100+ Top Summer Programs for High School Students (with links!)

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Below is a list of 100+ top summer programs for high school students. It is NOT a comprehensive list; there are plenty of other programs not listed. This list is provided to give you an idea of the range of programs across the United States available for students. (All links were active and current when this was originally posted in May 2019.) Alfred University Academic Summer Camps American University Discover the World of Communication American University School of International Service – Community of Scholars AMP Global Scholars(at American University in Washington DC) Arizona State University Summer Programs Asian American Journalists Association JCamp (Open to journalism students of any background) Bank of America Student Leaders Bard College at Simon’s Rock—Young Writer’s Workshop Boston University – Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) Boston University – Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Brown University – Pre-College Summer Programs Brown University – On Location in Segovia, Spain Brown University – Summer@Brown Online California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) Camp Neuro & Camp Cardiac—1 Week Day Camp (over 30 locations) Canada/USA Mathcamp  Carleton College Summer Writing Program Carnegie Mellon – Pre-College Architecture, Art, Design, Music, Drama Carnegie Mellon – Summer Academy for Math + Science (SAMS) Carnegie Mellon – National High School Gama Academy Chapman University Summer Film Academy Clemson University Summer Scholars Columbia College Hollywood – Summer Program in LA(film, acting, screenwriting, animation) Columbia University Entrepreneurship and Innovation: New Product Development Columbia University Filmmaking with iPhone and iPad Columbia University Summer Immersion Cornell University Pre-College Summer Studies Cornell University Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism: Summer Journalism Institute Denison University—Reynolds Young Writer’s Workshop Emerson College – 5-Week Acting Studio Emerson College – Design / Technology for Stage & Screen Foundation for Teaching Economics – Economics for Leaders (EFL) George Washington University Summer Programs Georgetown University—1 Week Medical Academy Georgetown University— National Security & Intelligence Academy Georgetown University— 3 Week Foreign Policy Academy Georgetown University— Summer Programs Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Camp Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSIM) How to Be a Literary Editorfrom Polyphony Lit Iowa Young Writer’s Studio Indiana University – Young Women’s Institute Jackson Laboratory – Summer Student Program(genetics & genome research)   Jerome Fischer Program in Management & Technology(at U. Penn / Wharton School) Johnson & Wales University– (Baking & Pastry, Culinary, Hospitality) Kenyon College Review Young Writer’s Workshop Lake Forest College—Writing & Thinking Workshop LaunchX Entrepreneurship Program(various locations) Loyola Marymount University Summer Programs Marist College Game Design Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering (MITES) MathILy – Bryn Mawr College MDI Biological Laboratory Summer Research Fellowship Middlebury College – Interactive Language Academy Michigan Math and Science Scholars Michigan State University – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP)Mississippi State Architecture – Design Discovery Workshop MIT Research Science Institute Monell Center Science Apprenticeship Program National Institutes of Health – Summer Internship in Biomedical Research (SIP)New England Young Writers Conference (NEYWC) New York Film Academy Camps(Film, Acting, Animation, Photography, Gaming, Broadcast Journalism, Graphic Design) North Carolina State University Engineering Residential Camps Ohio State University – Ross Mathematics Program Oklahoma State University—Sports Media Program Penn State College of Communications Summer Programs Pratt Institute Pre-College Program Princeton University – Summer Journalism Program Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program Rhodes College—Mock Trial Academy Rhodes College—Summer Writing Institute Saint Louis University Aviation Summer Academy Saint Louis University Adventures in Science & Medicine (AIMS) Program Savannah College of Art & Design Pre-College Programs School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Institute Residency Program Sewanee the University of the South—Environmental Field Studies Sewanee the University of the South— Summer Music Festival Sewanee the University of the South— Young Writers Conference Simons Summer Research Program(Stony Brook University, NY) Southern Methodist University Engineering Camps Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes Stony Brook University— Garcia Scholars Summer Research Program Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)(various locations) Texas A&M Aggie Stem Camp Texas A&M Camp ARCH(architecture, construction, landscape architecture, urban planning, visual design) Texas A&M University Summer Mathematics Research Training (SMaRT Camp) Texas Christian University High School Investor Challenge Texas Governor’s School Texas Musical Theatre Workshop Texas State – Honors Summer Math Camp Texas State University—NEXUS Musical Theatre Camp Texas State University – Theatre Camp Texas Tech University – Clark Scholars UC Berkeley Pre-College Scholars Program UC Santa Barbara Pre-College Programs University of Alabama Business Majors Awareness Program University of Alabama Student Introduction To Engineering (SITE) University of Arizona Summer Engineering Academy University of Colorado Boulder—Summer STEM Academies University of Houston Bauer College of Business Camps University of Iowa – Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) University of Kansas School of Engineering Project Discovery University of Massachusetts at Amherst—Juniper Institute for Young Writers University of Miami—Summer Scholars Program University of Notre Dame – Leadership Seminars University of Pennsylvania – Leadership in the Business World University of Saint Andrews (Scotland) Summer Academic Experience University of Southern California– Bovard Scholars University of Southern California—Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Television, Animation & Gaming University of Southern California—High School Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts University of Southern California— 2 Week Summer Program (Architecture or Pre-Health) University of Southern California— 4 Week For Credit Summer Program University of Texas at Arlington – Entry to Engineering University of Texas at Austin McCombs Summer High School Programs University of Texas at San Antonio Engineering Summer Camp University of Texas at San Antonio Architecture Camp(non-residential) University of Toronto Youth Summer Program in Medicine University of Virginia—Young Writer’s Workshop U.S. Air Force Academy – Summer Seminar U.S. Coast Guard Academy – Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) U.S. Military Academy – Summer Leaders Experience U.S. Naval Academy – Summer Seminar Wake Forest Sports Medicine Institute Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program Walnut Hill School for the Arts Summer Programs (Dance & Theater) Washington University in St. Louis Portfolio Plus Program Wharton School – Leadership in the Business World(University of Pennsylvania) Wonder Works – University of Houston Architecture Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics (YSPA) Yale Young Global Scholars]]>

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