• Posted March 13, 2018
    SMILE Camp

    Smile Camp is an interactive inquiry-based STEM+Arts learning experience that will engage your child (ages 7 to 18) like never before! Through our unique applications of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) we will inspire a fervor for learning the wonders of science and the world around us. For more information and to apply please visit smilecamp.org/ 

    Posted March 12, 2018
    NCCU School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy 

    The NCCU School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA) is a residential 10-day program held on the campus of NCCU. The Academy is open to high-achieving rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, with a "B" average or higher.  Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus materials. For more information and to apply www.nccu.edu/academics/sc/business/summer-academy/ The deadline to apply is April 20th. 

    Posted March 8, 2018
    William Peace University

    William Peace University, a historic liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, is pleased to offer six summer camp selections this year. There will be one camp offering June 18-21 and five July 16-19. Campers can expect to have an immersive, hands-on experience and earn one (1) college credit upon the completion of the camp. Represented fields include Biology (Ecology Research), Simulation and Game Design, Musical Theatre, Exercise and Sport Science and Mass Communication (Podcasting). Registration is now open.  Please visit www.peace.edu/about/conferences-camps-events/summer-camps/.

    Posted February 21, 2018

    Duke University - Summer College

    Earn college credit alongside 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 4, 2017. 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 élite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. For more information please visit summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students The deadline to apply is April 16th.

    Posted February 14, 2018
    2018 NC State Emerging Scholars Academy

    Sunday, June 24, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018

    The Emerging Scholars Academy is a six-day residential academic enrichment program located on the NC State University campus. This program is designed for high school students who have a strong interest in and appreciation for the African American experience and culture.

    You’re a candidate for NC State's Emerging Scholars Academy if you
    - Are a rising junior in high school
    - Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher OR in the top 10% of your class
    - Are interested in African American topics
    - Are a leader in school, family or community activities

    You must apply to be selected to attend the Emerging Scholars Academy. To apply please visit HERE  The deadline to apply is April 15th.

    Posted January 23, 2018
    Shelton Leadership Challenge
    The Shelton Leadership Challenge is a six-day residential experience that seeks youth who are rising 9th graders – 12th graders (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher.

    The foundation of the program is based on General Shelton’s five cornerstones of values-based leadership—honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity and social responsibility. The core curriculum focuses on Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics, Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership, Leadership Traits and Approaches, Teambuilding and Empowering Others, Social Responsibility, Public Speaking, and Goal Setting.

    Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, high ropes course, service projects, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program. For more information and to apply, please visit ncwc.edu/shelton-leadership/  The deadline to apply is May 18.

    Posted January 19, 2018
    USC Bovard Scholars

    Bovard Scholars are high-achieving, resilient and place a high value on education. They show leadership and are ready to take ownership of their academic path to success.


    • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
    • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
    • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Have taken advanced placement/international baccalaureate courses, if offered

    We offer the program at no cost to students or families.  USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California. For more information and to apply, please visit bovardscholars.usc.edu/ The deadline to apply is February 16. 

    Posted January 16, 2018

    Belmont Abbey
    Schoal - Summer Program with three sessions in July.  Please visit belmontabbeycollege.edu/schola/ to review the sessions and details.
    Posted January 5, 2018
    Project SEED

    The tentative dates for the Project SEED program, are June 14 – August 10, 2018. Project SEED is a cost-free, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented, disadvantaged students.  

    To be eligible for the NC ACS Project SEED program, students must meet specific academic and family income requirements.  Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. 

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    For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4180 for each addditional person.


    In addition to the family income requirement, students must meet the following criteria:

    1. Have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA
    2. Must have completed or be currently enrolled in Chemistry.
    3. Be in good standing at their North Carolina public high school
    4. Be a legal resident of North Carolina
    5. Be a current 10thor 11th grader
    6. Complete an application which may be found on the North Carolina American Chemical Society (NC-ACS) website. (See link below) Request an “official” transcript from your school counselor.   Make copies of PSAT, SAT I, PLAN and/or ACT scores.  Official transcript with 1st semester 2017 grades and your scores should be mailed to the address listed below.  Each student should request that their Chemistry teacher complete a teacher recommendation form which may be found on the NC-ACS website. (Link is below.) Application and teacher recommendation must be received by January 31, 2018.  Official transcript and scores should be mailed and received by February 16, 2018.

    Mail official transcript & scores to:

    ScitoVation, LLC

    Attn:  Edna Mangum

    P. O. Box 12878

    6 Davis Drive

    Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

    NC ACS Project SEED is a paid summer internship.  First year students will receive a $2500 fellowship.  Throughout the year, students present their research at various local, state, and national science competitions.  Students who reside in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties commute to their internship sites at North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University.  Interested students will find the application and teacher recommendation for their Chemistry teacher at the links below:


    Chemistry Teacher Recommendation 

    Posted December 8, 2017

    University of Georgia - Vet Camp
    To be eligible for VetCAMP, students must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students (at the time of application) who are interested in the veterinary profession. For more information and to apply, please visit vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp  The deadline to apply is January 26.
    Posted Decmeber 4, 2017
    Bank of America

    Wake Country juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program.  Selected students must commit to working for 8 weeks here in Wake County with a non-profit and working 35 hours per week.  During the eighth week, the students will attend an all expense paid trip to a week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C."  During the Student Leaders Summit the students (approximately 200 students from all across the country that are participating in the Bank of American Student Leaders Program) will have an opportunity to connect with like-minded students, meet with elected officials in Washington and also network with key individuals from Bank of America.  The conference is July 8-13, 2018.  For more information and to apply, please visit Bank of America The deadline to apply is February 2.

