Every year, the College Counseling Office receives notices of summer travel, learning, and enrichment programs for high school students. Some programs specify the student's age and/or grade level, and require a nomination from the school counselor or headmaster. As part of the application process, a student may be required to submit a transcript, standardized test scores, and an essay. Below you will find a list of opportunities from recent years, with links to find the latest dates and detail. Please check regularly for brochures for these or similar programs posted on the bulletin boards outside the College Counseling Office. Consult with Mr. DeLuca or Mr. Harwood if you have additional questions.
|Tisch Summer Programs for High School Students at New York University|
Courses available in Acting, Filmmaking, Theatre, and Photography. Programs in Dublin, New York City, Paris, Singapore. Earn 6 college credits. Need-based scholarships are available.
Contact: Special Programs at www.tisch.nyu.edu/
|Carnegie Mellon University|
For students entering junior/senior year
Programs in Architecture, Design, Art, Drama, Music. Video game development at the National High School Game Academy (NHSGA). College subjects with college credit.
|Oxbridge Academic Programs|
For high school students 13 - 18
French language immersion in Paris/Montpellier. Spanish language immersion in Barcelona. Courses at Oxford and Cambridge.
Explore careers in Architecture, Art, Business, Computer, Engineering, Environmental Science, Film, History & Politics, Hotel Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Earn 3-6 college credits.
|University of Maryland Young Scholars Program|
Enroll in one 3-credit course in Biotechnology, Terrorism & Popular Culture, Engineering, Journalism, Weather & Climate, Product Development & Marketing, Mock Trials, and more.
Applications Accepted: Mid-February - Beginning of July
|Discover the World of Communication at American University|
For students beginning grades 9 - 12
Courses in Scriptwriting, Journalism, Broadcasting, Film, Video, Photography, Creative Writing
Pre-College Summer Workshop in Architecture
Three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields
|West Point Summer Leaders Program|
Two Sessions Available
For students interested in attending West Point, and who will complete their junior year of high school before this summer. Academic Classes, Military Training, Sports, Tours
Contact:admissions.usma.edu/ Click on Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point
|University of Rochester Pre-College Programs|
Summer Residential Program (Grades 9 - 12)
Live on campus. Credit and non-credit courses andmini-courses offered.
Malawi Immersion Summer Seminar (Grades 11 - 12)
|Broadreach Summer Programs|
14-day, 20-day, 30-day programs, June - August
Students entering grades 9 - 12
Marine Science: Caribbean Marine Biology Voyage, Costa Rica Sea Turtle Studies,
|Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG)|
Residential programs for students ages 10 - 17
Locations: Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Emory, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UT Austin, Vassar, Yale
Courses: Humanities, Math & Science, Visual& Performing Arts, Fitness & Recreation,
|Engineering New Frontiers Summer Program for High School Students|
The Catholic University of America
Rising high school juniors and seniors.
Students will work in teams for the week and will be introduced to biomedical, civil, electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering concentrations.
Two-six week programs for high school and middle schoolstudents available on 12 campuses in 5 countries, including UCLA, Michigan, Georgetown, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, London, Barcelona, Florence, and Shanghai.Four-week internships available in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, and San Francisco. Tuition: $3,400-$9,200.
|High School Summer Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis|
Must be a current high school sophomore or junior with a B+ GPA. Students select two college courses and can earn college credits. Noncredit options are also available in creative writing, Japanese popular culture, and pre-medical studies.
|University of Notre Dame|
Two-week program for rising juniors and seniors
Courses in Archaeology, China's Transformation, Damte's Inferno, Life Sciences,
Babson's collaborative summer learning laboratories seek to advance a student's knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. Students will gain the tools and experience first-hand how to impact and reshape organizations, industries, and the world.
Contact: www.babson.edu click on undergraduate in banner, then summer@babson in left-hand menu.
This is a free program for Latino and African Americanstudents
|Columbia University Summer High School Programs |
Students entering grades 9-12 can enroll in pre-college courses offered in New York City, Barcelona, and the Middle East.
Columbia Campus (New York City)
The Bill of Rights: An Introduction to Constitutional Law (Freshmen & Sophomores)
Columbia Campus & King’s Academy (Manja, Jordan):
|Duke University TIP (Talent Identification Program) |
For students in grades 9-12
The Duke University TIP offers challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated, and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting.Courses, taught by top instructors, letyou investigate law as a career path; complete your own independent film; study in the Costa Rican rainforests; conduct a research project in the Appalachian Mountains; immerse yourself in the culture of China, Costa Rica, Italy, or the Netherlands; or examine the complexities of green architecture, futurism, or chaos theory.
|Putney Student Travel |
Global Awareness In Action (GAIA)
Students learn about concerns challenging world communities first-hand: homelessness, poverty, HIV/AIDS, health care, conflict and genocide, environmental conservation, children’s and women’s issues in Cambodia, El Salvador, India, Rwanda.
|The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop|
This program will be held on the Kenyon College campus in Gambier, Ohio.
