Program: Alfred University Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students: Alfred, New York
Description: Alfred University’s residential summer programs offer in-depth instruction in Astronomy, Art Portfolio Prep, Creative Writing, Consumer Chemistry, Computers, Ceramic & Glass Engineering, Robotics, Renewable Energy Engineering, Theater, Equestrian and Swimming. Classes, taught by distinguished members of the University faculty and advanced graduate students, are kept small to allow for lots of individualized attention. When not in class, campers enjoy fun recreational activities along with time to relax and get to know one another. Out-of-class supervision is provided by our team of Resident Assistants, who are specially trained to serve as camp counselors, positive role models, mentors and friends. Our campus is located in a peaceful village in western New York State, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys. Campers stay in clean, modern residence halls and all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the University dining hall. With Alfred University’s excellence in teaching and quality programming, this is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week or two learning, making friends, and experiencing life on a college campus!
Participants: Students aged 14-17.
Program website: Alfred University Summer Programs
Program: Northwestern University College Prep Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Evanston, Illinois
Description: The College Prep Program allows high school students to experience college life at Northwestern University in the summer. Take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in an intensive noncredit IN FOCUS seminar, both taught by Northwestern faculty and instructors. Choose from more than 300 courses in virtually every academic discipline. Course credit earned in the College Prep Program can be transferred to undergraduate programs at many other universities. Courses are flexibly scheduled, ranging from three-week intensive courses in science and languages, and four to eight weeks for most other offerings. IN FOCUS Seminars are designed to expose you to today’s important topics and the best of Northwestern’s faculty, but without the time commitment and cost of enrolling in a college credit course. These two-week noncredit seminars are structured like a college seminar course. Faculty will lead the seminar through discussion, readings and study.
Participants: Students who have completed their junior year of high school by the date the program begins.
Program website: Northwestern University College Prep Summer Program
Program: Summer Study Pre-College Programs for High School Students
Description: The leader in pre-college programs combining stimulating academics with exciting sports/recreational activities, nightlife, sightseeing, foreign culture and travel weekends. Both enrichment and college credit programs are offered at Penn State University, The University of Colorado at Boulder, Fordham University (NYC) and at The Sorbonne in Paris (France).
Participants: High school students completing 9th through 12th grade. Please contact us for information about our Middle School program for students completing grade 8.
Program website: Summer Study Pre-College Programs
Program: SPI Summer Pre-College Study Abroad Programs, Language Immersion, and Global Leadership Summer Programs for High School Students
Description: Founded in 1996, SPI High School Study Abroad Programs offers high quality French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish language immersion summer programs exclusively for high school students. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding students knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures. All SPI high school study abroad programs are unique and personalized global experiences designed to build leadership qualities that help students succeed both in college and in their future endeavors. Our programs are guided by experienced educators with small group sizes that make traveling abroad exciting, educational, and truly inspiring.
Eligible Participants: High School Students.
Program website: SPI Study Abroad Summer Programs
Program: University of Maryland Young Scholars Program - July 13 - August 1, 2014: College Park, Maryland
Description: This summer, the Young Scholars Program invites high school students with exceptional ability and promise to an exceptional pre-college experience at the University of Maryland. From July 13–August 1, rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and earn three university credits. Dynamic faculty challenge Young Scholars to explore bold ideas and new ways of learning. During three unforgettable weeks, students engage in creative problem solving with equally talented peers from across the United States and around the world.
In the Young Scholars Program, students select one three-credit course and devote a large part of their time attending class, enjoying field trips or guest speakers, studying, working on projects, and preparing for exams. Learning continues with college seminars, workshops, and social activities that encourage the exchange of ideas and lend to the development of lasting friendships. Participants have access to many of the same world-class facilities used by Maryland’s full-time college students. This summer, explore university life at the University of Maryland with the Young Scholars Program!
Applications accepted beginning February 11, 2014. Program admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
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Program website: University of Maryland Young Summer Scholars Program
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Program: University of Maryland Young Scholars Discovery: July 20 - August 1, 2014: College Park, Maryland
Description: Young Scholars Discovery, July 20–August 1, 2014, welcomes middle school students to an exceptional learning opportunity at the University of Maryland. Discovery nurtures academically talented students who share similar interests, abilities, and goals. Discovery scholars explore career opportunities, engage with experts in innovative fields, collaborate during interactive seminars, and learn about university life at Maryland.
The Discovery program offers diverse courses that encourage creative reasoning and problem solving. Faculty provide dynamic instruction, challenging students to explore bold ideas and acquire new skills and knowledge. The learning continues with interactive afternoon seminars, social activities, a weekend day trip to Washington, DC, and more. This summer, discover, explore, grow, and learn at the University of Maryland with Young Scholars Discovery!
Applications accepted beginning February 11, 2014. Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
To learn more, visit our Web site Young Scholars Discovery or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Juniper Institute for Young Writers - A Pre-College Summer Writing Program for High School Students: Amherst, Massachusetts
Description: The Juniper Institute for Young Writers is an extraordinary nine-day creative writing program for writers who are finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school. Hosted by the University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers, the Institute offers participants a unique opportunity: intensive workshops, craft sessions, and studio courses designed especially for young writers and unparalleled exposure to world-renowned authors through readings and Q&As.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Juniper Institute for Young Writers
Program: Summer Educational Experience at Elmira College: Elmira, New York
Description: At SEE EC, high school students will experience college life, attend innovative, small classes led by some of our best faculty, and earn three (3) college credits. This college experience will be educational and fun. A key component of this program is a focus on College Success Skills that will help to better prepare the attendees for a successful transition to college when the time comes. Additionally, the program includes many fun activities, including three off-campus excursions. All transportation and fees are included in the program cost. Mark Twain did his best work during his Summers in Elmira, so can you!
