Summer & Enrichment Programs programs are a good way to build your activity list, learn new things and gain valuable experience. They are offered during the school year and in the summer. This type of program will help you distinguish yourself from all the other applications a college receives. Participating in these programs can help you network and learn more about yourself and what it will take to be successful in college. Listen to announcements in school and check back here regularly for new opportunities. You should plan to participate in at least one enrichment program or other activity during high school.


Summer vacation can be a great time to get ahead, especially if you decide to attend an academic program. Whether you're a business buff or a journalism junkie, there's a summer program that can help you learn more about your future career field and develop connections for the future. It's never too early to start racking up experiences for your resume, and summer programs are also an effective way for any high school student to get a taste of college living!

The programs listed on this website are held at universities in the top of their field. Check out the website for further program information and application dates.


Advance College Experience (ACE)
Get a head start on college with Community College of Philadelphia's summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. An opportunity that you will never forget, ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12 grades. The ACE program offers a cross-section of intensive courses and includes a full semester of course material from July 9 - August 7, 2019. Courses meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Three ACE courses are offered online. Courses require hard work, dedication to the task and most of all, a desire to learn new and exciting academic skills. You can take two ACE courses, however, please be aware that this is a lot of work. Please visit for more information and the application.

LaSalle University 
Through La Salle’s Higher Education Initiative, the Explorer educational experience is available to talented and promising area high school students. Our many academic programs allow eligible students to earn college credit while simultaneously attending high school. Participating high school students don’t just get head starts on their college educations. They also explore college life by learning from college professors in the company of college students. Applications for our Summer Scholars program and Transformation Scholars programs are now open!  Please visit

Drexel University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program
The Drexel math Corps Summer Camp is a four-week math enrichment and mentoring program for students who live in Philadelphia and attend a public or charter school in the city. Math Corps brings together middle and high school students with college students and mathematicians to share in the teaching and learning of mathematics in a university setting.  Middle school students receive instruction from Drexel University faculty and enjoy a variety of learning activities led by the college and high school students under supervision of the professional educators.  Please visit for more information as well as the application.  
The Asian American Journalists Association
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds. Students do not have to identify as Asian American to be eligible to participate. We encourage any students interested in journalism to apply by the March 29, 2020 deadline. I hope you will pass this information along to any students you think may be interested in the program.  JCamp will celebrate its 20th year in 2020 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, July 5 - 10. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists. Stories, multimedia packages and photos from past JCamp years can be seen on JCamp's Facebook page. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered for the selected students.  Please visit for more information and the application.  


United States Marine Corps 
Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA)

Students are selected from a variety of backgrounds and offered the opportunity to attend the week-long Academy held aboard Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA. Over the course of the week, we introduce selectees to the Marine Corps mission, core values, military culture and leadership principles. They will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone and to strengthen their confidence and leadership skills. They will be exposed to the teachings and lessons of many Marine Corps leaders and be surrounded by a diverse range of students. Physical training and scenario-based reaction courses will be emphasized throughout the week. Students will graduate the program more confident and equipped to improve the lives of those around them and will be better postured to become better leaders at home, at school, and in their communities. 
•Must be a high school sophomore or junior. 
•Must be 16 to 18 years old by the academy start date (generally July).
•Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.
•Applicants must complete a 500 word leadership essay. 
•Must receive a minimum of one reference. 
•Possess strong moral and ethical standards. 
•Current Physical. 
•Perform well on the Initial Strength Test. *An IST is not required for selection, but will be considered if submitted as part of the application. 
•While athletics, leadership positions and service-oriented activities are not required, they are important to the overall selection process. 
Application and Information: 
Semper Fi All American Program (SFAAP) 
Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy. As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the Battles Won Academy, a four-day experience held in Washington, D.C., in July 2020. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive experience on base on Marine Corps Base Quantico, a community service event, team-building outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital. The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives. Speakers from past years have included Sage Steele, television anchor; James Conner, NFL running back; Becky Hammon, NBA coach; Ashton Eaton, Olympic decathlete; JW Cortes, Marine veteran, actor and philanthropist; Adeline Gray, Olympic wrestler; Verice Bennett, Marine Corps veteran and Silver Star recipient; and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In recognition of the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to invite a mentor of their choosing who holds a position within their school, sports team or a community organization to attend the event with them. Selected mentors may not be of familial relation to the student or currently reside with the student, must be 25 years of age or older and cannot be currently serving in the armed forces. Finally, becoming a Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants. Requirements: 
•Be a Junior in High School 
•Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent 
•Be active in community service 
•Play a competitive team sport 
•Hold a student or community leadership position 
•All mentors are subject to a background check and vetting process prior to confirmation. 
•Throughout the weekend’s activities, students and mentors will be required to step out of their comfort zones, and all attendees should be prepared to participate in a high level of physical activity. 
Information and Application: 
West Point Society of Philadelphia's Leadership and Ethics Conference

