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2012 Summer Opportunities                                                                             

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       Summer Program 

I Lead Conference           
June 12-16, 2012 
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA



This conference is an Arts & Sciences program that helps students get a head start towards their career. Open to sophomores and juniors who have an academic average of B+ or higher.


Summer College for High School Students
July 1–August 10, 2012
6-week, 4-week, and 2-week options
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

This program allows students to explore college majors and experience college majors through credit and non credit classes. Open to sophomores and juniors.
Westcoast Connection Active Teen Tours
Summer 2012
United States, Europe, etc. 

These tours provide travel experiences to Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, several countries in Europe, and many more exciting places.  Open to all grades.


Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
July 18-24, 2012
July 15-21, 2012
July 29-August 4, 2012
August 5-11, 2012
Lycoming College and Penn College of Technology
Williamsport, PA

This is a week-long program to learn about our free enterprise system and what it takes to be successful in the global marketplace. Open to sophomores and juniors.

Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship
July 8-August 4, 2012
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pa
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012

This program brings American high school students together with International high school students from all regions of the world for a four-week long residential learning experience. Open to sophomores and juniors.

Health Career Scholars Academy
June 24 - July21, 2012
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa
Students can attend this program to gain an understanding of the health care delivery system, primary care and prevention, and to explore careers in the field. Open to sophomores and juniors.

Keystone Boys State
June 24 - June 30, 2012
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
This provides an opportunity to participate in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected officials.  It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of Pennsylvania's state government.  Open to students who have completed their junior year

Summer Science @ Jefferson
June 18 - July 13, 2012
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

At Summer Science, students can participate in discussions with leading biomedical researchers and conduct hands-on laboratory experiments. Learn about the role of science in everyday life, understand scientific issues, & become familiarized in the field of biomedical research. Areas of study include cell biology, molecular biology, cellular pathology, and the biology of disease. Open to juniors and seniors. 


Northfield Mount Vernon Summer Session
June 30 - August 12, 2012
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northfield, MA

This program provides academic enrichment for motivated high school students.  Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors


Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Program
June 30 - August 10, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

You can either explore architecture, art & design, drama, or music to prepare yourself for study at the college level. This program will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends.  Open to students must have completed their sophomore year and 16 to 18 years old (born between August 10, 1993 and June 30, 1996). 


Summer 2012
United States, Europe, etc.

Summerfuel has offers unique summer pre-college and high school study abroad programs for high school students. Experience travel, exploration, cultural engagement, language study, & college prep. Open to all grades.

High School Summer Experiences

Summer 2012                                              
Session A: June 10-July 14, 2012 
Session B: July 15-August 17, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO


Washington University’s high school summer programs provide academically talented high school students with a unique opportunity—the chance to try out college, the ability to earn college credit, and the excitement of living and bonding with fellow students from around the country and the world. Open to sophomores or juniors.

Mini-Med Summer Camp
July 9 - August 10, 2011
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

This is an opportunity to experience what it is like in medical school. Open to juniors and seniors- application deadline March 1, 2012


University of Delaware Honors Program Summer College
July 7 - August 11, 2012
Newark, DE

Here is a chance to live on University of Delaware's campus and earn college credits!  Students will live together in a university residence hall and take courses for college credit. Open to sophomores and juniors.


Summer Study Programs
Summer 2012
Many Different Locations!

At the summer study programs, students can get a taste of college life in an organized and supervised environment.  Offered in many locations including Penn State, University of Colorado, University of Vermont, and the Sorbonne in Paris, & France.  Open to all high school students.


Reynolds Young Writers Workshop
July 17 - July 24, 2012
Denison University
Granville, OH

This is a great program for students who love to write. This program brings together young writers who are passionate about artistic expression and eager to stretch in new directions. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and seniors.


Georgetown University Summer School
Dates Vary
Washington DC

Discover your passion this summer at Georgetown University. Whether you're seeking college credit, exploring a new interest or want to experience campus life firsthand, you are certain to find a program at Georgetown that both sets you apart from your high school peers and leaves a lasting impression for years to come. Open to all grades.


