Guidance Department


Guidance Department: Staff

The following is a list of the members of the Guidance Department, accompanied by their areas of responsibility, assigned cors, and telephone extension:


Mrs. Robyn Armon: Director of Guidance

Counselors

Mr. Brandon Magenheim

Mrs. Becky Barell

Mr. Peter Bosco

Mrs. Danielle Forte

Mrs. Laura Hassett

Mr. Michael Hernandez

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo

Mrs. Josephine Morrone

Mrs. Nancy Williams

Staff

Jennifer Kuz

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 244

Kelly Hasset

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 201

Patricia Fagan

  • Guidance Office
  • W-101
  • ext. 212
Guidance Services

The Guidance Department seeks to give all students the full and continuing opportunity to reach their potential. The optimal development of each student is the primary and central goal of the department. In working toward this goal, the department offers a wide range of services including academic, career, college and personal counseling. All guidance programs are based on the values of self-understanding, self-acceptance, informed decision-making and responsible, productive behavior.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

The goal of educational counseling is to give each student every opportunity to succeed academically. Students may initiate these sessions, they may be initiated by the student’s counselor, or they may be referred by a teacher, parents, or other school personnel. Educational counseling may focus on the student’s performance in school, as well as advisement in the course selection process. Students who have multiple academic failures are seen by the counselor in an effort to improve the student’s academic performance.

TUTORING

If you are interested in volunteering as a peer tutor – Please pick up an application form in W-101. If you were a tutor last year, you do not need to get teacher recommendations again. But, if you are a new member, please ask just one teacher from each subject area (you select to tutor) to sign the application, which will indicate that they recommend you to be a tutor.

If you are a student in need of a tutor – Please go to W-101 and ask at the desk. Within a few days, you will be contacted and introduced to a tutor after cor. At that point, a scheduled time and location will be established. Each level has designated “sign” books to keep track of the meetings.

It’s a program that works well when both parties are committed to the scheduled appointment times to meet and use this time efficiently.

Personal Counseling

The Guidance Department offers personal counseling in order to help students with self-understanding, self-acceptance and personal adjustment.School is one important part of a student's life, but cannot be separated from the student's personal life, and there are many occasions when it is important to speak with a counselor about personal concerns.Students may see their assigned level counselor.

Appointment sheets are available in the Guidance Office: W-101.

The Guidance Department conducts various small groups. These groups usually meet during the school day – some meeting for a pre-defined number of sessions, some running indefinitely. A student’s membership in a group is voluntary and confidential. While all of these groups are offered each year, only those with a sufficient enrollment will run. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or need additional information, make an appointment in W-101 or see your counselor.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

For those who are upset after the death of a loved one and are ready to share their feelings with others.

LIVING WITH AN ALCOHOLIC AND/OR ADDICT

For those who are upset about the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one with whom they are living.

SEXUAL IDENTITY GROUP

For gay and lesbian students and those who think they may be, to explore issues of concern such as health, discrimination, family, etc.

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION GROUP

For those students who wish to discuss the particular pressures and problems resulting from divorce or separation and/or the challenges of step-family life.

ILLNESS AT HOME GROUP

For those who are living with someone at home who is seriously ill.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP

For those students who are away from their native country.

Guidance Bulletin Board

Welcome to the SFP Guidance Bulletin Board


As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor.

Counselors names, assignments, and contact numbers can be found at the guidance staff link on this web site.


We look forward to working together in the best interest of your children, and our students.

 

The Saint Francis Prep Community and its Guidance Department are committed to helping you during this difficult time.  Please feel free to reach out to your child's Guidance Counselor for support.


Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244

Ms. Robyn Armon:  [email protected]

Mr. Brandon Maggenheim:  [email protected] 

Mr. Peter Bosco: [email protected] 

Ms. Becky Barell:  [email protected]

Mrs. Danielle Forte:  [email protected]

Mrs. Laura Hassett:  [email protected]

Mr. Michael Hernandez: [email protected] 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:  [email protected]

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:  [email protected]

Mrs. Nancy Williams:  [email protected]

Administrative Assistants

W101: Ms. Patricia Fagan: [email protected] 

College Office:

Ms. Jennifer Kuz: [email protected] 

Ms. Kelly Hassett: [email protected] 



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Extracurricular Activities During COVID-19

High school students typically use their summer vacations to engage in activities that will feature prominently in the “activities” section of their college applications. These activities paint a picture of how the student spends his/her time after school and on breaks and help college admissions staff determine which students will be a good fit for their campus. Unfortunately, the coronavirus will likely alter your  summer plans, leaving many parents and students worried about missing opportunities to showcase their skills, interests and talents.

While summer plans may be different from what students expected, students should not decide to spend their summers idly. Participating in meaningful activities should remain a key factor in a student’s college application. While sheltering in place, high school students should reflect on their interests and creatively find activities that they can do from home to build on those interests. Alternatively, the summer can be used to try something new.

Typical summer activities such as working as a camp counselor, attending a sports camp or academic summer program, lifeguarding at the local pool and participating in internships will may not be possible this year. Think of the quarantine as an opportunity to do something unique that will set your application apart from others in the pile. Stand-out applicants have resumes that include activities requiring an explanation to be understood. For example, “captain of the lacrosse team” is easy to explain and many applicants will be captains of varsity sports teams. “Created a Twitter account devoted to sharing information and communicating with others about a local historical site” requires a longer, more detailed description and is undoubtedly unique. It also shows that the student has leadership qualities and the ability to take the initiative.

As students choose how they will spend their time this summer, it is important to remember the following:

  1. Participate in a project or activity in which they are truly interested. Admissions staff can tell when a student’s activities are inauthentic and solely a means of “resume building.”
  2. Choose a project or activity to which you want to dedicate a meaningful amount of your time. Merely dabbling in an activity is not going to be help a college applicant stand out from the crowd.

The following is a list of ideas of “shelter in place” projects and activities that would enhance a college application. It is my hope that these ideas inspire students to brainstorm activities that match their own interests and then jump into those activities this summer.

Music:

  1. Learn a new instrument. Find an online teacher in your area or learn from professional musician with an online service like ArtistWorks.
  2. Start an online band with your friends or aspiring musicians half a world away online with SofaSession.
  3. Perform on Facebook Live to entertain your community. Consider collecting donations during your concert for a local charity.

Sports:

  1. Coordinate online workouts with your teammates or host them via Zoom.
  2. Organize group workouts on Nextdoor, an Instagram page you created or a community Facebook page.
  3. Become an e-sports superstar.
  4. Try a new “solo” sport such as running or weight training.

STEM:

  1. Horticulture: learn to grow vegetables and coordinate a vegetable exchange with neighbors or your entire town.
  2. Research: Contact professors and ask about virtual research opportunities.
  3. Learn to code with an online service like Code Academy.
  4. Become a volunteer citizen scientist helping the National Oceanic and Administrative Administration to monitor and report the weather.

