Summer Opportunities:

Posted: May 17, 2012

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The 2012 Financial Futures/ UNC Kenan-Flagler Youth Institute will be held  at the Kenan-Flagler Business School on the campus of The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill from June 11- June 22nd. This year’s acceptance process includes completion of an application, and a student / staff interview. The 2012 Institute will not be providing housing for those accepted into the program.  Housing while in Chapel Hill will be at the expense of  each student. A shuttle service will be provided for students residing in Greensboro, NC. There are specific eligibility requirements for applicants to this program.  At the time of participation in the program, a high school student must (1) have completed grade 9; and (2) be at least 16 years old at the time of participation in the program.  All applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  If there are questions regarding eligibility, please contact us at the location listed below.  The Financial Futures Foundation prepares minority and female students for their future.

Apply Now. Application Deadline has been extended for ECHHS students. Due Monday, May 21st. ECHHS students do not need to complete the essay unless time permits.

Find the application on their website: http://financialfuturesfoundation.org/upcoming_events.html

Deadline to Complete Application Packets: 5/17 (Extended to May 21st for ECHHS students) Review and Selection of Applicants for 2012 Institute: 5/23-5/25, Student Deadline for Confirmation of Acceptance: May 30th, 2012

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Posted: May 14, 2012:

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UNC Chapel Hill NC-MSEN Pre-College: Middle School Summer Academy (MSSA), High School Summer Academy (HSSA), STEM Academy. focus on preparing students for the 2012-2013 academic school year. Students will explore science, mathematics, technology, careers, communication and through inquiry and investigations. Spaces are limited. www.unc.edu/depts/ed/pcp/ Deadline to apply: May 25, 2012.

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Fashion Board: in which high school students come to learn about the latest trends in fashion at Nordstroms. Talk about careers in buying, merchandising, advertising and marketing. Being on fashion board is a great opportunity for students who are interested in making a career within the fashion industry. Applications are in the CIC.  If those who are interested can please complete the application by Friday, May 18. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact: Catherine Van Eron, BP Assistant Manager, Nordstrom Streets at Southpoint, 919-806-3700 ext. 1570

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The NCCU & Hyatt Hotel Group Summer Bridge Program - is a new program aimed at educating aspiring teens on future careers in hospitality and tourism.Students will have the opportunity to visit local hospitality businesses, listen to industry professionals, learn about the university and its offerings, and participate in hands-on activities that will further educate them on this specialized field.This year’s program will begin June 17,2012. Program Description: North Carolina Central University’s Hospitality and Tourism Administration Program within the School of Business was one of five (5) Historically Black    Colleges and Universities to be selected by the Hyatt Hotels Corporation to implement a Hospitality Management High School Summer Bridge Program.  The Program in collaboration with Durham County High Schools will select 20 rising seniors interested in careers in Hospitality and Tourism to participate in four days of immersion, interactive and “hands-on”   experiential learning. These immersion events will be designed to allow high school students to explore the unlimited diversity of career opportunities that exist for emerging hospitality leaders.  The program method of delivery will be “hands-on” interactive, invigorating, and very informative for today’s high school students.It is our hope that these students will become future associates at Hyatt hotels and resorts around the world. CRITERIA FOR PROGRAM SELECTION: Must have GPA of 2.75 or above, Must be a rising senior, Must be interested in a career in Hospitality and Tourism, Complete Application and  essay, Pay a $25 application fee if selected to participate, Participate in Program Orientation on June 17th—6:00 p.m., Dress Business Casual, Keep a Reflection Diary, Write a Final Essay, Participate in Graduation Program. Application Deadline:  May 31st 2012. Applications in the CIC.

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Immersion Island: Spanish Immersion Camps for high school! Come enjoy all the activities of a traditional summer camp while completely immersed in Spanish.  Improve your spoken language skills immensely in just five days while doing daily tasks, conversation groups, role play, food preparation, games, song, dance, sports, swimming, movie night, game night, campfire night, dance party night and mucho mucho más!  More information at info@immersionisland.org  or http://immersionisland.org

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Duke Youth Programs: Where summer never ends. field trips, tours, exciting residential life activities, wide range of camp options. www.learnmore.duke.edu , youth@duke.edu, 919-684-6259.

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Duke W.R.I.T.E. for College: enhance academic writing skills, learn to use citation correctly, assess, evaluate, manage and use info from multiple sources, create digital stories, and more. www.learnmore.duke.edu for grades 10-12.

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Broyhill Leadership Conference: personal development and leadership training for teens. June 24-28, 2012. Queens University of Charlotte, NC. www.broyhill-leadership.org

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College Application Boot Camp: Rising seniors, get a head start on tackling your college applications before the headaches of senior year. Joint program through: A2Z College Planning and Peer2Peer Tutors. register at www.a2zcollegeplanning.com/shop2.html ($225 registration fee).

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The WRITE Workshop: Chapel Hill, NC. Learn how to write college application essays.For rising seniors, juniors, sophomores, and parents. June 11-15, 2012. visit www.bellleadership.com or call 919-967-7904 for more informationa dn applications. $800 tuition includes books, and writing materials. Need-based scholarships are available.

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2012 Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy: North Carolina School of Business, July 23-August 3, 2012. Open to 20 high achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCS. Free program. 2 week academy with lectures, corporate visits, business plan development and team competition.  Application due June 1, 2012. For more information and for an application, email dlaws@nccu.edu or call 919-530-6458

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Summer Scholars at Clemson University: pre-college enrichment for academically talented students. For middle and high school students. challenging courses, fun recreational and cultural activities. Visit www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars A letter of recommendation from a school official and a current high school transcript with a GPA must be submitted. Variety of programs and classes offered.

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Summer Workshops at Shodor Using Scientific Computing for 6th-12th graders who like math, science & computers: Various weeks and topics, http://www.shodor.org/calendar

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Summer Internship Opportunity:

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DUE TOMMOROW!!!

Summer Internship offered through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Project GRACE (Growing, Reaching, and Advocating for Change & Empowerment): Seeking 5 high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors for a 6 week summer internship at UNC-CH or a partner organization in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Interns will experience first hand the objectives and goals of community partnerships, HIV prevention practices utilized in community research, data collection tools and methods and systematic approaches to addressing health disparities in rural communities. Receive $500 stipend and 60 community service hours. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, and be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applications due May 15, 2012. https://unc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eSgwHxyWCiZL6y8

Posted: April 22, 2012

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PACE University: 2012 Summer Scholars Institute: choose from 6 areas of study: business administration, Chinese studies, education and technology, music theater, psychology, theater arts. Designed for exceptional high school students eager to experience college and challenging classes.  www.pace.edu/summer-scholars

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The George Washington University Pre-College Program 2012: provides students with an enriching summer experience, intensive and exciting, experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. Courses fill up quickly. www.precollege.gwu.edu

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Startup High: 2012 Summer Program working w/CEOs: "Travel + sports camp may be summer activities of your high schooler, but how about learning from Triangle CEOs?  Startup High is a summer program with 50+ CEOs as mentorss and students working on projects dictated by CEOs.  With 8 one week sessions starting June 11 and many industries represented, students can choose week(s) that are of interest.  Apply at www.startuphigh.com or contact scott.kelly@startuphigh.com  or 919-597-1444

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2012 Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Programs: The deadline has been extended to May 23, 2012. There are separate programs for high school and college students, and those that have a prior degree. The LEAD program is a one day event and an excellent opportunity for professional and leadership development, exposure to a career in the pharmaceutical sciences, and learning how to gain the competitive edge in admission processes. We offer a doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), PharmD-MBA, and a PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Program participants will have an opportunity to meet with Students and Pharmacists and Researchers from a variety of practice settings to explore the exciting career paths in the pharmaceutical sciences. Instructions on how to apply: http://pharmacy.unc.edu/lead

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Posted: April 5, 2012

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National Environmental Summit 2012 for High School Students: "Redesigning Our Future," is scheduled for July 9-14 for rising high school juniors and seniors through the exploration of innovative solutions to environmental challenges, tapping their interests and talents in a variety of disciplines, including writing, theater, business and history as well as the sciences and technology. Visit online at www.centerfortheenvironment.org          to register or to learn more.

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Global Scholar: for rising high school juniors and seniors. Through seminars, conversation, field trips and simulations, participants debate the meaning of global citizenship, explore issues that define our interconnected world and build essential skills www.globalscholar.org   Held on the campus of American University in Washington DC.

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DUKE W.R.I.T.E. for College: writing research integrating technological engagement. For grades 10, 11, and 12. Enhance academic writing skills, create digital stories, build teamwork skills www.learnmore.duke.edu   

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Lars Tiffany 300 at Brown University: A competitive lacrosse camp for high school boys. June 28th-July 1, 2012. www.Brownlacrossecamps.com   

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Gap Year with Where There Be Dragons: college accredited semester courses in 14 countries around the worls. 25% of students receive major scholarships. This company runs Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program www.wheretherebedragons.com 

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UNC Charlotte: Architecture Summer Program: summer program for high school students. June 10th-June 15th, 2012. Live on campus, work in a studio setting, explore a variety of architectural issues. www.soa.uncc.edu   

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Auburn University: 2012 Resident Youth Summer Camps: www.auburn.edu/summercamps   multiple sessions with a variety of topics and focuses.

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CHACAY: Building Bridges, Touching Lives: Encuentos: A life Changing summer opportunity. Visit Ecuador and Galapagos.  www.chacay.org  leadership, homestay, community service

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Posted: March 16, 2012

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Oxbridge Academic Programs. For over 25 years, offered summer study abroad experiences for 8th-12th graders in Europe – Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona and now New York. Our courses span all disciplines, including sciences (medicine, psychology, physics), the arts (drama, photography, studio art),  the humanities (law, literature, art history) and of course languages, as well as business, politics, creative writing, and many others.  If you are interested and have questions, contact Jennifer Roberts, her phone number is 317-447-1728. (www.oxbridgeprograms.com )

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Project Seed: The tentative schedule for the Project SEED program, is June 17 – August 3, 2012. Project SEED began accepting applications on March 3, 2012 from qualified 10th and 11th grade disadvantaged students. The Project SEED program defines disadvantaged as: Students from households with a low family income, and/or Students from minorities historically underrepresented in chemistry and chemistry-       related fields (African-Americans, Hispanic and Native Americans,) and/or First-generation students of the household to attend college. To qualify for an interview, students should meet the following criteria: Have a 3.0 weighted GPA, Must have completed or be currently enrolled in Chemistry., Be in good standing at their North Carolina public high school, Be a legal resident of North Carolina, Be a current 10th or 11th grader. Complete an application on-line and submit an “official” transcript with PSAT and/or SAT scores. Each student should request that their Chemistry teacher submit an on-line recommendation in the “Application” section of our website.   Application, transcript with scores and teacher recommendation must be received in our office by April 9, 2012.  Information that is not received by April 9, will not be reviewed. Project SEED is a cost-free, statewide, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented students. The program includes a paid summer internship, Saturday Academy (Sept-May), and the Princeton Review SAT Preparation course.  First year students will receive a $2500 stipend and second year students will receive $2800. Students who reside in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties will commute to their internship sites at Duke University, N. C. State University, and UNC-Chapel Hill.  Students from other areas in North Carolina will be housed in dormitories at Duke University under the supervision of qualified residential advisors during the summer internship.  Interested students may apply online and get additional information at: www.NCProjectSEED.org

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Bonjour! Molly Brooks (ECHHS Teacher) is coordinating a summer exchange with 10 French students and 1 adult from Aug 10-31st. Students will be coming HERE! to Chapel Hill and are looking for host families to stay with. She has 5 families recruited already and need 6 more. You do not have to be a French speaker- in fact, they want to have a "real" American experience so the less French the better!!! here is the link for the Host Family Application:  http://www.tfaforms.com/236744 . See Mrs. Brooks with questions.

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Hampton University High School Day Bus Trip: Students in grades 9 – 12 from Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro and all surrounding counties / communities. Hampton University in Hampton, VA Trip begins: 4:00am, Friday April 6, 2012 Departing from the Home Depot parking lot, Mount Moriah Road at Hwy 15-501. By 9:00pm, Friday April 6, 2012 bus will arrive back into town. Sponsored by Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc. (Fredrick Davis II, President) Cpntact Mrs. Gloria Thorpe Doyle, 919-683-2663 and Mrs. Theresa Watson, 919-274-2340. Send email to: dch.nhaainc@gmail.com . with questions, concerns, and more info. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2012.

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The 2012 Fort Bragg Teen Leadership Conference: PRE-REGISTER NOW! June 20-21, 2012: assists teens in developing leadership skills that will instill within them a spirit of community. Eligibility: Military-Connected, School aged, Between ages 13-18 Location: COL Aaron Bank Hall Fort Bragg, NC Pre-Register at www.fortbraggmwr.com/sls For More Info: 910-432-1023, gerhard.v.guevarra.naf@mail.mi l

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Design Generation[S] a Cornell University Summer Program for high school students: June 23-July 14, 2012. three week design immersion program. www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

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Coastal Studies for Girls 2012 Summer Programs: a science leadership school dedicated to those with a love for learning ans discovery, an adventurous spirit, and a desire for challenge. Various summer programs offered. For 6th through 9th graders. www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

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Columbia College Chicago High School Summer Institute: three week, intensive arts program. www.colum.edu/hssi  or call 312-369-7130 for more info.

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Stanford Summer: looking for intelligent, motivated high school students and recent graduates to apply for admission. earn Stanford credit choose from over 125 courses. attend speaking events. http://summer.stanford.edu/

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Broyhill Leadership Conference: June 24-28, 2012 @ Queen’s University of Charlotte, NC. www.broyhill-leadership.org  Personal development and leadership training for teens. .

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New York University’s PreCollege Summer Programs for Rising juniors and seniors. Earn college credit, 6 week program, develop writing skills, plan for college admissions, live on campus. www.nyu.edu/precollege

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PROMYS: Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists: July 1-August 11, 2012. intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration to approximately 75 high school students. 6 week residential program at Boston University. applications online at www.promys.org  Deadline to apply May 15, 2012.

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Boston University BU Summer Term High School Programs: Academic challenge. Summer fun. a preview of college life. earn college credit. variety of programs. http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

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University of British Columbia’s Summer Scholars Program: July 15-July 28, 2012. International students are invited to spend 14 days in Canada’s most scenic region. study environmental science and sustainability. http://www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca/

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Syracuse University Summer College: Explore possible majors, build resumes and portfolios, experience college life, earn college credit. 6 week, 4 week, and 2 week programs offered. www.summercollege.syr.edu  for more info and to apply.

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Washington University in St. Louis: High School Summer Experience: for rising juniors and seniors. two sessions available. Space is limited, apply early. various programs offered. scholarships available. http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/

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University of Chicago: summer programs for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. earn college credit. variety of programs and courses offered. https://summer.uchicago.edu/  email summerhs@uchicago.edu  for more info or call 773-834-3792

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Posted: March 2, 2012

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The North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats will host their 50th Annual NCATD Convention in Raleigh, NC. This convention will be held in conjunction with the North Carolina Democratic Party's Annual Convention. We are looking for 20 teens to serve as pages for The North Carolina Democratic Party's Convention. Pages will be required to greet speakers (key politicians), hand out programs and work with members of the North Carolina Democratic Party. If you are not accepted to be a page you can still attend the NCATD Convention. Our convention will include several political speakers, electing our statewide NCATD board and much more. If you are interested in serving as a page for the NCDP Convention on June 16th please email me back as soon as possible:  Jump 2 Vote jump2vote@hotmail.com .  Again, the positions are limited to 20 teens and 50 teens have already signed up. -Blaike Bibbs, Founder and President- Jump 2 Vote, First Vice President- North Carolina Association of Teen Democrats:  jump2vote@hotmail.com

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Stanford Summer Humanities Institute: for rising high school juniors and seniors. July 24 to July 13, 2012. Intensive 3 week  course. Learn about history, literature or philosophy. Applications due MARCH 15th or until the program is filled. Visit summerhumanities.stanford.edu for more info and application.

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University of North Carolina School of The Arts: Summer 2012. drama, dance, filmmaking, music, visual arts, design and production. www.uncsa.edu/summer

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Duke University Talent Identification Program: Duke TIP: diverse summer programs that challenge high school students with fast-paced courses across liberal arts and science curricula. Apply online at www.tip.duke.edu/fsi Spots fill up quickly so apply early if interested..

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Cornell University Summer College 2012:  3 week, 3 credit summer programs: Freedom and Justice in the Western World and Democracy and Its Discontents: Political Traditions in the US. www.summercollege.cornell.edu

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New Worlds Emerge: A worldstrides Adventure: short-term cultural immersion programs where you could earn college credit. one to two week programs in 7 countries. www.newworldsemerge.org

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute: WPI Frontiers and Launch programs:

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WPI Frontiers: on camps residential, research, and learning experience for rising juniors and seniors. science, technology, and engineering programs with humanities and arts workshops. wpi.edu/+frontiers

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WPI Launch: learning and research opportunity for rising freshmen and sophomores. 5 day program. wpi.edu/+launch

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NC Community Development Initiative: Summer Youth Leadership Program: 8 week, paid opportunity for rising seniors. explore the community economic development industry indepth. Does not focus on GPA. Applications on line at www.ncinitiative.org/leadership-development/youth Due April 16, 2012.

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Alfred University Summer Programs for teens. Various program. robotics, theatre, equestrian, swimming, computer engineering, creative writing, etc. www.alfred.edu/summer/hs.cfm

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Appalachian State Forensic Science Camp 2012: July 11-14, July 25-28. Designed for students with an interest in the laboratory analysis of crime evidence. Students stay on campus. Toxicology, Arson, Trace evidence, Gunshot residue, Latent evidence, Serology. http://www.camps.appstate.edu/youth.php

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Posted: Feb. 19, 2012

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Boston College Summer Experience Program: Spend 6 weeks from June 25-August 3. Take college courses and earn college credit. For rising seniors. Questions: 617-552-3800 or email bce@bc.edu Must have superior academic ability. More info and application: http://www.bc.edu/schools/summer/bce/

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DUKE W.R.I.T.E. for College: writing research integrating technological enggement. enhance writing skills, learn citation, Grades 10-12. www.learnmore.duke.edu

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Summer at SCAD: explore new avenues of artistic development. Rising STAR programs, Art Smarts, SCAD Summer Seminars, Pre-college. www.scad.edu/savannahartsmarts , scad.edu/rsfacebook

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Resource Geo Services: RGS: Mapping and Analysizing our World and its Environments, an introduction to Geographic Information Science for Secondary School Students. June 18-30, 2012. www.resourcegeoservices.com

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Posted February 4, 2012

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Oxford and Cambridge Summer Schools 2012    Oxford Royale Academy  -  awarded Best Educational Product at the 2010 BETA awards is a leading provider of academic and vocational summer courses for international students.  We pride ourselves on delivering inspirational programmes in a variety of subject areas, complimented by activities and excursions that are interesting, exciting and relevant to the courses.  We strongly believe that students leave our summer schools as more confident individuals who are more enlightened in their chosen academic area.  For more info, contact the CIC or refer to the website at www.oxford-royale.co.uk  .

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Summer at Carlton College  CLAE  (Carlton Liberal Arts Experience)  is a week long summer program designed to introduce the strengths of a liberal arts education.  All expenses are paid, including travel.  Students must be nominated by teachers or counselors.  Students of African American descent or students interested in African American culture are encouraged to apply for CLAE.  For more information, visit online at http://www.carlton.edu/summer/CLAE  or call 800-995-2275.

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SUMMER LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROGRAM!! The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is proud to announce its upcoming summer L.E.A.D program for high school and college students. The summer LEAD program is an excellent opportunity to meet with professional Pharmacists from all settings including education, community outreach, and pharmacy research and development. The program gives students a hands-on interactive setting in which to explore some of the exciting career paths in the Pharmacy industry. Learn how to be a competitive applicant in a professional program, participate in Q & A sessions with pharmacy panelists, and hone the skills necessary to become a future Pharmacy leader!  

Elizabeth City State University Campus            UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

June 12, 2012 High School Program                     June 19, 2012 High School Program

UNC-Asheville Campus

June 26, 2012 High School Program

Please stay tuned to our website at http://pharmacy.unc.edu/lead for more information on LEAD 2012.

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Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students: July 9-14, 2012: Apply Now!:  Read articles about Redesigning Our Future 2011. Success of National Environmental Summit Prompts Plans to Hold Second Summit Next Year The National Environmental Summit for High School Students was such a success last summer that the Center for the Environment and Summit Planning Committee are already making plans for an enhanced summit next year. It is scheduled for July 9-14, 2012. http://www.centerfortheenvironment.org/2012app2.html

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Summer Textile Exploration Program: an exciting pre-college program for rising SENIORS: for more info visit: http://www.tx.ncsu.edu/step Last day to apply: May 1, 2012.

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Hillsdale College - High School Study Abroad Program: unique opportunity for high school students to participate in a two-week course taught in Europe. Three different sessions and topics. Academic credit can be earned. hillsdale.edu/admissions questions: 517-607-2526

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Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking: Lewis & Clark College: two week summer residency program for students completing grades 8-12. For more info visit: go.lclark.edu/fir_acres_workshop or email firacres@lclark.edu

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago: summer study for high school students and teachers to experience contemporary art. Early college program. ecp@saic.edu for questions or visit www.saic.edu/ecp Variety of programs

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Alfred University Summer Program: Engineering and Science Camps. variety of camps. Deadline to apply: April 13, 2012. www.alfred.edu/summer or email summerpro@alfred.edu

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Wharton’s pre-college programs: Leadership in the Business World, Management and Technology Summer Institute, and Wharton Sports Business Academy. For more info and how to apply, http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/pre-college-programs.cfm

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Sarah Lawrence College: Programs for high school students 2012: residential and non-residential programs. variety of programs. www.sarahlawrence.edu/highschool

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Pratt Institute: pre-college program, July 9-August 3. www.pratt.edu/prostudies take two college credit bearing courses along with two non-credit courses. many courses offered.

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2012 Aggie Impact Scholars Program: offers academic credits, a six-week residential experience, and strong support network to help those be successful at NCA&T. http://sites.google.com/site/aispncactedu

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Appalachian State University-Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) for Future Business Leaders: residential experience with out of state travel, small classs sizes, seeking students with sincere interest in business as a college major with leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, or extensive part-time work experience. Application deadline: March 1st and March 15th, 2012. For current Juniors. mgsi@appstate.edu , 1-877-app-mgsi, applications online: www.marthaguy.appstate.edu

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NC State Engineering Summer Programs: For elementary, middle, and high school students. Come learn how engineers can change the world. Application deadline: April 1, 2012. www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms or email engineering@ncsu.edu with questions.

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Vanderbilt’s PAVE: Summer Engineering, Pre-Medicine, Science, and Technology program: 6 week summer course of study. For current juniors. June 25-August 3. Topics include: career exploration, college skills, group/team problem solving, technical writing, etc. Applications should be returned by April 20. http://pave.vanderbilt.edu If interested and would like a school nomination, stop by the CIC. A nomination is not required.

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts: UNCSA Summer 2012: www.uncsa.edu/summer programs in dance, drama, filmmaking, music, visual arts, design and production.

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Summer in New York, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University. Choose from a variety of stimulating courses. Coed 4 week program and several one week programs. www.barnard.edu/precollege

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Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE): July 7-13, 2012. designed to introduce the benefits of a liberal arts education to rising juniors. For students of African American descent or those who have an interest in African American studies. Applications due April 1, 2012. No nomination needed but if you are interested and want a school nomination, stop by the CIC. www.carleton.edu/summer/clae

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Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012. The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference program awards $1,000 college scholarships to rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.” The conference will be for students who are between their junior year and senior year of high school. Students will come to Washington, D.C., July  14-19 2012 to receive their awards and participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. This program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of USA TODAY, Newseum and the Freedom Forum. The scholarships and conference are designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism. Students who are high school juniors in the 2011-2012 academic year are eligible to apply. Fifty-one students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be accepted to attend the conference. The deadline to submit an application to the conference program is Feb. 15, 2012.

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Posted: January 27, 2012

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Free Summer Camp: Camp Techette on the Hill: features non-traditional (female) [articipation in technology careers for rising 10th grade girls. Tuesday-Friday, June 12-15, 2012 at CHHS. Stop by the CIC for an application.

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Free Summer Camp: Health Sciences Camp on the Hill: features non-traditional (male) participation in health careers for rising 10th grade boys. Tuesday-Friday, June 12-15, 2012 at CHHS. Stop by the CIC for an application.

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Duke Youth Programs: where summer never ends. low teacher enrollment, challenging, creative learning opportunities, field trips, tours, fun, exciting residential life activities. Registration information: www.learnmore.duke.edu  , youth@duke.edu  , 919-684-6259

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Camp Fair: Sponsored by Duke youth Programs: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. 10:30-2 @ Duke University East Campus, Bishop’s House, 8 E Campus Union Drive. Meet the academic directors, learn more about the programs, 919-684-6259, email youth@duke.edu 

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2012 Emory Pre-College Program: an academic program for high school students Must be 15 years old (16 for lab courses), rising juniors and seniors, highly motivated and committed to engaging in college-level work during the summer. Apply early to ensure residential space and course preferences. www.precollege.emory.edu   

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NC State Design Camp: overnight or day camp option: explore design in a college environment, hands-on projects, meet students from all over, learn to prepare portfolios for art and design college admission, application available online beginning Feb. 15, 2012. Camps fill up quickly! camraleigh.org/design-camp  , 919-513-2164 designcamp@ncsu.edu   

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Broadreach: 60+ programs in 35+ countries, the world awaits: summer adventure learning programs, middle high school and college, academic credit, service, certifications, caribean voyages, marine science, language immersion, science and medicine, scuba intensive, outdoor skills and leadership   www.gobroadreach.com  , 888-833-1907

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Vanderbilt Summer Academy: programs for talented youth, three sessions offered, experience college life. contact 615-322-8261, pty.peabody@vanderbilt.edu   , pty.vanderbilt.edu 

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Posted: January 20, 2012

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Rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in a 2013

trip to Costa Rico should contact Evon Banes (English),

ebarnes@chccs.k12.nc.us for trip information. Go online at

www.eftours.com/1199888 to get other information and enroll as a

potential traveler. Don't miss out; this trip is affordable and fun!

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The Summer 2012 White House Internship Program: A Public Service Leadership Program. Applicants have until January 22, 2012 to apply. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application period for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program is now open.Applicants have until January 22, 2012 to apply for a Summer 2012 White House Internship. All White House Internship Program participants must be:  United States citizens;  At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship; Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years. White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program. The Summer 2012 internship term runs from May 29, 2012 to August 10, 2012.  White House Internship Program is an unpaid program.  Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday.  Hours may vary by office.

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Putney Excel: The pre-college experience for high school students www.goputney.com , community, field-based seminars, innovative programing.

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Duke SPLASH: Duke Splash is an innovative educational outreach program where high school students have the opportunity to take short creative classes taught by Duke students.

Examples of past classes include Bachify Yourself: A Songwriter’s Toolbox, Cheesecakeology, Genome Sequencing, Bhangra Lesson, Efficiency in Economics, and more. Date of event: February 18, 2012. Please note there is a $20 program fee for all participating students. However, do not let this fee prevent you from coming to Splash; we offer fee waivers! Student registration will open January 23, 2012 https://dukesplash.learningu.org/.

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Penn Engineering: Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology: Experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework in a three-week academy. Earn college credit! July 8-27, 2012. Application deadline is May 25, 2012. For more info and how to apply visit: www.seas.upenn.edu/saast

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William & Mary NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History: for rising juniors and seniors and graduating seniors. Students earn 4 hours of college credit. two three-week sessions: June 24-July 14 and July 15-August 4. Download forms from www.wm.edu/niahd Application is due April 20, 2012

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Sweet Briar College: Explore Engineering, a weekend for high school girls: Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 2012. Register online at http://sbc.edu/engineering . Register by Feb 15. Space is limited to 25 students.

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Sweet Briar College Summer Explore Engineering Design Course: For rising high school senior and junior girls: July 22-27, 2012. Earn college credit! Application deadline is June 20, 2012. Priority goes to those received by May 15. Some scholarships are available if needed. http://sbc.edu/engineering .

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The George Washington University Pre-College Program 2012: College Intensive, Summer Immersion, Summer Arts precollege.gwu.edu

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Summer at Smith: Pre-college summer programs: For high school girls. Diverse programs for all interests. (413) 585-2165, scraig@smith.edu, www.smith.edu/smith

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Davidson July Experience: three week program, take class in liberal arts disciplines, learn from full-time faculty, live on campus. Scholarships are available. June 30-July 21, 2012. www.davidson.edu/julyexperience

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National Geographic Student Expeditions: for high school students: choose your passion: photography, wildlife, archaeology, filmmaking, geography, creative writing, climate and geology, community service. ngstudentexpeditions.com

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Furman: Multicultural Achievement Program (MAP): Thursday, February 23, 2012. looking for exceptional multicultural juniors. Students mayu register online by visiting: www.furman.edu/mapevent Only 20 students so register early. Deadline is Feb 13, 2012.

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Techsplorers: Engineers of Tomorrow: Carolina Center for Educational Excellence: 2012 Engineering Summer Camp, variety of sessions. For rising 5th-12th grades. Visit www.techsplorers.com/ccee.html for registration and pricing.

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Furman Summer Scholars 2012: challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and much more. July 8-14 and July 15-21, 2012. sign up at www.engagefurman.com

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Posted: January 9, 2012

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USMA Early notice of the 2012 Summer Leader Seminar: "The USMA SLS and CLASS 2017 application window will open on 10 January 2012. Current HS Juniors who are interested in West Point should visit our website for the SLS Application: http://admissions.usma.edu/summer_program.html). Note: they must apply on-line to West Point first in order to apply to SLS. Session #1: 2-8 June 2012 Session #2: 9-15 June 2012

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All Academy Meetings: The summer orientations for other academy programs are also

now available for sign-up for USNA & USAFA , USCGA will be available Feb 2012.

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A listing of high school internships!  While most of the programs are located on the East and West coasts, there are programs listed for Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida which means that there has to be more opportunities that those listed here.  Good Luck!

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Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute: Hobart and William Smith Colleges: July 15, 2012-July 28, 2012. College-level, hands-on learning experience that explores the many disciplines, tools, and approaches demanded by complex environmental problems. Spaces are limited so apply early! http://academic.hws.edu/enviro

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The Experiment in International Living: cross-cultural summer abroad programs that empower young people to become responsible global citizens and engaged youth diplomats. Cultural immersion, homestays, community service, language training, ecology, arts, sustainable development, fair trade, cooking, photography. 1-800-345-2929 or email experiment@worldlearning.org for questions. www.experimentinternational.org

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Phillips Academy Andover: Summer Session 2012. Intense academic enrichment program that brings students together from all over the world for 5 weeks of study. http://www.andover.edu/summer courses fill up quickly so if you are interested apply early.

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Columbia University: Summer High School Programs: New York City, Barcelona, Middle East. Pre-college enrichment programs, study abroad programs. Visit www.ce.columbia.edu/hs for more info.

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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program: students from diverse cultures who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and leadership skills to pursue careers in business, engineering and computer science. Deadline to submit application is January 25, 2012. Visit www.leadprogram.org to apply online.

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Wilderness Ventures: Outdoor travel adventure for young adults. trips range from 14 days to six weeks in North America and distant worldwide destinations. Scholarships available. www.wildernessventures.com

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LENS @ Wake Forest is a three-week summer program that equips current high school students with an academic foundation necessary to become global citizens.  The academic theme for 2012 is Confronting the Challenges of Global Sustainability.  Wake Forest University professors and experts will engage students in the biological, ecological, political, economic, social, and legal aspects of sustainability. The Experiential Classroom will offer participants hands-on opportunities to explore scientific concepts underlying current issues of sustainability.  Living Labs will allow participants to explore local businesses and industries incorporating principles of sustainability.  Small Group sessions will facilitate a platform for participants to put their knowledge into action through real-world community action plans.  In addition to the interactive learning, LENS offers a variety of fun activities to introduce you to the social life of college. LENS @ Wake Forest    Looking for a meaningful way to gain academic and problem-solving skills while experiencing collegiate life?  Apply now for LENS @ Wake Forest!      lens.wfu.edu 

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Duke Youth Programs: Where Summer Never Ends!!!: challenging, creative learning opportunities, wide range of camp options, field trips, tours. Register at www.learnmore.duke.edu  email youth@duke.edu  or call 919-684-6259 with questions

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The Shelton Challenge: NCState: one-week summer adventure for high school students. Various weeks in the summer. Values-based leadership - honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, social responsibility. Focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, public speaking, goal setting, and more. Rising 9th -12th. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application found on www.ncsu.edu/sheltonleadership  Contact 919-513-0148 or sheltonchallenge@gmail.com  for more info

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Deer Hill Expeditions: wilderness adventure, community service, native cultures and arts in the American Southwest and Costa Rica. Apply online at www.deerhillexpeditions.com/contact/apply

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Global Works: Travel with Purpose: summer service programs. Community service, cultural exchange, language learning, and adventure. www.globalworkstravel.com  or call 800-784-6362 or email info@globalworkstravel.com  for more info.

