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Program: Alexa Café: All-Girls STEM Camp Held at Top Campuses Nationwide
Description: Calling all girls: learn STEM in a uniquely collaborative environment! At Alexa Café, girls ages 10-15 discover a passion for technology in a unique environment that celebrates creativity, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

Weeklong, collaborative courses are taught in small groups of just 8 girls per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Girls learn engineering principles, code games, design websites, model 3D characters, snap photos, create films, print 3D objects, and much more. Plus, they get hands-on experience with big-name software from companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, and SparkFun.

Alexa Café is held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including UC Berkeley, Rice, Bryn Mawr, and Georgia Tech. In addition to this all-girls summer program, iD Tech also offers weeklong camps for kids and teens, early-education STEM programs, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform.

We believe that technology should be fun and meaningful. At Alexa Café, it’s all that and more. Join us as we inspire the next generation of makers. More than 235,000 students have attended our family-owned camps since 1999. Visit us online at our website to find a camp near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (10-15).
Summer program website: Alexa Café Summer STEM Program for Girls

Program: Alfred University Summer Pre-College 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.
More information can be found on the following page: Alfred Summer Programs

Program: American Collegiate Adventures Summer Enrichment Program for High School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: Choose a truly sensational summer! Picture weekdays of learning and recreation, weekends of action and adventure – all spent with a great group of new friends. That’s what ACA is all about!

The most personalized program you’ll find, ACA features one of the lowest student-to-staff ratios of any pre-college program, so we can work with each student to create unique summer experiences. Enjoy great courses, internships and activities, pursue a new passion, and perfect your sports skills. Do it all!

All the comforts you’d expect – really! ACA is one of the only pre-college programs that provide deluxe accommodations complete with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and laundry service. You’ll enjoy summer in style when you go with ACA!

As always – ACA’s weekend adventures are always included! Whether you’re getting a good look at your first-choice school or just enjoying the arts, shopping and style of towns from Madison to Nice, Florence to Seville, Boston to Barcelona, London to Paris, ACA makes sure everyone gets to go along – at no extra charge! That’s the ACA way.

This summer, choose the best of both worlds. Build knowledge and confidence for college during the week, and get weekends full of once in a lifetime adventures! Make this summer unforgettable, leading you toward a college career that helps you get the most out of learning, and of life. Make this summer an ACA summer!


Participants
: High school students completing grades 9 – 12 (14-18)
Program website: American Collegiate Adventures

Program: Barnard College Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students: New York, NY
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.

Programs include 4-week and 1-week liberal arts intensive, Young Women’s Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, Entrepreneurs-in-Training, and Summer Science Seminars

Participants: Eligibility: Rising high school junior and senior girls (entering 11th or 12th grade Fall 2015),
More information can be found on the following page: Barnard Summer Pre-College Programs

Program: Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM Programs for High School Students and Middle School Students: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: The Boston Leadership Institute offers award-winning STEM programs that give students the opportunity to engage in hands-on research. Programs are led by outstanding teachers from top schools who have received formal recognition for teaching and professional excellence who have experience teaching high-achieving students.

Teens wanting one-week science or math opportunities may choose Forensics, Anatomy, Sports Statistics, Medicinal Plants, or Marine Biology. Students take fun, behind-the-scenes field trips. They participate in interesting activities and tours geared toward teens at Boston museums and attractions. These adventures are combined with stimulating classroom enrichment and challenging laboratory activities. An additional option, Chemistry Edge, is designed to give students the edge they need to excel in their Fall Chemistry courses and on standardized tests. No application is needed for one-week programs.

Three-week research programs are rigorous and designed for high-achieving high school students. These programs require an application. Outstanding students from all over the US and the world are selected. Students develop high-level research skills and subject matter expertise that strengthen credentials valuable for college admissions, interviews, and essays. Programs provide students with an opportunity to gain job-related experience and to explore career choices and possible undergraduate majors. Award-winning summer STEM research programs for teens include: Biological Research, Applied Physics Research, Chemistry Research, Neuroscience, Biomedical Research, Marine Biology, Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Engineering, and STEM Entrepreneurship.

Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM Programs

Program: Carnegie Mellon University Summer 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
Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Program

Program: Champlain College – Summer Pre-College Programs in Art & Design, Cybersecurity, Social Entrepreneurship, IT & Digital Media, Game Development and Creative Writing: Burlington, Vermont

Description: Program options for 2016 include Young Writers’ Conference, Governor’s Institutes of Vermont – Information Technology & Digital Media, Champlain Game Academy, Imagine College, Social Entrepreneurship for Young Women, Art & Design Portfolio Building Course, and Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Academy. Students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise and professional connections in their fields. When not attending class or doing creative project work, students enjoy recreational activities and social events that take full advantage of summer in Vermont. Students stay in one of Champlain’s many contemporary or Victorian-era residence halls and share meals in the spectacular dining hall of the IDX Student Life Center, overlooking Lake Champlain.

