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Counseling – Summer Opportunities

Baruch Leadership Academy
NYC – Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Entrepreneurship –

NYU Precollege
Programs for high school students –

The Cleveland Institute of Art

Cooks Honors College Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Scholarships available –  

Carleton College – Carlton Liberal Arts Experience
high school students who have completed their sophomore year –  

Carleton College
Summer programs –

The George Washington University
Pre-college Program –

WPI Frontiers
For students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall –

WPI Launch
For students who will be freshmen or sophomores in the fall –

Alfred University
High school & pre-high school students –

The College of William & Mary
Pre-College Program – Early American History –

University of New England
Early College Programs –

Pre-College Program

Emory College
2013 Pre-College Program –

California College of the Arts
Pre-College Program for high school students. 6/24/13 – 7/19/13.

Rhode Island School of Design
Pre-College for 16- to 18-year old high school students.

Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs – 6/29 – 8/9/13.

The Experiment in International Living
Cross-cultural programs abroad that empower students to become responsible global citizens.  1-800-345-2929.

University of Notre Dame

 Pre College Programs –

Stanford Summer
8 week college experience –

Lebanon Valley College
Health & Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp –

The Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program
8 week summer research program run by the Dept. of the Navy at participating ONR laboratories.  For more information and to apply go to:  Deadline 1/7/13.

Ithaca College
Ithaca Writers Institute. 6/30/13-7/12/13.

Oxbridge Academic Programs
Oxbridge Summer Programs.

Syracuse University
Summer College.

Phillips Exeter Academy  7/7/13-8/10/13.

Washington University in St. Louis
High School Summer Experiences.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Summer Program for Juniors
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
MITES is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering in an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse nation and world. MITES is rooted in MIT’s belief in the importance to our nation that minorities and other underrepresented segments of the population pursue higher education and careers in these fields.

For more information and to apply, click here

Saint Joseph College: Summer Circles
Summer Circles at Saint Joseph College is a summer academic program for high school girls that offers immersive courses of study, a focus on leadership, engaged and talented staff, a diverse student group and plenty of time for fun and social activities. For more information, click here

Cushing Academy: Summer Session
Every summer, students from around the United States and the world come to Cushing Academy for six weeks to learn, make new friends and have fun. We offer six programs with serious academic components: Prep for Success, for girls and boys ages 12-13; Studio Art, for girls and boys ages 13-18; College Prep; English as a Second Language; Critical Skills and Special Academic Programs all for girls and boys ages 14-18.

For more information:

Cushing Academy Summer Session Office
39 School Street
P.O. Box 8000
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000
Phone 978.827.7700
Fax 978.827.6927

Maine College of Art: Early College
Early College at Maine College of Art is an intensive residency pre-college program for approximately 45 motivated high school students who explore their creativity and earn college credit. This is a great opportunity for students that are currently sophomores, juniors, or seniors and who are seriously committed to art.

For more information visit the website

Tufts University: Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
What does it take to be a veterinarian? Come to Adventures in Veterinary Medicine, and discover if this exciting career is right for you! Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is a unique career exploration program for adults, college students, high school students, and middle school students. If you are excited by science, enjoy working with animals, and would like to find out more about what it takes to be a veterinarian, then this program is right for you. At AVM, you will get a clear picture of what it will take for you to obtain a DVM degree, and what you can do with that degree. Applications are available online

Choate Rosemary Hall: Summer Programs
The Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs is committed to attracting and educating qualified students from diverse backgrounds. Our programs encourage, support and challenge each student’s potential while making the learning experience productive, rewarding and enjoyable. This is accomplished not only in the classroom, but also in the dormitory, through sports and social activities, and in sharing life in an academic residential community where teachers and students learn and live together. For more information visit the Choate website

 Center for Creative Youth:
Summer Residency in the Arts at Wesleyan University
The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a program of the Capitol Region Education Council, will hold its annual summer residency, offering talented high school students five weeks of intensive study on the lovely typical New England campus of Wesleyan University, one of the country’s most distinguished liberal arts colleges. Classes meet daily in 10 art disciplines. Morning classes allow students to major in one chosen art form. Classes in interdisciplinary arts subjects complement the morning program

For more information visit the website

Boston University Summer Term
High School Honors Program: This six-week undergraduate summer academic program is for students who will be entering their senior year of high school. Students can either enroll in two Boston University summer classes and earn up to eight college credits, or pursue scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

High School Summer Challenge: This two-week college summer program allows high school students who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year to preview college life and coursework. Students explore two subject areas of their choice in specially designed, non-credit seminars.

