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Summer Programs



Belmont Abbey college provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to engage in academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world.

Duke University's Summer College for High School Students is a 3-week credit-bearing program that attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Want to supplement your three-week course with a one-week, hands-on research experience at Duke?  You can do that by also applying to our Accelerated STEM Academy, which will be held either one week prior to or after our Summer Academy. The Accelerated STEM Academy is a one-week residential program in which you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about pioneering research, and experience the life of a world-class researcher.

Cornell University offers a variety of academic and leadership programs through their precollege studies curriculum. 

Drexel University's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.

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 noncredit courses and three-week noncredit institutes are available. 

The Franklin & Marshall College Summer Scholars Program is a residential, pre-college program for academically curious and leadership driven middle and high school students, entering grades 6-11. With two, exciting three-week sessions, this unique program is an opportunity for students to pursue their academic interests, build leadership skills and strengthen civic responsibility—all while experiencing F&M’s rich traditions and campus life.

Make the Nation's Capital your classroom with the George Washington University Summer Program. High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Gettysburg College offers several opportunities for high school students over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, creative writing, or information technology

Kenyon College's Young Writers program is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who are eager to develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. 

Loyola University-Chicago offers a variety of experiences through their Pre-College Summer Scholars program. 

Miami University-Ohio Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program. Students who complete the program receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and selective programs

Northeastern's pre-college programs are designed for talented high school students in the U.S. and around the world who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Accelerate programs are hosted on our campuses, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest

Notre Dame's Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 24 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.

Tuft's University: Spend two or three weeks intensively studying your favorite subject at Tufts University, making new friends, and exploring our campuses and Boston. These programs combine the rigor and intensity of Tufts-level course work with the fun of summer learning. Choose from 6 options in Summer 2020 -- including our new program, Mini-Med School

Washington University's Pre-College Programs provide academically talented students the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. 

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design has a precollege program devoted to developing high school students’ artistic skills and preparing them for an art and design college. Classes are available for high school freshman through senior year.

Environmental Science
Allegheny College in Meadville, PA offers Freshwater Academy. Do you have a love for our natural environment? Do like exploring the outdoors and getting wet? Want to learn outside the classroom in an interactive setting? This pre-college program in Environmental Science could be for you. 

Marquette University's Opus College of Engineering invites rising high school juniors and seniors to join us each summer for the our pre-college residential programs: the Engineering Leadership Academies. By participating in these programs, students will be immersed in the daily life of a Marquette Engineer, while experiencing leadership opportunities offered at Marquette. The Academies allow participants to explore the future of engineering fields through a variety of activites, such as hands-on labs, industry visits and engineering design challenges. 

Inspiring Girls Expeditions interweaves science, art, and wilderness travel to inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success

The Junior State of America (JSA) was created by and for young people interested in what happens around them - from politics, to how government works, and contributing to their community. Since its founding in 1934, JSA has served as a place where students build leadership skills, learn civil debate, and strengthen their engagement through volunteering and activism. More than 500,000 students have graduated high school as more active, informed members of their community as a result of their participation in JSA.

Pre-College/Study Abroad
American Collegiate Adventures offers a variety of programs in the U.S. and around the world. 

Notre Dame offers a variety of pre-college study abroad opportunities. Are you interested in the architectural history of Rome, with all its fountains, ruins, winding streets, and delicious gelato? Or do you gravitate more toward the Emerald Isle, which boasts both the bustling city of Dublin and the castles and sweeping views of the west? Whatever your preference, our study abroad programs offer you a unique opportunity to travel the world, explore a new culture under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Credit Recovery/Independent Study/Learning Styles
The American School offers credit recovery, accelerated learning, help with scheduling conflicts and courses not offered locally. 

Landmark College offers summer programs to assist a wide range of students with learning differences, including middle school studentshigh school studentsgraduating high school seniors, and students enrolled at colleges around the country. There is also an online option for rising high school juniors and seniors


St. Mary's offers the Embody Summer Theology Program. Join a community of high school girls who share your values on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College. You’ll explore beauty and justice through activities and studying theology. You'll stay all week in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and learn from College professors, as well as Saint Mary’s students who will serve as mentors.

Volunteer Opportunities 
Barnes-Jewish Hospitals offer a variety of volunteer experiences for teens.

The Missouri Botanical Garden offers a volunteer program for teens. 

Zoo ALIVE is the Saint Louis Zoo’s volunteer educator program for high school age students.