Application Deadline: March 1. Essay, teacher recommendation, transcript required.
|Ringling College of Art and Design|
Build a portfolio of worthy work, explore art majors, earn college credits.
|Great Books Summer Program|
Two-week and one-week programs held at Amherst College and Stanford University.
Four-week, two-week, and one-week courses are available in architecture, business, engineering, journalism, visual & performing arts, writing.
|University of Pennsylvania|
Penn Summer High School Programs
This program is intended for a student who will be a junior or senior in the fall.
Summer Engineering Programs for High School Students
Wharton Pre-College Programs in Business
|The College of William & Mary DC Summer Session |
Highly-motivated rising juniors and seniors can spend the summer in the Washington, DC area taking rigorous courses in a variety of disciplines at the Dupont Circle campus of W&M.
|Portsmouth Abbey School |
For rising 7th-10th graders.
Classes are available in literature, English composition, public speaking , creative writing, Latin for English, economics, statesmanship, great ideas in American history, apologetics, film & culture, pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, environmental & marine sciences.
|Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School|
Charles J. Hamm, ’55 Leadership Program
|Deer Hill Expeditions|
This program combines wilderness adventure with an opportunity to work on service projects with native peoples that honor their traditional lifeways.
|Appalachian Mountain Club Teen Wilderness Adventures|
For students ages 12-18
Thirty-six different outdoor experiences are available, combining activities such as hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking.
|Leaders for Life International - Middle and High School Leadership|
Leadership for Life International empowers teens to create balance in their lives, plan and execute their goals, and develop self-confidence. The week-long program includes an outdoor challenge course, teambuilding activities, solution-creating strategies, public speaking strategies, success principles for teens.
|Summer Study Programs|
University of Colorado at Boulder
Credit and non-credit courses available in anthropology, arts, communications,
Applicants must submit a teacher/counselor recommendation and PSAT or SAT scores.
|The George Washington University|
|The Experiment In International Living:|
A Program of World Learning
Immerse yourself in the daily life of the people in a new country. Become a member of a host family; adopt their language, traditions, and food; gain a deeper understanding of their culture.
There are three-, four-, and five-week programs in over 40 countries.
Spanish immersion program in 8 countries. Perform community service while living with a host family.
Arts and Communication Pre-College Programs For High School Students
Studio programs are available film production, animation, film writing, fiction and magazine writing, acting, musical theatre, and stage design.
|Emory University |
An academic pre-college program for high school students
Three Two-Week Sessions
Credit and non-credit courses are available in Neuroscience & Technology, Neuroscience of Addiction, Law & Litigation, Ethics & Bioethics, Abnormal Psychology, Experimental Economics, and more.
|University of Notre Dame |
School of Architecture Career Discovery
The 13-day program includes design studios, architecture seminars, and field trips.
At George Washington University, Stonehill College, UCLA, and Lehigh University
One- and two-week programs. Courses include: Spanish Culture & Tradition, Pharmaceutical Development, Coaching for the Greater Good, Life & Death: Ethics & Law, We Don’t Need No Education?
|OLAB (Opportunities To Learn About Business)|
This is a one-week hands-on introduction to business and the market economy. Students work in competitive teams to organize and run a mock business, and develop and market a product. Selected students receive a full-tuition scholarship.
|Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington|
A two-week day camp for students ages 9-18, designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare through analysis of text, improvisation, and performance.Workshops are offered in Washington, Alexandria,
|Yale Summer Sessions|
For current high school juniors and seniors. Live in one of Yale’s residential colleges and take Yale College courses for credit.
|High School Summer Program At Harvard|
For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Earn college credits in courses taken with college students and adults. Over 300 courses to choose from in over 60 liberal arts fields.
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
PREFACE Summer Program
For rising juniors and seniors from groups that have historically and traditionally been
High School Enrichment Summer Program
Aerospace Engineering Exploration
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) |
Research Science Institute
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
|Boston College Experience|
Summer Program for High School Students
This program is for rising seniors.Spend six weeks at Boston College: take college classes, earn college credits, live and study with peers, interact with outstanding professors.
Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students
Whole or half summer sessions
Take one or two courses with college undergraduates in liberal arts. Special course offerings are also available in writing, health science, computer & interactive media, ethics & global citizenship. Credits earned may be transferred to other colleges and universities.
|Boston University Summer |
High School Honors Program:
|Ohio State University|
Ross Mathematics Program
An intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics.
|LEAD Engineering Summer Engineering Institute (SEI)|
Held at Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, University of California at Berkeley,
Co-sponsored by Google, DuPont, and ALCOA, the program introduces students of color with outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership skills to the field of engineering.
|College of the Atlantic|
Summer Field Institute for High School Students
For rising juniors and seniors.
