Enrichment Opportunities

Check back often ~ this page is updated whenever the Counseling Center receives information about enrichment programs and activities that may be of interest to our students.

Competitions and Contests

33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest ~ The Washington, D.C. chapter of Concerned Black Men, Inc. (CBM-DC) invites students in grades 7-12 in the Washington metropolitan area to participate in their 33rd annual oratory contest. Entrants should use articles, research and personal experience to prepare a 4-7 minute speech on the topic "What Can We Do to Ensure that the Lives and Human Rights of Black Men are Valued and Protected?". The preliminary rounds will be held on April 29 and the final contest will take place on April 30. All rounds will be held at the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entrants and will be presented at CBM-DC's annual Youth Recognition Awards banquet. The application deadline is April 20, 2015 but your speech does not have to be ready until the competition.

Cyber Bullying Public Service Announcement Contest ~ The Abelson Law Firm in Washington, D.C. is sponsoring a contest for members of the Class of 2015 who attend high school in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. Interested students will create and submit a 60-second or less video designed to heighten awareness and encourage prevention of cyber bullying among young people. A panel of judges will choose a winner based on originality, imagination, and the inspirational nature of the message. The producer of the winning video will receive a $2,000 college scholarship, 2nd prize is $1,000 and the third place producer will win a $500 scholarship. In addition, all entries will be posted on YouTube, where the public will vote for their favorites. The producer of the video with the most YouTube votes will win an IPad. For information visit www.seekingjustice.com/scholarship/.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Essay Contest ~ High school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in FIRE's essay contest. Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words; the first prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship, the second place author will receive a $5,000 scholarship, three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded, and four $500 winners will be chosen at random from the remaining essays. FIRE will accept essay contest entries from August 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Visit thefire.org/contest for the topic and additional entry details.

The Hamilton Award and the Hamilton Leaders Academy ~ Winners of the Hamilton Award are automatically enrolled in the Hamilton Leaders Academy, where they join a distinguished cohort of peers from across the U.S. The Hamilton Leaders Academy is a no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world. Visit their website at www.hamiltonfriends.org/awards.php for more information.

Nora School Photography Contest ~ The Nora School has issued a call for entries for their 13th annual photography festival. The Nora PhotoFest is open to all students in grades 6-12 in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. A panel of professional photographers will jury the show, which will be on exhibit Saturday, April 25. Prizes will be awarded to the top entries. Visit www.nora-school.org/public-events/photography-fest... for more information. The entry deadline is April 1 at 5:00 p.m.

QuestBridge College Prep Program ~ This program provides more than 1,500 awards that give outstanding low-income high school juniors the knowledge they need to compete for admission to leading colleges. The program provides a variety of opportunities for highly qualified students such as full scholarships to summer programs at leading colleges and universities, college admission counseling, invitations to QuestBridge College Admissions Conferences, all expense paid visits to college campuses, college application advice via telementoring, and an opportunity to win a Quest for Excellence Award. High school juniors with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 are encouraged to apply. For more information visithttp://www.questbridge.org.

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes ~ SunTrust will present 30 $500 scholarships for education expenses to high school seniors. The sweepstakes is free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. Students may enter every two weeks, up to 15 times during each sweepstakes period. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks from October 31 to May 15. The sweepstakes opens September 15; to enter visit suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes.

University of Maryland High School Innovation Challenge ~ High school students can win $500 if they can come up with the most innovative solution for a unique challenge for high school students posted by UMD on their website. For details visit mtech.umd.edu/innovationchallenge.

Conferences and Symposiums

16th Annual Youth Law Fair ~ The Youth Law Fair, sponsored by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, brings together judges, lawyers, educators and community leaders with D.C. area teenagers for a positive, hands-on experience with the legal system. It is designed to empower students with a better understanding of rights and responsibilities, to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and to provide information on community resources. This free event will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue N.W. For information e-mail Outreach@dcbar.org

Discover Engineering ~ The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park is hosting this event for high school students interested in engineering, math and the sciences on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will be able to talk to college engineering students, meet a professional engineer, and be involved in a team engineering-related activity. Parents are welcome to attend; breakfast and lunch are provided. For information e-mail discover.engineering@gmail.com. Students may register at www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-engineering-2015-at-university-of-maryland-tickets-14363145555.

