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Enrichment Opportunities

This page provides information about a variety of summer opportunities for high school students!

The two links listed below will connect you to additional information about summer programming: and


The American Field Service Summer Study Abroad  Two to eight week programs for language acquisition, community service and cultural immersion abroad. For high school students and graduates who want to spend the summer experiencing new things, learning new skills and making lifelong friends.

American Advertising Federation AdCamp Chicago (Columbia College)
AAF AdCamp is a one-week summer enrichment program that teachers students about an ad major, careers in advertising and what it takes to market different products and services to consumers.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers an integrated Summer Research Program designed for high school students in their junior year. The major objective of the program to introduce students to scientific research to promote career opportunities in the area of cancer.


American Collegiate Adventures

Explore pre-college enrichment for high school students.


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Explore the myriad opportunities available for high school students.


Auburn University World Affairs Youth Seminar
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in multicultural views, international understanding and community service are encouraged to apply.


Augustana College Summer Academy
12 summer enrichment courses are offered by Augustana College that are designed specifically for high school students.


Banson NYC Summer Camp
Camps are designed for high school teens. Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.

Beloit College Summer Fields Program
Summer Fields brings high school students to the Beloit College campus. 

Belmont Basic Business Camp 
A residential summer camp for high school students designed to improve understanding of basic business concepts and applications through teamwork, simulated competitions and field trips.


Boston College Summer Experience
Six week summer program for students that have completed 11th grade. Take college level courses in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics or Computer Science for college credit.


Boston University – Summer Term
High School honors program is for credit, while the summer challenge program is noncredit. 


Boston University - PROMYS
Six week Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists.


Brown Pre-College Summer
Motivated high school students can experience all facets of life on an Ivey League campus.

Camp Cardiac

Week long summer camp developed for students interested in the medical field.  


Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Program
Rising juniors or seniors can spend six weeks at CMU
in one of their six programs (Advanced Placement/Early Admission, architecture, art, design, drama, or music).


CIEE Leadership Academy

This organization provides international experiences for high school students.


College of DuPage High School Program

Summer is a great time for advancement, recovery and enrichment for high school students.


Columbia College Chicago High School Summer Institute Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
A wide variety of course offerings are available!


Cornell University Summer College

Students are given the opportunity to learn more about various engineering fields while engaging in learning experiences geared towards preparing them for success in undergraduate studies in engineering.  


University of Dayton’s Women in Engineering Summer Camp

High school women will have the opportunity to gain hands-on engineering experience, meet mentors and visit and job site.


Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School
A competitive program designed for high school students to gain insights and
experiences in the medical field.


George Washington University Summer Scholars Program
Credit and non-credit courses are offered to high school students in various academic disciplines.


Grinnell College Honors Scholars Program in Mathematics and Science
Students who identify as African-American, Latino, Native American, or Asian American, and who are high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in the sciences are invited to apply for the four-week residential program. Grinnell will offer full scholarships for up to 24 students.

Harvard University Secondary School Summer Program
High school seniors, juniors and sophomores can choose from a number of available classes, including drama, writing, math, and seminars among others.

Hollins University
Summer program for high school senior girls. Students take two classes either for credit or non-credit. Field trips and other activities are planned for weekends.


Illinois Institute of Technology - Experiment in Architecture 
This program is intended to inform students about the study and practice of architecture, and will assist participants in making an informed decision about pursuing an architectural education and career.


Illinois Institute of Technology
Summer Program Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
A wide variety of course offerings are available!


IIT Applied Technology Summer Tech Program
Programs open to high school 10th, 11th and 12th graders. 

Junior Statesmen Summer School
High school freshman, sophomores or juniors with a strong interest in politics are encouraged to apply. College level courses in politics and government offered.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Discover Architecture
A unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in architecture to learn about the role and responsibilities of today's architects and the related disciplines.



LSU Summer Residential Camps

Going away to college can be a big step for many students. Summer residential programs allow rising sophmores, juniors, and seniors to try out their independence in a supervised, fun program. They will enjoy the unique resources of LSU, meet teens with similar interests, and learn from top faculty members and instructors. Visit for complete program information and online registration.



University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars
Courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics available. 


