Summer Enrichment (9-12)


UMass Amherst Summer Programs

Have you seen the new additions to our lineup of pre-college programs?

  • Biotech Boot Camp (July 10 – 16)
  • White Mountain Summer Dance Festival (July 10 – 30)
  • Sports Broadcasting (July 24 – 30)
  • Investigating Genetic Engineering & GMOs (July 24 – 30)
  • Science of Water & Watersheds (July 24 – Aug. 6)

For a full list of programs, dates, and descriptions CLICK HERE

Naval Academy Summer Seminar 

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. 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.

Tuition for NASS is $450. The tuition covers room and board, as well as a variety of materials. Each student is responsible for arranging transportation to and from the Naval Academy.

2016 Session Dates

Session 1: June 4-9

Session 2: June 11-16

Session 3: June 18-23

For more information about this great opportunity to begin the application process CLICK HERE

Naval Academy Summer STEP Program

STEM Program attendees engage in project-based modules and hands-on design activities. This program will bring the latest in technological advances to the classroom and lab sessions with topics such as: Energy and Light, Infrastructure, Transportation and Cybersecurity, Simulation and Modeling, Flight and Fluids, Biometrics and Robotics,and Automation. During the Summer STEM Program, students will be exposed to all of the available STEM majors at USNA.

The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 9th-11th Graders. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT results. Selection is based in large part on ensuring geographic representation along with overall accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Application will close April 15th. All applicants will be notified of their status by May 1st.

All students selected to participate will be required to pay $550 which will include room and board, meals, as well as a variety of materials. Each student is responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the Naval Academy.

2106 Summer Sessions

Session 1 for Rising 9th graders: June 6-11

Session 2 for Rising 10th graders: June 13-18

Session 3 for Rising 11th graders: June 20-24

For more information about this program and to being the application process CLICK HERE

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute (Bryant University – Smithfield, RI)

This program is an exciting and educational week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society.

Participants will:

  • Take part in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving exercises with Bryant faculty, staff, and PwC accounting professionals.
  • Spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and talk with professionals who perform a surprising variety of functions in the field of accounting.
  • Experience college life by living in a residence hall on the Bryant campus.

This program will take place from June 26, 2016 – July 1, 2016

Except for transportation to Bryan University, there is NO FEE for this program

CLICK HERE to learn about this incredible opportunity and to begin the application process

Summer Scholars: Actuarial Science (Levanon Valley College – Annville, PA)
An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical and financial tools to help identify and manage risk, so it’s a great career for students who are strong mathematically and are interested in business, finance, or economics.

The actuarial science summer camp is a week-long intensive program for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial work. In 2016 we’re offering two sections of the camp, one from June 26, 2016 to July 1, 2016 and another from July 10, 2016 to July 15, 2016. We’ll begin accepting applications on January 15, 2016.

During the week students live on campus in a dormitory with Resident Assistants who are current LVC students. They eat their meals at Mund Student Center and have access to college facilities, including the gym and pool. The camp fee is $900* and it covers all camp-related expenses including room, board, and access to campus facilities.

For information about this program and to begin the application process CLICK HERE

Duke University Summer Sessions

Duke offers Summer College for high school students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit and Summer Academy for high school students (grades 9-12) for personal enrichment. 

The Summer College runs from July 10, 2016 to August 5, 2016. For more information about the Summer College program and to begin the application process CLICK HERE

The Summer Academy runs from July 16, 2016 to August 5, 2016. For more information about the Summer Academy program and to begin the application process CLICK HERE

The Encampment Summer Program – Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)

The Encampment is a social justice leadership program in which youth ages 15-18 years old from around the country develop, live and participate in democratic community. They come from very diverse ethnic, racial, economic, sexual orientations in additional to different regions in the country. They take workshops, have recreational activities and do volunteer work. This year the program will be held in Amherst, MA and the youth will do a volunteer project at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

The program will take place from July 5, 2016 – July 26, 2016. Applicants must be between 15 and 18 years old.

Topics covered include experiential learning, community engagement, youth development, participatory action research, the arts and social media, and democracy and discourse.

Below is a video detailing the 2015 experience of The Encampment Program in Mississippi

For more information about this program and the application process CLICK HERE

Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars Program (University of Chicago)

This program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience. Outstanding students who share the Neubauers’ commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply. 