Participants: High school students - grades 10, 11, and 12.
Program website: Summer Educational Experiences at Elmira College
Program: Emory University Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week non-credit courses, and six-week credit courses are available. Emory Pre-College students live together in a dorm on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life.
Students will enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined Emory campus and its outstanding facilities, meet new people and make lifelong friends. Students come from all across the U.S. and the world. Ranked #20 by U.S. News and World Report and #15 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for best values among private universities, Emory University offers a small liberal arts college environment within a major research university. Click here to being your application.
Participants: High School Students.
Program website: Emory University Pre-College Summer Program
Program: Abbey Road Pre-College Academic Study Abroad and Travel Summer Programs for High School Students
Description: Abbey Road provides quality academic study abroad summer programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding, personal growth and academic enrichment. Abbey Road was created through a collaboration of the best young professionals and educators from top schools and esteemed institutions in the United States and Europe. The study abroad summer programs are designed for high school students to be able to experience true cultural and language immersion abroad and pre-college preparation, SAT prep and enrichment in the U.S. Our academic curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects, from international relations and leadership to environmental politics, from art and art history to foreign languages and cultures, from sports to photography, fashion and cuisine.
Eligible Participants: High school students
Program website: Abbey Road Pre-College Study Abroad and Enrichment Programs
Program: Babson College Summer Study Programs for High School Students: Babson Park, Massachusetts
Description: Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. In this collaborative community, students will gain the tools and experience first-hand how to impact and reshape organizations, industries, and the world.
Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience: Entrepreneurship of All Kinds | For Rising HS Juniors and Seniors | A five week, residential, academic credit bearing experience for the current or aspiring entrepreneur who wants to create innovative, real-world solutions to economic, social, and environmental issues through the lens of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. Students will work together on new venture ideas to discover how to develop and grow new ventures through lessons of market research, feasibility analysis, and other business concepts while identifying the ways in which their businesses fit into the greater world picture.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Babson College Summer Study
Program: Summer Discovery Pre-college Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students
Description: Summer Discovery is an all-inclusive pre-college experience; living on a college campus, participating in activities, exploring great cities, having fun and making friends from all over the world. Freedom with support and balance, that's Summer Discovery. For over 48 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational, and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about our over 300 course offerings at your program of interest - college credit, research, engineering, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, cooking, and many others. Summer Discovery offers programs at 13 different locations in 4 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more! We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the U.S. and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens!
Participants: High school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (ages 14-18).
Program website: Summer Discovery
Program: Jr. Discovery Summer Enrichment Program for Middle School Students
Description: Jr. Discovery is a unique 3 week summer enrichment experience for teenagers completing grades 6, 7 and 8. At Jr. Discovery, learning is everywhere - in the classroom, dorm room, dining hall, on-stage, the tennis court or ball field, on trips and excursions, and the daily interaction between peers, dynamic teachers and Resident Counselors. Since 1966, the Musiker Family has been directing outstanding educational experiences for teenagers. As parents ourselves, we realize middle school students are at an important crossroads in their development. Life poses many new challenges, opportunities, emotions, and rewards. Jr. Discovery is designed to facilitate a positive transition from adolescence to young adulthood and from middle school to high school. Our innovative Skills for Mind and Body curriculum inspires independent thinking, creativity, personal growth, self-confidence, time management and life skills. Additionally, through cooperative living and positive mentoring by a superb group of Resident Counselors, our students experience the finest, caring supervision, group dynamics, and mutual respect. Best of all, Jr. Discovery is a summer of new friendships with students from all over the USA and the world. In the Jr. Discovery community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. We look forward to welcoming you to our community this summer.
Participants: Middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8 (ages 12-14).
Program website: Junior Discovery
Program: Discovery Internships Summer Internship Programs for High School Students
Description: The Discovery Internships program is a 4 week all-inclusive summer internship experience. We offer customized internships in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai in 25+ industries including Finance, Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Law, Fashion, Film & Television, Public Relations, Veterinary Medicine and many more. Whether you are a high school student looking to gain clarity on college choices or fields of potential study or just looking for a meaningful summer in one of the greatest cities in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your needs, Discovery Internships' customized programs will help you explore your future. In addition to gaining hands-on, career-focused learning opportunities, participants explore and live in an exciting city. Our programs feature a safe and fun living and learning environment based in a college residence hall. A meal plan, 24-hour staff supervision, and a host of cultural, recreational, and other community events and excursions around the city are all included. Our participants receive access to supplementary professional development workshops that enhance the internship learning experience and help students excel in both the college classroom and the workplace. Students receive academic credit for their internship and completion of coursework from New York University (NYU).
Participants: High school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 (ages 15-18).
Program website: Discovery Internships
Program: Youth Nations Summer Leadership Program: Toledo, Ohio
Description: Youth Nations is a week-long interactive global leadership experience where high school students experience college life while competing in a persuasive presentation competition for University of Toledo scholarships. The week focuses on creating an opportunity for students to learn from our skilled faculty about issues that face our world and develop a plan to solve world problems. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a team to present a plan to change the world and compete for the chance to win a UT scholarship. Students will have a real college experience. Students will stay on campus in our residence halls, spend time with expert faculty, and use our Student Recreation Center.
Participants: High school students between their junior and senior year.
