Assumption High School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Rose Theatre Co. presents The Diviners April 28, 29, and 30. Go to ARTS, Rose Theatre to buy tickets! Sign up for one of over 20 AHS Summer Camps today under ACADEMICS.

Academic Summer Opportunities - 2017

(Last updated March 10, 2017)   

Special thanks to Kelly Kirwan, McAuley Scholars Director, for compiling this list.  
Listed below are numerous academic summer opportunities.  Opportunities are sorted into the following categories:
  • Business/Entrepreneurship/Accounting
  • Creative Arts/Design
  • General Pre-College Programs
  • Journalism/Media/Communications
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM)
  • Social Studies/Politics/Law
  • Study Abroad/Travel
  • Theology/Ministry/Mission Work
  • Writing/Literary Studies
When appropriate, each program also includes a prefix indicating the state in which the experience is located. As updated information becomes available, it will be reflected on this site. If what you are looking for does not appear on this page, you may want to try using this website:




KY – BASE CAMP – Business and Accounting Summer Education Camp

Participants explore business and accounting careers while enjoying fun social activities that include visiting four college campuses, a public accounting firm and the corporate office of an international company. The camp is held on Bellarmine University’s campus. Applications are available now.

Cost: $75 (Needs-based BASE Camp Scholarship available)

Program dates: June 11-15, 2017

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

More information:


IN – Purdue University and Indiana University Southeast - Entrepreneurship Academy

The Purdue Research Park and Indiana University Southeast is offering an opportunity to incoming high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate an aptitude in the areas of math, science and technology along with an interest in entrepreneurship. Indiana and Kentucky residents may apply for the IUSE program. Only 25 students will be selected for IUSE. Very competitive.

Cost: $100 registration fee; everything else is free. (Scholarships available if students cannot pay the registration fee.)

Program dates:  June 26-July 1, 2016 (IUSE)

Application deadline: April 29, 2016 (teacher or principal nomination needed)

More information:  See Mrs. Kirwan in guidance


KY – Sullivan University - Culinary and Baking and Pastry Arts Camps

Pursue your passions for cooking and baking under the guidance of experienced chef instructors at one of the best hospitality schools in the nation.

Cost: $850 (with housing) $650 (without housing) Early Bird discount available

Program dates: June 11 – 16, 2017

Application deadline: May 1, 2017 (apply and register)

More information:


IN – IU Kelley School of Business – Young Women’s Institute

Students interested in studying business and staying on a college campus benefit from this selective opportunity.  Minimum GPA of 3.5.

Cost:  Fully funded except for travel to and from Bloomington 

Program dates:  June 11-14, June 14-17, June 18-21, or June 21-24, 2017

Application available:  January 11 – March 26, 2017

More information:


TN – NABA Accounting Career Awareness Program – Christian Brothers University

ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting. ACAP revolves around a one-week summer residency program for high school students. 

Cost: Students selected receive a full scholarship that covers tuition, room, meals, books, supplies and transportation.

Program dates: July 16-21, 2017

Application deadline: June 21, 2017

More information: 





Grammy Camp

Attend summer camp with Grammy professionals and learn hands-on career training from industry experts. Students can pursue performance or business tracks. Locations include Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA.

Cost: $1500 (does not include housing; students must provide that on their own)

Program dates: May 30-June 3 in Nashville; July 18-22 in L.A.

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

More information:  


MD – Maryland Institute College of Art – Pre-college Studio Residency Program

Experience a challenging and rewarding opportunity for young artists and designers; two sessions offered- one in Baltimore and one in Tuscany.  Students can earn college credits

Cost: $50 application fee; expense not published

Program dates:  Session I (Baltimore) – June 24-July 22, 2017; Session II (Tuscany) – June 24-July 16, 2017

Application deadline:  March 24, 2017 (priority deadline); April 16 (final deadline)

More information:


OH – DAAP High School Residential Pre-College Camps– University of Cincinnati

Spend the week living on campus while putting your ideas to work on immersive projects, exploring Cincinnati’s creative community. Classes are taught by DAAP faculty, professional guests and visiting artists, and are also staffed with current DAAP students as assistants. An exhibit and celebration culminates the camp on Saturday morning.

Cost:  $1,499

Program dates:  June 18-24, 2017

Application deadline:  accepted first come, first serve

More information:


MI – University of Michigan – Stamps School of Art and Design – Pre-College Program

Each summer, the Stamps School offers several pre-college programs for high-school students interested in art and design. Two programs are residential in nature. They include a preview of what it’s like to earn a BFA degree, and a portfolio prep class.

Cost: $2000-3000 depending on the program

Program dates:  Varies depending on the program

Application deadline: Varies depending on program

More information:  


Various Locations - US Performing Arts Camps

Designed for the serious performing arts student.  Multiple locations, dates, and concentrations are available. Check website for more details. 

