Summer Opportunities 2023

LHS does not endorse any of the particular programs listed below but merely provides this information as a convenience for students and families. Please be aware that many of these opportunities are offered at a cost to participants. 


MISC NON-COLLEGE BASED PROGRAMS:


SUMMER PROGRAM LIST: provided by Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children
Program descriptions, links, and age categories.


LAUNCHX SUMMER PROGRAM: Entrepreneurship Summer Program
Our summer program taps into your potential as an ambitious high school student, supporting you through the process of launching an actual startup.

We bring a highly curated group of promising young entrepreneurs together from around the globe. You’ll learn from industry experts and work in a group of peer co-founders to build real products and solve business challenges in meaningful and viable ways.


TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION GIRL: CAREER WEEK FOR GIRLS SUMMER CAMP
At Career Week for GIRLs - over one week, girls – ranging from 13 to 23 years old – make five stops to engage with women, ask questions and tour work sites. Each company puts together a day long insight into their company and into the industry. Here are just a few salaries in the industry: Brick Mason $80,000; Project Coordinator $90,000; Estimator $75,000-$90,000; Architect $75,000; Electrician $58,000; Drone Operator $82,000 and Tower Crane Operator $77,000. And, these are just starting salaries.

To Qualify
- Candidate must be female
- Age 13 - 23
- Have transportation to and from host companies throughout the metro area
- Sign: parental release, consent form and conduct form

The Program
Weekdays: June 5-9, June 19-23 or June 26-30
Duration: 9am - 3pm each day, Mon-Fri
Cost: Free to approved candidates
Deadline: March 10, 2023


COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY BASED PROGRAMS:


BELOIT COLLEGE:
We invite you to learn more about Beloit College’s stellar summer programs for students 16 years of age and older.

We offer a fun, transformative, and enriching immersion on our beautiful campus where your students can get a taste of a world-class residential liberal arts education.


Students in the Center for Language Studies can spend 3.5 weeks or 7 weeks on campus (earning 4 or 8 semester credit hours), immersed in one of our four language offerings: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. CLS is an intensive, college-level program for committed language students including upper-level high school students, college students, and professionals.

Students in our Summer Academy are introduced to the liberal arts experience through a 2-week deep dive into a rich topic (earning 1 semester credit hour), such as this summer's focus, “Keepin’ it Real: Fakes, Forgeries and Fantasies and the Quest for Authenticity.” Summer Academy is appropriate for rising high school juniors and seniors achieving success in a college preparatory curriculum. 


BUCKNELL ACADEMY SUMMER EXPERIENCE (BASE)
At BASE, the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience, rising high school juniors and seniors spend a week living like a college student.

You'll stay in our residence halls, attend classes taught by Bucknell professors and develop problem-solving skills designed to help you make an impact on the world.

BASE participants join Bucknell faculty and students to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. Perhaps you'll team up with environmental engineers and global managers to create better technology for clean water. Or maybe you'll collaborate with performing artists and biomedical engineers to reimagine prosthetics used by actors or musicians.


CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY: PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. Our programs prepare them for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.


CLARKSON UNIVERSITY: HORIZONS PROGRAM
The Clarkson University Horizons program's mission is to drive genuine and inclusive culture change for middle and high school students from all backgrounds. Our aim is to provide tools to help our participants excel in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) and attend college well prepared to pursue employment or advanced degrees and eventually assume leadership roles in STEAM.

Through fun and challenging hands-on projects, the Horizons curriculum uses an integrated instructional module in mathematics, science and engineering that is supported by the arts and technology. We believe in a holistic approach to education. Additionally, it is important to foster growth and balance in the life of a participant in every course. Thus, the life skills component further enhances instruction as participants build confidence, personal insight, leadership skills and team spirit in an emotionally supported learning environment. 

At Horizons, participants are taught by a diverse staff of educators. Our young guests are mentored by program assistants who are undergraduate or graduate college students who excel in STEAM disciplines. Group sizes are small so that each participant has the opportunity to form a lasting relationship with staff and peers.


COLORADO HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY:
Arapahoe Community College & Community College of Denver
Students will gain knowledge on health career opportunities, will become self-aware of their aptitudes and interests, and will obtain direct experience in the industry through virtual and in-person formats
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COLUMBIA CLIMATE SCHOOL: PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
The Columbia Climate School and Putney Student Travel collaborate annually to offer The Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains and Columbia Climate Corps experiences. These programs are designed and operated by Putney Student Travel, a family-run organization that has provided transformative travel programs for young people since 1951.

