• SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

    The BHS Daily Announcements Bulletin typically lists only out-of-state summer enrichment activities for high school students.

    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders at Appalachian State University [Program dates: July 7-July 27, 2019] offers a unique opportunity for current high school JUNIORS to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. Twenty-four [24] students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major  will be selected to participate in the 16th cohort that will include two weeks of classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, outdoor courses, and local activities. The program concludes with a week of travel to various business and cultural sites, including visiting Washington, DC and New York City. The application deadline is February 28, 2019. Visit: www.marthaguy.appstate.edu for details and information.

    The University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs offer exceptional students the opportunity to delve into the college experience, from stimulating seminars to residence hall living. The Summer Scholars Program for rising high school juniors and seniors [June 22-July 6, 2019] introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal and fine arts to the sciences and business. Leadership Seminars [July 13-July 24] is for advanced rising high school seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills. Study Abroad opportunities include Rome [June 1-June 15] and Ireland [July 13-July 27]. For more information, visit precollege.nd.edu.

    North Carolina College Campuses. For information regarding programs offered on North Carolina campuses, visit the website at www.CFNC.org and SEARCH “College Preparation Opportunities.” Also, refer to the WCPSS list of summer camps.

    Camps for Kids in the Carolinas 2018www.carolinacamps.com. Summer camps based in NC and SC of all kinds can be found on CampPage. Search for adventure, sports, arts, technology and educational camps for boys and girls of all ages.  

    Oxbridge Programs. For over 30 years Oxbridge has been offering outstanding spring and summer programs for middle and high school students in Europe and America. Whether in oxford, Cambridge, New York, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, St. Andrews, Boston or Los Angeles, students work with world-class teachers to broaden their horizons and enjoy life-changing experiences. In Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona, Salamanca, New York, St. Andrews, Boston, and Los Angeles, students live in rooms that are occupied by undergraduates during the year. In Paris and Montpellier, they live in centrally located boarding schools. All programs take place in secure residences, situated in safe neighborhoods, with twenty-four hour security. Students accepted into the programs must sign an agreement not to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol or drugs or associate with any student who does. Visit their website at www.oxbridgeprograms.com for dates and further information.

    SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: SUMMER VENTURES IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS [SVSM] provides an opportunity for rising 11th & 12th graders to foster identified interests in science and mathematics with its enriched program in a university research setting [ASU, ECU, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington]. SVSM is competitive entry by application only. Selected students participate in a rigorous, four-week summer academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth and development in science and mathematics. SVSM is a state-supported initiative and there is no program costs for participants. Applications are to be completed online and can be accessed from the website at www.summerventures.org. As part of the application process, applicants must secure evaluations from a science or math teacher and his or her current guidance counselor. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ask their teacher and counselor to complete an evaluation on their behalf. The completion deadline for student portion of the application is January 15, 2019.

     The Paideia Institute’s summer programs for 2019, Living Latin in Rome High School [June 30-July 16] and Living Greek in Greece High School [July 16-31], offers a holistic immersion experience in Rome and Greece. The programs accommodate a range of levels of preparation, from complete beginners to students who have had the equivalent of a year or more of college-level. All Paideia programs feature the active use of Latin and Ancient Greek as spoken languages, extensive reading of texts in the original languages, and visits to sites related to the texts that students read.  For more information, visit www.paideiainstitute.org.

    The University of Georgia is accepting applicants to their VetCAMP2019 which is scheduled for June 16-22, 2019. The program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. The application is available online at http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp. The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities.

     Summer ARTS INTENSIVES 2019. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem offers intensive arts training in a conservatory setting for bright, motivated high school students. Programs include visual art, music, filmmaking, drama, dance, animation, design & production. Audition required for dance and music intensives; all others require letters of recommendation. Campus housing is available. Online registration opens January 2019 at uncsa.edu/summer.

    Oxbridge Academic Programs, www.oxbridgeprograms.com. Academic Spring and Summer programs for students aged 13-18 in Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. More than 200 courses to choose from including: Medicine, Business, Engineering, Law and more! Early bird registration offer on now thru Dec 31, 2017. Learn more and apply today!

