Summer 2017 College Programs

      Studying Business? Stand out on your college applications.  

    There's no denying that competition for acceptance into the best universities is tough. So, why not spend your summer getting ahead! And give yourself something to talk about on your college admissions essay at the same time.

    Calling all aspiring business students and future leaders to check out these exciting summer program options:

    Need help deciding the best program for you? Contact us at or apply today.

      New Program Announcement: Penn Summer Prep 2 week Programs  

    Want to get an Ivy League experience this summer at the University of Pennsylvania ? The Penn Summer Prep Program allows ambitious students to enroll in two undergraduate-level modules from across disciplines while benefiting from the rich educational resources of the university.

    For students completing grades 9, 10, and 11.

    Session A: July 10 – July 22 
    Session B: July 24 – August 5

    Module topics include:

    • Law
    • Biology
    • Creative Writing
    • SAT/College Admissions Prep
    • Neuroscience
    • . ..and many more!

    Visit the Penn Summer Prep website for more details and to apply today.

    Want to learn about 3 week Academies and other special programs at University of Pennsylvania? Check out these summer opportunities:

    Questions? Contact us at

      Renzulli Discovery Programs for gifted middle school students  

    Develop your gifted potential and become the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders at these top university locations:

    Why Renzulli Discovery Programs?

    • Learn from a gifted and talented expert. Our program’s creator, Dr. Joseph Renzulli, is a leading expert worldwide in the field of gifted and talented education.

    • Identify your areas of gifted potential. Prior to the summer, students take an assessment created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli to identify areas of talent, learning styles and interests.

    • Participate in a project-based approach to learning. Students work hands-on to collaboratively solve Real-Life-Problems in areas of interest.

    Students pick 1 Enrichment Cluster from the following areas of study:

    • STEM
    • Business & Entrepreneurship
    • Humanities
    • Creative & Performing Arts

    Interested? Contact us at or apply today.

      Interested in something special? More program highlights.  

    The best part about partnering with 14 universities and offering 300+ course options is that we have the perfect program for you!

    Did you know about these amazing summer opportunities?

    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Logo
    Hoover Tower in front of a sunset.
    Dear Danielle Lageman,

    As a high school college counselor, you are one of the greatest resources your students have as they look to the future. Please discuss the benefits of attending a Stanford Pre-Collegiate program with your top students as they make plans for Summer 2017 and next academic year. Limited financial aid is available.

    We are mailing you a letter that describes our program and a poster that we hope you display prominently in your office.  In the meantime, please forward this email to your students so that they can learn more about our programs.

    Find Yourself at Stanford.

    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.

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    Stanford Sports Business Academy – Grades 10-11
    Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
    Summer Humanities Institute – Grades 10-11
    A three-week residential program where students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
    Summer Arts Institute – Grades 9-11
    Students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, and music.
    Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program – Grade 9
    The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.
    High School Summer College – Ages 16-19
    High-achieving students to enroll in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as fully matriculated Stanford students and other visiting undergraduates.
    Summer Institutes – Grades 8-11
    A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
    Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) – Grades 10-11
    SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.
    University-Level Online Math and Physics – Grades 9-12
    13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools. 
    Stanford Online High School – Grades 7-12
    Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically.  Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.

    Learn More


    Hi there,
    At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world.  Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:
    We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
    Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
    Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.
    First Prize: $250
    Second Prize: $150
    Third Prize: $100

    Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!


    Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
    Director of Summer Academy for High School Students
    Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA)
    5 Reasons why Vermont Summer Academy is the best academic summer camp!
    We want you to join us this summer to dive in to the subject of your choice and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Check out all the reasons that VSA is the best summer sleepaway program for teens. If you have any questions, please call us anytime! 866.928.2897
    or Enroll Today!
    1. Unique Majors to choose from.

    Discover or delve deeper into your passion!

    Veterinary Science
    Forensic Science
    Writer's Workshop
    Studio Art: Painting, Sculpting, and Drawing
    AP Biology/Pre-Med
    Culinary Arts

    More about our majors
    2. Vermont is gorgeous.

    We can't imagine a better place to have a camp that is not only academic but combines the traditional style of camp as well. The swimming, the hiking, bonfires, and overall beauty of Vermont lends to every aspect of our program. Classes and activities take full advantage of the landscape. If you have never been to Vermont, this is the perfect way to experience it.