Forensic Science Symposium ~ Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania will host their 13th annual Forensic Science Symposium on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information about the event contact Janine Kishbaugh at 610-606-4666, Ext. 4666 or e-mail jmkish@cedarcrest.edu.

University of Maryland Annual STEM Expo ~ University of Maryland's Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering will host their Annual STEM Expo on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This day-long event is designed to introduce African American, Hispanic and Latino families and students to careers and educational opportunities in STEM. Over 700 students in grades 3-12 are expected to attend the event but no more than 20 students will be in each workshop, session, tour or demonstration. Students may volunteer to help at the event, or they and their families may register as participants. For more information visit http://www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/stem-expo.

Women in Engineering (WIE) DREAM Conference 2015 ~ Registration is now open for students interested in taking part in the 2015 WIE DREAM Conference. This free conference is open to all high school students, particularly girls, and includes interactive workshops, discussions and demonstrations that will immerse participants in an exciting learning environment with the goal of igniting interest in engineering. The event will be held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland's College Park campus on February 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Participants must register at http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/dream-conference. Students who attend the conference and subsequently enroll in UMD's Clark School will be eligible to apply for DREAM scholarships valued at up to $2,500.


AgDiscovery 2015 ~ is a free 2-4 week summer outreach program which allows high school students to learn about careers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, and agribusiness. Students live on one of 17 college campuses and learn about agriculture from university professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. AgDiscovery is sponsored by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). For more information telephone APHIS at 301-851-4199 or e-mail agdiscovery@aphis.usda.gov

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) ~ Visit NASA's website at www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents to learn more about job and internship opportunities at NASA.

Smithsonian Institute ~ The Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships & Internships offers students the opportunity to advance their education and career through the myriad internship opportunities offered at the world's preeminent museum system. For information visit www.smithsonianofi.com.

Smithsonian Latino Center's Youth Ambassadors Program ~ Graduating seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences or humanities as they pertain to Latino communities are encouraged to apply for this week-long, all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a 4-week internship with a $2,000 stipend. Participants will be able to explore various career paths, embrace their cultural heritage and gain practical and leadership skills and educational growth. The seminar takes place in Washington, DC with internships available in 19 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The application deadline is April 6. For information visit latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.

Summer Art Camp 2105 ~ The Art League School is looking for students with a strong interest in art and some previous experience working with children to serve as interns for their 10-week art camp, June 15-August 21. The position is unpaid, though a stipend is given to students who work 200+ hours over the course of the summer. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Interns will help with classroom setup and serve as teaching assistants. To apply send a resume and letter of interest via e-mail to school@theartleague.org.

Leadership Training

ASCEND ~ The Upsilon Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is launching ASCEND, a youth enrichment program designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. The program will focus on achievement, self-awareness, communication, engagement, networking, and developmental skills during mandatory monthly sessions, held one Saturday each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, from February through June. There is a $25 fee and the deadline for applying is February 21. For information e-mail Education_enrichment@akaupsilontauomega.org.

Economics for Leaders Summer Camps ~ The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) produces a series of Economics for Leaders (EFL) camps for rising high school juniors and seniors. EFL sessions are led by economics professors and leadership instructors who teach leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment. Each program is held at one of thirteen college campuses, including Yale, Duke, Cornell, the University of Chicago and William & Mary. Cost varies by location but ranges from $850 to $1,200 plus transportation. For more information, a complete list of sites and dates, and application information visit www.fte.org and click on "Student Programs".

Susquehanna University's Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE) ~ LIFE is a one-week program, held July 5-11 and conducted by Susquehanna's Sigmund Weis School of Business. Students work with teammates in a simulated entrepreneurial setting to create and run their own business. Teams engage in a variety of business-related competitions and develop their own infomercial, all while experiencing life on a college campus. For information visit www.susqu.edu/life.

Temple University's Summer Owls Leadership Experience ~ This three-week program allows students to choose one three-credit college course in business, media and communications, the health professions or science taught by Temple faculty members. Participants will experience college life as they live in the dorms, engage in leadership and college preparation workshops, and explore Philadelphia. Participants who complete the course and later apply and are accepted to Temple will be eligible for a $4,000 scholarship to the university. For information visit www/temple.edu/summerowls.

