Washington D.C. Summer Programs and Camps

for High School Students and Middle School Students

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for High School Students and Middle School Students

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Washington D.C. Summer Pre-College Program Descriptions

Program: AFDC: Teens Summer in French at the Alliance Française: Washington DC
Description: At AFDC, teens can partake in French review for levels 1-4, French AP preview, French SAT 2 preparation, and even complete beginners’ classes. Review level classes require a placement test but help you to boost your French skills to be ready for the next level of middle or high school French. French AP preview allows teens to gain a new perspective on contemporary Francophone cultures through a thematic interdisciplinary study tailored to the needs of prospective AP students. SAT 2 preparation is a finely-tailored class designed to prepare prospective candidates for the French SAT 2 test. Finally, beginner classes are available that require one 30-hour session to complete the first half of level 1. Finish the next 30 hours to complete level 1 and receive a discounted price! Sessions for all classes run from July 11-22 and August 1-12. We hope to see you at the Alliance Française in Dupont soon!
Participants: Boys and girls ages 12-18
Program website: Teen Summer Camps in French
Program: American University: Discover the World of Communication – Summer Program for High School Students:  Washington D.C.
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

Program: George Washington University Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students: Washington, D.C.
Description: George Washington University provides a variety of summer pre-college programs for high school students. Participating students have the opportunity to explore topics of interests, get a feel for college life, meet peers from around the country, work with faculty, utilize campus resources, and experience Washington D.C. Summer pre-college programs include the arts, business & economics, engineering, English & writing, government & law, history & humanities, math & science, and medicine. Students have unique opportunities to learn about fields of interests through the summer pre-college programs at George Washington University.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: George Washington Summer Program
Program: Georgetown University Summer Honors Intensive for High School Students: Washington, D.C.
Description: The Georgetown University Summer Honors Intensive provides talented high school students with the opportunity to take college level courses during the summer. The summer program offers are a variety of courses for participating high school students. Students have the chance to study topics of interest, gain experience in a college environment, learn from faculty members, and meet peers. Students also have an opportunity to utilize campus resources and experience Washington D.C.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Georgetown Summer Honors Program
Program: Jr. Discovery – Held at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
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: Jr. Discovery
Program: University of the Potomac: Summer Bridge Program: Washington, D.C.
Description: Our mission is to provide a free educational opportunity at the undergraduate level that leads to career enhancement for its multicultural learners. The program will run from August 1st – August 26th with classes being held on Tuesday/Thursday during the day. Students will have the opportunity to take ENGL101 – English Composition I and COMP125 – The Digital World Literacy. Also, the program will include hands-on learning with educational trips around the District of Columbia including exercises that promote socialization skills, budgeting workshops, and a section on utilizing time and planning. Upon successful completion, students will receive a final transcript with their transfer credits and a certificate. Students must submit a completed application.
Participants: Graduating high school seniors and GED participants .
Program website: UOTP Summer Bridge Program
Program: Student Leadership Forum on Law in Washington D.C. for High School Students: Washington D.C.
Description: This summer program in Washington, D.C. is designed to help students explore careers in the fields of law. Students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiences, listen to experts in the field, and engage in discussions about the legal profession. Students also have a chance to visit law firms and universities in Washington, D.C.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Student Leadership Forum on Law in Washington D.C.
Program: Summer Discovery – Held at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
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).
Program website: Summer Discovery




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