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Tutoring Contacts
Matthew Bond: Phone - 269-3905 (home) or 598-7257 (cell); Email - matthewjbond@hotmail.com
Mary Lee Bunch: Phone - 377-6370; Website - www.maryleebunch.com
Carolyn Horton Douglas: Phone - 834-5085
Learning Lab, Green Hills: Phone - 321-7272; Website - www.mylearnlab.com
Jim Stelling: Phone - 383-1532
Stacy Boatman - The Princeton Review: Phone - (617)784-7847; email - Stacy_TPR@yahoo.com
Danielle Nicolosi - Scholars Tutor Center: Phone - (650)740-8071; email - scholarstutorcenter@gmail.com
Daniel Dean: Phone - (971)570-6209; email - danieldean21@gmail.com (math, science, and test prep)
Novella James - Phone - 498-5509; email - novellajames@yahoo.com (math, science, test prep, & study skills)
The Nashville Learning Group: Phone - 957-8678; email - info@nashvillelearninggroup.com; website - nashvillelearninggroup.com
The Learning Lab of Brentwood: Phone - 377-2929; website - www.mylearnlab.com
Robin Andrews: Home - 665-0862; Cell - 498-8072; email - robineandrews@comcast.net
Smart Sprouts: website -
www.smartsprouts.com/test-prep/
Eiland Glover, Stoke Education: Phone - 856-6616; Website - www.stokeeducation.com; Email - eiland@stokeeducation.com

SAT and ACT Classes
Both classes are small groups, usually 5-6 students.  They meet for 2 hours per day Monday-Friday.  They are offered at several times.
Contact Horton-Douglas Tutoring at 834-5085 for more information.

Free ACT/SAT Practice Tests
The Learning Lab will be offering practice ACT and SAT tests for students who would like to get a jump start on preparing for these tests.  These practice tests will take place on Saturdays from 8:00-12:00.  The practice test will take place under testing conditions typical of the actual test.  You will receive a follow-up letter with results and recommendations.  Contact The Learning Lab at 377-2929. 



Education Program for Gifted Youth Online High School at Stanford University
The EPGY Online High School is a fully accredited, diploma granting, online independent school situated at Stanford University. Serving grades 7-12, the EPGY OHS prepares students from around the world for success both in life and in their future intellectual pursuits.  Visit the website for more information.


Winter, Spring, and Weekend Programs


Tennessee Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Official Website
Dates: 2/27-2/28
Application Deadline: 1/23/14   nomination required
Eligibility: High school students

The symposium will feature oral presentations of original research conducted by Tennessee high school students which will be presented to and judged by a panel of scientists from the University of Tennessee Science and Engineering Faculty. Additionally, attending students and teacher mentors will be given the opportunity to visit selected laboratories and interact with research scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee who are conducting cutting edge research in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. The symposium will culminate with a banquet during which scholarships will be awarded to the top student researchers based on the assessment of the judging panel. In addition, the top three student researchers will be invited to participate in the National JSHS competition in Orlando, FL, April 30 - May 4, 2008.

The Vanderbilt Experience--High School Student Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

These half day programs will follow a patient through their journey. This will be in a classroom setting. The students will be able to participate in live conversations with health care professionals who will bring their work into the class room. Contact Jack Noe at jack.noe@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8228 to register.

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University
Official Website
Dates: 2/22-2/23
Deadline: rolling
 Eligibility: 7th-10th graders who score in at least the 95th percentile on a section of an academic achievement or ability test
Tuition: $425

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University is a residential academic program for gifted 7th to 10th grade students. Students engage in an intensive two-day course of study designed and taught by Vanderbilt University personnel. WAVU offers fast-paced, rigorous courses on topics not usually included in school, and is a great opportunity for students to come together to study with a group of talented peers and exceptional teachers on Vanderbilt's campus.

Youth Leadership Franklin
Official Website
Deadline: October 4, 2013
Eligibility: High school sophomores and juniors living in or attending school in Williamson County

Youth Leadership Franklin is a leadership program designed to help future leaders cultivate their leadership skills and promote an increased awareness of the Franklin community. Objectives of Youth Leadership Franklin include providing an opportunity to interact with community decision makers, cultivating an appreciation and understanding for our community, broadening the participant's understanding of leadership, aiding in the development of leadership skills, and creating an enjoyable, life-enhancing experience for each participant.


Summer Programs

Programs That Offer College Credit
Other General Academic Programs
College Prep and Test Prep
Architecture and Design
Math and Science
Medicine
Engineering
Computer Science
Business
General arts programs
Music
Theatre, Film, and Dance
Writing
Leadership and Community Service
Study Abroad
Athletics
Military Academies
Miscellaneous

Programs That Offer College Credit

Academic Connections
University of California at San Diego
Website :: Email
Dates: San Diego - 7/6-7/26; Hawaii - 7/27-8/3; Arizona - 6/21-6/28; New Mexico - 8/5-8/12
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 7/6/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders with at least a 3.3 GPA
Cost: $2,600 to $3,700 + airfare

This program is designed specifically for outstanding students who want to jump start their college experience. The goal of the Academic Connections program is to connect select high school students with UCSD by providing hands-on college subject matter courses which provide students with an opportunity to explore life and learning at this top-ranked research university located in the beautiful San Diego area.

Advanced Placement/Early Action
Carnegie Mellon University
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/28-8/9
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders who are at least 16 years old
Cost: $8,281

Advanced Placement/Early Action (AP/EA) is a challenging credit-bearing summer program for high school students interested in taking Carnegie Mellon classes for college credit. The classes are actual university courses, condensed and accelerated to fit into a six-week program. If you’re at least 16 years old and have completed your sophomore year of high school, you’re eligible to apply to AP/EA. College freshmen planning to enter Carnegie Mellon or any other college in the fall of 2009 may also apply.

Boston College Experience
Boston College
Official Website :: Email
Dates: 6/23-7/31
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising Seniors
Cost: $4,116 + $266/week housing

Thinking about where to apply to college and what to study? Spend six weeks at Boston College. Take college courses; earn college credit. Live and study with your peers as you experience college. Interact with outstanding professors. Be where 32,000 freshman applicants want to be, in Boston, at Boston College.

Camp Shakespeare
California State University, Bakersfield
Website
Dates: 7/27-8/1
Cost: $1,610

Camp Shakespeare will include the following: center section, main-floor tickets to all six festival plays; five nights of double-occupancy housing at the Crystal Inn; lunch and dinner (all you can eat), beginning Monday morning and ending Friday noon, in the lovely Hunter Conference Center (breakfast is served at the hotel); three semester units of college credit through SUU; free shuttle bus service between the motel and the festival complex; and five twelve-hour days of exciting activities, including interviews with all the principal actors, class sessions with Shakespearean scholars and members of the festival professional company, a special backstage tour, greenshows, drinks and desserts with the actors after one of the performances, a banquet in the Great Hall, and lots of unscheduled surprises.

College Experience Program
Southern Methodist University
Official Website :: Email
Dates: 7/6-8/5
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $5,296

This summer, get the credit you deserve for you exceptional academic efforts through SMU's College Experience, a unique five-week summer program that provides an opportunity for a small and carefully chosen group of highly motivated and academically able high school students to get a head start on college and a taste of campus life. Through participation in college credit courses, students entering the eleventh and twelfth grades can earn up to six credit hours which can be applied towards a bachelor's degree.

College Intensive
George Washington University
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Dates: 7/6-8/15, 7/6-7/25, 7/6-7/11
Deadline: 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $2,974 to $10,086

The College Intensive program is a selective program that gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate coursework. The 6-week session allows students to enroll in GW summer courses alongside GW undergraduates. The 3-week and 1-week sessions are full-day undergraduate courses offered in an experiential format, and designed specifically for high school students. Courses are taught by GW faculty, and grades establish an official academic record at GW. Although grades are typically transferable, policies on transferring course credit varies by institution.

College Preparation Program
Northwestern University
Website :: Email
Dates: Starts 6/22 and goes 3-9 weeks depending on course
Deadline: 4/4/14, scholarship deadline is February 28
Eligibility: Rising 12th graders with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $3,760/course + $800 fee + $440/week room & board

The College Preparation Program at Northwestern University is designed for high school students who want new academic challenges and the experience of real college life. The program offers, three-, six-, and nine- week options as part of the Northwestern's Summer Session, and you'll earn college credit for the courses you take. With more than 350 undergraduate courses to choose form, the College Preparation Program provides you with a great opportunity to explore a variety of academic areas and get a head-start on your college career.

Commonwealth Honors Academy
Murray State University
Website
Dates: 6/7-6/28
Deadline: 3/1/14
Eligibility: Rising seniors, 3.5 GPA, 25 ACT or equivalent
Cost: Free

The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region. Upon completion of the Academy, students will receive six hours of university credit, have the opportunity to take three hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during the subsequent fall and spring semesters, and be awarded a housing/leadership scholarship to attend Murray State University.

Discover Hopkins
Johns Hopkins University
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/22-7/4, 7/6-7/19, 7/20-8/2
Deadline: 6/2/14, financial aid deadline is March 15
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders who are at least 15 by June 1 and have at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $2,300

Discover Hopkins Programs are intensive programs designed to expose you to topics from different perspectives. For instance, learn about international conflict resolution by listening to Hopkins' expert faculty  and by visiting area institutions such as the U.S. Institute for Peace. Experience the American Wars with trips to battlefields, underground railroads, and forts. Observe top researchers and listen to experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, as you survey the latest in health promotion.

Emory Pre-College Program
Emory University
Website
Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling admissions
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders who are at least 16 years old
Cost: $3,630 to $9,689

The Emory Pre-College Summer Program gives college-bound high school students an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked university. High school students will enroll in classes with undergraduate students, have the option of earning transferable college credit, and experience college-level instruction with professors who are the leading experts in their fields.

Environmental Field Studies Abroad
The School for Field Studies
Website
Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors ages 16 and above
Cost: $5,500 to $9,450

Our month-long, four-credit summer programs combine interdisciplinary lectures with field research exercises and expeditions.  Students in summer programs assist our faculty in conducting research designed to support local communities in natural resource management decision-making.

Explore-a-College
Earlham College
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Dates: 6/22-7/5
Deadline: 5/23/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,950

At Earlham Explore-a-College you can take a two-week class taught by an Earlham professor and develop college-level study and research skills that you will be able to apply to future classes and careers. You will learn what college professors at one of the nation's leading liberal arts college expect and how to manage your time effectively. Just as important, you will be introduced to what college life is like: being away from home, having a roommate, and getting to know students from all over the USA and from several other countries.

Fundamentals of Arabic: Language & Culture
Georgetown University
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Dates: 7/6-8/8
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $6,688

Geographically vast and culturally diverse, the Arab world forms a great part of human society. Its past intellectual and artistic achievements made lasting contribution to world history; and its liveliness today is manifested in the political changes we are witnessing in many Arab countries. Fundamentals of Arabic: Language and Culture, provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Arab World past and present and to appreciate its cultural richness. Fundamentals of Arabic is an intensive three-credit course designed to give the students mastery of the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic reading and writing at the elementary level, with emphasis on speaking and comprehension skills. To give depth to this learning experience, students engage in various enrichment activities and workshops designed to give the student a broader view of today’s Arab societies, including arts, history, economic and political development. Designed to induce active participation, the classes are lively and interactive, and great emphasis is placed on individual initiative, problems solving and cooperative effort.

Harvard Summer School
Harvard University
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/29-8/9
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/5/14; financial aid deadline is March 24
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $10,800

Every summer, approximately 1,000 motivated high school students from the United States and abroad who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year experience college life at Harvard, America’s oldest university. As a Secondary School Program (SSP) student, you will find Harvard Summer School challenging, rewarding, and exciting both academically and personally. You will test yourself by taking college-level courses along with undergraduate students and explore subjects not available at your high school. You will work with a distinguished faculty, use well-equipped labs, and study in the largest university library system in the world. In addition, you will learn to make choices and organize your time while becoming better prepared for college.

Hidden Lives: Discovering Women's History
Smith College
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Dates: 7/6-7/19
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders with a strong academic record
Cost: $2,700

This program seeks to engage you in understanding women's history and also in discovering what it was like to be a young woman in the 19th and early 20th centuries. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to handle Sylvia Plath's and Gloria Steinem's personal papers and get an intimate feel for the time in which they lived, we invite you to join us!

High School Field School
Center for American Archaeology
Website
Dates: 6/16-7/11 (may attend 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks)
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 13-17
Cost: $825 to $3,300

Our High School Field School is your opportunity to participate in authentic archeological research designed to learn more about the prehistoric peoples of the lower Illinois River valley, one of the richest archeological regions in the Midwestern United States. Working with our staff and interns, you will have the chance to learn the basics of field excavation, laboratory processing, and how archeologists develop their interpretations of sites based upon the information they collect. It’s a great way to explore your interest in this field!

High School Honors Program
Boston University
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/29-8/8
Deadline: 5/12/14, apply by April 18 for financial aid
Eligibility: Rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors
Cost: $7,744

High School Honors provides an opportunity for motivated rising high school seniors and exceptional juniors to experience undergraduate life, both socially and academically, while earning college credit. Over six weeks, students enroll in two summer academic courses of their choice, attending classes alongside Boston University undergraduates and earning up to eight credits. The High School Honors Program offers more than 100 undergraduate courses in dozens of exciting subjects not typically available in high school classrooms—such as medical anthropology, buddhism, or the history of photography. Students receive guidance when selecting courses to help identify subject areas that will provide an appropriate challenge while also earning credits that are applicable to future college work.

High School Summer College
Stanford University
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Dates: 6/23-8/17, 6/23-8/23
Deadline: Rolling admission, April 1 for Horizon Scholars
Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors
Cost: $13,150

Accomplishment, inspirational professors, lifelong learning, lasting friendships, outstanding athletic and cultural activities, and the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area characterize the Stanford tradition. As a High School Summer College student during summer 2009, you will take undergraduate courses and earn Stanford University credit. You will also participate in many interesting and entertaining activities that enhance the academic experience. Our selective program attracts students who are eager to experience a true university environment. We invite you to join us this summer.

High School Summer Scholars Program
Washington University in St. Louis
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/8-7/12, 7/13-8/15
Deadline: Session 1 - 5/2/14; Session 2 - 6/6/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors with at B+ or better average
Cost: $7,185

Just a short ride from the world-famous Gateway Arch is a great University where you can have a unique summer experience. The High School Summer Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis could be the most rewarding, exciting, and challenging five weeks of your life. As a High School Summer Scholar, you will be part of a small, select group of rising high school seniors exploring the realities of college life. You will earn up to 7 units of college credit that will transfer to most accredited colleges and universities, giving you a head start toward your college career. And you'll develop academic and social skills that will give you a tremendous advantage when you leave for college next year. Our beautiful campus sits on the edge of Forest Park near the zoo, art museum, science center, history museum, and the Muny open-air theatre. Here you can make friends and have fun while exploring St. Louis.

Insight
University of Chicago
Website :: Email
Dates: 6/21-7/11 & 7/12-8/1
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $5,772

Experience a discipline in-depth and hands-on in these intensive three-week courses, as you join experts in their fields in doing what they do. Every course takes advantage of the unique educational opportunities offered by the University and the city of Chicago, taking the material taught in undergraduate-level courses and adding an experiential piece not available in traditionally designed courses. All courses are taught at the undergraduate level for college credit.

Junior Scholars
Miami University in Ohio
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Dates: 7/6-7/18 & 7/20-8/1
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA
Cost: TBD

The Junior Scholar Program at Miami University is a six-week, college-credit, summer term for academically talented rising high school seniors. The program provides a total college experience. You can take regular university courses, live in a Miami residence hall, work out in Miami's state-of-the-art recreational facilities, and participate in focused seminars.

Management and Technology Summer Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Official Website :: Email
Dates: 7/13-8/2
Deadline: 3/1/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $6,000

The Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI) is a for-credit summer program for rising high school seniors and a select few rising high school juniors who want to learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles. Sponsored by The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M&TSI features classes taught by leading faculty and successful entrepreneurs, field trips to companies and R&D facilities, intensive team projects, as well as other activities designed to give students the opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of technological innovation.

NYU Precollege
New York University
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Dates: 7/6-8/15
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1, 2013 (April 1 scholarship deadline)
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $11,687 + meal plan

NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. Participants take credit-bearing courses with current college students. Additionally students have the opportunity to participate in free noncredit workshops taught by NYU's distinguished writing experts. The workshops offer students an opportunity to enhance writing skills and focus on college-level writing. Outside the classroom, NYU Precollege offers workshops regarding the college admissions and application process, as well as a variety of on- and off-campus social events and activities. NYU Precollege allows outstanding high school students to get a taste of college while still having time to work, volunteer, and enjoy the summer vacation.

Pre-College Program
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: 7/2-8/9
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 1th-12th graders
Cost: $10,299 to $13,299

The Pre-College Program is designed for rising juniors and seniors interested in the intellectual challenge and rigorous pace of a true undergraduate experience. Students enroll in one or two summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates. Our program offers more than thirty undergraduate courses in exciting disciplines taught by Penn faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Successful completion of courses will result in official academic credits and a Penn transcript. Academic advising, access to university learning resources, and college admission workshops are also provided.

Pre-College Summer Program
Pratt Institute
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Dates: 7/7-8/1
Deadline: 4/1/14 (March 15 scholarship deadline)
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders ages 16-18 (by July 1)
Cost: $5,341

Immerse yourself in Art, Design, Architecture, Creative Writing, or Critical & Visual Studies. The Pre-college program consists of four classes, as well as lectures and cultural and social events. Students carry a full schedule Monday through Friday with two classes each day. Students choose one of the Elective course offerings, and are automatically enrolled in a Foundation class, and Art History class, and a Portfolio Development class, to complement their elective of choice.

Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts
Skidmore College
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Dates: 6/28-8/2
Deadline: Rolling (financial aid deadline is April 16)
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $710 per credit + $2,260 room & board

The Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts at Skidmore is a unique summer college experience for high school students interested in exploring the liberal and studio arts -- and in preparing for their future careers as college students. Designed for highly motivated and talented high school students, the program offers them the opportunity to engage in college-level work in areas of their interest and to benefit from Skidmore’s strengths in the liberal and studio arts.

Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
College of William & Mary
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Dates: 6/22-7/12 & 7/13-8/2
Deadline: rolling
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $4,150

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. Instructors will use archaeology sites, surviving period structures, historic landscapes, battlefields, and a series of museums to guide students in a search for the American past.

Rising Senior Program
Union University
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Dates: 5/31-6/27
Deadline: 5/15/14
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a "B" average
Cost: $130 per credit hour plus room & board

Union University’s Rising Senior Program is designed for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year and want to "try out" college. Offered during the month of June, this intensive summer program allows students the opportunity to earn up to 7 semester hours of college credit. Core curriculum classes such as English composition, college algebra, laboratory science, history and psychology are available at a fraction of normal tuition costs. Students also participate in activities ranging from community mission outreach to movie nights to student development seminars.

Rising Star
Savannah College of Art & Design
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Dates: 6/21-7/26
Deadline: 4/15/14
Eligibility: Rising seniors, preference given to students w/ 3.0+ GPA, SAT or ACT above national average, and strong portfolio
Cost: $5,285

Want a taste of college life? This five-week residential program offers advanced rising high school seniors a real college experience. Students who successfully complete the Rising Star program earn college credit, which may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design or at other colleges or universities. Rising Star students have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and preparation toward a degree and career in the arts. Outside class, student complete assignments, take field trips, socialize, and enjoy area parks and other attractions. College housing and meals are provided.

Summer Academy
Memphis College of Art
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Dates: 7/13-7/26
Deadline: 5/15/14
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders

This program provides a studio experience for the highly motivated high school student with an intent to study art at the college level. The program will cover both Fine Arts and Design Arts curriculum with hands-on study. An emphasis will be placed on visual art career options. Students may choose to attend for one or two weeks and can stay in the domitory or commute.