Participants: Rising high school sophomores, juniors & seniors
Program website: Champlain College Summer Programs

Program: Clemson Summer Scholars Pre-College Program for High School Students 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.

Subjects include: Academy of Science and Intercultural Communication; Audio Engineering and Music Production; Automotive Engineering – In Partnership with Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR); Beyond ER and Biology; Bioengineering: Building a Better You; Civil Engineering; DNA Science; Entrepreneurship and Professional Communication; Explorations in the Design of the Built Environment; Forensic Detectives; Functional Ceramic Design w/ Digital Decals; Genetic Horizons; Materials Engineering Through the Electron Microscope; Memes, Mobs, and Marketing; Molecular Biology; Multi Media Journalism; Physical Computing; Physics and Astronomy; Vet Camp; Writing for College Admissions Workshop.
*Note: Not all programs are for each age group, please visit our website for specific information.

Participants: Rising 7th – 12th graders.
More information can be found on the following page: Clemson Summer Scholars Program

Program: University of Dallas Summer Pre-College Programs: Dallas, Texas
Description: The University of Dallas offers a variety of summer programs for high school students. There are programs held at the university such as Arete: An Introduction to the Classics and there are also travel programs such as Shakespeare in Italy and Latin and Rome.
Participants: High school students.
More information can be found on the following page: Dallas High School Summer Programs
Program: Duke University Summer Youth Programs and Camps 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.

Participants 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.
More information can be found on the following page: Duke Summer Youth Programs and Camps

Program: Elm City ChamberFest Summer Music Program for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: New Haven, Connecticut
Program Description: Founded in 2005, Elm City ChamberFest is a two-week intensive chamber music program that takes place in New Haven, CT, for intermediate and advanced string students ages 8 – 18 and piano students ages 13 – 18. In addition to participating in their weekly chamber music performances, students, in small 5:1 student to teacher ratio class sizes, receive daily coachings, private lessons and master classes from ECCF faculty. Students also participate in guest artist master classes and coachings throughout the two weeks as well as have the opportunity to attend concerts by a group of world class faculty and guest artists as part of an evening concert series.

Additionally, the ECCF program includes a variety of electives and enrichment classes such as string orchestra, cello choir, music theory, choir, Jazz, Klezmer, Theater Improvisation, Yoga, and Alexander Technique.

Participants: HS String players, HS pianists, Middle School string players, Elementary School string players. Junior Program for students aged 8 -13. Senior Program and Advanced Piano Institute for students aged 13 – 18.
Elm City ChamberFest Program

Program: Emagination Computer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students: Multiple Locations
DescriptionTechnology 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. Create Digital Media – 3D Modeling, Digital Music, Photoshop. Learn to Code – Minecraft Modding, iApps, Scratch, Java, C#. Design Video Games – RPG, Action, Strategy, Mobile, Minecraft. Discover Engineering – Robots and RC Cars.

Recreation and socializing are important! Campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, camper groups and more.

A Balanced Camp Experience
The experience at Emagination Computer Camps differs from typical weeklong technology camps. Emagination balances technology learning with the fun activities and lifetime benefits of traditional summer camps.

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 Minecraft Coding Camp for High School and Middle School Students: Multiple Locations
Description: CODE > COLLABORATE > MOD > HAVE FUN

Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp is a two-week overnight and day STEM program for teens ages 13 to 17. Students learn to code using the Java programming language while creating modifications (mods) for the hugely popular game Minecraft. There is also plenty of time for recreation and fun in a Minecraft-themed environment on a university campus.

Teens develop and advance Java coding skills and unleash their creativity to build custom mods for Minecraft. They create new characters, change environments and build original objects and structures. Participants also use Photoshop and software for 3D modeling and animation.
Coding skills gained at Emagination are valuable and extend well beyond modding in Minecraft. The Java programming language is versatile and universal – it’s everywhere – on over 3 billion devices!

Campers bring home their mods from camp and can continue to code and show off their work to family and friends.

A Balanced Camp Experience

The experience at Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp differs from typical weeklong technology camps. Emagination balances technology learning with the fun activities and lifetime benefits of traditional summer camps.

