studies and analysis, Python programming, handling and visualizing large data sets, and collaborative work to address issues such as COVID-19 prediction modeling and testing, and the financial crisis of 2008.

  • Open to rising 10th - 12th graders
  • No prior knowledge of statistics or computer programming is assumed. The only prerequisite is a high school algebra course.
  • Students earn 2 college credits. Credits can be included on college applications, and may be transferable to other universities.
  • Online program with synchronous instruction 

Interested students in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for a full scholarship. Please follow the directions here to learn more about applying for scholarships to UMass Amherst pre-college programs. Scholarship applications are due by May 15th, 2021.

To waive the $35 application fee, students should enter the waiver code "summer21" in the online application.

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An intensive two-week immersion in poetry, fiction, playwriting, revision, fantasy, or creative nonfiction. 

Are you currently a high-school student who is passionate about creative writing? 

THIS YEAR, in addition to having workshops in poetry, playwriting, and fiction, we are also offering three specialized courses: (1) Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fabulism: Short Fiction through a Fantastic Lens, (2) Digging Deep: Writing and Discovery in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction, and (3) Re-visioning Your Revisions. 

Review of our applications begins on Friday, February 19, 2021. We highly encourage you to apply by that date, though we will continue to review applications which arrive later (see our FAQ page). Decisions will be announced in early April. We are indeed accepting current seniors who will graduate in 2021, given the disruption the pandemic has caused for so many talented young writers.

The cost of the program is $1200.

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Options include: Creative Writing Workshop; Science & Engineering; Sustainable Futures; Women, Gender & Representation.

Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, precollege programs offer an inspiring learning experience, and you can request a recommendation from Smith faculty to use in your college applications. A hands-on, collaborative environment lets you directly engage with world-class scholars who help you pursue your passions and develop new skills. Enjoy learning without the pressure of grades or competition. Outside the classroom (whether it be remote or on campus), enjoy Smith’s social offerings in the evenings and on weekends. Remote learners will have multiple options every week to take part in creative, health and wellness, and social online activities. On-campus students will live in a house just a few steps from downtown Northampton and will have the same opportunities in person.

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The UMass Amherst online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world.

We accept applications from current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school. Please note, the Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology programs are open only to rising juniors and seniors.

Admissions are rolling. Applications will be accepted through June 15th

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For over fifteen years, Marist has created a top summer pre-college program that gives students a sense of college life, provides a taste of a college major, and allows students to earn college credit all while still in high school. This year, we're going virtual. While we would love to host you on campus this summer, our Virtual Summer Pre-College experience will be packed with opportunities for you to test drive a major and meet like-minded high school students from around the world. With 14 courses to choose from, this summer's courses will take place over a three-week period from July 12-30. We look forward to seeing you online!

One of the many benefits of Marist's Summer Pre-College program is the ability to gain a sense of your future college major while still in high school. Choose from a wide range of course options designed to give you a taste of the academic experience in the major. Courses include: Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Data Science for Polling and Political Communication, Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Fashion Design - Portfolio, Fashion Merchandising A to Z, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, and Sports Communication.

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Are you a high school student between the ages of 15-19 years old looking to gain service hours? Consider Volunteering with Camp St. Vincent.

This summer, Camp St. Vincent is planning to run an 8-week program. We are taking all possible safety precautions in regard to Covid-19 to ensure the safety of our campers, our volunteers, and our staff.

Considering the recent pandemic, we plan to adapt the camp so that we can still provide its valuable services to children. We are tentatively planning to hold camp at our Patterson Park location this year. We plan to increase the number of busses that we use, in order to follow both social distancing, and safety guidelines while transporting campers from their shelters and programs to our Camp, due to the increased health risks of transporting the children by bus and assembling in larger groups. But we are still holding camp!

Each day will include reading, math, and STEM enrichment activities, along with a healthy dose of sports, dance, art, and water play activities. Most importantly, we will add special social/emotional modules to help children cope with the increased trauma caused due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Camp will be offered at our Patterson Park location servicing children in shelters and homeless programs across Baltimore City and County. Camp St. Vincent will tentatively operate for 8 weeks for campers, from 8:30am-3:30pm June 21 through August 13, for children ages 5-14.

For more information contact Robert Spencer at (410) 921-2820, or Katrina Robinson (410) 406-7217, Katrina.Robinson@vincentbaltimore.org

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Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs that fuse sophisticated scientific or social theory with relevant application. The science academies draw upon Penn's cutting-edge technological experience and students’ virtual at-home labs, while the social academies draw upon the rich history and diversity of Philadelphia to provide a sociologically comprehensive academic experience.

The Pre-College Program is designed for academically curious high school students interested in the intellectual challenge of an Ivy League undergraduate academic experience. Pre-College Program students are enrolled in online summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates. Our program offers undergraduate courses in a wide array of disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Academic advising and access to University learning resources are provided. The Pre-College Program also welcomes international applicants.

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In this interactive studio program, you'll develop fashion design skills, deepen your knowledge of fashion tools and trends, and build a professional-grade design portfolio at Cornell's Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, the only department of its kind in the Ivy League.

