Summer Programs

Mary Washington is putting on a week-long residential Summer Enrichment program this summer for rising 10th -12th students. Students will be able to take a number of enrichment classes, and there will be focused learning experiences for High School students who want to be teachers. It is a 950.00 experience and THEY ARE  in a position to offer at no cost for students who want to be teachers.

Here is the link to additional information about the Summer Enrichment Program at Mary Washington –

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology – 

Your interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) could make you a perfect fit for BLAST!
BLAST participants are immersed in the college campus experience for 3 exciting summer days packed with STEM
activities and demonstrations led by university faculty. BLAST will ignite your curiosity and give you insight about
what a career in STEM is like.
Qualifications needed:
• Currently in 8th or 9th grade
• C+ or better grade average

BLAST is FREE of charge for students who are selected to participate. Transportation to and from the university is the
responsibility of each family. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Leadership By Design – This is a residential summer program designed to introduce high school students to leadership and social justice/community engagement at the college level.  For more information please visit

James Madison University Summer Honors Institute     This is a unique week long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic univeristy and its Honors college.  Learn more at

Governor’s School Summer Residential Academies 2022   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 or see Mrs. Routten in the Counseling Department.

Duke University Summer Session  2022   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 2021 website at or contact Nicki Charles, Ed.D at

2022 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.

2022 Pathways Flight Academies     Launch your aviation career with a summer high school residential flight academy. Learn more at or call 757-766-5210

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.  To apply, go to

2022 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

Beacon College’s Summer for Success – This 3 week immersion experience is for rising high school juniors and seniors who learn differently. This program 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.  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 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.  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 2022 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.  For more information, visit

2022 High School Diplomats Program     Current sophomores and Juniors may apply for this 10-day “cultural exchange program”  that will take place in July 2021 on the campus of Princeton University.  For more information and to apply go to

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop     Current 10th and 11th graders may apply for this 8 day program that will be housed at Denison University.  Financial assistance is available for those with a need.  For information visit

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.  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.

2022 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

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 how to write “a successful” college application.  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. 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.

2022 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 The program takes place at VA TECH, is free of charge and includes transportation and housing. For more information, go to