University locations in Boston, MA and Lake Forest, IL bring together “kids like me” from nearby towns, states across America and many foreign countries. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: Teens ages 13-17
Program website: Emagination Minecraft Coding Camps

Program: Emagination Game Design Summer Program for High School Students: Multiple Locations
DescriptionGET 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.

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. It’s Worth the Trip!

Participants: High school students: ages 15 – 18
Program website: Emagination Game Design Summer Program

Program: Emerson College Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Emerson College offers 5-week pre-college academic summer programs in filmmaking, acting, musical theatre performing, stage design, and creative writing; and 3-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 2015-2016 academic year should apply to Filmmakers Studio, Creative Writers Workshop, Journalism Institute, or Political Communication Institute (PAL). Students entering grades 11 or 12 should apply to Stage Design Studio, Acting Studio or Musical Theatre Studio.
More information can be found on the following page: Emerson Summer Pre-College Programs

Program: Emory University Pre-College Summer Programs 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 #21 by U.S. News and World Report and #14 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.

Participants: High School Students.
More information can be found on the following page: Emory University Summer Pre-College Program

Program: George Washington University Pre-College Summer 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 websiteGeorge Washington University Summer Pre-College Program

Program: iD Tech Camps – Held at Prestigious Campuses Nationwide
Description: Code, game, and create at the world’s #1 summer tech camp! Students ages 7-17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Stanford, Caltech, Rice, Northwestern, Emory, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, and more.

iD Tech summer courses are inclusive of every skill level and learning style. We guarantee an 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio and every location so both beginners and advanced students will receive personalized, 1-on-1 instruction.

iD Tech instructors are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

Come see why more than 235,000 students have chosen iD Tech. Your child will meet new friends, use big-name software from companies like Autodesk and Adobe, learn awesome STEM skills, and build a foundation of knowledge that will make a positive impact in school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform. Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.

Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students (7-17).
Summer program website: iD Tech Camps: Weeklong Computer Tech Camps for Kids and Teens

Program: iD Game Design & Development Academy – Summer Pre-college Program for Teens
Description: Don’t just play games, code and create your own! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in 3D modeling and printing, video game design, programming, and level design.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; iD Game Design & Development Academy is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer Program Website: iD Game Design & Development Academy Summer Pre-College Program for Teens

Program: iD Programming Academy – #1 Teen Coding Bootcamp
Description: Calling all teen coders! At this two-week, overnight academy, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in programming, app development, electrical engineering, and robotics.

After two weeks of immersive, hands-on instruction, students leave the academy with a polished portfolio that includes projects from the course. They meet new friends with similar interests, see what it’s like to be a STEM professional, and enjoy long-term benefits that extend beyond school, college, and future careers.

iD Tech Academies are taught in small groups of no more than 8 students per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Our elite academy faculty are recruited from top universities like UCLA, Stanford, and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running!

At the academy, teens will gain access to in-depth industry insights and have the opportunity to explore some of the nation’s top universities; this coding bootcamp is held at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Emory, Rice, University of Washington, and more. In addition, iD Tech also offers weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17, early-education STEM programs for ages 6-9, all-girls tech camps, and an online learning platform.

More than 235,000 students have attended an iD Tech summer program since 1999, and many have gone on to land internships at Facebook and Google, publish award-winning apps, start nonprofits and businesses, and more! Visit us online at our website to find what’s near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (13-18).
Summer program website: iD Programming Academy Teen Coding Bootcamp

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.
More information can be found on the following page: Julian Krinsky Summer Pre-College Enrichment Programs

Program: Juniper Institute for Young Writers– A Pre-College Summer Writing Program for High School Students: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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: Malone University Academic Summer Camps: Canton, Ohio
Description: Malone University (MU) will host six residential academic camps complete with hands-on activities, field trips, social activities, and meals in the campus dining commons.

  • Zoo and Wildlife Biology Camp: Develop hands-on skills like animal handling, environmental monitoring, and field identification of local plant and animal species.
  • Chamber Music Camp: For pianists and string, brass, woodwind, and percussion players. In collaboration with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, MU faculty will coach students in the art of listening and communicating like professional musicians in a chamber ensemble setting.
  • Young Writers Camp: Workshops in poetry and fiction, dedicated writing time, and inspiring trips to the city and country will be capped off by a public reading of participants’ writing.
  • Science Careers Camp: See forensic scientists help catch criminals, learn how chemists keep our environment clean and examine a variety of health science career options. Hands-on activities include isolating and analyzing DNA samples, making pain-killers, and testing water samples for pollution.
  • Nursing Camp: Receive CPR certification, tour area hospital facilities, chat with professionals in the field about preparing for a career in nursing, and gain exposure to EMS and paramedic fields.
  • Computer Science Camp: Sharpen skills in software development for PC, mobile, and web, as well as computer hardware platforms, operating systems, networking, and video game development.

Participants: Rising sophomores through rising seniors are eligible to participate (Chamber Music Camp is open to 7th through 12th graders).
Program website: Malone University Academic Summer Camps

Program: University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars Program for High School Students: College Park, Maryland
Description: For academically talented high school seniors, juniors and sophomores, Terp Young Scholars is an opportunity to preview the full college experience. During three extraordinary weeks this summer, students earn three university credits while exploring academic interests, investigating career opportunities and taking part in workshops, seminars and social activities. Our dynamic faculty challenge students to explore bold ideas and new ways of learning as they engage in creative problem solving with their peers from across the United States and around the world.

While staying on campus or commuting, students will be immersed in campus life and enjoy many of the same world-class facilities used by Maryland’s full-time students. For students planning on going to college, this is a great opportunity to get a head start.

Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
Program Dates: July 10-29, 2016

Learn more today.

Program website: University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars Program
Program email: ysp@umd.edu

Program: University of Maryland Terp Discovery for Middle School Students: College Park Maryland
Description: Terp Discovery is an opportunity for seventh and eighth grade students to learn, grow and explore at one of America’s top public universities. During this two-week program, academically talented students attend courses and seminars taught by UMD faculty, and engage with experts in innovative fields, all while collaborating and enjoying social activities with equally talented students who share their interests, abilities and ambitions.

Terp Discovery students will be met with high expectations as they explore diverse and engaging courses and interactive seminars. Our faculty encourages creative reasoning and problem solving, and challenge students to develop new skills and knowledge. From the atmosphere to the curriculum, this unique program provides students with an exceptional opportunity to grow in confidence both academically and socially.

Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.
Program Dates: July 17-29, 2016

Find out more today.

Program website: University of Maryland Terp Discovery
Program email: ysdisc@umd.edu

Program: Northwestern University College Preparation 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 InFocus seminar, all taught by Northwestern faculty. 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 six weeks for most other offerings. InFocus 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. International high school students have the option of enrolling in EducationUSA Academy, an intensive three-week program in English language study. Northwestern faculty will lead all seminars through discussion, reading and project work.

Participants: Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school by the date the program begins.
Program website: Northwestern College Prep Program

Program: University of Pennsylvania Pre-College 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.
More information can be found on the following page: University of Pennsylvania Summer Pre-College Architecture Program

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.
More information can be found on the following page: University of Pennsylvania Pre-College Summer Medical Program

Program: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program Summer Institute for High School Students: 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 email: ecp@saic.edu
Program website: School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program Summer Institute

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 50 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 3 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).
More information can be found on the following page: Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment Programs

Program: Summer Study Pre-College Programs for High School Students
Description: For the past 25 years we have been the leader in Pre-College programs, combining stimulating academics with exciting sports, recreational activities, nightlife, sightseeing, foreign culture, and weekend excursions and trips. We offer a unique array of courses from no pressure enrichment classes, to internships, to intensive workshops, to college credit courses and SAT prep. We currently have programs to fit a variety of student’s needs at Penn State University, Colorado State University, Fordham University (NYC), American University (DC), and at The Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Summer Study Programs provides current high school students with an opportunity to experience college life in safe and secure atmosphere with all our programs ranging from 2 to 5 weeks. Last year we had over 1,500 students from all over the United States and 30 foreign countries participate in our life changing pre-college programs. We are proud to say that our students truly do have the “best summer ever” when they spend it with Summer Study Programs!

Participants: High school students completing 9th through 12th grade are eligible to participate in a pre-college program.
Program website: Summer Study Pre-College 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: Walnut Hill School for the Summer Programs in Dance, Theatre, Visual Art, amd Writing & Film: Natick, Massachusetts
Description: The Walnut Hill Summer Programs in Dance, Theater, Visual Art, and Writing & Film, offer students a challenging and fun experience, surrounded by supportive faculty and other young artists who share their passion.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (ages 12-17).
Program website: Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs

Program: Washington University’s Summer Experiences for High School Students and Middle School Students: St. Louis, Missouri
Description: Washington University’s middle and high school summer programs provide academically talented 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, research, and more.

Participants: High school students – freshmen – junior: ages 14 – 17. Middle school students-sixth-eighth: ages 12-14.
More information can be found on the following page: Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences

 

 



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