Click here for more information

Curry College Learning Academy:
A Summer Program for High School Students with Learning Disabilities
If you want to learn more about the learning process in general and about your own unique learning profile specifically, Learning Academy is designed for you. You will learn how to use your academic strengths in the classroom, your interpersonal style in social settings and your general problem solving abilities to develop strategies. Click here for more information

UCONN Mentor Connection:
An Inquiry-Based Summer Program for Talented Teens
UConn Mentor Connection is an annual, three-week, summer program at the University of Connecticut for academically talented secondary students. It has been designed to provide you with opportunities to participate in creative projects and research investigations under the supervision of university mentors. These mentors will work directly with you and other high school students from across the state and the country on projects in your common areas of interest. For more information, visit the website

Summer at Georgetown University for High School Students
Summer at Georgetown is an exciting, challenging learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom – an experience that’s uniquely Georgetown. Your classmates will share your drive for outstanding achievement. Like you, they’re laying the foundation for lifelong success right now. Together, you’ll enjoy your first introduction to the esteemed community that is Georgetown University, whose members include some of the nation’s – and the world’s – most accomplished leaders in business, government, science, the arts, and virtually every academic endeavor. More

University of Connecticut Health Center:
Summer Enrichment Programs

The PreCollege Enrichment Program

-Is for college pre-freshman.

-A six-week summer program.

-Focused on enhancing the preparation of high school seniors for college.

-Held on the campuses of the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

-Designed to provide solid development of scientific (biology and chemistry), mathematical (pre-calculus), communications, problem-solving, and test taking skills.

-Made up of 30 hours per week of formal lecture, laboratory and directed study.

-Structured to provide room and board


The High School Student Research Apprentice Program

The program:

-For 11th and 12th grade students.

-Is a six-week summer program.

-Is for students interested in medicine, dental medicine or biomedical research.

-Provides students with a research experience in one of the basic science or clinical laboratories.

-Is held at the University of Connecticut Health Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs or Central Connecticut State University.

-Requires students to be able to commute daily if selected for participation at the University of Connecticut Health Center or Central Connecticut State University.

-Enables students to participate in High School Mini Medical/Dental School Program during the following academic year.

-Provides students with a stipend. Housing is available for students at Storrs.


Northeastern: Summer Session
Summer Session at Northeastern University offers flexibility, convenience, and rich academic rewards. Our broad selection of courses meets the needs of all students—high school students looking to take college-level classes; foreign language speakers looking for intensive English language programs; or college students looking to transfer credits to another institution. Whatever your situation, you’ll find that it’s easy to take just the course that you need. Northeastern University is an ideal place for part-time study. More

Cornell University: Summer College
Eligible students must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school by June. Individual programs have specific eligibility requirements, for more information, visit Cornell’s website.

Furman Summer Scholars
Classes which were offered this past summer covered a wide range of topics including French, leadership, writing, computer science, graphic design, law, psychology, theater, spanish and geographical information systems. We will also be offering three new classes which include Fit for Life, Geological Identity and a theater acting class. These exciting one week programs are taught by Furman faculty, and Furman students serving as counselors who coordinate and oversee extracurricular activities. More

The Junior Statesman Summer School
The Junior Statesmen Summer School offers a challenging, dynamic academic experience for students with a passion for politics and government. Each summer, 1500 outstanding high school students converge on the campuses of Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Georgetown Universities to immerse themselves in politics and debate. For over 65 years, The Junior Statesmen Foundation has prepared outstanding student leaders. For more information

Boston College: Summer Experience Program
Thinking about where to apply to college and what to study? Spend six weeks at Boston College this summer. Take college courses; earn college credit. Live and study with your peers as you experience college. Interact with outstanding professors. Be where 32,000 freshman applicants want to be, in Boston, at Boston College. More Information

The University of Maine:
Consider Engineering
If you are a high school junior who is an excellent math and science student, we would like to interest you in a unique summer experience designed to help you expand your academic ability, and explore the option of studying engineering when you go to college. Learn More

Springfield College Athletic Training Workshop
The Springfield College Athletic Training Student (ATS) Workshop is intended for high school students interested in careers in athletic training and sports medicine. It offers lectures, demonstrations, and practice sessions on athletic injury prevention and care, as well as presentations on career options and professional preparation. Sports Safety Training and CPR certification are offered as part of the curriculum. For more information go to:

St. Joseph College
The CREC/St. Joseph College/State Department of Education Summer Institute is a program for High school juniors and senior. Students can earn college credit in American Politics, Global Issues, and Health & Medical Sciences. For more information and to apply visit

Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University’s Marine Biology Summer Camp is a one week introductory program for high school students in coastal ecosystems. High School students with an interest in aquatic sciences and who have completed at least one high school biology course are invited to attend. The cost of the program includes lodging, meals, instruction, materials, use of laboratories equipment and field trips. For more information or to obtain an application form:


Call: (401)254-3108

Click here for more info

Norwich University: Future Leader Camp or Drill Camp
The Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program dedicated to developing the leadership potential of current high school students. FLC provides participants with a challenging and meaningful adventure camp experience while building an understanding of small group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem-solving and effective communication. For more information click here

The NU Drill Camp (NUDC) is a ten day camp designed for high schools students interested in extending their repertoire in military drill and ceremonies as well as developing their physical, mental, and moral character. For more information click here

Marist College: Summer Institutes
Get a taste of campus life and earn 3 college credits while in high school:
Expand your academic and creative aspirations! Attend one of the Summer Institutes offered at Marist College — ranked one of the “Best 361 Colleges and Universities,” and “Most Connected Campuses” by the Princeton Review. You’ll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending 13 days in the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley. For more information, click here

Landmark College: High School Program for Juniors & Seniors
Not everyone learns the same way. Our experience in working with students who learn differently has shown that understanding how you learn can make a big difference in grades, and ultimately success in school.

This program encourages students to develop a lifelong appreciation of learning through experiential and practical activities.

For more info visit the website

School of the Museum of Fine Arts: Pre- College Studio
Join a diverse group of young artists who are devoted to the evolution of their artwork. The SMFA’s five-week Pre-College Summer Studio is a unique and rigorous program focused on making art, sharing art, and living art. Individuals who have completed their sophomore year in high school are welcome to apply.

For more info visit the website

Nortwestern University: College Preparation Program
The College Preparation Program at Northwestern University is designed for high school students like you who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life. This summer program for high school students offers three, six, and nine-week options as part of the Northwestern’s Summer Session, and you’ll earn college credit for the courses you take. For more info, click here

 Snow Farm: High School Summer in Art
Williamsburg, MA
The Snow Farm is located in Williamsburg, Massachusetts in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. We are in the heart of the “Pioneer Valley” which is home to a large number of the country’s most prominent master craftspeople and very close to the five-college community of Northampton and Amherst. Mornings are devoted to one studio (three hours), most of the afternoon (three hours again) to your second studio. “Open” studio time is scheduled late afternoons and evenings, giving you an opportunity to continue along on pieces begun earlier in the day and to work and explore on your own. Considerable independence is given to all students in managing time, with the foundation of the program resting on each persons’ strong sense of commitment to themselves and their work. Our small size creates an atmosphere that is flexible and spontaneous. For more information, click here

The University of Michigan:
Math and Science Scholars High School Summer Program
MMSS is a program designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers and discoverers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.For more information, click here

Philips Academy Andover:
Summer Session
Phillips Academy Summer Session is an academic, coeducational enrichment program for boarding and day students who are entering grades 8 through 12. Here for five weeks, students with impressive academic goals prepare for the rigors of the best colleges and for the rigors of thriving and serving in this complex world. For more info, click here

Center For Creative Youth:
Summer Residency in the Arts at Wesleyan University
The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a summer pre-college program, offers talented high school students five weeks of intensive study in the arts at Wesleyan University, one of the country’s most distinguished liberal arts colleges. CCY, a program of the Capitol Region Education Council which is sponsored by and in collaboration with Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program and Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts, emphasizes multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. For more information, click here

Saint Joseph College:
Adventure Learning for Junior and Senior High School Students
Invest a week of your time this summer in your future, and watch the leader you know you are emerge through the magic of experiential education. Leadership Bound at Saint Joseph College offers young women the opportunity to enhance problem solving and strategic planning skills, build trust and cooperation, and communicate more effectively. If interested in this program, contact the Office of the Registrar at Saint Joseph College: 860-231-5225.

Capitol Region Interdistrict Leadership Academy:
Outward Bound Experience for Sophomores and Juniors:
Are you a student who has the following characteristics?