University of Mississippi – Summer College Program
Take courses for college credit on campus at Ole Miss. They also offer Biology in Costa Rica program. For more info visit:   

Murray State Commonwealth Honors Academy
Juniors with a with an ACT of 25 (or equivalent SAT, PSAT, or PLAN) and other credentials (class rank, extracurricular involvement, recommendations) encouraged to apply. Three weeks of academic enrichment, receive 6 hours of university credit + all participants are awarded a renewable housing scholarship to MSU. For more info visit:


National Youth Science Camp
Four week program with lectures, seminars, and opportunities to work with scientists from across the nation. Only two students are selected PER STATE. For more info visit: 

Naval Academy Summer Seminar
6 day program for students who would like to experience the Naval Academy first hand. For more info visit:


Notre Dame - Vision Summer Program 
For more info visit:


Notre Dame - DNA Center Summer Camp
For more info visit:


Northern Illinois University Summer Camps for students entering 9th-12th grade: 

Creative Writing: June 21-26, 2015

Global Leadership & Philanthropy Camp:  June 21-26, 2015

Speech Camp - June 21-26, 2015
Film Camp - July 5-10, 2015
Journalism Camp - July 12-17, 2015
TV Broadcasting Camp - July 26-31, 2015
Geography Camp: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse - July 26-31, 2015
For more information visit:


Northern Illinois University Summer Camps for students entering 6th-8th Grade:
Chess Day Camp - July 6-10, 2015
Archaeology Day Camp - July 13-17, 2015
Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp - July 20-24, 2015
Film Day Camp - July 20-24, 2015
Creative Writing Day Camp - July 27-31, 2015
For more information visit:

Northwestern College Preparation Program
Six to eight week course offered as part of the regular summer session classes. Can earn Northwestern academic credit. For more info visit:


Oxford/Cambridge Academic Programs
For more info visit:


Purdue University Summer Academic Camps
Purdue University offers summer academic camps related to a number of different content areas.  For more info visit:

Philips Exeter Academy Summer School
5 weeks of academic exploration and athletics. For more info visit:  

 IT – Explore Your Future Program
A six day summer career exploration program for students that are deaf or hard of hearing. The program is a chance for students to explore career interests, experience college life, and meet other deaf and hard of hearing students from around the country. For more info visit:


Stanford High School Summer College
Selective 8 week program during the summer. Classes can be taken for credit at Stanford. For more info visit:


University of Southern California
Summer Seminars
Choose from 18 academic seminars worth 3 university credit hours. Housed in USC dorms, participate in campus activities, visit LA tourist destinations, and experience a month of being a Trojan. For more info visit:


University of Southern California (USC) - Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp
For more info visit:

Summer in Switzerland
A summer program offered by the Leysin American School in Switzerland. Course offerings include foreign languages, math, art, world cultures and religions, photography, theater and computer studies. For more info visit: 

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)
College level seminars, not for college credit or grades. 4 locations: Cornell, Michigan, Texas-Austin, and Washington in St. Louis. For more info visit:


United States Military Academy Summer Leaders Seminar
An introduction to the academic classes, sports, and physical and military training at West Point.  For more info visit:
or contact or call 845-938-4041  


Vanderbilt University Summer Session for Talented Youth
This is a 3 week program that will include college level classes. For more info visit:


Veterinary Mentoring Program

The Anti-Cruelty Society joins forces with The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine to offer Chicagoland students that are especially interested in working with animals – and even more specifically interested in becoming veterinarians – the chance to learn about the field directly from the experts in our school-year-long Veterinary Mentoring Program.

Virginia Tech Computers and Technology Summer Camp
Summer program for juniors and seniors for highly motivated young women who want to explore math, science or engineering. For more info visit:


Washington Workshops Foundation
3-6 week internships in congressional or politically related offices in Washington, D.C. Cost starts at $2,500. For more info visit: 


Washington University in St. Louis Architecture Discovery Program
Learn about the study and practice of architecture in this two week intensive program. Cost $1,500. For more info visit:


Washington University- High School Summer Scholars Program
For more info visit:   

Wheaton College Bridge Summer Program
B.R.I.D.G.E. is a four-week residential, academic and leadership summer program for Chicago area high school students who are currently sophomores. The program takes place over two summers and prepares students for college through a liberal arts curriculum that fosters their intellectual, leadership and spiritual growth. To qualify for B.R.I.D.G.E. students must demonstrate a commitment to Christian faith and meet at least one of the following criteria: first-generation college bound, low-income, African American or Latino. For more information, visit

College of William and Mary
Earn college credit through the interactive experience made available by local sites.



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