Youth Leadership Bowie ~ This unique program consists of one Saturday retreat and seven monthly day-long activities. It is designed to expose young people to the myriad of potential career opportunities available to them. Leadership opportunities, both experiential and observational, will be of paramount importance. Problem solving skills will be developed and refined as participants plan and produce a program that addresses a community need. Applicants must be rising sophomores or juniors and they must live in Bowie. For more information or an application e-mail david@bowiechamber.org or shein@cityofbowie.org.

University of Notre Dame Leadership Seminars ~ a 10-day all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. For rising high school seniors only. Applications due January 23, 2015. For information visit precollege.nd.edu.

University of Pittsburgh's The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy ~ The Bridge helps rising high school juniors and seniors prepare for their future. Participants will spend a week on campus working with Pitt's Student Affairs staff and current student leaders, learning how to be a better leader, exploring the ins and outs of the college application process, and preparing for the SAT and ACT. The event will be held July 12-17 and the application deadline is June 1. To register visit www.thebridge.pitt.edu.

Pre-College Programs

American Collegiate Adventures ~ ACA offers six different programs. varying in length from one to five weeks, including international programs in Seville and Barcelona, Spain, Nice and Paris, France, and London, England as well as pre-college programs at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Tufts University in Boston. For information visit their website at www.acasummer.com.

Babson College Summer Study ~ Babson College, a fast paced, top-ranked business school located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, offers their summer study for high school students from July 7 through August 8. The residential program is open to rising juniors and seniors and focuses on Babson's unique method of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. For information visit www.babson.edu/summerstudy

Barnard College ~ Current 10th and 11th grade girls are invited to take part in Barnard's Pre-College programs. Barnard offers both commuter and residential options with programs of varying lengths and emphasis. All programs take place on Barnard's New York City campus and have a full-time supervisory staff. For information about the various programs visit www.barnard.edu/summer.

Bonner Summer Fellows Prgoram ~ The College of New Jersey's Pre-College Program for rising high school juniors and seniors presents students with both credit (two weeks)and non-credit (one week) options. Students will live on campus and focus on community engaged learning. For more information visit http://precollege.pages.tcnj.edu/

Boston University Pre-College Programs ~ Rising high school students can choose from five summer programs at Boston University, including High School Honors, a Research Internship, Summer Challenge, Summer Preview and Academic Immersion. Students will immerse themselves in college life while living on campus and exploring Boston. For information visit bu.edu/summer/highschool.

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) ~ This one-week program is designed to introduce the benefits of a liberal arts education to students who have just completed their sophomore year of high school. Students take classes from Carleton professors, live on campus, and learn what it takes to be a successful college-bound student. The program will take place July 5-11 and full scholarships are available. For information visit go.carleton.edu/clae.

Carnegie Mellon University ~ Carnegie Mellon's pre-college programs will be held from June 27-August 8 and will include courses in architecture, art & design, drama, music and the National High School Game Academy. For information phone 412-268-2082 or visit admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college.

Catalyst Academy at Cornell University ~ This one-week residential program is designed for underrepresented high school students who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Up to 46 rising sophomores, juniors and seniors may attend the program, which costs $1,450 and will be held July 12-18. To apply visit www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst; deadline is March 1.

Congregation of Holy Cross Summer Seminary ~ This summer immersion program includes two weeks of theological study, common prayer, and community life for high school men who are considering a vocation to the Catholic priesthood. The program will help participants deepen their consideration of God's call and experience what it would be like to enter a college seminary program. The program will take place from June 27-July 11 at the University of Notre Dame's Old College in Notre Dame, Indiana. For information telephone 574-631-6385, e-mail vocation@holycrossusa.org or visit precollege.nd.edu/seminaryimmersion.

Curie Academy at Cornell University ~ This one-week residential program is designed for high school girls who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Up to 46 rising junior and senior girls may attend the program, which costs $1,450 and will be held July 12-18.Visit www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie to apply; the deadline is March 1.

Discovering New Ventures - Foundations in Entrepreneurship ~ The University of Maryland in College Park is offering a dynamic, online learning opportunity for high school students who register to take their ENES140 class, Discovering New Ventures - Foundations in Entrepreneurship. This summer experience takes students through the new venture creation process; students who complete the course will earn three college credits from UMD. For information visit mtech.umd.edu/summer.