Program website: Youth Nations Global Leadership Summer Experience
Program: Vocal Performance Institute at the University of Dayton for High School Students: Dayton, Ohio
Description: The Vocal Performance Institute is a week-long summer program for high school aged singers. It gives students a chance to experience college music curriculum and to work with fabulous resident artists from the University of Dayton, Dayton Opera and the Human Race Theatre. Workshops that include audition techniques, stage comportment, introduction to diction (and more!) are combined with daily voice lessons and regular master-classes to complete a power-packed week of inspiration and learning. This institute is a wonderful experience for those planning to major in music or those who simply love to perform and want to learn more. Both resident and commuter participants are welcome.
The University of Dayton is extremely generous with scholarships. Over 90% of past participants received sizable aid. That combined with our highly qualified faculty, fantastic facilities and expanded curriculum make us one of Ohio's premier summer programs!
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Visit our website to learn more and apply: www.go.udayton.edu/vpi
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Vocal Performance Music Institute
Program: Washington University's High School Pre-College Summer Experiences: St. Louis, Missouri
Description: Washington University’s high school summer programs provide academically talented high school students with a unique opportunity—the chance to try out college, the ability to earn college credit, and the excitement of living and bonding with fellow students from around the country and the world. We offer programs in engineering, medicine, leadership, writing, and more.
Participants: High school students - freshmen - senior: ages 14 - 18.
Program website: Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences
Program: Pre-College Study at Wesleyan University for High School Students: Middletown, Connecticut
Description: Wesleyan University is known for its exceptional faculty and small, liberal-arts college experience. The Wesleyan experience – intellectual, exciting, transformative – is now available to pre-college students, on campus or online.
ON-CAMPUS: Current high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take courses on campus at Wesleyan University during the summer, enjoying academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school classroom. For five weeks, you will be a member of the Wesleyan community, taking courses alongside Wesleyan students to earn full college credit. Wesleyan offers two Sessions; Session I (May 29 - June 27), and Session I (July 1 – July 30). On–campus housing is available for pre-college students in July only.
On-Campus courses this summer include:
Introduction to GIS
The Graphic Novel
Field Methods in Archeology
Principles of Biology I (with lab)
Introduction to Computer Programming
ONLINE: Fully-online seminars, taught by Wesleyan faculty, have been developed specifically with high-achieving high school juniors and seniors in mind. These courses are intended to bring the benefits of Wesleyan University directly to you. You can log in, interact with classmates, participate in writing and interactive projects, complete assignments, and gain valuable, individualized feedback from your professors, all on a schedule that works for you. Online courses are available in summer, fall and spring terms.
Online Pre-college courses offered:
-Topics in Psychology
-Introduction to Environmental Studies
-History of Rock & R&B
Experience College This Summer at Wesleyan University!
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut 06459
(860) 685-2005; email@example.com
Eligible Participants: High School Juniors and Seniors
Program website: Summer Pre-College at Wesleyan University
Program: Julian Krinsky Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: JKCP’s Enrichment program offers over 20 specialized experiences to high school students. The weekly summer academic, science, and sport courses are taught by college professors and top-of-the line professionals in their fields. Students choose two courses each week in SAT Prep, Cooking, Engineering, Fashion Design, Tennis, Golf, Robotics, Business Leadership and more! Some courses are offered for College Credit from Villanova University. Students come from over 40 U.S. states and 35 different countries. Get the real pre-college experience by meeting students from all over the world and live at the beautiful Villanova campus. Residential students also experience evening activities and weekend trips to regional destinations such as NYC, Washington D.C., NJ beaches, and more.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Julian Krinsky Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs
Program: Julian Krinsky Summer Internships in Philadelphia for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: There is no better way to understand a job than by actually doing it. That’s exactly what our Summer Internships offer: a chance to do meaningful, hands-on work in the field of your choice. Get one of the best summer internships in Philadelphia before you head off to college! You might be interning with a lawyer, developing marketing campaigns, shadowing a doctor, assisting a vet, or involved with high-profile mentors. Live on campus at the University of Pennsylvania. College credit is now available.
Participants: High school students, ages 16 - 18.
Program website: Julian Krinsky Summer Internships
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Medical Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: The Penn Medicine Summer Program is a summer medical camp program for high school juniors and senior considering a career in medicine or medical research. This pre-college medical camp is designed to expose students to the fascinating world of modern medicine. Students learn at the Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn. The course features lectures, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on sessions, and field excursions. Students will get the opportunity to experience several different medical careers and get an in-depth perspective on what it takes to become a doctor. This is an opportunity for high school students to live at UPenn, experience what medical school is really like and evaluate if it is the right choice for them.
Participants: High school students, ages 16 - 18.
Program website: University of Pennsylvania Summer Medical Program
Program: University of Pennsylvania International Affairs Summer Program with Model UN for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: Learn leadership through Model UN! If you're just getting interested in world relations or are already a student of global politics, our pre-college program will increase your experience, knowledge and skills for future leadership. The program features debate, public speaking and research workshops, realistic UN simulations, and guest speakers. Additionally, you will enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Live on campus at the University of Pennsylvania.
Participants: High school students, ages 15 - 18.
Program website: University of Pennsylvania International Affairs Summer Program
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Art Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: This pre-college art program prepares students ages 14 – 18 for college admissions as you experience college life and create your portfolio. You'll work with Penn Faculty in Penn's art studios as you create art and develop your artistic expression. Art students choose various classes ranging from drawing and painting to graphic design and filmmaking. Experiment with different artistic disciplines, learn new skills, and build your visual portfolio.