The West Point Society of Philadelphia's Leadership and Ethics Conference will be held at Villanova University's Connelly Center.  Registration for the event is now can be accessed via the following link:  There is no cost for you or your students to attend this event.


Drexel University's Science Leadership Academy (DELSA)
The Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training, and two parts field experience. Students who attend one or more of our high school summer camps have the choice of habitat-hopping from seaside to maritime forest all along the New Jersey coastline; exploring the hardwood forests and pristine waters of Lake Lacawac in the Poconos; or traveling out west to examine prehistoric geologic formations in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Each student will gain hands-on experience in a range of research areas, including beach, marsh and Pine Barren ecology; botany and lake ecology; and geology and paleontology. Application deadline is May 1, 2020. Please visit for more information including the application, dates and locations .

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive at Lehigh University
The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive at Lehigh University held June 28 - July 25, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh Health Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) held on June 28- July 25, 2020 and Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State held on July 5 – July 31, 2020 former Governor's School programs, are accepting applications for the 2020 summer programs.  Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.

Lehigh University/IGEI

University of Pittsburgh/UPHCSA

Penn State/PSEAS

The Bloomberg Art Internship 
This is Philadelphia's Bloomberg Arts Internship. It’s a one-of-a-kind eight-week summer internship for Philadelphia’s rising high school seniors. Spend your summer with Bloomberg to build your resume, prepare for your college application process, and be fully immersed in the city's amazing arts and culture scene. Every year, the Cultural Alliance partners with more than two dozen organizations across Philadelphia to provide paid internship experiences. Some of our past worksite partners have included the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Arden Theatre Company, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and many, many more.  Please visit
Leadership Academy at Mercy CollegeThe Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills. The weeklong program is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities. In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others. There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free.  Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.  


·         current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business

·         cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale)

·         demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills

Please visit for more information.  If you are interested in this experience, please see your counselor. 

Neurology High School Scholars Project
Are you a high school sophomore, junior or senior who is looking for an exciting opportunity this summer? The Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will run its annual Neurology High School Scholars Program beginning this July.

The High School Scholars Program offers the opportunity for three high school students to complete a five-week paid internship ($1,000 stipend). The internship involves working closely with a neurologist on a basic science or clinical research project, and shadowing physicians in clinic. Work hours will be determined between the student and mentor based on project need. At the end of the five weeks, students will be expected to prepare a poster presentation outlining their project results.

The application is now open. In order to be considered for the summer program, your complete application. Please visit This Link for more information.


University of Pennsylvania Summer Mentorship Program
The Office of Provost at the University of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a summer opportunity for students who are currently enrolled in 10th grade (and 9th grade students interested in engineering) to learn about college, and careers in various fields. Students will spend four weeks attending a program on the University of Pennsylvania campus, and earn a stipend for their successful completion of the program. Programs include: Dental, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Nursing. Please visit for more information or see your counselor for an application.

Education Unlimited® provides academic summer camps and pre-college summer programs for students entering grades 4 through 12. We offer a variety of educational summer camps and programs at university campuses in California and on the East Coast. Please visit for more information.
Terp Young Scholars Program at the University of Maryland
Terp Young Scholars is a great summer option for high school students who are looking for a challenging academic experience. During Terp Young Scholars, student will learn from UMD's distinguished faculty, earn three university credits, explore new academic fields and live and work with your equally talented peers. Please visit for the application and more information. 


Lebanon Valley College
LVC has had a successful Actuarial Science Program for more than 40 years, and we've run this summer camp for more than three decades. Leveraging industry connections and alumni suggestions, we've forged an authentic experience that features interaction with actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content. Please visit for more information.