Cost: Varies depending on length of class

Program dates:  Varies

Application deadline:  rolling admission, but preference given to early applicants

More information:


GA – Summer at SCAD:  The Savannah College of Art and Design

Offering multiple avenues of artistic development, students interested in art, architecture, film, etc…are encouraged to read about the many summer offerings.

Cost: Varies depending on program

More information:


CA – California College of the Arts – Pre-College Program

For rising juniors, seniors, and college freshmen, this program allows students to study art, design, or creative writing and earn 3 college credits.

Cost:  $3,150 – tuition; $1,155 – housing; meal plans available; scholarships available

Program dates:  June 26 – July 21, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling; scholarship deadline is March 6

More information:


DC – Experiences in Architecture:  Catholic University of America

This intense three-week workshop is for students interested in architecture or other design-related fields.  Students are exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena.

Cost:  $3600 (includes tuition and room and board – scholarships available)

Program dates:  July 10-28, 2017

Application deadline:  April 15, 2017

More information:


IN – Ball State University – College of Architecture and Planning Summer Workshop

Called DesignWorks, this program is for rising juniors and seniors interested in environmental design and planning.

Cost:  $1500

Program dates:  July 9-21, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling; fills quickly

More information:


LA – Tulane School of Architecture – Career Explorations in Architecture

Tulane’s short intensive introduction to architecture is offered to rising juniors and seniors. Students can earn 3 credit hours that counts as elective credit at Tulane.

Cost: $3,000 (tuition); $640 (housing); $100 (materials)

Program dates: July 9-29, 2017

Application deadline: May 15, 2017. Apply online – see link below.

More information:




NC – Duke University – Summer Session

Duke University offers two summer programs: Summer College and Summer Academy. Each program has a different focus. More information about the focus, time frame, and cost can be found at the link below.

Cost:  varies depending on program

Program dates:  varies depending on the program

Application deadline: April 14, 2017

More information:


IN - Indiana State University - Summer Honors

More than 14,000 high school students have completed seminars, earned credit, and jump-started their college education during the 46-year history of the Summer Honors Program.

Cost: $425 (includes tuition, housing, food)

Program dates: July 16-22, 2017

Application deadline: June 2, 2017 

More information:


KY - Centre College - Summer Scholars Program

Centre College invites motivated high school students to apply now to the Summer Scholars Program, taking place on Centre’s campus. The program offers a taste of the Centre experience to high school students. 

This two-week program is for rising juniors and seniors who seek an enriching academic and leadership experience. The three-track program will be taught by Centre professors and include content relating to global diversity and cultures, philosophical puzzles and paradoxes, and the art of film. All three tracks will include experiential activities, field trips, and collaborative learning with a Centre professor. In addition, there will group activities, such as outside speakers and on-campus events. 

Cost: $1500; if a student matriculates at Centre, she will receive a $1000 scholarship. 

Program dates: June 18-July 1, 2017

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

More information:  


MD and NM – St. John's College – Summer Academy

This summer program for high school students (ages 15-18) is modeled after St. John's discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books. The program offers a hands-on introduction to college life, helps students hone reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. Multiple sessions take place on choice of the Maryland or New Mexico campuses.

Cost: $1100 if paid before June 1; $1250 after June 1.

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: check website

More information:


Blueprint Signature Summer Programs

Personal, innovative and fun pre-college summer programs for students entering grades 9-12. Students can choose from 9 different college campuses and attend either a 1 week or 2 week program. 

Cost: varies depending on the program; 1 week programs start at $1999

Program dates: programs begin June 25th and run through the end of July

Application deadline: register by May 1

More information: 


NC – Wake Forest – Pre-College Residential Programs

Wake Forest University offers several different residential pre-college programs: Academic Discovery Institute, Career Exploration Institutes, Ross Kennedy Smith Debate Workshops, and various sports camps.

Cost: varies depending on the program

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: rolling basis until all spots are filled

More information:


MA – Summer Session @Andover

This is a five week academic enrichment program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Cost: $8,850

Program dates:  June 26 – July 30, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling admission until all spots are filled; online application available January 1

More information:


PA - Carnegie Mellon:  Summer Pre-College Programs

Students choose between an Advanced Placement/Early Action Program, a pre-college Fine Arts program, or a National High School Game Academy.  Open to students entering their junior or senior year.

Cost:   varies depending upon specific program

Program dates:  July 1 - August 11, 2017

Application deadline: April 25, 2017

More information:


IN – University of Notre Dame – Pre-College Programs

Notre Dame’s Pre-College Programs offer summer opportunities for rising high school juniors and seniors. There are three programs:  Summer Scholars is a two-week commitment (rising juniors or seniors) while the Leadership Seminar is a one week commitment (rising seniors). Study Abroad: Ireland is a twelve-day seminar in Dublin and Connemara, Ireland. Study Abroad: Rome is a twelve-day seminar in Rome, Italy with scholars from a variety of fields.

Cost:  Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminar - $50 application fee; Nonrefundable deposits: Summer Scholars - $300; Leadership - $150; Summer Scholars - $3,400 program cost (scholarships available); Leadership Seminar – all expenses paid; various costs for Study Abroad programs. Consult website.