Students also live at the University of Pennsylvania, and participate in evening activities and weekend trips to places such as New York city, Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, and more.
Participants: High school students, ages 14 - 18.
Program website: University of Pennsylvania Summer Art Program
Program: University of Pennsylvania Summer Architecture Program for High School Students: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: In-depth architecture program for students ages 14-18 at the University of Pennsylvania. Express your personal ideas as you explore the architectural design process, from drawing by hand and computer to constructing scale models. Working alongside a culturally diverse mix of students, you'll use the city of Philadelphia's architecture as inspiration and produce your own portfolio.
Participants: High school students, ages 14 - 18.
Program website: University of Pennsylvania Summer Architecture Program
Program: Julian Krinsky Xploration Summer Programs for Middle School Students: Pennsylvania
Description: Julian Krinsky's middle school summer camp is for students ages 10-13. The camp offers courses in sports and fitness, science and technology, arts, cooking, fashion design, photography and more. Students can choose two classes each week. They can follow their passions or try something new in the areas that interest them most.
Students come from over 35 countries and live at the beautiful Haverford College near Philadelphia. There are also evening activities and weekend trips to places such as NYC, Washington DC, amusement parks, and more!
Participants: Middle school students, ages 10 - 13.
Program website: Julian Krinsky Xploration Summer Program
Program: embARC Summer Design Academy for High School Students at the University of California, Berkeley: Berkeley, California
Description: embARC is an intensive four-week summer design academy for high school students held at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED). The program brings together students from diverse backgrounds to study architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through a series of workshops, lectures, field trips, and design:build studios. Participants will experience what it is like to work on their own design projects in a studio environment. With a locally-based project, students will have the opportunity to make first-hand observations of the area through numerous guided site visits, which will help inform the individual design proposals. Additionally, students will learn about the construction process through a hands-on design:build project in CED’s fabrication workshop. Working along trained professionals, students will build a full size structure for the benefit of a local community organization. Students who fulfill the course requirements will receive a letter grade for a 1-unit college course. Residential and commuter options are available.
Participants: High school students entering their senior year of school and exceptional students entering their junior year are encouraged to apply. To apply, students must complete the on-line application found on the embARC website. Enrollment is limited and students are encouraged to apply early.
Program website: embARC Summer Design Pre-College Program
Program: Summer College for High School Students at Duke University: Durham, North Carolina
Description: 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 grade 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 2, 2013. Apply early as the program fills quickly!
Summer College for High School Students, 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 for collegiate success.
Why choose Duke for your summer college experience?
- Earn college credit while studying in classes with Duke undergraduate students and your international peers.
- Enjoy an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.
- Choose from four evening classes to complete your academic experience and prepare for success in college.
- Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Duke University’s world-renowned campus.
View the Summer College Student Blog: Summer College at Duke University Blog
For more information please contact The Office of Continuing Studies and Summer Session at +(919) 684-6259 or email Dr. Nicki Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants: Current 10th and 11th grade high school students.
Program website: Summer College at Duke University
Program: Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9 - 12): Durham, North Carolina
Description: The Duke University Summer Academy for High School Students is a three-week, non-credit-bearing program. The program 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 become a successful global citizen and improve your leadership skills.
Participants: High school students - grades 9 - 12.
Program website: Duke University Summer Academy
Program: Barnard College Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students: New York, New York
Description: At Barnard College, enrich your academic experience and get a head start on college in the world’s greatest city. Barnard offers opportunities to discover New York City in and out of the classroom while taking fascinating classes with our world-renowned faculty, exploring careers and interests from architecture to psychology, making friends from around the world, and getting a head start on college applications through our admissions workshops.
Participants: Eligibility: Rising high school juniors and seniors (entering 11th or 12th grade), 4-week and 1-week liberal arts intensive, coed...Young Women's Leadership Institute and Dance in the City, women only.
Program website: Barnard Pre-College Summer Program
Program: The Sustainable Futures Summer Program is organized by the Center for Global Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What is sustainability?
The global climate is changing. Fossil fuels can’t last forever. The global population has passed 7 billion. Is the concept of modern civilization under threat? What is needed to put society on a path that can safely take humanity to the 22nd century and beyond? The answers will surprise you.
In this summer course we’ll see how the fields of culture, politics, economics, physics and biology interact to reveal what will happen in a sustainable future.
Join Professor Jonathan Tomkin for this one-week intensive course that combines lectures and discussions about the fundamental challenges of sustainability with case-study investigations of local practice. Students will do research, visit field sites and make team presentations on their findings. Students will experience college life & earn one college credit.
Participants: Eligible students are rising high school juniors and seniors and graduated seniors.
Program website: For more information, visit the website: University of Illinois Global Studies Summer Program
Program: iD Tech Camps: Weeklong Computer Tech Summer Camps for Teens and Kids
Description: Develop a mobile app, learn to code in C++/Java/iOS, create a video game, mod in Minecraft, or make a movie. Imaginations soar as ages 7-17 transform interests into projects of their own. Beginner to advanced students collaborate with friends and develop problem-solving and technical skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage. Weeklong day and overnight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer programs held at 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, and others. Fun, project-based learning in small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratio, guaranteed) led by tech-savvy staff. Accredited Continuing Education Units available. Also, 2-week, pre-college Academies for ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.
Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students (7-17).