These programs are designed for motivated high school students who are curious and passionate about the world around them. Whether in the U.S. or abroad, Putney Student Travel programs combine pre-college enrichment and travel, taking you beyond the standard summer class model.
 


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Dive into an Ivy League education this summer with Columbia’s world-class instructors, and a dynamic online learning platform.

Interact with Columbia instructors and experts in their fields.
Engage with an international community of students.
Prepare for college and the admissions process through specially designed programs.
Participate in extracurricular activities led by current students.
Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter.

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: SUMMER PROGRAMS

CATALYST
Academy is a one-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors who desire to learn about engineering in the context of an authentic college experience.
CURIE Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls, specifically rising juniors and seniors, who desire to learn about engineering in the context of an authentic college experience.


CORNELL UNIVERSITY'S PRECOLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM
Rigorous online courses taught by top Cornell faculty. As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to:

*Get a head start on their college journey while earning 3 to 8 credits
*Build college study skills during engaging Ivy League classes
*Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
*Enhance their college applications with an impressive Cornell transcript
*Have fun connecting with diverse students from around the world

Students choose from dozens of three- and six-week online undergraduate Cornell courses in the arts, business and hospitality, international relations, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and more. More courses will be added in the coming months.

Courses are offered between May 30 and August 1, 2023. Limited financial aid is available.


DENNISON UNIVERSITY: REYNOLDS YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP
The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more.

Only 48 students get the chance to come to The Hill to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It's a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES: JUNE 24 TO JULY 1, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023 AT 11:59PM


DENNISON UNIVERSITY: SUMMER TUTTI
 
We’re excited to introduce our new 8-day residential summer high school intensive in dancemusic, and theatre. At Summer TUTTI, students live and learn with peers from across the disciplines and across the country. They’ll deepen their skills and talents in their chosen area while exploring new ways of making art, guided by Denison professors as well as nationally-acclaimed professional artists and ensembles, Third Coast Percussion, string quartet ETHEL, and members from Available Light Theatre.

We welcome dancers (all styles), instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and percussion), composers, and students interested in all aspects of theatre-making (acting, directing, designing). Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are eligible to apply. Financial support is available for families with need. This year’s program runs from June 24 to July 1, 2023


EHL ACADEMY: PRE-UNIVERSITY COURSES FOR TEENS:
For over 125 years, EHL has pioneered the methods of Swiss hospitality education and set the standards of excellence in this field. Today, we combine the Swiss values of academic rigor and industry practice with creativity and innovation for modern hospitality management degrees that prepare graduates to lead the future of the industry and the world. Join us for a transformative experience:

*Challenge yourself with university-level classes
*Explore careers related to hospitality, tourism and luxury
*Build important life skills for future success
*Strengthen your EHL application

Click here for more information. 


HARVARD SUMMER SCHOOL:
Level Up This Summer at Harvard Summer School. Between learning from renowned instructors, befriending bright students from around the world, and challenging yourself academically, you’ll never forget your time as a Harvard Summer School student. Experience what university life is like on campus by selecting a residential program in historic Cambridge, MA, or choose an immersive, online program that will challenge you.


HENDRIX COLLEGE: LIFE LAUNCH
Explore life beyond high school. Life Launch @ Hendrix gives rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore career planning and experience college life. During this one-week (June 11-16, 2023), residential program at Hendrix College, students will…
 
EXPLORE talents and discover career paths as they enter their final years of education before college. 

ENGAGE with faculty and staff as they lead Masterclasses and skill-building sessions for professional life.

EXPERIENCE college living alongside like-minded peers. 

Life Launch @ HDX seeks to empower students to make choices about their future pathways that align with uncovering purpose and finding fulfillment.


NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY: BOSTON ACCELERATE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS:
Our Summer 2023 Boston Campus programs give talented high school rising juniors and seniors from around the world the opportunity to participate in immersive, experiential programs with acclaimed Northeastern faculty members right on our Boston campus. Our residential Boston campus programs are taught by our internationally acclaimed faculty, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Students gain extensive, hands-on, experiential education in subjects including engineering, health sciences, ethics & emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, and more. These programs allow students to have a true Northeastern University experience. 