Summer College
University of Delaware
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Dates: 7/12-8/16
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $6,950

Summer College is an exclusive opportunity for academically talented high school Sophomores and Juniors to live and learn on one of the most beautiful college campuses on the East Coast. From early July to mid-August students live together in a University residence hall, take courses for college credit, and enjoy the independence and excitement that can only be found at a top national university. Courses for Summer College, taught by University faculty, are designed to encourage students to expand their knowledge in new directions and to provide a supportive environment where learning is valued for its own sake.

Summer College
Cornell University
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Dates: Courses offered between 6/22 & 8/5
Deadline: 5/2/14, 3/14 for RABS, financial aid deadline in 4/4
Eligibility: Varies by program - current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $6,020 to $11,950

Cornell University Summer College offers a wide variety of programs to meet your interests and scheduling needs. Depending upon whether you are a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, you can: * attend Cornell for one-, three-, four-, or six-weeks, * earn an average of three to six credits, and * concentrate on college courses in fourteen different areas and many subjects.

Summer College for High School Students
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/1-7/4 & 7/6-8/9
Deadline:
Rolling
Cost: $1,175 per credit hour + $3,163 in fees, room, and board

Earn up to 12 college credits this summer from one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious universities. At Georgetown University's Summer College, academically gifted high school students have the unique opportunity to be "Hoyas" for the summer--to live on campus, attend classes side by side with undergraduate students, and learn from Georgetown's distinguished faculty.

Summer College for High School Students
Ithaca College
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Dates: 3-week - 6/29-7/18; 1-week - 7/20-7/25
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 4/15/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $1,580 to $4,980

Acting, film, musical theater, sports media, philosophy, journalism, writing, media production, politics, business, legal studies, gerontology, music and the media and more, ...all college courses are taught by Ithaca College's highly regarded faculty. Come for the courses... Remember the Summer.

Summer College for High School Students
University of Mississippi
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Dates: 5/27-6/25 & 6/25-7/25
Deadline: Rolling admission, students are encouraged to apply by March 1
Eligibility: Rising 11th-12th graders w/ at least a 3.2 GPA, some programs have a minimum ACT or SAT score
Cost: $2,500 (estimated)

The Summer College for High School Students at Ole Miss is an exciting program, now it its 29th year, that offers academically gifted high school juniors (and some sophomores) a head-start on their college careers (you can earn up to 7 hours) and a taste of university life. Programs available: Business Administration Institute, Art Institute, Croft International Studies Program, Engineering Program, Health Professions Institute, Journalism Institute, Liberal Arts Institute, Pre-Law and Paralegal Institute, Pre-Med Honors Program, and Pace Honors Program

Summer College for High School Students
Syracuse University
Website
Dates: 6/28-8/8 (2, 3, & 4 week programs also available in the time frame)
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/15/14 (April 15 for financial aid)
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders in good academic standing
Cost: $1,970 to $8,420

Summer College for High School Students at Syracuse University offers credit and non-credit academic experiences that will help you explore your college options before your senior year in high school.

Summer in Paris
The American University of Paris
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Dates: 6-week - 6/5-7/25; French Immersion - 6/5-6/28 & 7/1-7/25; 3-week - 6/5-6/28 & 7/1-7/25
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Must be at least 18 and have completed high school by the summer
Cost: 3,523 to 7,046 Euros

AUP offers now one seven-week summer term from early June to mid-July, when AUP students as well as visiting students from around the world can earn transferable academic credit in a full range of liberal arts disciplines.  AUP has designed a very successful intensive summer program in French language and culture open to all qualified, adult visitors to Paris. It carries academic credit but may also be taken by auditors at a special reduced tuition.

Summer Scholar Programs

University of Miami
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Dates: 6/21-7/11
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14 (April 1 priority deadline)
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $7,295

At the University of Miami, we offer an excellent opportunity for those students who are looking for a unique and challenging experience that will give them an edge in preparing for college. Every summer, the Division of Continuing and International Education offers the Summer Scholar Programs for High school sophomores and juniors. We offer eight areas of study including: Broadcast Journalism, Engineering, Filmmaking, Forensic Investigation, International Relations, Health and Medicine, Marine Science, Sports Management, Multimedia Design, and Writer's Symposium. Students will be taught by prestigious UM faculty and gain priceless experience that will earn them college credit.

Summer School
Agnes Scott College
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Dates: 5/27-6/26 & 7/1-7/31
Deadline: 4/26/14
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $425 per credit hour + $575 housing & fees

You can have an enjoyable summer while advancing your academic goals when you attend Summer School on the second most beautiful campus in the country (Princeton Review, 2006). With nearly 20 courses offered, you will find just the ones you need. Reap the benefits of a summer well spent—at Agnes Scott.

Summer Seminars
University of Southern California
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Dates: 7/6-8/2
Deadline: 5/5/14 (financial aid deadline is April 1)
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $7,416

Though separate from the university’s other summer courses, the Seminars are taught by some of USC’s best educators in the same classrooms, laboratories, and academic support facilities used by USC undergraduates. The Seminars teach art in the context of performance and science in the context of contemporary problem solving. In both depth and scope, each seminar is designed to be more interactive, engaging, and challenging than either accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.

Summer Session
Colorado College
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Dates: 6/2-6/25 & 6/30-7/24
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current juniors
Cost: $4,655

Summer session at Colorado College is part of the summer programs, an extension of the fine liberal arts education offered by the college during the fall and spring. During the summer, more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students participate in one or more or our diverse academic course offerings.

Summer Session
Yale University
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Dates: Session A - 6/1-7/4; Session B - 7/6-8/8; Study Abroad - 6/1-6/27
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/12/14 (February 28 for Study Abroad)
Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors
Cost: $6,160

Yale Summer Session provides students with a unique opportunity to interact with some of Yale's top scholars and teachers in an intimate environment. We offer a wide sample of the courses taught during the academic year: during your summer at Yale you can delve into the mysteries of molecular biology, learn the rudiments of the Chinese language, create your own digital film, or travel abroad with a member of the Yale faculty. College students find summer an excellent time to fulfill requirements for graduation or to prepare for medical school or graduate school.

Summer Session Credit Courses
Brown University
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Dates: 6/23-8/8
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising or graduating seniors
Cost: $10,591

Rising or graduated high school seniors who choose Summer Session Credit Courses earn college credit in these seven-week courses, studying side-by-side with Brown undergraduates. Successful completion of any challenging Summer Session Credit Course demonstrates a student is ready for rigorous Ivy-level academic work. Summer Session Credit Courses are carefully selected from existing courses in the Brown undergraduate curriculum. Each course is approved by Brown’s College Curriculum Council for academic quality, appropriate workload, and equivalency to first-year Brown courses.

Summer Sessions
Lake Forest College
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Dates: 6/4-6/24
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/28/14
Eligibility: Advanced high school students
Cost: TBA

Maybe you're looking for an extra class or a way to get back in the classroom. Lake Forest Summer Sessions offer college-level courses in an exciting and fast-paced setting. One thing is for sure, you won't spend the whole summer indoors.

Summer University
Johns Hopkins University
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Dates: 6/29-8/2
Deadline: 4/2/14 (financial aid deadline is March 15)
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $8,710

This summer, join the Johns Hopkins Summer University Program and get a taste of life at one of America's most prestigious universities. You'll meet students from all over the world, take classes that can earn you college credit, and live on campus in Baltimore, Maryland, an exciting city with lots to do—all in a carefully structured and widely acclaimed program.

Talented and Gifted Program
Southern Methodist University
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Dates: 7/6-7/25
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 8th-10th graders
Cost: $3,875

SMU's Talented and Gifted program (TAG) offers intellectual challenges and exciting learning experiences to academically accelerated students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade. Students participate in two courses chosen from a selection which includes both noncredit and college credit courses. Students with particularly strong academic profiles, including SAT or ACT scores, are encouraged to take a college credit course as one of their two choices.

Washington Community of Scholars
American University
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Dates: 7/7-7/25
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $4,180

The Washington Community of Scholars at American University is an exclusive opportunity for outstanding high school students to enhance their preparation for college and a professional career.  We offer for-credit college courses designed for pre-college students to maximize your learning experience in small interactive seminars.

Young Scholars Program
University of Maryland, College Park
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Dates: 7/13-8/1
Deadline:
Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $3,270 (lab, supply, or studio fees may apply)

This summer get ready for college with the Young Scholars Program at University of Maryland! This pre-college program is the perfect way for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit, pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and learn about university life. Discover all that Maryland has to offer!


Other General Academic Programs

Arete
University of Dallas
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Dates: 7/13-7/26
Deadline: 3/1/14 (applications will continue to be accepted on a space available basis)
Eligibility: Rising 10th & 11th graders
Cost: $1,500

The University of Dallas's summer program Arete will initiate your journey to freedom by introducing you to these essential texts of Western Civilization and allowing you to reflect on works of fine art, film, and music. Students participating in the Arete program will enjoy living on the University's Irving campus to enhance the camaraderie that inevitably develops in a learning community. This distinctive program was designed by Professor Louise Cowan, recipient of the distinguished NEH Humanities Award, architect of the renowned University of Dallas freshman and sophomore core curriculum, and founder of the summer program for teachers at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

Big Red Summer Academic Camps
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Dates: 6/8-6/13
Deadline: Rolling admission
Cost: $325 to $650

Next fall, when your friends ask what you did during the summer, you can say, "I made an edible chocolate flower."  "I edited footage for a film."  "I experienced an indoor tropical forest."  "I spent time on the UNL campus, making friends and exploring career choices." These are just a few of the opportunities available to you at the 2009 Big Red Summer Academic Camps to be held this June.  These career exploration camps are a chance for you to explore the UNL campus, meet people from across the state and country, spend time investigating an interest or potential career, and have lots of fun!

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience
Carleton College
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Dates: 7/5-7/11
Deadline: 4/1/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors who are African American or who are interested in African American culture, nomination required
Cost: Free

Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who are current sophomores and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology.

Challenge for Youth - Talented and Gifted (CY-TAG)
Iowa State University
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Dates: 6/6-6/26
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 8th-11th graders
Cost: $2,150

Students in this residential program live in Iowa State University's residence halls closely supervised by a fun-loving and exceptionally talented group of resident advisers.  CY-TAG students complete course work equivalent to one year of high school material or a semester of college level material.  The curriculum is fast paced, yet fully attentive to individual needs and learning styles.  The student's experience is enriched by small classes and close working relationships with instructors.

Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs
Choate Rosemary Hall
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Dates: 6/29-8/1 (some shorter programs exist within the timeframe)
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $799 to $8,300

The Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs is committed to attracting and educating qualified students from diverse backgrounds. Our programs encourage, support and challenge each student's potential while making the learning experience productive, rewarding and enjoyable. This is accomplished not only in the classroom, but also in the dormitory, through sports and social activities, and in sharing life in an academic residential community where teachers and students learn and live together.  Available programs: Academic Enrichment, JFK Institute, and Math, Science, and Writing Workshops

Clark Scholars
Texas Tech University
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Dates: 6/23-8/7
Deadline: 2/7/14
Eligibility: Academically talented current 11th & 12th graders
Cost: Free

The Clark Scholars Program is designed to attract gifted students from around the nation. The program allows students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with outstanding faculty in a research intensive setting. The seven-week program also includes weekly seminars, discussions, and field trips. The students are afforded an atmosphere designed to develop their critical thinking abilities and career interests with faculty and other students like themselves. Students are selected on the basis of their academic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, and career objectives.

Collegiate Summer Program for High School Students
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
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Dates: 7/6-7/19, 6/22-6/28, & 7/20-8/2
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $550 to $1,500

For more than thirty years the Collegiate Summer Program for High-School Students has introduced participants to the same spirit of liberal arts education that animates the College. In less than two weeks, this program conveys, in miniature, the full range of the enterprise of education. It takes seriously the individual participants, recognizing that all are capable of achievement beyond what they have come to expect--that each has a unique work in life to discover and complete.

Duke TiP
Duke University
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: 3/3/14
Eligibility: Academically talented high school students
Cost: $3,450 to $3,950

At Duke TIP, you can investigate law as a career path, complete your own independent film, study in the rainforests of Costa Rica, or conduct research in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. We invite you to explore Duke TIP's diverse offerings for high school students. Whether you are looking to develop you leadership abilities, immerse yourself in the culture of Paris, Florence, or Shanghai, or perhaps examine the complexities of computational science, Duke TIP is sure to have a summer program that speaks to your interests and academic goals.

EPGY Summer Institutes
Stanford University
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Dates: 6/22-7/11, 7/14-8/2, 7/14-8/9
Deadline: Rolling admission ending April 9
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $5,675 to $7,250

The EPGY Summer Institutes are three-week and four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated high-school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet others who share their interests and abilities.

Exeter Summer School
Phillips Exeter Academy
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Dates: 7/6-8/9
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current high school students
Cost: $7,950

Summer Session grants students great freedom in defining their own programs of study. You will work with highly experienced, dedicated teachers and have access to the full range of the Academy campus, including the Phelps Science Center (a state-of-the-art facility with 24 air-conditioned laboratory/classrooms), the Fisher Theater, the Forrestal-Bowld Music Center, Love Gymnasium (a complex of hockey rinks, swimming pools, fitness centers, and basketball and squash courts) and The Class of 1945 Library (the largest secondary school library in the world).

Genesis
Brandeis University
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Dates: 7/7-8/4
Deadline: Rolling admissions
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $5,600

Genesis at Brandeis University: A taste of college, a feeling of camp - a Jewish high school experience unlike any other. When established in 1997 with a generous grant from Steven Spielberg's Righteous Persons Foundation, Genesis was designed as a summer program combining Jewish studies, academics, the arts and humanities, as well as what it means to participate in a diverse community. But a Genesis summer is more than the sum of these exciting parts.

GERI Summer Camps
Purdue University
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Dates: 6/29-7/12 & 7/13-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders who have at least one of the following: score in the 90th percentile on a standardized test, IQ score of 120, and A-,B+ GPA (programs for younger students also available)
Cost: $1,950

GERI, the Gifted Education Resource Institute, has been serving gifted and talented students since 1974.  Every summer we invite gifted and talented students to come to Purdue University and experience programs designed to stimulate your imagination and expand your abilities.  Our program also offers a wide range of recreational activities and a chance to get a taste of college life as you live on campus in Purdue's residence halls.

Great Ideas Summer Institute
Samford University
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Dates: 7/6-7/12 & 7/13-7/19
Deadline: 4/25/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $495

The Samford University Great Ideas Summer Institute is a unique week-long academic experience hosted on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. This week offers an opportunity for intellectually ambitious students to enjoy the energy of a college classroom, engage ideas that form the essence of humane learning, and develop friendships with exceptional high school students from around the country.

HMI Summer Term

High Mountain Institute
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Dates: 6/23-8/3
Deadline: 2/15/14 (applications will continue to be accepted if space is available)
Eligibility: Current sophomores and juniors in strong academic standing
Cost: $8,950

Summer is a time to explore and rejuvenate. The HMI Summer Term is a truly different summer experience--one in which you will push yourself intellectually, make great friends, and experience the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.

Hollinsummer

Hollins University
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Dates: 7/20-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 6th-12th graders
Cost: $750

Looking for an adventure for this summer? Take a look at Hollinsummer, a great combination of learning and fun, on one of Virginia's most beautiful campuses. With seven distinct experiences, Hollinsummer encourages students to explore their talents with opportunities ranging from creative writing to whitewater adventure.

July Experience
Davidson College
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Dates: 7/2-7/26
Deadline: 3/28/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $3,900

July Experience is a pre-college summer enrichment program for rising high school juniors and seniors. The program is sponsored by the Davidson College Department of Education and offers a preview of college life on one of the most beautiful residential campuses in the southeast.

ND Summer Scholars
University of Notre Dame
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Dates: June 28-July 12, 2014
Deadline: January 13, 2014
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders with strong academic standing and solid extracurricular activities
Cost: $2,800

ND Summer Scholars is a unique opportunity for academically outstanding high school students to explore one of thirteen academic fields of study. For two weeks, participants become part of the Notre Dame student body, through their academic studies, social interactions, and spiritual encounters. In the classroom, some of Notre Dame’s finest faculty members engage their students in academic study and fieldwork. Simultaneously, students experience the social and spiritual connections that are integral components of residential life at Notre Dame. Immersed in this positive atmosphere, students become personally enriched through interaction with new friends and mentors.

Pre-College Courses
Brown University
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Dates: Several sessions available running 6/16-8/8
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $2,434 to $6,167

Varying in duration from one to six weeks, our short-term, intensive summer Mini-Courses show you what it means to be completely absorbed in the learning process. As part of your learning, you will do things you may only have dreamed of - shadow a physician, hone your writing skills, map the stars, seek answers to human behavior, examine international affairs, or analyze your own DNA.

Pre-College Summer Program
Fisk University
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Dates: June 10-July 19, 2013
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Eligibility: Current juniors & seniors - seniors must be accepted to Fisk
Cost: $1,500

The Pre-College Program is designed to give entering Fisk freshmen (and select high school juniors) an early advantage on a successful college career. They will participate in a fun but rigorous, residential program that will allow them to strengthen their academic and cultural skills to better ensure success in college.

Pre-College Summer Program
Marlboro College
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Cost: $950

Marlboro’s (pre)college summer programs offer young adults the opportunity to study with college faculty members, and to build relationships with a group of other students passionate about learning, in the classroom and out. Each program offers an introduction to college-level academic work, combined with hands-on exploration. Evenings provide time for fun group activities ranging from collective 'zine design to swimming in nearby South Pond. Space is limited to 12 participants per programs, creating vibrant communities with room for every voice.

Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs
Sarah Lawrence College
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Dates: June 30-August 3 & July 7-27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $3,140 to $6,400

Discover summer at Sarah Lawrence College and our distinctive, intensive programs of study. Whatever your interests, Sarah Lawrence will help you enhance your academic experience and explore your passions. Our small class sizes will give you an exceptional opportunity to learn in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Students in every class will have two individual conferences with their instructor, a distinguishing component of the unique Sarah Lawrence education. We offer three-week residential courses in theatre, music and the visual arts, and a three-week program on the literature and history, theatre, and science of New York City. Our evening, non-residential classes include courses in essay and fiction writing (two sections), poetry, science and screenwriting.

Seafaring Camp
Ocean Classroom
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Dates: July 27-August 2 & June 29-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Regular - Ages 13-16; Advanced - Ages 15-18
Cost: Regular - $1,400; Advanced - $2,800

Seafaring Camps are one and two-week adventures for middle school and high school students exploring the marine environment of coastal New England and the Western North Atlantic to learn about the sea's rich diversity of life, history and lore. Through investigations led by the ship's education officer, students observe whales in their natural habitat, collect plankton, visit historic sites and museums, and share sea songs and stories.

The Sewanee Bridge Program
Sewanee: The University of the South
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Dates: June 23-July 13, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors who will enrich campus diversity
Cost: Free

The Bridge Program in Math and Science at Sewanee is a three-week residential experience for twenty rising high school seniors. Selection of students will be based on academic performance and their potential to contribute to and enrich campus diversity. Sewanee's facilities include state-of-the-art equipment, computerized classrooms, and a 10,000 acre campus that provides ample opportunity for research and recreation. The mathematics experience is an introductory calculus class. The science is research-oriented, culminating in a poster session at which the students present their work.

Summer Academy
University of Mississippi
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Dates: May 27-June 14, June 16-July 5, & July 7-26, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 8th, 9th, & 10th graders
Cost: $1,400

The University of Mississippi’s Summer Academy gives students entering the eighth, ninth and tenth grades a taste of college life. Through the Summer Academy, students make new friends and contacts, learn time management, improve study habits and earn high school credit which can count toward high school graduation requirements.

Summer Academy
St. John's College
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Dates: Several dates available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors taking a gap year
Cost: $990 per week

Get a taste of freedom this summer. Spend a week (or two!) at St. John’s College exploring great ideas with other high school students. Modeled on the St. John’s Program, the Summer Academy offers participants a rich experience reading and discussing original texts in small discussion classes with faculty members experienced in guiding thoughtful and lively conversations.  Students will learn to read texts closely, question their assumptions about the ideas they encounter in them, articulate their own ideas clearly through collaborative inquiry and dialogue, share insights, and listen actively.

