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Summer PreCollege Programs

Many colleges and universities offer summer programs for high school students.  These are great programs that cover specific academic areas and hope to introduce the student to academic areas that are unique to a college experience and to expand upon their current knowledge in different areas.

 

It's a great chance to:

*Learn about new research, technology, and discoveries in different areas

*Explore a college campus and the college experience

*Meet a variety of people from around the country who are also interested in a topic

*Add this experience to your college applications to show your interest and initiative in your subject area

*Earn College Credit

 

If a college is offering college credit for their summer course, it's worth noting two things:

1. The credits may not transfer.  If you end up attending a different college, that college may not accept your summer credits. OR

2. The credits may count as a general elective.  Every student in a 4-year, Bachelor degree program will need about 60 units of general education classes.  These summer classes may count ONLY as a general credit, which would count towards graduation, but not towards a specific area like English, Social Studies, etc.

 

Having said that, I HIGHLY encourage students to participate in these programs if they have the interest in the subject area and the college offering the program!

Summer Opportunties

Antioch-Chichibu Sister City Exchange Program

How it Works

Delegates visit each other's city in the last two weeks of July, coinciding with the Summer Festival in Chichibu and with summer vacation for Antioch students.

Each delegate to Japan will ...more

CCC STEM Summer Camps 

2017 CHORI Summer Student Research Program (UCSF, UC Berkley Stem Cell Research Program)

Duke University Summer Session (all grades)

Explo at Yale (15-17 yrs old) With more than 90 course offerings (ranging from behavioral psychology and fashion design to biomedical ethics and business management), you can pursue an interest or try something completely new.

FIDM Summer Program 

Kaiser Launch Program (16-20 yrs old) Paid Summer Work Experience

National Park Service Jobs & Programs (all grades)

Smith College Summer Precollege Programs for HS Girls (9-12 grades)

Stanford Outreach Programs Internships, Camps, Research

Stanford Summer Sports Medicine Camp (All grades)

Students on Ice Expedition (14-18 years old) An award-winning organization offering unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic

Summer Discovery Pre-college enrichment programs for high school students at 7 universities

Teen Life Search engine for summer & gap year programs, community service and more

UC Berkeley Academic Talent Program (Grades 7-11) Application due Feb 15, 2017

UC Davis Young Scholars Program (Soph & Juniors)

UCLA Summer Institute (Any grade. Most programs require students be 15 years or older; limited programs for 14 year olds)

Youth Conservation Corps (PAID) (15-18 yrs old)
 

Youth Job Corps (John Muir House, Martinez)