Do you have a strong interest in human ecology? Are you ready for a challenge?
The College of William & Mary, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,
For juniors and seniors in high school.
High school students earn four college credits transferrable from The College of William & Mary. Two courses are available: From the Founding of Jamestown to the American Revolution and From the American Revolution to the American Civil War. Courses include special performances, lectures, and behind-the-scenes talks with interpreters, curators, researchers, and historians. Students participate in an archaeological dig and maintain an electronic journal for evaluation.
|Summer at Carleton|
Summer Writing Program
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience
Carleton Summer Science Institute
|Sewanee-The University of the South |
Sewanee Environmental Institute (SEI) Pre-College Field Studies Experience
For rising high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about the outdoors.The program offers an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.
Scientific thought and creativity is fostered in high school students through interaction with mathematicians and scientists working in academia and industry.
|LIVE, LEARN, LEAP|
Middlebury College & Monterey Institute of International Studies
Beginning and advanced course offerings for middle and high school students in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Several locations: Green Mountain College, Roger Williams University, Swarthmore College, Wofford College, Lewis University, Oberlin College, Pomona College, UC Santa Cruz.
Students live in language-specific residence halls, participate in language classes, and speak the target language in all activities-cooking, hiking, soccer competitions, etc.
Political Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership Institute (PAL)
This program is for students entering grades 10-12 during the coming school year.It will provide intensive
|Pratt Institute Pre-College Program|
(Pratt Center for Continuing & Professional Studies)
Students select credit-bearing and non-credit courses in architecture, illustration, design, sculpture, and creative writing.
|BLUR: Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists|
Sweet Briar College
This is a co-ed summer arts program for high school students interested in theatre, visual arts, and creative writing.Students will spend two-thirds of their time in studio with artist-teachers, and one-third of their time collaborating with their peers to produce exhibits and performances. Each student will receive an iPad for use throughout the summer session.
Brown Leadership Institute
Spark Science for Middle School
|Discover Wall Street 101 |
During this residential week-long summer camp, high school students will learn about the stock market, participate in simulated trading sessions, and gain hands-on experience with Bentley's high-tech Trading Room and other business resources. The new skills gained will help students understand what it's like to work on Wall Street.
|Junior State of America (JSA)|
Junior Statesmen Foundation
For students in grades 8-11 who have a passionate interest in politics and current affairs. University professors teach courses at Georgetown, Princeton, Stanford, and Beijing, China. Participants will create and run a legislative body patterned after the U.S. Congress. They will also meet with leaders in government and the media to complement classroom experiences.
Students must complete an application, essays, and submit a transcript and one teacher recommendation. The cost is $5,000, and scholarships are available. See Mr. DeLuca or Mr. Harwood if you’re interested in being nominated for this program.
|University of Delaware|
Academically talented high school sophomores and juniors live on campus for a full summer and take 2-3 college courses for academic credit, which is transferable.
University of Michigan
Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Design - ArcStart
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance - MPulse Summer Camp
School of Art & Design Summer Programs
Contact: www.umich.edu/summer_prog.php (Pre-College)
|University of Chicago|
Summer Programs for High School Students
Scholarships are available.Courses available:American Law & Litigation, Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History, Fiction Writing, Collegiate Writing, Developmental Psychology, Green: Behavioral Economics and Sustainability, Field Study in Urban Society, RIBS: Research in Biological Sciences, Stones and Bones: A Practicum in Paleontology, Travel Academy: Drama and Performance in Ancient Greece, Intensive Language: Arabic, Mandarin, Classical/Attic Greek, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian.
|University of Pittsburgh|
Why Come To Pitt This Summer?
Earn Credits. Engage Your Mind. Explore the Possibilities!
Students can choose from more than 500 courses during 4-week or 6-week sessions and live on campus.
Contact: www.summer.pitt.edu/ (High School Students)
Students can choose from over 300 courses in four- and eight-week sessions.
IN FOCUS Seminars
Summer College for High School Students
Explore college majors and experience college residential life with credit and non-credit course offerings. Students have 2-, 4-, and 6-week program options.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Frontiers
Frontiers is a residential, research, and learning experience for rising juniors and seniors. Students engage in solving problems with the use of current laboratory techniques in aerospace engineering, biology, chemistry/biochemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, computer and electrical engineering, interactive media and game development, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, and robotics.
|Telluride Association (TASP)|
Seminars for current high school juniors conducted by college professors at
Application Deadline: January 20