Summer Challenge
Boston University
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Dates: June 16-28, July 7-19, & July 21-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $3,470

The Boston University Summer Challenge Program offers a two-week preview of college life and coursework in a non-credit setting. Summer Challenge is the perfect opportunity for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors in fall 2008. Participants concentrate on a high level of learning and achievement with other high school students, without focusing on grades.

Summer Discovery
Musiker Discovery Programs
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Dates: Several programs and locations available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Varies by program - current high school students
Cost: $2,599 to $8,299

Summer Discovery offers the world’s most popular pre-college enrichment programs for high school students at 10 distinct college campuses. Choose from over 300 courses and programs from 2-6 weeks in an environment that is intellectually stimulating, culturally and socially enriching, and fun. Enjoy great out-of-class activities, recreation and excursions. Be treated with the respect that you deserve, increasing self-esteem, confidence, and independence.

Summer Humanities Institute
Stanford University
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Dates: 6/22-7/11, 7/14-8/2
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $5,400

Led by Stanford professors, the Summer Humanities Institute lets rising high school juniors and seniors explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities: how and when can ideas transform society? When is the use of force legitimate? How can we define the limits of individual rights? Students will spend three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus, living in residence. They will spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. There will also be downtime for extra-curricular fun, as well as supervised off-campus excursions to places of cultural and natural interest around the Bay Area.

Summer Immersion
George Washington University
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Dates: 7/13-7/25 & 7/24-8/8
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/15/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $2,700

Summer Immersion students enroll in two-week, full day, non-graded courses that integrate lecture-based instruction with experiential and applied activities. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington D.C.

Summer in New York City
Barnard College
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Dates: Regular - 6/22-7/19; Intensive - 6/22-6/28
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/6/14
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: Regular - $5,950; Intensive - $2,150

Get a head start on college life in the world's greatest city. The Barnard College Summer in New York City program offers young men and women a unique opportunity to sample pre-college courses at one of the nation's premiere colleges--while exploring New York City both in and out of the classroom.

Summer Institute for the Gifted
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: See website
Cost: $1,795 to $5,195

SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience. The program combines remarkable academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. The academic program is central to the design and purpose of SIG. Our program provides students with academic challenges designed to fit their abilities and interests. It also provides them with the opportunity to engage with other students who have similar abilities and interests. Because of our small classes, low teacher-student ratio, and the presence of an assistant in every class, we are able to individualize the program for each and every student.

Summer Program for High School Students
Columbia University
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Dates: June 23-July 13 & July 15-August 3, 2013
Deadline: April 3, 2013 - applications will continue to be accepted for programs not yet filled
Cost: $7,475 per session

Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students offers highly motivated students the opportunity of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the nation. The Summer Program for High School Students in New York City is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League and life in New York City.

Summer Scholars
Clemson University
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Dates: One- and two-week courses available from June 9 to August 10
Deadline: Two weeks before start of program
Eligibility: Rising 7th-12th graders
Cost: $925 to $2,000

A balanced schedule of educational, recreational and cultural activities will help broaden your academic skills and develop your creative abilities. You'll take exciting classes during the day. Your evening and weekend activities may include nature study hikes, small group discussions with Clemson faculty, and career and educational guidance. In addition, you'll enjoy movies, tennis, swimming, racquetball and trips to University laboratories, the John C. Calhoun House, the S.C. Botanical Garden and the Hanover House.

Summer Scholars
Furman University
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Dates: July 7-13 & July 14-20, 2013
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $1,000 for one week, $1,800 for both

Come to Furman for a week or two of college life. Experience all the fun of dormitory living, eat in the dining hall, and participate in stimulating classes with some of Furman’s favorite professors. Take your choice among eight one- and two-week summer-enrichment programs on topics ranging from law to health and fitness. Experience campus life, explore an area of academic interest and meet students with interests like yours.

SuperScholar/Excel
Xavier University of Louisiana
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Dates: June 23-July 19, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: African-American rising seniors
Cost: $2,200

SuperScholar/EXCEL prepares African-American youth for college through standardized test preparation and non-credit courses that strengthen the students’ critical thinking, reading, writing, mathematics and oral presentation skills. SuperScholar/EXCEL is a strenuous 4-week program that promotes academic growth and exposes participants to social and cultural activities that highlight the unique flavor of the New Orleans metropolitan.

Tennessee Governor's Schools

Tennessee Department of Education
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Deadlines in November and December
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders, other program-specific requirements may apply
Cost: Free

The State of Tennessee provides twelve summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in these disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Information Technology Leadership,and Agricultural Science.

USC Summer Certificates
University of Southern California
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Dates: July 7-21, 2013
Deadline: May 8, 2013
Eligibility: Must have completed at least 9th grade
Cost: $3,642

USC Summer Certificates offer a taste of the university experience in two-week academic sessions. Studying in the same classrooms & laboratories and dining in the same facilities as USC undergraduates, students view university life from the inside. All students benefit from personal academic support of faculty, teaching staff, and residential counselors in the positive learning environment fostered at an internationally recognized research university.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy
Vanderbilt University
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Dates: June 16-28 & July 7-26, 2013
Deadline: March 30, 2013
Eligibility: Session 1 - Rising 9th & 10th graders; Session 2 - Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $2,250 to $3,250

At Vanderbilt Summer Academy, highly gifted students can soar—learning at a rapid pace in a true community of peers. Students have the opportunity to flex their intellectual muscles, make lifelong friends, and have lots of fun—all while enjoying the many benefits of a secure setting at a top-ranked national university.

College Prep and Test Prep

Career Explorations
Michigan Tech
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Dates: Sessions available throughout July
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Varies by programs - rising 7th-12th graders
Cost: $845 per week

A Career Exploration is an intensive weeklong look at a particular field or area of interest. There are over seventy explorations in six categories to choose from: engineering, science and technology, computers, business, outdoor and environmental studies, and arts and human sciences. You will spend approximately thirty-two hours investigating your area of interest through classroom activities, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips.

College Preparatory Program
Georgetown University
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Dates: June 23-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,470

Critical thinking is an essential ingredient for success in challenging academic environments, and Georgetown University is an ideal place to polish those skills. The College Preparatory Program helps you reach higher levels in English and mathematics, develop solid research and study skills, and prepare effectively for the SAT and the college admissions process. Invest three weeks at Georgetown this summer and gain an advantage in high school right now, plus an impressive competitive edge on your college applications.

Constructing Your College Experience
Duke University
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $1,345

Constructing Your College Experience is designed to empower college-bound students to explore their college options and successfully navigate the college application process. Participants will learn to evaluate colleges to find the best fit for their needs, to understand the various parts of the application process, and to discover the challenges and opportunities that university life may offer. Students live, eat, and attend class on the Duke campus.

W.R.I.T.E. for College
Duke University
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Dates: July 21-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Grades 9-12
Cost: $1,995

Duke W.R.I.T.E. (Writing Research Integrating Technological Engagement) for College is a new program designed to better prepare today’s high school students for tomorrow’s college classrooms.  Born from the common complaint that too few students enter college with a firm grasp of how to effectively compose academic writing at an advanced publication level, Duke W.R.I.T.E. hopes to bridge the gap between high school and collegiate writing expectations.  In addition to familiarizing themselves with the basics of MLA and Chicago style citation, our students learn how to assess, evaluate, manage and use information from multiple sources while attaining a better understanding of Fair Use and Intellectual Property Rights.


Architecture and Design

Architecture Career Discovery
University of Notre Dame
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Dates: June 16-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,900

Given an Editor's Choice Award for "Best Quality" in early college programs by Early College Programs (edited by Robert Hydrisko, Nautilus, 2002), the School of Architecture's Career Discovery in Architecture is one of the top programs in the U.S. for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to learn about studying architecture before they get to college.

Architecture: Summer at Penn
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 14-18
Cost: $5,775

Offered by the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, this architecture summer program for high school students prepares students for college admission as you experience college life and create your portfolio. The architecture studio introduces the fundamentals of design through two-dimensional and three-dimensional exercises. Assignments in freehand drawing, technical drawing, and model building will allow students to explore various techniques and materials. A rigorous sketchbook will also be kept to further observational skills and record ideas. The studio begins with an abstract exercise to familiarize the students with the essentials of critical thinking and their creative strengths. The initial exercise is followed by a project in which each student designs a space on the University of Pennsylvania campus.


Architecture Summer Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 23-28 & July 7-12, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $635

Architecture Camp 2009 will be offered to prospective students who are interested in the field of architectural design. The program is an intensive, exciting, week-long workshop that begins with basic design concepts and ends with an architectural design project. Each day will be filled with hands-on exercises, technical demonstrations, and professional guest speakers. Participants will have studio space and access to computers. Individual attention and guidance will be given to each student. Participants will live in air conditioned residence halls and dine in campus cafeterias. In addition, students will participate in social and recreational activities. Throughout their stay on campus, they will be supervised by Auburn University staff. The camp is designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students.

Building Construction Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 9-14, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $635

How does the concept for a building become a reality? Students in this camp will learn construction basics and how to integrate building design with site, climate, function, and “green” considerations. Each day will include instruction by faculty in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction as well as hands-on activities. This camp is an excellent starting point for teens (rising 8th -12th graders) considering a career in architecture or building science. Participants will live in air conditioned residence halls supervised by Auburn University staff, and will dine in campus cafeterias. In addition, students will participate in social and recreational activities.

Design Exploration Program
University of Florida
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Dates: June 16-July 5, 2013
Deadline: April 10, 2013
Eligibility: Students at least 16 years old who have completed at least 9th grade
Cost: $2,000

If you have been considering a career in design, the summer Design Exploration Program, hosted by UF's School of Architecture can help you make an informed decision regarding architecture as an education and career. DEP explores the various aspects of architecture including design, history, theory and practice. This three week program is open to interested high school students who are at least 16 years of age and have completed their freshman year in high school.

Design Matters
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Dates: July 16-21, 2013
Deadline: June 1, 2013 (May 1 for scholarships)
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $985

Design Matters offers motivated high school students an introduction to the design of the built environment and the considerations that shape it.  The setting, curriculum and instruction also provide the opportunity to experience life as a design student on a university campus for one week.

Design Workshop
Auburn University
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Dates: June 9-14 & July 7-12, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $675

Design Workshop is a unique program for creative young men and women who are interested in a professional career in design. The program is an intensive and exciting week-long workshop that begins with basic design fundamentals and progresses to more advanced design concepts. Each day will be filled with hands-on design activities, technical demonstrations, and professional guest speakers. Participants will have studio space in the Industrial Design Building and will have access to photo, computer, wood, and plastic fabrication labs. Individual attention and guidance will be given to each student by participating Auburn University faculty and staff. Participants will live in air conditioned residence halls, supervised by Auburn University staff, and will dine in campus cafeterias. In addition, students will participate in social and recreational activities. The camp is designed for High School Students.

Discovering Architecture
Drexel University
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Dates: July 7-20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 12th graders
Cost: $2,700

For two intensive weeks, while living on campus at Drexel University, you'll experience what it's like to study architecture in college. You'll attend classes taught by Drexel Department of Architecture faculty members in studios and computer labs used by Drexel architecture students. You'll go on field trips to significant architectural sites in Philadelphia, hear lectures by distinguished speakers, and, working closely with an instructor, you'll try your hand at architectural design.

Discovering Interior Design
Drexel University
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Dates: July 7-20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 12th graders
Cost: $2,700

For two intensive weeks, while living on campus at Drexel University, you'll experience what it's like to study interior design in college. You'll attend classes taught by Drexel faculty members in studios and computer labs used by Drexel interiors students. You'll go on field trips to significant interiors in Philadelphia, hear lectures by distinguished speakers, and, working closely with an instructor, you'll try your hand at interior design.

Exploration of Architecture
University of Southern California
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Dates: 2-week program - July 7-21, 2013; 4-week program - July 7-August 3, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: 2-week program - at least 15 years old by 12/1; 4-week program - rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: 2-week - $3,642; 4-week - $7,158

For over 26 years, students from all over the world have come to the University of Southern California's School of Architecture for a taste of college life and an introduction to college level study of architecture and design of the built environment. If you are considering a career in architecture, engineering, or urban planning you will have the chance to try out your interests in a studio setting at one of the top architecture schools in the country.

Pre-College Architecture Program
Carnegie Mellon University
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Dates: June 29-August 9, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: 16-18 years old and have completed at least 10th grade
Cost: $6,897

Studying architecture can change your life. Our Pre-College program intends to do exactly that. Imagine serious dynamic discussions about buildings, cities and design. Imagine mornings on campus learning to draw not only what you see, but also what you envision. Imagine creating images and forms with the latest digital technology and seeing firsthand how those technologies are used in today’s architectural practice. Imagine provocative debates about the social responsibilities of our profession. Imagine movie nights, behind-the-scenes architectural tours and lunchtime talks with remarkable architects, artists, designers and engineers. Imagine the new friends you’ll make, the new ideas you’ll explore and the new places you’ll discover!


Math and Science

Acadia Institute of Oceanography
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Dates: Introductory - June 16-21, 2013; Intermediate - June 23-July 5 & August 4-16, 2013; Advanced - July 7-19 & July 21-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Introductory & Intermediate - Ages 12-15; Advanced - Ages 15-19, must have completed high school biology or chemistry
Cost: $1,200 to $3,054

You might say that the edge of the sea is our classroom. Based on the beautiful and dramatic coast of Downeast Maine, AIO takes advantage of everything that nature has to offer. While one group of students finishes a profile of the beach, another group collects specimens for the cold water tanks in our wet lab. Still other students might be busy focusing their binoculars on offshore seabirds and cetaceans. Each evening our staff or visiting speakers present special lectures that provide background information for the field activities, and mini-seminars about topics in oceanography are offered daily before dinner. There are also optional morning lessons in laboratory techniques. And all students design and maintain a saltwater aquarium.

Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS)

Saint Louis University
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Dates: June 25-29, 2012
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,300

This workshop, formerly referred to as AIMS Summer Workshop began in 1993 as an overview of anatomy and introduction to careers in the health care field. Graduates of this program are already at work in the field of medicine. Physicians and professionals from various medical specialties provide programs in their areas of expertise through 3-D presentations, hands-on laboratory experiences, case studies and group discussions, and patient interaction. All students have an opportunity to observe a live surgery during the AIMS Workshop.

Biosciences and Engineering Camp
Duke University
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Dates: July 7-19 & July 21-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-11th graders
Cost: $2,095

This multi-faceted camp addresses three areas of interest surrounding biosciences and engineering: current research, ethics and communication, and college and career paths. During the two weeks, participants will advance their understanding of current research in biosciences and engineering while developing their analytical thinking and problem solving skills. Through hands on activities in various engineering lab settings, students will learn about the current tools and techniques used in research. Additionally, they will develop relevant, real-life problem definitions and go through the engineering design process to generate possible solutions to the problem they define. The problems defined will be derived from exposure to the current research conducted during the first week of the camp.

Camp Psych
Gettysburg College
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Dates: June 23-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,050

The goal of Camp Psych is to provide a window into how psychological science works. What are some of the major questions investigated by psychologists? Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves. Perfect for students interested in psychology, this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

Carleton Summer Science Institute (CSSI)

Carleton College
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Dates: July 14-August 2 & July 21-August 9, 2013
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $3,350

The Carleton Summer Science Institute will help students learn to think and write like a scientist by doing science. That is, CSSI students, faculty, and Carleton undergraduate research assistants will engage in classroom and hands-on research activities related to faculty and student interests culminating in a research presentation at the CSSI Research Symposium held at the end of the program.

Chemistry Research Academy
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: 7/6-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,299

Led by faculty and staff of Penn's Department of Chemistry, as well as outstanding teachers and researchers selected from the region, the Chemistry Research Academy affords participants hands-on experiences with cutting-edge research projects in the chemical sciences.  Penn Chemistry is a leading center of molecular research and instruction, whose researchers are at the frontier of modern chemistry, tackling a wide variety of important societal challenges.  Specific topics included in the Academy will be derived from departmental research thrusts and may include: synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials, chemistry of life processes, spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry, nanoscale materials and molecular devices, and new materials to solve energy challenges.

Disease Detective Camp
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Dates: June 17-21 & July 22-26, 2013
Deadline: April 5, 2013
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors at least 16 years old
Cost: Free

The CDC Disease Detective Camp is an academic public health day camp held at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Students interested in working in a team environment with other motivated students are encouraged to apply! Over the course of five days, campers will take on the role of disease detectives and learn first-hand how the CDC safeguards the nation's health. Teams will probe a disease outbreak using epidemiologic and laboratory skills and report their findings to a group of CDC scientists.

Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute
Hobart and William Smith College
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Dates: July 14-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending June 15
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $2,400

Located in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region, on beautiful Seneca Lake, the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges provides exceptional opportunities to explore the scientific, social, and humanistic perspectives of environmental issues.

Experimental Physics Academy
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: 7/6-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,299

Taught by members of Penn’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and regional physics teachers, this program combines in-depth lectures and discussions on mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics, and astrophysics with hands-on experiments to measure the speed of light and a field trip to an amusement park to study the physics of rides using electronic data-logging devices.
Other activities include an afternoon at Penn’s indoor rock-climbing wall to learn first-hand about how best to use friction to counteract the force of gravity as well as a tour of the Franklin Institute planetarium and observatory.

Field Studies for Sustainable Futures
Smith College
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Dates: June 30-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders with a strong academic record
Cost: $2,700

You will be a part of a small community of students interested in moving beyond "green" toward understanding what will be necessary to achieve a truly sustainable future and ensure life on Earth. Much of our explorations will take place outside in the field, as we consider sustainable practices that affect our bodies and landscapes. Learning and living together with a group of equally concerned and engaged people, you will explore how the spaces where we live, work and play can be designed to improve rather than denigrate the environment.


Forensic Science
Georgetown University
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Dates: 7/20-7/27
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

The Forensic Science Institute provides you with the opportunity to learn about and broaden your knowledge in the field of crime scene investigation. You will hear from a variety of guest speakers, including detectives who have solved high-profile murder cases, special agents from the FBI's evidence response team and forensic evidence investigators. And, you will meet with professionals in the forensic science industry.

Frontiers
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Dates: July 7-19 & July 21-30, 2013
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $1,795 to $3,895 (both sessions)

Frontiers is an on-campus research and learning experience that challenges you to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics, and engineering.

GAMES (Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science)
University of Illinois
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Dates: July 13-19, 2014
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th grade women
Cost: $1,050

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (G.A.M.E.S.) is an annual week long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.

Girls Go Green
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 15-19, 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th grade women
Cost: $350

This live-in week long camp will give students the opportunity to explore career options that help society while protecting the environment.  Attendees live together in a residential hall, meet current female student leaders and professors, participate in team projects and field trips, and explore the science and engineering behind a green environment.

Horizons in Life Science
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th & 10th grade girls
Cost: $895

This residential program is geared specifically to young women who are interested in a career in the life sciences. You will spend the week doing biology experiments in the laboratory, visiting with female scientists about their work, learning about the history of women in the sciences, and finding out what it takes to keep on the horizon for you!

Jump Start
Xavier University
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Dates: July 7-20, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013 for priority consideration
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: $2,350

Xavier University is offering a special two-week residential program for students interested in pre-medicine or criminalistics/forensic science. Cost includes tuition, on-campus housing, meals, activities, books and supplies. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Krista Warner at 513-745-3601 or warner@xavier.edu.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars
University of Michigan
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Dates: June 23-July 5 & July 7-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,750 per session

Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS) is a program designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers and discoverers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science. MMSS features small 15-student classes taught by University of Michigan professors as well as other outstanding instructors from around the world. The small class size allows the student to receive a deeper exposure to a particular subject and to evaluate the University of Michigan no only as a summer program, but also as a place for future studies.

