• Summer Opportunities
     To see what Cabarrus County Schools has posted on their website for summer enrichment, please visit https://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/Page/5021. Some opportunities included on the site are Clemson University Summer Scholars, ASM Materials Camp, Davidson July Experience, iD Tech Camps, LEAD Summer Business Institute, MarineQuest Summer Academic Enrichment Camps, The Engineering Place, UNCC Summer Camps, Wake Forest School of Medicine-Camp Med, and Young Investigators Summer Program in Nuclear Technology.
    BIOGEN COMMUNITY LAB Adventures in Biotechnology
    At Biogen’s Adventures in Biotechnology you will conduct a hands-on lab project, meet and interact with scientists and biotech professionals, and get an inside view of a biotech company! You will learn about the drug development process while also learning and doing a series of biotech lab techniques. Each day will focus on lab work. You will work with DNA, proteins, and bacteria to make and purify green fluorescent protein. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with these things – we will teach you all about it during the program!
    Open to high school students currently in 9th - 12th grade.
    Session I: June 24 - 28
    Session II: July 22 - 26
    Session III: July 29 - Aug 2
    Each session meets daily from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., but only until 1 P.M. on Friday.
    COST IS FREE. Lunch is provided.
    On-line applications open on February 25th and close on March 11th.
    Applications & more information here: www.biogen.com/communitylabsummer
    Contact us at: rtpcommunitylab@biogen.com

    Black College Institute at Virginia Tech

    Black college institute is a summer residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, VA.  The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors

    • Student engagement with various academic disciplines through hand-ons learning and workshops within the context of the African-American cultural experience.
    • College life experience of residential living, campus dining, collaborative projects in university classrooms and engagement with Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students.
    • Daily workshops on (1) navigating and completing the college application process and (2) applying for scholarships and financial aid.
    • Students embrace Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by completing a service learning project with university and local partnerships.
    • Explore Virginia Tech’s departments and organizations to build lasting connections and learn about local resources available to them.
    • Engage in fun team building activities in our CulturalRecreational, and Squires Student Centers.
    • All programs are FREE of cost to students! Students must arranged their own transportation to and from the programs.
    • https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html
    Broyhill Leadership Conference at Wingate University
    This event is open to rising 10th through graduating seniors who are interested in personal development and leadership training. For more information and applications, please visit http://www.broyhill-leadership.org.

    Cabarrus County Career & Leadership Institute - Summer 2020

    Rising Juniors!

    Ever wonder "What's out there for me?" Well this could be the opportunity for you!  Consider learning about all the career opportunities available in our county through the Cabarrus County Career & Leadership Institute this summer.  Meet with representatives from local businesses including S&D Coffee,  Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atrium Healthcare and more.

    If interested, please stop by the Guidance Office to pick up an application packet or you can download and print it vial the link below.  All packet materials must be returned to Ms. Fluid in the Guidance Office no later than February 15th.

    Cabarrus County Career & Leadership Institute

    Camp Cannon
    Camp Cannon at Cannon School in Concord offers over 130 camp sessions, with a variety of camps for high school students. Below are just a few options that might be of interest:
    Algebra 1 Refresher
    Back to School Writing Boot Camp 
    Prepared. Confident. Hired.
    Princeton Review SAT Prep Course
    For more information about these camps and more, please visit http://www.cannonschool.org/Page/Cannon-Life/Camp-Cannon 
    CCS National Environmental Summit for High School-Redesigning Our Future
    Catawba College has partnered with the Rocky Mountains Institute (RMI) and Environmental Working Group (EWG) to provide students with the opportunity to explore innovative solutions to real-life environmental challenges. The summit taps into their personal interests and talents in a variety of disciplines - everything form writing and business to the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit http://www.centerfortheenvironment.org/redesigning-our-future.html or contact Kacey Hoover at 919-832-7601x126 or kacey@energync.org.
    CIEE High School Summer Abroad 2015
    Are you ready for a summer packed with eye-opening, life-changing discoveries? Then start packing! The benefits of a summer abroad with CIEE never end and lead to countless beginnings. Students will be able to communicate with people in their own language, explore rich cultures all over the world, uncover new interests, acquire new skills, and gain an edge on college admission. For more information and to apply, please visit http://ciee.org/highschoolsummer. 
    College Essay Boot Camp
    Rising Seniors Only: The personal essay is one of the most important components of the college application process. It is a unique opportunity for students to let their colleges and universities know who they are. It is a chance for students to express their passions and priorities; as strong essay will show the university how your child will leave his/her mark on the world. In this workshop, students will learn the importance of selecting a topic, creating a strong voice, and editing carefully as they work to create an impacting essay. At the conclusion of the program, each student will have one polished essay, as well as the skills needed to write the other college essays he/she will encounter during the college application and scholarship process. Primary focus will be on the Common Application; however, students may opt to respond to another prompt if they choose. If you would like more information or would like to sign up for this camp, please click here, see Ms. Poulos at Jay M. Robinson High School or send her an email at kelley.poulos@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.
    Columbia University School of Professional Studies Summer Programs
    NYC-A pre-college program for students entering grades 9-12, or freshman year of college who are interested in intensive summer study. Take advantage of an experience of a lifetime: a world-class educational experience set in the most exciting city in the world. The program is renowned for its academic rigor, instructional excellence, and the unique opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League and in New York City.
    Barcelona-A pre-college summer study-abroad program for students entering grades 11, 12 or freshman year of college. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. The program offers a three-week immersion in one of the world's richest cultures. Academic work breaks out of the classroom and into Barcelona's history, politics, art, and language.  
    Jordan-A pre-college summer program for students entering grades 11, 12 or freshman year of college, combining intensive study with travel throughout Jordan. The program combines substantive reading and coursework at Jordan's prestigious King's Academy with travel to historical, cultural, and natural landmarks throughout the country, including a Bedouin-led camping trip in Petra and Wadi Rum Desert. Students emerge from the program with a working knowledge of the history and cultures of the modern Arab world; invaluable writing, research, and critical thinking skills; and unforgettable experiences of life in the Middle East.
    To apply to any of these opportunities or to learn more information, please visit http://sps.columbia.edu/hs.
    Converse College Junior Scholars Program
    Young women nominated will receive priority consideration for Converse scholarships should they choose to apply to Converse their senior year. Junior Scholar Nominees will be invited to a special workshop hosted on the campus of Converse College this summer. Converse is looking for the most ambitious, creative and eager students who shine in both in and out of the classroom! Eligible students will have at least a 3.0 GPA. Converse is excited to identify young women who demonstrate exceptional academic talent and a passion for learning! Nominations are due by April 8, 2016. If you are interested in being nominated for this experience, please see/email Ms. Smith in Guidance. To find more information, please contact Trevor Pittman at 864-596-9040 or admission@converse.edu. 
    Cooperative Council of NC
    Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC.   Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate.  Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state.  Cooperative Leadership Camp is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students, concentrating on:

     • The cooperative way of doing business in a free enterprise society

    • Developing leadership skills and qualities in our future community leaders

    • Building a better understanding and appreciation for cooperatives

    • Recognizing outstanding NC youth possessing leadership qualities

    To get a teen into this years program, have them fill out the Application before May 25th! Space is limited! Registration forms for teens will be required by June 10th. 2019 Brochure for handing out to members/teens! Sponsorships Needed! Check out what is needed here! www.ccnc.coop
    Davidson College-July Experience
    Spend three weeks at Davidson College being challenged by courses taught by Davidson faculty, living in a residence hall with students from across the country and around the world, while participating in Davidson College traditions led by counselors/mentors who are current Davidson students.  For more information, please visit http://www.davidson.edu/julyexperience, call (704)894-2508, or email julyexp@davidson.edu. 
    Duke Accelerated STEM Academy
    Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Accelerated STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers.  During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program.  Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation. https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/accelerated-stem-academy

    Session 1: June 21 – 26, 2020 (Residential)

    Session 2: July 5 – 10, 2020 (Residential)

    Session 3: July 19 – 24, 2020 (Commuter & Residential)

    Duke Summer Academy for High School Students
    This program, for students in grades 9-12, offers personal enrichment courses with a global perspective: The Global Entrepreneur, The Global Leader, The Global Communicator, The Global Healer, and The Global Environmentalist. Our new programs for 2020 also feature an evening film series and evening extended learning opportunities in Academic Writing, SAT training, and College preparation. The classroom environment is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive, and the residential life is full of exciting excursions and activities. Check out their active website and blog to read others' experiences. To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students or email at summeracademy@duke.edu.

    Term 1: June 14 – July 3, 2020

    Term 2: July 12 – July 31, 2020

    Duke Summer College for High School Students
    Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college! If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer with us!. With a dynamic curriculum designed for your passions and talents, we set you up for Duke-caliber greatness in the setting of your gorgeous university campus. Make friends from all over the globe as you learn from the highly-trained, highly-intriguing faculty of Duke University and earn college credit. Our new programs also feature an evening film series and evening extended learning opportunities in Academic Writing, SAT training, and College preparation. The classroom environment is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive, and the residential life is full of exciting excursions and activities.  Check out their active website and blog to read others' experiences. To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students or email at summercollege@duke.edu.
    July 5 – 31, 2020
    ECT Test Prep SAT/ACT Summer Institute
    This opportunity offers intensive preparation for high-stake undergraduate admissions. It includes 20 hours of classroom learning, lead by one of their outstanding test preparation experts. The program offers ongoing support right up to test day, with four online review sessions, a formal study plan, and additional sessions utilizing a live-online virtual classroom. Interactive online sessions are designed to supplement the material covered during the course. Online office hours with an expert instructor provide students with an open forum for their individual questions. Registration details and additional information is also available online at http://prepcharlotte.com. If you have any questions about the Summer Institute or would like to discuss custom programs, discounts, and fundraising opportunities, please call Mr. Eric McGee at (980)255-8590 or email him at prepclt@etctestprep.com.
    Experience America Summer Program
    Interested in a career in building your own business, developing games (design/animation), diving into the fashion and design industry, or experiencing the Japanese language and culture? Experience America has partnered with the University of Washington in Seattle and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles to create an opportunity for you to gain these experiences. For more information please visit http://www.expamerica.net/summer/.
    George Washington University Pre-College Programs
    College Intensive
    College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution. There are 3 different sessions: 6-Week (July 3-August 12) where you can obtain 3-8 credits, 3-Week (July 3-22) where you can obtain 3 credits, or 6-Weeks Online (May 16-June 25 or July 5-August 13) where you can obtain 3-6 credits. More information and the application can be found at http://precollege.gwu.edu.
    Summer Immersion 
    Summer Immersion is a full-day, rigorous, non-credit program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Participants enroll in 2-week programs that integrate lectures with experiential and applied activities. Students expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through collaborative learning and an exploration of the diverse intellectual and cultural resources of Washington, DC.  More information and the application can be found at http://precollege.gwu.edu. 
    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

    • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
    • Build a Bot and Code It Too - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics. 
    • Camp Psych - Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
    • Civil War Era Studies CampStudents will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war. 
    • Young Writers' Workshop - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
    • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - Scholarship - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 
    Heels for Success
    This is a one-day summer program to help academically-talented, rising sophomores and juniors prepare for college. Students will learn techniques for approaching the ACT, explore the Carolina campus and it's wide-ranging academic opportunities, learn how to manage the college application process, and connect with other outstanding students from across the country. The program is free to students. Let Ms. Smith in the Counseling Office know if you want to be nominated for this.  For more information please email heelsforsuccess@admissions.unc.edu.
    HOBY Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership 
    Summer programs:
    State Leadership Seminar for Sophomores-Find your passion and develop your leadership skills.It is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their school, home and community. Selected students attend a three or four day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in your state, and explore personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.  Learn more at http://www.hoby.org
    Advanced Leadership Academy for Juniors and Seniors-Create social change while earning college credit. Be immersed in college-level curricula that enhances self-knowledge and leadership development while facilitating positive social change. Experience a leadership learning environment that fosters project management skills and a year of support from ALA project coaches. Craft a one-year project action plan around a specific service for social enterprise. Earn up to 3 credits from George Mason University. July 2016, learn more at http://hoby.org/advanced-leadership-academy.
    Global Student Leaders Summit for All High School Students-Enjoy a two-day leadership conference at The Hague to learn why it's the "City of International Peace and Justice." Go on guided tours of London, The Hague, and Amsterdam as well as discover and experience the British Library (Magna Carta), London Eye, Science Museum of London, Tech City, BBC World Headquarters, Delft, Anne Frank House, and Humanity House. Meet other amazing HOBY Ambassadors from around the country and forge lifelong friendships! June 18-30, 2016; learn more at http://hoby.org/international-tour-programs.
    Hollinsummer Programs 2015
    Looking for an adventure this summer? Take a look at Hollinsummer, a residential program for high school girls, July 19-25 and July 26-August 1, 2015. It offers a great combination of learning and fun on one of of Virginia's most beautiful campuses. The three exciting programs offered this summer are Hollins Theater: Caught in the Act, Riders who are Going Places, and Taking the Joy in the Art of Creative Writing. For additional information and to register, please visit http://www.hollins.edu/hollinsummer.
    Lyle Engineering Camp at SMU
    The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers summer camp programs for students in Engineering for students entering 7th through 12th grades and CSI camp for students entering the 6th and 7th grades. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn and apply their knowledge. For more information please visit http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp.
    Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) at AppState
    The application for the 2020 Martha Guy Summer Institute opens December 1st, 2019, with all application materials due by February 28th, 2020.  We look forward to seeing applications from your high school! Enclosed please find postcards that you may pass along to interested students.  As a way to be more inclusive for your students, the program this year will offer significantly reduced fees – tuition/ meal plan – a 40% reduction!  As a way to accomplish this, the camp has been restructured into a two-week program including educational, professional development, cultural, and business professional interactions.

    As a reminder, here are some key points about the program:

    Unique aspects of MGSI

    • MGSI is a college residential experience. The program includes instruction on Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone, North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Appalachian is the premier public undergraduate institution and boasts the largest business school of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. 
    • Each MGSI cohort is small. Only 24 students are selected, providing an intimate, hands-on experience for each participant. 
    • It is quite affordable: tuition is $1,000 plus a meal plan of $350.  **Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants to defray tuition costs.

    Which students are well suited for MGSI?

    • We are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential.  Some candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit, or have unique or extensive part-time work experience.   Also consider your most competitive students among under-represented groups and populations.  Interested students should demonstrate academic achievement.
    • Students who embrace and appreciate new people, opportunities and experiences are ideal for MGSI.  They should also be well-prepared to be away from home and able to manage a demanding schedule.
    • Application:  Opens: December 1, 2019;  Deadline: February 28th 2020

    Please offer this opportunity to current JUNIORS

    • Please make announcements, post on your website, and include MGSI in your newsletters, and share the opportunity with teachers and club advisors who work with students described above.
    • Parents want to know!  Share this information with your school’s parent organizations.
    • Please reach out and encourage at least one student to apply!