Selected students will receive a full scholarship to live on campus and participate in one of two exciting Summer Session Insight courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness or Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. The scholarship covers tuition for the course, room and board, residential and student life fees, and the cost of travel to and from campus. Students will also engage with the city of Chicago and participate in college application workshops led by the Office of College Admissions.

This program will take place from June 18, 2016 – July 8, 2016. Applicants must be current juniors for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

For more information about this program and to being the application process CLICK HERE


Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy 

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is excited to announce a new opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills and also give them real-life field experiences.

This intensive one-week (July 31st – August 6th, 2016) certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:
•    Aerospace
•    Biomedical
•    Civil
•    Computer
•    Electrical
•    Forensic
•    Mechanical

Eligible students must:
•    Be between the ages of 16-18
•    Have completed courses in precalculus and physics
•    Submit an online application

Interested in learning more?

Join for a live webinar on January 29, 2106 at 9:30 a.m. EST
Watch an information session
Visit the Engineering Summer Academy website

Please contact Diane Quesnelle at with any questions 


Temple’s Summer Owls Leadership Experience for High School Students

For motivated and academically talented high school sophomores and juniors seeking a fulfilling and challenging summer program:

Temple University will hold its first Summer Owls Leadership Experience on campus from July 13 to August 2.
Students in the program will:

  • choose one three-credit college course in business, media and communication, health professions or science, taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable Temple faculty.
  • live in a residence hall for three weeks and participate in programs outside the classroom with other high school students in a safe and supervised program.
  • engage in leadership and college-preparation workshops.
  • explore Philadelphia through field trips and expeditions.

And here’s the best part: Participants who complete the college course in the Summer Owls Leadership Experience successfully and later apply and are accepted to Temple will be eligible for a $4,000 ($1,000 annual) scholarship to the university.

For more information about the Summer Owls Leadership Experience, visit our website at, call 215-204-2712, or email Apply early by March 16, 2015, and we will waive the program application fee. Applications are available online and will be accepted through May 1, 2015, as long as there is room in the program.


Tufts Let’s Get Ready Program:

This program is open to all high school students in Boston area. Priority acceptance of applicants is given to students who will be seniors in high school the fall of 2014 who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch and are first generation college bound. If space is available, others who could not otherwise afford SAT prep are then accepted.  For more information, contact Ryan McCarthy at or 617-345-0085.

Times: Mondays/Wednesdays 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Dates: The program begins on June 19th and runs until August 14th. Students must also take diagnostic tests on Saturday, June 21st, and Saturday, August 2nd.

Location: Tufts University, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Tufts Summer Study:

Summers Make a Difference: Do something this summer that will enhance your college application and add distinction to your educational background. At Tufts Summer Study, you have an opportunity to challenge and stretch yourself in new ways, while getting a head start on your college career.

Prepare for What Lies Ahead: You may or you may not know exactly where you want to attend college or what your major will be. Tufts Summer Study can help. Through four enrollment options, you can catch a glimpse of what college life is like, investigate a possible major, and ear college credit that can be transferred later.

Take the Tufts Summer Study Challenge: Tufts University is recognized as a premier institution in the U.S. Faculty are mentors and counselors, as well as highly regarded teachers and researchers. Each Tufts summer professor provides top notch instruction in small, intimate settings. Students consistently remark that study at Tufts in the summer is a cherished highlight in their college careers.

Other Tufts Summer Study:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Financial assistance for students with financial need
  • Free college life & planning workshops (including SAT prep classes)
  • Full access to Tufts University libraries, computer labs, athletic facilities
  • College credit options for high school graduates in 2015

Visit for more information


Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summer Programs

Frontiers (Session I: July 6-18, 2014; Session II: July 20- August 1, 2014)

WPI Frontiers is an on-campus, residential, research, and learning experience that challenges soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors to explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, mathematics, and engineering.  You will learn from outstanding professors and use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology and facilities.  Frontiers focuses on current laboratory techniques and unsolved problems in aerospace engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry/biochemistry, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, environmental and sustainability studies, interactive media and game development, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics (Session I); robotics, engineering, exploration, global sustainability, and women’s leadership (Session II).  Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops and a full schedule of social activities.  Learn more at

Launch (August 4-8, 2014)

WPI Launch is a learning and research opportunity for students entering their freshman and sophomore years of high school.  You’ll spend your days working with faculty focusing on current problems and challenges in the fields of biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, interactive media and game development, or robotics.  At Launch, you will attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study.  With faculty, current WPI students, and classmates, you will use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings.

