Summer Programs

Many parents have inquired about summer enrichment program options for their children. We will post all of the information on these programs that come through our office.

Summer @ Rensselaer, Credit Courses are available to academically qualified and talented high school students. Summer enrichment programs allow elementary, middle, and high school students the chance to participate in noncredit programs that stimulate their minds and exercise their bodies. For additional information visit


Materials “Day” Camp at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for students entering their Junior or Senior year, students involved in math, science and industrial technology classes, students who are highly motivated, inquisitive learners with interest in the field of engineering. See your guidance counselor of visit for additional information.


Hofstra University Honors College Summer Scholars Program is a four-week opportunity for motivated students who have completed their sophomore or junior year to sample college life, earn college credits, explore various career paths, experience the rich culture of New York City and the local area. For more information or to download an application visit


Acting Abroad is pleased to announce that we are making available scholarship awards of up to 75% of the cost of tuition to our program, The Summer Actors Intensive 2008 in Normandy, France. This is a wonderful opportunity for motivated high school students to combine a travel abroad experience with the serious study of acting. I encourage you to take a look at our website:

The award is open to any student grades 9-12 who has a solid academic record and a desire to further their study of acting. The amount of the award will be decided on an individual basis taking both academic achievement and financial need into account.
Interested students should email Andrea Porter, Artistic Director, at Instructions on how to apply will be sent by return email. There is no application deadline. However, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will be accepting applications and offering awards on an ongoing basis until the program is full.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Individual Enrichment Summer Program June 25th – July 19th. During the Summer Seminar students live and study on campus as an introduction to the fall semester. Students complete placement tests upon arrival and are placed in some of the following courses: writing math, and learning strategies. An application is available in Guidance or at

Union College is offering Summer Science Workshop for talented high-school students interested in science and health professions. Students must be 10th or 11th graders who will have completed both biology and chemistry before the program begins. Faculty will teach three short courses on Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Bioengineering and Computer Technology. Application deadline is March 14, 2008.

Alfred University has several exciting summer programs for high school students: Astronomy, Business, Creative Writing, Theater, Women’s Leadership, Computer Engineering, Girls Basketball, Equestrian, Swimming and Art Portfolio Prep. Additional information is available in Guidance or online at

University of Virginia 4 Star Summer Camps A program for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12. Two and four week sessions are available. Stimulating and rewarding classes, fun and excitement outside the classroom, evening activities, golf and tennis sessions available. Apply by May 1st. Additional information available in Guidance

Boston University High School Honors and Summer Challenge If you are like most high school students, you can’t wait for college. Here’s your chance to get started early. This summer you could write your first screenplay, make your foray into the business world, or peer into the human genome. Maybe you’ll discover your major. High School Honors June 29th – August 8th a full six-week undergraduate program. Student enroll in regular BU courses and ear college credits or pursue scientific research. Summer Challenge Session 1: June 15-27; Session 2 July 6-18; Session 3 July 27-Aug 8 A two-week program that allows students to explore to topics of their choice in specially designed, non-credit seminars.

The 4th Annual “Materials Camp” at RPI July 7th to July 11th for students entering their Junior or Senior year in 2008, students involved in math, science and industrial technology classes, must be highly motivated, inquisitive learners with math and science aptitude. A full-week of hands-on principles of applied math, physics, and chemistry. Cost: Students receive FEE meals, tuition, entertainment and knowledge. Deadline for applications is March 31st.

Attention Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors – The Junior Statesmen Summer School is seeking outstanding students who have a passionate interest in politics and current events. The Junior Statesmen Summer School program includes three core components: A rigorous curriculum, student debates, and exciting speakers’ program. The program is offered on the campuses of Princeton, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

Alfred University Summer Programs for high school students. Summer Theater Institute July 6-17, 2008. The Program offers opportunities to experiment, create, and train in a range of theater areas; costumes, scenery, lighting, props, stage managing, acting, movement for actors, voice for actors, and text analysis. The second program is Computer Engineering Camp July 6-10, 2008. This program offers computing experiences for both basic and advanced students. Students learn at their own pace, on their own computers. Creative and practical programming will be covered, but emphasis is on having fun. Application deadline: March 17, 2008.

Pratt Summer 2008 – Why should you attend? Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies, develop your skills through college-level coursework, use a variety of tools, materials and techniques, develop work for your portfolio, meet other students who share your interests.

Siena College High School Scholars Program – Students will explore new subject areas, possible career opportunities, and experience a college campus. Three credit-courses normally would cost $1350 students selected for this program will receive a tuition discount. The cost to each student will only be $450, plus the cost of textbooks. Summer Session Dates: June 16 to July 11, 2008.