    Thank you for promoting this program!  Feel free to contact me at mgsi@appstate.edu or 1-877-APP-MGSI(277-6474) with questions.


    Metal Masters: Welding, Machining and Mechatronics

    Camp Info

    June 17 – June 21, 2019
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Ages: 14-17
    Fee: $179
    Participants will experience and participate in hand-on activities using 3D printers, virtual welders, CAD/CAM, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), CNC Plasma table, CNS mills, pneumatic trainers, and more! LocationRowan – Cabarrus Community College
    1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S Bldg 200
    Salisbury, NC 28146-8357
    Camp Director: Van Madray
    Phone: 1(704)216-3900
    Email: van.madray@rccc.edu
    National Student Leadership Conference
    Get the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, develop essential leadership skills, and explore a future career through exciting simulations, exclusive site visits and interactive meetings with renowned leaders in their chosen field. For more information visit http://www.nslcleaders.org. If you would like to be nominated, please send an email or visit Ms. Smith in the Counseling Office.
    National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Business Innovation
    8 Days to Startup program is specifically designed to provide high school students who attend with the critical business skills that are required to ensure success. Through this highly dynamic program and it's "8 days to startup" curriculum, yo will be introduced to the skills and secrets you need to be successful in business, in your career and in your life! Whether you have a passion for entrepreneurship, a desire to launch the next mega-successful internet startup company, plan on serving as a doctor or lawyer, or possess the cutting-edge technology skills that companies are seeking today, you need to fully understand the fundamentals of marketing, finance and operations to succeed! You have your choice of attending the NYLF Business Innovation program at Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley, at the University of California at Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay area, or at Pace University, located in the finance capital of the world, New York City. For 8 days at NYLF. For more information, please visit http://www.envisionexperience.com/Business. To be nominated for the NYLF in Business Innovation, please send an email to Ms. Smith in Guidance at Rebecca.smith@cabarrus.k12.nc.us.
    National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine
    NYLF Medicine is an extraordinary program dedicated to the early recognition and preparation of the world;s most promising future physicians. Unique among pre-medical programs, NYLF Medicine is reserved exclusively for motivated 9-12th grade high school students with demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in medicine. Demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in medicine are the primary qualifications for the NYLF Medicine program. Students must be nominated by the School Counseling Staff. If you are interested in this opportunity, please notify Ms. Smith in the Counseling Office to be nominated for this opportunity. For more information, please see http://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/careers-in-medicine.
    NC Community Development Initiative's Youth Leadership Program
    This leadership program is a 5-week full-time internship at a host nonprofit organization in the students' community. Participants will receive a $2,250 stipend paid by the Community Development Initiative. It also includes 3 overnight and closing ceremony group sessions in the Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC. They are looking for students with leadership potential, who may not have an ideal GPA, and have demonstrated strong potential. This opportunity is for students completing their junior year in high school; 24 students will be selected to participate for this program. Applications must be submitted online (http://www.ncinitiative.org) or through mail (NC Community Development Initiative, Attn: 2016 Youth Leadership Program, P.O. Box 98148, Raleigh, NC 27624). For additional questions and concerns, visit the above mentioned site or reach out to Barron Damon at 919-858-6330 or grants@ncinitiative.org.
    NC Farm Bureau 2015 Institutes for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL)
    This institute is located at NC State University and NC A&T State University. The event is for rising high school seniors in the top 1/3 of their classes and is free of cost. Students are exposed to the academic and research programs in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and are familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural, and environmental sciences. Students gain experiences in leadership by participating in leadership training seminars, touring the N.C. General Assembly, meeting government officials, and visiting the N.C. Farm Bureau Offices.  http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/Institute-for-Agriculture-Leaders. For additional information about this opportunity, please contact your field representative or Dr. Antoine Alston at (336) 285-4818 or alstona@ncat.edu.
    NC Outward Bound School
    Outward Bound is a non-profit organization that serves participants of all ages and backgrounds. While students learn technical skills on courses, the core of Outward Bound's pedagogy revolves around character development, leadership, and service to others. Through challenge and adventure in unfamiliar settings, students overcome mental and physical obstacles to discover they can accomplish more than they ever thought possible. Some outcomes expected from participating in this program are: enhanced life skills in decision-making, problem solving, communication, leadership & character development); increased success in both academics and social settings; and extensive growth in self-confidence, goal setting, environmental responsibilities, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. By imparting the four pillars of self-reliance, physical fitness, craftsmanship and, above all, compassion, Outward Bound transforms the lives of nearly 100,000 people each year. For more information, please call Outward Bound at (877)353-6363, email at info@ncobs.org, or visit http://www.ncobs.org. Through the generosity of alumni and friends, they are able to offer partial scholarships for students who qualify.
    NYU Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students 2018
    Pre-college is a taste of what it's like to be a college student at NYU. For 6 weeks during the summer, you'll choose courses in virtually any subject across the University. Students may either live on campus in NYU housing or commute from home. No matter what you choose, you will make friends by participating in weekend and evening events-from restaurant outings and neighborhood walks to trips to Coney Island and the Empire State Building. Some courses/events offered are the College Writing Workshop, College 101, the College Fair. Pre-College students have the option of taking a specialized series of courses in business, engineering, or journalism; some of NYU's most prestigious programs. To apply or learn more about this program and other summer programs, please visit http://nyu.edu/highschool.
    Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session
    This summer opportunity is an academic enrichment program that brings students together from all over the world for five weeks of study in Andover, Massachusetts at Phillips Academy, the oldest incorporated boarding school in the US. Students spend 3 hours per day in class, 6 days a week, and have approx. 3  1/2 hours of homework each night. While academic life is demanding, students have time to enjoy on-campus weekend activities and dances, off-campus excursions as well as the opportunity to meet students from across the US and around the world. The Summer Session is an academically intense experience that is neither a remedial program nor a summer camp. It should be the student's choice to attend. Many students begin the application process as early as January. Courses fill up quickly and admission is on a rolling basis, so applying early has many advantages. This program fills by mid-April, usually. Students can go to this link to fill out application forms, download, print, and send them to Phillips Academy Andover: http://www.andover.edu/summersessionapplication.
    Phillips Exeter Academy
    This academy is a 5 week program located in New Hampshire. If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School is for you. Every Summer, the Academy welcomes to campus nearly 780 students for 5 weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Students come to this academy from more than 40 states and around 50 countries. Students embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. The mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries. For more information about this summer opportunity, please visit http://www.exeter.edu/summer.
    Project Uplift at UNC-Chapel Hill