Duke University Summer Academy/Summer College ~ Duke University wants you to have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college. Current 10th and 11th graders are invited to spend their summer, and earn college credit, at the Duke Summer College, which has a dynamic curriculum designed around students' passions and interests. Current 9th-12th graders may choose to enroll in the Duke Summer Academy, a personal enrichment program offering courses with a global perspective. For information about these programs visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students.

Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP) ~ The highly acclaimed ECSP offers rising high school seniors a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and fun experience. Students spend the mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes in history, theology, philosophy, and English literature. The afternoons and evenings are spent enjoying recreational and social events on Christendom's Front Royal campus and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. ECSP will hold six one-week sessions throughout June and July. Registration opens December 1; for information visit http://Christendom.edu/admissions/ecsp.php

Experiences in Architecture ~ The Catholic University of America will conduct a pre-college summer workshop for students interested in architecture, hosted by their School of Architecture and Planning in Washington, DC. There will be two sessions, June 15-July 3 and July 6-24. Applications are due by May 15. For information contact David Dewane at dewane@cua.edu or click this link architecture.cua to visit their website.

Experiment in International Living ~ The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Programs are designed to equip participants with essential cultural and language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to critical global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions students visit. For information visit experiment.org.

Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) ~ This one-week residential summer program is designed for rising female high school juniors and seniors who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Students will be immersed in the world of engineering through hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers. Space is limited to 32 girls and the application deadline is March 31. Sessions will run July 5-11 and July 12-18 at a cost of $1,000 per session. For information contact Bria Barry at bmcelroy@umd.edu or visit their website at wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd.

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College Sustainability-Focused Pre-College Seminars ~ This trio of two-week seminars, held in June and July, is for motivated high school students. Participants will learn hands on research and critical thinking skills, visit inspiring sustainability initiatives, develop leadership potential, foster a more diverse, inclusive sustainability movement and experience life on one of the country's most forward-thinking campuses. For information visit foresightprep.org. Deadline for applications is April 15.

Furman Summer Scholars ~ Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to live on Furman's Greenville, SC campus, participate in classes led by some of Furman's favorites professors, and get a taste of college life during one of their two pre-college programs. Dates are July 5-11 and July 12-18, the cost is $1,200 for one week and $2,200 for both, and the application deadline is May 1. For information visit furman.edu/admission.

George Washington University Pre-College Programs ~ GW offers several programs of varying lengths, including a 6-week college intensive (July 5-August 14), a 3-week college intensive (July 5-24), and a 6-week online session offered either May 18-June 27 or July 6-August 15. These programs all offer from 3-8 credits. Their summer immersion program is a non-credit program and two sessions will be offered, the first from July 5-17 and the second from July 19-31. For information visit precollege.gwu.edu.

George Washington University Summer STEM Courses ~ GW offers two college intensive (for credit) programs and a non-credit summer immersion course in various STEM fields. The summer immersion program explores robotics, biomedical engineering and crime scene investigation. The college intensive programs include a 3-week Introduction to Engineering course and 6-week programs in biology, calculus, chemistry, physics, psychology, statistics and more. The programs will be held in July and August. For information visit precollege.gwu.edu.

Georgian Court University Dance Intensive ~ Georgian Court University, the Mercy University of New Jersey, will host their summer dance intensive course from July 13-15. Tuition is $450 for the week and a $100 deposit is due by May 31. For information call 732-987-2171 or e-mail bonczeke@georgian.edu.

Girls Who Code Summer Program ~ Rising juniors and seniors who take part in this seven week summer immersion program are embedded inside a technology company each day where they get hands-on experience in computing concepts, mobile app development, robotics, web development and design. Daily classroom instruction is paired with talks and workshops led by female entrepreneurs, CEOs, developers, designers, and computer science majors who serve as mentors and role models throughout the program. The application goes live on January 15 -- for more information visit http://girlswhocode.com/programs/

Harvey Mudd Future Achievers in Science & Technology (FAST) ~ Future mathematicians, scientists and engineers are encouraged to apply to the FAST program, an opportunity for high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors from underrepresented populations in math and science to experience Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. The program will take place October 8-10, 2015 and includes class visits, research lab tours, an admission interview, a hands-on workshop and more. The program is free and includes overnight accommodations and meals. For information visit hmc.edu/fast.

