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-- Summer Academic Programs -- Course for High School Students -- Summer Research --2015 Update
  • Summer Programs for High School Students --Columbia University -This is a pre-college program for students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college who are interested in intensive summer study.- Programs are in New York City, Barcelona, and the Middle East.
  • Boston Leadership Institute --As one of the top STEM summer research programs in the U.S., the Boston Leadership Institute is dedicated to providing hands-on research experience to outstanding high school students from all over the world. Students get the opportunity to strengthen their credentials valuable to college admissions, and explore possible undergraduate majors and career choices. A variety of one-week and three-week courses are available, including Applied Physics, STEMEntrepreneurship, Marine Biology Research, and more. Stimulating classroom enrichment and laboratory activities combine with behind-the-scenes field trips, activities, and tours geared toward teens at Boston area museums and attractions. Students excelling in honors or advanced STEM classes are encouraged to apply.
  • Summer Programs for High School, Middle School & Elementary School Students -- Saint Louis University - No matter how old you are, there's a SLU Summer Program designed to meet your educational interests.
  • Harvard University Secondary School Program -- Alongside college and adult students, you can explore subjects not available at your high school and earn college credit in Harvard courses. You work with distinguished faculty, use well-equipped labs, and have access to the largest university library system in the world.
  • Students and Teachers As Research Scientists --Students and Teachers As Research Scientists (STARS) is a program funded partially through Pfizer, Inc.; LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies; Office of the Chancellor of UM-St. Louis; Saint Louis University; Washington University; Green Foundation; and Solae Company. It introduces both rising high school juniors and seniors and teachers to the various aspects of the scientific enterprise as practiced by successful scientists in academic, private, and governmental research institutions.
  • Stanford University -- Summer Science Internship Programs -- Rise Summer Internship Program, Earth Sciences High School Internship Program, Stanford Medical Youth Science Program.
  • The Summer Institute For The Gifted - The Summer Institute for the Gifted offers residential and day programs for gifted and talented students of ages 4 through 17. Programs given to 10-17 year olds at: Dartmouth College, Emory University, Princeton University, UCLA, Vassar, Yale, Amherst, Bryn Mawr College.
  • Pre-College Program at Brown University -- Brown offers a very large number of pre-college course in many interesting areas. Experience college life, and advance your studies without the pressure of grades. Course lengths from one to four weeks - accepted students may choose to take more than one. - Courses are also available with college credit, as well as online courses. In addition Brown offers a summer study abroad program for high school students.
  • STEM CampUS brings together 40 students from the Chicago area to meet with mentors and work with industry leaders to learn about the STEM Field. Hosted by Teza Technologies CEO Misha Malyshev, in partnership with After-School All-Stars, students are able to see STEM careers first-hand. This camp is open to students in middle school and high school, and provides one-on-one mentorship with Teza Technologies employees.
  • University of Chicago -- Summer High School Program -- Accomplished high school students can experience college life firsthand and earn college credit in a variety of on- and off-campus programs. Courses inlcude: American Law and Litigation Ancient Egyptian Language, Culture, and History Creative Writing: Fiction Collegiate Writing: Art and Meaning Developmental Psychology: Theories and Techniques. Green: Behavioral Economics and Sustainability Field Studies in Urban Society
  • University of Chicago -- Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS) --This program is open to students, 14 and older, that have (1) completed 10th grade and (2) excelled in a high school biology course.
  • Summer Study Programs -- Is Leader in Pre-College Enrichment, College Admissions Prep, SAT Prep, & Middle School Programs --Summer Study Programs offers high school and middle school students the rare opportunity to “taste” college life while still in an organized and supervised environment--Summer Study Programs are given at: Penn State University, The University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of Vermont or The Sorbonne.
  • Carnegie Mellon Summer Program - Our Pre-College programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends.You can either explore architecture, art & design, drama, music or the National High School Game Academy to prepare yourself for study at the college level.
