Summer Programs

Governor’s School Summer Residential Academies 2019     Qualified, current sophomores and juniors may apply.  Academies will be offered in Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Marine Science; Engineering; Agriculture; Medicine and Health Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Foreign Language.  For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Education Website and see Mrs. Routten in the guidance department.

Duke University Summer Session  2019     Current 10th and 11th graders may consider applying for a month-long Summer College session in which they take undergraduate level courses.  Current 9th – 12th graders may consider applying for a 3 week long Summer Academy in which they take a certificate course.  Current 9th – 12th graders may consider applying for a one week long Intensive STEM Academy. For more information, visit the Duke University Summer Session 2019 website at or contact Nicki Charles, Ed.D at

2019 Summer Discovery Internships     Through our collaborative partnerships with 14 universities in the U.S. and abroad, you can be confident that your students will have an unforgettable experience on a Summer Discovery program consisting of world-class academics, extra-curricular activities, recreation, and sports. Plus, our safety and supervision standards are unmatched, and we’re proud to boast a 10:1 student to staff ratio. Learn more at or call 516-621-3939.

2019 Pathways Flight Academies     Launch your aviation career with a summer high school residential flight academy. Learn more at or call 757-766-5210

2018 eXcel Leadership Academy – A summer  youth leadership program designed to develop critical career and life skills while building an appreciation of our region and its many opportunities.  Applications are available online at and are due by June 15, 2018.

Beacon College’s Summer for Success – This 3 week immersion experience is for rising high school juniors and seniors who learn differently. This program is from July 8 – July 27, 2018 and prepares students for the transition to college with personalized, strategic coursework as well as off campus activities. For questions or assistance call 855-220-5376 or email

VCU Arts Summer Intensive Program – This 3 week Pre-College Summer Intensive program is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in portfolio development, sequential drawing and comics, filmmaking, photography, fashion, mixed-media, graphic design, interior design, or theatre.  The deadline to apply is March 30th, 2018.  For more information please visit or call 804-VCU-ARTS.

GWU Summer Immersion – This 1 or 2 week rigorous program provides you with an enriching academic experience and an extraordinary summer in Washington, DC.  This program is for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.  For more information please visit

Redesigning Our Future – A National Environmental Summit     This 5 day/4 night Summit takes place July 10-14, 2018 and will be held at Catawba College campus, in Salisbury, NC.  This program provides an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships.  For more information please visit:

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership     This 2-week program will take place at the University of Virginia from Saturday, July 7 through Saturday, July 21.  This program provides intensive training in state and local government, politics, public speaking, leadership and public service to students from across Virginia.  For more information, or to submit an application please visit:

Phillips Academy Andover Summer Session     This 5-week academic program takes place on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.  Participants may choose from among 60 courses.  Hybrid and online programs are also available.  For more information and to apply go to

BLAST 2018 Summer Program     The Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) Program goal is to increase students’ curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The program is for current 8th and 9th graders with STEM interests who have a C+ or greater grade point average (2.3 or greater).  Participants may attend BLAST only one time.  There is no charge for either of the two three day programs which will tale place at Old Dominion University and VA TECH.  Applications may be submitted from November 17th-February 5th.  For more information, visit

2018 High School Diplomats Program     Current sophomores and Juniors may apply for this 10-day “cultural exchange program”  that will take place in July 2018 on the campus of Princeton University.  For more information and to apply go to

New England Center for Investigative Reporting Investigative Journalism Workshop   Begins on June 25, 2018 and lasts for two weeks.  Participants work with veteran journalism teachers and award-winning journalists while developing their critical thinking and research skills.  For more information, visit

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop     Current 10th and 11th graders may apply for this 8 day program (June 17-24, 2018) that will be housed at Denison University.   The cost of the program is $1,300 which includes room and board.  Financial assistance is available for those with a need.  For information visit

Christopher Newport University Summer Humanities Institute     This is a two-week residential program for current 10th and 11th graders.  Participants will explore the revolutionary ideas in history, science, religion, and politics that changed human history and America’s place in the world. Classroom learning will be supplemented by excursions to Virginia’s historical triangle, discussions, experimental learning, and film screenings.  Critical thinking and writing skills will be stressed.  Three college credits will be awarded to students who complete the program.  The cost of the program is $3,000 which includes room and board and transportation for all off-campus activities.  To apply, go to

MIT Launch Summer Program     Current 9-12th graders may apply for this four-week program that will be housed at MIT and focus on entrepreneurship.  The estimated cost is $6,095 which includes room and board, activities and materials.  Financial need based scholarships are available.  Apply at

University of Alabama Early College     Current 10-12 graders who have a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average may apply for this program which enables high school students to earn college credits at UA or online.   Those with a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA will automatically receive the partial tuition scholarship for approved courses.   To learn more information, visit or call  (877) 823-8759 or (205) 348-7083.

Gettysburg College Academic Summer Camps     This offering is for current 10th and 11th graders and includes six opportunities:  Camp Psych; Campaigns and Elections Academy; Writing Camp; 3-D Object Modeling and Printing Camp; Adruino Camp; and the Civil War Institute Summer Conference. For more information visit or call Rebecca Beegle at (717)337-6116 or (800) 431-0803.

2018 Youth Conservation Corps Program (YCC)     The YCC is recruiting for crew members for it’s Virginia State Parks service based program.  Applicants must be ages 14-17.  Crew members will work and learn  in Virginia State Parks for 3 weeks while supervised by adult crew leaders.  During the day, crew members carryout park maintenance and development projects and at night, take part in team building activities, recreational activities, and environmental education activities. Meals and housing will be provided. Members who complete their programs will be paid $500.  For applications, go to  The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Cornell University Summer College     Attendees will have the opportunity to earn three to six college credits from Cornell University and will be able to explore college college majors and careers.  They will also learn ho to write “a successful” college application.  There will be two, three-week sessions (June 23-July 14 and July 15-August 4) and one six-week session (June 23-August 7).  Students will be able to choose among a wide variety of courses. For more information, go to or call 607-255-6203.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Program     On line and on campus courses/programs will be offered for students, grades 7-12. To learn more, go to

Wentworth Summer Architecture Program    This program will be hosted by the Department of Architecture  at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.  This is a 4 week program from July 9th to August 3, 2018. For more information go to or email at

University of Richmond’s Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs     For more information call 1-800-964-9974.

2018 NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science Internship    

This opportunity is for students in grades 10 and 11 and is designed to help participants improve their understanding of and interest in STEM careers.  Participants will learn to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.  For more information go to

Hispanic College Institute    The purpose of the program is to help inform participants concerning the college application process and to provide financial aid information.  Participants will engage with Hispanic leaders and role models who will inform the participants about career and educational opportunities.  Apply online at by May 7, 2017. The program takes place at VA TECH, is free of charge and includes transportation and housing.  For more information, go to