Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Our summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18) is modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books. A hands-on introduction to college life, our program helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. With engaging workshops and awesome off-campus excursions, the Summer Academy is a blast.

 Fairleigh Dickinson University's Summer Pre-College Program

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Fairleigh Dickinson University's Summer Pre-College Program affords high school students an opportunity to experience the collegiate lifestyle, earn college credits, and gain invaluable hands-on experience in future career areas of technology, design, management and much more. Students can learn more and Register Here!
The Pre-College Program at FDU is an exceptional opportunity for motivated high school students to explore their academic interests, while learning from professionals in real college classes. This summer, courses are being offered in the following cutting-edge areas:
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Animation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Beyond the Game – Explore the Business of Sports
  • Creative Writing for Future Writers
  • Cosmetic Science for the Beauty Industry
  • Project Management for the Business World
  • Genetics and Its Impact Upon Our World
  • Astrophysics – the Stars of the Galaxies
Students can choose to attend Pre-College for one or both sessions. Sessions are offered Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 19, and Monday, July 23 to Thursday, August 2
.Students can Register Here!
John Carroll University

The John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop, a week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, is now offering both day and residential options, so students from all over the country to experience inspiring and rigorous creative writing! This year’s workshop takes place from July 29th to August 4th, 2018. Here’s a video about our program.

In the JCU YWW, students grades 8-12 participate in an immersive writing experience in the craft of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Studying with acclaimed professors, students read, engage in writing exercises, workshop their stories and poems, and experience a pre-college environment. They compose new work, which will be published in our annual anthology. The last day of camp features a reception and reading by the Young Writers.

For more information about the JCU YWW, please visit The cost for the day-only option is $380; the residential option is $980. Application deadline for the workshop is May 30, 2018.

As a writer of nine books of poems and prose, I have always sought other writers out to share work and to improve my craft. Community is essential to my experience of being a writer. I founded the YWW in 2010 because I believed that high school writers also craved a space to read, write, and share their work—with established writers and peers. Mentorship and community provide the kindling for the writer’s fiery desire to write great stories and poems. The alums of the YWW have proved me right! For more information about my work, 
check out this site.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

 Kean University - the Group Summer Scholars Research Program

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We'd like to inform you of an excellent opportunity being offered to high school students interested in STEM fields this summer at Kean University - the Group Summer Scholars Research Program.  As key teachers, supervisors and administrators in your high schools and school districts, we hope that you can help us to disseminate information on this program to interested students.

The Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP) is a 6-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field.  Upon entering the program students are divided into small research teams that are paired with a faculty mentor conducting authentic scientific research in Analytical Chemistry, Virtual Reality & Scientific Visualization, Microbiomes & Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Computational Mathematics and Modern Drug Discovery.  Students learn how to conduct basic and applied research during this program and develop a true appreciation of the scientific research process while contributing first hand to the acquisition of new scientific knowledge.  

The 2018 GSSRP runs from July 9 - August 16 and applications are now being accepted.  The application deadline is March 30th.  For more information, you can visit our website at:  

Please note that scholarships are provided to low-income families and those with financial need to help cover the cost of the program ($1,500).

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University of Dayton

Rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea-generation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for up to $10,000 in UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition — all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton.
LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29
What makes someone a great leader? Open to rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students, this two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership and create a personal leadership development plan. This highly interactive session includes extensive discussion and collaborative exchange of ideas, leadership assessments, class and individual exercises, guest speakers and site visits.
Marist Pre - Summer Programs
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Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school.

Experience the excitement of college life at one of the “Best 373 Colleges and Universities” and “25 Most Connected Campuses”
  • 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

    Thrive outside the classroom

    The Pre-College Program offers many engaging activities beyond the classroom to ensure you make the most out of your two weeks on campus. You will have opportunities to engage with faculty, visit New York City socialize with fellow high school students, and explore the Hudson valley

    Get a head start on college by taking a college course and earn college credit!

  • Pursue your interests and expand your academic and creative aspirations
  • Learn from Marist's renowned faculty
  • Get a taste of a college major you are thinking about pursuing
  • Discover what you want to be when you grow up
  • Get a head start on your degree and get an advantage before you graduate high school
  • Enjoy small class sizes of around 15 to 25 students

    Meet like-minded students!

  • Join more than 300 other like-minded students in New York or a closer knit group of around 35 at our campus in Italy!
  • Build friendships with students who have similar interests and goals.

    Experience what students have called “The Best Summer of My Life!

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion: June 30 – August 11, 2018

    Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion

    This website outlines Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion for high school juniors and/or seniors. There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend these programs. Apply now!

    Our summer programs provide rising juniors and seniors with the opportunity to focus on creativity and problem solving, in a supportive, challenging environment, which provide building blocks for future study in a rigorous college setting.

    For students interested in earning college credit in STEM or other academic disciplines, in a challenging but supportive college environment, we offer Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA) and the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science.

    For students interested in a hands-on, project-based summer program, Pre-College Artificial Intelligence* offers an in-depth experience in the Artificial Intelligence field, while the National High School Game Academy exposes students interested in all disciplines (art, music, design and programming) to the modern video game development process.

    For students interested in the fine arts, who want to immerse themselves into a studio or conservatory-level program, we offer the following Pre-College Fine Arts Programs: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music. 

    *A three-week program from June 30 - July 22, 2018 

    The Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion Programs invite high school students with strong academic records, who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents, to apply. 

    Students with the following backgrounds are invited to apply:

    • Underrepresented minorities 

    • Families of low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch programs 

    • Potentially first in family to attend college 

    • Attendance at rural or inner-city high schools with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier colleges 

    Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

    We invite you to attend a Pre-College Preview Day on Monday, February 19. Pre-College Preview Day will provide students and their families with the opportunity to hear about the value of our summer programs, meet individual program directors and representatives from Student Life, and also hear from current Carnegie Mellon students who previously attended Pre-College. We’ll discuss both the academic and social/residential aspects of our Pre-College Programs. Register here!