    Project Uplift

    https://go.unc.edu/nominations (Applicants can self-nominate or receive a nomination from their school)

    PROJECT UPLIFT seeks to engage rising high school seniors in an immersive two-day experience that connects them with UNC-Chapel Hill and other four-year colleges and universities. Participants live on campus; interact with faculty, staff and current students; engage in educational, cultural and social activities and learn about admissions and college affordability.

    UPLIFT PLUS is a five-week residential program for Project Uplift participants. During the program, participants live on campus, attend SAT/ACT coaching sessions and take English 100 (3 credits). Participants also engage in college application prep, research, leadership development, as well as a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities. There is no separate application for Uplift PLUS. Students must indicate on their Project Uplift application whether they would like to be considered for Uplift PLUS. Students must attend Project Uplift to participate in Uplift PLUS.

    NORTH CAROLINA RENAISSANCE seeks to engage rising high school juniors from rural counties in NC in an educational four-day experience that exposes them to the many educational opportunities at a four-year university. The program aims to inspire high-achieving scholars to pursue their educational aspirations while developing leadership skills. Rural counties are designated Tier 1 or Tier 2 by the NC Department of Commerce.

    2019 PROGRAM DATES: Project Uplift: MAY 23–25 | MAY 30–JUNE 1 JUNE 6–8 | JUNE 13–15 | Uplift PLUS: June 23-July 26

    Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults
    These programs are offered through the Extended Academic Programs at UNC Charlotte in conjunction with the Institute of Reading Development. Classes are designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Tuition varies by program level. Please ask about the family discount. More classes are scheduled at nearby locations. For more information or to register, please call the Institute of Reading Development at 1-800-903-0162.
    Programs for Students Entering 9th-11th Grade-@ UNC Charlotte or July 19-Aug 16 4-6:30pm @ Epworth United Methodist Church
    Programs for Adults,  Student Entering 12th Grade, and College Students-@ UNC Charlotte or @ Epworth United Methodist Church
    Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
    Students will live on campus and work under the dircetion of top research scientiests at N.C. A&T to produce an independent research product. Students accepted into the program will be compensated financially. This rewarding, hands-on residential program in scientific research is for high school juniors and seniors. Applications are due February 19, 2016 and can be found at http://bit.ly/1bvrim6. For more information about RAP, please contact Ms. James at (336)285-4798 or kdosunmu@ncat.edu. 
    SATELLITE (Science & Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership in Tomorrow's Endeavors) Program @ NCSU
    The SATELLITE Program at NC State University offers an action-packed 5-day educational retreat to selected sophomores from North Carolina's rural public high schools. The Program will take place May 11-15; applications are due March 1, 2019. SATELLITE features a wide variety of enrichment activities including laboratory experiences, tours of engineering and technology development facilities, career exploration seminars, lectures on science-related topics, discussions of college of admissions and financial assistance, and inquires to the leadership dimensions of technology in the 21st-century. The applications and more information can be found at http://clubs.ncsu.edu/satellite. You may also contact Kevin Kauffman or Jacob Lineberry at ncsusatellite@gmail.com or (336)267-3669 and (540)325-6191. 
    Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
    SCAD Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects. Students attend two workshops and have access to the university's extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips, and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or selected graduate students. To provide maximum individual attention and collaborative interaction between students and instructors, class size is small, with generally 15 or fewer students in each workshop. Organized social and cultural activities each day create an authentic experience of life as a SCAD student. For more information visit http://scad.edu/sss