Program website: iD Tech Camps Weeklong Computer Tech Camps for Kids and Teens
Program: iD Game Design and Development Academy Summer Pre-College Program for Teens
Description: Instead of just playing games, create, design, and develop your own! Pre-college summer programs where ages 13-18 spend 2 weeks immersed in game design, development, programming, and 3D modeling. Held at top universities including Stanford, Harvard, and others. Learn from Academy faculty, collaborate in small classes (8:1 student to instructor ratio), and learn how game development can lead to a college degree and even a rewarding career. Tour a game studio and work with software from Microsoft, Epic Games, Autodesk, and Google. Also, late-night gaming tournaments. Graduate with a portfolio and receive (optional) Continuing Education Units. Additional Academies include iD Programming Academy and iD Film Academy. Weeklong, day and overnight camps for kids and teens ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.
Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Program Website: iD Game Design & Development Academy Pre-College Program for Teens
Program: iD Programming Academy Summer Pre-College Program for Teens
Description: Calling all coders! Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. Pre-college summer programs where ages 13-18 spend 2 weeks immersed in programming, app development, or robotics engineering. Held at top universities including Stanford, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and others. Learn from experienced Academy faculty and collaborate in small classes (max 8:1 student to instructor ratio, guaranteed). Tour an app development studio and work with programs and platforms like Java, C++, Xcode, Objective-C, Minecraft, iOS, Android, and Arduino. Graduate with a portfolio and receive (optional) accredited Continuing Education Units. Additional academies include iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Film Academy. Weeklong, day and overnight camps for kids and teens ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.
Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Program Website: iD Programming Academy Pre-College Program for Teens
Program: iD Film Academy Summer Pre-College Program for Teens
Description: Put your creativity to use while exploring the NYU, UC Berkeley, or Yale campus and using New York City, the SF Bay Area, or New Haven, CT as your film or photography backdrop. Pre-college summer programs where ages 13-18 discover how visual arts can lead to a college degree and even a rewarding career. Learn from experienced Academy faculty, tour a film studio, and explore a top university like NYU, UC Berkeley, or Yale. Collaborate in small classes (max 8:1 student to instructor ratio, guaranteed) and work with Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Graduate with a portfolio and receive (optional) accredited Continuing Education Units. Additional Academies include iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy. Weeklong, day and overnight camps for kids and teens ages 7-17 at Weeklong, day and overnight camps for kids and teens ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps.
Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Program Website: iD Film Academy Pre-College Program for Teens
Program: Duke University Summer Youth Programs for High School Students and Middle School Students: Durham, North Carolina
Description: Experience a summer of vibrant and challenging academic enrichment opportunities at Duke University! For over 30 years, Duke Youth Programs, hosted by Duke Continuing Education, has offered a wide range of intellectually stimulating and fun activities for middle and high school students. Participant can choose from a variety of options---writing, science, math, computers, leadership and precollege. Held on Duke University’s beautiful campus, participants will have the chance to experience college life and meet friends from all over the world.
Participants: High school students and middle school students
Program website: Duke University Summer Youth Programs
Program: Emagination Computer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: Technology learning PLUS Summer Camp Fun! Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience for kids & teens ages 8 -17. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community.
Beginners to experts choose three technology workshops. Unleash Creativity in 3D Animations, Digital Music, Flash, Photoshop. Learn Coding in Minecraft Modding, iApps, Scratch, Java, C#. Design Video Games – RPG, Action, Strategy, Mobile, Minecraft. Build Robots and RC Cars.
Recreation and socializing are important! Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, camper groups and more.
University locations in Fairfield, Connecticut and near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!
Participants: Kids and Teens: Ages 8 - 17
Program website: Emagination Computer Camps
Program: Emagination Game Design Program for High School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: GET INSIDE THE GAME! Teens create a 3D video game. Learn creative and technical skills > Join a development team > Build a playable game > Present to a panel of experts > Tour a game design studio > Learn from guest speakers.
Teens 15 – 18 who are serious about learning game design will have fun while learning valuable real world skills in this immersive 14 day 13 night pre-college program.
Choose your role on the development team. Will you be a 3D Animator, Level Designer, Audio Artist, or Programmer? Learn valuable skills using industry standard software --- Maya and 3ds Max from Autodesk, Adobe Photoshop® and Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games. Design and build your own 3D video game under the direction of Lead Designers (aka the Instructors). Present your game to a panel of industry experts, tour a game studio and learn from game studio guest speakers. Studios providing tours and speakers have included Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Rock Star Games, Turbine Inc, Hi-Rez Studios.
IT’S WORTH THE TRIP TO ATLANTA OR BOSTON
Offered at Bentley University near Boston and Mercer University in Atlanta, Emagination Game Design attracts teens from all across America and many foreign countries. We help with transportation by picking up and dropping off at airport and train terminals.
Participants: High School Students: Ages 15 - 18
Program website: Emagination Game Design Summer Program
Program: Ringling College of Art and Design PreCollege Perspective for High School Students: Sarasota, FL
Description: The four-week residential art prepares high school students for their transition to art college by offering them an opportunity to experience college life and study an undergraduate-level visual arts curriculum. The program, led by Ringling College faculty, combines intensive studio instruction in five fundamental art and design courses, with in-depth, major-specific immersion workshops. Students build their knowledge of materials and technique, strengthen their ability to solve visual problems, and develop the tools to create strong portfolios for college admissions and scholarships. Successful completion of PreCollege Perspective earns 3 college credits.
- Study with Ringling College faculty in their chosen majors.
- Build and strengthen their skills so they’re primed for their 1st year as Ringling students.
- Get comfortable with project-based learning and the project pace.
- Build relationships with faculty and Ringling upper classmen who will be their mentors.
