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Please note: This list will continue to grow as the summer gets closer.

College Programs for Underclassmen:

Boston University Summer Team

  • HS Honors: 6 week residential program, take two BU classes and earn 8 college credits
  • Research Internship in Science & Engineering: 6 week residential course working in labs conducting scientific experiments (11th only)
  • Summer Challenge: 2 week residential program for 10th, 11th or 12th graders. Choose from 18 non-credit seminars
  • Summer Preview: 1 week residential program to explore a non-credit subject and look ahead to the college experience (9th or 10th only)
  • Impressive list of courses and subjects available to study with financial aide available
  • Go to for more information
Kettering University LITE (Lives Improve Through Engineering) Program: (Women Only)
  • 2 Week residential program for Junior Women to introduce what Engineers do and how they improve people's lives
  • Courses in BioMechanics, Vehicle Collision Analysis & Occupant Protection, Engineering for a Sustainable Society, BioChemistry
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and complete an application. Admission is competitive.
  • Go to

New York University PreCollege

  • Earn college credit by taking summer classes at NYU
  • Six week immersion program from July 8th - August 17th
  • Live on campus during program
  • Go to

Washington University in St Louis: High School Summer Experiences

  • High School Scholars Program: Allows you to take two full college courses while living on campus for five weeks.
  • High School Summer Institutes: Explore your interests and experience life on campus. Institutes are available in Pre-Medicine, Writing, Pre-Engineering or Business.
  • or 866-209-0691 for more information

Camps, Academic Advancement and Leadership Development:

Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars
  • The Summer Scholars program makes it financially possible for talented female high school students to attend summer academic programs at some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities. 
    Summer Scholars receive full and partial scholarship grants, based on demonstrated financial need, to apply to summer program tuition, room and board, and travel expenses.
  • The Joyce Ivy College Admissions Symposium (JCAS) is a unique program that brings together high-achieving female high school juniors and their families, high school counselors, and admissions officers and alumni from highly selective colleges and universities. The Symposium is an opportunity for guidance counselors, students and families to gather the information necessary to successfully navigate the college admissions and financial aid process at highly selective institutions, and for college access professionals to share best practices in a collaborative setting.
Michigan State University Tech Camps:
  • Camps in Video Game Design, Website Design, Music Recording, Digital Cinema and 3D Animation. These camps are co-ed and open to grades 7-12. Middle school camps and high school camps are different weeks.
  • New camp for girls only "Miss Media Michigan". Camp is for females in grades 7-12.
  • Go to for more information.
Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs
  • Pre-College Academic Explorations for grades 9-11 and Mind Trekkers Summer Camps for grades 6-8
  • Week-long, on-campus, residential camp programs in Houghton, MI with chaperoned, charter bus service from Lansing
  • 60 programs in fields such as engineering, aviation/aerospace, green technology, forensic science, medicine, computing, outdoor & environmental studies, blacksmithing, law, video production. Catalog is extremely impressive.
  • Some competitive scholarships are available for the high school age programs
Schoolcraft Community College: Kids on Campus
  • Various academic programs for students entering grades 9-12
  • High school level classes in topics algebra skills, geometry skills, high school and college-prep writing, genetics, crimes scene investigation, sports science, fire science, machine manufacturing and interior design.
  • Go to Schoolcraft Community College Kids on Campus for more information
    Wolverine Health Explorers Summer Camp
    • Non-residential summer camp programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Genetic Counseling, Nursing, Public Health, Movement Science and Research
    • Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply
    • $300 registration fee covers all activities and supplies
    • June 17-20, 2013 or June 24-27, 2013
    • See website for more information:

    Study Skills and Organization:

    Reading Skills and Speed Reading: University of Detroit-Mercy

    • Different classes for students from pre-school through high school.
    • Program aims to double your reading speed in difficult material and triple your speed in easy material. Will improve comprehension, concentration and recall.
    • Classes are held in Brighton at St. Mary Magdalen Church and at St. Patrick Church. Call 800-978-9596 for information and to register.

    Schoolcraft Community College Enhancing Study Skills

    • Become the ultimate study pro! Learn to organize and start the study process, take effective notes, enrich your vocabulary and manage your time to avoid feeling pressured. Gain better critical reading and listening skills as you learn to make studying easier and more productive.
    • Go to Schoolcraft Community College Kids on Campus for more information
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