Washington University in St. Louis
Arts & Science
Dates Vary
St Louis, MO

Washington University’s high school summer programs provide academically talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year with a unique opportunity—the chance to try out college, the ability to earn college credit, and the excitement of living and bonding with fellow students from around the country and the world. Open to Juniors and Seniors.


Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology
Univ. of Pennsylvania

July 9 - July 27
Philadelphia, Pa 

The School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for a selective group of highly motivated and talented high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. Open to all grades.


Summer Discovery
Dates vary
All around the world

Summer Discovery offers summer high school, pre-college enrichment and study abroad programs.  With over 300 courses plus internships in 5 exciting cities, Discovery programs successfully introduce students to the college experience including college living and learning - alleviating the anxiety caused by the transition from high school to college life. Open to all grades.

Emory Pre- College Program 
Dates Vary
Atlanta,   GA                                                                                          

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors which gives them a glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. Two-week non-credit courses, and six-week credit courses are available.  Open to Juniors and Seniors.

Furman University Summer Scholars 
July 8-14, 2012
July 15-21, 2012
Greenville, SC
The Summer Scholars program is an academic enrichment program that engages rising juniors and seniors in small group settings under the direction of Furman faculty members. The academic experience will include lectures, class discussion, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and other activities intended to provide a challenging learning experience. Open to Juniors and Seniors.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Summer Program
Dates Vary
Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, CA
Learn more about what it's like to launch your own business or have a great career in Marketing, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design at FIDM's 3 Days of Fashion for high school students! Open to Freshman and Sopomores.

Harvard Summer Scondary School Program
June 11 - August 23, 2012 
Cambridge, MA

The students are enrolled in Harvard courses, studying alongside college and adult students at Harvard Summer School. Explore subjects not available at your high school and earn college credit. You learn from distinguished faculty and use the largest university library system in the world. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Barnard College
Dates Vary
New York, NY

At Barnard College, enrich your academic experience and get a head start on college in the world’s greatest city. Barnard offers opportunities to discover New York City in and out of the classroom while taking fascinating classes with our world-renowned faculty, exploring careers, making friends from around the world, and getting a head start on college applications through our admissions workshops. Open to Juniors and Seniors.

Babson College
July 9 - August 10, 2012
Wellesley, MA

Babson’s Summer Study provides a living/learning laboratory for students to focus on applying and advancing their knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. students will gain the tools and experience first-hand how to impact and reshape organizations, industries, and the world. Open to Juniors and Seniors.

WPI - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Session I: July 8 - 20          
Session II: July 22-31, 2012

Frontiers is a summer residential program for students interested in science, mathematics, engineering, and robotics. Open to Juniors and Seniors.

University of Chicago
Dates Vary
Chicago, IL

Choose from 8 intellectual experiences in which you will move beyond the classroom, using the rich resources on campus and around the city in your active pursuit of knowledge.

New York University
July 2 - August 1-, 2012
New York, NY

NYU Precollege offers high school students the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. Students take college level courses for academic credit which may be applied to a future degree. Residential and non-residential options are available. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors.



New York University
New World Emerge Program
Dates Vary
New York, NY  

New Worlds Emerge programs offer short-term cultural immersion experiences to domestic and international destinations. Through unique experiences—like authentic cultural meals, native dance lessons, or up-close and personal encounters with exotic wildlife—you will not only visit a new place, but become part of it. Whether you come with friends or form new, life-long bonds with your fellow travelers, you’re sure to have the experience of a lifetime. New Worlds Emerge programs offer a chance for a truly life-changing adventure.

New Englands Center for Investigative Reporting
July - August 2012 (3 Sessions)
Boston, MA
Whether you’re an aspiring journalist working on a school paper or someone who’s wondering if journalism might interest you, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting‘s summer workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn and explore.Open to Juniors and Seniors.
Oxford Advanced Studies Summer Program
Dates Vary
Oxford, United Kingdom
The Oxford Advanced Studies Program offers students who want to study abroad a rewarding international summer school experience, together with the chance to visit some of the treasures to be found in this ancient city and also some of England's heritage beyond. Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
US Performing Arts Camp
Dates Vary
Locations Vary
Whether the medium is musical theater, the dramatic stage, or the screen, to be truthful is the imperative element for the successful actor. Daily workshops in our theater and acting camps will explore performance techniques in comedy, voice and diction, improvisation, physical humor, line interpretation, rhythm and timing, movement, and stage combat. Students will also work on other essential components of acting such as character development and interpretation, scene study, the basics of Shakespeare, and monologue preparation. Open to juniors and seniors.

Lebanon Valley College
July 8-13 

Annville, Pa

Calling all high school age musicians and vocalists; come join the fun at our 26th annual Summer Music Camp. Learn from professional music faculty at a college known for its programs in music, music education, music business, and music recording technology. You can plan your own camp
experience by selecting a mix of primary programs, ensembles, and lessons. Performance areas include concert band, string ensemble, piano, guitar/bass, jazz band, and theater vocals. Open to all high school students.

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Boston Univeristy

July 1 - August 11
Boston, MA

PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Must be at least 14 years old to apply.
Visions Community Service Programs
Dates Vary
Locations Vary
VISIONS teen community service program locations are in under-resourced communities around the world. They plan volunteer projects with local partners and return to the same places every year in order to meet long-term commitments. The links forged translate into summer programs of depth and quality. Open to all high school students.
Summmer Service Adventures
Dates Vary
Locations Vary

Summer Service Programs are a wonderful way to make new friends that will last a lifetime while earning documented community service hours, expanding your world view, building leadership skills, and improving your second language skills.  Each Summer Service Adventure program travels to 3-5 different regions of one or two countries in order to gain a sense of appreciation for the diversity and spirit of the country and the people you meet. Open to all high school students.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship
Susquehanna Univeristy
July 8-14
Selinsgrove, PA

If you are a high school student looking to live the life of an entrepreneur for a week, Susquehanna University invites you to join them for an exciting, summer educational experience. In a simulated entrepreneurial experience as real business owners, LIFE participants work in teams, start and run their own business, and handle the success and challenges that any new business might throw at them. Open to incoming Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Summer Programs
Sarah Lawrence College
Dates Vary
Bronxville, NY

Includes summer programs in the following areas: Filmmaking, Musical Theatre, Dance, Animation, Creative Writing, and more. Small class sizes give you an exceptional opportunity to learn in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Open to all high school students.

Summer Program in Early American History
The College of William and Mary
1st Session: June 24-July 14
2nd Session: July 15-Aug. 4
Williamsburg, VA
This immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Open to incoming Juniors and Seniors.
College Preparatory Program
Otis College of Art and Design
July 9 - August 3

Los Angeles, CA
This intensive, four-week, pre-college program is for individuals 15 and older who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country.  Serious young artists seeking to strengthen and engance their art skills as well as students with limited art training are invited to participate. Programs available include: 2D Animation, Basic Game Design, Creative Writing, Digital Filmmaking and Storytelling, Mobile App Design, Toy Making, and more! Summer of Art is not suited for students in search of a recreational program. Open to students 15 and older.
Summer College Experience
Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst
Dates Vary
Amherst, MA
UMass Amherst Summer College was created to give you the opportunity to get an early start on your college career. As a Summer College student, you’ll learn, create and engage in research in an innovative and exciting community of artists, researchers and scholars. You’ll explore potential majors, talk with other students, work with and meet UMass faculty, and experience life on a college campus. All of the offerings are college-level courses and offer optional college credit. Open to incoming Juniors and Seniors as well as graduating 2012 Seniors.
Summer High School Programs
Boston Univeristy
Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst
Dates Vary
Amherst, MA
There are four summer programs offered to high school students at Boston University: High School Honors, Research Internship in Science and Engineering, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview. All programs are residential and include a presentation by experienced Boston University Admissions Officers. Not every program is open to all grades.


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