Hollinsummer ~ Hollins University offers three distinct summer programs for rising 9th-12th grade girls. Caught in the Act focuses on theater and will be held July 19-25 ($750). Riders Who are Going Places, an equestrian camp, will be held July 19-25 and July 26-August 1 ($1,000). Taking Joy in the Art of Creative Writing will take place July 19-25 and July 26-August 1 as well ($750). For information visit hollins.edu/hollinsummer.

Loyola University Maryland Reading Skills/Speed Reading Programs ~ Loyola University Maryland's School of Education offers summer reading programs for all ages and grade levels that focus on increasing reading speed, comprehension, and retention. The classes are taught by professional instructors from the Institute of Reading Development at locations in Oxon Hill, Mitchellville and Upper Marlboro. Tuition varies by program level and there is a family discount available. For information call 1-800-903-0162.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program ~ Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, is seeking high achieving rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed faculty member. The program also includes structured workshops focused on college application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid and scholarships, and sessions on developing leadership skills. Participants who choose to apply to Miami will receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and entrance into their honors and academic scholars programs. Full scholarships are available to students with financial need; the application deadline is May 1. Session I is July 5-17 and Session II is July 19-31. See your guidance counselor if you're interested.

National Society of Black Engineers' SEEK Program ~ The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals. Students will work in teams, using a hands-on curriculum, to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend. This free, three-week commuter program is open to rising 9th through 12th graders and will be held at a District of Columbia high school Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (dates to be determined). 100 students in each grade level will be able to attend. Online registration opens February 3, 2015 at www.nsbe.org/Seek.

New York Film Academy Summer Camps for Film & Acting ~ The New York Film Academy offers hands-on, intensive summer camps for students interested in film, theater, photography, game design, animation, screenwriting, and broadcast journalism. The camps are held through June, July and August in Paris, France, Florence, Italy, Beijing, China, Harvard University and Disney Studios in Florida. Visit their website at www.nyfa.edu for information on program length, cost and location.

New York University Pre-College Program ~ Rising juniors and seniors are invited to earn college credit while taking courses in their favorite subjects or exploring new areas of interest, all while living on NYU's New York City campus. College 101 and a college fair held during during the six-week program will help students plan for the college search and admissions process as well. The program will take place July 5 through August 14. For information visit nyu.edu/precollege.

Oxbridge Academic Programs ~ this New York based company offers nine different academic programs: four in England at Oxford and Cambridge, two in France, two in Spain and one in New York City. Each program offers a variety of academic subjects. Visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com for information.

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School ~ More than 780 students take part in Phillips Exeter's five-week program of academic study, athletics and exploration. The upper school program accepts students who have completed grades 9-12, while Access Exeter is open to students who have completed grades 7-8. For more information visit www.exeter.edu/summer.

Pratt Institute Pre-College Program ~ Each summer nearly 400 high school students seize the opportunity to experience college-level study at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City. Students take two college credit-bearing courses and two non-credit pass/fail courses and attend lectures, cultural and social events. Courses are offered across the spectrum of art and design fields. For information visit www.pratt.edu/precollege.

PwC Accounting Careers Leadership Institute ~ Bryant University, in conjunction with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), offers this week-long program designed for Latino/a and African American rising high school seniors to learn more about the accounting profession. The program will take place June 21-26 and is free of charge to participants. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and have completed Algebra II. For information visit www.Bryant.edu/PwCACLI.

SAME Summer Camps ~ The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), in collaboration with the Military Services, offers four engineering/STEM camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands–on events led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the uniformed military services. The U.S. Army Camp is June 7-13 in Vicksburg, MS with a March 20 deadline. The U.S. Air Force Camp is June 25-July 1 in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Marine Corps camp is June 21-27 at Camp Lejeune, NC, and the U.S. Navy camp is July 21-25 at Port Hueneme, CA. The latter three have an April 14 deadline. Visit samecamps.org for locations, dates and application deadlines.