National Youth Science Camp
National Youth Science Foundation
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Dates: June 26-July 20, 2013
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Eligibility: Current 12th graders who demonstrate superior academic proficiency
Cost: Free

The National Youth Science Camp is an intense residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. In a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have many opportunities to push themselves physically in an extensive outdoor program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine
SEA Education Association
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not offered in 2013

Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine (OGM) is a 19-day program open to high school juniors, seniors, and college freshmen. Each section has two components: one on Appledore Island studying the ecology of the rocky intertidal ecosystem at the Shoals Marine Lab, and one at sea onboard the vessel SSV Corwith Cramer. OGM’s challenging curriculum provides an introduction to the scientific method, the opportunity to analyze data, and many field trips. Students earn four undergraduate college credits from Cornell University upon successful completion.

Oceanography of the Southern California Bight
SEA Education Association
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Dates: August 3-21, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders who have completed at least 1 college prep science course
Cost: $4,700

Oceanography of the Southern California Bight (OSCB) is a 3-week program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Sea Education Association (SEA) and the University of Southern California ’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (WIES) offer this summer academic course focused on marine environments off the California coast. OSCB is a demanding program, half of which will take place on Catalina Island and half aboard SEAs sailing vessel SSV Robert C. Seamans. Students earn three undergraduate college credits from the University of Southern California upon successful completion.

Pre-College Field Studies Experience
Sewanee: The University of the South
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Dates: June 30-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $1,750

The Sewanee Environmental Institute's Pre-College Field Studies Experience is a summer residential program for talented students who are passionate about the outdoors and interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the study of the environment. Led by full-time faculty at the University of the South and utilizing its 13,000-acre campus atop the ecologically diverse Cumberland Plateau, the program provides an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

Boston University
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Dates: June 30-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $3,300

PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 60 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of unusually challenging problems in Number Theory, participants will practice the art of mathematical discovery.

Research in the Biological Sciences
University of Chicago
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Dates: 6/21-7/18
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors who have excelled in a biology course
Cost: $9,383

Furthering the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, discovering how to preserve blood, laying the mathematical foundations for the theory of genetic evolution—the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division is a leader in these and many other areas of research. This summer, learn the techniques used in this sort of cutting–edge biological research in lab facilities of a quality not found in any high school. This four–week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cellular biological techniques currently used in research laboratories. Within the session, students will be immersed in the research experience, giving them a taste of life at the bench.

Research Internship
Boston University
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Dates: June 30-August 9, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $6,338 to $6,528

For students who wish to conduct university-level laboratory research, the Research Internship in Science & Engineering offers a chance to gain valuable technical and analytical skills under the mentorship of one of our distinguished faculty.

Research Science Institute

Center for Excellence in Education
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Dates: June 23-August 3, 2013
Deadline: January 6, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: Free

The Resarch Science Institute is the first summer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program to combine on-campus course work in theory with off-campus STEM research.  Students work under the guidance of mentors who are scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
 

Ross Mathematics Program
Ohio State University
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Dates: June 17-July 26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1, 2013
Eligibility:
Ages 14-18
Cost: $2,200

The Ross Mathematics Program at The Ohio State University is an intensive eight-week summer course in mathematics for pre-college students talented in math.  A nationally recognized effort started by Professor Arnold Ross in 1957, the Ross Program has had a positive influence on generations of bright young students who have pursued careers in many different fields of mathematics and science.

Science at Sea
SEA Education Association
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Dates: July 7-24, July 18-August 4, & July 29-August 15, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders who have completed at least 1 each of high school level science and math
Cost: $4,375

Science at SEA (SAS) is a 20-day program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors that focuses on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The marine environment is studied from a variety of perspectives—scientific, historical, literary, and nautical. This is an academic program complete with written assignments and tests. Students are evaluated on achievement and effort.

Science Olympiad Summer Fun Camps
Indiana University in Bloomington
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Dates: July 21-27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending June 1
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders (program for rising 6th-8th graders also available)
Cost: $800

These camps are designed to increase student interest and competence in hands-on science activities in a relaxed, safe, and fun atmosphere.  Participants do not have to be on a Science Olympiad team at school to enroll.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp
Stanford University
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Dates: 7/13-8/9
Deadline: 3/12/14
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders, ages 15-17 at start of camp
Cost: $6,150

SUMaC is designed for current high school tenth and eleventh graders (students who will be in eleventh or twelfth grade in Fall 2014) who have exceptional interest and ability in mathematics. SUMaC is for those who seek to be challenged in mathematics and those who would enjoy four weeks of intensive, in-depth, mathematical pursuits. SUMaC provides an environment that fosters social and intellectual development centered on the study and enjoyment of mathematics.

Stones and Bones
University of Chicago
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Dates: 6/21-7/18
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 5/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders who are at least 14
Cost: $10,460

Join Field Museum Vice President of Research and Collections Lance Grande for a four-week intensive practicum in paleontology. Go into the field and behind the scenes at the Field Museum to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved, as you work alongside museum scientists in the lab and in the field.

Summer Academy in Applied Sciences and Technology
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: July 8-26, 2013
Deadline: May 15, 2013 (priority deadline is March 15)
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders with at least a "B" average
Cost: $6,727

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. The Academy's intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies.

Summer Solutions for Girls
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: June 17-21, 2013
Deadline: June 2, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th & 10th grade girls
Cost: $400

This live-in week long camp is designed to give students the experience of college life while learning more about career options in science, engineering, and math.  Students will live in a dorm, meet current students and professors, participate in team projects, and gain a better understanding of what engineers and scientists really do and how!

Summer Studies in Mathematics
Hampshire College
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Dates: June 30-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders, applications from younger students will be considered
Cost: $2,890

Exceptionally motivated and talented seconday school students will be invited to the Hampshire College campus for a stimulating six week encounter with mathematics in an intense, demanding, and rewarding atmosphere.  Working in small classes and individually, participants will actively engage in the process of mathematical thought: investigating concrete problems, seeking patterns and generalizations, formulation conjectures in the language of mathematics, and applying insight and experience to the creation of proofs.  Most of the faculty will live in the program dorms and will join with students for meals and recreational activities.


Medicine

Biomedical Research Academy
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: 7/6-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,299

Taught by members of Penn's Department of Biology and regional biology teachers, the goal of this program is to introduce students to the experimental basis of biology, including relevance to disease.  The focus of the program will be on how we know what we know. Daily morning lectures and discussions on the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of biology will be followed on some days by guest lectures from scientists and clinicians from Penn’s Department of Biology and from the Penn Medical School.  Afternoons will be spent in the laboratory with hands-on experiments that introduce you to the tools and techniques used in biomedical research labs.  You will also participate in a small group “journal club” where you will learn to read primary scientific literature on a current topic of interest.

Fundamentals of Anatomy
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

This course introduces students to the major human body systems.  Practical learning opportunities that allow students to understand the structures and functions of the human body and organs may include gross anatomy labs, dissections and patient case studies.  Fundamentals of Anatomy is an important foundation course for students interested in a wide range of medical professions.

Fundamentals of Medicine
Georgetown University
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Dates: June 2-July 6 & July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

You will gain tools to prepare you for medical school and later for a career in medicine. In this program, you will get a snapshot of a first-year medical school curriculum as you study topics ranging from neuroscience and pathology to anatomy, immunity, cardiology, and endocrinology. The program includes lectures, laboratory work and fieldwork components. Labs may include patient simulations, blood pressure testing, light microscopic examination of prepared slides and dissections.

Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

Useful for students interested in medicine, psychology, or the behavioral sciences, this course introduces students to the structures and functions of the brain and nervous system.  Explore the relationship between the brain and behavior through lectures, discussions, projects, labs and panel presentations from field experts.  Consider pairing this class with Fundamentals of Medicine or Fundamentals of Anatomy for a more complete summer immersion in the medical field.

Med School 101: Vanderbilt Summer Academy
Vanderbilt University
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Dates: July 7-26, 2013
Deadline: March 30, 2013
Eligibility: Academically talented students who are at least 16 years old and have completed a chemistry and a biology course by the start of the program
Cost: $3,100

Spend three weeks this summer immersed in learning about human organ systems, emerging public health issues, and what it means, practically and ethically, to practice medicine in today's world. You will spend your days at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In the evenings and on weekends, you will join other very talented high school students, from across the country and abroad, enjoying the social and cultural programs and sense of community that are a part of everyday life at The Commons, Vanderbilt's new residential experience exclusively for the university's first-year students.

Medical Institute
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/22-6/29, 6/29-7/6, 7/6-7/13, & 7/13-7/20
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

You will be introduced to the traditional disciplines that medical students encounter during their training through a hands-on laboratory setting in the Georgetown Medical Center. During your eight-day institute, you will get a snapshot of the Georgetown medical school curriculum and address such topics as human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infectious diseases, surgery, cancer, and biomedical ethics. Students will have the opportunity to work with a patient simulator and focus on some of today's basic medical issues, such as preventative medicine, heart disease and HIV. The Georgetown Medical Center includes the nationally ranked School of Medicine and School of Nursing & Health Studies, in addition to the world-renowned Lombardi Cancer Center.

PAVE
Vanderbilt University
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Dates: June 24-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admissions ending April 20, 2013
Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors

PAVE is a six-week summer course of study designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program. If you are an eleventh grader and planning to take advanced placement or honors mathematics and science courses, the pre-college PAVE program will fortify your senior year and potentially improve your ACT, AP, SAT and TOEFL test scores while increasing your chances for admission when you apply to college. If you are a graduating high school student and are planning to attend any institution, this program not only exposes you to campus life, but also provides you with the experience to overcome the rough spots you may encounter.

Surgical Procedures Workshop
Saint Louis University
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Dates: not running in 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2011
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,400

The AIMS Surgical Procedures Workshop focuses on the latest developments in surgical procedures, including microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery, and other innovative techniques. The week will include lectures and demonstrations by leading surgeons, and features multiple visits to hospitals and surgery centers for observations.

Veterinary Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 16-21, 2013
Deadline: February 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $680

Veterinary Camp is conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine, and offered to students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. Camps are offered by school grade with Junior Vet Camp for rising 6th-8th graders, a Senior Vet Camp for rising 9th-11th graders and a Senior Vet Camp exclusively for 12th graders. Camp participants will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn's raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Students will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers.

Veterinary Summer Experience
Auburn University
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Dates: July 3-19, 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $655

Veterinary Camp is conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine, and offered to students interested in the field of veterinary medicine. Camps are offered by school grade with Junior Vet Camp for rising 6th-8th graders, a Senior Vet Camp for rising 9th-11th graders and a Senior Vet Camp exclusively for 12th graders. Camp participants will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn's raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Students will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers.

Veterinary Summer Experience
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Dates: June 3-July 19, 2013
Deadline: March 5, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders with at least a 3.0 GPA
Cost: Free, participants receive a stipend

The Veterinary Summer Experience Program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for students interested in veterinary medicine while simultaneously generating a pool of potential veterinary students. To this end, the program has been designed to provide valuable educational experiences and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession. Students will work in local veterinary practices for seven weeks and then spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the veterinary college. While here, they will be involved in various educational programs including lectures, laboratories, and clinical rotations.

Engineering

ASM Materials Camp
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: Free

You will actively explore materials science and engineering principles through a combination of mini-demonstrations, field trips, and group projects.  With the help of experts, you will learn how to use state-of-the-art research equipment.

C-Tech^2
Virginia Tech
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Dates: June 30-July 13, 2013
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Current female 10th & 11th graders
Cost: $1,000

Virginia Tech's College of Engineering invites you to participate in a program called C-Tech2 - Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech. A primary focus of the program is to help develop and sustain the interests of women in engineering and the sciences. The program allows you to explore applications of engineering, math, and science in a way that is fun and exciting. You will spend the majority of your time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase your interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering, math, and science to real world situations.

EcoCAR Summer Camp
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 7-11, 2013
Deadline: June 29, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $750

This live-in week long camp will give students the opportunity to learn first-hand how hydrogen Fuel Cell Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FC-PHEV) will reduce global environmental impact by minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the performance, safety, and consumer appeal.

Educating Girls for Engineering (EDGE) Summer Workshop
Union College
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Dates: July 14-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th grade women
Cost: $1,800

The EDGE program offers high school girls a unique opportunity to explore engineering in a way beyond basic math and science.  At EDGE, participants are faced with a problem of developing tools for real life disabled children at a local rehabilitation center and use the engineering design and problem solving skills developed during the program to design and create actual toys and communication tools for the children.

Engineering Innovation
Johns Hopkins University
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Dates: July 1-26, 2013
Deadline: April 19, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders who have completed Algebra 2 and at least one laboratory science
Cost: $5,300

Through Engineering Innovation, high school students put engineering concepts to the test.  Applying their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, concepts they've learned in their high school classrooms are suddenly linked to real-world practice.  Students' confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems and generate solutions, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.

Engineering Scholars Program
Michigan Tech
Website
Dates: July 7-13, 2013
Deadline: April 19, 2013
Eligibility: Current 9th-11th graders who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering
Cost: $245

The Engineering Scholars Program (ESP) is a highly competitive scholarship program which provides a chance for traditionally underrepresented high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to investigate careers in engineering and science. Students participate in engineering sessions, group projects and special topic presentations. In addition, students have opportunities throughout the week to interact with industry role models and a diverse group of peers from all over the country and world.

Engineering Summer Camp

Widener University
Website
Dates: June 24-27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $800

If you're interested in engineering, Widener's summer camp is the perfect place to start exploring.  We'll introduce you to this exciting field through the eyes of our top-ranked engineering program.

Engineering Summer Programs
North Carolina State University
Website
Dates: June 16-21, June 23-28, & July 7-12, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 10th & 11th graders
Cost: $675-$775 per week

Our programs are designed to introduce students to engineering problem-solving techniques through hands-on laboratory experience, lectures and field visits. Each workshop begins with check-in on Sunday afternoon; the academic experience covers each day Monday through Thursday with a capstone event on Friday morning to which parents are invited; check-out begins at noon on Friday. All participants will receive information about the College of Engineering as well as NC State University.

Exciting Discoveries for Girls in Engineering
Purdue University
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Dates: July 15-20 & July 22-27, 2012
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Eligibility: Current freshman and sophomore girls
Cost: $450

Learn about exciting careers in engineering. Meet women engineers who are passionate about their careers. Have fun working with current Purdue engineering students and complete hands-on projects.

Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park
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Dates: July 7-13 & July 14-20, 2013
Deadline: March 25, 2013
Eligibility: Rising junior and senior girls
Cost: $900

E2@UMD is a one-week summer program for high school women who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges, and seminars with professional engineers.

High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Dates: July 14-19 & 21-26, 2013
Deadline: April 19, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th and 12th grade minority students

EDP sponsors summer programs for pre-college students who are interested in learning about and pursuing an engineering career.

Introduction to Engineering

University of Notre Dame
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Dates: June 9-22 & July 7-20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $1,750

The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame would like to introduce you to the world of opportunities available in engineering. Give us just three weeks of the summer between your junior and senior years in high school, and we'll give you an introduction to engineering that includes: a taste of college life, a chance to visit our campus and meet the faculty of the College of Engineering, an update on career opportunities in engineering, a look at the many facets of engineering, an overview of the elements of engineering design and computer programming, a tour of our state-of-the-art computer facilities, and a chance to meet professional engineers.

Jackling Introduction to Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: June 9-13, June 24-27, & July 7-11, 2013
Deadline: One week before camp begins
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $500

Deciding on an engineering career can be difficult, especially if you're not sure exactly what being an engineer involves.  Whether building blast resistant buildings, producing clean energy, designing components for automobiles, or a wide variety of other engineering jobs this program was developed to give high school juniors and seniors first-hand knowledge of what engineers actually do.

Minority Engineering & Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men
University of Dayton
Website
Dates: June 23-29, 2013
Deadline: May 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 12th grade minority men with 3.0 GPA
Cost: $100

This week-long camp will introduce you to career opportunities in engineering and technology with college-level classes and exciting hands-on experiments. Academic coaches will help build the skills that you will need to ace the ACT and SAT. And you will learn about the college admission process, including how to select a college and apply for scholarships.

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Dates: June 14-July 27, 2013
Deadline:
February 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: Free

MITES is a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering in an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse nation and world. MITES is rooted in MIT's belief in the importance to our nation that minorities and other underrepresented segments of the population pursue higher education and careers in these fields.

Minority Introduction to Technology & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: June 2-7 & June 16-21, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: African American, Hispanic, and American Indian rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $150

Deciding on an engineering career can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure exactly what being an engineer involves. Whether building blast-resistant buildings, producing clean energy, designing components for automobiles, or a wide variety of other engineering jobs, this program was developed to give high school juniors and seniors first-hand knowledge of what engineers actually do. MITE will help you understand how mathematics and the sciences relate to engineering, and if engineering is a career choice for you.

Nuclear Engineering Camp
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 16-21, 2013
Deadline:
June 7, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $600

If you are interested in nuclear engineering, this one-week summer program will introduce you the the fascinating world of nuclear power and the outstanding opportunities in nuclear engineering.

Operation Catapult
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
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Dates: June 10-28 & July 8-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising seniors who have completed 3 years of math and 1 year of chemistry or physics
Cost: $2,500

This summer you can work with the faculty and staff of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in our classrooms and labs. It's the kind of thing for someone who'd rather learn to program a computer or fabricate a metal model for aerodynamic drag tests than just daydream. We call it Operation Catapult, and we invite you to join us.

Oliver L. Parks Academy
Saint Louis University
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Dates: June 9-13 & 13-27, 2013
Deadline: April 15, 2013
Eligibility: Current juniors with at least a "B" average
Cost: $450

Founded in 1927 by Oliver L. Parks, Saint Louis University’s Parks College was America’s first federally certified school of aviation. Today, Parks enjoys a worldwide reputation for its aviation and aerospace engineering programs. The college has also emerged as a leader in disciplines such as electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. The Summer Academy brings together engineering, aviation and technology experts who will work with you in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our goal is to introduce rising high school seniors to the latest technology and career opportunities in an enjoyable atmosphere.

QUEST
Mississippi State University
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Dates: July 8-26, 2013
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $500

The Bagley College of Engineering Summer Research Program, QUEST, provides opportunities for gifted and talented, rising high school seniors three weeks working in world-class laboratories on the campus of Mississippi State University. The program will expose students to the excitement and opportunities of a career in engineering research. The Bagley College of QUEST program offers an innovative research opportunity designed to allow scholars a chance to increase their knowledge and understanding of engineering by participating in research projects at Mississippi State University. Upon the participants' completion of the program, scholars will have a broader understanding of research and will be motivated to think about graduate school and careers in engineering. Special enrichment seminars will also be offered to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful students and researchers.

Student Introduction to Engineering
University of Alabama
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Dates: July 7-12, 14-19, & 21-26, 2013
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $700

SITE consists of five nights of fun and exploration! You won’t roast marshmallows at this camp. As a SITE student, you’ll live in a UA residence hall, engage in teaming exercises, and tour an industrial plant to see engineers at work. You’ll challenge your mind with mathematics, engineering, computer science, and English courses. And you’ll team with other ambitious students in a design competition sure to test your skills.

Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth
Oregon State University
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Dates: July 14-19, 2013
Deadline:
May 20, 2013
Eligibility: Girls and minorities who are rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $200

Students spend a week with a research group in either the Department of Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Oregon State University.  Each student works with a faculty member and college student mentors on a week-long project.  The program also includes a trip to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, computer instruction, and evening recreational programs.

Summer Explore Engineering Design Course
Sweet Briar College
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Deadline: June 20, 2013, registration received by May 15 will have highest priority
Eligibility: Rising junior and senior girls
Cost: $600

Engineers use their imagination and analytical skills to invent, design, and create things that matter. Did you know that engineers save more lives than doctors? By dreaming up creative and practical solutions, engineers are changing the world every day. At our weeklong event, you'll learn about the supportive and challenging environment at Sweet Briar, where classes are small and student and faculty interation is high. Participants will earn one college credit hour while exploring the many aspects of engineering.

Summer Honors Engineering Camp
University of Dayton
Website
Dates: July 17-22, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admissions ending May 4, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders with 3.5 GPA
Cost: $600

The University of Dayton's Summer Honors Engineering Camp offers hands-on projects allowing you to experience engineering. In these courses, you will have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art facilities and interact with our professional faculty and engineering students. Students will be regrouped for each instructional component to foster interpersonal relationships and provide new and exciting intellectual challenges. More simply, the camp has been designed to answer the question, “Why engineering?”

Summer Research Academy
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: June 9-July 19, 2013
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Eligibility: Current 11th & 12th graders with at least a 25 ACT
Cost: $2,200


The Summer Research Academy at Missouri S&T is an opportunity for talented students across the country to conduct meaningful academic research. Each participant will be paired with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project in the sciences, mathematics, computing or engineering.

Summer Science and Engineering Program
Smith College
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders with a strong academic record
Cost: $5,000

The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.

Teams and Individuals Guided by Engineering Resources (TIGERs)
Auburn University
Website
Dates: Senior - July 14-19, 2013; Junior - June 23-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Senior - Rising 11th & 12th graders; Junior - Rising 9th & 10th graders
Cost: Senior - $625; Junior - $595

TIGERs Camps are resident summer camps designed to expose students in grades 7-10 to the world of engineering.  Engineers make the world a better place by designing things that make life easier, safer, or that protect the environment.  Yet, studies show that middle school students know very little about careers in engineering.

Women in Engineering
Michigan Tech
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Dates: June 23-29, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 201
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th grade females
Cost: $245

The Women in Engineering Workshop (WIE) allows high school freshman/sophomore/junior women, who are academically talented in mathematics and/or science, the opportunity to investigate careers in engineering and science. Practicing women engineers from industry and the government, educators, and university faculty lead informational sessions and discussions. Each session includes a laboratory experience, a team engineering project, and time to interact formally and informally with role models and talented peers.

Women in Engineering Summer Camp
University of Dayton
Website
Dates: July 7-12, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th grade women
Cost: $600

What you dream . . . you can do!  You've heard about engineering, but what is it, really?  What do engineers do?  What's it like on the job?  And is engineering for you?  Find out what engineering's all about at the Women in Engineering Summer Camp at the University of Dayton in Ohio.


Computer Science

3D Game Design
Brandeis University
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Dates: 7/6-7/19
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $2,500
In our 3D Game Design program you will create your own 3D world using the Blender 3D animation suite. We are the only residential summer program in the U.S. offering an immersive Blender course. We’ll give you the tools to design a variety of games including racing, questing, multiplayer competition and cooperation games, and games straight from your imagination. See your visions come alive in vivid, interactive 3D! With Blender's open source and active community, you'll be able to take your work home and continue developing it once the summer's over.
CyberMiner Camp
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 14-18, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $470

This camp is for high school juniors and seniors who love working with computers and digital technologies. CyberMiner campers will enjoy "hands-on" computing in a variety of fields.


Digital Forensics CSI Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: July 14-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $569

Now a resident camp, Digital Forensics CSI Camp, conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and Auburn's Information Assurance Laboratory, is offered to rising 9th through 12th grade students interested in the field of digital forensics and information technology. Participants will gain valuable experience investigating computer crimes, processing digital evidence and employing tools and techniques used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Working in Computer Science and Software Engineering laboratories, students will begin with a quick overview of computer basics and then begin learning the science and art of investigating computer crimes. Students will learn how to collect and preserve digital evidence using real-life investigative procedures and practice. Students will also have the unique opportunity to meet digital forensic experts and learn about careers in this fast-growing field.

National High School Game Academy

Carnegie Mellon University
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Dates: June 29-August 9, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: 16-18 years old and have completed at least 10th grade
Cost: $7,706

The National High School Game Academy (NHSGA) is an intensive six weeks exploring the video game industry and the skills needed to be successful in it. The program includes an exciting blend of hands-on exercises combined with traditional lecture and discussion. Students are encouraged to expand their own creative possibilities in a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work. Inspired by the Carnegie Mellon graduate program, Entertainment Technology, the NHSGA is structured to give students a taste of the current state of video game development and provide guidance toward embarking on their own career in the video game industry.


Business

Business Education for Talented Students (BETS) Program
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Dates: June 13-22, 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who are from an under-represented group, a first generation college student, or who qualifies for free or reduced lunch
Cost: $20

The BETS Program is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the various fields of business (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources Management, Public Administration, Enterprise Management, Logistics, and Statistics). The program is designed to help students explore the dynamic world of business and business careers. Students will have an opportunity to participate in the preparation and presentation of a challenging team project. Additionally, the students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment.

Business Immersion Camp
Christian Brothers University
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Dates: July 7-12, 2013
Deadline: June 10, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a 3.2 GPA and 26 ACT or 1800 SAT
Cost: $300

The camp is an on-campus residency program designed to enable academically talented high school students to explore their interests in a business education and career. The participants engage in interactive workshops and activities that introduce the student to specific business disciplines and potential career paths. The camp also highlights the components of CBU that define the institution: the majors and concentrations in The School of Business, the facilities and amenities on the campus, the strong community connections, and the career placement opportunities.

Capstone Business Academy
University of Alabama
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Dates: June 17-26 & July 8-17, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a 3.4 GPA and 27 ACT, 1210 SAT, and/or 140 PSAT
Cost: $500

The Capstone Business Academy is a 10-day residential summer program designed for academically exceptional rising high school seniors (students in between their junior and senior years during the program) interested in obtaining an education and pursuing a career in business. Participants interact on an individual basis with university professors and working professionals through a variety of presentations and experiences.

Entrepreneurship
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/22-6/29
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

This institute trains you to be tomorrow's leader while focusing on ethical entrepreneurship and improving your understanding of business operations in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. This eight-day institute will allow you to explore the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Fundamentals of Business
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

This intensive five-week program introduces you to virtually every aspect of business leadership and provides a solid grounding in topics from accounting and finance to strategy, marketing, and organizational planning and behavior. Earn 3 college credits as you study with professors from Georgetown University's prestigious McDonough School of Business and leading Washington-area business experts.

Fundamentals of Economics
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

Learn about key economic principles as you study topics ranging from price controls and market structure to production and inflation.  Case studies and small group work allow students to apply their interpretive and analytical skills and acquire new knowledge in a hands-on setting.  Students will gain exposure to basic concepts and theories in micro and macroeconomics and will complete the summer with a solid foundation for future college-level economics courses.

Leadership in the Business World
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: July 7-August 3, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 12th graders
Cost: $5,995

Sponsored by Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Leadership in the Business World (LBW) is an intensive summer program for a select group of rising high school seniors who want an introduction to a top-notch undergraduate business education and the opportunity to hone their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Since 1999, LBW has brought students from six continents and nearly every state to the Wharton School.

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE)
Susquehanna University
Website
Dates: July 7-13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling (apply by March 15 for $100 discount)
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $795

Eager to prove to yourself that you’re ready to face the world ahead? Then join us for a week this summer and experience LIFE – a "hands-on" introduction to the decision-making components of entrepreneurship. See how it changes your outlook and your future.

Summer Business Experience
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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Dates: June 16-21, 2014
Deadline: 4/15/14
Eligibility: Rising seniors with at least a 3.25 GPA and 23 ACT
Cost: $200

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business Summer Business Experience is a 6-day residential summer program designed for academically talented rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in business. The UTC Summer Business Experience offers the opportunity to interact one-on-one with university professors and successful business professionals through a variety of hands-on workshops, field trips and seminars. In addition, students will get a preview of college life and the Chattanooga experience through recreational events that include athletic activities, picnics, visits to area attractions and more.

Summer Business Institute
Leadership Education and Development
Website :: Email
Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: January 25, 2013
Eligibility: Current juniors with at least a "B" average and 1000 SAT or 22 ACT
Cost: $1,850-$2,100

Every summer, several of the nation's top graduate business schools host an exciting, intensive program where high school juniors are introduced to career opportunities in a variety of disciplines. For three to four weeks, students live on campus and participate in interactive classes, site visits, and one-on-one sessions conducted by the nation's leading business school professors and corporate executives. The dynamic curriculum covers a wide range of fields including: marketing, accounting, finance, economics, computer science, and ethics.


General Arts Programs


Art in the City Academy
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,299

Taught by members of Penn’s Department of the History of Art, the Art in the City Academy introduces students to the extensive world of the visual arts that lies both on Penn’s campus and in downtown Philadelphia. The focus of the program is on acquainting students with the museums, galleries and historical sites that house works of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts that make the nation’s first capital a world-class center for art and architectural study. Students will work with instructors and research professionals to develop weekly projects including visual analyses, videos, and web pages.

Art: Summer at Penn
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 14-18
Cost: $5,775

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design offers a four-week intensive studio program in art and architecture. Students may choose major courses in drawing, filmmaking, animation, photography, or sculpture and a selection of two-week projects in graphic design, web design, clay wheel throwing, printmaking and book arts, oil painting, experimental photography, video, or digital photography. Architecture students follow a studio intensive all day, every day.

BIMA
Brandeis University
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Dates: 7/7-8/4
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $6,000

BIMA brings talented teens together for four weeks in the summer to cultivate a vibrant, pluralistic environment brimming with artistic discovery and Jewish experiences. A BIMA summer experience allows you to hone your artistic skills, live and discover in a diverse Jewish community, and explore who you are as an artist. Each day at BIMA is intense, challenging and full of creativity. On a typical day you will spend time in your primary arts major, you will choose from a wide array of workshops, and you will dialogue with, learn from and have a great time with a dynamic community unlike any other you have known before.

Center for Creative Youth Summer Arts Residency
Wesleyan University
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $3,600

The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a summer pre-college program, offers talented high school students five weeks of intensive study in the arts at Wesleyan University, one of the country's most distinguished liberal arts colleges. CCY, a program of the Capitol Region Education Council which is sponsored by and in collaboration with Wesleyan's Graduate Liberal Studies Program and Wesleyan's Center for the Arts, emphasizes multicultural and interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking and leadership. Each class is designed to enhance students’ problem-solving skills in instrumental and vocal music, theater, musical theater, technical theater, creative writing, dance, filmmaking and visual arts, which includes photography.

Dance in the City
Barnard College
Website
Dates: 7/6-7/16
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 7/6/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: $3,400

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Martha Graham. Alvin Ailey and Barnard's own Twyla Tharp. Great dance and New York City have always belonged together, and this summer you can be a part of it all. Hone technique and experience the beauty of dance with an insider's view. Dance in the City is your ticket. Learn about dance from acclaimed Barnard faculty, special guest lecturers, and some of the City's most accomplished performing artists. Fine-tune your technique with The Ailey Extension at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in classes ranging from the modern styles of Horton and Contemporary to classical ballet.
Embrace the art of dance at professional performances throughout the city.


Discover the World of Communication
American University
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Dates: June 17-July 12, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 8th-12th graders
Cost: $2,975 to $6,500

Discover communication in the nation's capital through an interactive hands-on approach to learning that gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the classroom, studios and labs as well as in the field and on location. Try your hand at 16 mm film, screenwriting, professional news writing, broadcasting, animation, photography, sports broadcasting or any of the other 30 classes we offer to high school students during the summer.

InnerSpark
California State Summer School for the Arts
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Dates: July 13-August 9, 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013
Eligibility: Current 8th-12th graders
Cost: $5,000

The California State Summer School for the Arts is the result of unique public and private sector planning and support. Now embarking on its twenty-first summer of operation, the school has trained more than nine thousand and five hundred highly talented students. Programs are available in film, creative writing, visual arts, music, dance, animation, and theater

Pre-College Art & Design Program
Carnegie Mellon University
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Dates: June 29-August 9, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: 16-18 years old and have completed at least 10th grade
Cost: $7,197

The Pre-College Art and Design program motivates, stimulates and prepares you as emerging artists and designers. Exploring traditional tools and new technologies in a variety of media leads you to develop conceptual and technical skills as well as your portfolio – all excellent preparation for applying to and succeeding in college-level art and design programs. Challenging courses, stimulating workshops, museum and gallery field trips, and energetic interaction with dedicated faculty and talented peers introduce you to the spirit and substance of an art and design school culture and environment.

Pre-College Program
Rhode Island School of Design
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Dates: June 22-August 3, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders ages 16-18
Cost: $7,589

The RISD Pre-College Program is designed to give 16- to 18-year-old high school student an introduction to the college art school experience. For six weeks, you'll follow a college-like studio curriculum, live in RISD residence halls and have fun on weekend outings to museums, beaches and area cultural attractions, while maintaining a high level of initiative and responsibility regarding your work and behavior. The course of study is focused, serious and challenging.

Pre-College Studio Residency Program
Maryland Institute College of Art
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Dates: Baltimore - June 22-July 20, 2013; Tuscany - June 22-July 14, 2013
Deadline: Baltimore - April 19; Tuscany - March 22
Eligibility: Rising juniors & seniors
Cost: Baltimore - $4,550; Tuscany - $5,900

MICA's Pre-College Studio Residency Program is an unparalleled opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges and excitement of college-level art study. It is one of the most intensely creative and rigorous programs of its kind in the nation. This summer, we invite outstanding high school art students to join MICA in the heart of Tuscany. Here students find a visually stunning region of Italy, boasting a beautifully diverse landscape of valleys and foothills dotted with medieval hamlets.

Pre-College Summer Institute
University of the Arts
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Dates: July 7-August 3, 2013
Deadline: May 3, 2013
Eligibility: Ages 16-18 as of July 1
Cost: $4,495

Here at UArts, we have created a dynamic environment where high school students can find their way in the world as artists, thinkers, creators and performers, both within and outside the classroom. The 400 students who attend the Pre-College Summer Institute travel to Philadelphia from over 30 states and numerous nations. They are creative, curious, talented, energetic and excited about the arts.

Pre-College Summer Program
School of Visual Arts
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Dates: July 8-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $3,750

The Pre-College Programs at SVA are designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, learn more about a particular art field, develop a portfolio and/or experience the challenges and triumphs that exist at one of the most dynamic colleges in the country. In courses taught by the same leading art professionals who teach in the undergraduate degree program of the College, students will explore the fundamentals of art and design at a level not readily available in high school.

Pre-College Summer Studio
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: April 24, 2013
Eligibility: Ages 16-18 or current juniors and seniors
Cost: $5,500

Join a diverse group of young artists who are devoted to the evolution of their artwork. The SMFA's five-week Pre-College Summer Studio is a unique and rigorous program focused on making art, sharing art, and living art. Individuals who have completed their sophomore year in high school are welcome to apply.

PreCollege Perspective
Ringling College of Art and Design
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Dates: June 23-July 20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 16-18
Cost: $5,295

Discover and broaden your artistic potential.  Get ready to work hard with Ringling College's faculty of professional artists, designers, and scholars who teach with cutting-edge technology and innovative approaches.  The four weeks at PreCollege Perspective give you a first year college art student's experience.  The curriculum of Core Studies includes Life Drawing, 3-D Design, 2-D Design, Color & Digital Processes, and "The Artist & Society." Additionally, you take two elective workshops to explore other areas of interest.

Putney School Summer Programs
The Putney School
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Dates: June 23-July 12 & July 14-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 14-17
Cost: $3,900 for one session, $7,300 for both

The Putney School Summer Programs offer students the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through our Farm program.

Sarratt Youth Art Institute
Vanderbilt University
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 5-16
Cost: $260 ($220 for children of Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff, and alumni)

The Sarratt Youth Art Institute offers opportunities for children from a variety of backgrounds to pursue their interest in art, to explore their creative abilities, to learn about the world they live in through the arts, and to gain self esteem through the process of creating original works of art. The Sarratt Youth Art Institute offers three summer sessions that allow students, ages 5-15 the opportunity to learn through the arts. These two week sessions are designed to give students time and experience with art forms that allow them to be creative and to encourage their math, reading, and science education through an arts based curriculum design. Studio Spaces for the program include a fully equipped clay facility, a photography studio with two darkrooms, a mixed media studio for printmaking, sculpture and textile arts, as well as spaces for drawing, painting and book arts.

Summer Art Studio Intensive
Auburn University
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Dates: June 23-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $670

f you are a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grade art student who wants to pursue excellence in your artwork, and would like to experience a strong university art program and the Auburn University community and campus, our Auburn Summer Art Studio Intensive presents a great opportunity. Our spacious and well-appointed Department of Art studios in Biggin Hall, right off Toomer’s Corner and downtown Auburn, provide an ideal setting for the camp, and we’ll offer an immersive course of instruction that will jumpstart and expand your art making abilities.

Summer of Art

Otis College of Art and Design
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Dates: July 1-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending June 22, 2013
Eligibility: At least 15 by the start of the program
Cost: $4,342

Summer of Art is an intensive, four-week, pre-college program for those who wish to study at one of the top art and design colleges in the country.  Small classes ensure personalized, in-depth learning.  Rigorous course work includes both hands-on studio classes in a chosen area of concentration and Foundation Studio classes.

Summer Seminars
Savannah College of Art & Design
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Dates: Several sessions available in June and July
Deadline: 5/15/14 (scholarship application deadline is March 1)
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,100

Looking for a way to express your creativity this summer? SCAD Summer Seminars are residential or nonresidential summer workshops designed for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior years. Through exciting educational workshops in Savannah and Atlanta, SCAD Summer Seminars promise a week you'll never forget.

US Performing Arts Camps
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Varies by programs - current 6th-12th graders
Cost: $550 to $4,200

Our goal is for you to experience the wonders, excitement, and fun of a comprehensive conservatory-style summer program. We give you a learning environment in which to establish your voice as a creative force, and perfect performances that will hold and audience captivated. Under the guidance of qualified, dedicated, and enthusiastic professors and professionals, alongside like-minded peers, you will have an unforgettable, intensive camp experience.

Young Musicians and Artists (YMA)
Young Musicians & Artists, Inc.
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Dates: June 23-July 5 & July 7-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling (financial aid deadline is April 30)
Eligibility: Current 4th-12th graders
Cost: $1,650

Young Musicians & artists has a tradition of nurturing artistic achievement, enhancing self-esteem, and reinforcing moral values. YMA offers a safe, positive environment that allows students to improve their artistic skills while building a long-lasting appreciation of all art forms. YMA is held on the beautiful and historic campus of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. YMA students reside in the campus dormitories and have access to the university's recreational facilities. Classes are held in the adjacent buildings facing the grass "quad" area of the campus.


Music

AU Summer Band Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 12-15, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $350 ($325 if paid by May 1)

The focus of the Auburn University Summer Concert Band Camps is on concert band literature with an emphasis on full band rehearsals, section rehearsals, clinics, and master classes. Prominent music educators and the faculty, staff, and students of the Auburn University Bands will conduct ensemble rehearsals and master class instruction. Two programs are available. Junior High students, who will be in the 7th or 8th grade in the upcoming school year, are invited to our Junior High Summer Concert Band Camp. High School students, who will be in the 9th through 12th grade in the upcoming school year, are invited to our High School Summer Concert Band Camp.

Dorian High School Summer Camps
Luther College
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Dates: June 16-22, 2013
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $449

Over 350 students will come to the Luther College campus to study with music faculty.  The daily camp schedule offers rehearsal times, workshops, classes, and lessons, offset by evening recreational activities such as student and faculty talent nights, concerts, dances and movies.  The camp ends with a grand concert in the Center for Faith and Life.

Jazz Institute
Skidmore College
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Dates: 6/28-7/12
Deadline: 3/15/14
Eligibility: Ages 15 & up
Cost: $2,619

Since its inception in 1987, the highly acclaimed Skidmore Jazz Institute has become one of the premier summer programs to study jazz in the country. Directed by Todd Coolman, the Jazz Institute continues to provide a new generation of musicians the opportunity to mingle with and learn from gifted educators and world-class performers in an intimate and supportive environment. Previous students have successfully pursued jazz-related careers in the areas of performance, teaching, and business and include Kendrick Scott, Walter Smith, Richie Barshay, Jonathan Batiste, Brandon Lee, Christian Scott, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Ryan Cohan, and Myron Walden among others.