PRATT PRECOLLEGE
Engage in rigorous college-level courses as a high school student and earn elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other universities . Modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings in art, design, architecture, and writing and taught by Pratt faculty, PreCollege courses immerse students in the creative process. PreCollege students are connected with a vibrant community of like-minded young people developing their skills and individual voice.

PreCollege students:

-Explore undergraduate majors and discover the Pratt experience.
-Develop proficiency in a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
-Create work that can be used in a college admissions portfolio.
-Earn elective college credits while working with Pratt faculty in specialized facilities.


SOUTH DAKOTA MINES: STEM SUMMER CAMPS
Join us on the South Dakota Mines campus for our STEM summer camps! Our summer camps offer a fun intro to science and engineering. These pre-college experiences are designed to expose students to how science works in the real world by providing exciting hands-on experiences. Day camps are hosted by some of our prestigious faculty whose expertise gives campers a glimpse into STEM careers and gets them excited about their education. Campers participate in on-campus activities and field trips throughout the day. From out of town? Take this opportunity to have a fun family vacation in the Black Hills.


STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies strives to enhance the education of motivated, intellectually curious, pre-college students. This summer, we are offering several online and residential academic enrichment programs, and we hope you will share these programs with your students as they make plans for the summer.

Our programs feature a wide variety of disciplines—including business, computer science, humanities, math, science, social justice, and more—allowing students to investigate advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum. Students engage in discussion-based classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching.


STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: SUMMER 2023 PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
You may not know exactly what you want to do yet, but you know whatever it is, it’s going to be big. When you enroll in a Pre-College Program at Stevens, you can explore your ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment that welcomes big thinkers.

What distinguishes our Pre-College Programs from others?

Working with cutting-edge technology
Exploring a potential major
Learning in state of the art facilities
Collaborating with our exceptional faculty
Experiencing the amazing views of New York City



STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance.  The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2023, through August 12, 2023, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program. 

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).

Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2023.

Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023. 

The application packet will include all of the following:

  • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience 
  • a copy of your current resume 
  • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript 
  • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor. These letters can also be emailed directly to Lindsay Hartelius at [email protected] 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO: SUMMER SESSION

The University of Chicago’s summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. We offer a variety of courses in diverse subject areas and engagement levels that match any motivated high school student. For Summer 2023, we will host both residential programs and online courses, including:
  • Enrichment Programs: With enhanced financial support to cover program costs, talented and motivated students have the opportunity to reside on campus and benefit from co-curricular programming to prepare them for the highly selective admissions process while learning about topics like economics, freedom of expression, leadership, or quantum physics. Some programs seek a nomination from a teacher or counselor.
  • Immersion: Through workshop discussions, research projects, and other activities, students live on campus and immerse themselves within a specific topic through three-week-long undergraduate-level courses for pre-college students designed by UChicago faculty and instructors. Course subjects include astrophysics, biotechnology, coding, data science, economics, literature, molecular engineering, political science, psychology, and more.
  • Summer Language Institute: Through this online program, students can learn an entire year of a language in one summer! Whether they want to continue learning a language or pick up a new one, the Summer Language Institute is a great way to delve deeply into another culture and another world and acquire a useful skill. With over 10 languages offered at varying levels, students are sure to find a language that speaks to them.
Outside of the Enrichment Programs, all Summer Session students can apply for need-based financial aid. Enrolled Summer Session students can participate in the Admissions Academy, a series of workshops that focus on the holistic admissions process to provide insights on admissions to highly selective colleges and universities and offer essay writing tips. Students should apply by March 1st for the best selection of courses! 


UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER 2023 LYNX NATIONAL ARTS & MEDIA CAMPS
The LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are summer immersion programs for high school students interested in music and the arts hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus and sponsored by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. The camps are designed to provide students with an educational preview of the college programs offered in the College of Arts & Media while also providing students with an inspiring and memorable summer camp experience. They host high school students from many different states and countries at the camps which enables a diverse and enriching experience as students bond over a shared passion for the arts.


WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: IMPACTLAB
Join our pre-college experience, ImpactLab, and design solutions that make a difference in the world.  Our two-week residential summer program is for rising juniors and seniors in high school and it lets you try out a hands-on college like Wentworth while living on-campus and collaborating with new friends. We're looking for problem solvers like you.


WEST POINT SUMMER LEADER EXPERIENCE (SLE)
The West Point Summer Leader Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. 

At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. 
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