  • Tufts University -- Pre-college summer Program -- Tufts Summer Study is a precollege program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Programs include: The Writing Program, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Health Science Honors, and Developing Computer & Interactive Media.
  • Boston University Summer Program for High School Students -Boston University summer programs for high school students challenge you intellectually while introducing you to college life.
  • Research Internship in Science & Engineering Program at BU--This six week program provides academically motivated rising high school seniors the opportunity to conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories, alongside some of the sharpest scientific minds in the country.
  • Summer Program at Georgetown University -- Discover your passion this summer at Georgetown University. Whether you're seeking college credit, exploring a new interest or want to experience campus life firsthand. Georgetown has a large number of eight-day intensive learning experiences for HS students including: Broadcast Journalism, Forensic Science, Law, Medicine, Sports Industry Management and more...
  • Penn Summer High School Programs - University of Pennsylvania programs are built around courses taught by Penn faculty, scholars, and distinguished outside experts. With small class sizes you can be sure to get the individualized attention you deserve. There are 4 week summer academies that are intensive, noncredit academic programs for high school students(Biomedical Research Academy, Experimental Physics Academy, English Language Academy, and Archaeology Academy.
  • Berkeley -- University of California -- Summer is the only time of year that UC Berkeley opens enrollment to visiting students. Join the community of up to 300 high school students who spend their summer enjoying the San Francisco Bay Area while earning college credit and a UC Berkeley transcript of completed coursework.
  • Cornell University -- Summer College for High School Students -- The award-winning Summer College for High School Students program offers talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to study at Cornell for three or six weeks, earn an average of three to six college credits, take college courses with leading Cornell faculty members, explore careers and majors, attend admissions workshops, and much more.
  • UCLA -- UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs -- UCLA Summer Sessions and Special Programs offers summer programs to motivated high school students who would like to get a jump-start on their college career and gain enrichment in a variety of interesting and challenging subjects. -- see the courses being offered.
  • Dartmouth summer science camp--The Dartmouth summer Student Science Enrichment programs listed here are for students from elementary school to high school. All include outreach opportunities for Dartmouth faculty and students -- cell biology ... gifted and talented programs in science.
  • Northwestern University --College Preparation Program, College Bridge Program,**National High School Institute (has six divisions: Debate, Speech, Journalism, Music, Film & Video Production, and Theatre Arts), The Center for Talent Development, Wildcat Sports Camps
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University -- Summer for Middle School and High School Students --Outstanding high school students have the opportunity to get a head start on their college education through this program. Summer Scholars get a sneak preview of college life and learning.
  • NYU Tisch School for the Arts -- Summer High School Program -- During the summer the Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students the chance to participate in intensive training either in New York City, Dublin or Singapore. Through these programs students gain an enriching and enlightening experience, and a better understanding of the nature of a professional training program.
  • University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars Program--a program designed to introduce high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain
    a love of mathematics and science.
  • Science at Sea --Science at SEA (SAS) is a 20-day program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors focusing on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The program includes a shore component on the SEA campus in Woods Hole, MA, and a sea component aboard one of SEA’s sailing research vessels, the SSV Corwith Cramer.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art -- NYC --Internships for New York City High School Students -- Seniors attending New York City high schools are welcome to apply for a paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Interns work behind the scenes, meet members of the Museum staff, and participate in gallery, studio, and Museum learning projects designed to broaden their understanding of the Museum and to deepen their knowledge of art.
  • CIEE summer High School Abroad programs --Whether you are familiar with foreign language, or just beginning your explorations in language learning, the opportunity to immerse yourself directly in another culture through an interactive classroom experience, will allow you to accelerate your language learning while having the experience of a lifetime!
  • MIT's Research Science Institute (RSI) for High School Students -- Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the Research Science Institute (RSI). Invited students enjoy a six-week, cost-free program designed to kick-start their careers of leadership in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
  • Lesley University Courses for High School Students -- Study art in a college environment with professional artists. Our pre-college programs are especially designed to challenge your imagination and encourage your creative growth.