Communications:

  1. Start a blog or vlog or even a subscription newsletter on a topic of interest.
  2. Public Relations: Contact lesser known or up and coming sports stars and ask if you can volunteer with their PR person on a project.
  3. Create an Instagram page or YouTube channel on a topic or activity you are passionate about to connect with others who share your interest and become an influencer. Host a series of Zoom meetings addressing that topic.
  4. Create your LinkedIn profile and connect with colleges, professors, teachers and family friends. Ask for endorsements and recommendations. Write and publish articles to your LinkedIn feed about subjects that interest you.

ART:

  1. Learn a new art medium such as sculpting, quilting or photography.
  2. Take an online graphic design course.

FAMILY:

  1. Research your family history.
  2. Ask a family member who is sheltering in place with you to share a skill or hobby such as car repair or cooking.

Literature:

  1. Encourage your friends to read five classic novels and start your own book club.
  2. Join a virtual book club.

Foreign Languages:

  1. Take an online course in a new language. Practice with native speakers on a language exchange website.
  2. Become an English-speaking partner with a non-native speaker.

The following are a few summer activities that may not be appropriate to list on your college application, but will help you with your future:

  1. Networking.
  2. Interview professionals in a field you are considering entering.
  3. Take the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment. (Find out how this assessment can benefit you in college)
  4. Write a resume.


Tips to Support Your Child During Remote Learning

During remote learning, children look at a screen or read and write for several hours at a stretch. They also complete and submit assignments, communicate with teachers and classmates, make sure to log in at the right time for classes, and keep track of due dates and supplies. That’s a lot of responsibility!

 

Here are ways to help your child have a productive, successful school day:

 

Build Structure into Your Child’s Day

  • Encourage them to do their schoolwork in the same place each day, if possible.
  • Keep their school supplies and devices in a reliable, easy-to-find place.

Help Your Student Prepare for Each Learning Session

  • Encourage them to read all directions before they begin so they understand the assignment.
  • Double check that they can access any materials their teacher has shared.

Encourage Your Child to Take Breaks Throughout the Day to Help Them Recharge and Focus.

  • Young children can benefit from frequent, short breaks, about every 15 minutes, while older students may need short “brain breaks” every 30 minutes.
  • During breaks, encourage your child to stretch, take deep breaths, and move their bodies.

Check in with Your Child at the End of Each School Day

Even if you and your child share the same space all day, you can still learn a lot by showing curiosity about their school activities.

 

At the end of the day, ask questions like:

  • What was your math lesson about?
  • Who did you see on your Google Meet today?
  • What was challenging for you?
  • Did you learn something important today?
  • What mood were you in?
  • Did anything silly happen?

Celebrate Your Child’s Wins

  • Let your child know that you’re proud of them for engaging actively in all their classes and completing assignments on time.
  • Celebrate their accomplishments, and praise them every day.

Stay Informed through PowerSchool

  • What you overhear during your child’s live class may offer impressions about what is happening in that lesson—but it does not let you know how your child is doing.
  • Don’t wait for parent-teacher conferences to check on your child’s progress.
  • Check PowerSchool regularly enough to understand how your child is doing, if there are areas where they need extra help, and how you can best support them.

 

**Please feel free to reach out to your child’s Guidance Counselor with any questions or concerns** 



School Based Extra Help

Please see your individual teacher for extra help office hours 



Math Center E-210

Writing Center W-210

Peer Tutoring  Requests can be made in W-101



College Office Bulletin Board

Junior College Guidance Presentation


 

Campus Ministry Volunteer Guide:

Spark Admissions article on standardized tests going optional:

College Fairs and Virtual College Fairs:

Naviance

https://student.naviance.com/sfpsny

Common Application

FAFSA

Contact the College Office: [email protected]

Senior Reminders:

*Submit your College Applications: Common app, CUNY, Other 

*Hand in or Mail in your Transcript Request Form (During Remote Learning) w/ $5 per School, CUNY only requires one transcript fee for all schools.  

Make your check out to “St. Francis Preparatory”

St. Francis Preparatory 

College Office 

6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. 

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 

*Send SAT/ACT scores (if sending) 

Apply for Financial Aid (www.FAFSA.ed.gov) 


THE COLLEGE OFFICE HOURS ARE 8 AM TO 3:30 PM

Room N-201

 PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE DURING CLASS TIME

 THANK YOU

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COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES--

If you are interested in visiting our School and/or Seniors please email our College Office

[email protected]

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School Information:  

COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION SHEET

Saint Francis Preparatory School

Phone (718) 423-8810    College Office Fax: (718) 943-7510

 

Mr. Patrick McLaughlin                                                                    Mrs. Robyn Armon

Principal                                                                                              Director of Guidance

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School Information:                                                                          CEEB Code: 330835

6100 Francis Lewis Blvd

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

 

Class of 2020 Data:                                                                            Grading/Ranking 

Class of 2021 has 629 graduates                                                      Ranking- None

Class of 2021 entered high school: 09/08/2017                            Grading- 100 Scale

Graduation Date: 06/29/2021                                                

 

*please refer to the course booklet for course credit information*

Counseling Department

Contact Information

Guidance Office: (718)423-8810 ext 212                                Mrs. Patricia Fagan     [email protected]             

College Office:     (718)423-8810 ext 244              Ms. Jennifer Kuz          [email protected]

                

Title: Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Robyn Armon   [email protected]          Mr. Nicholas Lombardo     [email protected]

Ms. Becky Barell        [email protected]          Mrs. Josephine Morrone   [email protected]

Mrs. Danielle Forte   [email protected]            Mr. Brandon Magenheim  [email protected]

      Mr. Peter Bosco  [email protected]        Mr. Michael Hernandez      [email protected]   

Mrs. Laura Hassett     [email protected]        Mrs. Nancy Williams           [email protected]


Reminder: it is your responsibility to send official SAT/ACT score reports from 

www.collegeboard.org  and www.act.org

 

Reminder: for every school you apply to, you are required to hand in a BLUE PROCESSING FORM to the College Office


All Blue/Transcript Request Forms can be submitted to the College Office in person (when permitted) or by mail:

St. Francis Peparatory

SFP College Office

6100 Francis Lewis Blvd

Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

 

Procedures for Submitting Applications Class of 2021

    1. ONLINE APPLICATIONS USING http://www.commonapp.org/ 
      • Once you have added a college to the Common App,   your online application, you  must submit a BLUE Transcript Request Form to the College Office in N-201. You can use as many forms as you need. 
      • Include $5 for your official transcript to be sent electronically to each college you applied to
    2. CUNY APPLICATION USING http://www.cuny.edu/ 
      • Once you have completed and submitted your online application, PRINT a copy of the High School Transcript Request Form (from your CUNY application summary packet) 
      • Include one BLUE Transcript Request Form for all CUNY schools and $5 for an official transcript
      • CUNY options: CHOOSE ONLY ONE: Freshman admissions/Macaulay Admissions
    3. http://www.suny.edu/– ONLY IF THE SPECIFIC SUNY SCHOOL DOES NOT ACCEPT THE COMMON APP.
      • Include the SUNY School Counselor Form (which will be copied by your counselor for each SUNY campus you apply).
      • BLUE Transcript Request Form – one for all SUNY schools.
      • $5 for an official transcript for each school.
    4. OTHER ONLINE APPLICATIONS  EDOCS/ SEND EDU 
      • One BLUE Transcript Request Form for each school $5 for an official transcript for each school.
    5. ONSITE ADMISSIONS
      St. Francis Prep will host several Onsite Admission opportunities for our students. Notices will be posted outside the college office on the SFP website, making them aware of the date of Onsite and specific directions for each Onsite. College admissions representatives will come to Prep or schedule a virtual visit where they will hold a personal interview with students, review their applications, and in most cases, render a decision at that time. Each student will receive an appointment card in their Cor box or an email with details the day before the Onsite.
      1. Completed application (follow College Office directions on how to obtain application).
      2. Students must meet individual college requirements.
      3. Completed BLUE Transcript Request Form.
      4. $5 transcript fee.
      5. Copies of official SAT or ACT scores, if submitting
      6. The college essay (if required).

* ALL ONSITE INFORMATION WILL BE ADVERTISED ON THE SCHOOL MONITORS, ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE, IN THE COLLEGE/GUIDANCE OFFICES AND IN COR

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Many schools request that students submit letters of recommendation with their applications. Colleges are looking to assess your academic performance; therefore, it is strongly suggested that you request a letter of recommendation from a teacher who taught you in a major academic subject.  It would help if you had this teacher no earlier than your junior year. MAKE YOUR REQUEST ON NAVIANCE to your teacher as soon as possible. Your teachers will use Naviance to submit your letters.

Letters of recommendation do not have to accompany your application; teachers will send them separately. TEST SCORES if you are submitting !!

Students are responsible for having their standardized test scores sent directly to the colleges they are applying to. Log on to www.collegeboard.org  and www.act.org  and follow instructions for test score submission.

 


Virtual College Fairs and Visits


NYSACAC Spring Virtual Fair

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM

The program will begin at 10 AM EST. Students will have the opportunity to visit with over 100+ admissions representatives at each fair in individual Zoom rooms, and students and families from all grades are invited to attend.  

https://apply.oswego.edu/register/MayVF



Interested in a Service Academy?

Congressman Tom Suozzi invites you to an

Academy Information Session via Zoom!

West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine.

It is never to early to learn more about our academies. The event is open to guidance counselors, and high school students and their parents.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For more info contact:

(631) 923-41 00 or [email protected]

https://zoom.us/i/98802674492?pwd=bHIIMjRXLy9uRnlra2tJVTBoekp3Zz09

Dial-in number: 1-646-558-8656: Meeting ID: 988 0267 4492: Passcode: 766262

 


St. Francis Prep

Virtual College Fair

April 29th 2021

5:00-7:45 PM

 

Join us for an opportunity to virtually connect with Colleges and Universities from around the country for free.

 

The program will include college knowledge sessions on finding a

College that fits, paying for college, and writing a college essay

 

Presented by college admission counselors.

 

During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear

from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you

want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your

family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

 

Student registration and the exact list of colleges will be available

on April 16th, 2021. We will publish the schedule and open

registration to you and your family at that point.

We are looking forward to sharing this virtual experience with

each of you!

http://strivescan.com/sfp



CUNY MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE
OPEN HOUSES

For students who are curious about Macaulay and would like an introductory presentation. Current students and alumni share their experiences in a recorded session with a Q & A period at the end. 

March 17 5-6

April 27 5-6

May 26 5-6


CUNY MACAULAY HONORS COLLEGE
INFO SESSIONS

For students who've already put Macaulay on their list and want additional details about the application process, eligibility, academics, or other topics. The admissions team will answer questions live during this hour-long zoom event. 

March 1 4-5

April 6 4-5

May 12 4-5


SUNY is excited to announce their spring virtual college fairs!

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The fair will include representatives from nearly every SUNY campus. During the fair students will be able to communicate with campus representatives using text and video chat.

This is a unique opportunity to explore all of the opportunities at The State University of New York: challenging academics; innovative research; global study; and financial support. 
 

Please register at www.suny.edu/attend/events/virtual-college-fair/.

CAREER COUNCIL/NATIONAL HISPANIC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR


College Board Big Future College Fairs

  • Explore colleges in a way that’s not overwhelming, and show them you're interested.
  • Take action on key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring careers and majors.
  • Listen, learn, and participate in live Q&A and online chat with admissions representatives and current students who have been through it all.
  • Download college planning resources, and drop in with questions for a college adviser.




NYSACAC:

Registration is now open for the fair! Jumpstart your college search! NYSACAC is hosting the first virtual college event for students and families across New York State. Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions on:
the virtual college search what the move to test-optional means for their application
financial aid and financing college starting the college essay and the Common Application, and more!

For more information: [email protected] 

College Fairs Online

College Fairs Online is still hosting our nationwide virtual college for your students. Connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now.  Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more!  Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $200 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth.  Go online now to www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the virtual college fair.



Test Optional:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty among students and families about nearly all aspects of the college admission process, including the role of standardized testing. 

Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT testing dates, more than 1,450 US colleges and universities announced they are moving to a test-optional policy, and more will surely follow. By going test-optional, institutions are making a definitive statement that they will not need test scores to make admission decisions this year. Despite the change in policies, high school students and their parents are asking, “Does test optional really mean test optional?” The answer, simply put, is: YES.

For a list of schools going test optional visit:

https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/test-optional-means-test-optional/


All Ivy League Schools Temporarily Suspending Standardized Testing Requirement

In continuing coverage, CNBC (6/22, Hess) reports the coronavirus pandemic has made “in-person testing difficult (if not impossible) for many college applicants and colleges across the country are pausing standardized testing requirements – including Princeton University.” The college’s recent decision “means that all eight Ivy League schools will temporarily not require standardized testing next year as well as other prestigious schools such as Caltech and Stanford University.” Princeton is also “getting rid of its early-admission deadline, which means all applicants will be considered during the regular admission process whose deadline is January 1, 2021.”


CUNY

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK – APPROVAL OF A SPECIAL COVID-19 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION:

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency and to enable prospective students to effectively plan, CUNY will temporarily suspend the use of standardized admissions testing (e.g., SAT/ACT) in evaluating students for admissions into undergraduate programs.  This temporary special policy is in effect for the spring 2021, fall 2021, and Spring 2022 admission cycles only and is consistent with similar policies enacted by colleges and Universities across the State and our Nation. Additional information about the admissions process will be forthcoming. 


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Below are some of the highlights regarding COLLEGE DECISION MAKING

* Make a list of the colleges in which you are interested.

* Log onto these college websites to gather some important information: majors offered, programs available, location, cost, a general profile of GPA and SAT scores of admitted students, application deadlines, if SAT II tests are required, etc.

* Most college applications require an essay. Check websites to see if topics are given. If not, a personal statement is accepted by many schools. This can include a personal experience that has been an influence in your life. The summer is a perfect time to begin to write rough drafts so that you have a head start on the process. Seniors: When you return to school in September, you can ask an English teacher to review the essay, or visit the writing center for help(appointments available through the English Department). Do this early, as they will get many requests, and you need to be respectful of their time.

* Visit Colleges. Fall and Spring are good times to attend "open house" at colleges. Most colleges will give tours during the summer, and even speak with students and parents. It will give you some idea of the campus and facilities, traveling time, surrounding environment, etc. 

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.

Extracurricular Activities During COVID-19

High school students typically use their summer vacations to engage in activities that will feature prominently in the “activities” section of their college applications. These activities paint a picture of how the student spends his/her time after school and on breaks and help college admissions staff determine which students will be a good fit for their campus. Unfortunately, the coronavirus will likely alter your  summer plans, leaving many parents and students worried about missing opportunities to showcase their skills, interests and talents.

While summer plans may be different from what students expected, students should not decide to spend their summers idly. Participating in meaningful activities should remain a key factor in a student’s college application. While sheltering in place, high school students should reflect on their interests and creatively find activities that they can do from home to build on those interests. Alternatively, the summer can be used to try something new.

Typical summer activities such as working as a camp counselor, attending a sports camp or academic summer program, lifeguarding at the local pool and participating in internships will may not be possible this year. Think of the quarantine as an opportunity to do something unique that will set your application apart from others in the pile. Stand-out applicants have resumes that include activities requiring an explanation to be understood. For example, “captain of the lacrosse team” is easy to explain and many applicants will be captains of varsity sports teams. “Created a Twitter account devoted to sharing information and communicating with others about a local historical site” requires a longer, more detailed description and is undoubtedly unique. It also shows that the student has leadership qualities and the ability to take the initiative.

As students choose how they will spend their time this summer, it is important to remember the following:

  1. Participate in a project or activity in which they are truly interested. Admissions staff can tell when a student’s activities are inauthentic and solely a means of “resume building.”
  2. Choose a project or activity to which you want to dedicate a meaningful amount of your time. Merely dabbling in an activity is not going to be help a college applicant stand out from the crowd.

The following is a list of ideas of “shelter in place” projects and activities that would enhance a college application. It is my hope that these ideas inspire students to brainstorm activities that match their own interests and then jump into those activities this summer.

Music:

  1. Learn a new instrument. Find an online teacher in your area or learn from professional musician with an online service like ArtistWorks.
  2. Start an online band with your friends or aspiring musicians half a world away online with SofaSession.
  3. Perform on Facebook Live to entertain your community. Consider collecting donations during your concert for a local charity.

Sports:

  1. Coordinate online workouts with your teammates or host them via Zoom.
  2. Organize group workouts on Nextdoor, an Instagram page you created or a community Facebook page.
  3. Become an e-sports superstar.
  4. Try a new “solo” sport such as running or weight training.

STEM:

  1. Horticulture: learn to grow vegetables and coordinate a vegetable exchange with neighbors or your entire town.
  2. Research: Contact professors and ask about virtual research opportunities.
  3. Learn to code with an online service like Code Academy.
  4. Become a volunteer citizen scientist helping the National Oceanic and Administrative Administration to monitor and report the weather.

Communications:

  1. Start a blog or vlog or even a subscription newsletter on a topic of interest.
  2. Public Relations: Contact lesser known or up and coming sports stars and ask if you can volunteer with their PR person on a project.
  3. Create an Instagram page or YouTube channel on a topic or activity you are passionate about to connect with others who share your interest and become an influencer. Host a series of Zoom meetings addressing that topic.
  4. Create your LinkedIn profile and connect with colleges, professors, teachers and family friends. Ask for endorsements and recommendations. Write and publish articles to your LinkedIn feed about subjects that interest you.

ART:

  1. Learn a new art medium such as sculpting, quilting or photography.
  2. Take an online graphic design course.

FAMILY:

  1. Research your family history.
  2. Ask a family member who is sheltering in place with you to share a skill or hobby such as car repair or cooking.

Literature:

  1. Encourage your friends to read five classic novels and start your own book club.
  2. Join a virtual book club.

Foreign Languages:

  1. Take an online course in a new language. Practice with native speakers on a language exchange website.
  2. Become an English-speaking partner with a non-native speaker.

The following are a few summer activities that may not be appropriate to list on your college application, but will help you with your future:

  1. Networking.
  2. Interview professionals in a field you are considering entering.
  3. Take the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment. (Find out how this assessment can benefit you in college)
  4. Write a resume.


The 2020-2021 Common Application Essay Prompts are as follows:

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.



Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

"FAFSA"

WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV


  1. Financial Aid Estimates 

*Use a NET Price Calculator *




5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA

   

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

FAFSA LOGOAfter you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the questions on your FAFSA.

Any student with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print his or her SAR by logging in to www.fafsa.gov and clicking on the appropriate school year. This is also where you can check the status of your application if you have not received your SAR yet. Once you get your SAR, you should review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. If you made a mistake, make sure you go in and correct or update your FAFSA.

2. Locate Your EFC

Found your SAR? Awesome! You may want to start by looking for your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC can be found in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your social security number.

Your EFC is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Its formula considers your family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) as well as your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, it’s important to remember that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have any questions about how they calculate financial aid.

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

It’s important to make sure that everything on your FAFSA is correct and complete, as your school may ask you to verify some of the information.

Do you need to update any information? Did you find a mistake? Don’t worry! It’s easy to make corrections online at www.fafsa.gov. Log in and click “Make FAFSA Corrections.” You’ll need to enter your Federal Student Aid PIN to make any corrections. Corrections should be processed in 3-5 days and you should receive a revised SAR.

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

The last page of your SAR includes information about your financial aid history, specifically the loans you have taken out. It can be complicated and confusing to keep track of all of your loans and interest rates, but it is very important. Reviewing the financial aid history in your SAR will help you be aware of how much you are borrowing and how much you’ll owe later.

Remember: You can access your financial aid history information anytime by logging into www.nslds.ed.gov with your Federal Student Aid PIN.

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

Lastly, make sure that you double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools you applied to.  Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. You never want to leave money on the table!

