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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 2022-23

(Most Recent at the Top as of 1/20/23)

ortheastern Accelerate Pre College 2023 Program

Click the link below to apply for Northeaster’s Pre-College Program!

Accelerate Pre-College 2023 Boston Campus Programs! The program application includes a financial aid section for consideration for our need-based aid awards. The application deadline is March 14, 2023 or until programs reach capacity. Students that apply by the early deadline of February 28, 2023 will receive a $500 discount on tuition.  

*For additional information about programs, application requirements, global campus offerings, and important deadlines, visit our website. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at or call 617.373.2200.


Columbia University Pre-College Program

Summer Immersion: Online to learn about online study options and for on-campus study, please visit Summer Immersion: New York City. The early registration

Deadline: February 3. 

There will be information sessions featuring several of our Ambassadors on January 26 at 8PM ET and February 2 at 8PM ET. 

Use code HSIM220 to waive the $80 application fee

The University of Notre Dame

The deadline to apply for Study Abroad is January 23, 2023. 

Study Abroad Italy

Program Date: June 3 - 17, 2023

For two weeks, the city of Rome is their classroom as students explore iconic cultural landmarks. Local scholars guide students through the amazing architecture, art history, and anthropological studies only Italy can provide! 

Study Abroad South Africa

June 14 - 30, 2023

Students examine South Africa's turbulent history through cultural excursions in Johannesburg, Soweto, and Cape Town. Then, they'll delve into topics surrounding conservation by visiting an elephant sanctuary, hiking in Kruger National Park, and going on safari. 

Study Abroad London 

Program Date: July 8 - 22, 2023

Explore one of the world’s oldest and greatest cities renowned for its distinct literature, acclaimed theater, iconic architecture, and thriving financial district. The curriculum focuses on how London came to be one of the leading trading capitals in the world through an exploration of its fascinating history and culture by visiting its many historic buildings, museums and diverse neighborhoods. 

Study Abroad Ireland

July 22 - August 5, 2023

Students embark on a journey through Irish culture and history, exploring bustling Dublin and the beautiful countryside of Connemara. They'll hike through Glendalough, complete a bog challenge, and trek with ponies as they learn from renowned scholars.


SMITH PreCollege Programs: 

Summer courses in STEM, Creative Writing, Sustainable Futures, College Readiness, and Women, Gender and Representation. 1, 2, and 4- week options, for female-identified students in rising grades 9-12. 

Program Dates: July 23 - August 5, 2023, Smith College,

Northampton, MA.


Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program:

Current 9th – 12th grade students have the opportunity to explore a variety of career pathways and majors in 20 institutes. Those students selected for the program will enjoy access to world-class faculty, resources, industry professionals and a one-of-a-kind view from inside a career field. On-campus and online options are available for summer 2023

Click here to learn more!


Columbia Business School:

New this summer: learn the elements of developing a filmed entertainment project — from initial pitch to marketing, distribution, financing, and production with our newest program The Business of TV and Film: An Insider’s Look.

Click here to learn more 


University of Rochester: 

The University of Rochester offers pre-college online courses to help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in these courses students can discover how their interests could lead to a college major or even a future career

Click here to learn more! 


University of Miami Summer Programs:

Pre-College Summer Programs -Open to first-year, sophomores, and juniors, these two-week and three-week programs offer immersive learning experiences and an introduction to college life. Students can choose from a wide range of academic specialties in the fields of healthcare and medicine, engineering, technology, business, communication and media, marine science, and so much more. 

Click here to learn more!


Notre Dame Pre-College Study Abroad Opportunities:

Join a live webinar on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET to hear from the Director of International Programs who will walk students, parents, and school administrators through the study abroad programs, discuss the application process, and answer any questions.

Click here to register

Program Dates

Study Abroad Italy: June 3-17, 2023

Study Abroad South Africa: June 14-30, 2023

Study Abroad London: July 8-22, 2023

Study Abroad Ireland: July 22-August 5, 2023


Carnegie Mellon's Summer Pre- College Programs: Through Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. The programs prepare students for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.

Pre-College Programs Carnegie Mellon's:

Art: Uses both traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies to explore creative ideas in a college-level studio environment. Students develop both conceptual and technical skills preparing them for a wide range of opportunities in both art studies and careers. (3- and 6-week program options)

Computational Biology: Provides extensive training in both cutting-edge laboratory experiments to generate biological data and the computational analysis of that data. Uses real-world scenarios for exploration. (3-week program)

Design: Introduces students to the discipline of Design, provides a foundation of skills, and gives a clear idea of what to expect from a college-level accredited program. (6-week program)

Drama: Prepares students for the college audition and interview process, illustrating the kind of creativity and discipline required of students studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama curriculum. Students will be introduced to the intensity of a top-rated undergraduate conservatory experience. (6-week program)

Music: Immerses high school students in a world-class conservatory experience within an internationally recognized university. The program mirrors the first weeks of Carnegie Mellon’s first-year undergraduate School of Music curriculum. (3- and 6-week program options, commuter part-time option)

National High School Game Academy: Allows high school students to experience modern video game development using industry-standard technology. Students interested in art, music and audio, game design, and software development are encouraged to apply for this multidisciplinary program. (6-week program)

Summer Session: Provides high school students with the opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. (6-week program)

Writing & Culture: Storytelling is the process of uncovering, understanding, and sharing stories. Whether through words or images, stories unite us and help create a mutual space for understanding ourselves and each other. That’s what the Pre-College Writing & Culture program works to develop: skilled, reflective, engaged storytellers who can share our stories well. (6-week program)

*Limited scholarships available for programs above.

Fully-Funded, Merit-Based* Pre-College Programs - Summer of 2023

AI Scholars: Provides opportunities for students who have historically been excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (4-week program, rising seniors only)

Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have historically been excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the subject with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.  (4-week program, rising juniors only)

 Summer Academy for Math and Science:  Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (5-week program, rising seniors only)


Northeastern University Pre College Programs:

Northeastern University  2023 residential programs are designed for rising juniors and seniors. We are looking for talented, highly motivated students who are passionate about the subject area, and who are ready for a rigorous program. We mimic the Northeastern undergraduate application review process by performing a holistic review—examining all areas of the application (academic, extracurricular, etc.). equally.  Application requirements include:  

***There is no application fee for the program, and students who apply by the early application deadline, February 28, 2023, will receive a $500 discount on tuition. More information on the application and financial aid, including important deadlines, can be found on our website.

Click here to apply!


University of Notre Dame Summer Programs: 

Summer Scholars Online is an opportunity for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to earn a college credit with Notre Dame in summer 2023! 

Participants choose from 10 online courses of study, all taught by Notre Dame faculty.

Summer Scholars Online- click here

Virtual Program Dates: July 17 - 28, 2023

Students earn one college credit upon completion of the program

Classes meet virtually Monday-Friday for a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning

Need-based financial aid is available to students who qualify


Stanford Pre- College Programs: 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Current Grades 8–11, 

Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

Session One: June 19 – June 30, 2023

Session Two: July 10 – July 21, 2023

Click here to apply! 

Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

Current Grades 10–11, 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

Session One: June 25 – July 14, 2023

Session Two: July 16 – August 4, 2023

Click here to apply! 


Columbia University Pre-College Programs: 

Summer: New York City

For students entering Grades 9-12 or their freshman year of college in the fall

Choose from dozens of courses in 12+ subject areas

Study for three weeks with residential and commuter options or for one week with commuter options (The residential option is open to students age 16+ at the start of the program)

Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter

Apply by the February 3 Early Registration Deadline for priority course selection

Rounded Rectangle: Learn More

Summer: Online

For students entering Grades 9-12 or their freshman year of college in the fall

Choose from dozens of courses in 12+ subject areas

Study live online for one week or two weeks

Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter

Deadline: Apply by the February 3 Early Registration Deadline for priority course selection

Click here to apply!

Columbia Writing Academy

Designed for current high school juniors and open to students entering Grades 9-12 in the fall

Learn to write a standout college admissions essay from instructor Dr. Nancy Sommers, who led the Harvard College Writing Program for 20 years

Study live online for two weeks, accompanied by seminar discussions and writing workshops

Deadline: Apply by the February 3 Early Registration Deadline for priority course enrollment

 Click here to apply!

Summer: College Edge

For students entering or currently enrolled in Grades 11-12

Study for six weeks or 12 weeks

Choose from Columbia courses in diverse subject areas

Take classes with Columbia undergraduate students and earn college credit

Deadline: Apply by April 10 for Summer Session A (May 22-June 30) or May 22 for Summer Session B (July 3-August 11)

Click here to apply!


Rhode Island School of Design Summer Programs:

Both programs offer a college-level curriculum that provides a strong foundational understanding of drawing and design principles.

Whether on-campus or online, you’ll participate in courses led by professionally practicing instructors, learn to manage time and self-motivate, and develop a portfolio of concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform your college application.

Click here to learn more! 

Spring 2023

March 4–May 21 (2 sessions)

Summer 2023

June 17–Aug 13 (2 sessions)


NC State: Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP): STEP is a chance for rising high school seniors to experience the best of what the Wilson College of Textiles and NC State have to offer. Students will have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, current students and alumni while exploring textiles through projects, workshops and other activities. Students will live in our residence halls, eat in our dining halls and see what it’s like to be a college student. STEP will take place during the following weeks:

Week 1: June 11 – 16

Week 2: June 18 – 23

Week 3: June 25 – 30

Week 4: July 9 – 14

Textile Pioneer Week: July 16 – 21 (Students from Tier 1 and 2 counties only)


Stevens Pre-College Summer 2023 Courses:

Summer Pre-College Programs. students  apply today!

You can view our Pre-College offerings here.

If you would like to get a more in-depth look at what Stevens Pre-College Programs offer,click here!

Deadline: March 1st 2023 is the priority deadline.