Summer Opportunities

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Summer Opportunities

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Blueprint4Summer STL
 is an easy-to-use website/ app that connects all St. Louis-area kids to fun and diverse summer learning opportunities.

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2017 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference

July 20--22, 2017

 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference is an important part of the Show-Me State Games and is geared towards incoming juniors and seniors in high school for the ’17-‘18 school year. The three day conference focuses on teaching youth about leadership, higher education, and a healthy lifestyle.   Students have the opportunity to make new friends, become familiar with the University of Missouri-Columbia (the conference site), and acquire valuable information for successful futures.  Thanks to the generous support of Ms. Audrey Walton, there is no charge for the conference. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office and are due May 12, 2017.  For additional information, please contact your grade level counselor. 

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BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute I, II, III, & IV
Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 21, 2017

BESt is an acronym for the program partners Barnes Jewish Hospital, Express Scripts, and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  The mission of BESt is to educate, train, and prepare multicultural high school students for a career in pharmacy.  This 6 week course exposes talented freshman, sophomore, junior and senior underrepresented minority students in math and science to college life and health care providers.  Eleven hours of college credit available to program graduates. 
Application Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2017
Click here for link to the application
Questions, please call Misha Hart 314-853-3464 or email at

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School of Communications at Webster University is offering several summer opportunities:

1. Summer Camps-Sports Communication, Games and Game Design, Filmmaking and Music Recording.

2. Screenwriting Competition-Students can submit their original script and, if selected, their script will be produced during the Filmmaking camps.  Teacher can choose to make it a part of their class.

3. Gorlok Guest Lectures-A faculty member will visit (virtual or face-to-face) your classroom to discuss a topic of interest to the teacher and students.  Have them contact and they will match them to an appropriate member of their faculty.

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Young Scholars Program-PPY2540 course is designed for high school juniors and seniors with a strong background in Biology who have an interest in careers in Nursing, Allied Health and Medicine. Students completing the course will gain a mechanistic understanding of the major organ systems of the body. The course covers in depth material on muscle nerve, cardiac, pulmonary, kidney, gastrointestinal and reproductive physiology.
July 3-August 12, 2017
Students with successful completion will receive 4 college credits.
Course Fee: $1,400 
Questions, please contact John Chrivia, PhD-314-977-6486

Click here to register or for more information.

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Leadership in Practice-Missouri Chamber Foundation
June 25-June 28, 2017
Westminster College--Fulton, MO

Give bright current freshman a hands-on experience in leadership.  The Leadership in Practice summer forum uses real-life activities and challenges to prepare students for success in high school, college and beyond.  
Program fee $250 per student
Application period: January 1-April 1, 2017
For more information visit their website.

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Southeast Missouri State Summer Camps 2017
What are you doing this summer?

Academic, Athletic, Dance and Cheer Camps, Workshop and Programs.
For more information, visit

RISD Pre-College

June 24-August 5, 2017--RISD Pre-College--Rhode Island School of Design
For six weeks, you will live like a college student in RISD residence halls. You'll follow a college-level studio curriculum.  And you'll have the freedom to explore all Rhode Island has to offer every weekend-including museums, art galleries and beaches.

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July 1-August 11, 2017--Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs--Jumpstart your future. Advanced placement, early admission: Art, Design, Drama, Music, National High School Academy.

Click here for information

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FIDM --3 Days of Fashion Summer Program--Learn from FIDM instructors, collaborate on creative projects, meet industry professionals. Express your style, be inspired by successful FIDM Grads and so much more!

Click here to register

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Washington University Summer Experiences

High School Summer Scholars Program--Live on campus, enroll in undergraduate courses, and participate in college readiness seminars.
High School College Access--Enroll online, evening, or day courses while commuting to campus.
High School Summer Institutes--Explore careers and majors in medicine, engineering, leadership, writing, and more.
For more information on programs, fees scholarships, and application requirements visit:

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The University of Missouri-School of Medicine offers an exciting and informative summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine. MU's High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of like as an MU medical student.  
The program includes:
 -Hand-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills
-Introductions to MU's innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum
-Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medial school life
Session I-June 18-June 22, 2017
Session II: June 25-June 29, 2017
Interested high school juniors can find application information by clicking here

The University of Missouri School of Medicine would like to extend an invitation for rising juniors and seniors to participate in Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop.  The workshop is a 2-week online course and one-day visit to MU's campus.  The students will explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personality assessment, and connect with peers,students, staff and faculty in healthcare.  
Online Workshop: June 23-July 7, 2017
Campus Visit: July 7, 2017 10 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $50-Financial Assistance Available
Click here to register online.

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Camp Cardiac
Summer 2017
**Scholarships Available**

1-week summer day camp open to all high school students at least 15 years and older.  All of following and more is included: CPR certification, hands-on workshops, basic knowledge lectures, introduction to various careers in healthcare, heart dissection (pig), medical student forum, daily heart healthy lunch and healthy living exercise. 
Fore more information, including locations, dates, deadlines and application details, please visit or click for attached flyer

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Camp Neuro 
Summer 2017
**Scholarships Available**
Camp Neuro
is a 1-week summer day camp open to all high school students at least 15 years and older.  All of the following and more is included: Hands-on workshops, basic knowledge lectures, introduction to various careers in healthcare, brain dissection (pig), medical student forum, daily healthy lunch, and healthy living exercise.  
For more information, including locations, dates, deadlines, and applications details, please visit
or click for attached flyer
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Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University will be held June 10 through July 1, 2017.  Upon completion of the Academy, students will receive six hours of university studies credit.  Have the opportunity to take six additional hours of tuition-free university courses at Murray State University. Be awarded a four-year $2,000 per year housing scholarship to Murray State University.  Application packets can be downloaded by clicking here or by stopping by the Counseling Office.  Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

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Duke University Summer Session--
Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2016. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success.  Click here for information.

