Summer Programs for High School and College Students
Make your summer count for college.
By Mike Pugh
May 20, 2013
Concordia Language Villages Concordia Language Villages is a world language and culture education program. Their mission is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in the global community. With an annual enrollment reaching 9,500, Concordia Language Villages draws young people from every state and several countries. Villagers may choose from 12 world language programs: Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, French Voyageur, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Italian or Swedish.
Cornell University – Summer Programs for High School Students High school students take Cornell courses for credit, live on campus, explore academic and career opportunities and learn what college is all about. Some courses may be taken for academic credit.
Duke University’s Pre-College Program Part of Duke University’s Talent Identification program, Duke’s Pre-College Program offers small classes taught by Duke University faculty and a residential life program. Intensive, fast-paced courses are offered in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences.
Harvard Summer School Secondary School Program (SSP) Every summer approximately 1,000 high school students who have completed their junior or senior year spend eight weeks at Harvard University. (A limited number of sophomores are also accepted.) Living and learning with students from all areas of the United States and more than 90 countries around the world, SSP students take courses and earn college credit.
Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute The High School Journalism Institute is designed for high school students interested in journalism. Participants examine the role of the media, analyze their own and other student publications and develop the skills needed to produce quality publications. Faculty members from Indiana University and guest lecturers from around the country guide student courses of study.
Miami University of Ohio – Junior Scholars Program The Junior Scholars Program is a six-week summer term for academically talented high school students. The Program provides a total collegiate experience, including courses for college credit, residence hall life, planned recreation programs and co-curricular seminars. Junior Scholars also receive scholarships in recognition of their scholastic achievements.
Mathcamp Mathcamp is an intensive five-week summer program in which students receive dedicated instruction in various principles of mathematics. The program offers courses, problem-solving sessions and lectures by leading mathematicians. The program is open to high school and junior high students ages 13 to 18. A qualifying quiz is required of all applicants.
National Youth Science Camp The National Youth Science Camp is an intense month-long camp for young scientists the summer after high school graduation. In a rustic setting, students from around the country are challenged in lectures, hands-on studies and an extensive outdoor program. Two students from each state are invited by their governor to participate in this all-expenses-paid program.
New York Film Academy’s High School Workshop These immersion workshops range from four-week programs to full-year programs. They are designed to introduce students to the creative and technical demands of telling stories with moving images. Students have the opportunity to write, direct, shoot and edit short films. Award-winning instructors, abundant equipment and small classes provide students with the individual attention and support necessary to complete their own work.