Below is an alphabetical listing of summer opportunities for high school students. Click on each title for more information.
The PHS Counseling Department advertises summer opportunities as we receive information. There are many more opportunities out there if you do a little searching. We do not promote one summer program over another but are sharing information with you.
Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)
Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) engages talented students from across Wisconsin, the nation, and the world in research-based expertise of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Come experience a truly unique learning environment with new offerings in the 2017 Accelerated Learning Program, where gifted students from across the world can interact, learn, and grow with each other.
Barnard College Pre-College Programs
Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City offers Pre-College Programs, which provide students the opportunity to enjoy a pre-college experience and college preparation while exploring NY City. The five programs for 2018 include: Summer in the City (students choose from a variety of subjects), Liberal Arts Intensive, Young Women's Leadership Institute, Dance in the City, and Athena Summer Innovation Institute. The programs are open to current tenth and eleventh grade girls. All programs have a full-time supervisory staff and all programs provide a myriad of supervised field trips throughout the city. Students may also apply for partial and full need-based scholarships.
Bryant and Stratton College
Bryant & Stratton College offers interactive workshop series on Transitioning After High School, Career Choices, Life Lessons, and Financial Literacy. The Transitioning After High School Series cover the following topics: High School vs College (lifestyle, coursework, instructors and studying), Pick Your Path (helping explore and chose the right path after high school), Resume Writing & Interviewing (professionalism, effective interviewing and resume writing skills). The Career Choices Series cover the following topics: Your Personality & Career Choice (personality exploration and discovering careers that best match), Health Care: A Growing Industry (overview of some of the top health care careers). The Life Lessons Series covers the following topics: Your Brand - Would you Buy It? (helps student think about what image they portray of themselves via social media, friendships, reputation, and actions) and Social Media (overview of social media and electronic media and how student's online profile can share their public and professional image). The Financial Literacy Series covers the following topics: Financing Your Education (understand different college choices and how the FAFSA works), The Truth About Credit Cards (use of credit cards, why credit card companies exist, and how they thrive on the consumer), and Budgeting (real word interactive workshop to select a career and budget for normal monthly expenses). Contact Samantha Gutbrod at 414.690.5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cornell College offers One Course Summer Institute, which is designed for talented and motivated high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors who want to get a jump start on earning some college credits. Courses available include Theatre and Dance Performance Intensive, The Fiction Laboratory, Virtual Reality Tools & Design, Peak Performance: Applied Sport Performance Psychology, and DNA: It's in Your Genes. The 17-day program is from June 13-29, 2018. Students who complete the institute will receive a $4000 scholarship to attend Cornell as a full time student.
Duke Summer Academies
Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of global citizens from around the world. Enroll in this elite program and immerse yourself in an international experience designed to provide an academic and residential environment through which you will gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.
FBI & Marquette University
The FBI is partnering with Marquette University (MU) Police Department this summer to present a law enforcement youth camp to introduce high school students to municipal, state and federal law enforcement careers. The five-day, overnight camp will be hosted on the MU campus in Milwaukee and its free to all participants. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.
HOBY's State Leadership Seminars
Hoby's State Leadership Seminars are for high school sophomores who want to learn what it means and what it takes to lead others; participate in interactive workshops and leadership activities; have meaningful discussions with other smart, passionate students throughout the state; have fun making new friends and staying on a college campus; and develop leadership skills that will serve them long into the future. Located at Edgewood College in Madison from June 8-10, 2018.
Lakeshore Health Care Alliance Summer Camps
The Health Careers Summer Camp is a 5 day program that provides an opportunity for high school students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skills training are included as a part of the camp experience. Flyer
Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School offers a variety of online summer courses to help students get a jump start on college credits. The flexibility of online learning allows you to learn anywhere, anytime.
Marian University-CSI Camp
CSI Camp is open to high school students who will graduate in 2019 or 2020. The registration fee is $160, which includes meals and snacks through the camp, as well as a camp t-shirt. The camp will feature sessions taught by faculty and area professionals, and will include hands-on learning opportunities. The CSI Camp runs from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm on Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19 and from 9:00 am - noon on Wednesday, June 20. All participants who attend the camp and apply and are admitted to Marian University will receive an annual $1,000 scholarship.
Marian University - Nurses Camp
The week-long camp is offered exclusively to high school students entering their junior or senior year. Participants are given a variety of hands-on opportunities to explore the nursing and health care professions. Take a step towards exploring careers in health care. The camp is limited to 20 students and fills quickly. June 11-14 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. $25 for the week.
Marquette University Health Careers Opportunity Program
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Marquette University is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health professions. Our programs range from recruitment efforts at local middle schools to retention of students enrolled in professional programs at Marquette.
Michigan Tech Pre-College Explorations
Programs are week-long explorations for students interested in the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Programs for students grades 9-11 include Women in Engineering and Engineering Scholars Program. These programs allow academically talented youth to explore various fields of engineering through hands-on projects and classroom investigations.
MSOE Summer Camps
With MSOE’s Summer Programs, students will be able to determine if Engineering, Nursing or Business is a good fit for them as well as what is important to them in their college search. Explore, Discover, and Focus camps in the area of Engineering, Nursing, or Business are offered to students who have completed their freshmen, sophomore, or junior year. Programs take place during the month of July.
Out of this World Tech Camps
The University of Washington - Seattle and the University of Southern California - Los Angeles both offer Tech Camps for high school students. Game Development, Robotics/Engineering, and Future Code are options available. Students will learn from the staff while experiencing a world-class travel experience and behind-the-scenes tours of gaming and tech companies in either the Seattle or Los Angeles area. Non-competitive financial aid available.
Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs
The summer reading skills and speed reading programs help high school students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction and learn to read twice as fast. Students learn the best way to read and study textbooks and take notes. Hosted by UW-Parkside.
Spencerian College is part of the Sullivan University System and is offering a summer Med Camp from June 10-15. The Med Camp gives students the opportunity to experience a variety of popular healthcare careers. Camp options are located in Louisville or Lexington, KY. Meals and evening activities to explore the city and visit local attractions is included. Registration closes May 15.
Stanford offers engaging academic programs designed for high school students. The link will take you to information about all of the pre-collegiate opportunities, including Stanford Sports Business Academy, Summer Humanities Institute, Summer Arts Institute, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer Program, Summer Institutes, Stanford University Mathematics Camp, University-Level Online Math and Physics Course, and information about early enrollment through the Stanford Summer Session.
Sullivan College of Technology & Design
The Studio is a summer camp running from June 10-15 at Sullivan College of Technology and Design in Louisville, KY. Students can participate in a Web Development, Graphic Design, VEX Robotics, or Interior Design camp. Students stay on campus. Meals and evening activities to explore the city and visit local attractions are included. Registration closes May 15.
University of Alabama
UA Early College allows high school students to take college courses over the summer. Students will live in a residence hall on campus, take two classes with other college students, participate in fun and engaging social activities, and meet other UAEC students from across the country. The deadline to apply for Summer I Term (May 29-June 28) is May 11 and for the Summer II Term (July 5 - August 3) is June 18.
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
UW-Green Bay offers summer technology camps that provide hands-on experience and expert instruction in video game programming, robotics, and engineering. Video Game Programming 1 - June 10-13 or July 8-11. Video Game Programming 2 - July 22-27. Robotics and STEM - July 15-18 or July 22-25.
University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering
The College of Engineering offers a variety of programs. The Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity Scholars program is competitive scholarship program, designed to attract academically talented women and students from groups historically underrepresented in the field of engineering.Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Check out the link for more opportunities too.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
UW-Oshkosh offers a variety of youth and career exploration academies for high school students. They include Discover Firefighting Basic Academy (grades 9-12), Discover Firefighting Advanced Academy (grades 9-12), Law Enforcement Academy (grades 9-12), Tech Titans Academy (grades 6-10), Titan Steelband Academy (gr 4-12), Two Rivers Timpani Summit (grades 10-12), World Languages and Careers Academy (grades 9-12). The programs are presented by the Division of Online and Continuing Education, and are cosponsored by various campus departments and community partners.
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
UW-Parkside offers Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for high school students and college-bound students. The programs provide individualized plans that include engaging online instruction, independent reading in great books, and a skilled and encouraging teacher. Students make substantial gains in comprehension and fluency. The speed reading program for college-bound students help students with comprehension, concentration, and retention. Programs are available every week throughout the summer.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville NIKE Volleyball Camp
The NIKE Volleyball Camps offered at UW-Platteville are designed for athletes to gain playing experience - not to achieve an overall champion. A variety of camp options are available, whether you are a beginning player or varsity/club level player. Camps are in July and on the UW-Platteville campus.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ESL English for College Summer Program
This three-week program is designed specifically for students who are learning English as a Second Language. Classes meet Monday through Friday (morning and afternoon) and include intensive work in the areas of reading, speaking, hearing and writing English.
University of Wisconsin System Pre-College Programs
Pre-College programs are offered at various campuses throughout the state. The college programs cover a large variety of subjects including academic programs, study skills, basketball, cheerleading, etc. Explore the link to find the right match for you.
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University's summer experiences provide academically talented students the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves in a supportive and encouraging environment. 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 wide range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. Session A: June 10-July 14 Session B: July 15-August 17 Session C: June 10-August 4.
Wisconsin Private Colleges Week
This July jump in the car and take a road trip to Wisconsin's private, nonprofit colleges! Tour the campuses, learn about financial aid, explore the dorms, and even try the food! College Week provides the opportunity to explore a variety of private colleges across the state.
World Languages and Careers Academy
The Academy is open to high school students ages 15-18 who have studied French, German, Japanese, or Spanish for at least two years. The Academy includes intensive language instruction and activities, career exploration with local professionals, residential experience and outdoor recreation. Scholarships available. Hosted by UW-Oshkosh.
World's Best Fashion Camps
Are you interested in spending time on the campus of the University of Southern California - Los Angeles, exploring the world of fashion, and the Los Angeles area? Camps offered for high school students include a Design and Product Development Camp (July 1-14, 2018) and Visual Communications (July 1-14). Camps offer action-packed schedule full of learning, activities, and hands-on experiences along with exclusive behind-the-scenes company tours, demos, and workshops in LA's finest. Non-competitive financial aid is available.
Wisconsin Lions Camp
Wisconsin Lions Camp provides camp experience for children and teens with the following disabilities: blind and visually impaired, diabetes, intellectual disabilities or educational autism, deaf or hard of hearing. Campers will swim and boat on Lions Lake, explore in the environmental education program, hit a target in archery, climb to new heights on our climbing tower, high ropes and zip line, create lasting art and performance projects, enjoy a campfire and wallow in our mud pit. Campers will met other children and teens from Wisconsin and build lasting friendships in a safe environment. This quality camping experience is provided free-of-charge to eligible children and adults with disabilities from Wisconsin.