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Summer Programs

There are many programs for students to explore for summer adventure, education and fun.  We are starting to build our list of options for you to consider.  All are sponsored by independent companies and arrangements may be made directly with them.  See Naviance, Colleges page, "Enrichment" for a large list of nationwide Summer programs!  


  • Denison University - Reynolds Young Writers Workshop for students who wish to explore creative writing. Get one on one interaction with writes from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and ASB Nation. This is a residential 8 day program.  Workshop dates: June 21-28, 2020 and application opens Jan. 6, 2020.  Visit the Denison University website to apply!  Open to rising 11th and 12th graders only.   

  • Lewis and Clark College (OR) is hosting "Fir Acres", a 2 week residential summer creative writing program for talented rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Priority application deadline is Jan. 1, 2020. Visit the Lewis and Clark College website for more info and to apply! Open to current 9th, 10th and 11th graders

  • U Penn Summer Programs:  Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.  (2/2020)

  • Summer Courses Inspired by the World-Famous Universities of Oxford and CambridgeEach summer, motivated students from across the globe join Oxford Royale Summer Schools' award-winning Summer Schools. Throughout the duration of their courses, participants have the opportunity to explore and discuss their chosen subjects in great detail, be taught by ORA’s experienced and passionate faculty, and to live and study in top educational institutions across the UK. In 2020, Oxford Royale Summer Schools will be running Summer School programmes in the UK's top three universities - the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College London - as well as prestigious academic centres in England and Scotland. (2/2020)

  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies:  There are summer programs for all grades on the Stanford University campus.   (2/2020)

  • UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program:  High School enrichment summer courses offered through the Education Department at UC Berkeley.  Apply by 2/5/20 (early) or 3/4/20 (regular). 2020.  (2/2020)

  • For a long list of summer programs in STEM fields, click on STEM and scroll to the middle of the page to find links to high school programs offered on college campuses.  (2/2020)

  • Summer Business Programs at UC Berkeley. Summer Internships/Externships and residential pre-college programs.    

  • Columbia University Summer Immersion Program in New York City for High School Students.

  • The Carnegie Mellon Pre-College programs provide learning and development opportunities for high school students both inside and outside of the classroom.   Our Pre-College program, which mirrors the undergraduate experience, gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff.

  • Marist Pre-College.  Earn college credit while in high school.  Get a taste for living on a college campus.  Marist College in New York is offering 2 week courses in two sessions:  June 28-July 11 or July 12-July 25 for residential experiences.  Learn about Business, Criminal Justice, Film and TV production, Pre-health Pre-Law and MUCH MORE! Visit Marist Pre-College for more information and to apply.

  • West Point Summer Leadership Experience (for juniors/rising seniors).   Get a better understanding of the academic opportunities at a military academy.  Over 40% of participants enter a military academy the following year.  Apply by March 15, 2020!