    SeaWorld Orlando Career Camp
    Want to work with animals? Students can explore career interests in working with animals by taking part in a career camp at SeaWorld Orlando and get hands-on experience in a variety of animal related careers. For more information please visit http://seaworldorlando.com/education.
    Shelton Challenges @ NCSU
    The First-Year Shelton Challenge is a six-day summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Shelton's 5 cornerstones of values-based leadership--honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity and social responsibility--are the foundations of the camp. The core curriculum focuses on Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics, Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership, Leadership Traits and Approaches, Teambuilding and Empowering Others, Social Responsibility, Public Speaking, and Goal Setting. The Take 2 Shelton Challenge is for past Challenge graduates who are ready to use the foundation created from the first-year experience to build upon their own values-based leadership approach. Participants will dive deeper within the five Shelton Cornerstones to increase their level of leadership responsibility, conflict resolution, time management and decision making through hands-on project management. The International Connections Shelton Challenge exposes students to the many benefits and skills of multi-cultural cooperation, an increasingly important component in our globalizing world. Students will work together to learn about each other's cultures while learning about value-based leadership and the importance of diversity within teamwork and communication. The program provides an invaluable experience of nonstop collaboration among a diverse group, which will enable students to cultivate their leadership skills in adaptability, problem solving, and conflict resolution (Costs $700). The Entrepreneurial Thinking Shelton Challenge allows participants to engage with distinguished NC State faculty and experienced entrepreneurs to practice leadership skills that support successful business ventures. The focus of the camp will be leading with values as an entrepreneur. Through the unique opportunity of exploring the Garage, NC State's small business and prototyping space, the program also aims to empower students by creating a dynamic atmosphere for innovation and creativity. For more information about these programs, please visit http://www.ncsu.edu/sheltonleadership.
    Smith College Summer Precollege Programs for High School Girls
    Summer Precollege Programs at Smith College offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond. Every year these programs offer more than 200 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications and to sample the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world. Smith welcomes to these programs young women from many nationalities and diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds who together form an extraordinary intellectual community. The learning environment is hands-on, collaborative, exploratory, challenging and rich in role models. Smith faculty members offer personal attention in the classroom while encouraging students' interests and passions and helping them develop new academic skills. Participants get a taste of college life on Smith's beautiful 147-acre campus, with its traditional ivy-covered buildings, magnificent gardens and Paradise Pond. Students live together in college houses, and Smith undergraduates serve as resident supervisors and teaching assistants. All meals are served in the house dining rooms. The Smith campus is just steps away from downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, regularly cited as among the best college towns and best arts towns int he country. Students take courses and workshops throughout each day and have a variety of organized cultural, social, athletic, and artistic activities at night and on the weekends. Here young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel--as scholars, scientists, writers, researchers and leaders. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.smith.edu/summer
    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs
    Stanford's programs offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers. Students in the residential and the commuting Summer College programs create their own course schedules and experience what life is like as undergraduate students at Stanford. Stanford's Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs include: High School Summer College, Summer Humanities Institute, Stanford Youth Orchestra, Summer Institutes High School Program, University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses, and Stanford Online High School. To learn more about these programs, please visit: http://precollegiate.stanford.edu/collegecounselor.
    Student Trooper Program, American Legion
    This programs creates an association between our young people and the men and women who are responsible for enforcing the laws of our State. Cadets will participate in a wide variety of instructional sessions. They will learn the use of police skills, including drug detection, firearms safety, and precision driving, just to name a few. This opportunity is for juniors and seniors who demonstrate good, moral character, Americanism, and leadership. Student Trooper Program will be June 14-June 19, 2015. Applications are available at American Legion Dept. Please contact Richard Neville, Program Director at (919)832-7506 for more information about the program.
    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics
    Summer Ventures is a cost-free, statewide program of the UNC system that takes students beyond the traditional boundaries of high school science and mathematics. Students learn experimental design, laboratory skills, instrumentation, mathematical modeling, strategies in mathematical problem solving, and more. Moreover, students learn these skills while engaged in specific scientific and mathematical topics of interest to them. At the end of the four-week program, students present a comprehensive research project on a current topic in a STEM field of study. For more information about this opportunity, please see http://www.summerventures.org/ or Ms. Smith in the Counseling Office.  http://www.summerventures.org/apply. Information packets can also be found in the Counseling Office.
    Tar Heel Boys' State, American Legion
