Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Be sure to check your Naviance account for information on over 400 enrichment programs offering a wide range of interests such as arts, sciences, outdoor adventure, study abroad, and more! Once you have logged into Naviance, ( click on college tab > college research > enrichment programs.

Listed below are additional opportunities local to our area and/or not currently listed in Naviance.


State of Illinois Department of Employment Security "Hire The Future" connects students with both summer and part-time year round employment. To apply, see your counselor.

Stanford High School Summer College
Selective 8 week program during the summer. Classes can be taken for credit at Stanford.
More information at

University of Mississippi – Summer College Program
Take courses for college credit on campus at Ole Miss. They also offer a Biology in Costa Rica program.
Get more information at

United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar
An introduction to the academic classes, sports, and physical and military training at West Point.
Request information at: or contact or call 845- 938-4041 for more information.

Bridge Program in Math and Science
at the University of the South Rising high school seniors of ethnic minority can attend a 3 week summer session on math and science.

Northwestern College Preparation Program
Six to eight weeks as part of the regular summer session classes. Can earn Northwestern academic credit.
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Naval Academy Summer Seminar
6 day program for students who would like to experience the Naval Academy experience first hand.
Get more info and apply online at

Washington Workshops Foundation
3-6 week internships in congressional or politically related offices in Washington, D.C.

Architecture Discovery Program
Washington University in St. Louis
Learn about the study and practice of architecture in this two week intensive program.

Vanderbilt University
Summer Session for Talented Youth
This is a 3 week program that will include college level classes, (not for credit).

Washington UniversityHigh School Summer Scholars Program
For more info call 1-866-209-0691 or go to

Stanford University High School Summer College
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Explore sciences, humanities, arts, business, and languages.

Boston University
Summer Term High School honors program is for credit, while the summer challenge program is noncredit.
More info at:

Boston University
Six week Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists. See for more info.

Summer in Switzerland

A summer program offered by the Leysin American School in Switzerland. Course offerings include foreign languages, math, art, world cultures and religions, photography, theater and computer studies.

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Auburn University World Affairs Youth Seminar
Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors interested in multicultural views, international understanding and community service are encouraged to apply. for more info.

Purdue University Summer Academic Camps
Purdue University offers summer academic camps related to a number of different content areas.
See for more information.


Philips Exeter Academy Summer School
5 weeks of academic exploration and athletics.
More information at

Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy
Juniors with a with an ACT of 25 (or equivalent SAT, PSAT, or PLAN) and other credentials (class rank, extracurricular involvement, recommendations) encouraged to apply. Three weeks of academic enrichment, receive 6 hours of university credit + all participants are awarded a renewable housing scholarship to MSU.

National Youth Science Camp
Four week program with lectures, seminars, and opportunities to work with scientists from across the nation. Only two students are selected PER STATE.

Virginia Tech Computers and Technology Summer Camp
Summer program for juniors and seniors for highly motivated young women who want to explore math, science or engineering.
More info available at

Grinnell College Honors Scholars Program in Mathematics and Science
Students who identify as African-American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American, and who are high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in the sciences are invited to apply for the four-week residential program. Grinnell will offer full scholarships for up to 24 students. Scholarships include tuition, room and board, fees, and round-trip transportation to Grinnell College from the student's home.

Belmont Basic Business Camp
June 5-11 a residential summer camp for high school students. Designed to improve understanding of basic business concepts and applications through teamwork, simulated competitions and field trips.
Applications available at

Junior Statesmen Summer School
High school freshman, sophomores or juniors with a strong interest in politics are encouraged to apply. College level courses in politics and government offered.
More info or apply at

Hollins University
Summer program for high school senior girls. Students take two classes either for credit in Hollins advantage or non-credit in Hollinsummer. Field trips and other activities are planned for weekends.

Boston College Summer Experience
Six week summer program for students that have completed 11th grade. Take college level courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science for college credit.

Pre-College Summer at Brown
Motivated high school students can experience all facets of life on an Ivey League campus.
Get more info or apply online at

Explore Your Future Program A six day summer career exploration program for students that are deaf or hard of hearing. The program is a chance for students to explore career interests, experience college life, and meet other deaf and hard of hearing students from around the country.
Get more info or apply online at

University of Southern California
Summer Seminars Choose from 18 academic seminars worth 3 university credit hours. Housed in USC dorms, participate in campus activities, visit LA tourist destinations, and experience a month of being a Trojan.
More info at

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)

College level seminars, not for college credit or grades. 4 locations: Cornell, Michigan, Texas-Austin, and Washington in St. Louis.