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Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer is a wonderful opportunity 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!

(* Please note that all academic requirements for Sacred Heart Academy would take precedence over any Summer Enrichment Program *)

(Most Recent at Top as of 1/30/19)


Name of Program: Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences

Description: Summer Scholars Program: Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.

Where: St. Louis, MO


Session A: June 9-July 13 (five weeks)

Session B: July 14-August 16 (five weeks)

Session C: June 9-August 3 (eight weeks)

Who: Current sophomore or junior student in high school

For more information:

Deadline: April 1, 2019 (Fill quickly)


Description: HS Summer Institutes: Combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, undergraduate-level academic programs--not summer camps. Programs in: Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Leadership, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical & Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology (PNP)

Where: St. Louis, MO

When: Dates vary by program – in July – August 2018

Who: Current freshman, sophomore or junior student in high school

For more information:  

Deadline: April 1, 2019 (Fill quickly)



Name of Program: The University of Texas at Austin – Texas Summer

Description: Programs in Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, Computer Programming, Engineering & Robotics, Crime Scene Investigation, Fashion, Law & Government, Medicine, Sports Management, Psychology, STEM & Research

Where: Austin, Texas

When: June 29 – July 19, 2019 OR June 30 – July 18, 2019 (Commuter Option)

Who: Students 9 – 12

For more information:

Deadline: Rolling Basis (Some fill quickly due to demand)



Name of Program: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Description: Credit & non-credit bearing courses/programs available in the areas of Humanities, Arts, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Sports Business, Physics & more!

Where: Stanford, CA

When: Varies by program

Who: Students in grades 8 – 11

For more information:

Deadline: Varies by program



Name of Program: Gettysburg College Academic Camps


Camp Psych – Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.

Gettysburg College 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.

3D Object Modeling & 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.

Coding for Robotics and Electronics Camp – Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.

HS Student Summer Scholarship Program, Civil War Institute Summer Conference – 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.

Sunderman Piano Institute - Opportunity for young pianists to challenge themselves as performers and broaden their musical experiences, within a warm, supportive and engaging environment led by experienced conservatory faculty. Students will improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and explore related musical subjects through classes, rehearsals, activities, and performances.

Where: Gettysburg, PA

When: Varies by program

Who: Varies by program

For more information: Click here

Deadline: Applications accepted on a ROLLING basis until camp is full (In general. Some programs have a deadline of May 1, 2019. View program website above).



Name of Program: Northeastern University 2019 Accelerate: Pre-College Program

Description: The programs feature exceptional faculty delivering courses that combine innovative content, experiential learning, and a world-class environment—giving talented high school students a true Northeastern experience.

Where: Boston, MA


  • Bioengineering Immersion: July 21 – August 2, 2019
  • Design Discovery: July 7 – July 19, 2019
  • Engineering Innovation and Design: July 7 – 19, 2019 OR July 21 – August 2, 2019
  • Hacking IOT: July 7 – 19, 2019 OR July 21 – August 2, 2019
  • Humanity in a Digital World: July 7 – 19, 2019
  • Sustainable Chemistry & Renewable Energy: July 7 – 19, 2019
  • Innovations in Health Sciences & Health Professions: July 7 – 19, 2019
  • Experiential Entrepreneurship: July 7 – 19, 2019 OR July 21 – August 2, 2019 (Boston)
  • Experiential Entrepreneurship: July 21 – August 2, 2019 (Seattle)

Who: Students should have completed their sophomore year of high school and will be 16 years of age by the start of the program.

For more information:

Deadline: March 18, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. - Applications received by March 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST will receive a $250 tuition discount (if admitted) (Application opens February 4, 2019)



Name of Program: Summer Discovery Pre-College Enrichment, College Prep and Intensive institutes for HS Students

  • Collaborative partnerships with great universities, which include: UCLA, UCLA Business, UC Santa Barbara, Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of Miami, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Univ. Penn, U Penn Law, Penn State, Pace Univ., Emerson College-Boston, Cambridge Univ. & London, London Business & Yale – NUS Singapore

Description: Earn college credit, enrichment, college admissions prep, and intensive institutes in Business, STEM Studies, Sport Management, Medicine, Acting, Media, Leadership, Engineering, Law and Research & more.

Where: Various College Campuses listed above

When: June – August 2019 (Dates range depending on chosen program)

For more



Name of Program: Duke University Summer Session

Description: Summer College for HS Students – This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success.

Where: Durham, NC

When: July 7 – August 2, 2019

Who: Current 10th - 12th grade students

For more information:

Deadline: April 15, 2019 by 11:59 pm



Name of Program: Boston University – New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Institute

Description: You will learn about - Finding investigative story ideas, writing a news story (hard news, profile and feature stories), writing an investigative piece, how to perform a background check, how to work with government databases & other information, interview techniques, computer-assisted reporting (CAR), news ethics & presenting your finding on the web, in print and for broadcast.

Where: Boston, MA

When: Three different sessions which run from June 24 – August 2, 2019

Who: Freshman – Senior

For more information:

Deadline: June 1, 2019



Name of Program: Stevens Institute of Technology 2019 Pre-College Programs

Description: Various programs available in Engineering & Science, Technology & the Arts, and


Where: Hoboken, NJ

When: Session times vary by program from June – August 2019

Who: Rising HS Junior or Senior Students – strongly encourage female & minority students

For more information:

Deadline: February 15, 2018 (PRIORITY)



Name of Program: The Career opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) Program

Description:    Program developed to expose promising underrepresented minority HS juniors to accounting and business careers. Each year, the program is held on 8 college campuses across the state at no charge to the students. Sessions typically include: an accounting profession overview (panel discussion with a representative from a CPA firm, industry, education, young CPA & a college student), basic accounting concepts, technology in business & accounting, business etiquette, interviewing skills, dressing for success, public speaking, networking, college prep/financial aid & resume writing. Students are also taken on field trips & given an opportunity to visit corporations, accounting firms, nonprofit organizations, & government agencies in order to gain exposure to the business world.

Where & When:

COAP Adelphi University (Residential Program)

Saturday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

COAP Mid-Hudson at SUNY New Paltz (Commuter Program)

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019

COAP Rochester Institute of Technology (Residential Program)

Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3, 2019

*Note: transportation will be provided from the Buffalo area.

COAP Syracuse at SUNY Oswego (Residential Program)

Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

COAP Westchester Community College (Commuter Program)

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019

Who: HS Juniors

For more information:

Deadline: Varies by location – Earliest May 15, 2019, Latest May 31, 2019



Name of Program: Career Discovery: University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture

Description: Geared toward those who are considering or who have already enrolled in an architecture program, participants not only learn architectural history but also the skills and responsibilities required in contemporary architecture practice. During the 13-day program, students participate in design studios, architecture seminars and field trips to see good architecture first hand.

Led by Notre Dame architecture professors and advanced students, participants have an opportunity to experience student life at Notre Dame. Participants live in dorms, eat in the dining hall and play on the quads. The program is structured with social and athletic activities in order for participants to get the most from their Notre Dame experience.
Career Discovery is intended to help participants decide whether or not they want to pursue architecture in college, and, if so, how they should prepare during their junior and senior years of high school. If they come committed to the field, Career Discovery will introduce them to studying architecture at the college level, giving them a jump start over those entering the major their freshman year of college.
Where: Notre Dame, IN
When: June 16 – 28, 2019
Who: HS Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors (All must have completed their freshman year of HS)
Deadline:  Registration opens February 1, 2019 (Open until capacity reached)



Name of Program: Yale University Young Global Scholars Program

Description: The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a very selective leadership-development program for high school students from around the world. The program is designed to bring together students with the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin university studies.

Living on the Yale campus for two weeks during the summer, students in the program:

  • hone their abilities to think critically and flexibly;
  • engage productively with a diverse group of peers;
  • explore new and exciting ideas;
  • meet distinguished scholars and practitioners;
  • develop key communications skills.

While building a strong network of like-minded young people, participants assemble a leadership toolkit that they take back with them to their home communities at the conclusion of the program.

* Need based scholarships are available

Where: New Haven, CT


Block One – June 16 – 29, 2019

  • Applied Science & Engineering (ASE)
  • International Affairs & Security (IAS)
  • Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship (SDSE)

Block Two – July 7 – 20, 2019

  • Frontiers of Science and Technology (FST)
  • Literature, Philosophy & Culture (LPC)
  • Politics, Law & Economics (PLE)

Block Three – July 28 – August 10, 2019

  • Biological &Biomedical Science (BBS)
  • Creative Arts & Media (CAM)
  • Politics, Law & Economics (PLE)
  • YYGS – Bejing: Asia in the 21st Century (ATC)

Who: HS Sophomores & Juniors

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:   February 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm



Name of Program: Bank of America Student Leaders Program

Description/Requirements: Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.


 As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.


To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2019) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

How to apply:

Deadline: February 1, 2019



Name of Program: University of Notre Dame – Summer Scholars Program

Description: The Summer Scholars program is a two-week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business. Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student. 

Where: Notre Dame, IN

When: June 22, 2019 – July 6, 2019

Who: Rising HS Juniors and Seniors

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:  February 19, 2019



Name of Program: University of Notre Dame – Leadership Seminars

Description: Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility.

Where: Notre Dame, IN

When: July 13, 2019 – July 24, 2019

Who: Rising HS Seniors only

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:   January 28, 2019



Name of Program: University of Notre Dame – Study Abroad: Ireland

Description: Ready to really #GoIrish? Discover the rich history and culture of both bustling Dublin and bucolic Connemara, Ireland with this 12-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Guided by Notre Dame Faculty and local scholars, students will embark on an exploration of Irish culture, history, and landscape through what O’Connell House calls "learning through the soles of your feet." With seminars held at the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center in Dublin and the historic castle of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, Study Abroad: Ireland treats students to numerous sites of interest in both the east and west.

Where: Ireland

When: July 13, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Who: Rising HS Seniors only

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:   January 28, 2019