    Boys' State is an intense workshop concentrating on NC's state government and politics. Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at lease one more semester of high school remaining are considered eligible o participate. Delegates representing all geographic areas of NC participate annually in this program. Boys' State is a leadership program of action where participants lean today and lead tomorrow. It's highly intense in nature and teaches in a practical way the principles of good government at the city, county, and state levels. This program is organized to emphasized learning by participation or personal experience, in forming a model state complete with its governing bodies and elected public officials. Boys' State will be June 21-27 at Catawba College in Salisbury. Come by Guidance to pick up an application or apply at http://www.nclegion.org or http://www.ncboysstate.org. You can also contact them at (919)832-7506 and drose-nclegion@nc.rr.com.
    Tar Heel Girls' State, American Legion 
    Girls' State provides an opportunity to study and practice citizenship in a democracy. For over fifty years, it has developed within several thousand young leaders a deeper sense of their responsibilities as citizens and serves as a practical source of instruction in the structure and operation of state and local government. Top NC government officials are among the distinguished leaders who will address Girls' State. In city meetings, the citizens will organize their local government. The development of tow fictitious political parties including party platforms, campaigns and conventions, culminates with a statewide election of a slate of state officers. Parliamentary procedure is used to conduct all sessions, including legislative where bills and resolutions are drafted for the General Assembly. The installation of state officers, talent show and Girls' State Chorus are highlights of the week's activities. For more information, please visit http://www.thgs.com or contact jhm1018@aol.com or alathgs@gmail.com
    Tulane Pre-College Summer Programs
    Tulane Pre-College offers a wide range of fun and educational summer programs for high school students. These serve as wonderful introductions to potential academic and career paths. Programs range from one to two weeks with the option to reside on-campus.
    We offer more than 35 programs in the following areas:
    • Architecture
    • Public Health
    • STEM 
    • Women's Leadership & Social Change
    For application procedures, deadlines, and other questions, please visit the Tulane Pre-College site or contact Kristin Guidry, Pre-College counselor, at kguidry6@tulane.edu or (504) 314-2371.
    Union Power Cooperative: Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
    Love social networking? Like making new friends? Do politics & history excite you? Then come and experience the 2016 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in our nation's capital. This all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. will be the highlight of your summer! Be part of a reality show that allows you to experience government in real time. Civics will come alive as you enhance your skills in leadership and hands-on learning. Plus, create and use a cooperative business model along the way. In just five days, you'll get to see the Smithsonian Mall, the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, The Newseum (the world's most interactive museum), Mount Vernon, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and more! Not only will it be a boost to your college applications, but as a Youth Tourist you also have the opportunity to be eligible for one of 3 annual scholarships.  For more information and to apply visit http://union-power.com, click on My Community, and then Youth Tour; the application is at the bottom of the page. 
    United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    This experience offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. Students will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program and midshipman life. Students will receive an overview of Navy and Marine Corps service options. Sessions are May 30-June 4, June 6-11, and June 13-18. Please visit  http://www.usna.edu/admissions/nass for more information.
    United States Naval Academy Summer STEM Program
    This program is designed to encourage rusing 9th-11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. The following are listed days to attend: Rising 9th graders June 1-6, Rising 10th graders June 8-13, Rising 11th graders June 15-19. Applications will be available starting January 5, 2015 at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/STEM. You may also visit that website to gather more information about this summer opportunity.
    University of Alabama Early College
    UA Early College is accepting applications from highly motivated sophomore, junior, and senior students who are prepared for the rigor of college study and demonstrate maturity for a vibrant summer college experience. If accepted to UA Early College and pass the pre-requisite Gateway freshman study skills course, students will be eligible to live on the UA campus with the UA Early College On Campus experience. Students may earn 6-14 credits for UA college courses. Interested students must be nominated. For more information about UA Early College, please visit http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu, or contact Cheree Causey at 1-877-823-8759 or earlycollege@ua.edu. 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Summer Science Programs for High School Students
    The following are FREE summer camps for 9th through 12th grade students, sponsered by UNC Chapel Hill Institute for the Environment. These are non-residential summer science enrichment programs that include a week-long summer institute as well as academic year follow-up activities. Females and minorities, who are under-represented in science careers, are especially encouraged to apply.
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte Summer School
    UNC Charlotte admits "visiting" students in the summer even if they are headed to a different school in the fall. Admitted UNC Charlotte freshmen are welcome in summer too. Classes in summer sessions are typically smaller than in other terms allowing students to transition more easily into college. If you will be applying as a "visiting" student," please speak with the college you are intending to attend to make sure you will receive the transfer credit. For students entering UNC Charlotte in the fall, UNC Charlotte will also offer Freshman Course Orientations in Chemistry and Math. Orientation courses are week-long intensive courses held from August 2-7. Below are the dates of the summer classes. For more information please visit http://summerschool.uncc.edu or call 704-687-1283.