- Learn their way around the studios, labs and campus.
- Earn 3 college credits.
Participants: Co-ed high school students ages 16-18.
Program website: Ringling PreCollege Perspective
Program email: email@example.com
Program: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program Summer Institute: Chicago, Illinois
Description: Ideas matter. At SAIC, we believe meaning and making are inseparable. Our studios are laboratories, where conceptual thinking, art making, and design skills are developed and strengthened. The Early College Program (ECP) Summer Institute provides high school students the necessary creative freedom to develop a structured dialogue between ideas and process. Mirroring the methods and practices of contemporary artists and designers, students choose courses within focused disciplines, yet retain opportunities to freely explore media in order to build a strong portfolio. Students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of materials and processes to discover new ways of defining their creative practice.
Why ECP Summer Institute?
- Students who complete the ECP Summer Institute receive college credit and have the portfolio requirement of their SAIC undergraduate application waived.
- ECP Summer Institute students receive college-level instruction from SAIC’s outstanding faculty with additional support from student Teaching Assistants.
- Individual portfolio review sessions are available.
- Students have access to SAIC’s extensive resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum.
Participants: High school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible to enroll in the ECP Summer Institute. Housing, merit scholarships, and need-based aid are available. Two- and three-week sessions.
Program website: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program
Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Clemson Summer Scholars Pre-College Program for High School and Middle School Students: Clemson, South Carolina
Description: Summer Scholars balances educational, recreational and cultural activities to enrich the learning experience of rising 7-12th graders. Scholars experience a taste of life as a Clemson University student and spend a week studying specialized subjects. These subjects are:
- Biology-Forensic Detectives.
- Computer Science and Engineering: Use Arduino and GameMaker to learn how to design and program a 2D video game.
- Beyond ER: Choose either biology or chemistry and learn about it in the medical field.
- Civil Engineering: Study construction management, structural engineering and more.
- Intermediate or Advanced Animal & Medical Science: Use dog and cow cadavers to learn about basic anatomy and the comparative physiology as well as new technology in the veterinary world.
- Bioengineering: Study cell culture histology, atomic force microscopy and bioinstrumentation.
- Biology-Genetic Horizons: Study DNA fingerprinting in the Greenwood Genetics Mobile Lab.
- Automotive Engineering: CUiCAR students work at one of the top automotive engineering and research facilities in the world in Greenville, SC
- Biology-Molecular Biology: Learn the importance of DNA, RNA, genetic cloning, and biosynthesis.
- Biology-DNA Science: Discover the basics of recombinant DNA, such as restrictions and ligation, and bacterial transformation.
- Exploring the Nano World Through Electron Microscopes: Use state-of-the-art microscopes in Clemson University's lab.
- Physics & Astronomy.
- Debate!: Learn the art of forming an argument.
- Explorations in Architecture (1 or 2 weeks): Take theory classes, a design lab and field trips to Atlanta or Charlotte to learn about the creative process in designing.
- Multi Media Journalism: Explore TV broadcasting and social media through hands-on experience writing news stories and shooting/editing video footage.
- The Academy of Science & Intercultural Communication (1 or 2 weeks): Learn about cultures from Japanese Toho Academy students.
*Not all programs are for each age group, please visit our website for specific information.
Participants: Rising 7th - 12th graders.
Program website: Clemson University Summer Scholars Program
Program: Discover the World of Communication Summer Program for High School Students at American University: Washington DC
Description: Discover the World of Communication is a summer program where high school students 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.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Discover the World of Communication at American University
Program: Lawrence Technological University Pre-College Summer Camps for High School Students: Southfield, Michigan
Description: LTU offers stimulating academic camps for high school students interested in engineering, technology, design, and science. Professors will introduce you to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan. You can choose from more than two dozen leading-edge camps, including forensic science, web design, biomedical engineering, robotics, and architecture.
Enjoy day camps or opt for a residential camp. You’ll live in student housing, eat in the cafeteria, and participate in a fun selection of organized activities each evening. Current Lawrence Tech students will be on hand to assist campers.
Participants: Incoming High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Program Email: email@example.com
Program Contact Information: Contact Lisa Kujawa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Program website: Lawrence Tech Summer Camps
Program: Emerson College Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students: Boston Massachusetts
Description: Emerson College offer 5-week pre-college academic summer programs in filmmaking, acting, musical theatre performing, stage design, and creative writing; and 2-week programs in journalism and political communication (PAL). At Emerson, students focus on acquiring skills by doing, meet other students who share their passion for arts and communication, and gain an understanding of college life.
Participants: High school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 during the 2014-2015 academic year may apply to programs in Stage Design, Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Journalism, or Political Communication. Students entering grades 11 and 12 may apply to Studio Programs in Acting or Musical Theatre. Rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors may apply to participate in Pre-College Credit Programs in either Film Writing or Film Production, where they will earn 8-college credits upon successful completion of the 5-week credit program.
Program website: Emerson College Summer Pre-College Programs
Program: University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camps for High School Students: Dayton, Ohio
Description: A six-day residential program sponsored by the University of Dayton that introduces high school women to the wide range of career opportunities available to them in the various fields of engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering with classroom activities taught by School of Engineering faculty and/or practicing engineers. Throughout the week, they gain an understanding of chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering; and engineering technology. The participants also attend challenging evening sessions in areas such as innovation, computer vision and wide area surveillance, and sustainable engineering. The young women enjoy an evening of Dinner with an Engineer and hear from professional women engineers who are willing to share and ready to encourage. One day of the camp is spent at a sponsoring industry observing engineers.
