Summer Opportunities

Free Summer Arts Program for High School Students

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Here’s a great program in the Valley for students currently enrolled in 10th, 11th or 12th, grades (ages 15-18 only). The CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) offers a tuition-free 2016 CAP Summer Arts (CAPSA) Program where students can take classes in acting, animation, dance, music, and visual arts. The program runs from June 27 – July 14, 2016, Monday – Thursday, 10am…

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Free Mountaineering Adventure For Girls

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This is really last minute, but I just saw this opportunity and it looks AMAZING! The deadline to apply is January 29, 2016, 9 am Alaskan time. YIKES! If your daughter is interested in going on a 12-day adventure with Girls on Ice to study glaciers, have her get cracking. The application is mostly short…

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Google Offers Three Week Computer Science Summer institute for Seniors

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What better place to learn about computer science than at Google? Valued at $527 billion it’s safe to say they know what they’re doing! Your high school senior could have the opportunity to spend three weeks, all-expenses paid at Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). Don’t think of it as a summer camp, more like a…

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Internship for HS Jrs at Children’s Hospital LA

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Hard to believe, but now is the time to start searching for internship opportunities. Summer will be here before you know it. If you have a teen interested in medicine and STEM, the Samuels Family Latino and African-American High School Internship Program (LA-HIP) accepts up to 16 interns to participate in their program at the…

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Carnegie Mellon Offers Summer Academy for Math and Science

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Carnegie Mellon offers summer diversity programs for high school juniors and seniors from June 25 – August 6, 2016. Students, 16 and older, will live on campus for six weeks and study in one of six disciplines – tuition free! How is Carnegie Mellon choosing applicants? From their site: We will select applicants with an array of academic…

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HS Students, Earn Credit at Cal Arts Over the Summer

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From Dance to Animation, Find it At California State Summer School for the Arts For those students who are artistically inclined and considering a career in the arts, they will probably love the the California State Summer School for the Arts. It’s a four-week residential program at Cal Arts.  Students enrolled in grades 9 – 12…

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Princeton University Offers Summer Journalism Program

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Learn How to Write the Next Big Story at Princeton’s Summer Journalism Program if you have a burgeoning Woodward or Bernstein, you’ll want to check out Princeton’s Summer Journalism program. Open to low-income, high school juniors, it runs from August 5 – 15, 2016. Twenty-five students will spend an intense ten days being taught by…

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Warner Bros Offers $5,000 Honorships to HS Seniors

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  If you have a student interested in working in the entertainment industry and they are rocking at minimum a 3.0 GPA, have them apply to the Warner Bros. Reach Honorship Program. Remember, working in the industry can encompass not only in front of or behind the camera talent but also include, marketing, the business…

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FREE 5-Week STEM Program at UCLA

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Have a 9th grader interested in STEM? You’ll definitely want them to consider applying to the Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) program.  It’s a FREE 5-week intensive college prep program focusing on STEM that takes place on the campuses of UCLA, Berkeley and Stanford. Students of color and underrepresented backgrounds will live on campus and will have access…

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Notre Dame Offers Leadership Seminars for HS Juniors

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It’s hard to start thinking about summer when we’re getting ready to say, “Hello, Thanksgiving,” but…the more competitive summer programs for high school students are starting their application process. Highly motivated high school juniors should look into applying for Notre Dame’s Leadership Seminars.  It’s an all-expense paid program that runs from July 16 – 27, 2016.…

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