Summer Enrichment Programs
Listed below are many summer programs being offered for high school students. Please note that there are deadlines for registration and fees involved for these programs.
There are also a few websites geared towards high school students who are looking for summer programs. If students have a specific program they are interested in, they can visit https://www.fastweb.com/college-search/articles/summer-programs-for-high-school-students
Another website for students is www.summerdiscovery.com This website lists the most popular pre-college, summer enrichment and internship programs. These programs include Sports & Business, Engineering & Science and Leadership & Law.
Western BOCES Marine Studies Enrichment Program
This is a FREE residential marine science summer camp for Grades 11-12. The camp is a 5-day, 4-night residential camp on Long Island's beautiful east end. Students will go on several excursions and field trips that allow them to investigate some of Long Island's vast marine resources. The program will take place July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023 . For more information, email JLau@wsboces.org or call 631-360-3652.
Boss Girls Free Virtual Entrepreneurship Camp for High School Girls
Zahn Innovation Center, a startup incubator at the City College of New York (CCNY) is sponsoring a FREE entrepreneurship program this summer that will be virtual. Students will work on their own startup ideas as they learn to build a business from the ground up. They will gain new skills, develop greater confidence, make new friends along the way, and hear from women entrepreneurs throughout the program. Deadline is April 9, 2023 For more information and to register, visit https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/zahn/bossgirls
Hofstra University is offering courses in the fields of Aviation, Business and Law, Culinary, Health Professions, Photography, STEM, Veterinary Skills and Writing this summer for high school students. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get an early start on exploring career opportunities. Visit https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/ce/ce_pre_collegiate_classes_long_island_courses.html
Students will examine the World Ocean and the chemical, geological, and physical processes that control its major features and the life that inhabits it and explore human interactions with the marine environment. This intensive course is specifically designed for motivated high school students wishing for college credit. This course will run for 2 weeks and meet 4-5 weekdays at the Stony Brook Southampton campus. Students must have completed high school biology and be at least 16 years old. To register and find out more information, visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/southampton/sea/marine_mar104summer- availability is limited and classes fill up quickly.
This seven-day residential summer workshop at Stony Brook University is for current high school sophomores and juniors who are considering careers in journalism. It will provide expert instruction and hands-on experience in the fundamentals of reporting, writing, and editing and the use of video and still photography. Reporters, editors and photographers from some of the New York area's most respected newspapers broadcast and online news outlets will train student journalists using state-of-the art technology. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/journalism. Visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/journalism/student-exp/greene.php
Five Towns College
This is a 5 week summer program (July 5, 2021 - August 4, 2022) for students entering their 11th and 12th grade in the Fall of 2022. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit. Some of the classes being offered are acting, photography, drawing and imaging, radio and TV broadcasting and filmmaking. For more information, visit www.ftc.edu/summer-hs
The DNA learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor is offering fun and challenging week-long camps at four locations. Guided by experienced instructors, science enthusiasts entering 6th-12th grade use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers. Information and registration is available at https://summercamps.dnalc.org/
Vaughn College Step Program (STEM related fields) and Hybrid Academy
This free academy is for 7th - 12th graders who are economically disadvantaged or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Allaskan Native or American Indian. This program will expose students to STEM related fields, aviation related fields while providing tutoring, standardized test prep and college prep. For more information, visit https://www.vaughn.edu/student-life/science-and-technology-entry-program-step/
Columbia Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE)
Shape is a selective pre-college program that introduces high school students to college-level engineering and science courses taught by the faculty. SHAPE features hands-on learning and exposes students to innovative engineering knowledge on Columvia University's Morningside campus, (biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science and programming, etc.) More information is available at https://outreach.engineering.columbia.edu/content/shape-summer-high-school-academic-program-engineers
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts is a summer school designed to provide opportunities for children to develop artistic skills, regardless of their level of talent. The Center's students work with a professional faculty, and they participate in public performances and exhibits that reflect the high standards to which the Center aspires. Usdan is situated on a 200-acre woodland campus in Huntington, Long Island. Each summer, 1,600 students, ages 5-18, travel to Usdan daily on buses that depart from neighborhoods throughout the New York metropolitan area. There are over 40 classes to choose from. There are 7, 4, or 3-week sessions. For more information, visit https://www.usdan.org/
Pre-College Academies at Molloy College
Discover potential academic majors and future career options at Molloy college this summer, (Arts in action, Gaming and Video, Scriptwriting for TV, PR and Events Planning are just a few of the programs being offered). You will participate in interactive discussions and hear from guest speakers. This program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior year. Register https://www.molloy.edu/academics/high-school-scholars-program/summer-academies
Adelphi is partnering with Winthrop-University Hospital for students who are interested in exploring Careers in Medicine and Health Professions. This weeklong, non-credit summer science program is for students entering 9, 10, 11th and 12th grade. Renowned Adelphia faculty and Winthrop-University Hospital staff will help students learn more about the medical field. For more information, visit www.precollege.adelphi.edu
This summer program is open to high school students who wish to gain hands-on experience in the fields of Business, Digital Photography, Introduction to Game Programming, Dance, Emergency Services Administration, Nursing and many more. For more information visit www.precollege.adelphi.edu.