Participants: High school female students.
Program website: University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp
Program: University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp for High School Students: Dayton, Ohio
Description: Learn how to design and innovate challenging engineering topics. Explore career options. Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty. Explore engineering through hands-on activities in each area of engineering in state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, solve problems from the real world, meet experienced engineers who will give you insight in the field, and get a taste of college life by staying in a residence hall, making new friends and participating in social activities. If you are a current honors high school freshman, sophomore or junior, apply today. There is a minimum GPA requirement of 3.5/4.0. Camp will be held June 16-21, 2014. Visit University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp for more information.
Participants: Honors high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
Program website: University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp
Program: The University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men: Dayton, Ohio
Description: This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments. Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT. And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships. Open to minority high school men who will be seniors in the fall, are U.S. citizens and currently are enrolled in a college-preparatory program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Camp will be held June 22-28, 2014.
Participants: High school males who will be seniors in the fall and who meet the other requirements included in the description.
Program website: University of Dayton Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp
Program: Westcoast Connection Teen Summer Travel Programs
Description: Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel has over 30 years of experience showing teenagers the summer of a lifetime. We offer Active Teen Tours, Community Service, Language, Pre-College Enrichment, Photography, and Global Adventure programs. Our itineraries travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Africa, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos and Thailand.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: Westcoast Connection Summer Travel Programs
Program: 360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection Summer Programs
Description: 360° Student Travel by Westcoast Connection allows you to step in a new direction. Travel, volunteer, photograph the world, improve your Spanish language skills or get a taste of college life. Our itineraries travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Costa Rica, Africa, Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos and Thailand.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: 360° Student Summer Travel Programs
Program: SummerTech Computer Camp for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students
Description: SummerTech Computer Camp is an educational and fun experience for boys and girls ages 8-17. We offer weeklong courses in computer programming (C#, C++ and Java), Flash animation, web design, game design and Machinima. Each of our courses can be taken for multiple weeks without repeating any content. Our staff is both home grown from former campers who rise to the top as our most talented leaders and enhanced with top college students who excel in their specific areas.
SummerTech is a forum where a child can feel comfortable with whom they are so that they have the opportunity to be fully self-expressed. Our curriculum is sophisticated and flexible to meet the needs of each and every camper individually.
SummerTech is also well known for our competitive and casual gaming atmosphere. Take part in nightly and weekly game tournaments as every night is a LAN party. All day campers are invited to stay until 9pm each night at no extra cost.
We offer sports and outdoor activities every day. Lunch and dinner are included for every day camper. Overnight campers stay in our state of the art dormitories and also receive breakfast each morning. Come find out why SummerTech is not like any other computer camp community in the world.
Participants: Students ages 8 - 18.
Program website: SummerTech Computer Camps
Program: Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students: Syracuse, NY
Description: Summer College offers unique programs designed to let students explore talents and interests through credit and noncredit academic programs ranging from 2 to 6-weeks in length. Courses and programs are offered in more than 25 academic departments. All programs are designed to give you a realistic view of undergraduate coursework in a field that interests you.
Participants: Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school
Program website: Syracuse University Summer College
Program: Rosetta Institute's Molecular Biology of Cancer Summer Workshops for High School Students: the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Yale University.
Description: An advanced class for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn about normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted to cause the development of cancer. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene of their choice.
Participants: Mature, high achieving high school students ages 14-18 who have previously taken high school biology. Exceptions can be made for students who are constrained by certain circumstances. International students are welcome to attend.
Program website: Rosetta Institute Summer Workshops
Program: University of Dallas Arete: An Introduction to the Classics Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students: Dallas, Texas
Description: Authors of essential texts of Western civilization will be your teachers over the course of 14 days as you live and study on our Irving campus. Students view films, visit celebrated art museums and attend Shakespeare in the Park while they develop and hone their reading and writing skills in the classroom. College Credit is available.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: University of Dallas Arete Summer Program
Program: University of Dallas - Shakespeare in Italy Summer Pre-College Travel Program for High School Students
Description: Come travel with us to Rome to share Shakespeare's passion for Italy and our passion for the Bard. Students will stay on our beautiful campus in Due Santi and travel to sites where Shakespeare set some of his most famous plays during the 18-day program. College Credit is available.
Participants: High school students.
Program website:University of Dallas Shakespeare in Italy
Program: University of Dallas - Latin in Rome Summer Pre-College Travel Program for High School Students
Description: Latin in Rome seeks intermediate and advanced students of Latin who desire to refine and deepen their understanding of the language and the Romans who spoke it. Students combine daily visits to archaeological and historical sites in and around Rome and Naples with intensive small group tutorials on relevant passages in Latin. A minimum of three years of high school Latin is required.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: University of Dallas Latin in Rome
Program: Pre-College at Skidmore for High School Students: Saratoga Springs, New York
Description: Try college on before taking college on! Skidmore's prestigious Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts has been preparing talented high school students for college success for more than forty years. High-achieving sophomores, juniors, and seniors from across the country and around the world travel to our Saratoga Springs campus each summer to take part in Skidmore’s five-week Pre-College Program. Students engage in college-level study in the liberal and studio arts amid a beautiful upstate New York campus setting.
In Skidmore’s Pre-College Program, high school students earn college credit while studying alongside college students. They work with Skidmore’s nationally recognized faculty and visiting artists and enjoy access to the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Do your interests range from math to studio art, psychology to English, economics to religion? Skidmore’s unique curriculum allows students to take either two liberal arts courses, two studio art courses, or one of each. Choose a class in an area where your strengths lie, or delve into an unexplored subject to challenge your perceptions and discover new fields of knowledge.
