Summer Pre-College Programs in the Fine Arts Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. For years, Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. Through the Pre-College program, high school students have access to this instruction and mentorship from full-time faculty members.
Our summer Pre-College program options in the fine arts include the following:
Architecture, provides students architectural experience within the studio, supported by integrated coursework in analog drawing, digital media, seminars and workshops.
Art, where students will hone their craft through challenging courses, critique, workshops, and portfolio development.
Design, for students who would like to receive a foundation of Design skills through studio learning, lectures, and critiques.
Drama, for students who would like to build their audition repertoire and portfolio with acclaimed faculty.
Music, where students participate in a conservatory-style curriculum and experience life within a research university.
GAPS –– Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving
What is GAPS? GAPS –– Geospatial Applications for Problem Solving –– was established by North Carolina State University, the Wade Edwards Learning Lab, and RTI International through a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund, which supports research and education in science. Our overall goal is to provide opportunities for high school students, particularly those from under-represented groups in STEM, to experience mapping, spatial analysis, and visualization, gaining fundamental skills that can lead to a variety of careers in the geospatial sciences. Geospatial analysis can help people solve many challenges in the places where they live and work. Our program will show students how. Thanks to the involvement of geospatial scientists from NC State and RTI International, participants in the GAPS program will get to use high-tech tools such as tangible user interfaces (below) and virtual reality to design their own research projects. They will also receive mentoring from students at the university and free tutoring in science and math. Who can participate?
We invite applications from students in eighth, ninth, and tenth grades in Wake County, NC, and surrounding areas. Juniors and seniors in high school are also welcome to apply. How much does it cost?The GAPS program is free to participants. Program costs are covered by a grant to the project partners. When is the program?
8-week Semester GAPS: The first regular session of the 8-week semester program is typically early March for Spring and late September for Fall. Participants will meet from 9:00am to noon for 8 weeks on Saturday mornings. Students who attend all eight weeks and complete the program will receive a $100 participation award.
At the conclusion of the program, students will present their mapping projects at a science fair and compete for awards up to $250 in cash and prizes.
Summer GAPS: An additional optional 4-day summer session will be available for learning about career opportunities in the geospatial sciences for students that have already participated in one of the 8-week programs (note there are no participation awards in the Summer program). Summer GAPS is usually held in mid to late July.
Where is the GAPS Program held?Participants meet at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab (714 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC). See this map for directions.
Our 5th 8-week cohort gets started on February 29 for 8 Saturday mornings!We have an interest form that should be submitted by students/parents by February 19th as we only have space for 20 students in each cohort.
We are focused on under-represented students, primarily in Wake County and surrounding areas, 8th-12th grade. Program information and links below and I have attached a flyer as well:
Summer Ventures isn't your average summer experience. Good thing, because you're not average. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If hands-on, independent learning is appealing to you, and you are excited about the idea of conducting research to answer questions that intrigue you, this is the program is for you! College Campus Research
Experience In Summer Ventures, you will live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers. You will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and get hands-on experience at a university.
Summer Ventures is for You This program is open to North Carolina students in their second or third year of high school, Applications open October 15 and close January 15. Spend four weeks of your summer with fellow students from across the state as you take part in a unique, hands-on summer experience.
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HIGH CHARACTER DESERVES HIGH HONOR
The title of United States Marine is earned, never given. The same is true of a Semper-Fidelis All-American. Becoming an All-American puts you in elite company and allows opportunities that will open the doors to future success. Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy to be held in Washington, D.C., July 9-13, 2020.
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If you’re a high school junior who possesses a fighting spirit to improve the lives of others, and if you meet our basic requirements, apply to be a 2020 Semper Fidelis All-American. APPLY NOW
Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps for 2020 Thinking Ahead for Things to do in Summer 2020:
-Get a Job -Try a New Sport -Dye Your Hair a New Color -Take a Road Trip -Study for ACTs / SATs -Bake Cookies -Start a Blog -Learn to Surf -Write Your College Essays
-OR COME ON A BANSON NYC FASHION SUMMER CAMP!
We offer two NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside. Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our industry visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.
The cost is $1975.00 per student or $1785.00 per student if they register with a friend.
Session A: June 21, 2020 - June 27, 2020 Session B: July 12, 2020 - July 18, 2020
These summer immersion programs for high school students facilitate cross-cultural understanding.
