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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 1/24/20)


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 2020
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 13 - July 18, 2020) (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: January 31, 2020



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 27, 2019 – July 11, 2020

Who: Rising HS Juniors and Seniors

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:  February 18, 2020



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 18, 2020 – July 29, 2020

Who: Rising HS Seniors only

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:   January 27, 2020



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 18, 2020 – August 1, 2020

Who: Rising HS Seniors only

For More Information: Apply online at –

Deadline:   January 27, 2020



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 21 – July 3, 2020

Who: HS Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors (All must have completed their freshman year of HS)

For more information:

Deadline:  Registration opens February 1, 2020