Lamont School of Music Summer Pre-College Academy
University of Denver
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Dates: June 16-30, 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Eligibility: Ages 14-18
Cost: $1,975

Featuring the Lamont School of Music's state-of-the-art recital, classroom, studio and practice room facilities, the Academy includes private lessons with renowned faculty in addition to orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, chamber ensembles, theory, workshops, masterclasses and numerous performance opportunities throughout the 15 day session. One of the unique workshop offerings at Lamont is a recording class in which students will learn how to create recordings using state of the art equipment.

New York Summer Music Festival (NYSMF)
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Dates: June 23-August 3, 2013 (attend 2, 4, or 6 weeks)
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Eligibility: Musicians age 11-25
Cost: $1,900 to $5,300

NYSMF is a six-week summer music camp filled with extraordinary musical opportunities for talented young musicians ages 10 to 25.  Choose from more than 50 ensembles and classes.  Perform in over 40 concerts each summer.  Study 1-on-1 with some of the finest professional musicians from Juilliard, Curtis, the New York Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and many, many other of the world's best performing ensembles.

Pre-College Music Program
Carnegie Mellon University
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Dates: June 29-August 9, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: 16-18 years old and have completed at least 10th grade
Cost: $6,897

The Pre-College Music Program offers a unique view of the life of a music student at Carnegie Mellon in a supportive environment of study and performance. It is an ideal opportunity to experience a world-class conservatory program and discover your potential for a career in music. Coupled with the rich cultural life of the city of Pittsburgh and varied campus activities, the Pre-College Music Program is an extraordinary way for young musicians to spend their summer. The Pre-College Music Program will give you the opportunity to see what college is like. This is not high school and it is not camp. You get to live on campus, take classes with conservatory professors, play, rehearse, perform and enjoy the freedom of college life in a safe environment.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival
Sewanee: The University of the South
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Dates: June 22-July 21, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admissions (March 15 for guaranteed consideration)
Eligibility: Ages 12 & up
Cost: $3,750

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival, at The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee, is an internationally acclaimed summer festival which combines a five week program for advanced music students and a professional concert series.

Strings and Chamber Music Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 27-29, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 10-18
Cost: $349

The Auburn University String and Chamber Music Camp is led by members of the Auburn University Music Department string faculty and guest artists. It is open to musicians aged 10-18 who play violin, viola, cello, and string bass. The camp will offer a wide range of musical experiences including chamber music, orchestra, and jazz improvisation, as well as a movement awareness session taught by a certified Alexander Technique instructor. Participants for this intensive three day residential workshop should have at least two years of instruction (private or class) on their instruments and two years of participation in small and/or large instrumental ensembles. Students will be placed in ensembles according to their level of prior experience. The camp will include a public performance as well as social activities.

Summer Opera
Walnut Hill
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Dates: June 22-July 14, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admissions (Scholarship deadline is March 1)
Eligibility: Ages 13-17
Cost: $7,000

The Walnut Hill Summer Opera program provides intensive training for vocalists in the art of vocal and opera performance, as well as scene work and study. Working with world-renowned performers and teachers, this inspiring program brings together accomplished young vocalists to form various scene study and performance groups. Students spend two weeks on the Walnut Hill campus rehearsing, attending coachings and master classes, and then approximately eight days in Italy studying and witnessing opera performance at La Scala and the Verona opera festival. They will also have the chance to visit the birthplaces and museums of Verdi and Donizetti.

Summer Studio Recording Camp
The Blackbird Academy
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Dates: July 22-24, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: High school students
Cost: $1,200

If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to spend part of your summer vacation,
join us for this special summer recording camp held at The Blackbird Academy and
Studio. This three day summer camp features The Blackbird Academy instructors, as
well as special guest musicians, engineers, producers, singers and songwriters.
Participants will be taken through the music production process from beginning to end,
starting with introduction to the Academy facilities and gear, then through tracking,
overdubs and mixing. Students will leave the The Blackbird Academy camp with a jump
drive loaded with the songs recorded, and a download link for sharing.

Wind Ensemble Institute
Susquehanna University
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Dates: June 23-29, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders, audition required
Cost: $610 (discount for applying early)

High school students talented in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments gather for the summer Wind Ensemble Institute. This weeklong experience focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance.

Youth Guitar Workshop
Auburn University
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Dates: July 26-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 8-18
Cost: $349

Auburn University Music Department guitar faculty member Joseph Ikner, and guest artists, will lead the Auburn University Summer Youth Guitar Workshop July 26-28.   This workshop is open to guitarists of all levels, aged 8 – 18, and beginners are welcome!  The workshop will offer a wide range of musical experiences including group and individual instruction, ensemble coaching, a variety of presentations, and evening artist’s recitals. Students will be placed in ensembles according to their level of experience. The workshop will include a public performance, as well as social activities. In addition to their work in the Goodwin Music Hall, participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

Youth Orchestra
Stanford University
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Dates: 7/6-7/26
Deadline: 3/19/14
Eligibility: Current 8th-11th
Cost: $5,675

The Stanford Youth Orchestra will bring the finest young musicians from around the world to participate in a three-week intensive orchestral and academic program in Summer 2014 on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. Bringing together world-renowned faculty instructors, the Stanford Youth Orchestra will provide participants with exceptional orchestral training in the new state-of-the-art Bing Concert Hall, and within Stanford’s peerless intellectual and interdisciplinary environment.


Theatre, Film, and Dance

Emerging Filmmakers
Worchester Polytechnic Institute
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Dates: July 13-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 11th-12th graders
Cost: $1,095

Write, create, act and direct a short film!  In this week-long residential program at WPI, you will learn how to write a script and to stage, shoot, and edit your own short narrative film (digital video format).  Students will be challenged to "think outside the box" of mainstream Hollywood cinema by having to follow the guidelines of the Dogma 95 Film Manifesto, which emphasizes natural lighting, shooting on location, found props, and unconventional stories. At week end, WPI will host a film premier to showcase your finished work.

Musical Theatre Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: July 14-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $625

Auburn University’s Musical Theatre Camp provides a residential summer camp opportunity for students interested in the exciting field of musical theatre, which incorporates music, dance, movement, and acting. The program consists of an intensive workshop that will culminate with a staged performance. Instructional staff will consist of music and theatre professionals from the Auburn University faculty along with a guest presenter who has experience at top musical theatre venues.

New York Film Academy Summer Camp
New York Film Academy
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 10-17
Cost: $1,050 to $7,250

The Schools and Camps at the New York Film Academy are honored to be the first choice of many Hollywood filmmakers and their families, including the son of Steven Spielberg; the son of Academy Award winning Actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins; the son of Academy Award winning Actor Kevin Kline; the son of the former James Bond, Pierce Brosnan; the daughter of director George Romero (Night of the Living Dead); and the son of Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning Actress Melanie Griffith. Programs available: 16mm & Digital Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation, Screenwriting, and Broadcast Journalism.

Performing Arts Workshop
Duke University
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Dates: July 21-August 2, 2013
Eligibility: Grades 9-11
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $1,995

The Duke Performing Arts Workshop offers high school students a focused, intense, and richly satisfying drama experience. The workshop is designed to provide a supportive environment for students who are committed to refining their skills and to building a community of fearless performers. Each morning participants will attend a focus class to explore the creative and technical processes of acting, vocal performance, or dance, based on their individual areas of need and/or interest. Each afternoon all workshop participants reassemble for a joint rehearsal block, the results of which will be an hour long cabaret style showcase of scenes and songs, both large and small group, complete with full choreography and staging from a variety of musical theatre genres. Past performances have included selections from Rock of Ages, Wicked, A Chorus Line, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Hairspray and Company, just to mention a few.

Pre-College Drama Program

Carnegie Mellon University
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Dates: June 29-August 9, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: 16-18 years old and have completed at least 10th grade
Cost: $7,214

The Pre-College Drama Program from June 28 to August 8, 2008 gives students the chance to participate in a professional training program with three options: acting, music theatre and design/technical production. The program focuses on the exploration of a conservatory training program with emphasis on creativity, craft and discipline. The School of Drama offers separate programs for students wishing to experience intense, conservatory training in acting, music theatre and design/production technology and management (PTM).

Summer Dance
Walnut Hill
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Dates: June 29-August 4, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 13-17
Cost: $5,100

Each summer Walnut Hill draws some of the most dedicated and talented young dancers from around the world to our campus. Walnut Hill offers a pre-professional program with access to exceptional teachers and performers of international acclaim.

Summer Theater
Walnut Hill
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Dates: June 22-July 28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 13-18
Cost: $5,500

Our program develops knowledge in all aspects of theatrical studies in preparation for further study in school and college. Coursework includes acting, musical theater, directing, playwriting, voice repertoire, and dance styles in jazz and tap. Our classes are small and the teachers also serve as mentors. Students may also have the opportunity to work with guest faculty from some of the country’s leading colleges and universities. The summer season consists of six productions in five weeks: four plays and two musicals which are produced in our Keiter Center for Performing Arts. Students leave our program with a heightened sense of accomplishment and appreciation for the theater.

TheatreBridge
Brown University
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Dates: June 24-August 2, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013 (applications will continue to be accepted if space available)
Eligibility: Current 10th-11th graders
Cost: $7,655

As its name suggests, TheatreBridge offers a connecting link between high school and college theatre and encourages a commitment to a life of creative engagement. This highly selective pre-college company provides promising young actors an opportunity to stretch their imaginations and skills as they create new work under the mentorship of established theatre professionals. Our gifted teachers nurture company members as they develop their acting, directing and writing skills in an intensive six-week residency. Rising high school juniors and seniors create original performance pieces inspired by a variety of creative workshops.



Writing

Advanced Writers Workshop
Susquehanna University
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Dates: July 7-13, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $770

Some of the nation’s most talented high school writers come together each summer for the Writers Workshop.  Participants spend a week in intensive, small-group workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, headed by nationally recognized authors.

Creative Writing
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/15-6/22
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Transform your dreams, ideas, and stories into organized, compelling, creative written works as renowned Georgetown faculty and your classmates provide helpful techniques and guidance. Experiment with diverse types of creative writing, including personal narrative, the short story, fantasy, and poetry, while learning how to polish and publish your original work. Draw inspiration from English professors and great writers, both from Georgetown and the local Washington, DC region as you explore DC's lively literary culture.

Creative Writing Studio
Auburn University
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Dates: July 14-18, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $505

Stories cram your brain, "plot bunnies" take over your imagination when you least expect them to, and poetic thoughts keep you up at night. Does this sound like you? Then you are probably a writer. We invite you to join us for an intensive writing experience at Auburn University, dedicated to feeding your hungry muse. The Creative Writing Camp at Auburn University is a four-day Department of English program for rising 9th-12th graders. The program offers emerging writers an opportunity to develop their craft while living on Auburn University's campus. Chantel Acevedo, a published novelist and poet, as well as other accomplished writers, mentors students in the program.

Creative Writer's Workshop
Duke University
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Dates: July 7-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $1,995

The Duke Creative Writers' Workshop provides advanced writers, who are committed to refining their skills and building a community of writers, an intensive creative writing experience. Instructors and peers work collaboratively to assist participants in reaching their self-defined workshop goals. The interactive format allows participants to share work in small groups and receive constructive written and verbal feedback in a supportive environment. Students select a primary instructor based on genre in which they wish to work for the duration of the camp. Other learning experiences include participation in mini-lessons, individual conferences, forums, writing exercises, and readings.

Fundamentals of English: Expository Writing
Georgetown University
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Dates: June 2-July 6 & July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

You will learn to organize and express your ideas in a written format. Be exposed to various techniques of academic writing, proofreading strategies and basic research methods. Through critical thinking and analysis, you will learn how to draft creative and persuasive written responses to a variety of academic topics. You will leave the program as a more proficient, experienced and confident writer. The program ends with a final project.

Reynolds Writing Workshop
Denison University
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Dates: June 23-30, 2013
Deadline: March 8, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,200

Do you love to write? Do you spend hours writing poems and stories, reading voraciously, imagining characters and entire worlds? Do you wish you had more opportunity to learn to write creatively than your high school curriculum allows? If you are looking for the chance to spend time this summer with a community of like-minded young writers from around the country, then the Reynolds Workshop is for you. The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is designed to give beginning poets and writers an opportunity to develop their talents and visions. Our Writers Workshop puts you in touch with the variety a life in writing has to offer.

Summer Writers Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
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Dates: July 12-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors with an academic average of B or better
Cost: $1,830 + housing

First is our new compressed format: workshops will meet intensively for eight days in July. Workshops will be held in the evenings and include: creative nonfiction, sudden fiction and prose poetry, fiction, and more. Weekends will be devoted to day-long seminars, where local authors and experts will lecture on various craft subjects. As always our workshops will be taught by professional, published writers, experts in their fields. SWI will, as always, feature one-on-one critiques, faculty readings, and an open mic. Sections will be kept small to facilitate discussion and are for-credit only. And new this year will be the opportunity to use Washington University's historic literary campus as a writing retreat, both before and during workshops.

Summer Writing
Walnut Hill
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Dates: June 22-July 14, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: High school students
Cost: $3,000

The Summer Writing Program is designed for high school writers who are passionate about their art and want to surround themselves with other like-minded young adults. The rigorous three-week program is an exciting laboratory of ideas, inspiring writers to experiment with language and discover new possibilities for their writing.

Summer Writing Institute
Rhodes College
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Dates: June 16-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Must have completed at least sophomore year
Cost: $1,600

The Summer Writing Institute at Rhodes College takes place annually during the last two weeks of June and is an intensive residential academic program committed to developing the critical thinking and writing skills of ambitious high school students. Within the college’s liberal arts environment, students sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn strategies for writing creatively and critically through coursework in the humanities and social sciences. At the end of the session, students receive a grade for their work and class participation, earn two college credits, transferable to any college or university, and will have completed a portfolio of college-level writing.

Summer Writing Program
Carleton College
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Dates: July 7-26, 2013
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $2,595

Emphasizing a writing process approach, the Summer Writing Program will teach you how to compose academic papers similar to those you will write in college. This program is designed for college-bound students with strong reading and writing abilities.

Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop
Humanities Tennessee
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Dates: July 14-20, 2013
Deadline: June 24, 2013 (scholarship deadline is May 10)
Eligibility: Current 8th-12th graders
Cost: $650

At the week-long workshop, students spend their days in writing seminars with talented faculty, who are themselves published writers, and they spend their evenings at special presentations by visiting authors, performers, and songwriters. Participants have the opportunity to join the Young Writers' Discussion List, a forum for sharing work and receiving feedback from peers even after the workshop has ended.

Writing and Thinking Workshop
Lake Forest College
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Dates: June 9-22, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $1,700

The words WRITE and THINK go hand in hand with SUMMER and FUN at Lake Forest College. You'll get to experience both with the Writing and Thinking Workshop, a two-week residential program for high-school students who want to explore writing in a nontraditional classroom setting without concern for grades.

Young Women's Writing Workshop
Smith College
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Dates: June 30-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 1
Cost: $2,550

With so few writing programs that cater exclusively to high school girls, Smith's Young Women's Writing Workshop allows you to explore your writing in a creative and supportive environment that fosters your love of writing in a variety of mediums. All of your classes will be in workshop style, which means each class will begin with a short segment that focuses on a single lesson. Then the instructors will check in with you to see what you are working on. Open writing time follows. The class session ends with each writer sharing her progress with the group.


Young Writers
Kenyon Review
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Dates: June 23-July 6 & July 14-27, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013
Eligibility: Ages 16-18
Cost: $2,275

The Kenyon Review Young Writers program is an intensive two-week summer workshop for high school students (ages 16-18) who are passionate about writing. If you apply, you may be one of the seixty students selected for each session. You'll meet daily in small workshop groups (no more than twelve students in each group) to create stories, poetry, personal narratives, dialogues, reflective passages, and more. You'll also explre short works by established authors, using many of the stories, poems and essays found in The Kenyon Review, one of the nation's leading leterary magazines. Scholarships are available. For more information or to obtain an application, visit the official website or call 740-427-5207.

Young Writer's Camp
Duke University
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Dates: June 16-28, July 7-19, & July 21-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 6th-11th graders
Cost: $1,995

Young Writer's Camp attracts talented youth from around the nation and world to the Duke University campus to engage in stimulating classes in creative and expository writing. Programs are designed to meet the needs of motivated students who want to enrich their intellectual experiences beyond traditional academic settings. Co-curricular social and recreational activities complement each instructional day.

Young Writers' Conference
Sewanee: The University of the South
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Dates: June 30-July 13, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $1,850

We offer our students opportunities that are otherwise hard to find, either at high schools or at other summer programs. Our workshops are led by writers of significant accomplishment and promise: our former workshop leaders have won the Roerich poetry prize, been recognized by The New Yorker as among the twenty best young American novelists, and featured by “Oprah’s Book Club.” And our workshop leaders really get to know their students, and vice-versa because we’ve kept our numbers low: workshops no larger than ten, and a total enrollment of about fifty. And we make space in the schedule for two “one-on-one” conferences between student and teacher, as well as plenty of informal contact.

Young Writers Workshops
Converse College
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Dates: June 16-21, 2013
Deadline: May 15, 2013 (Early bird deadline for $100 discount is April 16)
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $775

Join a coeducational writing community of intellectually curious and motivated high school students to develop your talents in poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction. The Young Writer's Workshop is designed as a weeklong residential program.
You will receive personal instruction and critique from professional writers in several genres of writing: poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction, learn techniques that help writers recognize strengths, potential and avenues for successful writing, editing and publishing, and discover new ways to write about and empower your own life


Young Writers Workshop
University of Virginia
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Dates: June 23-July 5 & July 7-26, 2013
Deadline: March 1, 2013 (applications accepted after 3/1 if space available)
Cost: $1,500 to $2,300

The Young Writers Workshop of the University of Virginia, established in 1982, brings together a community of writers with a common purpose: to create a supportive and noncompetitive environment where teenagers can live and work as artists. Every staff member has a commitment to writing. The faculty, professional authors interested in developing new talent, bring practical experience to the workshop setting.


Leadership and Community Service

Advanced Leadership Expeditions
Wilderness Ventures
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 7th-12th graders
Cost: $3,190 to $4,490

Our Advanced Outdoor Leadership expeditions have been offered for the past twenty-five years and provide wonderful extended wilderness travel for students who wish to concentrate their outdoor activities in one or two distinct environments. Because of their duration, our groups are usually re-supplied by horsepacker or by air drop.

American Politics
Georgetown University
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Dates: 7/6-7/13
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

This institute is for the student interested in learning more about Congress and how it interacts with the many facets of government. Learn and live in Washington, DC—the center of congressional power and politics.

ASSET (Agriculture Students Striving for Effective Tomorrows)
Western Kentucky University
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Dates: June 3-7, 2012
Deadline: April 16, 2012
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: Free

ASSET is a youth leadership conference designed for students who have just completed their junior year of high school, excel in academics, extra-curricular activities and are leaders in their community.

Brown Leadership Institute
Brown University
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Dates: June 24-July 5, July 8-19, & July 22-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current high school students
Cost: $3,800

The world is facing a myriad of complicated and often times daunting challenges: global health issues, environmental issues, conflicts and wars, poverty, mass immigration, security issues and civil rights abuses. These challenges demand the attention of every member of the global community. At the Leadership Institute, our students are intelligent and motivated to make a difference. Our mission is to: help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership.

Building Leaders for Tomorrow
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: July 23-27, 2013
Deadline: July 13, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 9th-11th graders
Cost: $395

The camp is open to rising freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students will learn networking skills, get public speaking practice, acquire experience in fundraising, participate in teambuilding exercises, search for creative solutions to problems, and more. During the week, several speakers, including local business leaders and accomplished S&T graduates, will give the students tips on how to succeed.

Civic Leadership Institute
Johns Hopkins University
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Dates: June 23-July 12 & July 14-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission ending April 13, 2013
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders who are academically talented
Cost: $4,245

CTY Civic Leadership Institute students, through an introductory course in Civic Engagement & Contemporary Social Issues, explore the complex challenges that affect our communities today, and are introduced to tools and strategies for community development and positive social change. This innovative service-learning program integrates engaging and interactive academic work with meaningful field experiences. Several times each week, during class time, students travel to dynamic urban neighborhoods to engage in hands-on service projects with respected local community organizations.