Summer @ Rensselaer is available online at The web site provides information on specific course and program offerings, support services, and links to information and resources across campus.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) is a challenging six-week summer program June 18-August 2, 2008 that prepares promising rising high school seniors for careers in engineering and science. If you’re selected for the program, you’ll spend six weeks at MIT immersed in campus life and it’s free, you will be responsible for transportation to and from MIT. To apply got to

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Summer Music Program for Young Artists ages 15-18. The programs fun from June 29-August 9, 2008. The following are offered: Orchestra, Vocal Program, Wind Ensemble, Piano Program, composition Program, and Harp Seminar. Workshops are offered in flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium, double bass, percussion, and string quartet. Students must submit the application, complete an audition, provide up to two recommendations and pay the $65 fee. All material can be found at

Stanford University High school Summer College for current high school juniors and seniors June 21-August 17, 2008. Participants explore the sciences, humanities, arts, and languages. Students earn Stanford University credit; meet with faculty and admission officers. Online application available via

Michigan Math & Science Scholars High School Summer Program June 29-July 11, 2008 and July 13-July 25, 2008. This program is designed to expose high school students to current developments and research in the sciences. For additional information or to apply go to

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC),, offers a fantastic opportunity for graduating seniors who intend to pursue an education and profession oriented toward science, mathematics, engineering, or medicine. The NYSC is a residential science education program that honors and challenges the two most promising high school science students from each state. Applications are due by February 18, 2008. More information and applications may be found at

Buffalo State College Regional Math/Science Upward Bound Program. This a FREE six-week math and science enrichment program for current high school sophomores and juniors. Students will be provided travel to Buffalo State College, room and board, all classes and activities. Find Out More-

Saint Rose Summer Academy for students entering grades 6 thru 10. A list of courses offered are: art, cultural passport, writing, performing arts, science & technology, and theater program.

WPI has two summer programs: STRIVE, a program designed to enable African American, Latino and American Indian students to explore engineering, math and science fields of study and WUNDERS, Women Understanding new Dimensions in Engineering Related Science, which is a hands-on exploration of engineering, math and science for young women.

Clemson University is offering a Summer Science, Engineering and Architecture Enrichment Program for gifted middle and high school students. This program is for students interested in the basic sciences and to create interest in the fields of science and architecture. Students will participate in a variety of social and cultural activities as a Clemson student.

Free Journalism Classes at Princeton for students entering their Junior or Senior year. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrated an interest in journalism, and family income must not exceed $45,000. This program is designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country. Students live on campus and will meet with the Princeton University’s president and the school’s dean of admissions. All application materials are available at

Carnegie Mellon Summer of Exploration. Discover Carnegie Mellon if you are going to be a junior or senior in high school. Consider spending six weeks in one of their seven distinct Pre-College programs. You will have the opportunity to take college courses and meet people from all over the world. The program runs June 30th to August 10th. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2007.

Summer Programs at The Putney School, which is located in Southern Vermont. The workshops offered at Putney provide opportunities for young people to experience personal growth, achievement in their chosen areas of interest in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Creative Writing and Program for International Education. Sessions 1 is June 24th to July 13th and Session 2 July 15th to August 3rd. For additional information log on to

University of Connecticut School of Engineering conducts two summer programs: Engineering 2000, a one-week program for 10th and 11th grade students and the daVinci program for high school and middle school science, math and technology (SMAT) teachers. The University offers four-year scholarships, half tuition scholarships. Please refer to their web site, for d

Rochester Institute of Technology 16th Annual College & Careers program is an exciting opportunity for students who will be entering their senior year. Students will explore academic and career options working with RIT students and faculty. This program runs July 21-22 and August 4-5. Online registration will begin in June at for additional information visit the website at

Polytechnic University’s Center for Youth Engineering & Science (YES Center) has two summer programs for high school students. The Summer Research Institute provides talented high school students with educational opportunities in science, engineering and math beyond those regularly available. The Mathematics Institute & SAT Prep Programs is designed to help increase SAT scores and includes hands on introduction to engineering.

Springfield College Athletic Training Workshop for students interested in careers in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Injury prevention, evaluation, management of athletic injuries, lectures and demonstrations, reconditioning, sports safety training and CPR training will be offered. Workshop will run July 23 – July 27, 2006.

Landmark College Summer Programs – A 3-week high school program July 9 – July 28 for rising high school Juniors and Seniors, a 2-week transition program July 23 – August 5 for college bound 2006 Graduates and July 30 – August 12 for 2006 Graduates undecided about their future plans. Students learn to better understand their personal learning style and differences. For a downloadable booklet and application go to

University of Virginia 4 Star Summer Camps – A program for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12. Two and four week sessions are available. Stimulating and rewarding classes, fun and excitement outside the classroom, evening activities, golf and tennis sessions available. Apply by May 1st.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has a summer program for soon to be juniors and seniors. Would you like to spend the summer designing robots or testing model aircrafts in a wind tunnel? Splice DNA of investigate black holes? Interested in Video Game Design? The WPI Frontiers Program may be perfect for you. The program runs July 9-21, 2006 and the cost is $2100. Additional information available in Guidance.