    Washington University. Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching, research, and public service, and draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Its Summer Experiences provide academically talented students the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. In the High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences and social sciences. The noncredit High School Summer Institute explore a specialized interest, career, or major institutes combine traditional undergraduate course and lab curriculum with field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities. For more information on programs, fees, scholarships, and application requirements visit summerexperiences.wustl.edu.  

    Frontiers, a residential program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore STEM disciplines and humanities. Students from around the globe come together to get a closer look at on-campus college life. Applications open December 17, 2018 and close April 1, 2019. Participants learn from a dedicated team of outstanding WPI faculty using state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology. For more information and to apply, visit wpi.edu/+summer or call 508-831-4900 or pop@wpi.edu.

    The University of Chicago’s summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College’s Core curriculum. Whether it’s economics, paleontology, or art history, students can find a formative college-level experience on campus this summer. Programs include:

    • Pathways: three week courses in subjects such as economics, molecular engineering, date science, law & society, world politics, and urban studies.
    • Immersion: Through labs, discussions, field observations and other hands-on activities, students immerse themselves within a specific topic through these three-week long undergraduate level intensive courses.
    • Stones and Bones: Students go behind the scenes at the Field Museum – one of the world’s great natural history museums – and into the field to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved.

    Apply at summer.uchicago.edu.

    The Research Apprenticeship Program – RAP – at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, N.C. A&T applications will be accepted through February 28 for this rewarding, hands-on residential program in scientific research for high school juniors and seniors. From June 16-July 12, RAP students will live on campus and work under the direction of top research scientists to conduct independent research projects. In addition to the benefits of these scholarly activities, students will receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the summer program and an $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C.A&T in one of the many CAES programs. For more information, contact Kishaa James, 336-285-4798 or kdosunmu@ncat.edu.

    Founded in 2000 by Stanford University Alumni, Abbey Road Embarked on a mission to provide high quality, life-enriching, educational summer programs for teens. Nearly two decades later, we remain on trajectory, continuing to satisfy our own passion for cultivating cross-cultural understanding, personal growth, and academic enrichment for our students, and seizing every opportunity to improve upon all aspects of their summer experiences each year. Since Our humble beginnings of specializing in Language and Cultural immersion, we've expanded our experiential programs to include Art, History, Film, Fashion, Photography, SAT/ACT prep, College Prep, International Relations, Community Service, and other subjects, all which take place across different nations, in some of Europe and North America's most beautiful cities & regions. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.goabbeyroad.com/study-abroad-summer-programs/.

    The San Francisco Bay Area is an inspiring place to study art, design, architecture, and creative writing. The Pre-College Program is held on the campus of California College of the Arts – Oakland campus. Eligible students are currently in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior years of high school. Applications open January 9 and the priority deadline for on-campus housing, need-based, and merit scholarships is March 15. For more information and an application, visit cca.edu/precollege.

     NCSU College of Textiles offers a Summer Textile Exploration Program [STEP] for rising high school seniors. The program offers four one week sessions in areas such as apparel design, textile engineering, business management, textile design and polymer chemist. Cost: $250. Apply January 1-April 1 at go.ncsu.edu/cotprecollegeprograms.

     NCSU College of Textiles offers a Polymer Camp is designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors interested in physical science, engineering and NC State, the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of polymers and fibers with fellow rising high school juniors and seniors. Cost: $45. Apply by June 1 at go.ncsu.edu/cotprecollegeprograms.

    The Veterinary Professional Advising Center [VetPAC] is offering 5 day summer camps June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 15-19. The camps are designed to provide insight to high school students interested in careers within veterinary medicine as to many opportunities within the field. Camp activities include a behind the scenes tour of the NC State Veterinary School, lunch with vet school faculty and staff, basics of a small animal clinic, suture lab, dissection of heart and brain, an osteology lab and much more. 2019 Application opens January 25th and closes April 5th. The application fee is $25 and camp tuition is $550. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of veterinary medicine.