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Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer is a wonderful time for students to participate in many interesting, exciting and enjoyable educational programs. They provide students with an avenue to expand on potential areas of interest and help develop leadership qualities. Some may also provide Community Service opportunities. Please browse through to find a program that might be right for you! (However, please note that these extra opportunities would never come before or replace, any requirements, assignments or responsibilities that you have here, at Sacred Heart Academy.)

Summer Programs 2023-2024
(Most Recent at Top as of 1/3/24)

Wake Forest Summer Program

The Online Immersion Program, designed for high school students ages 13 and up, has been created for this purpose. It offers exciting topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework led by Wake Forest University professors. The program is available year-round, and the online format allows you to study anywhere, anytime, while working at your own pace. This flexibility enables you to take multiple courses and explore a variety of academic areas of interest. APPLY NOW

Brown University Summer Program 

Brown Pre-College Programs are designed for high school students to explore the challenges and opportunities of the college experience. You’ll enjoy the excitement and responsibility that comes from balancing challenging academics and enriching social activities—without the pressure of formal grades. APPLY NOW

Pratt Pre College 

Spring 2024–Deadline to Register: April 19, 2024
Portfolio Development Workshop (Online)
Learn from the expert! Join Mike Barry, Associate Director of Admissions and artist, in an engaging, 3-hour workshop covering the ins and outs of what makes a compelling portfolio, what a complete application consists of, and the importance of a portfolio for students considering a career and education in art and design. This unique portfolio workshop aims to give students the tools to look critically at their work, set challenges, and develop meaningful practice as they cultivate their unique creative voice. Engage in a culminating live Q&A session for personalized advice and receive the tools to kickstart preparation for college admission.
June 2024: Deadlines to Register: Credit: May 1, 2024; NonCredit: May 7, 2024
PreCollege ELL Portfolio (Online)
Do you know students looking to improve their English language skills with an interest in art, design, and architecture? These 30-hour online, noncredit classes for English Language Learners (ELL) run June 3 - July 3, 2024 from 8:00PM - 11:00PM EST. Classes are available in both Written Communication and Oral Communication - students are encouraged to enroll in both classes for a further immersive experience.
Online Summer Courses
Join us online from June 3 - July 3, 2024 in 1-credit and NonCredit classes. Credit-bearing classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum and focus on specific areas of study across the Institute’s offerings such as Architecture, Graphic Design, and Painting and Drawing.
July 2024: Deadline to Register: May 1, 2024
In-Person Summer PreCollege Program
Enroll in two, 2-credit classes from a list of 19 different concentrations! This immersive, 4-week program takes place on Pratt’s beautiful Brooklyn campus. Residential students live in Pratt residential halls and participate in extracurricular activities such as museum visits and artist lectures. Have questions about any of the programs? Meet our team on zoom  to learn more about upcoming programs with Pratt PreCollege in a virtual Info Session and Q+A on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 6:00PM EST. 

Bucknell University 

The Bucknell Academy Summer Experience, for rising high school juniors and seniors, spend a week living like a college student! Students will stay in the residence halls, attend classes taught by Bucknell professors and develop problem-solving skills designed to help you make an impact on the world.All applicants must submit their high school transcript by uploading it in the online application or by emailing it to [email protected]. Your transcript should reflect the grades you've received thus far in high school, including your 2023–24 first quarter/trimester or mid-year grades.

Dates: June 23rd-28th 
Application Deadline: March 16, 2024
Marymount Manhattan College 

Attention juniors and seniors register for the MMC Summer Academy’s Musical Theatre program  in the heart of New York City.

Summer Intensive I  06/23 - 07/06

Summer Intensive II   07/07 - 07/20


Cornell Summer Program

Apply now for Summer 2024 online courses

Get a head start on college by taking fascinating online undergraduate courses taught by esteemed Cornell faculty, earn college credits and a Cornell transcript, and prep for college admissions. Courses fill quickly; apply now!


Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

Hosted by Boston University College of Communication, the Summer Journalism Academy offers high school the experience to learn the core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing. Students will:

Learn from award-winning, working journalists

Report on actual events around Boston or (for learn-from-home students) their hometown

Improve their writing, interviewing, and research skills – applicable for any major and career

Deadline: registration fee in full by March 8, they will receive a special discount of $400 off the in-person tuition and $200 off tuition for our virtual program. 


Thomas Aquinas College -Great Books Program

California & New England

California: June 23-30, July 14-27

The California Summer Programs take place on Thomas Aquinas College’s Santa Paula campus, 70 miles north of Los Angeles in the foothills of the Topatopa mountain range. When the students are not in the classroom, they take full advantage of all the natural beauty that the region has to offer. There are daily sports in the new athletic center and on the campus athletic field, as well as swimming in the pool and hiking along the hillside trails surrounding campus.

New England: July 7-20

Just 90 miles west of Boston, in Northfield, Massachusetts, students at the New England Summer Program can get a taste of life on Thomas Aquinas College’s recently opened second campus. Among its century-old buildings is a newly restored gymnasium that includes a swimming pool, basketball courts, and a dance studio, as well as workout facilities and equipment.

Apply to the Summer Program!



Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In-Person Summer Offerings: In the Launch program for rising 9, 10, and 11th graders, students will leverage research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. Launch is offered as a commuter program where students will be able to step into the shoes of a video game designer, computer programmer, crime scene investigator, robotics engineer, and more! Please see the program details for more information regarding format. 

The Frontiers program, running for over 40 years, is a residential, overnight program for rising 10, 11, and 12th grade students who want to explore STEM through a collegiate lens, and prepare for their own college journey. Students will be challenged to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM and explore unsolved global issues, along with a touch of humanities through another aspect such business entrepreneurship, digital painting, psychology, and more.

Virtual Summer Offerings

College Credit Jumpstart for High Schoolers is a pre-college program designed for rising 11th and 12th graders who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically challenging college course. Students enroll in a WPI undergraduate course, lasting 5-weeks and taught by WPI’s world-renowned faculty. ​Upon completion, students receive an official WPI college transcript.


Adelphi's Credit-Bearing Summer Pre-College Program will be offered in-person on our Garden City campus from July 7-27, 2024. Both residential and commuter options are available. Participants in the in-person summer pre-college program will earn 3 transferrable college credits upon completion.  This summer's course offerings include:

The  program is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school.


Applications for all summer 2024 pre-college programs are now open via the summer pre-college website.  Applications consist of an online application, one completed recommendation form, and a copy of the applicant's high school transcript. Those last two documents can be uploaded to the application or sent directly to [email protected].


Click here to learn more and to register for an upcoming information session.


Columbia University Summer Program

Columbia University is now accepting applicants for the  Summer 2024 Pre-College Programs 

NYC Residential Summer

Residential students live on our Morningside Heights campus, a serene academic community steps away from classrooms, libraries, amenities and co-curricular events on campus and in New York City. Students 16 years or older entering Grades 9–12 or their freshman year of college are invited to apply.

Click Here to Learn More!

NYC Commuter Summer

The Commuter program is for students who live off campus and commute to classes, activities and events. Commuter students join the same classes as in the Residential program, and have access to a wide range of program activities. Students entering Grades 9–12 or their freshman year of college are invited to apply.

Click Here to Learn More!.

Early Registration Deadline: February 1, 2024

NYC Residential and Commuter Dates

Session A: 3-Weeks

June 24–July 12, 2024

Session B: 3-Weeks

July 16–August 2, 2024

Session C: 1-Week

(Commuter Only)

August 5–9, 2024

Online Summer

Session A: 2-Weeks

July 1–12, 2024

Session B: 2-Weeks

July 15–26, 2024

Session C: 1-Week

(Commuter Only)

August 5–9, 2024

Columbia Writing Academy

July 15–25, 2024

College Edge

Online Information Session

December 13, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET





Rice University Precollege Program

Rice University invites you to get a taste of college study this summer. 

For more information please see information flyer below:

shareable flyer here which includes key details about our courses.

The Cooper Union Summer STEM 2024 Program

Learn more about  The Cooper Union Summer STEM 2024 Program for high school students in grades 9 through 12 interested in design and engineering.

Online Information Session for Counselors and Educators:  Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 3 - 4 pm via Zoom. Pre-register

NYC National Summer Program Fair: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 4:30 - 7 pm at the New York University Paulson Center.  Guest registration coming soon.

NJ National Summer Program Fair: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 4:30 - 7 pm at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Center.  Guest registration coming soon.

Lehigh University Summer Program

The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI)! This program will be hosted on Lehigh's campus.

When:June 23 – July 20, 2024 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvani

For more information and to apply, visit the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive website, or join us for an upcoming information session: 

All applicants who choose the January 15 deadline will receive the 10% early bird pricing discount; applicants in that cycle will also have the option to apply for need-based financial assistance. 

The early decision deadline for this program is February 12, 2024. Your students can reach out to [email protected] to sign up for an information session, to ask questions or to learn more!


Adelphi University Summer Program 

Adelphi University Summer Program features the following 11 courses for college credit:

  • Art Foundations: Drawing and 2D Design
  • Business and Society
  • Computer Science and Coding
  • Digital Media Production: Filmmaking and TV
  • Future Educators: From High School to Higher Ed
  • Introduction to Nursing as a Career and Profession
  • Pre-Law: Understanding the Bill of Rights
  • Pre-Med: Microbiology, Nutrition, and Human Disease
  • Psychology and Pop Culture
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Speech Language Pathology

 Summer in-person program 

Who: Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school, 

When: July 7-27, 2024. 

(Both commuter and residential options are available.

Click here to learn more!


RISD Pre- College Summer  Program

The Rhode Island School of Design. residential Pre-College program allows you to live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.Advanced Program Online, our online intensive for change makers, will also open November 14, 2023.


University of Massachusetts Amherst-2024 Summer Pre-College Program Fair

A Virtual Fair, a virtual event that provides students and their families the opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US colleges and universities. At the fair, attendees may visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via text or video chat with summer program representatives. Registration is free to attendees.
2024 Summer Pre-College Program Fair
Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00-9:00pm EST

Wake Forest University Summer Program

This summer, Wake SIP will host 20 institutes ranging in topics related to STEM, business, and the social sciences. By sharing this opportunity with your students, you can aid their early career discovery. The Summer Immersion Program is hosted on campus at Wake Forest University and offers one-week institutes (Sunday - Friday) during the months of June and July. Please visit our website to learn about all 20 institutes.

Click Here To Learn More! 

Notre Dame Pre-College Programs
Offer high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors the opportunity to earn college credit, experience world-class academics, and immerse themselves in the Notre Dame community. Courses take place on campus, abroad, and online.
Please encourage academically talented and emerging community leaders to apply. We offer need-based financial aid and grants to students.
  • Summer Scholars
    Session I: June 8 - 22, 2024 (On Campus)
    Session II: June 29 - July 13, 2024 (On Campus)
    Available to current high school sophomores and juniors
    Students explore a variety of exciting areas of study while living on campus!  
  • Leadership Seminars
    July 20 - 31, 2024 (On Campus)
    Available to current high school juniors
    Tuition and housing are paid for by the University in this highly competitive program. Students live on campus and take a college seminar with ND faculty.
  • Study Abroad
    Italy: June 1 - 15, 2024
    South Africa: July 26 - August 11, 2024
    London: July 7 - 21, 2024
    Ireland: July 22 - August 3, 2024
    Available to current high school juniors
    Students travel abroad to explore a new culture and make memories that will last a lifetime.