At Skidmore, high school students prepare for college success while living together, cultivating new friendships, and discovering the right balance between work and fun. A carefully selected and trained residential staff lives with Pre-College students in their own private residence hall. The residential life program, designed to support and complement academic and artistic endeavors, ensures that students' social lives are every bit as exhilarating as their intellectual lives.
Find out for yourself why Skidmore Pre-College alumni describe the program as challenging, fun, enlightening, life-changing, mind-altering, motivational, experimental, adventurous, to name just a few. Come spend July with us and discover your future.
Participants: Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Program website: Summer Pre-College at Skidmore
Program: GERI Youth Summer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: West Lafayette, Indiana
Description: Every summer, for over 34 years, GERI has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Students who have completed grades 5 – 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GERI offers three programs each year. At GERI Summer Camps, you will experience intellectual challenges, personal attention from talented and caring staff members, outstanding Purdue facilities, friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests, and enjoyable learning and social experiences.
Participants: High ability students who have completed grades 5 - 12.
Program website: GERI Summer Youth Programs and Camps
Program: UCLA Sci | Art Nanolab Summer Institute for High School Students: Los Angeles, California
Description: The Sci | Art NanoLab is a highly competitive summer program for high school juniors and seniors interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences. Throughout the 2-week intensive program, students will make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts. Lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and meetings with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists.
NANOTECH LECTURES AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Access to scholars in 15 cutting-edge labs from 7 nationally top-ranked departments operating at the forefront of nanoscience research.
IMAGINE THE IMPOSSIBLE: The program culminates in a public presentation + exhibition of student’s think-tank research.
EXPERIENCE COLLEGE AND BUILDA UNIQUE PORTFOLIO: Earn 4 units of transferable UCLA College credits! Students have full access to all UCLA facilities.
EXPLORE ART AND SCIENCE IN LOS ANGELES: Tours and field trips to museums and laboratories in and around Los Angeles.
Participants: High school juniors and seniors.
Program website: UCLA Sci | Art Nanolab Summer Institute
Program: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Buckeye Vet Prep Camp: Columbus Ohio
Description: Buckeye Vet Prep camp is a five day camp that give participants an opportunity to learn about veterinary medicine through seminars, hands-on labs, field trips, demonstrations and workshops at one of the premier veterinary schools in the country. If you love science, animals and people then you don’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the diverse career options in veterinary medicine.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Buckeye Vet Prep Summer Camp
Program: Boston University Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students : Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Boston University offers a variety of summer pre-college programs for high school students. The programs include a high school honors institute, a research internship, a summer challenge program with seminars, and a summer preview. Students have the opportunity to experience college life and explore the campus of Boston University.
Participants: High school students
Program website: Boston University Pre-College Summer Program
Program: Brown University Pre-College Summer Program for High Schools Students: Providence, Rhode Island
Description: Brown University offers various summer studies programs for students including: courses, mini-courses, a leadership institute, a theatre program, and an exploration of language and culture.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Brown University Pre-College Summer Program
Program: Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Program for High School Students: A Summer of Exploration: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Description: Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College Summer Program provides students with the opportunity to explore and gain experience in an area of interest including: architecture, art and design, drama, or music.
Participants: Students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by the summer.
Program website: http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college/
Program: University of Connecticut Pre-College Summer Engineering Program for High School Students: Storrs, Connecticut
Description: Explore Engineering is a one-week residential summer program for current high school sophomores and juniors. During this exciting week at the Storrs Campus, participants explore engineering careers by working in small groups with faculty and college students to learn what various engineers do in the workplace; learn and demonstrate engineering concepts and during the evenings YESS Program (6-8 pm Monday - Wednesday) students focus on a single engineering discipline by fabricating a discipline specific device. The week wraps up with demonstrations of items the students created during the week. Examples include rudimentary EKG devices, Smart Lego vehicles that can follow a trail, fuel cell and other energy efficient devices, wooden bridges, environmental friendly processes and how to resolve differences.
Participants: Sophomore and Junior High School Students
Program website: University of Connecticut Summer Engineering Program
Program: Johns Hopkins University Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students: Baltimore, Maryland
Description: Johns Hopkins University offers two types of pre-college summer programs for high school students.
Discover Hopkins Pre-College Programs - The Discover Hopkins Pre-College Programs are intensive programs designed to expose students to topics from different perspectives. Instructors lead students in learning about a selected topic in the mornings. The experts captivate the afternoons--faculty, alumni, and other guest speakers who are leading researchers or practitioners in the subject areas. The learning of the topic is enhanced with a variety of guided field trips in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia.
Summer University Pre-College Programs - The Johns Hopkins Summer University Pre-College Program offers qualified high school students the opportunity to take freshman- and sophomore-level classes in arts and sciences and engineering. Residential students must be full-time students and enroll in two classes. Commuter students may register part-time (one class) or take the full two-course load. This pre-college programs enables students to choose from a wide variety of courses. Students have the opportunity to engage in discussions and study with academically talented students and Hopkins’ own distinguished faculty.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Johns Hopkins University Summer Pre-College Program
Program: George Washington University Pre-College Summer Scholars Program for High School Students: Washington, D.C.
Description: This program gives students exposure to college-level course work by courses in a variety of subject areas. Students also have the opportunity to experience the campus of George Washington University.
Participants: Students who have completed the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade by the summer.
Program website: George Washington University Pre-College Summer Program