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Pre-College & Summer Programs

Pre-Collegiate Programs are incredible opportunities for students to experience residential college life and possibly earn college credit. Opportunities range from taking an English class to Acting to Archaeology.  In addition to Pre-Collegiate programs, many schools and companies offer summer programs or career exploration experiences. These programs are an exciting opportunity to explore potential career paths and/or make connections for later in life. Please take a look at the attached opportunities. Note that this is not an exhaustive list and we will be updating the list as new opportunities arise. 


UpCOMING opportunities

Georgetown University

Truman State University - ATSU Program for Healthcare Academy (a Nerinx counselor must nominate the student by 11/26)

Mizzou Mini Med School - Application available in February

Notre Dame - Summer Scholars (in-person or online) and Leadership Seminars; applications are open now

Carnegie Mellon University - PreCollege Programs

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign - Application for 2022 not open yet

Washington University​ 

Vanderbilt Summer Academy - Courses announced the week of 12/13/21

Hampton University  - Application for 2022 not open yet

Saint Louis University - Application for 2022 not open yet​

Millikin University - Application for 2022 not open yet

Loyola - Chicago

Missouri S&T - Application for 2022 not open yet

Most schools will have summer opportunities to learn and maybe even to gain college credit. Check out the schools below or go to the website of your college of interest to see what they offer. These opportunities will not only be helpful in discovering and learning but also look good on a college resume, especially for highly selective schools. 

SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY - HOBY and Mo Leadership Seminars - only sophomores can apply and access the application with their email

Career Exploration Opportunities

Exploring
Exploring is a career exploration program for students 14-20 years old. Exploring pairs students directly with local companies and organizations for career exploration. Youth participate in unique, real-life opportunities to experience various career fields.

St. Louis Zoo Volunteer Opportunities

St. Louis Science Center                                                       

St. Louis CAPS
Students have the opportunity to gain real-world, hands-on work experience in professional work environments that relate to their academic and career interests, and prepares them for future jobs. 

Bank of America Student Leaders Program

 

Healthcare & Medical Opportunities

BJC Healthcare

BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute​ ​

Mizzou Mini Med School

UMKC School of Medicine - Summer Scholars Program 

Young Scientist Program ​

STARS - Lab Research at UMSL

 

Engineering/STEM Opportunities

Missouri S&T Summer Camps
There are great opportunities to explore engineering at these weeklong camps covering a variety of different topics. ​

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (U of I - Urbana-Champaign)

University of Missouri-Columbia High School Engineering Camp
Mizzou has a great came to explore a career in engineering.

Junior Internships at the St. Louis Science Center

SLU Parks Pre-College Programs
Our pre-college programs are designed to build interest in the fields of engineering and aviation among middle and high school students, and we are constantly adding new programs and events that showcase the field’s exciting possibilities.

 

Music, Film and ART Opportunities

University of Tulsa - Film Making Camp

UMSL Music Camps - This summer, UMSL is proud to offer three camps for student musicians: ​a Jazz camp​; ​a Summer Keyboard Camp;​ ​Acappellooza Summer​; and a ​String Orchestra Camp​! ​

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Programs

St. Louis ArtWorks Summer Program

 

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