The New York Times Summer Academy program gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to pursue their passions while living and learning in New York City or Washington D.C. This two-week course is a unique experience for students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. For more information, visit NYC Summer Academy
Rensselare Architecture Career Discover Program
This 2 week class is designed to expose you to a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. The core of this course is studio work. High School students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grade in the fall who are interested in future careers in architecture or design-related fields are encouraged to apply. Visit https://www.arch.rpi.edu/apply/summer-program/
Marist Pre-College program allows students to get a taste of campus life and earn 3 college credits while in high school. This is truly a unique opportunity for high school juniors to take exciting classes in the fields of Business, Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Sports Communication, and many more. They have programs being offered in New York and Italy. For more information, visit www.marist.edu/precollege
Pratt Institute is offering this program to students who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old who would like to explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, or creative writing. The students will be able to confirm that this is the subject they would like to study in college and develop their skills while earning college credit. The program is open to both local commuters and students who require housing. They will be residing at the Brooklyn Pratt Institute Campus. For more information, visit www.pratt.edu/precollege
CUNY Summer Career Lab in Architecture
Spitzer School of Architecture of CUNY is offering a Lab in architecture which is geared toward anyone who is considering studies and a career in architecture. This is open to high school students who are 16 and older. It will include workshops and meetings with award-winning architects and designers and historians. For more information, visit https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/events/summer-career-lab-in-architecture/
Free your imagination and be part of an inspiring adventure in the fields of Ballet, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Choral and Orchestra. Students will participate in exciting and challenging classes, work sessions, critiques and lectures. This program is open to students in grades 8-12. Admission to NYSSSA is through an audition or portfolio review process. For more information and application form, visit http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa/
Boston University Summer Program allows students entering their junior or senior years to take on new academic challenges, explore a variety of interests and consider possible majors. There are courses being offered in the areas of science, computers, mathematics, language, film, theatre and many more. There is no better place than Boston- the ultimate "college town" to preview and prepare for the rigors and rewards of undergraduate life. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/summer/highschool
Cornell University offers acclaimed three and six-week pre-college programs for talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. There are many program options, including; architecture, art design and fashion, business, engineering, hotel management, law and government, medicine, veterinary medicine and animal science and many more to choose from. They are also offering a program for high school girls who excel in math in science. Students can live, study, and play on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses while earning three to six college credits. For more information, visit www.summercollege.cornell.edu
If you are a rising junior or senior and have wondered what college is like in New York City, NYU Precollege is the chance to find out. This These programs offer high school students the chance to live and learn in New York City, while focusing on academics in the classroom, developing critical college-level writing skills and preparing for the college admissions process. Students will also have the chance to explore New York City's endless cultural opportunities. Visit http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/high-school-programs/precollege.html for more information.
This is a commuter student program that allows high school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or better to enroll in full-credit college classes. Students will gain real college experience in the classroom and beyond so that they can choose the right school for you next year. Discover more at Fordham.edu/precollege
Columbia University Program for High School Students
This online Immersion program provides an enriching and demanding academic experience and emphasizes collaborative engagement through interactive learning and cocurriculars. Students can choose from over 90 courses. Visit precollege.sps.columbia.edu for more information.
Lehigh University Summer Courses on Population Health
This summer Lehigh is offering 3 courses in Population Health, specifically dealing with the Covid-19 Crisis. The courses can be taken individually or as a series. Visit https://health.lehigh.edu/academics#summer2020 for more information.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Summer Pre-College
UMass Amherst has partnered with University faculty from many campus departments to offer a wide variety of options this summer. Topics range from sport management and business to engineering, animal science, architecture and much more. Visit https://www.umass.edu/uww/programs/pre-college
Rider University Pre-College Summer Program from Westminster College of the Arts
Rider University offers a variety of virtual programs in voice, theatre, organ, piano and musical theory. All programs are 100% virtual. Discover more at https://www.rider.edu/admissions/pre-college
Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer On-line Program
The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience. If interested, visit https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/
University of Delaware Edge Summer College Program
Students in this program will have the opportunity to prepare for college as they learn from engaging and respected University of Delaware faculty and staff. They will take part in on-and off-campus activities. Discover more at https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/precollege-programs/edge/