This year, WPI is offering an exciting option for Launch participants- a new residential component that will allow student to stay in residence halls during the program.  Learn more at


MITMIT has a wide variety of K-12 programs available to the public. For further information on individual programs, please follow the links and use the contact information available at each site.

MIT – 2013 Architecture Summer Program :

What: Turn huge ideas into real architecture for real communities. Community-based projects explore interest and develop individual talents.  Teens make decisions, take action, and prove what they can do.  Hands-on exposure to design, architecture, digital fabrication, and building.  Combine personal interests and team fun to improve cities.  Includes field trips and tours to exciting architecture and top design firms.
Who: Teens 15-19 years old
Where: MIT School of Architecture, Cambridge MA
When:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Full Program: 6 weeks (7/1 – 8/9)
1/2 Option A: 3 weeks (7/1 – 7/19)
1/2 Option B: 3 weeks (7/22 – 8/9)


Boston University: Has four great summer programs for current high school students.  These programs provide a preview of college life, combining academic challenge, and s strong social community. The four programs are listed below:
  1. High School Honors – is a 6 week, residential or commuter program in which students take Undergraduate courses, earning up to 8 transferable college credits.  This is for student     entering their junior or senior year in the 2013-2014 school year.
  2. Research Internship in Science and Engineering – is a 6 week residential or commuter porgram in which students work in a lab conducting scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  This is only for students entering their Senior during the 2013-2014 school year.
    3. Summer Challenge – is a 2 week residential program for students entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in Fall 2013.  Students choose 2 out of 18 non-credit seminars designed specifically for the program.
    4Summer Preview – is a 1 week commuter or residential program in which students can delve into one non-credit subject and look ahead to the college experience.  Participants must be entering their Freshman or Sophomore year in Fall 2013.
visit for more details, or call 617-353-1378


Smith College –    Smith’s pre-college programs offer diverse programs for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications, and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound women.  Designed by Smith’s own professors and staff, the engaging curricula gives female students a taste of Smith’s outstanding programs. Along with incorporating interactive components and challenging materials, your learning experience will earn you a recommendation from a Smith professor to use in your college application process.
Summer at Smith Programs include:
–   Summer Science & Engineering                                                                                                  –   Young Women’s Writing Workshop
–   Hidden Lives: Discovering Women’s History                                                                              -Field Studies for Sustainable Futures                                                                                            –  English Language Learning Program


Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) –  – see website for a full list of summer courses and admission requirements!

  • Email or call (617) 495-4024 for more info!
  • Experience the challenge of Harvard’s academic courses and get college credit!
  • Make friends from all over the US and over 70 countries
  • Prepare for college through campus visits, workshops, and admission talks
  • Experience dorm life
  • Use Harvard’s first rate facilities, including their gyms and labs
  • Enjoy a distinctive urban college setting
  • Grow as a student and as a person
  • Choose from more than 200 Harvard Summer School programs taught by actual Harvard Professors! See website above for a list.
  • Apply early! Only 1,000 student accepted from across the world! Partial financial aid may be available.


US Naval Academy –  Interested in applying to the United States Naval Academy?  Follow the link to two programs offered at USNA.


A Summer Research Experience in Greenland

The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) announces a call for applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in field research in Greenland. Five high school students from the United States will join peers from Denmark and Greenland to spend three weeks during summer 2014 doing field science in and around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and visiting Summit Station, a research base on the Greenland ice sheet. Students and teachers will work alongside scientists on research projects in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering.

Students chosen for the U.S. team must be in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, and they must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program is sponsored by NSF’s Division of Polar Programs.

Application deadline:  Friday, 31 January 2014.

*More information, including the application, is available at: ** <>.*

For questions, please contact: Lynn Foshee Reed, Einstein Educator Fellow, Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation  -Email:  – Office: (703) 292-8051


Investigative Journalism Workshop – Summer 2014

This program would be perfect for students interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 100 students from 23 states and six countries attended last summer’s workshop, and we are expecting even more students in 2014.

Our 3, two-week workshops will begin on June 30. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center’s website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills.

For more information about our program, visit our website and see our flyer.

Applicants who apply by January 31, 2014, will receive a $100 discount on tuition.