  • The ability to lead
  • Strong academic standing
  • The ability to work successfully with others
  • An interest in and a commitment to community service

If so, the CAPITOL REGION INTERDISTRICT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY invites you to apply for one of 30 positions in the 2008-2009 Academy. Click here for the application

Pratt Institute: Pre-College
This program i ntroduces high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the professional world of architecture, art and design, and creative writing in our Pre-College Program. Students have the unique opportunity to explore these disciplines, while developing their skills, building portfolios for college admission, and obtaining college credit before entering college. For information, click here

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute:
Bryant University
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (the Institute) is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black juniors in high school to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the largest professional services firm in the world. For more info, click here

Global Works: Summer Service Adventures
Since 1990, Global Works has been providing exceptional Community Service, Cultural Exchange, Adventure Travel, and Language Learning Programs for teens and young adults.

Much more than a vacation, Global Works international trips are the impetus and “bridge” for meaningful cultural exchange. Your group will work, play, and celebrate with communities and families around the world. For more information, click here

Columbia University: Summer High School Programs
Rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students in grades 9 through 12.
Experience college life.

  • Meet other highly motivated high school students from all over the world.
  • Broaden your world view.
  • Earn an official Columbia University Statement of Attendance.

For More information, click here

American University’s Washington Summer Scholars
The Washington Summer Scholars conference invites select high school students to challenge themselves by taking a college-level, 3-credit course at American University in Washington, DC. Click here for more information

Smith College: Summer Science and Engineering Program
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering. Girls who will be in high school (grades 9-12) in fall 2009 are eligible to apply for the summer 2009 program. For more info, click here

Northfield Mount Hermon School: Summer Session
The College Prep Program is designed for motivated high school students who are seeking academic enrichment. By concentrating on one course, a student is able to fully embrace a subject and be rewarded by a sense of real accomplishment at the end of the summer. We seek to make the selected subject a part of each student’s life for five weeks, and our hope is that we create a desire to explore further. While the schedule requires a great deal of commitment, the experience can be very rewarding. Students are challenged academically, and they have the chance to share their interest in a course with other able students under the guidance of an inspiring teacher. For more information, click here

The Suffolk University Madrid Campus: Summer Programs
Learn Spanish in the Capital of Spain, Explore Spain’s cultural legacy,Live like a local with the locals, Journey to picturesque sites around Spain. Interested high school students should click here

Eastern US Music Camp: Colgate University
The Eastern U.S. Music Camp has been recommended by teachers and students for 34 years. This well-balanced program offers young people between the ages of 10 and 18 the opportunity to pursue musical studies through individual, class, and group instruction; to perform a wide range of instrumental and choral works in ensemble and concert; and to participate in supervised sports and other informal recreational activities. More Information

Clemson University: Summer Science, Engineering, and Architecture Enrichment Program
For the past 28 years, Clemson University has offered a summer enrichment program for gifted middle and high school students. In addition to challenging courses, we provide opportunities for fun, friendship and a Clemson experience. This year’s program has even more to offer with new classes for all students. More Information

GW Summer Scholars: Pre-College Programs
If you can imagine yourself passing by the White House, the World Bank and the US Department of State on your way to class, bumping into your member of Congress at the Watergate, working on cutting edge research in a university lab, holding rare specimens in Smithsonian back rooms, meeting with European Union diplomats, running for office, or having an award winning National Geographic photojournalist critique your work — then GW Summer Scholars is for you! For information, click here

Pace University: Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars Institute, now in its eleventh year, is a groundbreaking, intensive two-week program designed for exceptional rising juniors and seniors eager to experience the atmosphere of college with interactive courses to meet the individual interests of students. For more information, click here

It’s MY Business”, An Entrepeneurial Program for Young Women
Have you ever imagined running your own business? Are you daunted by the prospect of all you need to know and how to make your business happen? Do you have an idea you want to make a reality? “It’s MY Business!” is a creative and exciting weeklong summer program designed to give you the opportunity to master the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. For more information, click here

4 Stars Camp: University of Virginia
Youth summer camp at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, for ages 10 – 17. Offers academic enrichment, SAT preparation, golf and tennis programs.

St. Thomas More School: Summer Academic Camp
The Summer Academic Camp at St. Thomas More School combines academics with summer recreational activities. Our five week summer program is offered to students ranging from 7th through 12th grade. The curriculum mirrors the regular school year in its commitment to helping young men achieve their potential through a structured, nurturing program. click here for more info

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