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Summer Programs

University Summer Programs


University summer programs are a great way to strengthen your college application while exploring institutions and majors that interest you.     


  • USF STEM for Scholars (9th-12th Grade)

    This is a four-week program for gifted ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. It includes courses in mathematics; computer science; 3D-visualization; and research and writing. Students may choose to live on campus for the month OR commute to campus Monday through Friday. (Registration fees differ for residential vs. commuter program.) The residential option is only available to rising eleventh and twelfth grade students.


  • USF Electrical Engineering (11th-12th Grade)

    Interested in learning how those tiny circuits in all of your electronic devices are made? This three-day program introduces rising juniors and seniors to the exciting world of microcircuits. In this interactive, hands-on program, participants will explore the foundations of the electronic components that they interact with daily but never see. Following in the footsteps of the founders of the information age, students will explore engineering principles and techniques that will enable future generations of electronics.


  • USF Game Design (11th – 12th Grade)

    The one-week program will provide students with the opportunity to work with interactive multimedia tools to create a fully-interactive game. Students will practice real-world techniques on topics such as workflow; 3D asset creation and management; game optimization; user interface design; user experience; and game play mechanics.


  • USF Global Sustainability (11th-12th Grade)

    This interdisciplinary program provides a unique opportunity to explore professions that focus on building a sustainable world, including careers in civil and environmental engineering, environmental policy, public health, marine science and transportation policy. Working with USF faculty and professionals, high school juniors and seniors will explore marine and coastal issues; water supply and sanitation; energy issues; urban planning; transportation management; and global change pressures. Students will travel with faculty on field trips to gain firsthand insight into sustainability issues and career opportunities. Activities include classroom discussion and field explorations led by faculty and professionals from USF's Patel School of Sustainability; School of Architecture and Community Design; College of Marine Science; departments of Anthropology and Civil and Environmental Engineering; the Clean Energy Research Center; and the Center for Urban Transportation and Research.

  • UF Student Science Training Program

    The SSTP is a seven week residential research program for selected rising juniors and seniors who are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team. Students enrolled in a Florida high school have the option to earn dual enrollment credit


  • UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability

    The UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability summer program gives college bound high school students the opportunity to live, work, eat, and play on the campus of the University of Florida for five weeks each summer while learning about entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, being inspired to solve social problems, and practicing sustainability. We empower students to become leaders and change makers.


  • UF College Reach Out Program

    The College Reach-out Program (CROP) is a statewide project designed to increase the number of students who successfully complete a postsecondary education. Its primary objective is to strengthen the educational motivation and preparation of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 who otherwise would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university or independent postsecondary institution without special support and recruitment efforts.


  • UF Summer Journalism Institute

The Summer Journalism Institute is a weeklong camp at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. Students will be immersed into our Innovation News Center where they will be working with our professors and students on news stories across our award-winning website, four radio stations and two TV stations.


  • UF Science Quest

    Science Quest immerses rising 10th grade students in various science disciplines to stimulate interest and appreciation for the range of college and career opportunities available in science. Students will live in a campus dorm for one week, attend a variety of lectures and demonstrations, visit research laboratories and other facilities, and perform multiple science experiments. Science Quest participants will look through “Windows into Science” by exploring physical sciences such as Engineering, Geology, and Physics; delving into the molecular sciences, with emphasis on biomedical, forensic and environmental applications; investigating biological sciences such as Entomology, Microbiology, and Zoology; and much more. This is a science enrichment program, and students will be expected to learn, synthesize and apply what they’ve learned from a wide range of University level research to a culminating group project.

  • UCF Camp Connect (9th and 10th)

    Must be part of an underrepresented community (women, Hispanic, African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaskan native

    Camp Connect introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines— Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, Aerospace & Computer Science. It immerses students in engineering integrated activities and provides tips on how to prepare for a college & networking!


  • UCF Summer Reading Programs (9th – 12th Grade)

    For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by University of Central Florida, Division of Continuing Education since 2002.

  • Young Scholars Program (Entering 12th grade)

    The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University.


  • Florida State University College of Medicine SSTRIDE Summer Institute (11th – 12th grade)

    The SSTRIDE Summer Institute motivates students to excel academically, introduces students to a variety of clinical settings, provides standardized test preparation for ACT and SAT, provides information about scholarships and university mentoring programs, exposes students to college life, gives students a perspective on the life of a medical student, expose students to certain aspects of the medical school curriculum through interaction with faculty and participation in faculty led presentations about medical topics, and inspires students to pursue careers in health-care professions.

  • Duke Summer Academy for High School Students 

    This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective: The Global Entrepreneur, The Global Leader, The Global Communicator, The Global Healer and The Global Environmentalist.  Our new programs for 2015 also feature an evening film series and evening extended learning opportunities in Academic Writing, SAT training, and College preparation.  The classroom environment is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive, and the residential life is full of exciting excursions and activities. 

    Begin preparing, as the competitive application opens up December 2. Check out our active website and blog, where you can read testimonials about how other students like you have expanded their minds at Duke International Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students. a New Window.

  • UVA High School Academic Enrichment Courses

The High School Academics Enrichment Program is designed for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Our mission is to adequately prepare students to face the challenges of young adulthood, college, and beyond. We provide our students with the types of experiences and mentoring necessary for academic and personal success. a New Window.

  •  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Programs located in Savannah, GA and Atlanta, GA. SCAD Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Students gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and desgin assignments and projects. Students attend two workshops and have access to the university's extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Workshops may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work and local field trips, and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or selected graduate students. A closing exhibition of student work is held at the end of each session. March 4th- Deadline for scholarship consideration.

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  • NYU Precollege 

NYU Precollege offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience academic and student life at New York University. This academically rigorous program places high school students in six-week, intensive, college-level courses with current college students and allows them to gain academic credit, which may be applied to a future degree.

Courses are available in more than 30 academic areas. With NYU Precollege, you can explore the archeological history of New York City, visit major New York sports facilities and learn the business of sports management, begin to master a foreign language, practice the art of journalism, or delve into business while going behind-the-scenes at Manhattan hotels and restaurants. a New Window.