Community Service Adventures
Wilderness Ventures
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Students entering grades 9 and up
Cost: $3,490 to $5,890

These marvelous trips have been designed to enable young people to obtain 40 to 80 hours of community service while at the same time offering fun, outdoor adventures and personal growth. Our small groups of 10-15 students and 2 leaders develop into close-knit intimate teams, while engaging in rewarding and challenging service projects amidst some of the most breathtaking natural environments in North America and abroad.

Domestic Leadership Adventures
Wilderness Ventures
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Students completing grades 8 and up
Cost: $2,990 to $5,290

Each of our classic domestic leadership adventures, grouped by age, offers unequalled opportunities for personal growth. Since 1973, our participants have broadened their horizons through their explorations in the finest wilderness and outdoor settings imaginable. We like to call these locations our Last Best Places and we feel fortunate we can offer so many exclusive destinations unavailable to other teenage programs.

Economics for Leaders
Foundation for Teaching Economics
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: March 4, 2013 (applications accepted after 3/4 if space available)
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $200-$1,000

These one-week, residential programs provide high school students between their junior and senior years with an exceptional opportunity to learn important leadership skills. Through interactive and engaging lesson plans, participants attain an understanding of economic reasoning principles and how to employ these concepts for successful and effective leadership. Additionally, participants achieve a heightened awareness of the impact their decisions have on others and the responsibility that awareness imposes. Participants learn this valuable information through interactive simulations.

Fundamentals of American Government
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

This program provides an overview of American government structure with a focus on local, state, and national government.  Students will gain a solid foundation in an array of topics including the U.S. Constitution, federalism, the presidency, political parties, elections, and public opinion.  Reading, writing, and critical thinking skills will improve as students consider the role of citizens in an American democracy.

Fundamentals of Foreign Policy
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

Students in this course will tackle the political, social, economic and ethical issues and challenges that foreign policymakers encounter every day.  Students will analyze the factors that affect their decision-making process and the methods used to formulate and implement policies.  Students can expect to develop their critical thinking and interpretive skills as they study and discuss key international crises and world leaders' subsequent responses and policy choices.  Group exercises and discussions with Washington, DC policy-makers add to the interactive learning environment of this course.

Girls' Leadership Worldwide
The Eleanor Roosevelt Center
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Dates: July 6-14 & July 20-28, 2013
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th & 11th graders
Cost: $2,000

Girls’ Leadership Worldwide, formerly Girls' Leadership Workshop, is an international leadership development program for girls entering their sophomore or junior year of high school next fall. During this nine-day, residential program, girls from diverse cultures and backgrounds come together to engage in workshops and activities designed to fully awaken the leader within them, using the leadership model of Eleanor Roosevelt. In essence, Girls’ Leadership Worldwide empowers the next generation of principled leaders who will create a just and sustainable world.

Global Scholar
Americans for Informed Democracy
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Dates: July 14-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors 
Cost: $2,390

Global Scholar is an intensive two-week academic enrichment program that offers rising high school juniors and seniors to chance to pursue college-level coursework in international affairs. Held at a university in exciting Washington, DC, the program prepares students to be successful thinkers and leaders. Now in its fourth year, Global Scholar program components include: university style curriculum; riveting discussions with policy experts and advocates leading debates on key issues; visits to embassies and Congressional offices on Capitol Hill; leadership, advocacy and policymaking skillbuilding; a campaign Idol competition; and a policy simulation. Students will make friends in an environment that fosters academic success alongside summer fun!

Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Conference
Hugh O'Brien Youth
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Dates: Seminars available from mid-March to mid-June
Deadline: Rolling (guaranteed acceptance before December 2) nomination required
Eligibility: Current sophomores with demonstrated or potential leadership abilities
Cost: $150

Endorsed by such respected educational organizations as the American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Parents Teachers Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, and America’s Promise, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has been an acclaimed youth leadership program since its inception in 1958. HOBY’s unique youth leadership development programs are designed to prepare youth to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

IMAGINE . . . Leading by Example
Duke University
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Dates: July 7-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-11th graders
Cost: $1,995

This year’s participants in Duke IMAGINE have a unique opportunity. They will be the inaugural class at a camp that will establish a foundation for generations of leaders who will develop their abilities and direct their passions toward improving the world around them, one community at a time.  Engaging curriculum and lessons on how to channel enthusiasm into results that campers can take back to their hometowns and schools will help develop the root system and strength of Duke IMAGINE for the years to follow.  This program will target the needs of motivated, passionate, conscientious students who want to have a positive impact on the world around them.

International Relations
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/15-6/22 & 7/13-7/20
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Renowned as a center of international dialogue, Georgetown is a venue that international leaders often choose to state their positions and calls for action. You will study at one of the oldest universities in the world, learn from distinguished faculty and gain valuable hands-on experience that will help you better understand and appreciate today's global issues and challenges. Learn and live in Washington, DC—a center for international relations.

Leadership
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/15-6/22
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Develop leadership capabilities, style and a personal ethical code while learning how to leverage partnerships and build coalitions that enhance your strengths.

Leadership Academy for Young Women
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 8th-10th grade girls
Cost: $895

What do windshield wipers, Kevlar® and fire escapes have in common? They were all invented by women! At this week long residential program, participants will build creativity and confidence. Learn leadership, presentation skills, project management and work in teams in a variety of themed days. Meet leading women executives in lunchtime forums.  The curriculum has been designed to provide a unique, hands-on learning experience and will be taught by WPI faculty and students.

Leadership Seminars
University of Notre Dame
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Dates: July 19-30, 2014
Deadline: January 27, 2014
Eligibility: Rising seniors who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence; cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic diversity are goals of the selection process
Cost: $150

The Notre Dame Leadership Seminars invite diverse, highly creative rising high school seniors to explore and engage in vibrant discussion with Notre Dame faculty. Through a series of seminars, workshops, and other activities, students learn about themselves through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. The Leadership Seminars also provides a complete Notre Dame experience. Students stay in campus residence halls and have access to virtually all of the academic, recreational, and spiritual resources available to undergraduate students. If you are accepted into this special program, all expenses—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid by the University.


LENS (Learn Experience Navigate Solve)
Wake Forest University
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Dates: July 13-August 1, 2013
Deadline: Rolling (financial aid deadline is April 3)
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $4,000

This summer be bold.  Change the way you learn, the way you think, and the way you lead.  Spend three weeks at Wake Forest University discovering how to use your passion to change.  Experience a new way of problem solving.  Join other students who will challenge each other intellectually as experts teach you to tackle tough issues, examine them through different lenses, and then navigate through their complexities.  Become equipped to solve problems creatively, and make your community a better place.

Mock Trial
Brandeis University
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Dates: 7/20-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admissions
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $1,950

The Mock Trial Boot Camp gives students who are interested in law, public policy, and leadership an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in legal analysis.  Through a series of playful mini-trials, serious strategy sessions, and practical workshops, you will take your legal skills and understanding to a new level. Here’s your chance to tackle the issues with world-class attorneys, judges and law professors. Our final trial will be held in the Federal Courthouse in Boston.

Social Justice Research Academy
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: 7/6-7/26
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 6/1/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,299

The Social Justice Research Academy brings students together with Penn faculty to examine the historical importance and the contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice. Morning Lectures and Discussions - Attend classes with Penn faculty from several disciplines, including urban/global studies, philosophy, race and gender, economics and community development, politics, law and policy, history, sociology, environment, and public health. Afternoon Workshops and Site Visits - Participate in activities with special guests from community groups, cooperatives, socially responsible businesses, labor unions, political advocacy organizations, environmental projects, urban farms, research institutes, and philanthropies.


Student Leaders
Bank of America
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Dates: Summit is July 8-13, 2013
Deadline: January 25, 2013
Eligibility: Current juniors and seniors
Cost: Paid internship

Do you have what it takes to be a Bank of America Student Leader? If you are a junior or senior in high school with a passion for improving your community, we would like to help you turn that passion into action. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization and a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC to gain valuable civic, social and business leadership skills.

Tennessee Boys State
American Legion
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Dates: May 26-June 1, 2013
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Eligibility: Current male juniors  nomination required
Cost: Covered by Ensworth

At American Legion Boys State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

Volunteer Girls State
American Legion Auxiliary
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Dates: May 26-June 1, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Current female juniors  nomination required
Cost: Covered by Ensworth

Volunteer Girls State (VGS) is a leadership and citizenship-training program offered to young women in Tennessee by the American Legion Auxiliary. Nationally recognized as one of the top Girls State programs in the nation, Volunteer Girls State provides young women the opportunity to form and run a mock government by meeting, living, and working with other young female leaders from across the state. All events and activities that citizens experience or participate in are designed to demonstrate, foster, or provide opportunities to practice good citizenship and leadership and instill a sense of pride in our state and country.

White House Internships
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Dates: May 28-August 9, 2013
Deadline: January 27, 2013
Eligibility: Current 12th graders who will be 18 by June 1 and plan to enroll in college in the fall
Cost: Unpaid internship, housing is not provided

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

World Affairs Youth Seminar

Auburn University
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Dates: July 7-12, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $569

The Auburn University Outreach Program Office, in cooperation with the Lee County Sunrise Rotary Club, invite students who have completed at least one year of high school prior to the camp to participate in the 22nd Annual World Affairs Youth Seminar. This intensive, week-long summer camp will take place during the Summer of 2008 on the campus of Auburn University. The World Affairs Youth Seminar is intended to benefit students wishing to further investigate the college decision by providing first-hand college experiences; it should also appeal to students with interest in public speaking, debate, Model UN, social studies, international affairs, current events, government, politics, leadership, and/or public service.


Young Global Scholars
Yale University
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Dates: June 16-29, July 7-20, & July 26-August 8, 2014
Deadline: 2/20/14
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $5,000

An official Yale University program, participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.

Young Women's Leadership Institute
Barnard College
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Dates: 7/6-7/13
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $2,850

The Young Women's Leadership Institute takes the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus. Students will develop action-oriented leadership plans during the session.

Youth Policy Summit
The Keystone Center
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Cost: $600 to $950

Each Summit focuses on an energy, environment or health-related issue (for example, energy efficiency, water quality and quantity, obesity). With the help of a guided research project, participants come to the Summit with a solid overview of the topic's contentious issues and continue to expand their substantive knowledge throughout the week.  During the Summit, students have the opportunity to meet with experts in the field, and brainstorm action projects they can implement at home.

Study Abroad

Adventure Ireland Summer Programs
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Dates: July 1-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Middle and high school students
Cost: $3,500

Adventure Ireland has been providing incredible summer experiences for international students for over decade. A unique blend of Irish culture, adventure sports, a chance to meet new friends from all over the world. With its friendly people,beautiful landscape and rich heritage, Ireland is a safe and inspirational destination for your teen summer adventure.

Andeo International Homestays
Andeo
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Dates: Several sessions available - some allow you to choose your dates
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Ages 14-18, must have taken at least 1 year of a foreign language
Cost: $1,150 to $3,975

High school students can choose from 20 programs in eight countries - Japan, Costa Rica, France, and Spain are just a few of our most popular locations. Many include small-group language classes, cultural activities and excursions.

The Barcelona Experience
Columbia University
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Dates: July 7-27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $9,850 + airfare

The Barcelona Experience is a program in which students examine the history, art, and urban development of Barcelona, Spain, enriching their understanding of how European communities develop local, regional, national, and international identities. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. The program is mounted in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, the oldest university in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain.

Cambridge College Programme
University of Cambridge
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Dates: July 18-August 7, 2013 (optional Paris excursion August 7-14)
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $6,500 + airfare

Over the years parents have sent their sons and daughters to this highly acclaimed program for both academic and social growth during their high school years. Those who are admitted choose from two, three week programmes: The Academic Programme or the International Leadership Programme. Since the inception of the Cambridge College Programme, it has been the goal to not only offer challenging academic courses, but also to incorporate an in-depth course study through lectures and excursions to expose scholars to both cultural and historic venues, which will broaden their horizons during their stay in England.

Cambridge Prep Experience

Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: July 6-August 1, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th & 10th graders
Cost: $7,295

The Cambridge Prep Experience is an academic program for students in grades 8-9 held in Peterhouse, the oldest college in Cambridge University, England. There are twenty-three courses available, as diverse as Astronomy, Molecular Biology, Social Psychology, and Writing for Performance.

The Cambridge Tradition
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: July 7-August 3, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,595

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of this summer of study, enrichment, and fun is the amazing opportunity you have to live as a student at Cambridge University – academically, the highest-ranked university in Britain today. In doing so, you enter a world of elaborate tradition, great history, and endless respect for academic excellence that has evolved over eight centuries. Quite simply, outside of its historical rival in Oxford, there is no other institution like it, and, as you start to look beyond high school, try to imagine how formative a month-long learning experience in such an environment can be for your future college career.

China Prep High School Summer Programs
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Dates: Several trips available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $3,900 to $5,900

China Prep brings students face-to-face with the realities of modern China through educational travel.  Over the past thirty years, China has followed a trajectory of rising power and influence.  Because of this unparalleled growth, understanding China is essential to understanding the world today.  Our goal is to prepare young adults with the structure, tools, and confidence to embrace the future in a globalized world with China and the United States at its center.  To meet this goal, China Prep designs experiential tours to foster participants’ personal growth and to have a lasting impact on their views of China.

Culture and History: Understanding the Arab World
Columbia University
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Dates: June 23-July 20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders
Cost: $13,750

Culture and History: Understanding the Arab World offers an incredible opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and understanding of the Middle East. Organized in collaboration with King's Academy in Jordan and facilitated by the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman, this program gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to engage in intensive study of the diverse cultures and rich history of the Arab world and to live and learn in the Middle East.

Experiment in International Living

World Learning
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Most require at least one year of the native language of the destination
Cost: $4,300 to $7,700

Each Experiment is a laboratory without borders, where Experimenters live with local families and explore themes from the arts to ecology that serve as windows of learning into another way of life. The Experiment's international summer high school programs feature opportunities in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. For three to five weeks, Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language study, travel ecology, the arts, sustainable development and fair trade, cooking, photography, theater, or outdoor adventure as they enjoy daily life with their host families and participate in activities with their group.

International Adventures
Wilderness Ventures
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $3,890 to $5,790

Our International Adventures travel to unique and exciting locations around the globe. Each destination is carefully selected to be sure it is both politically stable and visitor friendly. Our small groups of ten to fifteen students and two to three highly qualified leaders allow for an amazing opportunity to explore other cultures firsthand, while engaging in a wide variety of fun and challenging adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, trekking, snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving.

Irish Way
Irish American Cultural Institute
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Dates: June 28-July 22, 2013
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $5,350

The Irish Way was founded on the belief that fostering an appreciation of other cultures is an important part of an individual’s development. It is an opportunity for young people to explore the rich heritage and tradition of Ireland while also experiencing the country's distinct culture face-to-face. Students receive an education that goes way beyond any nation. The Irish Way is truly a lesson in international citizenship.

La Academia de Espana
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: July 4-31, 2013
Deadline: Rolling, January 28 for course guarantee
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,595

Today, Barcelona is at the cutting edge of European culture and one of Europe’s most visited cities. It is famous worldwide for its stunning architecture, five-star cuisine, countless museums, and bustling, colorful streets. With all this, our students also have an unmatched exposure to Spanish language and daily life. They come away with a new sense of the world around them and all the possibilities that international study brings into view.

L'Academie de France
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: July 3-30, 2013
Deadline: Rolling, January 28 for course guarantee
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $7,595

Situated in the beautiful, historical, and culturally rich city of Montpellier, this distinctive program allows students to live in an authentically French city – one where they can feel fully integrated in French life and where they can interact with native French speakers in order to accelerate their language learning.

L'Academie de Paris
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: July 3-30, 2013
Deadline: Rolling, January 28 for course guarantee
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $7,595

The goal – indeed the promise – of l’Académie de Paris is a simple one: to ensure that every student experiences this unique quality of Paris so that he or she may be inspired to attain the highest levels of imagination and achievement, and to uphold the rich legacy that Paris passes on to all who spend time there.

Oxford Prep Experience
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: June 28-July 24, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 9th & 10th graders
Cost: $7,295

The Oxford Prep Experience is an academic program for students in grades 8-9 held in Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, England. There are twenty-three courses available, as diverse as Creative Writing, History’s Secrets, Psychology, and Speech and Debate.

The Oxford Tradition
Oxbridge Academic Programs
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling, January 7 for course guarantee
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $7,595

The goal of The Oxford Tradition is a simple one: to ensure that every student has the chance to experience the unique quality of Oxford so that he or she may be inspired to attain the highest levels of imagination and achievement, and to uphold the rich legacy that Oxford passes on to all who spend time there.

Rassias Programs
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Dates: Several trips available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Varies by trip - Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $8,000 to $8,650 (includes airfare)

Rassias Programs features six exciting opportunities to study and travel abroad for high school age students and one domestic program for students of all ages. For high school students who have completed a minimum of two years of French or Spanish or who are beginners or above in Chinese, we offer two programs in France, three programs in Spain, and one Chinese program. For students ages 8 to 16, we offer multiple languages in the US

Scottish Studies Summer Programme
University of St. Andrews
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Dates: June 29-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: 2,800 British pounds

The Scottish Studies Summer Programme is a unique opportunity to sample student life at the University of St Andrews.  Come and learn about Scottish History, Literature, Archaeology, Art and Music, under the direction of full professors, in a university environment with exciting excursions to places like Edinburgh, Stirling, and Loch Ness.

Shakespeare in Italy
University of Dallas
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Dates: July 10-27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 10th-12th graders
Cost: $6,000

The University of Dallas invites high school students interested in literature and history to participate its annual summer program, Shakespeare in Italy. Each summer, University of Dallas professors lead students through the most compelling works of Shakespeare's corpus in the midst of his most enchanting and breathtaking Italian settings. Like all of our summer programs, Shakespeare in Italy is based upon classical and classic texts from the University's Core Curriculum.

SPI Study Abroad
Study Programs International
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $1,275 to $6,000 + airfare

SPI: Study Programs International offers high quality language immersion & cultural programs exclusively for high school students. We believe traveling abroad develops independence and maturity by expanding student’s knowledge of the world and increasing their understanding of other cultures.

Suffolk Madrid Summer Program

Suffolk University - Madrid Campus
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Dates: July 1-21, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $2,900

When you spend your summer with Suffolk University Madrid Campus, you will: Learn Spanish in the capital of Spain. Explore Spain's cultural legacy in depth. Live like a local with the locals. Experience Madrid's cultural gems. Journey to picturesque sites around Spain. Savor an authentic taste of Spanish cuisine.

Summer Study Abroad for High School Students
Brown University
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Dates: June 23-July 6 (N. Ireland), July 21-August 10 (Costa Rica), July 14-August 4 (Greece), July 14-August 3 (Italy), & June 23-July 13 (Spain)
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Students who have completed 9th grade and are at least 16 years old
Cost: $6,600 to $8,254

This 3-week summer program offers immersion in the language, life, and culture of each of its destinations in partnership with local colleges and universities.  Each program offers a different academic focus.  No prior proficiency in the native language is required.  The language of instruction is English.

SYA Summer
School Year Abroad
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Dates: June 21-July 26 (China, Italy, Spain), & June 18-July 23 (France)
Deadline: Rolling admissions
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders who will have at least one year of Chinese or two years of French or Spanish
Cost: $6,250 + airfare

SYA Summer, an extension of School Year Abroad (SYA), is excited to offer five-week summer programs in China, France and Spain that run from June through July. Inspired by SYA, a pioneer in high school study abroad since 1964, SYA Summer is designed for students who are dedicated to dramatically improving their language proficiency. SYA Summer's focus on intensive language instruction and immersion in the culture enables you to make significant progress in the language while experiencing the sights and sounds of the city and country you are joining.

Traveling Academy
University of Chicago
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Dates: 6/21-7/12
Deadline: Rolling admission ending 4/15/14
Eligibility: Rising 10th-12th graders
Cost: $8,340

This unique interdisciplinary humanities course takes students to Greece where they have the extraordinary opportunity to study ancient Greek drama in its literary and social contexts and place of origin. A series of excursions both within and outside Athens supplement the core of the program on the island of Spetses and make the studies come alive as students examine the physical sites related to the works they read.