Adelphi University
Adelphi University's Summer Pre-College program is an exciting way to gain an unforgettable college experience as a high school student! Open to students entering either their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Adelphi's Pre-College experience brings together students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that our University has to offer. Please visit for more information.

Columbia University
Looking for a challenge this summer? Check out for intensive programs for academically exceptional students.
University of Delaware
Interested in doing something more over the summer? Check out the Edge program at the University of Delaware. The Edge summer college program is a five-week, credit-bearing college experience. Edge is designed for high school students moving into their Junior and Senior years. Students in Edge will have the opportunity to attend college courses taught by University of Delaware faculty, participate in on and off-campus curricular and co-curricular activities, and live in a UD residence hall. For more information and the link to apply can be found at


Wisconsin School of Business
The Wisconsin School of Business id accepting applications for out Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) program. The BEL program is a summer business program for high-achieving high school students. The program is designed to cultivate a diverse community of business students and leaders. The BEL program spans three summers beginning after 10th grade, with students living on the UW- Madison campus. The program is 100% sponsored with no cost to the admitted students. Students who complete the program and are admitted to The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be directly admitted to the Wisconsin School of Business and receive a full four year tuition scholarship. Please visit for more information.

Forensic Science Mentoring Institute (FMI)
At the Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI) Summer Science Program high school students spend 7 weeks investigating and solving a crime while learning how to be a forensic scientist. Students will analyze crime scene evidence based on actual cases including homicide, sexual assault and drug trafficking investigations under the mentorship of forensic experts. Please visit for more information and to complete the application. 

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn
Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a selective group if high school students (rising 10th -12th graders) to experience rigorous challenging college-level coursework. The three-week Engineering Summer Academy at Penn or ESAP combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Students can earn college credit in one of the six following programs: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.

Please visit for more information and for the application. Please note that need-based Financial Aid is available. 

Villanova University (NovaEdge) Residential Summer Programs

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering Academy

Who: The NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering is a residential summer program that introduces a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional areas of engineering including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. In addition to this, students will be introduced to Villanova Engineering which includes Service learning in developing countries and the community, Sustainable Engineering, and Engineering Entrepreneurship. The NovaEdge program participants will be rising sophomores, juniors and senior high students. The program consists of lectures and laboratories taught by Villanova engineering faculty. There is a guest speaker each afternoon bridging academia and industry. The Office of Admissions will give a presentation on the college admissions process. This is a one week introduction to engineering that will serve as a catalyst for students interested in STEM. There is a student selection process that is specified on the website.

Where: Villanova University College of Engineering.

Please encourage other students and family members who are interested in engineering to apply:

Cost: $775. We may have a few grants to cut the cost of the program in half based upon special requests. The program cost includes program, instruction, materials, housing and meals. If you have questions contact: Dr. Stephen Jones at 610-519-5439


Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
Open to 10th or 11th grade students in good academic standing. Students do not need to be currently enrolled in a business course to apply. Every student accepted will be awarded a scholarship to attend this program provided by a local business or community organization- which covers all costs for their week (i.e, meals, room and board, program supplies, etc.) For more information and to apply please visit .


Adventure in Korea - Study Abroad Opportunity with Taejon Christian International School
Experience a semester of cultural adventure unlike anything you've ever imagined. Advance in your schooling while exploring South Korea culture. Meet new people and create friendships that will last a lifetime. The Taejon Christian International School is looking for individual students desiring to enhance their secondary school education and cultural understanding in a school with students from more than 20 different passport countries.

  • Students entering grades 6-10 are eligible to apply
  • Student must be in good standing and demonstrate a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on their most recent report card
  • Student must be referred or nominated by his or her current school. A letter of nomination/support from his or her current school is required.
  • Student must be fluent in the English language.

The students selected for the TCIS short-term study abroad experience will receive a 50% scholarship for tuition costs for their semester-long/year-long experience. Boarding fees will be required, as well as optional excursion opportunities.

To apply: go to and complete the application. An essay and an institutional support letter are also required with the application.


The High School Summer Conservatory at AMDA
Interested in participating in a Summer Creative and Performing Art session?  Please visit for more information. 