Sewanee Environmental Institute's Pre-College Field Studies Experience (SEI) ~ Approximately 30 talented rising juniors and seniors will be accepted to take part in SEI, a two-week program scheduled for June 28-July 11 in which students explore the ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau on Sewanee's 13,000-acre campus. The program is led by senior faculty members whose specialties include ecology, chemistry, environmental ethics, conservation policy, archaelogy, botany, history, and sustainability. For information visit sei.sewanee.edu.

Sewanee: The University of the South ~ The Bridge Program in Math & Science is sponsored by the University of the South and provides a scholarship for tuition, room and board. Twenty selected students will live in a dorm, work with college students, and study under university professors. The Bridge Program will take place June 21-July 11 and the application deadline is April 1. For more information visit bridge.sewanee.edu or contact 931-598-1241.

Smith College Precollege Programs for High School Girls ~ Young women are taken seriously and inspired to excel -- as scholars, scientists, and leaders at Smith College. They offer a variety of summer programs for rising high school girls, including Science and Engineering (July 5-August 1/$5,500), Writing Workshop (July 5-18/$2,825), Women's History (July 5-18/$2,825), Field Studies for Sustainable Futures (July 5-18/$2,900) and a college admission workshop (July 19-25/$1,650). For information visit www.smith.edu/summer.

SPICE Camp (Students with Potential and Interest, Consider Engineering) ~ SPICE Camp is a week-long commuter program at the University of Maryland, College Park designed for young women entering the 9th and 10th grades who would like to learn more about engineering. Students are introduced to the world of engineering through projects, tours and guest speakers. Activities are supervised by current UMD engineering students. SPICE Camp will run from June 22-26; the application deadline is April 17 and the cost is $350. For more information e-mail bmcelroy@umd.edu or visit their website at wie.umd.edu/k12/spice-camp.

St. Andrews University Academic Camp ~ Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in St. Andrews University's co-ed, residential academic camps, featuring subject areas such as art, athletic training, forensic science, biology, digital photography, psychology, computer game art and illustration, and a writer's workshop. The camps will be held in mid-July. For information visit their website at academiccampNC.org.

Summer at SCAD ~ Savannah College of Art and Design offers two summer programs on their Atlanta, Savannah and Hong Kong campuses. SCAD Summer Seminars are workshops designed for rising sophomores, juniors or seniors to gain valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision. SCAD's Rising Star program is a challenging five-week session for rising seniors that awards university credit. For information about either program visit their website at scad.edu/rs or scad.edu/sss.

Summer Discovery ~ Offers a variety of programs located on college campuses throughout the United States, including Georgetown and Johns Hopkins. Participants take classes with university professors, live in the residence halls and dine in campus cafeterias to get the full college experience. Weekends include planned events and activities. Programs range from 2-6 weeks and cost from $2,599 to $9,999 depending on location and length. For information visit summerdiscovery.com

Summer Honors Engineering Camp at University of Dayton ~ This popular co-ed camp allows students to explore each area of engineering through hands-on activities. Participants will design and build robots in a week-long team project, solve real-world engineering problems and investigate career options. Two sessions will be held: June 14-19 or June 21-26. For information visit their website at go.udayton.edu/engr/honors_camp or contact Beth Hart at 937-229-5080 or ehart1@udayton.edu.

Summer Institutes at Drexel University ~ Drexel offers 10 different residential summer programs, ranging in length from one to five weeks, with concentrations in areas such as business, engineering, law, media arts & design, medicine and more. For information visit their website at drexel.edu/undergrad/summer.

Summer Study ~ Offers a variety of programs, ranging in length from two to six weeks, at Penn State, Colorado State, and Fordham Universities, or the Sorbonne in Paris. Each program includes academics, field trips to local sites, and other activities. For information visit their website at www.SummerStudy.com.

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) ~ 54 bright, motivated high school sophomores will participate in one of three challenging, residential six-week college-level courses in African American studies and other fields at the University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Cornell University. TASS covers all program costs other than travel. For information visit their website at http://www.tellurideassociation.org/. Application deadline is January 8.

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) ~ A six-week residential educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. TASP covers all program costs other than travel. For information visit their website at http://www.tellurideassociation.org/ The application deadline is January 20.

Tufts Summer Study for High School Students ~ A selective program that offers high achieving high school students the chance to take college level courses, specialized programs, and prep classes that prepare them for the college application process. Students work closely with seasoned professors while living and learning on a college campus. For more information visit their website at go.tufts.edu/summer.

