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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 5/17/23)



United Nations Training Internship 

Dates: (July 24- August 11, 2023)

World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), gives students a chance to engage with diplomats and the UN staff directly at their headquarter in New York. The UN ATP is a program designed to help students learn about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the decision-making process of international organizations. 

Due to the availability of WFUNA and political offices, this year we are starting off this program in LA first from July 24th then ending with training at UN in New York starting from Aug 7th

Deadline: Applications due May 30, 2023

Please click here for more details! 



North Shore University Hospital Nursing Exploration Program 

Requirements: High School students who are currently in their junior year, and will be seniors in Fall 2023, are eligible to apply. All program participants need to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 before they can begin. 

Please click here for application details and instructions.

Deadline: Applications are due to Guidance on March 27, 2023 


Lebanon Valley College Actuarial Science Camp

The Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers.

In the summer of 2023,  two one-week long camps:

  • June 18–23, 2023
  • July 9–14, 2023

Please click here for more info! 




  • Piece Country Day Camp is now hiring summer staff! 
  • Must be 16+ old by start of camp
  • Summer Dates: June 29th- Aug 24th 
  • Contact: (516) 621-2211 or [email protected]
  • Please click here  for Pierce Country Day Camp Flyer! 



Villanova University Summer Programs

Program Details: 

  • The 2023 Program Dates are July 8 – July 15. 
  •  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. 
  • If your student is selected, a deposit will be due to secure your student's spot in the program. 
  •  Find more information and the application link on the NovaEdge Program Information site. 
  • If you have questions, contact Dr. Stephen Jones at [email protected]

.Rider University Summer Programs

High school students are invited to take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Pre-College Summer Program at Rider University.

Rider University offers a variety of programs in voice, musical theater and keyboard.

Click here for Summer Program Page

Washington Universtiy in St. Louis Summer Program 

Olin Business School Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is March 8, 2023. 

  • [email protected] July 9–15, 2023
  •  Olin Fleischer Scholars Program: July 9–15, 2023
  • Gateway to Business: July 9–15, 2023

Please note: Gateway to Business also includes three virtual sessions (June 8, 15, and 22), followed by the one-week, in-person academic experience on the WashU campus. 

Arts & Sciences Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is April 3, 2023. 

  • High School Summer Scholars Program: June 11–July 15, 2023 
  • High School Summer Academy: June 11–July 15, 2023
  • High School Summer Launch: July 30–August 5, 2023

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs

The scholarship, early bird, and international application deadline for these programs is March 15, 2023. The deadline for all other applicants is April 15, 2023.

  •  Architecture Discovery Program: July 9–22, 2023
  •  Portfolio Plus Program: July 9–29, 2023

Visit our Summer Programs Page for additional opportunities with Arts & Sciences, Tyson Research Center, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, WashU Athletics, and WashU Rural Scholars Academy.

Click here for Summer Program Page

Columbia University Pre-College Program 

Students attend specially designed weekday classes on Columbia's historic campus in New York City and can take advantage of organized activities throughout the city. With more than 70 courses to choose from in a dozen subject areas, this program also offers college preparedness seminars, workshops and lectures.

This program is designed for students entering grades 9 through 12 or their freshman year of college this fall. The residential option is offered to students 16 years or older for Sessions 1 and 2.

Residential Program Deadline: March 3, 2023

Commuter Program Deadline: March 31, 2023


Bryant University Summer Program 

Dates: June 25 to June 30, 2023.

Program participants will:

  • Understand the role of accountants
  • Spend a day at PwC offices in Boston and meet with business professionals to learn firsthand about daily operations
  • Experience college life by living in a residence hall and utilizing resources at Bryant
  • Except for transportation (to and from Bryant University), there is no fee to participate in the program. The program will provide overnight accommodations, meals, planned activities, and educational materials.
  • To apply, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) and completed at least Algebra 2 by the end of junior year.

The priority application deadline is set for Friday, March 31, 2023.

Click here to register!



Rice University Info Session

Admission Information Sessions

Join a virtual Admission Information Session, led by our admission counselors, and learn about our amazing programs, vibrant student life, and groundbreaking research. On Thursdays, we invite international students to join us for a session specifically focused on application requirements for international students.

Click here to register!



SHAPE Summer Program

Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE).  

SHAPE is a pre-college program for current high school students to experience Columbia Engineering courses. SHAPE provides opportunities for students to explore fields ranging from computer science to environmental sustainability. All courses are taught by Columbia Engineering faculty.

Summer 2023 consists of two sessions 

Session 1: July 5-July 25

Session 2: July 26-August 15

*Each day goes from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The cost for one session is $4900

 Click here to apply! 


Macaulay Honors College 

Macaulay Honors College is hosting Information Session from 4:00 pm thru 5:30 pm. At the event, they will hear from our current students about their Macaulay experiences, learn about the application process, and more. 


Tuesday, April 4

Wednesday, May 17

Wednesday, June 7


Boston University Campus Visit Opportunity 

Boston University will be hosting Winter Visit Day for your sophomores and juniors and their families to learn more about Boston University. During the event students will learn about the admissions process, visit a school or college, eat lunch in a dining hall, and meet our students!

Date: Friday, February 24

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time



University of Georgia Campus Visit Opportunity 

Campus Visit Experience. Regardless of where your students might be in their college search process, we welcome them to campus! We conduct campus visit experience opportunities several times a day and on select Saturdays.

Admitted Student Events. Before finalizing their decision, admitted students can explore all UGA has to offer through our New Dawgs programs.

Click here to apply! 


Landmark College

Landmark College’s High School Summer Program introduces students to skills and strategies that will help them prepare for college-level work. During the 3-week program, students will experience a learning community focused on their success.

Who Should Attend? Rising high school juniors and seniors who find it challenging to keep pace academically and want an introduction to college.

Dates: July 8 – 29, 2023

Cost: $5,785—Traditional Track

Cost: $6,960—Social Pragmatics Track

(includes room, board, and activities)

Summer College Readiness Program:

Our Social Pragmatics Track is designed for students who need additional support in making friends, adapting to new sensory environments, and finding community.

Students are immersed in a living and learning experience that offers a taste of college-level work and the challenges they will encounter as new college students. The 2-week program focuses on preparing recent high school graduates to transition to their crucial first semester of college.

Who Should Attend? Recent high school graduates preparing to enter college in the fall. (Admission to a college other than LC is required to participate.)

Dates July 16 – 29, 2023

Cost: $3,920 (includes room, board, and activities)


West Point Summer Leaders Experience

 The West Point Summer Leader Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. 

At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. 

Click here for more info


Southampton Children's Lit Conference

Applications are now open! Do you have a children's book or YA novel inside you?

Looking for the support and accountability to get it DONE?

The Southampton Children's Lit Conference provides a unique forum in which to study and discuss the craft of writing for children. World-renowned authors, illustrators and editors offer inspiration and guidance through workshops, lectures, group discussions and special presentations on the beautiful campus of Stony Brook Southampton, a stone's throw from the gorgeous beaches and historic villages of the Hamptons

Summer 2023 dates:

July 12-16, 2023

Application deadline April 15 


Clarkson University 

Students are invited  to attend our Clarkson University Horizons program! 

This week-long, overnight summer camp experience on Clarkson University's campus in Potsdam, New York, is offered for middle and high school students to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) concepts in a fun and engaging atmosphere surrounded by like minded peers. 

Summer 2023 dates:

Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14

Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21 

Registration is now open and space is limited! The deadline to register for 2023 sessions is May 21, 2023.


Pratt Institute 

Summer 2023 programs! 

During the program students will:

  1. Study art, design, architecture, or creative writing at a college level.
  2. Create work suitable for use in a college admissions portfolio.
  3. Join a creative community of like-minded students.
  4. Explore undergraduate majors and discover the Pratt Institute experience.

Available sessions:

1, Spring (online): Visit the website for course dates

  1. Summer (online): Visit the website for course dates
  2. Summer (in-person Brooklyn, New York campus): July 9 - August 2

Summer applications are due March 1st!

Questions? Email [email protected]


Northeastern 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 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 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: 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! 

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:

Session  3: June 25 – 30

Session 4  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.