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Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer learning opportunities for 2023 will be posted when they are made available.


2021 Summer Learning Opportunities

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Baylor University

Pre-College Programs

This year, Baylor is pleased to offer two programs for high school students to get a jump start on their college careers and earn advanced college credit. Applications open March 1!


Baylor's Accelerate program is perfect for current sophomores and juniors to begin their academic pursuits at a discounted rate and get ahead on core course requirements that will apply to a range of Baylor degrees, but are also transferable to other universities. And there are a few other perks, too! Learn more at Baylor's Accelerate site. 


Baylor's Summer of Discovery program is perfect for graduating seniors who are Baylor-bound. Featuring an innovative collection of course bundles to students in an online environment, courses are discounted from regular tuition. Classes will be taught by Baylor faculty in the supportive Christian environment that is a hallmark of a Baylor education. Students will learn alongside their peers and also have the assurance that these classes will support most degree plans and majors. Learn more at Baylor's Summer of Discovery site. 


For more information about Baylor's Accelerate program and/or to apply, go to:

For more information about Baylor's Summer of Discovery program and/or to apply, go to: 


Cornell University

Cornell University Precollege Summer Program, which, due to COVID-19, is offering courses exclusively online this summer, is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. 

Cornell  gives motivated students the chance to

  • Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 6 credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty
  • Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world
  • Students choose from undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. You can also create your own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between June 1 and August 3, 2021. Limited financial aid is available.

For additional information and/or to apply, go to:


Inspirit AI
A.I. Scholars Live Online

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10 session (25-hour) program that exposes high school students to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford, MIT, and more, students receive a personalized learning experience in small groups with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1.


• High School students grades 9 to 12
• No prior programming or computer science background required, but an interest in AI is appreciated!
• Advanced cohort available for students with programming experience


• Program Fees: USD $900 (all inclusive)
• Admitted students will be emailed a link for online payment. 

Application Deadlines

• Spring Semester: Applications have closed 
• Summer Break: May 20th, 2021
• Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Limited seats.


Accepting Applications Now! 

• The program runs for 10 sessions of 2.5 hours each during summer break. *All times in Pacific Time


Students attend every weekday (Monday - Friday) for two weeks. 

Date Options: 

June 7 - June 18 
June 21 - July 2 
July 5 - July 16 
July 19 - July 30
August 2 - August 13 

Time Options: 

8:00am - 10:30am 
12:30pm - 3:00pm 
7:00pm - 9:30pm


Students attend every weekend (Saturday, Sunday) for 5 weeks.

Date Options: 

May 8 - June 6

June 12 - July 11

July 17 - August 15


Time Options:

8:00am - 10:30am

12:30pm - 3:00pm

Applications for our summer program close on May 20th. For more information and/or to apply, go to: 


 University of Pennsylvania

Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience Ivy League academics with leading faculty and stand out on college applications. With program options available for 2-, 3- or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer with Penn.


Penn Summer Prep: Experience university level-academics in the 2-week, non-credit program


Penn Summer Academies: Dive deep into academic study for 3 intensive weeks in one of the non-credit academies


Pre-College Program: Take 6-week for-credit summer courses alongside Penn undergraduates

Learn more about High School Programs

Applications are now open, and the deadline for 2021 applications is May 1. Programs fill up quickly; it's not too early to encourage your outstanding students to explore our program options and get in touch with our team!

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


The University of Vermont

Summer Academy at UVM

For an immersive learning experience this summer, encourage your high school students to explore the opportunities available through the University of Vermont!

Our 4-week, academically rigorous, and fully online Summer Academy courses are designed exclusively for students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are tailored to provide an in-depth exploration of a specific field of study in subjects ranging from journalism and photography to health and medicine. 

What's more, all summer Pre-College programs at UVM (including our courses below) are offered to out-of-state students at 50% off academic year tuition rates.

Summer Academy Courses Include:


    • Adventures in Neuroscience
    • Biomedical Science and Human Disease
    • Drones for Environmental Mapping
    • Facing Environmental Futures
    • Health and Medicine
    • Storytelling with Photographs


For more information and/or to apply, go to:

Summer Pre-College Courses at UVM 

High school students are invited to take college courses for credit throughout the year at UVM.