    University of North Carolina Pre-College STEM Program

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers the Pre-College STEM Program which is housed in the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The goal of the UNC Charlotte Pre-College STEM Program is to broaden the pool of students pursuing mathematics, science, and engineering based majors and careers. The UNC Charlotte Pre-College STEM Program actively recruits and repares students of average to above average ability in grades 5-12 from six counties surrounding the UNC Charlotte area.

    The parents, students, administrative staff, and teachers continually strive to provide opportunities to enhance abilities and develop skills that will enable the students to recognize and achieve their potential. 

    UNC Charlotte Pre-College STEM Program consists of two programs:
    Saturday Academy: The program consists of ten Saturdays during the academic year. During each of the Saturday Academy (SA) sessions, the students engage in various hands-on enrichment activities in math, science, communications, and test taking skills by qualified instructional staff. Other SA activities include: participation in Lego robotics, Women in Engineering, Super Math competitions, SPARCS, Region 6 NC Science & Engineering Science Fair at UNC Charlotte, guest speakers from businesses and communities, USA Test Prep, and NC Writing Program (NCWRITE). Optional activities offered for SA students are SAT/ACT, and the Girls & Tech-Aspire Program. Students also participate in the MSEN Day competitions between UNC Pre-College MSEN sites in North Carolina. The enrollment fee for SA is $175.00 for ten Saturdays (sibling  discounts are available upon request). Additional activites offered during Saturday Academy are STEM Blasters, Science Olympiad, History Day preperation and Super Competition preperation.
    Summer Scholars: The Summer Scholars Program offers students interactive experiences that refine the skills, knowledge, and attributes related to mathematical and scientific careers. The students are engaged in instructional contact in math, science research, engineering activities, and technical writing skills for 2-3 weeks during the month of June and/or July. Additional activities may include field trip to an educational site, guest speakers, local area competitions, preparatory activities for science fair and public speaking. There is an enrollment fee for Summer Scholars  for ten instructional days.  Fee amounts are provided when you apply online.

     Please call 704.687.8726 to obtain more information on the program.

    Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Programs
    These programs are hands-on learning experiences. This is your change to dive deep into a field of study with access to world-class faculty, researchers and industry professionals. Four specifically designed institutes offer a select number of talented high school students an intensive, 5-day exploration built to provide real world knowledge and a comprehensive view of an academic field of study. If you are interested in the following institutes, please visit http://go.wfu.edu/sip for more information or for applications. All pieces of the application are due by. If you have additional questions, please contact Kyla Acie at summerimmersion@wfu.edu or 704-365-1921. 
    Washington University in St. Louis: High School Summer Experiences
    Summer Scholars Program-Enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus or commuting from home. Earn college credit and get an early taste of college life.
    Summer Institutes-Explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership, and more. 
    For more information about these two summer opportunities, please visit http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu.
    Wings of Eagles Ranch Summer Camp
    This year's theme is an Amazing Seuss Adventure! Camps include: horseback riding, high rope adventures, fishing, paddleboating, canoeing, community gardening, cooking, archery, art, fitness, low ropes, barn activities, devotions, and chapel/singing. Camper applications must be in by May 1, 2016 and all participants must attend Open House on June 4, 2-4pm. Volunteering opportunities available for those building their resume or wanting more experience with special needs populations.  Applications are available online at http://wingsofeaglesranch.org or for more information please contact wingsofeaglesranch@gmail.com.
    William & Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History
    The Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History is a highly successful program that accepts students who will be rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors by this summer. Students will be able to obtain 4 hours of college credit for an exciting, in-depth study in early American history. William & Mary will offer two 3-week sessions and may take HIST 217 American History from Jamestown through the American Revolution or HIST 218 American History from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Students will study early American history "on-site" through the use of historic places, including surviving structures, archaeology sites, and museums. Students will participate in daily discussion seminars, analyze readings by acclaimed historians, expand their analytical  writing skills in weekly themes, and compare and contrast historic sites with interpretations by renowned historians. Students will live in a dorm and experience campus life under the guidance of a large William & Mary staff.  For more information and for applications, please visit http://www.wm.edu/niahd.
    Are you interested in living and studying at a university like Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, or UCLA? Or perhaps you want to spend your summer doing meaningful community service work. Is traveling in El Salvador or Hawaii while building homes with Habitat or Humanity your ideal summer?Maybe you want to spend a month advancing your language fluency through an immersion program in France or Spain. Whatever your interests are, you will find a unique set of life-changing experiences in these pages that will challenge your mind and expand your world. And participation on these types of Summer Programs is exactly the kind of academic and cultural experience that college admissions offices are looking for. For more information and to apply, please visit http://worldstridessummer.com.
    Young Ambassadors Program
     This is the Smithsonian Latino Center's Signature Youth Program! Gain professional experience, network with Latino leaders, hone your leadership skills, and get involved in your community this summer. Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program and become part of a network of young Latino leaders making a difference in their community #SLCYAP2016. This opportunity is for graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities. It is a week-long, all experiences paid training and leadership seminar and a 4-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend. Students will start in Washington D.C. and internship opportunities range in 17 cities across the US and Puerto Rico. Student will have the opportunity to explore varius career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical leadership skills and intellectual growth. For more information, please visit http://www.latino.si.edu/education/yap.
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