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Grants/Scholarships vs. Loans

  • What is the difference? 

Grants are free money from schools or the government, based on financial need (you’ll need to fill out a FAFSA or CSS Profile). You do NOT have to pay them back.

Scholarships are free money from schools or independent providers, usually based on some eligibility requirements and an application (e.g. an essay). You do NOT have to pay them back. 

Loans provide you with money to pay for college (including non-tuition expenses), but you have to pay them back after you graduate, with interest. (In other words, over time, you pay back the lender more than they originally gave you.)

  • Which are most desirable? (Rank them.)

1. Grants and scholarships as most desirable (they’re free money that you don’t have to pay back). 

2. Government or school loans (generally better terms)

3. Private loans. 

College Grants

  • What is the requirement for applying for government and college grants? 

Fill out your FAFSA - as early as possible! Funding can be first-come, first-served. 

  • What do you think of those example UVA packages? What do the different elements (e.g. work study, grants, loans) mean? 


ATTENTION SENIORS – PLEASE VIEW THE SFP COLLEGE HANDBOOK TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS FOR APPLYING TO COLLEGE-CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

SFP College Handbook

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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 

WEST POINT

OUTSTANDING JUNIORS MAY START THEIR APPLICATIONS NOW BY VISITING  www.apply.usma.edu

FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORES MAY REQUEST THE E-BROCHURE "YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULL ADMISSIONS" AND VISIT www.discover.usma.edu/guide


FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVAL ACADEMY

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Military Academy Nominations - FAQ (From the office of Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi)

Frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy nomination. You may also fill out a Military Academy Nominations Form.

What is a nomination?

Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following:

  • A member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represents the congressional district in which the candidate resides
  • Both U.S. Senators from his or her state
  • Apply directly to the Vice-President of the United States

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:

  • Age: Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 3rd Congressional District of New York.
  • Skill / Fitness: Must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy

When do I apply for a nomination?

The nomination application period opens May 15th of each year for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated.

What is the deadline for completing a nomination file?

What must be included in my nomination file?

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (300 words or less)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation from (a) an academic teacher; (b) a supervisor-coach, employer, guidance counselor, scout leader, etc.; and (c) an acquaintance-someone who knows the applicant but is not a member of the applicant's family.

What happens after I have completed my nomination file?

What criteria is used in selecting candidates?

Nominations are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are taken into consideration and compared with other applicants.

How many academies are there?

There are five service academies.

Are the requirements the same for all of the service academies?

No. Although many of the qualifications are similar, each academy operates under its own admissions guidelines. Visit the academy of your choice via the websites noted for each academy's particular admissions qualifications. It is not necessary to seek a nomination to the Coast Guard Academy, as the U.S.C.G.A. accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria.

Who should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?

Some of the people applicants typically seek recommendations from include:

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Employers
  • Coaches
  • Clergy
  • Scout Leaders

A specific recommendation form is not required. A letter of recommendation is sufficient.

Will I automatically be selected by the academy after I receive a nomination?

No. You will be placed among a select group of nominees, and the academy of your choice will make the final decision. If selected, you will receive an offer of admission (an appointment) directly from the academy.

What if I choose more than one academy? Will I be limited to a single nomination?

No. You can be nominated to multiple academies depending on how well you have competed among this year's pool of candidates. It is also possible to win multiple appointments.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact Edward G. Aulman, Veterans Caseworker, at the Huntington Office, (631) 923-4104.


How to Apply to a Military Service Academy

The service academies are federal institutions that provide an undergraduate education and train future commissioned officers for service in the United States Armed Forces. Applying to a Military Service Academy is a rigorous, highly-competitive, and lengthy process only for the most determined and qualified candidates. Service academies routinely rank amongst the top universities in the nation. Students pay no tuition while at a service academy, but they are required to serve in the military upon graduation. Cadets and midshipmen will receive a small stipend while attending an academy as well as free room and board.


Listed below are the five federal United States service academies:
 The
United States Military Academy (USMA) located in West Point, NY
 The
United States Naval Academy (USNA) located in Annapolis, MD
 The
United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) located in New London, CT
 The
United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) located in Kings Point, NY
 The
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) located in Colorado Springs, CO

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following initial requirements:

  1. Be a United States citizen
  2. Be unmarried with no dependents
  3. Be at least the age of 17, but less than 23 years of age by July 1st of the year you would enter the academy.

Along with these points, you will need to meet standards of academics, physical wellness, tattoo placement, and more. Check the specifics of the academy you want to apply for to find the most up to date list of standards.

The biggest questions one must ask himself or herself is: “Do I really want to attend a service academy? Am I ready and willing to serve my country?” Don’t go to an academy if you’re doing it under pressure from family and cohorts; go to an academy because it’s something you truly want and desire. These schools are not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be challenged academically, physically, and mentally.

When applying for an academy, it is best to start applying early during your junior year in high school. If you are outside of the junior year timeframe, it is still possible to apply so long as you meet the designated age eligibility requirements. Enlisted service men and women in the military are also encouraged to apply. To do so, open a Candidate Profile through the respective school’s website (opening a profile is the only way to initiate the application process).

The next and most critical step is to obtain a congressional nomination from your local congressman or congresswoman, your two State Senators, or the Vice President of the United States. All candidates are eligible to apply for nominations from these four sources. To apply for a congressional nomination, contact your local congressional representative and both of your senators’ offices for information on their application process. The Vice President can nominate candidates without geographical restriction within the United States. To apply for a nomination from the Vice President, you can find information on the White House webpage.

The President of the United States is the source for service-connected nominations (i.e., Junior/Reserve Officers Training Corps for cadets enrolled within an eligible JROTC/ROTC program, children of career military personnel, soldiers in the armed forces, children of Deceased or 100% Disabled Veterans, or children of Medal of Honor awardees).

Ensure you apply through all applicable sources. You only need one nomination from any of these sources to be included in a pool of candidates before a service academy will even look at a potential candidate’s application file.

If applying to USMA, USNA, or USAFA, for example: There are 15,000 applicants interested in attending a particular service academy. Of the 15,000 applicants, about 4,000 of them will receive either a congressional or service-connected nomination. The service academy’s admissions office will then look at those 4,000 nominees and narrow down the list to identify nominees who meet the school’s qualifications. In the end, approximately 1,000 qualified nominees will receive appointments to that service academy. (These rounded numbers were based off a recent academy’s admissions statistics and are not exact numbers.)

Candidates are required to have letters of recommendations, strong transcripts, strong SAT or ACT scores, pass a Department of Defense Military Examination Review Board (DODMERB) physical examination, and pass a fitness test. Candidates are expected to be scholars, leaders, and athletes within their schools or communities. If you are in high school, ensure you are serving in a leadership position, whether it’s as a sports team captain, a class or club officer, or community leader.

For those who dream about attending a service academy, don’t give up if you don’t get accepted the first time. There have been numerous applicants who have applied more than once and eventually received an appointment into an academy. The academies look favorably upon individuals with grit, character, and determination.

If applying to a service academy is your goal, we wish you the best of luck!

 

The United States service academies, also known as the United States military academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces

There are five U.S. service academies: 

  1. The United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York, founded in 1802
  2. The United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland, founded in 1845
  3. The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, founded in 1954
  4. The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) in New London, Connecticut, founded in 1876
  5. The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York, founded in 1943


HOFSTRA

“Struggling to Decide Test Optional or Not”


·       “My test scores are above average, but I didn’t do as well on the SAT/ACT as I personally would have liked. “This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “Standardized testing has always been a weakness of mine. My grades and curriculum are rigorous and competitive, but my SAT/ACT scores are below the schools mid-range.” This student should not submit his/her test scores.

·       “I don’t want to pay or can’t afford to send my test scores.” Scores can be sent using a ton of free options. This student should submit his/her test scores. 

·       “Sending my test scores is an obstacle and will take way too long.” This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “My best scores are way below Hofstra’s published average and mid-range scores. “ (SAT scores 1140 to 1330, with an average ACT equivalent of 24 to 31.) This student should not submit his/her test scores.


Hispanic Serving Institutions-
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/hispanic-serving-institutions/

The guide covers all aspects of HSI’s from what the designation means, to how it gets implemented at colleges.


The CUNY Application

The CUNY Application is now available for Fall 2020. Students who are interested in applying may choose up to 6 colleges using either the Freshman or Macaulay Honors Application.

CUNY Colleges on the Common Application

Five colleges have joined the Common Application: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College

 

Ladders for Leaders Program Application 

Ladders for Leaders:

Ladders for Leaders is a nationally recognized program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to participate in paid professional summer internships with leading corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies in New York City. The program is an initiative of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and supported by the NYC Center for Youth Employment and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. 

Ladders for Leaders: Ladders for Leaders gives students a unique opportunity to explore their interests and discover new ones through: 

Pre-employment Training: Receive help with résumé and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. Learn essential workplace readiness skills and business etiquette. 

Paid Summer Internships: Paid internship opportunities available in a variety of industries to accommodate student interests. 

Opportunity to join our growing Alumni Network: Broad network of alumni, post-internship opportunities and networking events open only to past participants of the program. 

Who is Eligible? 
✔ Youth between the ages of 16-21 who are enrolled in high school or college
✔ A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00
✔ Resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City
✔ Anyone with prior work experience, either paid or volunteer
 ✔ Legally allowed to work in New York City


If you have further questions about SYEP Ladder for Leaders, contact NYC Youth Connect at (800) 246-4646.


Virtual Internship Opportunities 

Visit: Bethechangenow.org

 

Questbridge

The 2021 College Prep Scholars Program application is now open! The deadline is Wednesday, March 24. 

Applying to college can seem daunting, and the prospect of paying for it can seem even more overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our 45 college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. College Prep Scholars are historically five times more likely than other applicants to receive full four-year scholarships through the National College Match.

 Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

*Academically outstanding high school juniors from families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four.

The Posse Foundation

Mission

The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse’s primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow.

How Posse works

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities.

Summer Programs

Pre College Summer Programs: 

(Visit individual school website for updates)

 

Adelphi University – Pre-college Intensive Programs during months of July and August. Programs include: Business, Dance, Emergency Admin Services, Nursing and Social Work. These exciting programs provide students with the opportunity to be truly immersed in their chosen subject area and strengthen their skills. Visit http://precollege.adelphi.edu for more information. 

 

Alfred University – summer programs for high school students include: Astronomy, Art Portfolio Prep, Computers, Chemistry, Consumer Chemistry, Creative Writing, Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Equestrian Camp, Summer Theater Institute, Swim Camp, Sports Camps. Additional information or brochures are available at www.alfred.edu/summer 

 

Barnard College of Columbia University – Summer in New York City, a Pre-College Program. They offer a four-week program and several one-week options. To find out more, visit https://barnard.edu/admission-aid/pre-college-programs 

 

Baruch College Summer HS Program: Pre-Med, Pre-Law & Entrepreneurship for motivated students entering 10th-12th grades. For more information and to apply to the Baruch College Leadership Academy, call 646-312-4286 or email [email protected] or visit website www.baruch.cuny.edu/leadership 

 

Boston University High School Programs – For information visit www.bu.edu/summer/highschool 

 

Boston University – PROMYS (Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists) - PROMYS will offer an intensive experience in creative mathematical exploration to ambitious high school students with an exceptionally strong interest in mathematics. Applications are available online at www.promys.org or for additional info call 617-353-2563 or [email protected] 

 

Boston University – Academy of Media Production – A complete media production experience for high school students. Students select three of the five workshop options—Film, Video, Television, Editing, and Radio for Broadcast and Web. Information is available at www.bu.edu/amp 

 

The Brown Leadership Institute (Brown University) Socially Responsible Leadership for High School Students helps students make a positive difference in the world. Students develop and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective and socially responsible leadership. www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college 

 

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs - Fine Arts: Architecture/Art & Design/Drama/Music; National High School Game Academy http://www.cmu.edu/summer/pre-college/index.html  

 

Cooper Union Pre-college Summer Courses online with the same high standards for intellectual engagement and collaboration as in any Cooper classroom.
Introduction to Architecture with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Summer Art Intensive with the School of Art
Summer STEM with the Albert Nerken School of Engineering
Summer Writing Program


Cornell University- Summer College Experience. Visit www.sce.cornell.edu for more information. 

 

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center @ Val-Kill: Leadership Workshop is a leadership program for girls or boys entering either their sophomore or their junior year in high school. The nine day program empowers young men and women by advancing their knowledge and leadership skills in a nurturing environment. For more information, visit http://www.ervk.org 

 

Georgetown University- Pre-college program for high school students.  For more information, visit http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students  

 

The George Washington University- Pre-college program for high school students.  Visit www.precollege.gwu.edu for more information. 

 

Harvard Secondary School Program for high school seniors, juniors & sophomores. May choose from a wide variety of courses, including those offered online. Apply online at www.summer.harvard.edu/ssp 

 

Hofstra University Honors College Summers Program –Sample college life, earn college credits, explore new career paths and experience New York City. This program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors.  For more information please visit www.hofstra.edu/academics/summer/summer_hsclasses.html 

 

Houghton College – introducing a new range of summer academic camps for high school age students. Houghton College is known for running one of the largest and most popular 5 day residential sports program in New York. Computer science, fine arts, forensics, leadership and math are all offered this summer on a week-long residential basis. See their website for details at www.houghton.edu/summer-camps 

 

Ithaca College – a residential pre-college program for high school students – Three-Week Sessions and One Week Sessions. They also have a brand new summer program called Ithaca Writers Institute – For more information visit Ithaca College’s website www.ithaca.edu/summercollege 

 Landmark College- pre-college summer program for high school students.  For more information, go to the college’s website http://www.landmark.edu/academics/summer-and-january-programs/ 

 

LIU Brooklyn/LIU Post- one-week summer intensive programs for high school students.   Rising high school seniors can pursue their passion and get a taste of college life at one of LIU's residential campuses in New York. The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU is a one-week intensive that will give you the chance to immerse yourself in different fields of study. You’ll work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and gain invaluable experience through hands-on projects and field trips. All accepted students receive FREE TUITION & HOUSING.  http://www.liu.edu/honors/ 

 

Marist Summer Pre-College – Sample college life, earn college credits. Recently expanded programs include: Business, College Writing, Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Fashion, Game Design, Sports Communication, and Theatre. If interested, contact Undergraduate Admission Office at 845-575-3226 or visit www.marist.edu/summerinstitutes/index.html 

 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts – Individual Enrichment Program Summer Session. The Individual Enrichment Program (I.E. Program) is a federally funded TRiO Program that incorporates a four-week residential summer component for selected students who will be entering Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the fall. The Summer Session offers three-credit courses in Learning Strategies, Writing for College and College Writing I, Mathematics for College (during the summer), and The Creative Arts: Methods and History (during the fall semester).Information is available at http://www.mcla.edu/Admissions/Prospective-Students/individual-enrichment-program/index 

 

New York State Summer School of the Arts – If you are a high school student who is considering a career in the arts or entertainment industries, this program is for you. Information for each school is available at http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa 

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offers an exceptional summer opportunity for youth 12 to 17 years old who are interested in spending a week outdoors learning about the environment. Information and applications are available in the guidance office or visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/29.html  

 

New York University- Pre-College program.  www.nyu.edu/admissions/precollege.html  


Northwell Health/Hofstra University- Medical Scholars Pipeline Program.   The Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine was created as part of the school's core mission to advance and nurture a diverse and inclusive learning community. The Program is designed as a multi-year four-week summer program for high-achieving students from groups underrepresented in medicine. Now in its sixth year, the MSPP takes elite students from underserved communities and turns them into competitive future applicants to medical schools and other health-related fields, including medicine, dentistry, nursing and medical technology. The Program’s ultimate goal is to increase diversity of the healthcare workforce by exposing young scholars to various healthcare professions and give them a competitive edge.   http://medicine.hofstra.edu/about/leadership/specialprograms/specialprograms_mspp.html 

 

Pratt Institute – The Pre-College Program – www.pratt.edu/prostudies    University of Rochester – Pre-college programs for middle and high school students to explore the University and its resources. Includes one-week non-credit courses, summer courses while living on campus, and semester-long credit-bearing courses. To view the Pre-College Course Catalog, visit http://enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege 

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – Summer at Rensselaer – Residential Enrichment Programs for High School students; summer courses for college credit.  Also offers Sports Camps for all ages. Visit http://summer.rpi.edu for more detailed information. 

RENSSELAER

PREFACE 2020 PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER ENGINEERING PROGRAM

June 28 – July 11

A residential experience for talented high school students from  groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented  or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

For more information on the program and how to apply visit our website at go.rpi.edu/pipeline or send an email to [email protected]

 

Siena College – High School Scholars Program – courses are open to highly qualified and motivated high school juniors and seniors. A limited number of seats are available. For more information visit www.siena.edu/summer 

 

Skidmore College – Pre-college Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts – Information available at www.skidmore.edu/summer 

 

Stony Brook University- Summer Camps for the sciences. Research opportunities available to high school students as well.  Visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/highschool.shtml   

 

Syracuse University – offers opportunities for students to explore possible majors, build resumes and portfolios, experience college life, get a feel for SU as an option for undergraduate study, and earn college credit. Two, four and six week programs are available. http://summercollege.syr.edu/

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Gettysburg College

 

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych -     Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in     psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the   field. 
  • Sunderman Piano Institute     - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills,     collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music     subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in     daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in     both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp -     Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative     writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. 
  • 3D Object Modeling and     Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object     modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After     learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects. 
  • Coding for Robotics &     Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences     in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source     software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic     electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think     like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer     Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component     of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference     provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the     Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.  


Virginia Commonwealth University | School of the Arts 
325 North Harrison Street, PO Box 842519 | Richmond, VA 23284-2519 
Phone: 804-VCU-ARTS (804-828-2787) | 866-534-3201 (toll free) | Fax: 804-828-646

Our three week Pre-College Summer Intensive residency program is an opportunity for high school students to immerse themselves in art. Students can select from the following majors:


  • 2D Portfolio Development
  • 2/3D Portfolio Development
  • Comics, Graphic Novels and Sequential Storytelling
  • Creative Coding
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Design + Merchandising
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design 
  • Theatre 

This eye-opening program will allow students to explore their interests, learn valuable skills, test out a potential college major, prepare for the college application process, make new friends, and have more than a little fun.

The deadline to apply is March 29.

Have questions? Call us at 804-VCU-ARTS or email us at [email protected].


Cornell University Summer College Programs for High School Students


Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

  • This summer, students can choose from two-, three-, and six-week programs between June 20 and August 4 in subjects ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering, to international relations, music, science, social change, and veterinary medicine — and many more.
    Most applications are due May 1. For details, visit the program dates and deadlines pages.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university
  • take real university courses 
  • work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty
  • earn three to six college credits
  • explore majors and career options
  • get a jump on successful college applications
  • make friends from around the world, and much, much more
   

Drexel's  Summer Institutes: Enrichment Opportunities for Your Students


Drexel offers high  school students a range of academic programs during the summer to explore  what life in college is all about. Offering both residential and day options,  your students can take advantage of Drexel faculty-led workshops, labs,  facilities, and all the city of Philadelphia has to offer.

The Classes

At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students  learn in classrooms ranging from a state-of-the-art recording studio to a  securities trading lab to a designer boutique to a salt marsh. Your students  are ambitious — at Drexel, we help them explore their interests and get a  preview of college life.

The Teachers

Summer Institutes are led by Drexel  University professors. Our faculty are successful artists, business leaders,  practicing doctors, counseling professionals, lawyers, engineers, and expert  scientists. They're ready to teach your students what they've learned from  working in their industries.

The Campus and Beyond

The college experience is more than just  classes. At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students will make new friends,  experience the life of an undergrad on campus, and explore the historic city  of Philadelphia. With residential and commuting options, and programs that  range in length from one to five weeks, school could be the most exciting  thing they do all summer.

