Students of Merit
Many colleges and universities offer summer programs for high school students. Students experience on-campus living while taking specially designed seminar classes and/or actual college classes. This can be an opportunity for students to enrich themselves academically, to explore different career interests and to develop their skills and talents.
Summer Programs for Teens
Offering a variety of programs including an Astronomy Institute, Art School Portfolio preparation, Creative Writing, Chinese Language and Culture program, Robotics Engineering, among others. For more information, visit
Summer Experience Program
This is a six-week program for students who have completed their junior year of high school. Students take two courses for full college credit. Visit www.bc.edu for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
For high school seniors or exceptional rising juniors. Students take two BU undergraduate courses during this six-week program. For more information, visit bu.edu/summer/highschool
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
This is a six-week program for high school seniors who work in a lab conducting scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. For more information, visit bu.edu/summer/highschool
This is a two-week program for high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year. Students participate in two non-credit seminars in such subjects as abnormal psychology, creative writing, journalism, law, infectious disease, among others. For more information, visit bu.edu/summer/highschool.
Bryant offers a one-week program to African-American or Black and Latino/a students who are rising seniors. Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. There is no cost for this program. For more information, visit http://admission.bryant.edu/pwc.
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE PROGRAMME
at University of Cambridge in Cambridge, Eng.
This is a program for high achieving high school students. Students choose from 65 academic courses, optional SAT preparation, and excursions and other cultural outings in the greater London area. For more information, visit www.cambridgecollegeprogramme.org.
Experiences in Architecture
This is an intense, three-week workshop for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of architecture. For more information, visit http://architecture.cua.edu/summer programs/experiences.cfm.
COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY:
Summer Program in Early American History
This program is available to rising juniors and seniors. For more information, visit www.wm.edu/niahd.
Summer College Program for High School Students
Three and six-week programs are available. For more information and a list of available courses, visit www.summercollege.cornell.edu.
This program is available for rising juniors and seniors. For more information, visit www.precollege.emory.edu.
Summer Program for High School Students
Various programs in the areas of business, leadership and ethics, journalism, sports industry management, medicine, international relations, national security and counterintelligence, among others. For more information, visit summer.georgetown.edu/hoyas.
Summer Service International Adventures
This program offers cultural exchange, language immersion and service opportunities for high school students throughout the world. For additional information, visit
Summer Pre-College Program
This is a four-week program for rising high school juniors and seniors with strong academic backgrounds. Students can choose from a variety of courses, such as Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, Ethics and Principles of American News Media, and Theories of Human Nature. For more information, please visit hofstra.edu/precollege.
Id TECH CAMPS:
Summer Technology program
This program offers week-long and multi-week day and overnight camps held on campus at various colleges and universities around the country. There are a variety of technology-related courses such as Robotics, 3D Video Game Design, and Web and Graphic Design, among many others. For more information, visit
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO:
Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars
This program offers three-week seminars and a six-week academy for current high school sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.2 grade point average. For more information, visit LUC.edu/summerscholars.
This is a two-week program for rising high school juniors and seniors that offers courses in the areas of sports communication, environmental science, criminal justice, game design, among others. For more information, visit www.marist.edu/precollege.
Pre-College Enrichment Programs
This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take college-level courses in calculus, astronomy, art, business, and more. Courses are offered both on-campus and online. For more information, visit
Future Leader Camp
This program is for high school students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 who have a 2.5 or higher grade point average. Students will advance their individual and team skills in military drill and ceremonies as they further develop their physical and mental strength. For more information, visit
PHILLIPS ACADEMY ANDOVER:
This program is for students who have completed grades nine, 10 or 11. Choose from more than 100 courses, including an SAT preparation course, participate in a sport or performing art, and a chance to tour colleges. For more information, visit
PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY:
This program is for students who have completed grades nine, 10, or 11. Choose from over 100 courses, including an SAT preparation course, participate in a sport or performing arts, and tour colleges. For more information, visit www.exeter.edu/summer.
This program offers college-level courses for high school students in the areas of art, design, architecture, creative writing, and critical and visual studies. For more information, visit
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:
Summer Academy Program in Architecture
This is an intensive, four-week program for rising high school seniors interested in architecture. Participants will also be advised on portfolio development in preparation for the college admission process. For more information, visit saahp.rwu.edu/summer_academy.
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY:
Marine Biology Summer Camp
This is a one-week program for high school students who have completed at least one high school biology course and are interested in the aquatic sciences. For more information, visit departments.rwu.edu/biology/camp.html.
SAVANNAH COLLEGE of ART and DESIGN:
Summer at SCAD
This programs offers various art classes for high school students. For more information, visits
SAVE THE BAY:
Summer Camp Internship
This is a great opportunity for a student who is interested in marine science and environmental education. Please note that this is an unpaid internship. For more information, visit www.savebay.org.
Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts
Students will take two classes from either the liberal arts or studio arts courses offered. For a complete listing of courses and/or more information, visit
This program offers two five-week sessions with courses from six academic areas: Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Natural History, Northern Studies, and Outdoor Education & Leadership. For more information, visit www.sterlingcollege.edu.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
Held at Nichols College in Massachusetts. This is a great opportunity to empower students by helping them build life skills through leadership training. There are six five-day sessions offered. For more information, visit www.sltp.com.
This is a two-week summer program in Spain for high school students. For more information, visit www.suffolk.es/summermadrid.
Summer College for High School Students
This program includes such topics as Recording Studio Techniques & Practice, Sports Management, Pop Culture and Democracy and many others. Visit summercollege.syr.edu for more information.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO:
Summer Session for High School Students
Various programs for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students explore topics intensively, through classroom and hands-on opportunities. For more information, visit summer.uchicago.edu/hs.
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY:
Summer Leaders Seminar
Students must be current juniors who are ranked in the top 20% of their class and who have strong PSAT scores. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering applying to West Point to gain a better understanding of the academic and other programs offered at this service academy. For more information, visit
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
UNE offers various summer programs, including neuroscience and marine ecology, for high school students. For more information, visit www.une.edu/oce.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER:
UR offers various two-week summer programs for high school students. For more information, visit http://enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Summer Program for High School Students
USC offers various certificate and seminar programs in the areas of architecture, business, global issues, journalism, visual & performing arts, among others. For more information, visit summer.usc.edu.
Summer Experiences for High School Students
Various three and five-week programs are available. For more information, visit summerexperiences.wustl.edu
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE:
Frontiers and Launch Programs
The Frontiers program is for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in science, math, and engineering. The Launch program is for soon-to-be high school freshmen and sophomores who are interested in biology, chemistry, interactive media and game development, or robotics. For more information, visit wpi.edu/+launch or wpi.edu/+frontiers.
We will update this list throughout the second semester each year, as new information arrives. This information is updated as of March, 2014.
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