Students are able to spend several weeks within an exciting new country choosing from Italy, Spain, France or, even a Western Civilization Travel Program that allows students to travel throughout different countries. The immersion programs allow students to undergo intensive language immersion, travel to historic sites and focus on linguistic and cultural immersion. The pre-college programs have a greater emphasis on academics (culture, history, art, literature, etc) and take place on college campuses. Learn more about the Abbey Road Overseas Programs. Academic Connections at the University of California – San Diego
This three week program helps prepare high-achieving high-school students for success by allowing them to experience college-level academics. Students are able to immerse themselves in study of a particular academic subject taught by graduate students and/or renowned faculty researchers within the field of study. The program is specific to college-bound high school students, so students must be in high school, grades 9-12, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above. Learn more about Academic Connections at the University of California – San Diego. American Collegiate Adventures
American Collegiate Adventures offers programs in both the United States and abroad. The programs range anywhere from one to five weeks, all of which are details on their web site (linked below). Their 4-week program, for example, takes place over the summer in Wisconsin and details the college admissions process. Learn more about American Collegiate Adventures. Bentley University Summer Athletic Camps
Bentley University’s Summer Athletic Camps have earned the reputation as being one of New England’s the best teaching camps for athletics. The college offers summer athletic camps for high school students within the sports of basketball, volleyball, field hockey and more. Providing both a fun and interactive setting, along with state-of-the-art facilities, Bentley’s camps offer students an opportunity to learn games strategies and skills from quality players and top coaches. Learn more about Bentley University Summer Athletic Camps. California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a four-week summer residential program that gives high school students who have demonstrated skills within STEM subjects (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) opportunities to explore beyond their usual high school curriculum. Students are able to work on advanced topics with renowned faculty members, scientists and researchers as well as experience state-of-the-art lab environments and facilities. Participants will also have the opportunity to take university-level courses and gain an awareness of both educational and career options within the STEM fields. The students attending the program live in campus housing with other program participants. Full and partial scholarships are available. Learn more about California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Programs for Diversity
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College programs allow students to explore college life both in the classroom and outside to see what’s going on outside of campus. Students are able to mingle with people from all over the world and participate in exciting summer activities that include architecture, art, design, drama, music and even advanced placement and early admission. The best part? There are no tuition housing or dining fees for students who are selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity! Learn more about the Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Programs for Diversity. Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Academy for Math + Science (SAMS)
The SAMS programs if for high school students entering their junior or seniors year of high school who are interested in math-based disciplines, such as engineering or science. The hands-on six-week program takes place at Carnegie Mellon University and focuses on technical areas of study, building on both academic and personal skills which are required for admission to top colleges and universities. Learn more about the Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS). Columbia College of Chicago – High School Summer Institute
Columbia College of Chicago’s High School Summer Institute offers college level courses to students who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior years of high school but have not yet attended college and are interested in the fields of art and communications. The courses do transfer as electives to Columbia College of Chicago and to some other colleges or universities, depending on the discretion of the particular school. Students even have the option of living on campus. If you would like to apply for housing, options are limited, so early application is encouraged. There is an extra cost for housing, which includes a meal plan. Program participants are able to choose from a variety of courses, all of which take place in July. Learn more about Columbia College of Chicago – High School Summer Institute. Concordia Language Villages
Concordia Language Villages is a language and culture education program. Their mission is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in the global community. The villages have adopted an innovative approach using immersion techniques to teach language. Participants may choose from 15 world language programs: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Programs are offered for every age and level of ability as well. Learn more about Concordia Language Villages. Cornell Summer College
Cornell Summer College offers both three- and six- week pre-college programs for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Program participants are able to earn anywhere from three to six college credits, work with world renowned Cornell faculty, attend college fairs, receive one-on-one admissions counseling and experience college life first hand. Students are also able to experience living within a residence hall and a roommate, meeting other students from more than 40 countries and enjoy summer activities. Learn more about Cornell Summer College. Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies
Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies provides students with an academic and social experience so that they are able to experience both challenging coursework and build lasting friendships with other academically gifted students. The program is available to the top five percent of students within a grade level and all courses were developed with gifted students in mind. Only students within grades 8-10 are eligible for the academy. The summer studies take place at various sites including Rice University, University of Georgia, Wake Forest University and Duke University. Learn more about Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies.
Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP)
The Experience Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP), is a program which attracts students from all across the country and various foreign countries. Students attend the Front Royal, VA, campus for a week (Sunday through Saturday) and take part in academic, social, recreational, and spiritual activities, led by current students as counselors. They come away with a new appreciation for the Catholic faith and culture, and are exposed to the transformative power of a truly Catholic liberal arts education. Each year, high school students spend a week on campus and, by the end of the week as “one of the best weeks of their lives,” and have ranked the program on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey. Not just of the summer, but ever. The program consists of an average of 45-50 students in each session and runs six of these one-week sessions. The cost of the program is just $500 (all inclusive – other than travel), and generous financial aid is given to students who request it/qualify. The program is for students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall. According to the website, summer 2016 will mark the 18th year of this wildly popular program, which boasts over 1,900 alumni since 1999. Registration for the 2016 Experience Christendom Summer Programs is now open. Note: the past three years have had waiting lists, so if you’re interested, don’t delay in signing up! Learn more about the Experience Christendom Summer Program.
Harvard’s Pre-College Program & Secondary School Program (SSP)
If you’re wondering what college is like, Harvard offers college programs just for high school students who are curious. Harvard’s high school programs allow you to take real courses along with college students and actually earn college credit. You’ll be able to learn about subjects they don’t teach within your high school curriculum, study with Harvard faculty, have use of Harvard labs and other state-of-the-art libraries and equipment. While you’re there, you’ll meet other students from around the work, attend college prep events and participate in fun and exciting activities. The program is open to high school students who meet the application and admission criteria (see the web site for details; linked below). Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
Learn more about Harvard’s High School Programs. University of Florida – Humanities and the Sunshine StateHumanities and Sunshine State: (Re)Discovering Florida’s Waters is described as “a one-week residential academic program [in June] for rising high school juniors and seniors that explores what the humanities teach us about the cultural, social, and economic significance of water in Florida life. Motivated students interested in learning beyond their traditional high school classroom are encouraged to apply. All high school academic concentrations and career interests are welcome.” Support for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Check the below website for program details, including application materials and costs. Need-based scholarships are available. Learn more about Humanities and the Sunshine State: High School Summer Seminar . Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute (HSJI)
Indiana University’s High School Journalism Institute (HSJI) was designed for high school students who would like to explore the field of journalism as an academic or career interest. Students are able to participate in a series of five-day workshops (not for credit) that examine subjects involving the journalism field. Participants will examine the role of the media, analyze their own and other student publications, and develop the skills needed to produce quality publications. Workshop participants will learn, develop and grow new skills or sharpen their existing talents. Additionally, some will even begin to prepare their own schools’ publications and media projects for the coming school year. Learn more about Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute.
Miami University of Ohio – Summer Scholars Program
Miami of Ohio’s Summer Scholars Program is an intense two-week program providing an early college experience for academically gifted rising high school juniors and seniors. Students who participate in the program can expect to become immersed within an academic setting focused around a specific topic of interest, learning alongside the college’s leading faculty and experts. Additionally, participants will be provided with a complete collegiate experience through living in a residence hall, eating within a dining hall and enjoying access to all campus facilities. Workshops on college processes such as the college admissions process, financial aid, test prep, college essay writing and applying for scholarships are also available. Learn more about the Miami University of Ohio – Summer Scholars Program. Mathcamp
Mathcamp is an intensive five-week summer program in which students are able to explore various principles of mathematics. Students are able to learn about undergraduate and graduate-level topics while bonding with a diverse group of people who share the common love of mathematics.
The program offers courses, problem-solving sessions and lectures by leading mathematicians. The program is open to students ages 13 to 18. A qualifying quiz is required of all applicants. Mathcamp is free to students with qualifying family incomes. Financial aid is also available. Learn more about Mathcamp. National Youth Science Camp (NYSC)
The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an intense month-long camp for young scientists the summer after high school graduation. Students must demonstrate academic proficiency in either mathematics or the sciences as well as other documented leadership skills. Located within a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged in lectures, hands-on studies and are able to participate in an outdoor adventure program. Because special events are planned to surprise participants each day, the camp does not publish detailed program calendars. Learn more about the National Youth Science Camp.