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  • The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country's top colleges.

    Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.
    For program overview, click here
    Click here to apply

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    Rutgers University School of Engineering is offering a chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences. 
    This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:
    Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic and Mechanical.
    Eligible students must be between the ages of 16-18, have completed courses in precalculus and physics and submit an online application.
    Click here for more information.

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    Teen Institute for Prevention Leaders is a 4-day retreat designed to train high school students to prevent substance misuse among their peers. 
    Application deadline is March 17, 2017
    Please stop by the Counseling Center for an Application.

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    Cornell Engineering-Curie Academy is a one week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science.  The focus is on rising juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more.
    Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

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    University of Dayton
    Entrepreneurship 101-June 18-June 30, 2017
    Rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshman will learn more about entrepreneurship , the ideation process, elevator pitches and more.  Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for University of Dayton scholarship dollars in a elevator pitch competition. 
    Click here for more information

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    Summer Sustainability:Food Systems-June 25-June 30, 2017
    Rising high school juniors and seniors will study sustainable food systems, availability, scarcity and justice issues with the collaboration of University of Dayton faculty, students and and community partners.  Participants can earn one credit hour, which may be transferred to any college or university.
    Click here for more information

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    2017 YWCA Future Leaders Program
    Future Leaders Program is a strengths-based, gender-specific leadership development program for girls about to enter their senior year of high school. The YWCA program enables these young women to discover, affirm, and enhance their leadership capabilities and connects them to resources to further realize their leadership potential. One female student will be awarded  a $1,500 scholarship, as well as four FLP runners-up will receive a scholarship of $500.
    Session I-June 19-June 23, 2017
    Session II-July 10-July 14, 2017

    Contact Shalia Ford at 314-531-1115, Ext. 5377 or email
     Click here for the Application

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Precollege programs provide high school students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.
Pre-college programs offered at Boston University:
-High School Honors
-RISE Internship/Practicum
-Academic Immersion
-Summer Challenge
-Summer Preview
For more information, visit

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NYU Precollege program
July 2-August 13, 2017
Precollege offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience NYU by spending six weeks living and learning in the community.  In addition to focusing on academics in the classroom, students develop critical college-level writing skills, prepare for the college admissions process, and explore New York City's endless cultural opportunities. 
For more information, please visit

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English Studies Summer Camp for High School Students
The English Department at Eastern Illinois University is excited to again offer its English Studies Summer Camp for High School Students.  This one-week camp will allow students to select two courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies , and more. 
July 23-July 29, 2017
Click here for more information.

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Barnard College in Partnership with Columbia University
Summer In New York Pre-College Programs
Programs for rising high school junior and senior girls which allows students to enjoy a pre-college experience and college preparation while exploring New York City.  Barnard offers programs in an array of subjects including writing, literature, art, theater, film studies, psychology, computer science, architecture, religion, political science, neuroscience, environmental science and space exploration. 
For more information, visit:

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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Grades 7-12
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer high 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. 
Programs offered:
Stanford Sports Business Academy, Summer Humanities Institute, Summer Arts Institute, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Outreach Summer Program, High School Summer College, Summer Institutes, Stanford University Mathematics Camp, University-Level Online Math Physics and Stanford Online High School.
Click here to visit the website

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The Department of Architecture at Wentworth has a four-week "design and build" program for high school students entering grade 10 and above, called SummerFAB.  Students who successfully complete the program and later enroll in Wentworth's architecture program can use SummerFAB to replace a four-credit elective course in Architecture.  Graduates of SummerFAB will also be eligible to receive a one-time $2,000 tuition scholarship toward their freshman year in tuition at Wentworth.
Please visit for information.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology offers a variety of summer enrichment programs, camps and other activities for students from first through twelfth grades.  The goal is to increase the number and diversity of students who are motivated and preparing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based careers.  
For a list of programs offered, please visit

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Trulaske Business Academy- July 23-29, 2017 at the University of Missouri-Columbia Campus
Trulaske Business Academy is again hosting a pre-college summer program for minority students interested in business.  The goal of this week-long residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus.
Applications are due Friday, April 7th by 5:00 pm.
Click here for more information.

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Elmhurst College-Medical Leadership Academy
July 23-July 29, 2017
Partnership between Elmhurst College and Elmhurst Hospital is an exclusive week-long program for highly motivated incoming high school seniors and freshman/sophomore college students interested in the field of medicine.

Participants will experience college life by staying in student residency halls on the campus of Elmhurst College. 

The curriculum provides an introduction to medicine through educational lectures, job shadowing and case study analysis.  Students will explore medical specialties such as emergency medicine, cardiology. family medicine, neuroscience, behavioral medicine and palliative care.  
Click here for more information.



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