Program dates: June 24 - July 8, 2017 for Summer Scholars; July 15 – July 26, 2017 for Leadership Seminar; July 15-29, 2017 for Study Abroad: Ireland; June 3-17, 2017 for Study Abroad: Rome

Application deadline:  February 6, 2017 – Summer Scholars and Study Abroad: Ireland; January 30, 2017 – Leadership Seminar and Study Abroad: Rome

More information: 


NY – Marist College – Summer Pre-College

The Marist Summer Pre-College Programs provide rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take a course in a field they are passionate about while getting a taste of college life. Students can choose to take college courses, earn college credit, and live either on the campus in Poughkeepsie, NY or in Florence, Italy. Students complete online application, obtain a high school transcript, recommendation form, and write an essay.

Cost:  $3,300 for one NY session; $4,000 for Florence, Italy; $6,270 for two NY sessions; $6,935 for one NY and one Italy session

Program dates:  NY Sessions (2 available): June 25-July 8, 2017 and July 9-July 22, 2017. Florence Session: July 9-July 22, 2017.

Application deadline:  rolling basis

More information:


KY – University of Louisville - Summer Courses

As a visiting high school student, you can learn something new and get a jump on your college experience. Interested students can apply for admission as a high school visitor. Once they apply, their application will be processed in 2-4 business days.

Cost: $50 registration fee. Courses cost $138.75 per credit hour. A typical course may be 3 hours.

Program dates:  Four terms available; consult website for details.

Application deadline: between May 9 - May 31 depending on the term you wish to attend.

More information:


RI – Brown University – Pre-College Programs

A residential pre-college program for talented students. Take online courses, attend classes on campus, or abroad from 1-7 weeks.

Cost: Varies depending on the program.

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: varies depending on program; program fees must be paid by May 25

More information:


MO – Washington University in St. Louis – High School Summer Institutes

Students can explore a specialized interest while living on campus.  Six options:  see link for more information on the internet.

Cost:  $1985-5585 (depends on institute - financial assistance is available).

Program dates:  Varies; begins as early as June 11; ends as late as August 4 depending on the program.

Application deadline: rolling; most programs fill by April 1

More information:


CA – Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes are three-to-five-week summer residential programs. Not for credit or grade, these programs provide in-depth hands-on exploration of advanced topics, development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, exposure to current research directions, and a challenging and rewarding academic experience in an environment with others who share a passion for learning and self-discovery. Programs exist for grades 9, 10, and 11. Check out Stanford University Mathematics Camp [SUMaC], Summer Humanities Institute, Summer Arts Institute, or Stanford Medical Youth Science Program.

Cost: Varies depending on the program

Program dates: Some start as early as June 13 and run through different dates.

Application deadline: Varies depending on the program

More information:


NY – Cornell University – Summer College 2017

Talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors can choose between 20 programs and 60 Cornell courses to study for either three or six-weeks. 

Cost:  varies; financial assistance available

Program dates:  varies based on program

Application deadline:  May 5, 2017 for admission

More information: 


MA – Tufts University – Summer Study 2017

Tufts Summer Study offers students an opportunity to explore academic and career options, experience learning and living on a college campus, and prepare for the next stage of your education.

Cost:  check website

Program dates:  Two sessions: May 24-June 30 or July 5-August 11, 2017                                                              

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

More information:      


NC – Davidson College – July Experience

This offers a pre-college summer enrichment program for rising high school juniors and seniors.Students take two liberal arts courses taught by full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls with students from across the country and around the world, and participate in sessions about the college admission process, while getting prepared for college.

Cost:  $4,000 (scholarships available)

Program dates:  July 2 -July 22, 2017

Application deadline:  March 31, 2017

More information:


TN – Summer in Sewanee – High School Students Summer Programs

Sewanee offers four different programs or institutes for high school students. These include a Pre-Health & Field Science Program, an Environmental Institute, a Musical Festival, and a Young Writer’s Conference. It is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Cost:  Varies depending on the program

Program dates:  Varies depending on the program                                           

Application deadline: Varies depending on the program

More information: 


MA – Stonehill College – Summer@Stonehill Pre-College Program

This selective 3-week program provides an opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to earn college credit.

Cost: $3,900; Catholic school students receive a $400 scholarship reducing the cost to $3500

Program dates: July 9-29, 2017

Application deadline: April 1, 2017

More information:


IN – Hanover College – Summer High School Academy

If you've ever wanted to experience college life while still in high school, then Hanover's Summer Academy program may be the perfect opportunity. Respected professors teach a wide range of subjects that will help engage and expand your interests as well as deepen your knowledge of a topic.  Students live in dorms, eat on campus, learn from Hanover faculty members, and engage and expand interests. 

Cost:  $650-750 depending on institute selected

Program dates:  June 12-17, 2016

Application deadline:  Registration opens March 1; apply by May 16; space is limited; apply early.