Villanova University VESTED Academy
Who: The VESTED Academy program introduces a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional areas of engineering including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.  The program consists of engineering projects taught by Villanova engineering faculty and students. There are also guest speakers from Villanova University and industry. During the VESTED Academy the Office of Admissions will give a presentation on the college admissions process. The VESTED Academy occurs on seven Saturdays. This introduction to engineering that will serve as a catalyst for your students interested in STEM. The daily breakfast and lunch; bus transportation provided from Philadelphia.
Where: Villanova University College of Engineering.
Please encourage other students and family members who are interested in engineering to
apply at
Contact: Dr. Stephen Jones at 610-519-5439


The University of the Arts Pre-College Saturday School
High School classes ready to motivate eager students. Classes are taught by UArts faculty, who practice their specialties and merge their experiences into their Saturday School curriculum. One day, three hours, eight weeks. Please visit
Please visit the Guidance Department for scholarship opportunities and for more information.

Ellis Trust for Girls
The Ellis trust for Girls helps young women of limited financial means, living in single-parent homes, enhance their high school experience and prepare for post-secondary success. Each year they award grants to eligible young women residing in Philadelphia to support their education and life goals through funding for education-related expenses and academic and personal development programs.  Ellis Trust provides young women with full funding for UArts Pre-College programs. If you are interested in this and would like to determine if you are eligible, please call 215-790-1666 ext 442 or visit  

Chatham University's Sustainable Leadership Academy
Chatham's Sustainable Leadership Academy (SLA) features speakers, hands-on activities, networking, and tours of Pittsburgh's sustainable highlights. 

For more information, please visit:
Longacre Leadership Camp

Summer Camp for youth and teens on a working farm outside of Harrisburg, PA. Interested in learning more?? See the flyer to the right of this post!
Summer Science @ Jefferson

SummerScience@Jefferson targets students who will be entering their junior or senior year of high school in September 2018, and who have demonstrated a strong interest in the biomedical sciences. This four-week program.  Please visit for more information and the application!
NYU Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students

NYU Pre-college gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus in Manhattan. For 6 weeks, students can take college- level courses for credit, develop essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student.  For more details and the most up-to-sate information, please visit


The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI)
The Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute (FMI) provides opportunities for high school students who are ready for additional academic and leadership challenges, to be immersed in a forensic laboratory setting and experience personal growth and development. At the FMI Summer Science Program, students work as a team to solve scientific problems and learn about the opportunities available for a career in science. Students and mentors who participate in the summer program experience not only valuable academic opportunities but also benefit from ongoing and lifelong mentorship.


PACAC Camp College
Camp College is an intensive three day/two night workshop designed for 60 rising high school seniors and juniors. Paired with mentors, participants will learn about all aspects of the college search and application process, experience life in the residence halls, learn about financial aid, standardized test exams and have a lot of fun! At the end of Camp College, we expect that the students will be equipped with the tools to navigate the college application process.

Please visit for more information

Splash is a weekend-long extravaganza of classes at the University of Pennsylvania, where pre-college students are invited to learn about everything and anything from passionate university students. Splash currently runs at MIT, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Duke University, Yale University, Boston College, and many more! This year Splash will be running during the weekend of November 23 at the University of Pennsylvania's Philadelphia campus.
Students who come are able to take classes in a variety of both conventional and unconventional subjects taught by UPenn undergraduate and graduate students!

When: November 23 
Where: University of Pennsylvania
Cost: $25 (Generous Financial Aid Available*)

*No student will be turned away because of their inability to pay for the program.

Please visit for more information 


Actuarial Science Camp

Our Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they're interested in actuarial careers.

Lebanon Valley College has had a successful Actuarial Science Program for more than 40 years, and we've run this summer camp for more than three decades. Leveraging industry connections and alumni suggestions, we've forged an authentic experience that features interaction with actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content.

Please visit for more information.


United States Naval Academy's Summer Seminar and Summer STEM Seminar

Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for rising high school seniors to experience the academy for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders at this four-year college.

Please visit for the link below for a digital brochure and website:

Summer STEM is geared toward students currently in 8th, 9th and 10th grade, the Summer STEM residential program will give attendees an opportunity to engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen.
Please visit the link below for more information.

This past summer, we hosted students from all 50 states, US territories, as well as students living abroad. Both attendees and parents raved about the experience, and we are counting on you to help spread the word about these fantastic opportunities.

