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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 5/10/24)
St. Thomas Aquinas College: STEM Exploration Summer Program
Interested in exploring the STEM Field? You are invited to join us for an unforgettable week during our STEM Exploration Summer Program. Engage in hands-on experiences, earn valuable college credits, and become part of our vibrant campus community.
When: July 28-August 3, 2024
Who: Rising HS Juniors & Seniors
Where: St. Thomas Aquinas College Campus, Sparkill, NY
To apply, please click here or view Program flyer here
For more information, please contact: Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Dean of the School of STEM [email protected] | 845-398-4196
Deadline: May 17, 2024



NC State University Pre College Program

NC State offers students the opportunity to develop academic skills, conduct research, investigate careers, build a portfolio, experience college life and ultimately prepare for college enrollment.

Click Here to Learn More! 


Manhattan College Summer 2024 Engineering Awareness Program
This is an engineering awareness program which will include lectures and laboratory experiences related to concepts in science and the various engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical, environmental, and computer engineering. Attention will be given to analyzing material properties and how they relate to design of structures.
The Summer Program will be held:
Ten-day Program:  July 8 through July 12

July 15 through July 19

 8:30am - 3:00pm
Six Day Program 1: June 24 through June 29
 8:00am - 3:00pm
Six Day Program 2:   July 22 through July 26, July 2

 8:00am - 3:00pm              
Location: Manhattan College
3825 Corlear Avenue, Bronx, NY  1046

 Leo Engineering Building, Room 236
Fee: There is no charge for the program to the students.
For more Information, contact Dr. Saukin at (718) 862-7171 between 9:30 AM & 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also email Corinne Walsh at [email protected].
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26

 Click here for the online application.  All students, regardless of their experience with engineering, are encouraged to apply.


Molloy University Summer Programs

Summer Academies will run from July 15th-18th.  Students will have the choice of staying overnight in one of our residence halls OR commuting to and from campus each day. 

Dates: July 15-18 (choose from residential or commuter options)

Select one of 4 programs (each program is worth 1 college credit):

School of Business – Business Boot Camp

The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing & Health Sciences – Compassionate Healthcare Academy

School of Nursing & Human Services – Summer Teaching Academy

School of Arts & Sciences – Digital Media Production & Art Adventure Academy

Cost: $900 for residential program/ $400 for commuter program

Deadline to register is July 1st 

Click Here To Register 


Montclair State University Summer Programs

One week (July 14 - 20, 2024), 12 programs to choose from, and an unforgettable immersive experience! Students will expand their horizons, develop new skills, and connect with peers from around the world in a fun, diverse and vibrant learning environment.

The Pre-college Summer Programs are designed for high school students entering grades 10-12.
For more information about each program
sign up for a virtual information session! To access the application, visit the Pre-college Summer website


Boston University Summer Program 

Boston University Summer Journalism Academy. Students can choose their session:

Writing and Reporting, offered in-person from June 24 to July 12, 2024, or on-line  two-week sessions starting June 17, July 1, and July 15, 2024

Photojournalism, offered in-person from June 24 to July 12, 2024

In our Writing and Reporting sessions, our award-winning journalists work with students to show them how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting their communities. All students attending our program will have the option to publish one of their stories on our Academy’s website, The Terrier ,
Students interested in visual storytelling can apply for our photojournalism sessions.
To learn more, visit We accept applications on a rolling basis. The final deadline to apply is: 

April 19, 2024, for on-campus sessions.

May 10, 2024, for our online sessions.



Brown University Summer Programs

Brown Pre-College offers a wide variety of interesting online courses, students have the opportunity to choose the learning experience that is right for them!
Course are offered in one of three formats:

Asynchronous: The course will be offered entirely asynchronously; giving you the opportunity to set your own schedule each day, and allowing for the most flexibility and self-directed learning.

Mostly Asynchronous: The course will include a majority of asynchronous content and optional opportunities for live sessions with your instructor and classmates to supplement course material. 

Blended: The course will include asynchronous content and 1 to 3 prescheduled, required live sessions each week. These required live sessions are integral to the course experience. 

Click Here To Apply! 


Syracuse University Summer Pre- College Program 

High school students can choose from over 100 college level courses offered on campus, online or in a hybrid format.

In Summer College, students will be able to:

Build their resume or portfolio

Enhance their college applications so they stand out to college admissions

Test out a major before committing to their undergrad degree

Earn a certificate of completion and a Syracuse University credit or noncredit transcript

The final application deadline is May 1, 2024. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and courses fill quickly, so please encourage your students to apply soon!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions by phone (315.443.5000) or email.



Villanova University Summer Programs

The 2024 Program Dates are July 13-20

Participants stay on campus during this one-week summer program

Open to rising sophomores, juniors and senior high school students

The program cost is $775 that includes room and board and can be paid in full once the student is selected into the program

Registration is not complete until required forms are received

Find more information and the application link on the site

If you have questions, contact Dr. Stephen Jones at [email protected]


Quinnipiac University Summer Program 

Explore topics of interest at the college level, free from college-level pressure

Build a portfolio of work within an academic field of interest

Connect personally with Quinnipiac faculty, staff and other students

Build high-demand soft skills, such as communication, critical thinking and confidence

Earn valuable certifications and experience to add to a resume

Click Here to Learn More! 

Application deadline is June 2, 2024. 


Rensselaer Architecture Career Discovery Program

Attention students- open your eyes to architecture as a future career and provide you with an impressive portfolio piece, essential to be accepted into a premier program.

In-person session: July 8-19, 2024 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT)
Register Now

Online session: July 22-August 2, 2024 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT)
Register Now

Program cost: $1850


Montclair State University 

Pre-college summer is a 1-week, July 14-20, residential experience designed to provide a dynamic and immersive learning experience for high school students in grades 9-11. Click here for academic offerings

For more information about each program sign up for a virtual information session! Students may apply by visiting the Pre-college Summer website.


University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Summer 2024 Programs at the UMass Mount Ida Campus

AI, Data & Ethics: Introduction to Public Interest Technology

June 30 - July 13, 2024

deal for students interested in data science, artificial intelligence, or computer science

Summer Design Academy: Mount Ida Campus

​​​June 30 - July 20, 2024

Great choice for students interested in architecture & design

Veterinary Technology

​​​​​​​July 14 - 27, 2024


Manhattan College's Summer Engineering Program

Manhattan College is hosting the 2024 Summer Engineering Awareness Program for high school students interested in Engineering and Science. This program has been co-sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, Metropolitan Section of ASCE, New York Building Foundation, General Contractors' Association, the Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation, as well as corporate sponsors. All programs and related program details are subject to change based on funding. The summer program schedule is as follows:
Ten-day Program
8:30 am -- 3:00 pm
July 8th through 12th, July 15th through July 19th
Six-day Program 1
8:00 am -- 3:00 pm
June 24th and June 29th
Six-day Program 2
8:00 pm -- 3:00 pm 
July 22nd through July 26th, and July 29th
Manhattan College
Leo Engineering Building, Room 236
3825 Corlear Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463
Program Director
Dr. Walter Saukin, Associate Professor Civil Engineering
Students will receive certificates of participation and can note this summer activity when applying to college. Leisure activities are also being planned for the students. Participants will also qualify for an application fee waiver at Manhattan College. 
For more information about the summer program please contact me at 718.862.7171, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm or via email to Corinne Walsh at [email protected]
Apply Here: Summer Program Application


Columbia University Summer Program

NYC Commuter Summer

The commuter option is open to students entering grades 9–12 and freshman year of college. Students who choose to live off-campus can still enjoy most campus resources, including special events, activities and commuter-specific lounges.

Session A - 3 Weeks: June 24–July 12, 2024

Session B - 3 Weeks: July 16–August 2, 2024

Session C - 1 Week : August 5–August 9, 2024

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024



Montclair State UniversitySummer Program 

Pre-college Summer is a 1-week, July 14-20, residential experience designed to provide a dynamic and immersive learning experience for high school students in grades 9-11. From exploring the vibrant streets of New York City to diving into the world of entrepreneurship, animation, and beyond, our diverse range of academic offerings 

For more information about each program sign up for a virtual information session! Students may apply by visiting the Pre-college Summer website.




Rider University Summer Program 

High schoolers can experience what it's like to engage in music, theater and media studies at the college level

 Students work with and learn from renowned faculty and instructors

Students who complete the program can qualify for an annually renewable $2,000 scholarship to Rider University (some restrictions may apply)





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.