    Posted November 29, 2017
    Gardner-Webb - The Honosr Experience
    The Honors Experience at Gardner-Webb is a one-week college immersion for academically gifted and talented students who are currently in the 9th-11th grade. The program is held on Gardner-Webb’s main campus in Boiling Springs, NC each summer.

    As a high school student who has already demonstrated excellence in the classroom and community, you will be provided with the opportunity to develop your skills in a hands on setting, under the instruction of our exceptional faculty and staff. You will participate in two credit bearing college courses that are designed to help you develop the confidence you need to continue in your pursuit of academic excellence, engage academics with Christian faith, and experience the impact of service learning.

    If you are accepted into The Honors Experience, you will be automatically invited to Gardner-Webb’s Ignite Excellence Scholarship interviews during your senior year of high school, where you will compete for our most competitive academic scholarships—the highest honor covers full tuition as well as room and board, totaling over $40,000 per year. 

    For more information, please visit www.gardner-webb.edu/academic-programs-and-resources/academic-enrichment-programs/the-honors-experience/index

    Posted November 16, 2017
    UNC Chapel Hill - Catalyst Conference
    The annual Catalyst Conference brings a select group of 100 North Carolina high school students from grades 9-12 to the UNC Chapel Hill campus to explore social justice issues affecting both America and the world. This year's conference is held on February 16-18; and the cost to attend is $50.  Through leadership and personal development sessions, participants are empowered to serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities.  Interested students must apply online by Friday, December 1, at unccatalyst.wordpress.com/ unccatalyst.wordpress.com/.

    Posted November 7, 2017
    University of Southern California 
    Experience college life, live on the campus, earn college credit, explore LA with field trips related to your course of study. For more information, please visit summer.usc.edu 

    Posted November 1, 2017
    Martha Guy Summer Institute

    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm. The program is for current juniors only.  For more information and to apply, please visit marthaguy.appstate.edu/ The deadline has been extended to March 9th due to weather conditions over the winter.

    Posted October 2, 2017
    Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Semimar

    The HOBY Leadership Seminars are designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. Currently, nearly 9,000 sophomores, representing as many high schools nationwide, attend HOBY Leadership Seminars each year. The seminars provide a high level of energy, encouragement and motivation, as well as interaction with peers, panelists and volunteers to nurture your future leadership roles. In addition, you will participate in hands-on leadership activities and meet state leaders in such as areas as business, government, education, media and the non-profit sector. Each September, every public, private and charter high school in the country is invited to select and register an outstanding sophomore as their representative to their local state seminar. There are approximately seventy Leadership Seminars held each spring throughout the United States.   

    Middle Creek High School can nominate one sophomore to attend the 2017-18 HOBY Seminar. We will also choose one alternate if the nominated candidate is unable to attend. The date and location for the HOBY Seminar will be announced at a later date, but will run at some point between March and June of 2018.  Application 

    Posted September 19, 2017
    NC State - STEP and Polymer Camp
    Summer Textiles Exploration Program (STEP) and Polymer Camp are two exciting and interactive pre-college programs offered by the College of Textiles.  Applications for both camps open January 2.  For more information, please visit textiles.ncsu.edu/future-students/future-undergraduate/pre-college-programs/ .

    Posted September 11, 2017 
    Delta Sigma Theta Inc. - Delta Gems
    The Western Wake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to open enrollment for our educational enrichment & mentoring outreach programs for the 2017-18 school-year! Delta Academy and Delta GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully), both signature programs of our national organization, promote interactive learning and leadership development. Young ladies living in Western Wake County (Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, and Morrisville) are invited to join in this exciting experience. Information and Application

    Middle Creek Community Center 

    Send Your Teens To College For Pennies On The Dollar! (age 15 & up)

    Learn what your teen needs to focus on right now to get a competitive edge and increase chances for a scholarship. Learn how to motivate your teen when applying for college and find out the five ingredients that colleges love to see in students.

    Fees: $5(R) $6(N) (1 class)

    106592 | Sat | Sep 16 | 11 a.m.-noon 

    Posted September 8, 2017
    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics
    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) provides an opportunity for current sophomores and juniors to foster identified interests in science and math with its enriched program in a university research setting.  SVSM continues to attract North Carolina most motivated and academically prepared students.  This summer program is a competitive entry program by application only.  Selected students participate in a rigorous, four-week residential academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth and development in science and math.  Participants will be chosen to stay at one of three campuses:  Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, or UNC Charlotte.  Students are evaluated on their academic record and their motivation to pursue science and math activities beyond the classroom.  SVSM is a state-supported initiative and there are no program costs for participants.  

    Application Process:
    Applications are completed online at http://www.summerventures.org.  As part of the application process, applicants must secure evaluations from a science or math teacher and their counselor.  It is the responsibility of the application to ask their teacher and counselor to complete the evaluation.
    Application Deadline:  January 15

    North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - Distance Education and Extended Programs
    For more information regarding the offering of NCSSM, please visit www.ncssm.edu/about