Our entry-level courses—ranging from Art History to Wildlife Biology—are appropriate for high school students and UVM’s small class sizes are perfect for interacting with faculty. Offered on campus, online, and in hybrid learning formats, UVM's courses provide an incredible opportunity for high school students to meet their academic goals.

Registration is open now! 


    • Drawing
    • American Sign Language
    • Personal Finance & Investing 
    • Written Expression
    • Intro Environmental Sci
    • Pre-Calculus Mathematics
    • Intro World Music Cultures
    • Introductory Neuroscience
    • Intro to Psychological Science
    • Introduction to Sociology


For more information and/or to apply, go to: 


Villanova University
NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering – Virtual Summer Program

The NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering – Virtual Summer Program is a five-day program that introduces a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Students also will be introduced to unique aspects of Villanova’s College of Engineering, which include Sustainable Engineering and Engineering Entrepreneurship. Lectures and hands-on laboratory will involve at home experiments which are taught by Villanova engineering faculty, and daily guest speakers who will provide academic and industry instruction. 

In addition to this introduction to engineering, the NovaEdge virtual summer program includes a presentation on the college admission process. Here is the link: 

Program Details


  • Program Dates – July 12 – July 16
  • Participants will attend virtual classes online during this summer program.
  • The program is open to rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students.
  • The program cost of $300 must be paid in full when the student is selected into the program weekly until the program payment deadline July 1, 2021.
  • Registration is not complete until required forms are received.
  • Payment must be made online for the full amount of $300 by the deadline which is July 1, 2021.
  • Participation in the program will be capped at 40 students.
  • If you have questions contact Dr. Stephen Jones at


For more information and/or to apply, go to: 


 Wake Forest University

High school is a great time to see what college has to offer. Wake Forest University has six popular courses that give students like yours a chance to see if an interest—in medicine, sports medicine, cancer medicine, psychology, bioscience or business—is a good fit for their future.

All of our courses offer an asynchronous option, featuring online video lectures and live sessions with mentors, so students can study anytime, anywhere, at their own pace. 

Several courses also offer our +Live option, new this Summer. A more structured learning experience, this option includes live, online Zoom sessions with industry experts in addition to all the advantages of our regular pre-college immersion courses.

Courses Offered


Medicine—Making the Rounds: An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor

This course takes students to the heart of medicine. Participants go on a virtual journey with a heart attack patient, from chest pains, to surgical treatment, to aftercare. Taught by physicians and industry experts. 


Sports Medicine—An Inside Look at the Major Injuries and Treatments

The course focuses on the three most common sports injuries: ACL tear, shoulder dislocation and concussion. Also covered are the treatments of major sports stars. Taught by physician faculty member and industry experts.


Cancer—An Inside Look at Caring, Curing and Treating

Students gain insight into the types of treatments, specialties and ground-breaking advances that are changing the lives of patients. Taught by physician faculty members.


Psychology—The Mystery and Science of Human Behavior: An Insider’s Guide to Psychology

Students learn if gut feelings are reliable, what triggers emotion, how the mind forms perceptions and how to map the brain. 


Bioscience—An Inside Look at Infectious Disease

What are the causes of infectious diseases. How do they spring from nature to humans? How do they spread? How are they treated? Students learn the answers in this course.


Business—Subscribe, Innovate, Disrupt: An Insider’s Guide to Business

Students learn the entrepreneurial thinking behind innovative companies such as Apple and Netflix. Also covered—how organizations recruit, strategize, and more.

Personal Mentoring for guidance — asynchronous learning for flexibility


Mentorship: Students will participate in live, online group sessions with a Wake Forest mentor who assists with brainstorming on your final project and answering questions about your assignments.


Asynchronous learning: Course lessons are delivered by renowned professors through video lectures allowing students to study anytime that fits their schedule.


Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University: Students earn this recognition when they finish the course successfully.

For more information and/or to apply, go to: