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Adelphi UniversitySummer Pre-College ProgramAll high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.Click for further information
American Legion Boys' State Annual CompetitionThis program is for qualifying high school junior males. American Legion Boys' State, a week-long program and immerses high school youth (currently completing their junior year) in citizenship and leadership training. They learn the ptractical aspects of government as it exists in New York State, and come to recognize that the individual is integral to the character and success of government. Boys State will be held virutally this year. Candidates for Boys’ State must meet the following requirements:
A. Be at least 15 years of age at the time of application.
B. Have completed their junior year with at least an 80% or “B” average.
C. Have at least one semester of high school remaining.
D. Be a resident of New York State, or reside in another state but attend school in New
York State
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
A. Leadership
B. Ability to get along with others
C. Mental alertness
D. Physical cleanliness and neatness
E. Honesty
F. Good personality
G. Vigorous attitude
H. Enthusiasm
I. Good Citizenship

Applications for the selected candidates/alternates will be available online December 2020.
June 27 - July 1, 2021 Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021 Contact Lance A. Ashworth
Wiccopee, NY
American Legion Post 1758 - Boys’ State Coordinator at
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Babson Summer Study for High School StudentsBabson Summer Study is a four-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. You will cultivate core career skills and a sharp entrepreneurial mindset for overcoming challenges in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and living as a member of a college community.High school juniors and seniorsClick for further information
Boston University - New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR)Summer Investigative Journalism WorkshopStudents aged 14 to 18Click for further information
Boston University - Academy of Media ProductionThe Academy of Media Production (AMP) is a nationally acclaimed four-week summer workshop program for high school students interested in the many aspects of media production. Students create their own fiction and non-fiction films, videos, webcasts, and live multi-camera productions. The workshop, seminar, and guest lecture experience is complimented by site visits that provide a first-hand perspective as to how professionals work. This collegiate orientation allows students the chance to investigate potential educational and professional paths.Entering 11th or 12th Grade in Fall 2021Click for further information
Boston University - Pre-College ProgramsThe pre-college and youth summer programs at Boston University allow middle and high school students the opportunity to gain valuable academic experience, enhance their existing skill setsAll Grade LevelsClick for further information
Bucknell UniversityBucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is a four-day experience where faculty and students from across academic areas share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues.11th and 12th Grade (CANCELLED FOR 2021)Click for further information
California College of the ArtsAt CCA’s Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers that have one thing in common: the pursuit of purposeful work.The program is designed for students who will have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school by summer 2020. Students must be at least 15 by June 2020 and not older than 18 to attend.Click for further information
Cisco High School STEM ExternshipThe Cisco High School STEM Program is a comprehensive 2 week unpaid virtual summer externship designed to give top, STEM and business focused students an introduction to Cisco's history, culture and the technology industry. Students will be engaged in intgeractive project work, problem-solving and learn to communicate with industry professionals and peers. Open to current junior or senior students. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Demonstrable interest in Business and/or Technology. Ability to work virtually Monday through Friday11th and 12th gradeClick here for application
Columbia University - Programs for High School StudentsIntensive programs for academically exceptional studentsDifferent programs for students grade 9 - 12Click for further information
Cornell UniversityMore than 40 intensive precollege programs give motivated high school students a taste of college academicsClick for further information
Cornell University - Cornell Cooperative Extension- Act for Change Teen Anti-racism ProgramAre you a teen 14+ that wants to be part of meaningful dialogue about race and racial identities? The Act for Change Teen Anti-racism Program uses facilitated peer dialogue to challenge racism and racist structures and builds bridges across created differences. It is unlike other anti-racism programs in that it relies on the input and participation of its teen participants to make a change. The program is engaging with Teen Talk breakout rooms, games and polls, short video clips to discuss, and more. Teens will be coached to act for racial healing for the community in which they live, and participate in a final video showcase. Youth participants are expected to attend weekly meetings from June 29th to mid-August. Meetings take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The deadline to apply is June 21st, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than June 25th, 2021.Ages 14+Click for further Information
DIA TeensDia Teens is an intensive program that elevates the voices, ideas, and contributions of youth at Dia, while emphasizing collective agency, critical thinking, and choice. In collaboration with an artist ally, this program invites flexible thinkers to make ambitious ideas actionable. Applications are reviewed twice annually. For more information or to receive updates, email for further information
Duke University - Summer CollegeEarn college credit alongside academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a student currently in grades 10 – 12 and are at least 16-years-old or older before the conclusion of the program, you are eligible to apply as early as December 3, 2019. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this élite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.10 - 12th gradeClick for further information
Garrison Art Center - Summer Art InstituteThe Summer Art Institute was established in 1998 by Carinda Swann to offer high school students artistic opportunities that may not be offered in their school programs. This pre-college program can provide total immersion in the making of art and a way for students to gain valuable skills that can prepare them for a college of the arts or whatever path they choose. During the program, high school students have a full range of our facilities, enabling the development of creative abilities under the guidance and encouragement of outstanding teaching artists. Provocative discussion with faculty and guest artists and the strong support of risk-taking in a congenial environment give students the freedom to explore their ideas without limitations. Each young artist advances their skills within a core curriculum with an emphasis on visual literacy and expanding the 21st Century skills—creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking—considered crucial to successful participation in a rigorous working environment. Email Education Coordinator Kit Burke-Smith at for more information. All Grade LevelsClick for Further Information
Gettysburg College Summer ProgramsSeveral opportunities for students over summer motnhs. Subjects include psychology, creative writing, or information technologyAll Grade LevelsClick for further information
Harvard Summer Institue of College AdmissionThe Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions is an annual program organized jointly by Harvard University and The College Board. A nationally-recognized faculty of outstanding leaders in the field of admissions and education will offer more than forty sessions and will be available for consultation and discussionAll Grade Levels (CANCELLED FOR 2021) Click for further information
Hudson Valley Writing Project - Young Writers Programs Summer 2020the Hudson Valley Writing Project offers unique summer experiences for children and teens at the region's most important cultural and historic sites, nature preserves, and college campusesMultiple programs for students ranging in age from 7 to 17Click for further information
Ithaca CollegeChoice of One-week or Three -week session. Students take classes, stay up late, and enjoy trips, picnics, movies, concerts, talent shows, and other events both planned and spontaneous. Most importantly, our summer college alumni report they were better prepared for a successful transition to college. And many students appreciate the opportunity to earn college credit in their academic courses.

Credits earned during the three-week summer college program are accepted at Ithaca College and normally transferable to other colleges. Students who attend the one-week session earn a certificate of completion.
All Grade LevelsClick for further information
Landmark CollegeThis program provides rising high school juniors and seniors a taste of college and an opportunity to join a learning community where everyone is dedicated to academic achievement, mutual respect, and personal change and growth. We offer a learning environment where students—and teachers—understand and share these values.Juniors and SeniorsClick for further information
Lebanon Valley College - Actuarial Science CampOur Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers.SeniorsClick for further information
Manhattan CollegeManhattan College hosts a four-day intensive Engineering Summer Institute for high school students. As a participant in this program, you will get to explore hands-on topics including, Renewable Energy, Computer-aided design, Robotics, Aeronautical engineering, Design competition.All Grade LevelsClick for further information
Marist CollegeTwo week program. Earn College Credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school. •Become more independent and experience what it will be like to live on a college campus and away from home
•Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilitates
•You’ll have several class sessions mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips and recreation
All Grade LevelsClick for further information
MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute 2021
the MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented students who will be entering their senior year in high school. The four-week program teachers STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses. This program is free to all local students. If interested, contact your counselor - Students must be nominated by a teacher or counselor in order to participate in the program.SeniorsClick for further information
National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)
Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors in the class of 2021 to represent New York State at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and 8 countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which is held from June 28 through July 21, 2021. The National Youth Science Camp is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Students will have an opportunity to conduct research at the nearby Green Bank Observatory and to explore the surrounding Monongahela National Forest through backpacking, mountain biking, caving, rock-climbing, and kayaking. Applications must be submitted online at National Youth Science Camp by February 28, 2021. 12th GradeClick for further information
NYUTake college levels courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. More than 30 subjects to fit every interest and cademic need. Enjoy social events and activites to create a sense of community while exploring the city around you. 11th and 12th GradeClick for further information
NYU Programs for High School and Middle School StudentsTake a Leap with High School and Middle School Programs at NYUAll Grade LevelsClick for further information
Pratt Institute - Summer 2021 ProgramPreCollege programs support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their skills and creative voice. High school students engage in rigorous college-level courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings and taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit-bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.12th Grade StudentsClick for further information
Rensselaer Architecture Career Discrovery Program The core of this course is studio work. In studio, students are immersed in a rigorous creative process that starts with an idea, the development of abstract models, and ultimately leads to the design of an exciting and innovative architectural building proposal. Critique and evaluation of studio work is continuous, occurring in one-on-one discussions with the instructor and in larger group reviews with invited architectural critics. Studio work is complemented by a series of lectures and presentations, which explore the broader context of architectural practice, contemporary projects and practitioners, as well as more technical concerns such as drawing and model making. Entering 10th, 11th & 12th gradeClick for further information
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - PREFACE Summer Program We are excited to share information with you about the 2021 PREFACE Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually Monday through Friday from June 28 to July 16, 2021. The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 16, 2021. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May.
Entering 11th & 12th Grade in the fallClick for further information
Saint Francis UniversityThe STEAM Summer Academies are one-week immersive programs in chemistry, engineeing, pre-med and psychology for high school students who are at least 15 years old and are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics. 10th and 11th Grade Students (must be at least 15 years old) June 20-25Click for further information
Sacred Hearth UniversitySacred Heart University (SHU) students participate in a two-week academic course and student development program that is challenging, rewarding and fun. U.S. citizens who are high school students in good academic and disciplinary standing who will be juniors or seniors during the 2020-2021 academic year.Click for further information
Skidmore CollegeSkidmore’s summer 2021 online course curriculum allows students to take one online course, either in Liberal Arts or Studio Art. Course options for 2021 are still being confirmed. In the interim please check out a sampling of our previous course offerings.11th and 12th Grade - July 5th to August 6thClick for further information
Smith CollegeExperience a precollege program that offers limitless ways to explore the world. You will join more than 300 other high school students who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom, strengthen their college applications and meet other motivated and ambitious college-bound young women.Young women who will be entering grades 9 - 12 in fall 2021Click for further information
Stanford Are introduced to college-level instruction by university professors in an environment that is supportive and tailored to their need, earning three transferable college credits;All Grade Levels (CANCELLED FOR 2021)Click for further information
SUNY Farmingdale - Wind Energy Microcredential ProgramParticipants will be able to apply these earned credits toward the FSC Wind Turbine Technology Certificate.  This focused credential can document participant attainment of specific wind-turbine competencies gained through these credit-bearing courses.  Students are required to take all three courses on Farmingdale’s campus. The following are the dates of the courses: WTT 101 - 3 Credits, June 1 - July 1, 2021_WTT 307 - 3 Credits, July 6 - August 5, 2021_WTT 314 - 3 Credits, July 6 - August 5, 2021.  Please see flyer for more information. Feel free to contact the office with any additional questions!  The University in the High School Office Email: uhsoffice@farmingdale.eduClick for further information
SUNY New Paltz - Young Writers ProgramExperience the power of writing and community this summer! The Hudson Valley Writing Project is pleased to offer online, enrichment writing workshops to bring young people together to tell their stories, share their thoughts and ideas, and develop new friendships. HVWP's community is committed to the social and emotional wellbeing of all writers - students and teachers alike.
Please note that all classes will take place remotely via Zoom in summer 2021.
All Grade LevelsClick for further information
Susquehanna UniversityMeet and engage academically and socially with students from other high schools and backgrounds, preparing them for what they will face as college freshmen;All Grade LevelsClick for further information
Syracuse UniversityCelebrating its 60th year in 2020, Syracuse University Summer College offers high school students the opportunity to explore their passions and experience college life for one to six weeks with over 60 credit and noncredit pre-college programs and courses.All Grade LevelsClick for further information
Try Engineering Summer Institute - Powered by IEEEThe program is for students ages 13-17 and includes: Hands-on engineering design challenges; In-class speakers and demonstrations; Field trips to engineering facilities; A chance to foster friendships with other students with similar interests. Need-based scholarships which cover tuition as well as room and board are available. Check website for detailsAges 13-17Click for further information
Tufts University - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - Adventures in Veterinary Medicine ProgramFor students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to experience life as a veterinary student and explore opportunities within the field. High School StudentsClick for further information
USC Summer ProgramUSC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.All Grade LevelsClick for further information
University of DelawareThe Edge summer college program offers opportunities to talented high school students acorss the country moving into their junior or senior year.Juniors and SeniorsClick for further information