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Tyler School of Art Weekend Workshops 

Please visit the Guidance Department for more details.
The University of the Arts Pre-College Saturday School
High School classes ready to motivate eager students. Classes are taught by UArts faculty, who practice their specialties and merge their experiences into their Saturday School curriculum. One day, three hours, eight weeks. Please visit
Please see the Guidance Department for scholarship opportunities and for more information.


Youth Action - Inspiring Leaders Program
Are you searching for a program that will distinguish your child and make them attractive to college admission officers? Do you want them to engage in productive work that will develop their budgeting, marketing and communication skills? If so, you should sign your child up for Youth Action's Inspiring Leaders Program!

The online version of the application can be accessed on our website at  If you have any questions, contact Barry Johnson at 609-414-8890.

The STAMP Pass

The STAMP pass is open to any Philadelphia high school student (ages 14-19), and is valid for one year of FREE admission to a selection of the city's top museums and attractions. Pass holders also get access to special events throughout the year. Find out more about the museums on the pass in the Use the Pass section, then click Get the Pass to get your STAMP pass today! Please visit to get the pass or to find out more information.
Tyler School of Art: Continuing Education
Video Art Summer Workshop

Have you ever been interested in making a story or getting behind a camera? How about getting in front of a camera? In our Video Art Pre-College Workshop you will learn to create your own short film from script to screen! As part of our Pre-College Summer Workshops, students will choose a second class to take in the afternoon following their Video Art Class. So, join your fellow filmmakers this summer and make some Video Art!For more information, click here


Wildlife Leadership Academy

The Wildlife Leadership Academy enriches Pennsylvania teens and empowers them to become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of our 5-day residential summer field schools: white-tailed deer, brook trout, ruffed grouse, black bear, turkey, or bass. Our students gain extensive knowledge about wildlife and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills.

We are looking for highly motivated students between the ages of 14 and 17 to join one of our 5-day residential summer wildlife/fisheries focused field schools to begin their journey to become Conservation Ambassadors. Students should have demonstrated interest in the outdoors and in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation.

Please see your counselor or visit for more information.



SummerScience@Jefferson targets students who will be entering their junior or senior year of high school and who have demonstrated a strong interest in the biomedical sciences. This four-week program aims to foster an appreciation of the role of science in everyday life, to promote an informed understanding of scientific issues that appear in headlines in the news, and to familiarize students with the vital and expanding field of biomedical sciences. The instructors for SummerScience@Jefferson are faculty members of the various Colleges at Thomas Jefferson University who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with high school students through lectures, discussion, and hands-on laboratory experiences. Please visit your counselor for more information.


Future Leader Camp at Norwich University

Future Leader Camp (FLC) is a two-week summer program that develops leadership potential in high school students. FLC is a challenging, meaningful adventure camp that builds understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Participants will encounter challenge, excitement and fun. FLC is not a boot camp for students with disciplinary problems. Qualified applicants should hold a minimum 2.5 GPA. While not required, involvement in leadership-driven organizations such as Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, student government, athletics, scouting and school, church, community or volunteer organizations is a big plus.

GenCyber: Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp at Norwich University

Do you have students with some computer background who might be interested in a degree or career in cybersecurity? If so, Norwich University, in Northfield, VT, is hosting a free residential cybersecurity camp for 21 high school juniors and seniors this summer, and there are still openings. Attendees get free tuition, room and board, and materials to the program. The camp introduces students to information security and cyber forensics through labs (including hands-on, outdoor, and competitive in-class exercises) and presentations from local experts and guest speakers. There are field trips planned to places like Ben & Jerry's and the Vermont Emergency Operations Center. Students will even be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which they get to keep at the end of the program!

Visit the website for more information -
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Offered this summer in Media, Radnor, and on campus at Temple University. All programs meet once each week and tuition varies by program grade. Classes are taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. For more information or to register call 1-800-570-8936.

  • Programs for Entering 9th to 11th Grades

  • Students will improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction and learn to read twice as fast. Students learn the best way to read and study textbooks and take notes. They will complete homework more quickly and easily and enjoy reading more

  • Programs for Enter 12th Grades and College Students

  • In the speed reading program, students will learn to read twice as fast in materials ranging from novels to non-fiction. The comprehension, concentrations, and retention techniques you learn will enable you to get more and retain more from everything you read.