    3. Green Mountain College is one-of-a-kind.

    GMC is the preeminent destination college for students who think rigorously and want to weave sustainably in everything they do.  Our students are passionate learners who have a profound respect for the environment and for human communities.
    The College sets the pace for thought leaders in liberal arts and for top practitioners in careers that contribute to the quality of life and well being in communities of many sizes and shapes.

    More about Green Mountain College
    4. Our staff is highly qualified.

    Some of our courses are taught by College faculty members like the Creative Writing course, which is taught by a member of the English Department, Dr. Amy Murphy.  Others are taught be qualified leaders in their field; all the coursework is approved by the Provost of the College.  Our goal is to foster hands-on learning and to have our students have a fantastic pre-College experience, as they will be heading to College within the coming years!  It is important to give your child a true campus - based experiential learning opportunity that will give them a components of personal and social growth as well!

    Take a peek at the daily schedule here

    5. Never a dull moment.

    During the day, you are immersed in your chosen field of study. But during free time, students can jump into a game of soccer or frisbee on the quad; court games or working out; or relax with friends, read a book, or play games in the lounges.

    In the evenings, resident advisors (RAs) organize activities that allow all the students and staff to come together and have fun. These activities may include lawn games and spirit competitions and also special academic seminars and discussions.

    More about our evening activities
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    Did you know that your students can spend a week (or more!) on our campus this summer actively exploring one of these hot science topics AND receive aGUARANTEED $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP to McDaniel if they are admitted and enroll at McDaniel?

    2017 Summer Science Academy Courses include:

    • Forensic Science
    • Marine Science
    • "Real World" Physical Science
    • Zombie Science
    • Cooking Science

    I have attached this year's flyer, which I hope that you will share with your STEM students. For camp descriptions, available dates, and to apply, Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis, but students are encouraged to apply before April 15. Flyer can be found HERE

    I’m writing to let you know about a new program that our Department of Architecture at Wentworth has planned
    for this summer.  It’s a four-week “design and build” program for high school students entering grade 10
    and above, called summerFAB. Participants can stay on campus or commute to Wentworth on a daily
    basis. students who successfully complete the program and later enroll in our Architecture program can
    use SummerFAB to replace a four-credit elective course in Architecture. Graduates of summerFAB will also be
    eligible to receive a one-time $2000 tuition scholarship toward their freshman year tuition at Wentworth.
    Summer is a great time to be in Boston, and Wentworth is a great place to explore an interest in design and
    fabrication!  For more information, please go to or contact Program Director, Rob
    Trumbour at .

    We are now accepting applications for our 2017 program at both Stanford University and UCLA we would like inform your student body and parents about this wonderful pipeline and fun summer experience.
    Students will be working on building confidence and discovering their own unique voice all while learning how to build ideas by launching a real Start Up and working with top innovative companies to solve S.T.E.A.M. focused business problems they are facing right now. Our goal is to help each student have personal growth during the program and take control of their futures to be the CEO of their own lives. 
    I have attached our 2017 summer program flyer for each program for your to distribute as you see fit. I have also attached a video for you to learn more about us.  
    The program we are offering at Stanford and UCLA this summer is:
    Start Up Innovation Academy: For Rising 6th-12th graders
    We accept enrollment on a rolling basis, however spaces do typically fill up very quickly. 
    We would love to come in and conduct a short information session for students and/or parents who may be interested in learning more about our program pipeline and exclusive opportunities for students at Columbia University.
    Brochure can be found HERE
    Dear Colleague,
    We hope your semester is going well and want to remind you about Bucknell University’s new summer program, Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE).

    At Bucknell, faculty and students from across academic areas share expertise to find innovative solutions to pressing issues. BASE participants will have the opportunity to:
    • Learn about exciting current world issues
    • Develop creative problem solving skills
    • Collaborate with faculty and peers
    • Experience Bucknell’s campus
    Dates:              June 25 – 29, 2017
    Eligibility:        High school students who will be rising juniors or seniors are welcome to apply.
    Application:    The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017
    Notification:    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
    >> APPLY NOW <<
    Please share BASE with your creative and collaborative students who you think would benefit from the experience. If you have questions, please contact us at or 570-577-3000.

    We look forward to welcoming your students to campus this summer!


    Robert G. Springall
    Dean of Admissions
Last Modified on March 20, 2017