Boston University Award-winning summer program – The Institute for Television, Film & Radio Production (ITRP) will run from July 10 through August 11, 2006. Learn media production from working professionals in a hands-on program. Tuition and Fees are $4391 which includes tuition, room, board, and health services. Applications are due by May 1, 2006.

Boston University Summer Program – Boston University is offering two exciting residential programs. High School Honors is right for you if: you are a junior in high school and ready to study and earn credits at a college level; Summer Challenge Program is right for you if: you are currently a freshman, sophomore or junior and want to preview college life and coursework.

Boston University offers a Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists From July 1st to August 11thPROMYS will offer an experience in creative mathematical exploration for 70 ambitious high school students. This six-week residential program is $2,400 per student (financial assistance is available). Applications are available at

Norwich University Future Leader Camp – available for both male and female high school students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, GPA of 2.5% or above and meet other physical requirements. Session 1: June 25th to July 8th; Session 2 July 16th to July 29th. Tuition is $1455, which includes room, meals, uniforms, boots, CPR Certification & Travel during camp

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM. This program is for gifted middle and high school students. This program is designed to stimulate interest in the basic sciences and architecture. Students will also participate in a variety of social and cultural activities that will give them a taste of life as a Clemson student. Students must be in the top 10 percents of their class have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2006. Additional information is available in the Guidance Office

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is designed to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups
underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities and
women. Students (Grades 10-12) spend 8 weeks in the summer working
alongside their mentor who is a fisheries professional in their local
Maximum Award: Participants receive a $3,000 scholarship paid out in 6 installments over the summer months. Eligibility: all sophomore, junior, and senior high school students
regardless of race, creed, or gender. Because the principal goal of the program is to increase diversity within the fisheries professions,
preference will be given to qualified women and minority applicants. Website: Deadline: February 15, 2006.

University of Notre Dame – Summer School – Summer Experience challenges students academically and personally and is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year who are at least 16 years old. For two weeks, students will study with Notre Dame faculty, live in residence halls, and live, to the fullest extent possible, the life of a college student. In addition to weekday classes, Summer Experience includes evening and weekend workshops, recreational and cultural events, field trips, spiritual activities, and community service work. The cost of the program is $2,200, inclusive of tuition, housing and meals, field trips and extracurricular activities as well as access to all campus facilities. Scholarship assistance for qualifying students may be available. Students who are interested in Notre Dame as a prospective college choice, may find this an excellent opportunity to experience college life and Notre Dame firsthand. Applications are available on-line at

Marist College Summer Business Institute – The School of Management at Marist College is offering high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to attend their Summer Business Institute. Session I will begin on Saturday, July 8th, and run through Thursday, July 20th. Session II will begin Saturday July 22nd and run through Thursday, August 3rd. Each class is limited to 25 students, and the deadline for applications is February 1st. For further information you can contact Dr. Ron Wood, at 845-575-3225 or

Introductory-level undergraduate courses offered to students with a GPA of 85 or higher.

Summer enrichment program for students entering grades 10, 11 or 12.

Putney, VT – Summer programs for High school juniiors and seniors with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other specific learning differences to prepare these students for college.

Summer Sessions offered to high school students. Flexible scheduling and ease of enrollment, students can register simply and readily control their pace of study.

SIENA SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS PROGRAM -Juniors and seniors selected for the program will receive a letter grade and full college credit for a completed course for $350, plus cost of the test book. Objective of the program is to allow students to explore new subject areas, to explore possible career opportunities and to provide students with college campus experience. More info: ConEd@Siena.Edu

CLARKSON YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM weeklong summer program from July 10-16 at a cost of $795 which includes room, board, field trips and activity fees. Students who are selected to participate and meet the university’s admission requirements will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year) towards tuition if they attend Clarkson University full time for undergraduate education. More info:

YSP challenges students to make full use of their intellectual gifts and to develop their creative, analytical, problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills. The program requires that students tackle a topic that has no defined answer. Format allows students to be creative and to look at the assigned problem from a variety of perspectives before deciding on a course of action.

Essay of approx. 250-300 words that demonstrates qualities: love learning, intellectually curious, can work collaboratively with others, highly motivated, can handle risk and uncertainty, have a good work ethic and have other outstanding qualities that qualify them for the program. Deadline is May 20. For more information,

The Center for Power Electronic Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has summer opportunities available to a limited number (3-5) of high school students to get a first hand look at how we can change the future of electricity use. Five universities are working cooperatively with the National Science Foundation.

Interested students need to submit: Short paragraph explaining why they are interested in this opportunity; transcript; and letter of support from high school science, math, or technology teacher. Materials due May 15. Successful participants will receive a nominal stipend for their participation in this one week program which is tentatively scheduled for June 27 – July 1. More info at

Summer Session programs for high school students to earn college credit. Students can select from more than 150 offerings in the arts and sciences, including 16 languages, and undergraduate business courses. More info at

Scranton, PA Summer 3-Credit Courses; Distance Learning Summer Residency Program; and Music Camp all available for juniors and seniors. e-mail:

Summer Academy – grades 6-10 Science & Technology, Music, Art, Theater, Writing and Customs of Various Cultures. Call 454-5143 or

Program offers a challenging, dynamic academic experience to students who have a passion for
politics and

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts The MCLA Summer Individual Enrichment Program. This program is designed to support students with academic potential, the IE Summer Seminar enables students to ease their individual adjustment into college life while providing them an opportunity to meet faculty, collegiate staff, and other new students. While the Seminar is cost-free for most participants, students who do not meet at least one of the three criteria (first generation college student, low-income, and documented with disability) may still attend but will be charged a fee approximately $2,500.00-$3,100.00. This will cover tuition and books. You can pick up additional information in the guidance office. Applications can be downloaded from

Department of Special Programs offers sophomores, juniors, and seniors opportunity to experience excitement and challenge of college life through 4 different programs.

Georgetown University 2006 Summer College for High School Juniors – Summer College for High School Juniors. First session June 4th – July 8th; second session July 9th – August 12th. This program offers outstanding high school student the opportunity to expand their studies with college courses taken in an intensive yet supportive college environment. Juniors will live on campus, attend class with Georgetown undergraduate students, and are encouraged to take advantage of the many resources available in our nation’s capital.

Summer Programs for students in grades 10-12: Astronomy, Business, Science & Engineering, Swimming and Writing

Alfred University summer Program This program is designed for high school students interested in learning how to be successful entrepreneurs. 20-25 students will be accepted. The program will run June 25th to June 29th and the cost is $525. Additional information is available in the Guidance Office.

Summer pre-college programs:
Advanced Placement/Early Admission
Art, Design, Drama, Music

13-day Summer Business Institute for juniors to earn 3-college credits

Precollege Summer Camps Students between ages of 14 and 21
Video game creation, visualization, and production

Summer programs at Oxford University, Cambridge University and L’Academie de Paris


Young Writers Workshop July 20-31

Earn 4 college credits in Pratt’s pre-college program.

Writers Workshop for talented high school writers

Music Horizons Summer Jazz Studies
Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition

Frontiers, summer program for juniors and seniors

WPI GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science)
One week, on campus, for girls grades 10-12.

Summer Music Sessions: Bass, Percussion,
Saxophone, String, Guitar Programs

BOSTON UNIVERSITY PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists) Intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration

Summer Experience in the classroom -ssk
Leadership Institute offered to challenge
exceptional high school students.

Summer of Exploration – Pre College Programs: AP/Early Admission, Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, and Music

Arts & Sciences Courses
Language Study and Overseas Programs
Professional Advancement

Cornell University Summer College Explore Architecture, Art, Business, College Success, Communication, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, Law and Legal Professions, Life Sciences, Medicine and Health Professions, Psychology, Science and Biological Research, Veterinary Medicine, and Writing. Visit now and find out what Cornell University’s award-winning Summer College Programs for High School Students have to offer you.

Cornell University Summer College Programs Cornell University is offering several partial scholarships to deserving high school juniors who could not otherwise attend the summer college six-week program. A summer college experience for talented high school students who can experience college life by taking courses, study with faculty, explore majors and career options and live on campus. Applications and additional information is available in the Guidance Office.

Harvard University Summer Program As a Secondary Student you will find Harvard summer experience challenging, rewarding, and exciting both academically and personally. The Harvard summer experience is open to high school students who have completed their senior, junior and sophomore year. You can choose from a 4 unit course that will run June 24-July 21 or an 8 unit course that runs June 24-August 18. Financial Aide but limited, early application is strongly advised. For additional information you can call 617-495-3192; email; or pick up a postcard in the guidance office.

Residential College Programs for
High School Students in one-week mini courses, three-week session and five-week session

Summer Programs in Studio Art and Art Education

National High School Institute Summer Programs for high school students:
Film & Video, Forensics, Theatre Arts and Policy Debate

Summer Programs for Students completing Grades 10-12: Humanities, Sciences & Social
Studies, Production and Workshop

Acceleration Program in Art
Summer Dance Workshop

EDGE (Educating Girls for Engineering) Summer Workshop for high school girls
Toys and Tools for Disabled Children

Travel in Israel – A year of volunteering
and study in Israel