Skidmore Summer Pre-college Program for High School Scholars

Skidmore's Pre-College Program gives students a head start on college, with them in the driver's seat living and learning with other exceptional high school students from across the country and around the world. Along with their diverse backgrounds and experiences, all share a common interest in exploring the academic and social aspects of college life-discovering what it's like to take courses with college students, to live in a college residence hall, and to meet new people from places near and far.

For more information and to apply, please visit the website at


Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford University will select top high school students from around the world to participate in engaging academic programs designed just for them. The programs 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, form new friendships and get a taste of college life on Stanford's campus over the summer months.

* To learn about the programs, visit:


Wesgold Fellows Internship Program

The WesGold Fellows is a paid eight (8) week summer internship for high school rising juniors and seniors attending a Philadelphia high school who have demonstrated leadership ability or potential. This program aims to provide students with an intimate view and understanding of multiple components of financial education, college planning, personal and career development. WesGold Fellows is all encompassing and empowers interns through various avenues: classroom instruction, guest lectures, and field trips to name a few.

Completed applications must have: completed application form, writing sample, official school transcript, and resume. To apply online visit and click the link to access the online application

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

This is a 4-week summer residential program for high school student and is designed for students to build cultural understanding, intellectual confidence and critical language proficiency. Like Governor's Schools of the past, the program is free for all students. Please visit for more information and the application.


Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students

Summer College for high school students offers a broad range of 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-week programs that represent the various colleges Syracuse University . Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis - and many programs fill early.  Please visit for eligibility and details.


Penn State Abington - Kids & Teen College Summer Camps

Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College offers students a fun-filled approach to academic learning during the summer months. We offer summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Each camp is one week long. All camps meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Temple University Tyler School of Art

Portfolio Boot Camps

Designed as intensive portfolio preparation classes, these workshops are open to 11th and 12th grade students with previous high school drawing experience. Learning about the qualities of a well-rounded college admission portfolio, students leave class with finished pieces that will distinguish them as exceptional artists. Classes meet for 6 hours, allowing students the luxury of uninterrupted studio time during which they can completely immerse themselves in their work. Students can choose to attend Summer Boot Camps, held Monday through Friday for two weeks, or Weekend Boot Camps, held for three consecutive Saturdays during the school year.

Architecture Institute

Created as an introduction to the field of architecture, the Tyler Architecture Institute welcomes 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Philadelphia has a robust architectural history, and provides an ideal setting. The mission of an architect, and architecture as a whole, should be to create aesthetically enriching built environments for the needs of human beings, to revitalize the urban fabric and to serve as stewards of the global environment. Please view specific class page below for information regarding tuition, dates, times, registration and any supply requirements.

Summer Visual Studies Program

The Tyler Visual Studies Summer Program welcomes motivated 11th and 12th grade students who wish to experience the excitement and prestige of being among other artists on a college campus of a major University. Designed as an introduction to the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies, the program integrates a morning academic course and an afternoon studio art workshop. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to develop skills as makers and critical thinkers, and prepares them for future success in college and beyond.

Pre-College Summer Workshop

A series of two-week workshops, students can choose to attend 1, 2 or 3 sessions! Students participate in two classes each session, choosing an AM and a PM class from the many Drawing, Painting, Craft, and Digital offerings. Beginning artists, as well as those students who have had multiple years of high school art, will find classes to fit their needs. For students planning to apply to an art school, this is an opportunity to acquire work in a variety of media that is suitable for use in a college portfolio. Students are encouraged to express their individual creativity, and upon completing their classes, walk away with a number of finished art pieces. Please view specific class pages below for information regarding tuition, dates, times, registration materials and any supply requirements. .

The Cleveland Institute of Art will be hosting 2 pre-college residential programs, this summer! For more info, please go to
Summer Discovery Programs are available! Go to more information!
NYU PreCollege Summer Program - Take courses for college credit and experience life in New York City. Go to for more information!
Princeton University - Computer Science Camp by Professor Rajiv Gandhi. Go to for more information!
West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution will be hosting the WesGold Fellows Summer Internship. Go to
Indiana University of PA - Cook Honors College Summer Honors Program - Go to for more information!
Susquehanna University - Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) - June 26 through July 2
Live on campus and pursue business or ecology with faculty and successful professionals from a variety of industries. Go to for more information
Summer STEM and Naval Academy Summer Seminar at the United States Naval Academy!
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MIT is offering a 6-week science and engineering summer program for rising high school seniors! See below website for more information!