Tufts Summit
Tufts University
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Dates: June 30-July 26, 2013
Deadline: March 11, 2013
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors with at least 2 years of French
Cost: $5,550

A college-level course on international relations is only part of an exploration into the complexities of world cultures and global issues. French classes are complemented by living with a French host family, and experiencing French culture first hand. Extracurricular activities include hiking, swimming, and a variety of other outdoor activities.


Athletics

Adidas Tennis Camps
Adidas
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 9-18
Cost: $425 to $950

The adidas Tennis Camps were developed to provide athletes an opportunity to become better tennis players in a fun, positive atmosphere. Our campers learn from the best coaches in the sport and leave tennis camp with confidence and a passion to enjoy the “sport of a lifetime.” Join us this summer for better tennis, new friends, and the best week of your summer!

Peak Performance Soccer Academy
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $650

The mission of the PPA is simply to give high school soccer players an inside look into college soccer and to put those players in front of coaches from some of the soccer schools in the nation. With a coaching staff comprised of Amherst, Lafayette, Duke, BC, SMU, Georgetown, Northwestern, BU, and others, each and every player will be able to showcase their talents for the chance to someday represent those same schools at the highest collegiate level.

Sports Industry Management
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/29-7/6
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Georgetown will introduce you to the increasing career options in the sports industry—a $250 billion-a-year business that continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. You will go behind the scenes to learn how events on the field, in the front office and behind the camera are intricately linked to boardrooms, retail locations and homes around the country.

Student Athletic Training Conference
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine
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Dates: 5/31-6/1
Deadline: 5/16/14
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $110

This two-day conference is for high school students or graduating seniors interested in increasing their knowledge of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, or related sports medicine profession. The Student Athletic Training Conference features interactive lectures and labs focusing on the treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. All sessions are taught by Vanderbilt Sport Medicine Certified Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists.

Tiger Tennis
Sewanee: The University of the South
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Dates: June 2-7, June 9-14, June 16-21, & June 23-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 8-17
Cost: $775

There are two camps for all levels of play. Tiger Tennis Camp is a teaching camp for players of all levels emphasizing stroke production, patterns of play, and player development. Camp of Champions offers a competitive camp for tournament level players. Emphasis is on strategy, point building, and preparation for collegiate play.

Military Academies

Academy Introduction Mission
United States Coast Guard Academy
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Dates: July 7-13, 14-19, & 21-26, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors in good health and physical condition
Cost: $450

It is important that you make an informed decision about applying to and attending the Coast Guard Academy. Our Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program that gives you the chance to see if the Academy is right for you, and if you have what it takes to succeed. If you are selected, you will experience the rigor, discipline, and rewards of the Coast Guard Academy personally, just like a cadet, for one week in July following your junior year in high school. You meet faculty and staff, learn about our academic, military, and athletic programs, talk with cadets who have sailed the Eagle, flown aircraft, and started their leadership journey, and meet with Coast Guard professionals who are protecting our nation right now. If interested in this or any other service academy, please see Dr. Hagerty.
 
Naval Academy Summer Seminar
United States Naval Academy
Website
Dates: June 1-6, June 8-13, & June 15-20, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors with strong academic and extra-curricular performance in good health and physical condition
Cost: $350

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. The Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.

Summer Leaders Seminar
United States Military Academy
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Dates: June 1-7, 2013
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors
Cost: $400

The United States Military Academy conducts the Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS) for academically gifted high school juniors going into their senior year. The SLS is a weeklong program of academic workshops, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics. 800 highly talented high school juniors going into their senior year are invited to attend the SLS each year. The SLS is normally conducted in the first and second week of June. High school students who participate in the SLS are led and supervised by West Point cadets. If interested in this or any other service academy, please see Dr. Hagerty.

Summer Seminar
United States Air Force Academy
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Dates: June 9-14 & 16-21, 2013
Deadline: January 31, 2013
Eligibility: Rising seniors in good physical condition w/ 530 SAT Verbal, 520 SAT Math, and/or 23 ACT composite score
Cost: $300

Since opening its doors in 1954, the goal of this four-year military academy is to produce officers who have the knowledge, character, and motivation essential to leadership, pride in all they do and, above all else, commitment to serving their nation. Summer Seminar is a unique opportunity to see a realistic picture of what cadet life is about. At the end of the week, you will have a very clear understanding of the commitment necessary to attend the United States Air Force Academy and to become an Air Force officer. If interested in this or any other service academy, please see Dr. Hagerty.


Miscellaneous

ActionQuest Voyages
ActionQuest
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: voyages available for students 14 & under, 15-16, and 17 & up
Cost: $2,730 to $6,270

ActionQuest offers incredible adventure summer camps for teens. For over 30 years, AQ has consistently delivered high quality sailing, scuba diving, community service and marine biology camps. Through hands-on learning and adventure travel throughout the world, we have successfully ignited the inherent leadership skills within thousands of young adults.

Adventure Treks
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Varies by program - ages 12-19
Cost: $2,195 to $4,595

Adventure Treks is all about making memories, making friendships, and making more confident young men and women through amazing outdoor adventures.  Sometimes it is not easy to convince young people to take a risk and escape their comfortable lives at home.  But the world to be discovered with Adventure Treks is better, more playful, and infinitely more fun than the one left behind.  Our students witness scenery that takes their breath away.  They become a contributor and a central figure in a close community.  They make friendships that last long beyond the trip.  Here they truly discover themselves and are impressed with who they see.

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: July 28-August 2, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $670

Auburn University and the historic YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly have enjoyed a long relationship and are partnering together this summer to offer the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Camp in Black Mountain, North Carolina. This camp is offered to adventure-oriented rising 9th – 12th grade students and focuses on developing team building and leadership skill elements in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC. Create fun and lasting memories while completing the Team Development Course, Alpine Tower, Giant Swing, and Odyssey Course (with zipline). Explore the mountain’s 1,200 acres of woodlands with hikes on the High Windy Trail and mountain biking. Try your skills on the archery range, take afternoon swims, play basketball, or disc golf! There is also a Mountain Craft Shop where participants can try their Appalachian craftsmen skills making jewelry, pottery, candles, t-shirts and such.


Broadcast Journalism
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/22-6/29
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Be introduced to the changing media landscape right here in Washington, DC, a media artery complete with local, national and international newsrooms; thousands of correspondents; and world-renowned newspapers and TV and radio stations. Journalism is the record of the biggest events of our time. Learn to think and to work like a journalist. Improve your communication skills with your friends, family and potential future employers and professors.

Exploring Careers in Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising
Drexel University
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Dates: July 7-20, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Rising 12th graders
Cost: $3,000

For two exciting weeks, come live on our campus and explore “hands-on” the fields of Fashion Design, or Design & Merchandising. You will attend classes taught by Drexel faculty studios and labs used by our very own students. In studios will spend valuable time sketching and designing products, projects, and more. Field trips will give you an insider's look at top retailers, designer boutiques and yes, even upscale merchants to discover where fashion and merchandising meet. You will even get to create the beginnings of your own personal design portfolio that can play an important role in applying to college.

Explosives Camp
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Dates: June 2-7, June 9-14, & June 16-21, 2013
Deadline: TBA
Eligibility: Rising 11th & 12th graders at least 16 years old
Cost: $1,350

At Explosives Camp you will get the unique opportunity to have hands-on learning experience with explosives: the first and only camp of its kind.  The program will comprise a variety of lectures, demonstrations, handling and shooting explosives, field trips, projects, and culminate in the setup and shooting of a fireworks display.  It will encompass detonators, high explosives, blasting agents, rock blasting, display fireworks, and demolition.  You will have a behind-the-scenes look at how explosives are used in industry and in entertainment.  But the number one thing that you will do at the Summer Explosives Camp is have fun!

FISH Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 23-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: High school students age 15-18
Cost: $589

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department are offering Fish Camp 2012! This camp will consist of five days of intense fun and hands-on activities blended into a creative learning experience that provides the broadest possible exposure to natural resources careers with an emphasis on aquaculture, fisheries, and aquatic ecology.This camp involves a lot of field/outdoor activity and is a great opportunity to learn from Auburn's renowned fisheries, aquaculture, and aquatic ecology professionals.

Fundamentals of Law: The American Legal System
Georgetown University
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Dates: July 7-August 10, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $5,984

This program combines theoretical and hands-on clinical explorations of domestic and international justice systems with the goal of better understanding how courts and the legal system impact the resolution of conflict. After completing this program, you will be more prepared for ethical and responsible citizenship in the field of law; connected with others of different backgrounds and philosophies in the government, business and nonprofit sectors; and energized about the democratic system. The program ends with a trial simulation taking students through a trial where they will assume the role of an attorney.

Korean Cultural Experience Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: July 21-26, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 6th-12th graders
Cost: $625

Experience aspects of the Korean culture, "Gangnam Style" right here in Auburn! Learn the fundamentals of the Korean language, experience traditions in art and history, and engage in cultural games and activities. Facilitated by the Office of International Programs, this camp is open to rising 6th - 12th graders  (Note:  there will two cohorts:   6th – 8th grade and 9th-12th grade). 

Law
Georgetown University
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Dates: 6/22-6/29 & 7/27-8/3
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

Through lectures, field trips and discussion sections, you will learn about and see firsthand how laws are adjudicated and administered. From corporate attorneys and prosecutors to politicians and a sitting Supreme Court justice, many of the nation's lawmakers, administrators and interpreters received their educations at Georgetown. Woven into the introduction to jurisprudence that students receive here is a thorough examination of the most vexing issues of our day and a look at how America's legal institutions change as popular values, standards and perspectives evolve. The program ends with a final project; a complete mock trial at Georgetown University's Law School.

Law Camp
Lipscomb University
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Dates: June 24-28, 2013
Deadline: Rolling admisison ending June 1
Eligibility: Current 9th-12th graders
Cost: $500

This experiential law camp is like no other. Come broaden your understanding of today’s legal systems and receive a deeper exposure to contemporary social justice issues. We put you in touch with today’s leaders setting the standards in law, justice and society.

Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy
Middlebury College
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Dates: June 23-July 18, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Current 7th-12th graders
Cost: $5,995 to $6,295

Vermont's Middlebury College leads the world in language learning. With its affiliate, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury has created the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. Whether you study French, Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic, you'll join us in a total commitment to living and learning the language. Along with classes, small-group study, and individual help, you'll enjoy athletics and outdoor fun, creative projects, cultural activities, special events, and field trips—all in the language you're learning. Every moment of the day becomes a chance to learn, practice, and move ahead.

National Security and Counterintelligence
Georgetown University
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Dates: 7/20-7/27
Deadline: Rolling
Cost: $2,595

What government tactics are appropriate and legal to protect Americans from terrorism? How do our intelligence organizations find out about terrorist plots? What price should Americans pay in compromised civil liberties for security? What does the public need to know and what should be kept secret? Led by an esteemed faculty that includes a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Georgetown is a center of discussion about the national security issues and challenges brought on by rapid globalization and terrorist threats.

ND Vision
University of Notre Dame
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Dates: Several sessions available
Deadline: Rolling admission ending May 18
Eligibility: Current 8th-12th graders
Cost: $350

ND Vision is committed to helping young people recognize God's call in their lives and respond to that call with courage and faith. Since 2002, thousands of high school students have come to Notre Dame's campus to take part in this unique experience. In 2008, participants from across the nation will join together at ND Vision to ask important questions about life, faith, their own gifts, and the ways in which we are each called to be the change we want to see in the world.


North Carolina Outward Bound
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Varies by program, ages 12-30
Cost: $1,445 to $9,575

Outward Bound is the oldest, largest and most recognized wilderness education organization in the world. Our classrooms are set in the wilderness and are designed for building technical outdoor skill, developing leadership and teamwork. Expeditions run year-round in North Carolina, Florida, Bahamas and internationally. For over 40 years North Carolina Outward Bound has been a powerful way to reconnect with your inner strengths and potential.

Penn Law Summer Program
University of Pennsylvania
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Dates: June 30-July 27, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 16-19
Cost: $6,895

Penn Law Summer Program gives rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college freshmen and sophomores a chance to try law school at a world-class university.  Over four weeks students experience the Socratic Method, visit law firms and court rooms, craft persuasive arguments and develop leadership skills through collaborative teamwork.



Project Design (Fashion & Interior Design)
Auburn University
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Dates: July 14-19, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $635

Working with College of Human Sciences faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Consumer Affairs, Project Design Week participants will experience a fun-filled week of various hands-on activities having to do with the design and merchandising of apparel, interiors, and accessories. Field trips, guest speakers, computer-aided design projects, creative design opportunities, and team-building activities will provide a wide variety of new and eye-opening educational experiences. No prior preparation or classes are required.

REAL Cents REAL Change Summer Camp
Auburn University
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Dates: June 16-21, 2013
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Ages 13-18
Cost: $549

Want to feel confident about how to manage money at any stage of your life? Want to empower yourself while helping others? Want to leverage your natural talents, skills, and treasures to benefit others? Want to learn how to create a lasting legacy? Let's get REAL! AND make positive things happen! The REAL Cents REAL Change Summer Camp is a week-long residential camp produced by the Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and College of Human Sciences that empowers teens (ages 13-18) through education, leadership and philanthropy. Throughout REAL Cents REAL Change? Summer Camp, teen participants will learn the basic skills of financial management and how to maximize their philanthropic impact.

SeaTrek Voyages
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Dates: Several voyages available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Varies by trip - Ages 12-18+
Cost: $3,850 to $6,850

Whether you’re interested in marine biology summer camps for teens, summer sailing programs, summer diving programs, or just the all around adventure summer programs, you’ve come to the right spot! SeaTrek offers tropical adventure summer camp programs for teens in the British Virgin Islands. We welcome jr. high, high school and college aged students. Voyages revolve around hands-on sailing, learning to scuba dive, and marine biology for teens. All of our educational experiences are geared toward adventure, leadership, growth, and fun.

The Summer Academy
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Dates: Several programs available
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Varies by program
Cost: $1,575 to $18,500

Embry-Riddle's Summer Academy programs are residential programs at the Daytona Beach campus that introduce the technology of today to the aviators and astronauts of tomorrow.  Students live in on-campus dormitories under the supervision of approved chaperones and share their initial experience of university living with other young people their age.

Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
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Dates: July 2-13, July 16-27, & July 30-August 20, 2012
Deadline: Rolling admission ending June 30
Eligibility: Current high school students
Cost: $2,959

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. Spend two weeks this summer on the Boston University campus in a unique program that will teach you the basics of investigative reporting. Starting on day one you’ll work on investigative stories that could be published in your school newspaper or in major media outlets around New England. You’ll study with award-winning local and national journalists, including university faculty, and spend one morning each week visiting area newsrooms. You’ll learn the critical thinking and writing skills essential for college admission.

Summer Villages
Concordia Language Villages
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Dates: Several one- to four-week programs available
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Varies by program - ages 7-18
Cost: $805 to $4,065

For decades, youth have been growing up, spreading their wings and discovering the world at Concordia Language Villages. Our Summer Villages are a powerful combination of world language immersion, new cultural experiences and summer camp fun. With more than 150 sessions to choose from, locations at our own sites, at leased retreat centers and summer camps, our Summer Villages welcome you!


Semester- and Year-Long Programs


AFS Intercultural Programs
Official Website
Dates: Several year-long, semester-long and summer programs

AFS-USA sends more than 1,500 students to more than 40 countries each year; awards more than $1.5 million in financial aid and scholarships annually; places more than 2,800 students from abroad U.S. families; and is supported by approximately 5,000 AFS Volunteers in the U.S. and 30,000 volunteers around the world.

Alexander Muss High School in Israel
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Alexander Muss High School in Israel, known to most as AMHSI or just HSI, is a study abroad program in Israel for high school students.  This is a high school unlike any other, where education is imparted through experience and history is infused into everything you do.  While keeping up with classes from your home school and gaining important college preparatory skills, you will also be learning about Israel through first-hand experience.  In Israel, your "classroom" is the land itself as you travel to the places where history was made.

City Year
Website
Eligibility: High school graduates ages 17-24
Cost: Participants receive a weekly stipend and a college scholarship

City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these young leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in 18 US locations and Johannesburg, South Africa. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.

Dual Enrollment Program
Aquinas College
Official Website
Eligibility: Must have completed sophomore year and have a 3.2 GPA

Aquinas College offers juniors and seniors in high school a head start on college. Take a class. Take two. You get the college credit at reduced tuition. You will also receive a Scholarship to Aquinas College should you decide to pursue a degree with us once you graduate from high school.

Group Semesters Abroad & Latitudes
Carpe Diem Education
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Dates: Semester and year-long (latitudes) programs
Deadline: Rolling admission
Eligibility: Ages 17 & up
Cost: $7,900 to $17,900

Carpe Diem's study abroad programs are designed to safely challenge every student. Through service, travel, community and cultural exchange - our students receive a unique and personal insight into themselves and the cultures they live within while also giving back through service in every country we travel. Our leaders are trained to facilitate personal growth and learning within the structure of an academic semester; this combination has proven the best way to open the eyes of Carpe Diem students to the forgotten side of the developing world. We challenge our students by consciously teaching them how to be better group leaders and better self-leaders – and how to safely travel independently anywhere in the world.

International Student Exchange Programs
ASSE
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You have probably felt the urge to do something different. To chart your own path. Life isn’t only about what you see and do in your own country, hometown or school, or even with your friends. What is beyond? You need to challenge yourself, to take a chance. For a school year (or even for a few weeks) you can dare to be different!  What makes an exchange student different? When someone leaves the familiar behind and plunges into the unknown, he or she is showing a commitment to understanding other people, to learning about the world in a way that textbooks and school assignments never reveal. A year spent abroad is a year that will redefine your world.


The Mountain School
Milton Academy
Official Website
Dates: Semester program
Application Deadline: February 9, 2009
Eligibility: Must be a junior when you attend Mountain School
Tuition: $20,195

The Mountain School of Milton Academy is an independent semester program that provides high school juniors the opportunity to live and work on an organic farm in rural Vermont. Each semester the Mountain School draws 45 high-achieving students from all over the country. Courses provide a demanding, integrated learning experience that takes full advantage of the school's small size and mountain campus. While living with teachers in small houses, students help to make important decisions concerning how we live together and manage the farm. Every semester a group of 60 people from varying backgrounds works to create a trusting atmosphere where everyone belongs and every voice matters. Admission is selective.

The Oxbow School
Official Website
Dates: Semester program
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors
Tuition: $20,300

The Oxbow School is a unique, interdisciplinary semester program for high-school students. Our mission is to strengthen students' abilities in creative and critical inquiry by combining rigorous studio art practice with innovative academics. Our vision is for Oxbow students to develop a stronger sense of identity, self-worth, and the confidence to embrace the responsibility for their own learning and lives.

Rocky Mountain Semester

High Mountain Institute
Official Website
Dates: Fall semester or spring semester
Application Deadline: March 1 for both semesters with rolling admission thereafter
Eligibility: School is for 11th graders
Tuition: $19,750 (includes room & board)

The Rocky Mountain Semester (RMS) is a unique opportunity for juniors and some seniors in high school to spend a semester living, traveling, and studying in the mountains of central Colorado and the canyons of southeastern Utah. In essence, the RMS combines some of the best qualities of an academic program at a rigorous boarding school with the adventure of a summer backpacking expedition.

Tennessee Governor's Academy
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Official Website
Dates: Year-long program
Application Deadline: March 4, 2009
Eligibility: Juniors and seniors (while at Academy) who are talented in science and mathematics
Cost: Free

Have you figured out that teaching and learning happen all the time, not just in a classroom?  If you understand there are no walls or boundaries to the knowledge you can acquire, then Tennessee Governor’s Academy is the right place and the right educational experience for you.  We encourage you to explore a setting where the approach to teaching, learning, and growing is unconventional and seriously cutting-edge.  It’s where exceptionally curious, highly proficient Tennessee students gather to finish their high school careers – and start the rest of their lives.