Through hands-on projects, discussions, guest lecturers, and critiques, you'll explore basic fashion design concepts, processes, and research.

No prior experience with fashion design is necessary, and no sewing is involved in the program.

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In this program, you'll examine the many ways in which individuals change as they move through adolescence—biologically, psychologically, cognitively, and socially. You'll learn about the major theoretical perspectives, research methods, and controversies in the study of human development. And while the focus will be on psychology, the program will also touch on education, neuroscience, sociology, psychiatry, criminology, economics, law, medicine, and public health.

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A pre-college program at Syracuse University designed to engage girls to a cadre of information and technology related workshops introducing them to topics centered around careers in technology, including but limited to: Web Design, Project Management, Human Centered Design, Social Media, Information Security, Information Literacy, Data Science and Analytics. This will be accomplished through mini-lectures, hands on activities, escape the lab scenarios, and the building of a technology portfolio that will include the results of their projects each day. June 27-July 10, applications open now.

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Directed by distinguished faculty members, this program allows high school students to explore writing in a non-competitive and non-judgmental environment that values the risks and adventure of the creative process. Each day, participants attend writing and theatre workshops led by prose writers, poets, and performance artists. Included in the week are mini-workshops taught by program faculty and guest artists. Rooted in the Sarah Lawrence College tradition of one-on-one interaction, the program offers students the opportunity to meet individually with workshop leaders. The program also includes faculty and student readings and a celebration of student work on the final day of the program. Classes are limited to 15 students, with two faculty members per workshop. All classes will be held live using Zoom.

We welcome students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades the following fall. Students must be age 14 or older at the start of the program.

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Rising 11th and 12th grade girls are invited to the Cyber Defense Training Camp to explore and apply various topics within the STEM and cybersecurity fields by linking research to practice through hands-on experience. Participants will be introduced to the cybersecurity programs available at the University of Maryland and will be exposed to various topics and careers in the field of cybersecurity. 

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Since 1997, students in grades 10-12 have been participating in the AGAM summer camp offered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Map). This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school students provides a stimulating and supportive environment. It was originally designed for young women but is now open to all students who want to develop their mathematical ability and interest. AGAM especially wants to encourage applications from underrepresented groups in mathematics. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from Nebraska. The campers are chaperoned by mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. AGAM is one of 18 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society Epsilon Fund. AGAM has been included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens: 200 Programs That Prepare You For College Success book as one of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation.

A typical day at online camp includes:

  • Interesting mathematics sessions each morning and afternoon
  • Problem sessions following each class, facilitated by the instructors, and a Nebraska graduate student
  • Evening networking activities

Eligibility: Students entering grades 10-12 in the fall are invited to apply for the camp. Candidates must have completed high school geometry. Special consideration is given to those entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall who have not yet taken Calculus.

Summer 2021 Information: We will hold an online camp for all genders during the week of July 11-17, 2021. In 2020, we held our first weeklong virtual camp via remote learning.

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The McCombs Summer High School Programs are free, six-day experiences focused on business and leadership that offer rising junior and senior high school students the chance to learn and interact with McCombs students, faculty, and corporate representatives. Outstanding African-American, Latino and Native American students, first-generation students, and students who have overcome social or economic hardship are strongly encouraged to apply. However, all students are welcome to apply. This is your chance to see what it's like to live and learn on campus before you graduate high school!

The McCombs School of Business plans to host our three high school summer programs in person in June 2021.  However, due to the continued COVID-19 health concerns summer programs may take place in a virtual setting. Please note, final notice for the summer program format will be publicized on April 1, 2021. 

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The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) is a free, week-long summer academic program for high school students. CLAE supports 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year. CLAE Scholars experience the benefits of a liberal arts college education through classes in science, art, social studies, and technology. Students from across the country are invited to apply for this online academic program.

Students who have an interest in African American culture, especially students from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply. Throughout the week, CLAE Scholars will focus on African American community and identity through the framework of a liberal arts education.

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The Young Women's Institute is a 4-day program for young women around the country to participate in workshops with top Kelly Business School faculty, interact with successful Kelly alumni, prepare a real-world business case project, and build leadership and communication skills. Program is free for those accepted; participants must pay their own transportation costs. 

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The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison is an energizing 8-day program for motivated high school students (rising juniors and seniors) who love to write.  For over 25 years, the Reynolds Workshop has brought together young writers who are passionate about writing and eager to connect to a close-knit community of writing friends.  The workshop is held each June on the beautiful campus of Denison University, a leading liberal arts college, in the village of Granville, Ohio. 

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Experience one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for rising Junior and Senior high school artists and designers.

During the remote version of the Pre-College Art and Design Residency program, focus will continue to be on academic rigor and personal creative growth, as well as experience practicing with a college level curriculum (2 college credits are earned upon completion of program).  The program is a combination of live instruction, independent studio time, and a variety of community events, workshops and artist talks. Students will receive ongoing support and feedback from MICA faculty and Undergraduate teaching assistants, as well as build a community of peer support through critiques and collaboration. 

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