The Engineering Summer Camp at Widener University

For more information, call 610-499-4037 or visit
NYU Pre-College Summer Program for High School Students
-Take courses for college credit
-Experience life in New York City
The Pennsylvania College of Technology will be offering several summer camps, including: Business for the 21st Century, Design a Digital Future, Future Restaurateurs, Creativity Art, & Health Careers. For more information, please go to
The University of Pittsburgh will host a dynamic summer program, The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy, that will offer students a chance to prepare for the college application process, standardized tests, essays, and selecting the right school. For more information, please visit


Cornell University will be offering Summer College courses.
Please visit for a list of available courses, cost and other information
Waynesburg University CSI Camp
Students will learn from certified experts in areas such as surveillance techniques, forensic science, canine workshops, and speakers on topics like wrongful convictions and the role forensic evidence plays in court cases.

Rutgers offers pre-college students (from kindergarten through grade 12) a wide variety of academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities during the summer (as well as during the academic year), that can enhance college awareness and increase students' preparation for college-level study. Find out more about Rutgers' many stimulating pre-college programs.
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores over the coming months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology.

Please find more information about each program by clicking on the links below.

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy - This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns.
  • Writing Camp -Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.

Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Cardiac Philadelphia!

Camp Cardiac, run by local medical students in 16 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting

Scholarship and standard applications are now open for Camp Neuro Philadelphia!

Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in 11 cities nationwide, is a 1-week summer day camp open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting

Drexel Summer Institues Pre-College Program- Each summer Drexel offers highly motivated and talented high school students the opportunity to explore what college life is all about. In workshops led by Drexel Faculty, using the state-of-the-art labs and facilities, you'll gain a new understanding of the undergraduate experience.

For more inforamtion inculding schedules and application instuctions

Pre-College Programs Offered
Arts and Sciences
Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems
Computing & Informatics
Media Arts & Design
Nursing and Health Professions
Penn Summer- The Pre-College Program is designed for rising juniors and seniors interested in the intellectual challenge and rigorous pace of a true undergraduate experience. Students enroll in one or two summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates.

For more information on how to apply visit,
Duke University 

Please check it out to learn about our exciting programs.

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college!

If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer at The Duke Summer College for High School Students! With a dynamic curriculum designed for your passions and talents, we set you up for Duke-caliber greatness in the setting of our gorgeous university campus. Make friends from all over the globe as you learn from the highly-trained, highly-intriguing faculty of Duke University and earn college credit.

Or you might choose to spend your summer at the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students for students currently in grades 9 - 12! 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.

Email us at or summeracademy@duke.eduwith any questions.

Temple's Summer Owls Leadership Experience

Temple University will hold its first Summer Owls Leadership Experience on campus. Students in the program will choose one three-credit college course in business, media and communication, health professions or science, taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable Temple faculty.

For more information about the Summer Owls Leadership Experience, visit our website at, call 215-204-2712, or email

USNA Summer Programs Applications are now open!

Greetings from Annapolis! With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, the Office of Admissions team at the United States Naval Academy is actively gearing up to host high school students from across the nation at our two marquis summer programs, Summer STEM Camp and Naval Academy Summer Seminar.

Summer STEM Camp is designed to spark and cultivate interest in the many academic disciplines which make up science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A hands-on, design-based program, Naval Academy Summer STEM will challenge students to think scientifically, problem-solve creatively, and work cooperatively in teams. Open to rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, Summer STEM is led by USNA faculty and currently enrolled midshipmen and is a great fit for students looking to broaden their understanding of STEM study and careers.

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches students about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you feel you would be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving the country as an officer, encourage them to consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.

If you have questions about our programs or would like additional information or literature to share with your students, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at, or (410) 293-1858


Youth Action - Inspiring Leaders Program
* The Inspiring Leaders Program (ILP) is a student-led and operated experiential leadership development and civic engagement program based in Philadelphia each year is designed to galvanize a cohort of 20 ninth & tenth grade students to become community leaders and active change makers in their communities and beyond.
* Receive up to $2500 to Impact Your Community