University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering ~ The Clark School of Engineering's Pre-College Program at the University of Maryland is designed to expose talented 11th grade students to the field of engineering. It works to prepare participants to perform well on the SAT and it provides students and families with the tools and strategies necessary to navigate the college application process. Applicants must have PSAT scores available and a minimum 3.4 GPA. The program costs $100 and will begin November 15, 2014. Students interested in applying should see Ms. Owens.

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program ~ College-bound students are invited to participate in the Young Scholars Program at the University of Maryland in College Park. This selective pre-college program allows high school students to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and explore university life while earning three university credits. The program will be held July 12-31; for more information visit ysp.umd.edu.

University of Notre Dame Study Abroad ~ This 12-day program will immerse students in the history and culture of the Eternal City. For rising high school seniors only. Applications due January 16, 2015. For information visit precollege.nd.edu.

University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars ~ a two-week program that introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business. For rising high school juniors and seniors. Applications due January 30, 2015. For information visit precollege.nd.edu.

Washington Ballet Summer Dance Program ~ This 4-week program, scheduled for June 22-July 17, accepts seventy-five students who attend classes from 8am-3pm Monday through Friday to jump and bend through ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, African dance, and cultural dance. Incorporated with movement courses are art and music instruction offered in collaboration with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Levine School of Music. Students ages 4 and older are accepted; auditions are held each month from February through May. To schedule an audition call 202-889-8150.

Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) ~ Hosted by George Mason University, the WJMC seeks high-achieving rising junior and senior students with an interest in journalism and the media to attend this residential summit on July 12-July 17. Participants will be placed in real-world experiences with media professionals at the National Press Club, the Newseum, and the U.S. Capitol. Past speakers have included media professionals from NBC's Meet the Press, and the Today Show, the Washington Post, and CNN's State of the Union. See your counselor if you are interested in being nominated to attend.

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences ~ Visit summerexperiences.wustl.edu to learn more about Washington University's pre-college programs. Their Summer Scholars students enroll in two undergraduate courses, earn college credit and get an early taste of college life. Students in their Summer Institutes explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership and more. For information visit summerexperiences.wustl.edu.

Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) ~ Hosted by George Mason University, the WYSE seeks high-achieving rising junior and senior students with an interest in environmental science to attend this residential summit on June 28-July 3. The summit will include panel discussions and site visits to the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Keynote speakers will be some of the nation's most prominent environmental and conservation organizations. Participants will take an active role in the conferences, applying important leadership and decision-making skills, while getting a taste of college life. See your counselor if you are interested in being nominated to attend.

Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School ~ Wolfeboro, a summer boarding school located in a camp-like setting in New Hampshire, is designed for students ages 10-18 who need reinforcement in particular subject areas or who want to get a head start on upcoming course work. Classes are offered in English, math, science, history, Latin, Spanish, French, and SAT prep at the preview, review and credit level. The session runs from June 24 to August 5. For information visit their website at www.wolfeboro.org.

Women in Engineering Summer Camp ~ This women-only camp will be held July 12-17 and is designed to help young women with an interest in engineering learn how engineers creatively use knowledge and technology to improve the lives of others. Participants will conduct experiments and use their creativity to solve practical problems and create some remarkable inventions. For information visit their website at godayton.edu/wie or contact Annette Packard at 937-229-3296 or apackard1@udayton.edu.

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Counseling Calendar

    • TueAug11 Transfer Student Experience Fine Arts & Athletic Center Gym
    • ThuAug27 First Day of Classes School Campus
    • SatOct03 SAT at McNamara (Center 21291) School Campus

Counseling News

Posted 06/03/2015 03:13PM
Caritas winners for 2015, through their unique gifts and talents, burnish our school community through their tremendous example of servant leadership as Holy Cross Men and Women.
Posted 06/01/2015 11:13AM
BMHS Senior is top selection of more than 40 outstanding applicants nationally. Congratulations, Josephine.
Posted 05/29/2015 07:57AM
BMHS senior takes regional competition held by National Bar Association and hosted by Denny's.
Posted 04/30/2015 04:11PM
Freshman Thomas Do was honored as a recipient of the prestigious Dr. Ben Carson Scholarship.
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