  • Emerson College Program for High School Students --- Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which are communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing. Pre-College Credit Programs in: Animation, Fiction and Magazine Writing, Film Production, Film Writing, and Performance.
  • University of Chicago Summer Program for High School Students -- High school students can live and work as undergraduates at the University, studying subjects such as law, writing, economics, and cutting-edge biological research, or even study abroad or participate in a paleontological dig.
  • Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students-- Syracuse University offers Summer College programs designed to introduce high school students to college in areas they are considering as college majors and future professions.
  • UCAR-- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research -- High School students in the spring semester of their junior or senior year and at least 16 years old by July 1 are invited to apply for a limited number of summer internships exploring careers in the atmospheric and related sciences. Investigate air pollution, severe weather, climate change, solar physics, engineering, computer programming, Web development, and other fields on the cutting edge of environmental research.
  • Brandeis University --Opportunities for High School Students -- The Brandeis Summer School welcomes advanced high school students to experience undergraduate college courses on a commuting basis. Test your readiness for college, explore subjects not available in your high school, and earn college credit.
  • Maryland Institute College of Art -- Summer Pre-College Studio Residency--The four-week Pre-College Studio Residency Program in Baltimore is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high-school art student to thinking like an artist-making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work.
  • Tulane School of Architecture -- Summer High School Program -- Students will spend their three weeks in the School of Architecture exploring the ideas, methods, and issues of architecture. The program is intended for high school students who have completed their sophomore year. Younger students who demonstrate maturity in their attitudes and schoolwork may also apply.
  • Pratt Institute -- Each summer, over 400 high school students from across the country and around the world immerse themselves in art, design, architecture, creative writing, and critical & visual Studies in Pratt' s intensive four-week college-level program. Pratt uniquely combines academic excellence with hands-on studio work.
  • Ithaca College -Summer College for High School Students -- In Ithaca's residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment. The College has two program offerings, each with courses designed and reserved expressly for pre-college students. (Areas of Study in: Acting, Anatomy Labs, Digital Music Production, Health Sciences Foundations and Careers, Math Experimentation, Introduction to Media Production, Introduction to Musical Theater Performance General.
  • Southern Methodist University -- Summer Art Academy --SMU’s Summer Art Academy offers a unique experience for high school students who intend to study art at the university level. Hosted by the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, the Academy welcomes high school artists to work in studios alongside SMU art students, in courses taught by SMU’s art faculty with additional support from MFA students.
  • Ross Mathematics Program -- Ohio State University -- The Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those eight weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.
  • School of Architecture and Planning --Washington D.C--.The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense three-week workshop for high school students interested in architecture or other design related fields. Students are exposed to a variety of architectural experiences through a choice of design studio options that include cultural studies/sacred space, digital architecture, digital fabrication, real estate development and urban design/conservation.
  • 4 Star Camp at University of Virginia - We offer four distinctly separate academic enrichment programs at the University of Virginia -- American Studies Program for International Students ages 13-17, Junior High Academic Camp for grades 7 through 9, SAT Preparation for grades 10 through 12, Senior High Academic Camp for grades 10 through 12.
  • Umass Amherst Summer College -a Pre-College Program residential program for rising High School Juniors and Seniors. designed to help students gain knowledge and skills and experience what life is like on a University Campus. Each course intensive offers the option of college credits In addition to their academic experience. Students will visit with admissions staff from the FIVE College Consortium, meet with College advisors and engage in The UMASS Power Up for College Success program developed to help students get the most out of their college or university experience. Weekend and evening activities include movies, campus events, trips to surrounding area cultural activities, visits to Amherst, and optional trips to Six Flags New England or Boston. --SUMMER COLLEGE STEM Ed also Provides opportunities for highly motivated students to join existing funded programs of Research in Biology, Biochemistry, Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences from the end of June to the first week in August.


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