New York Film Academy’s Summer Film and Acting Camps
These immersion workshops range from four-week programs to full-year programs. Programs are designed to introduce students of all ages to the creative and technical demands of telling stories with moving images. Students have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot, edit and, even, star within short films, depending upon the student’s interest. Award-winning instructors, abundant equipment and small classes provide students with the individual attention and support necessary to complete their own work. Learn more about the New York Film Academy’s Summer Film and Acting Camps. Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program (RISD)
The six-week RISD summer Pre-College Program introduces high school students to the focused curriculum of a college of art and design experience. Program participants follow college-level studio curriculum are immersed in experiencing the elements of a complete RISD education in one of the school’s 21 majors. Students live in residence halls, attend social activities and study a particular subject in the fine or visual arts. Participants must be high school students between the ages of 16-18 years old. Learn more about the Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program. Smith College Precollege Summer Programs
Smith College Precollege Summer programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls and international students who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Annually the programs offer around 200 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects to strengthen their college applications and increase exposure to undergraduate experiences. Each summer, Smith welcomes young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds that together form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Professors who are excellent scholars offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students’ interests and passions, helping them to develop their academic skills. Programs include Science and Engineering; Young Women’s Writing Workshop; Discovering Women’s History; Field Studies for Sustainable Futures and a College Admission Workshop. Smith College is a place where young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel—as scholars, scientists and leaders. Learn more about the Smith College Precollege Summer Programs. Summer Study Programs
The Summer Study Programs at Penn State University, The Colorado State University, Fordham University NYC, American University DC, and The Sorbonne in Paris combine academically challenging courses with the fun and excitement of campus and study abroad life. High school students can choose from a variety of programs, ranging from 2 to 5 weeks. Learn more about the Summer Study Programs. Summer Science Program (SSP)
For over fifty years, the Summer Science Program in Ojai, California, has enlightened selected high school students in advanced college-level topics in astronomy, physics, calculus and programming. In turn, students are able to develop both intellectually and socially while being challenged academically. The program takes place on two campuses: at the New Mexico Institute of Technology in Socorro and University of Colorado, Boulder, with 36 participants per campus. Learn more about the Summer Science Program (SSP) . Telluride Association Summer Programs (TASP)
TASP is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors. Students participate in seminars led by college and university members and participate in educational and social activities outside the classroom. Telluride Association seeks students from all kinds of educational backgrounds who share a passion for learning – students who attend want both a personal and intellectual challenge. The programs offer no grades or college credit. Telluride Association Summer Programs are completely free; every student awarded a place in a TASP attends the program on a full housing, dining and tuition scholarship. Learn more about the Telluride Association Summer Programs (TASP).
Tufts Summer Study for High School Students
Tufts attracts top high school students who wish pursuing academic excellence while gaining a head start on their college career. Tufts summer study programs offer benefits like small affordable tuition, small course sizes, financial assistance, college credit options and more. The programs offered to high school students include: Tufts Summer Writing Program, Foundation of Law & Ethics, Health Science Honors, Biomedics Inquiry through Sequencing (BIOSEQ) and College Courses for Seniors. Learn more about the Tufts Summer Study for High School Students.
University of Chicago – The Young Scholars Summer Program (YSP)
The University of Chicago’s Department of Mathematics offers an enrichment program, entitled the Young Scholars Program, which focuses on the subject of mathematics. The Summer Program is a free four-week day camp; mainly for Chicago Public School students (select suburban and private school students are admitted) from 7th to 12th grade. Students attend daily seminars given by University professors and solve mathematics problems based on these seminars. Topics include number theory, theory of field extensions, geometry and probability. Students also learn computer skills. Tuition is free for those accepted. Learn more about the University of Chicago – The Young Scholars Program.
University of Dallas High School Summer Programs
The University of Dallas’ programs use European travel to stimulate careful reading, writing and thinking about life’s most serious questions. The programs offer college credit and are held on our main campus in Irving, TX and sister campus in Rome, Italy. They’re designed to show students the great and lasting pleasures that accompany a good educational experience. Courses are led by experienced university faculty and staff. Learn more about the University of Dallas Summer Study in Europe.
University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program
University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program was created to help eligible students achieve their goal of higher education through a free, federally funded, college preparatory program. During their six-week summer residential program, students live on the campus of the University of New Hampshire and take academic courses, participate in enriching activities, receive tutoring as well as attend career workshops, college visits and help through navigating the college application process and financial aid system. Learn more about the University of New Hampshire Upward Bound Summer Program. University of Pennsylvania Programs for High School Students
Penn’s summer programs combine rigorous classroom and lab work with a wide range of social activities, trips and tours. Opportunities are available for those wishing to live on campus or commute. Penn’s summer programs for high school students provide a college-level experience that eases the transition from high school to college. Learn more about University of Pennsylvania Programs for High School Students.
Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Summer Research Academy
Tulane University’s accepts 11th and 12th graders to participate in a summer research academy which is focused on environmental health issues in the region of Southeast Louisiana. Additionally, upon successful completion of the program, the students receive a $4,000 award. Students are mainly recruited from local areas including: Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and Jefferson parish public/charter/magnet high schools. The program is funded as a result of the BP medical settlement, GRHOP. Learn more about Tulane University Emerging Scholars Environmental Health Sciences Summer Research Academy.
The American Red Cross is looking for community-minded high school and college students who are interested in a leadership and scholarship opportunity. Leaders Save Lives is a great program for students who are leaders at their schools, students who are looking for scholarships and students who want to build their resumes. Here's what students can gain from the Leaders Save Lives program: