Summer Enrichment

Check out the opportunities below for once-in-a-lifetime summer 2020 enrichment experiences.

Colleges & Universities

Creative high school students looking to develop their cinematic and journalistic skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more — this program is for you.

Learn from hands-on instruction, create your own videos and short films, and discover educational and professional opportunities.

This program runs from July 6 – 31, 2020. Click here to find program information and application materials. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.

Questions? Contact the program at [email protected].

For students entering Grades 10, 11, or 12, Brandeis Precollege scholars will engage in the rigors of academics at a world-class university, explore the opportunities and challenges of living on a college campus, and join a vibrant community of people interested and engaged in some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Click here to learn more as well as to find applicable application information and deadline dates.

The Colorado College Pre-College program is the perfect opportunity for your students to make the most of their summer! At Colorado College, they will earn college credit, particpate in college-prep programming, and experience life as a CC student. Our Block Plan carries over into the summer – one class at a time for 3 ½ weeks to create a fully immerrsive learning experience. Our courses for Summer 2020 are listed and applications are open! We have everything from Film to Economics for your students to explore through our three summer blocks. Our Pre-College Block (July 13 – 29) offers:

  • Art Studio: Introduction to Drawing: Landscape Immersion
  • Organismal Biology: Chemistry and Biology of Colorado Wetlands
  • Economics: Social Entrepreneurship: Leadership and Impact
  • English: Cross-Genre Writing Workshop
  • Feminist and Gender Studies: Do #AllLivesMatter?: Historical and Contemporary Protest in the US
  • Physics: Cosmology, Antigravity, and the Runaway Universe
  • Political Science: Freedom and Empire: The Drama of Ancient Politics
  • Sociology: Globalization and Immigration Policy

There are also opportunities to participate in a course in Block A (May 27 – June 19) or Block B (June 22 – July 15), and go ahead and check out our FAQ page.

Are you curious about the Pre-College student experience? Hear what some of our alum have to say in this video!

Duke University offers three options for summer study for current high school students:

Applications open December 3rd, 2019! Click the links above to learn more as well as to find applicable application information and deadline dates.

Write in the heart of Portland!

Lewis & Clark College invites talented 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers to apply for this two-week residential summer creative writing program.

June 21st – July 4th, 2020

  • Join 60 high school students from across the country.
  • Study and write with published, thoughtful, and dynamic authors.
  • Generate your own writing in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
  • Preview college life on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark.
  • Explore Oregon during faculty-led group trips in and around Portland.

Application Deadline: March 9th, 2020

Click here to read more details and apply today.

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:

  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp – Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Build a Bot and Code It Too – Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring electronics, and building robots through the open source software and hardware. This camp is an introduction into the world of coding robotics and electronics.
  • Camp Psych – Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Camp – Students will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying the American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. They will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers’ Workshop – Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference – Scholarship – The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle.

Discover your passions this summer in an encouraging environment with like-minded students from around the globe. Our Pre-College Programs offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique Notre Dame community.

Summer Scholar and Leadership Seminars participants experience residential life while on campus. You’ll be paired with a roommate and live in a dorm room. A current ND undergraduate student will be your Resident Counselor, supporting and mentoring you throughout this unparalleled college experience.

Students earn one college credit upon completion of our programs.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Online High School Filmmakers Workshop
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Earn four college credits.

Application Deadline for Spring: February 10, 2020
Spring Program Dates: March 2 – April 10, 2020

Application Deadline for Summer: June 15, 2020
Summer Program Dates: July 6 – 31, 2020

Students work in online crews to develop their directing, shooting, and editing skills while also learning documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches to filmmaking. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting and script development, and produce music videos and short films (three to five minutes in length). Watch the video and visit the website to learn more about the Tisch Online High School Filmmakers Workshop.

New York University Tisch School of the Arts offers high school students opportunities to earn college credits while taking a course at our campus in New York City or online. The college-level courses are taught by Tisch faculty and are a great way to experience professional artistic training, while working with other students from around the world.

Summer High School Residential Program in NYC
Open to sophomores and juniors. Earn six college credits.

Application Deadline: January 23, 2020
Program Dates: July 12 – August 8, 2020

The Summer High School Residential Program encompasses a highly structured class schedule, which include projects, professional training, and collaboration. The classes are based on the Tisch undergraduate curriculum.

Why should you have to wait until college to start honing your craft in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction?

Every summer for more than two decades, talented high school students (current sophomores and juniors) have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more.

Only 48 students get the chance to come to the Hill to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It’s a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world.

This is your chance to work with award-winning authors whose work has appeared in publications like The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and SB Nation; who have published books; who care deeply about storytelling; and who love to teach.

The program runs from June 21–28, 2020. Financial assistance is available to families who qualify, and information about the program is online at The online application portal will open on Monday, January 6, 2020. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

Questions? Reach out to [email protected] or at 740-587-6207.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Stanford University invites high school students from around the world to discover, study, and explore in small classes with instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes offers two sessions for high school students, grades 8–11. Each session runs for three weeks and provides a diversity of courses from which to choose.
The program seeks intellectually curious students with a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom. Admission is selective.
Click here for more information, including program details and course selections.
Deadline to apply is February 26th, 2020.

At the University of Miami’s Summer Scholars Program, students get the chance to litigate a mock trial, participate in a medical scenario in a state-of-the-art simulation hospital, or get up close and personal with sharks and dolphins all while earning six college credits. High-achieving high school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits this summer in a variety of areas while exploring their academic passions and considering their future career opportunities.

For students seeking to gain hands-on college experience in a more condensed format, we also offer a two-week, non-credit academy program, where they’ll enjoy an intense experiential learning environment.

Explore our two options:

Three-week Summer Scholars Program (credit): For high school sophomores and juniors The program runs July 4–24, 2020

Two-week, UM Academies (non-credit): For high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors The program runs July 4–17, 2020

Limited Scholarship Opportunities are available for students who qualify. To be considered, eligible applicants must complete both the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application and submit supporting documents by the March 1 deadline. Students who meet the requirements for our need-based scholarship may also qualify for application fee reduction waivers.

Click here to apply. Students who apply before December 1, 2019, can use waiver code “EARLYBIRD” to receive 50 percent off the application fee.* Students are encouraged to apply early to reserve space in their preferred program.

*Waiver code expires December 1, 2019. Your application must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1. With waiver code, the application fee is reduced to $37.50. Please note refunds/discounts cannot be issued once the application has been submitted.

To contact an enrollment advisor or to request more information, click here or call 305-284-4000.

USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of “freshman year” through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.
USC Summer Programs offers courses in a variety of subjects (over 20 courses in more than 10 subject areas) from which students choose one course for intense study. Students receive 3 units of transferable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-Week program.
Students may visit for more information and instructions on how to apply.

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