More information:


MO – Washington University in St. Louis –High School Summer Scholars Program

This five week program provides an early taste of college life for academically talented rising juniors and seniors. Students take undergraduate courses for credit.

Cost:  $8,085-$10,585; $35 application fee (Partial scholarship assistance is available.)

Program dates:  Three sessions: June 11-July 15, 2017 OR July 16-August 18, 2017; June 11-August 5, 2017

Application deadline: rolling admissions, application must be received by April 1.

More information:


MA - Smith College Pre-college Program for High School Girls

Smith College Pre-college Summer Programs offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond.

Cost:  $1,650-5,780 depending on the selected program

Program dates:  three programs run July 9-22; one runs July 9-August 5; one runs July 23-29

Application deadline:  May 1, 2017

More information:


IN – Northwestern University – College Prep Program – Summer 2017

This summer program is designed for high school students who are ready for academic challenges and the experience of real college life.  Students can take college courses and earn college credit.

Cost: varies on the program you choose

Program dates:  varies depending on the program you choose

Application deadline:  April 15, 2017 (scholarships available)

More information:


SC – Clemson University – CU Summer Scholars

This academic summer experience for gifted students provides opportunities for challenging courses, fun, and friendship. Students can study everything from communications to engineering to architecture to journalism.

Cost: Programs begin at $900

Program dates: Eight different sessions to choose from starting June 4.

Application deadline: Pay by April 1, 2017 to receive discount.

More information:


NH – Thomas More College of Liberal Arts – Summer Programs

Students are invited to attend one of four offered summer programs.  These challenging classes are based in the tradition of the Liberal Arts.  For more information visit the website.

Cost:  Varies depending on program (from $100-$975) includes room, tuition, books, and meals. Financial aid is available. The Oxford Programme is $4,500.

Program dates:  varies depending on the program

Application deadline: reserve your spot before April 15

More information:


VA – Hollins University – Hollinsummer 2017

Looking for an adventure for this summer? Take a look at Hollinsummer, a great combination of learning and fun, on one of Virginia's most beautiful campuses. With three distinct experiences, Hollinsummer encourages students to explore their talents with opportunities ranging from creative writing to acting to horseback riding. Open to rising 9th-12th grade girls.

Cost: Varies depending on the program chosen ($850-$1100)

Program dates:  July 16-22, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling admission until all spaces are full; discount if paid by March 1.

More information:


TN - Lipscomb University - Summer Scholars
Students can acquire a taste of college academics and life in this 10 day program on the campus of Lipscomb University.  Available for rising seniors.
Cost: $800 - if accepted (normally costs $4130, but all recipients will receive scholarships)
Program dates:  July 7-16, 2017
Application deadline:  May 15, 2017
More information:


GA – Emory University – Pre-College Program

An academic program for rising juniors and seniors gives students a glimpse of academic and campus life at a top-ranked national university.  Two week program available.

Cost:  varies depending on the session; financial aid available

Program dates:  varies depending on the session.

Application deadline: rolling basis

More information:


IL – Loyola University – Chicago Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars

Attend a one week seminar or a six week academy for rising juniors and seniors. Students can earn college credit and experience college life.

Cost:  Starts at 1,090 for one week; $5,896-$8,239 for college coursework program

Program dates:  Varies depending on program

Application deadline:  see website

More information:  


OH – Miami University – Summer Scholars Program

This program provides a total college experience for academically-talented, rising high school juniors and seniors during a two week, summer term.

Cost: $1,450

Program dates: Two sessions in 2017 – July 2-14; July 16-28

Application deadline:  May 1, 2017; application available mid-February

More information:


NJ – Centenary College – Summer Scholars

This program offers enriching learning experiences for grades 8-12.  Sessions offered include everything from fashion design to veterinary science to television production.  Students may attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks with tuition discounts if staying more than one week.

Cost: Depends on number of weeks attended; cost for one week starts at $1045

Program dates:  Four sessions in 2017.  Check website for dates

Application deadline: rolling basis; fills up quickly

More information:


IL – The University of Chicago – Summer Session ‘17

The University of Chicago offers a variety of programs for accomplished high school students. 

Costs: check website; varies depending on program

Program dates: depends on the session; check website for information

Application deadline: Varies depending on the program.

More information:


KY – Western Kentucky University – VAMPY

This camp is designed for students who are gifted verbally or mathematically and want to spend three weeks studying one area of focus in depth. Freshmen or sophomores are eligible.  Students have to been identified through the Duke TIP program and earned a qualifying SAT or ACT score as a 7th grader.

Cost: $2,850; limited financial aid is available – must apply for assistance by 5/1.

Program dates:  June 25 – July 15, 2017

Application deadline:  Rolling admissions; all information and registration fee due by May 1.

More information:  


OH – Ohio Northern Summer Academic and Honors Institute

Ohio Northern University will host its 14th Summer Academic and Honors Institute for gifted high school students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2017-18. This year’s institute includes 12 challenging courses scheduled over the months of June and July. Each weeklong course provides a great way to investigate potential career choices or college majors. Plus, this is the perfect opportunity to interact with other gifted students with instruction provided by ONU professors and special guest lecturers.

Cost: $495 per week

Program dates: varies - offered during the month of June

Application deadline:  May 8, 2017

More information:


SC – Furman Summer Scholars

See what college life is like and learn with your peers from some of Furman’s favorite professors.

Cost:  $1,200 (one week) $2,200 (two weeks discounted) 

Program dates:  Session I – July 9-15, 2017; Session II – July 16-22, 2017

Application deadline:  May 15, 2017

More information:


AL – Samford University – Summer Programs

Samford University hosts several programs that tap into various intelligences whether they involve medicine, music, great books, etc… Over ten programs are offered of various lengths and prices. 

Cost: varies; see website for more details

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: check each individual program

More information:


TN - Vanderbilt University - Summer Academy (VSA)

This is a summer academic program for highly talented learners.  This is not the same program as Vanderbilt’s PAVE.  It is available for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Cost: $2,750-$3,575, depending on session. Need-based financial support is available.
Program dates: June 18-30 (rising 9th-10th graders); July 9-28 (rising 11th-12thgraders)

Application deadline: Varies depending on session

More information:


NY – NYU Precollege Summer Programs

For rising juniors and seniors, this program allows students the chance to immerse themselves in a six week college experience.  Students can earn college credit, develop writing skills, and plan for college admission.

Cost:  Varies depending on how many college credits a student takes

Program dates: July 2 – August 11, 2017

Application deadline:  admitted on a rolling basis

More information:




NY – Columbia University - Columbia Scholastic Press Association Summer Journalism Workshop

Presented by CSPA and hosted by Columbia University, the annual Summer Journalism Workshop is a week-long conference offering sequences focused on either writing, editing, management or advanced design.

Cost: $1,195

Program dates: June 18-23, 2017

Application deadline: Space limited; all fees must be received by May 22.

More information:


IN – Indiana University – High School Journalism Institute

Students are invited to attend a variety of workshops listed on the website.

Cost: $425 per five day workshop. Additional cost for housing. Scholarships are available - due April 7.

Program dates: Varies depending on the workshop.

Application deadline: June 16, 2017

More information: 




IL – HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy – Loyola University Chicago

The Advanced Leadership Academy is for juniors and seniors who are passionate about social causes and willing to tak on new challenges. Students will take on college-level curriculum and earn college credit.  

Cost: $1250

Program dates: July 6 – 11, 2017

Application deadline: rolling

More information:


KY – Dale Carnegie Impact Camp for Future Leaders

This camp for future leaders helps high school juniors and seniors with college applications and interviews, set goals, confront challenges, and improve communication skills.

Cost: $795

Program dates: July 11-15, 2016 (8:00am – 5:00pm)

Application deadline: rolling

More information:


NY - The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill

ERVK is pleased to announce the 2017 Girls’ Leadership Workshop.  This workshop is an international leadership development program for girls entering their sophomore or junior year in high school.

Cost:  $2,500

Program dates:  July 7-16, 2017; July 21–30, 2017

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2017

More information:


VT - Norwich University – Future Leader Camp

A two-week summer program dedicated to developing the leadership potential of current high school students.

Cost:  $1,975; $25 application fee

Program dates:  July 2 –15, 2017; July 23–August 5, 2017

Application deadline:  not available

More information:  Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors; 2.5 GPA or higher


PA – The Wharton School – The University of Pennsylvania

Four different summer programs give students the opportunity to explore and discover their particular academic interests on an Ivy League campus.  The programs include:  The LEAD Program, Leadership in the Business World, Management and Technology Summer Institute, and Wharton Sports Business Academy.  For rising high school juniors and seniors.

Cost:  Varies depending on the program

Program dates:  varies depending on the program

Application deadline:  varies; check website for deadlines

More information:


RI – Bryant University – Leadership Institute

Open to African American or Black and Latino rising seniors, this full week program seeks to help high school students explore their career choices. The program seeks to educate students about various areas in accounting. Except for transportation costs, the program is offered at no charge to students who apply and are accepted.

Cost: Program is fully paid; students only have to pay for transportation costs

Program dates: June 25 – June 30, 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

More information:


KY – Young Leaders Academy – University of Louisville

Kentucky students, rising 11th and 12th graders, are eligible to apply for the Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference at the University of Louisville. The McConnell Center offers this annual program to outstanding high school students to help hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history.

Cost: Each participant receives a scholarship.

Program dates: June 14-17, 2017

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

More information:




KY - University of Louisville - High School Research Internship Program 2017

Sponsored by the Science Policy and Outreach Group, this competitive program runs for 8 weeks and offers students a hands-on research experience. Students who have an interest in science but who have not received experience or accolades is preferred. Students must be able to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week, attend the full eight weeks, and be 16+ years old. 

Program dates: begins after the end of the academic school year and runs 8 weeks

Application deadline: due to U of L by March 28. All materials need to be to AHS guidance by March 7.

More information: See Mrs. Leigh Jackson in guidance or Mrs. Kirwan in 106.


MA – Boston University High School Programs

Boston University offers several academic programs where students can earn college credit, complete a research project, experience what college life will be like, etc…  Programs last as little as one week or as long as six weeks.

Cost:  varies based on program; check website; financial aid may be available

Program dates:  varies; check website

Application deadline:  varies; check website

More information:




KY - YCAP - Youth Community Agriculture Program

Sponsored by the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, the Youth Community Agriculture Program, or YCAP for short, is a 7-week summer employment opportunity during which participants will learn more about growing, harvesting, and selling fresh vegetables; learn culinary skills from local chefs at restaurants as well as cooking activities on the farm; and learn more about local food system issues through activities on the farm and through field trips to community organizations around Louisville. Students work 4 days a week, 30 hours a week.

Program dates: June 1-August 31, 2017

Application deadline: Students must complete applications to the Food Literacy Project and to SummerWorks. Must apply by May 1 but if a first time applicant, it is highly recommended to apply by March 1.

More information:


AL - Samford University - McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp

McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one-week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.  

Cost: $525 (limited number of scholarships available)

Program dates: June 25-30, 2017

Application deadline: February 1, 2017

More information: 205-726-2008 or email or contact Mrs. Kirwan @, room 106. 


MD – United States Naval Academy – Summer Seminar and Summer STEM Program

The Naval Academy offers two programs: Summer Seminar is for rising seniors interested in the Academy. Summer STEM is designed to encourage rising 9th-11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology.

Cost: Summer Seminar - $525; STEM - $550; cost covers room and board; transportation must be paid for by the student

Program dates: Various dates; Summer Seminar 6 days; STEM is 5 or 6 days

Application deadline: Available January 10, 2017; students notified by April 15.

More information:


KY – iD Tech – University of Louisville

University of Louisville is one host of this summer tech camp.  Students can learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.

Cost: Between $849-$899 depending on the class; see link for more details

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: see website for more details

More information:


KY – Baptist Health Corbin - Academic Med-Camp Course

Available to rising juniors and seniors, this camp will broaden students' knowledge in health care related careers and opportunities.Two levels of camp are offered: basic med camp and advanced camp.

Cost: $1000 (includes meals, activities, lodging, CPR certification, and hands-on training). Each student will receive scrubs and a stethoscope. 

Program dates:  June 12-17, 2016 (basic camp); July 24-29 (advanced camp)

Application deadline:  students need to register for the basic camp by May 15; the advanced camp by June 15.

More information: contact Debbie Hardin 606-682-3725 or OR contact Mrs. Kirwan in guidance.


KY – Morehead State University – SpaceTrek: Space Science Camp for Young Women

SpaceTrek is a unique space science camp offered at Morehead State University’s state-of-the-art Space Science Center housing a Satellite Development Laboratory, Space Tracking Antennas, Electronic Laboratories and a digital Star Theater for planetarium and LASER shows. This one week educational experience is designed to expose incoming sophomore, junior and senior high school girls to space science and engineering concepts in fun and exciting ways.

Cost: call for price

Program dates: July 8-15, 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

More information:


AL – Auburn University – Women in Engineering Summer Camp 2017

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering invites you to be a part of our Women in Engineering Camp this summer!! This camp is a girls-only residential camp that will focus on issues important to women in the field of engineering. Sessions will be led by women engineering organizations, faculty members and current Auburn engineering students. Two different programs, one for rising 9-11th graders and one for rising 11th and 12th graders; minimum GPA 3.0

Cost: $650 (Scholarships are available)

Program dates:  varies based on the program

Application deadline:  March 1, 2017

More information:


KY – Spencerian College – Med Camp

By trying out different paths at Med Camp such as nursing, respiratory therapy, surgical technology and wellness programs, among others, you can begin pursuing the medical career that inspires you most.

Cost:  $225 (commuting); $395 (if housing needed)

Program dates:  June 11-16, 2017

Application deadline: Registration is rolling; pay in full by February 28 for early bird special.

More information:


KY – Kentucky Forest Leadership Program – University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Forest Leadership Program began over 50 years ago and has evolved during that time. The program is designed for high school students completing their sophomore and junior years. This weeklong experience concentrates on forest management and related subjects.

Cost:  $400

Program dates:  June 4-9, 2017

Application deadline:  registration opens soon

More information:


OH - University of Dayton – Women in Engineering Summer Camp

The Women in Engineering Summer Camp at the University of Dayton is a Sunday-through-Friday experience that gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on, learn-by-doing activities.

Cost:  $700

Program dates:  July 9 - 14, 2017

Application deadline: rolling; will only take first 90 registered

More information:  Money is due at time of application


KY – Eastern Kentucky University - Camp Inner Space

A residential camp for high school students interested in psychology, EKU offers students a chance to immerse themselves in learning about the human mind and behavior. Students must have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher

Cost: $500

Program dates:  June 11-16, 2017

Application deadline: June 1, 2017; space is limited

More information:  


OH – University of Dayton – Summer Honors Engineering Camp

Available to 9-11th graders; minimum GPA 3.5.

Cost: TBD

Program dates:  June 16-21, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling basis

More information:


FL – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Summer Academy

Students attending an Embry-Riddle summer program will have the opportunity to explore subject areas from business basics, robotics and autonomous systems, aerospace studies, or flight training.

Cost: varies depending on program selected

Program dates:  varies depending on program selected

Application deadline:  consult website for information

More information:


TX – Lyle Engineering Summer Camp at SMU

The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers residential summer camp programs for students in Engineering for rising 11th and 12th graders. Student participants must have completed or plan to complete Algebra II in 11th grade, in addition to completing at least one science lab-based course prior to the beginning of camp.

Cost: $1175 (includes room and meals)

Program dates: June 12-16, 2017 (session for females only)

Application available: March 1, 2017

More information:


NJ – Stevens Institute of Technology – Pre-College Summer Programs

The Stevens Summer is a pre-college experience that challenges and promotes discovery and exploration. Explore majors and interests from engineering to cybersecurity to medicine to multimedia. The program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Cost:  between $700-$3200 depending on the program

Program dates:  varies depending on the session; most are 7 days programs     

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

More information:


KY - Camp Cardiac – University of Louisville School of Medicine

Run by local medical students in 29 cities nationwide, this is an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring medicine. Students will attend a 1-week summer camp where they will learn from experts in the medical field. Any high school student may attend as long as she is 15 by the first day of assigned session. See flyer here: Camp Cardiac 2017 FlyerScholarships are available – apply for these by April 3.

Cost: early (by March 13) $550; regular deadline (by April 24) $600; scholarships available - must apply by April 3 

Program dates: July 17-21, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 4:00 pm daily

Application deadline: (early) March 13, 2017; (regular) April 24, 2017

More information:


KY - Camp Neuro – University of Louisville School of Medicine

Camp Neuro is a 1-week summer day camp open to all high school students at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session. Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine. See flyer here: Camp Neuro 2017 Flyer. Scholarships are available – apply for these by April 3.

Cost: early (by March 13) $550; regular deadline (by April 24) $600 - scholarships available - must apply by April 3 

Program dates: July 10-14, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 4:00 pm daily

Application deadline: (early) March 13, 2017; (regular) April 24, 2017

More information:  


PA – University of Pennsylvania – Summer Academy

The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore engineering at the college level, combining sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends.

Cost: $7,375

Program dates:  July 2-22, 2017

Application deadline:  March 18, 2017 (priority); May 13, 2017 (general)
More information:


CT - United States Coast Guard Academy – Summer Program

This summer program for rising seniors offers a six-day intense, immersive, hands-on program. Students will spend time in the engineering lab, the playing fields, the parade grounds, and the water. Students will test their mind, body, and spirit to find out if the Coast Guard Academy is for you.

Program Cost: $475 – scholarships available – apply for scholarships by May 18.

Program Dates: Three sessions available: I: July 9–14; II: July 16–21; III: July 2328

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

More information:




CN – Yale Young Global Scholars for Outstanding High School Students

Yale sponsors six intensive interdisciplinary summer pre-collegiate experiences – Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship;, Politics, Law, and Economics; International Affairs and Security; Applied Science and Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Science; and Frontiers of Math and Science. Students learn from leading authorities in their areas of expertise; read primary source materials, articles, and books on a wide variety of issues; participate in lively team exercises and simulations; and gain invaluable instruction in university-level writing.

Cost: $5,800

Program dates:  depends on the program; sessions are June 19 - July 2, July 9 - 22, or July 27 - August 9

Application deadline: January 31, 2017

More information:


KY – Louisville Bar Association – Summer Law Institute

The Summer Law Institute (SLI) is a seven-day residential program for high school students interested in the law and the legal profession.

Cost: $175 (scholarships available)

Program dates: June 11-17, 2017

Application deadline: April 11, 2017

More information: Application can be found here -


TN – Lipscomb University – Institute for Law, Justice, and Society

Each summer, Lipscomb University hosts high school students from across the country to participate in a week long camp that exposes students to various aspects of the legal profession.

Cost: $500 (scholarships available)

Program dates: June 12-16, 2017

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

More information:


VA – William and Mary – Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History

Offered to rising juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors; program provides opportunities for students to earn college credit and experience college life.

Cost:  $4,150 – financial aid is available based on need

Program dates:  Session I – June 25-July 15, 2017; Session II – July 16-August 5, 2017

Application deadline:  application available in February

More information:


KY – The Henry Clay Center for Statesmenship – Student Congress

The Center brings fifty of our nation’s most accomplished high school students from around the country for an intensive educational program focused on statesmanship. This program is for rising seniors and will take place on the campus of Transylvania University. The next-generation of leaders and public servants will learn the lost art of negotiation, goodwill, and compromise.

Cost: No cost if a student is selected.

Program Dates: June 4-10, 2017

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

More information:




Oxford Royale Academy Summer School 2017

Inspirational cultural and academic courses available in June, July, and August.

Cost: varies depending on the program

Program dates: varies depending on the course and campus

Application deadline: rolling admissions until all programs are full.

More information:


NY – Oxbridge Academic Programs

Various academic summer programs offered in England, France, Spain, Scotland, and the U.S. 

Cost:  various costs depending on the program; scholarships available

Program dates:  various times

Application deadline:  rolling admissions until all programs are full

More information:; or stop by room 106 and see Mrs. Kirwan for more information.


Study Programs International

Summer Immersion Programs Abroad

More information:


Summerfuel 2017

Offering personalized adventures for high school students around the United States and the world.  Destinations include:  Oxford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UMass-Amherst, Columbia, Tufts, Yale, Stanford, Spain, France, and Italy.

More information:


KY – Western Kentucky University – Study Away

This program is a unique opportunity for high school students to receive college credit while gaining hands-on experience in New York City.

Cost: $1,999 - 2,499 (dependent on number of participants)

Program dates: June 12-17, 2017

Application deadline: April 1, 2017 (deposit of $250 due at that time)

More information:  


MI – Hillsdale College Summer Study Domestic and Abroad

Open to sophomore, junior, and senior students.  Participants can earn college credit and either study abroad during three different trips or study domestically during one trip.

Cost: varies depending on the program; check website for more details

Program dates: varies depending on the program

Application deadline: varies depending on the program

More information:


NC – Duke University – Field Studies 2017

Available for students in grades 9-12, TIP’s Field Studies are rigorous academic programs where high school students experience academic passions and potential careers firsthand. Located throughout the U.S. and abroad, these authentic, two-week programs allow students to take advantage of unique surroundings to enhance hands-on learning.

Cost:  varies depending on program, $3,825-$3,950

Program dates:  varies depending on the program

Application deadline: February 6, 2017 (early); February 27, 2017 (regular)

More information:




KY – Georgetown College – Faithways Academy

Faithways Academy is a two week, high school theology program. Students study theology and an elective and experience a short mission trip to Birmingham. It is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Only 50 spots are available.

Cost:  email the director

Program dates:  June 18-30, 2017

Application deadline:  March 31, 2017

More information:      


IN – St. Mary's College – Embody: Beauty, Justice, and Faith in Action

Embody is a week-long theological summer institute for high school girls held at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. It is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Cost:  $180 (covers tuition, room, and board)

Program dates:  July 9-14, 2017

Application deadline:  April 15

More information:



IN – Marian University – Missionary Disciples Institute (MDI)

MDI is designed to prepare high school age students to assume leadership roles as young missionaries in service to their communities and the world at large through their local churches. Marian University is hosting the first ever institute this summer. The program will accept the first 50 students. Students stay on the campus of Marian University. Students who apply must get a recommendation from their pastor.

Cost:  $350

Program dates:  July 12-17, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling basis

More information:   




OH – Denison University - The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

This is a summer program in creative writing for rising juniors and seniors.

Cost:  $1,300 (financial aid is available)

Program dates:  June 18-25, 2017

Application deadline:  March 5, 2017

More information: 


MN – Carleton College - Summer Writing Program

The Summer Writing Program emphasizes a writing process approach, teaching participants how to compose academic papers similar to those that are expected in college.  The program is designed for college-bound students with strong reading and writing abilities.

Cost: $2,995

Program dates: July 9-28, 2017

Application deadline: May 12, 2017

More information:


OH - Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop

A workshop in writing for high school students ages 16-18.

Cost: $2,375 (includes meals, accommodations, and activities)

Program dates:  Session I – June 25-July 8, 2017; Session II – July 16-29, 2017

Application deadline:  March 1, 2017

More information:


NY – Skidmore College – New York State Writers Institute

The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a week-long in-residence writing workshop for New York State high school students.  It offers young writers artistic development, recognition and respect, and peer support. Students work closely with professional writers, immersing themselves in poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and the critical evaluation of each other’s work. Admission is limited and participation is determined by the evaluation of creative writing samples submitted as part of the application process.

Cost: Tuition and Room and Board - $1677 

Program dates:  June 27 – July 9, 2017

Application deadline:  April 1, 2017

More information:


CA – Thomas Aquinas College –Summer Great Books Program

This 2-week program is open to rising seniors and encourages insightful thinking through the reading and discussion of “great books”.

Cost:  $975

Program dates:  July 23 – August 5, 2017

Application deadline:  rolling admission

More information:

Interested in the Governor's Scholars Program (GSP)? Click on the PDF below for information about it.
Interested in the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA)? Click here for a link to information about it.
Interested in the Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE)? Click here for a link to information about it.
Interested in the Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA)? Click here for a link to information about it.