Summer Program Opportunities
Name of Program
Deadline to Apply
Link to Information or Application
Naval Academy Summer Seminar
Designed for Juniors considering enrolling in the Naval Academy as their college of choice.
March 31, 2019
Naval Academy Summer STEM
Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.
9th, 10th & 11th grades
April 15, 2019
UCLA Summer Blueprint Program
Choosing a major is a big decision. California high school students can join Blueprint to “test drive” a major on the UCLA campus. Students explore careers with a top-notch Blueprint instructor, without the stress of tests and homework.
9th - 12th grade
UCLA Summer Session - Online Classes
Online classes available to students wishing to take classes over summer.
Stanford Summer Session
Stanford Summer Session provides high-achieving and ambitious students a transformative educational experience at a world-class university. By combining challenging academics with a rich array of extra-curricular programming, Stanford Summer Session successfully shares the University’s culture of innovation, academic excellence, and global responsibility.
10th - 12th grades
Rolling until May 1, 2019
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program held on Stanford campus that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course.
8th - 11th grades
March 27, 2019; then rolling until full
YouSTEM for San Francisco Bay Area
YouSTEM is a free web resource for K-12 students to find out about local programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Most of the programs listed are free too!
Varies by program
Grand Canyon University Summer Camps
Get ready for the hottest Christian camp experience of the summer at Grand Canyon University! GCU invites high school students to get a jumpstart on their college learning and explore potential careers by spending five days on campus and four nights in one of our suite-style dorms!
Experience GCU's college life and gain insight into career fields that interest you most. Each day is planned with exciting social events and informative academic programming. Not only will you have fun-but you'll leave feeling confident and ready to choose a major and start college on the right track.
9th - 11th grades
May 17, 2019
ATDP (Academic Talent Development Program)
Since 1982, the program has invited excelling students from the Bay Area and around the world into a unique academic community. We look for strong students from all backgrounds who are hardworking, enjoy learning, and are prepared for an intellectually stimulating and demanding summer class. We believe gifted education should be a choice for all highly motivated and prepared students. ATDP maintains a financial aid fund to help all qualified applicants attend our summer program, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
6th - 11th grades
(California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science
COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.
8th - 12th grades
Our Mission is to empower brilliant underrepresented students with rigorous science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, culturally-relevant coursework and access to resources and social capital that allow them to pave a successful career in tech and entrepreneurship. SMASH is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by young underrepresented people of color in STEM and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.
Pacific Union College is pleased to offer PQ Rise 2019, an academic summer program where high school students take college-level STEM classes taught by PUC Professors. The PQ Rise 2019 theme is the SCIENCE of EXPLOSIONS. Experiential learning in the laboratory and field settings is emphasized.
9th & 10th grades
Northfield Mount Hermon
For more than 100 years, NMH has been making the most of the summer months with rigorous academic programs, innovative teaching methods, individual attention, and bountiful opportunities. NMH Summer Session students come from all over the U.S. and the world, and they each have their own goals. For some, it’s a chance to experience a rigorous academic environment, possibly for the first time. For others, it’s an opportunity to build on their existing foundation and get a jump on college preparation.
7th - 12th grades
Davidson July Experience
Get a head start in your college selection process and join us for July Experience this summer. July Experience is a rigorous three-week college immersion program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, collaborative, and self-disciplined.
Join others from across the United States and around the world and take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls with other students, and participate in information sessions about the college admission process.
11th & 12th grades
April 1, 2019
Miami University Summer Scholars
The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program.
11th - 12th grades
May 1, 2019
Summer Career Workshop - Architecture
The Architecture Department offers an intensive 4-week in-residence workshop designed for high school students considering architecture as a career or developing a design portfolio. The Workshop provides an in-depth view of the career through hands-on experience in studio design exercises, lectures, projects and field trips. Activities cover architectural design and history, computer applications, structural engineering and site planning. Studios and lectures are taught by the faculty of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Education and career advising are integral elements of the program.
Participating students live in residence halls where they become familiar with the dynamics of campus life. The program typically runs mid June - mid July, and includes lodging, most meals, field trips and most materials.
11th & 12th grades; 10th grade possible
William & Mary College
Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History
2 courses to choose from:
HIST 217: Jamestown through the American Revolution
HIST 218: American Revolution through the Civil War
11th & 12th grades
Project Fashion Summer Camp
Project Fashion summer camps give creative-minded students an opportunity to explore a career through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on projects, and company tours. Both camps create an environment where students can discover what role suits them best and whether they truly want to explore their chosen field as a career before committing time and money to the pursuit after high school.
High School age
Game Experience Summer Camp
Game Experience summer camps give creative-minded students an opportunity to explore a career through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on projects, and company tours. Both camps create an environment where students can discover what role suits them best and whether they truly want to explore their chosen field as a career before committing time and money to the pursuit after high school.