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School Year Abroad: summer overseas experience. two exciting paths to choose from: Language Institutes in China, France, and Spain and World Citizen Initiative in Italy. For rising 10th-12th graders. More info and applications found on www.syasummer.org  or email syasummer@sya.org  for more info.

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Posted: Dec. 12, 2012

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Notre Dame Leadership Seminars: Choose between three topic areas: Identity and Social Integration, Global Issues-A Just Peace, and Cultural and Racial Scientific Discovery. All expense paid academic program from july 22-July 31, 2012. Open to all academically talented, civic-minded students who are current high school juniors. precollege.nd.edu

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Notre Dame Summer Scholars: a two-week tuition based program with 14 different academic tracks. Student-led format. precollege.nd.edu July 8- July 21, 2012. For current sophomores and juniors.

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Washington University in St. Louis:  Summer Scholars Program: 5 weeks. Enroll in two college courses for credit. Develop academic High School Summer Institutes: 3 weeks, noncredit. explore an area of interest, live on campus. Three topics: writing, pre-med, photojournalism. summerexperiences.wustl.edu or contact summer experiences@wustl.edu 866-209-0691

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SummerStudy Programs: take challenging classes and experience collegiate life first hand. various locations and programs: bestsummerever.com 800-666-2556, info@summerstudy.com

SSPS-Summer Study at Penn State (6 ½ weeks)

SEPS-Summer Enrichment at Penn State (2, 3 ½ or 6 weeks)

SSCB-Summer Study at the University of Colorado at Boulder (3 or 5 weeks)

SSIV-Summer Study at the University of Vermont (2 or 4 weeks)

SSIP-Summer Study in Paris at the Sorbonne (3 or 5 weeks)

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NYC Fashion Summer Camps through Banson NYC:  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.  Tuition includes the following:  6 Nights in LIM College Residence Hall, Visits to Key Players in the Industry, Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures, Visit a Well-Known NYC Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit, Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College, Meet with Educational Consultants from Admissions 1 to Learn about Navigating the College Admissions Process, Take an Essay Writing Workshop to Prepare for College Applications, Group Dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night, Enjoy the Excitement of NYC! The cost is $1875.00 per student or $1699.00 per student if you register with a friend. Session A:  June 24, 2012 – June 30, 2012. Session B: July 15, 2012 – July 21, 2012  

For More Information: Contact Banson NYC, at www.bansonnyc.org  or (917)328-1469.

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Emerson College Arts & Communication Pre-College Studio Programs: for high school students entering grades 10-12. studio television writing and production, filmakers studio, acting studio, musical theater studio, stage design studio (technical theater) or creative writers  workshop. www.emerson.edu/ce

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Emerson College Pre-College Credit Programs: for rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors. academic summer experience earning college credit. college writing, film production, and film writing. www.emerson.edu/ce

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Summerfuel: includes Campus Experience programs at Harvard, UC Berkeley and UMass-Amherst, Leaders for Social Change programs at Stanford and Yale, College Admissions Prep programs at Columbia, Tufts and UC Berkeley plus Study Abroad programs in Oxford, Spain, France and Italy. www.summerfuel.com Questions, contact info@summerfuel.com or 212-796-8340

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Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs: June 30-August 10, 2012. For rising juniors and seniors. Advanced Placement/Early Admission, Fine Arts: Architecture/Art & Design/Drama/Music, National High School Game Academy www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college

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Visions: Service Adventures 2012: combine hands-on service work, intercultural living, and adventurous exploration. Live together in a group in the heart of a host community, working and socializing with local friends. visions-service.com email: info@visions-service.com phone: 406-551-4423 or 800-813-9283 Facebook: Visions Service Adventures

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Posted: Dec. 5, 2011

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PUTNEY Student Travel: “Remember to encourage them to be Travelers, not Tourists” Putney offers programs in community service, global action, cultural exploration, language learning, excel, and foundations programs. www.goputney.com

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Brighten Up! at Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Programs: High school and middle school programs. 5, 4, and 2 week offerings that include: academic enrichment, study abroad, writing workshops, theater, filmmaking, volunteering, math and science workshops, and more. www.choate.edu/summerprograms  (203)697-2365

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AFS Intercultural Programs-USA Study Abroad: connecting lives, sharing cultures. Stand out, develop language skills, discover the world, now is the time, expand your social network. There are a number of options and programs. www.afsusa.org   . Parents, sign up for parent info sessions at www.afsusa.org/parents  . 1-800-AFS-INFO

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ASSE: International Student Exchange Programs: variety of destionations. Academic year and semester homestay programs, summer homestay, adventure, and language programs, teen twin program. Scholarships available. Opportunities for student’s host families to host an exchange student. Call 1-800-333-3802 ext. 219 or email mloving@asse.com   with any questions or to request brochures. www.asse.com

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Emerson College: Potitical Communication, Advocacy, and Leadership Institute for High School Students (PAL). July 8-21, 2012. for high school students entering grades 10-12 during the 2012-2013 school year. This program is suited for students who want an intensive training in leadership, government, social advocacy, and communication. emerson.edu/ce  Application deadline is June 14, 2012.

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Emerson College: Summer Journalism Institute for high school students entering grades 10-12 during the 2012-2013 school year. Students should have an interest in reporting the news and want to gain knowledge and skills to either join or start their own high school newspaper or news program. July 8-21, 2012 and July 29-August 11, 2012. www.emerson.edu/ce  Application deadline is June 14, 2012.

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Posted: Nov. 18, 2011

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Carolina Pharmacy Leadership, Excellence and Development (LEAD) Program: For High school students, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Application comes out in January 2012. Application online at www.pharmacy.unc.edu

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Oxbridge Academic Programs: Academic Summer Programs: Study overseas where you can discover a new culture, learn to live independently, and push yourself intellectually in new areas and among equally inspired peers. Call 800-828-8349 with any questions www.oxbridgeprograms.com / info@oxbridgeprograms.com

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HOBY- Hugh O'Bryan Youth Leadership- One outstanding sophomore will be nominated as the ECHHS HOBY Ambassador. HOBY is youth leadership development organization. Students are chosen to participate in a youth leadership seminar. The program teaches HS students social responsibility, how they can make a difference, and what it means to be a global citizen.  Deadline for consideration for endorsement: November 30, 2011 Criteria: Current 10th grade student at East with shown  leadership/community service experience; strong decision making skills; courage to speak out for one's belief; charismatic personality; outstanding oral/written communication skills; creative problem solving  How to apply: In 100 words or less, please describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community. Please return completed essay to Mrs. Robinson in Quad C Counseling by November 20, 2011.

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Startup High: Startup High helps your high schooler understand their career options, including creating their own company. Each week has a different focus and students can choose which weeks are of most interest to them. By visiting a different company each day, students get a feel for what’s it’s like to work in a specific industry. http://www.startuphigh.com/details/

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Putney Student Travel: offers students completing grades 7-12 the chance to shape their perspective on the world through travel, cultural engagement, friendship and fun. www.goputney.com

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2012 Summer Experience for High School Students: Washington University in St. Louis: High School Summer Scholars Program: 5 weeks: enroll in two college course credits, develop academic skills through specialized seminars, live in a residence hall. High School Summer Institutes: 3 weeks: explore area of interest, live on campus, writing, pre-med, or photojournalism. summerexperiences.wustl.edu or contact summerexperiences@wustl.edu or 866-209-0691 for more info.

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Posted: October 28, 2011

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Phillips Exeter Academy: Summer School 2012: July 1-August 4. % weeks of academic exploration and discovery at one of America’s outstanding independent schools. Academic study, athletics. Grades 7-12 can participate. For more info: www.exeter.edu/summer or call 603-777-3488 or email summer@exeter.edu

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Spoleto Study Abroad: Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing, & Drama. July 7-July 29, 2012. Ages 15-19. Travel to Italy to explore the rich culture and artistic heritage of Italy, work closely with talented faculty and motivated peers from around the world. Visit www.spoletostudyabroad.com , 843-822-1248, spoletoabroad@gmail.com

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Phillips Academy Andover: an intense academic enrichment program that brings students together from all over the world for five weeks to study in Andover, Mass. Students spend 3 hours per day in class for 6 days a week and have close to 3 ½ hours of homework a night. Students will also enjoy weekend activities, dances, and excursions. http://www.andover.edu/summer Spaces fill up quickly so apply early. There is financial aid available for some.

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Posted: October 8, 2011

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SCAD Summer 2012: Pre-College: Rising Star, a five week residential program that awards college credit to rising high school seniors. Savannah, June 23-Juny 28, 2012. SCAD Summer Seminars: residential or nonresidential, non-credit workshops for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Atlanta, June 17-23, July 29-Aug 4. Savannah, June 24-30, July 15-21, July 29-Aug 4. Art Smarts: children's camp for students age 6-14. Atlanta and Savannah: July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. For more info on all these programs: www.scad.edu/summer

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Broadreach: Full on, hands-on experiential learning adventure. personal growth, leadership, new friends, college credit, and a deeper understanding of the world’s cultures, languages, people, and environments. Programs grouped in different interest areas: marine science, language immersion, community service and environmental. 888-833-1907 or 919-256-8200 or email info@gobroadreach.com or visit www.gobroadreach.com for more info.

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Academictreks: Summer expeditions, college credit, community service, language immersion, marine science, cultural exchange, adventure travel, experiential learning. The world is your classroom. www.academictreks.com 888-833-1908

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Posted: Oct 2, 2011

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Scottish Studies & Creative Writing Summer Programmes 30 June-28 July 2012. Academic and cultural enrichment. For 11th and 12th graders. Submit applications online before April 15, 2012. Early application is strongly encouraged. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/creativewritingsummerprogramme

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/scottishstudiessummerprogramme

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LEAD America: If you are interested in being nominated for various LEAD America conferences let Ms. Womble in the CIC know before Oct. 21, 2011. For more info about LEAD America visit www.lead-america.org LEAD America conferences are college-accredited and held throughout the summer at universities.

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American College of the Building Arts, Charleston, SC: Explore Your Career, summer weekend: June 22-24, 2012. This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn about and experience the 6 majors offered at ACBA. For more info and a registration form contact Rosie Such, Director of Admissions/Registrar, 843-577-5245 ext 1105 or email such@buildingartscollege.us

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Posted: Sept 2, 2011

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Greek Summer: A community service and travel odyssey. Summer includes a farm school stay, village homestays. community service, tour of Greece and a trip to climb MT. Olympus. Contact Ms. Rena Karypidou, Greek Summer Admissions, at rkaryp@afs.edu.gr  American farm School, PO Box 23, Thessaloniki 55102 Greece info@afs.edu.gr  ,  www.afs.edu/gr/greeksummer