 


EMT/Paramedic Program

at LaGuardia Community College

June 16-August 25 $1310.00

www.laguardia.edu/ce/pages/career-skills-and-training/emergency-medical-technician/



Summer Scholar Institute at Pace University

Summer Scholar Institute for students interested in receiving an advanced, first-hand look at the college experience by taking classes and living on campus. The classroom experience is paired with an active exploration of New York City. Through these activities, students will mix with Pace faculty, staff, and students, as well as fellow Summer Scholars students, and Summer Scholars alumni from all over the country.

The five major academic tracks for this year are:

  • Business 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Digital Film Production 
  • Psychology 
  • Theater Art

Fordham Pre-College Program

Fordham's Pre-College program allows rising seniors to take college courses in a wide range of subjects and earn transferable college credits. There are also non-credit summer institutes in real estate development and business specially designed for high school students.  

Visit  their website at fordham.edu/summer


LIM Pre-College Program (Saturdays in the Spring & in the Summer)

Fashion & Business

Summer Fashion Lab is a comprehensive pre-college program. With week long credit and non-credit courses, participants study fashion at the college level, experience New York City, and get a taste of life at LIM. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Saturday Fashion Lab is a series of workshops held on Saturdays in the spring. Participants are introduced to various areas of the fashion business, including buying, styling, marketing, merchandising, and product development.


Molloy College Business Boot Camp

Are you a high achieving junior in high school who is seriously considering majoring in business in college? If so, you probably wonder which business careers might be a good fit for you.

You will be challenged by interactive seminars with our executive-based faculty of former Treasurers and CFOs on Wall Street, as well as leaders of other major business firms. These seasoned executives will also provide career coaching to help guide you in the right direction

There will be multiple active learning opportunities including "Shark Tank," trading simulation, business presentation, and marketing competitions.  For these activities, you will compete in teams to win a number of different prizes.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our student ambassadors who have had real-world experience through their internships and are getting ready to start fast-track business careers.

If you are interested in applying to the Business Boot Camp, be sure to contact your Guidance Counselor during your junior year. Although there is no charge for the Boot Camp, acceptance is very selective.

Acceptance requires completion of the application, a recommendation from your Guidance Counselor, and a personal interview with the Associate Dean and Executive Director of Business Boot Camp. For more information, please see FAQ or contact Casey Mann at 516-323-3090 or [email protected]


Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro Scholarship

Scholarship and standard applications are currently open for Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro

Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Manhattan and Westchester County, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org


Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp provides high school students with a window into the scientific basis of human health.

 http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/

Program Description:

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research.

The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Courtney Lappas, Camp Director, if you have any questions!  Dr. Lappas can be reached at [email protected] or (717) 867-6179.


KNOVVA Academy at Harvard University

The Boston Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit will bring together high school students from around the world for an experience of a lifetime. Students will live on Harvard’s historic campus and learn from its renowned professors as they explore sustainable development and renewable energy in the context of the global economy.


Summer Stem at Cooper Union

Apply by March 27th 

3 Week Classes for 9th Graders

6 Week Classes for 10th and 11th Graders

More Information and Application at

cooper.edu/summerstem


Molloy Business Bootcamp         

                    If Interested see your Guidance Counselor....                                                                                               

Are you a high achieving junior in high school who is seriously considering majoring in business in college? If so, you probably wonder which business careers might be a good fit for you.

You will be challenged by interactive seminars with our executive-based faculty of former Treasurers and CFOs on Wall Street, as well as leaders of other major business firms. These seasoned executives will also provide career coaching to help guide you in the right direction.

There will be multiple active learning opportunities including "Shark Tank," trading simulation, business presentation, and marketing competitions.  For these activities, you will compete in teams to win a number of different prizes.

You will also have the opportunity to network with our student ambassadors who have had real-world experience through their internships and are getting ready to start fast-track business careers.

If you are interested in applying to the Business Boot Camp, be sure to contact your Guidance Counselor during your junior year. Although there is no charge for the Boot Camp, acceptance is very selective.

Acceptance requires completion of the application (DOC), a recommendation from your Guidance Counselor, and a personal interview with the Associate Dean and Executive Director of Business Boot Camp. For more information, please see FAQ or contact Kisha Chandler at 516-323-3081 or [email protected]


Relatively Low-Cost or Free Summer Programs

Virginia Tech: Black College Institute 3 Day Free Academic Virtual Program 

vt.edu/admission/bci/info 

 Penn State – Business Opportunities Summer Program

This high school summer program is designed for students with an interest in majoring in business and potentially pursuing a career in the business field. Participating students take mini-courses pertaining to the field of business. These courses enable students to interact with professors at the university, get a feel for college academic expectations, learn about areas in the business field, and gain experience on a college campus.

This program is residential, which allows students to get a preview of life in a college setting. Participants also can learn about different types of business majors at the university. For those students admitted to the program, there is a relatively low cost to attend. There are also some scholarships available for those students with a financial need.

 Girls Who Code Summer Program

This program is designed to help female students learn about a variety of aspects pertaining to computer science. The program is approximately a month and a half in length and it is intended for rising high school juniors and seniors.

The program provides female students with the chance to engage in experiential learning with a broad variety of technology topics. For example, participants can learn about game design, coding for apps, and robotics. In addition, students gain insight into career paths in the fields of computer science, technology, and engineering. The program has a variety of locations. It is free for accepted students to attend.

University of Wisconsin Summer Engineering Program

This program enables students, with an interest in engineering, to learn more about the field. Students have a chance to enhance their knowledge in the areas of math, science, and technology, and to learn about how this academic curriculum directly connects to engineering.

Students also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, go on field trips, connect with faculty members, and gain knowledge from experts in engineering. The program is approximately a month and a half in length, it is residential, and it is free for accepted applicants. The program is designed for rising high school 11th and 12th graders. It is also designed to attract female students as well as students from backgrounds that have been underrepresented in the engineering field.

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Healthcare Diversity Summer Program

This program is designed to promote healthcare professions for students from minority backgrounds. Through the summer camp, students have the opportunity to learn about majors and jobs in areas like pharmacy, dentistry, and nursing.

Admitted students also have a chance to learn from university instructors, gain insight into multiple healthcare fields, and enhance their knowledge and skills. This program is residential and it is free for accepted students. It is intended for high school students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar Program

This program is designed for students who are interested in potentially pursuing college majors in engineering and science. Participating students have a chance to learn from instructors, participate in workshops, and develop skills through project-based activities.

Students also have the opportunity to meet professors and learn about different areas within engineering. This summer program is residential and it is free for accepted students. The program is intended for students who have completed 10th or 11th grade. The program is also meant to support students who have not been exposed to engineering as well as those who have a financial need. Based on the program’s information, female students and students from backgrounds that have been underrepresented in engineering are encouraged to apply.

The University of Santa Clara also offers a summer program, known as Young Scholars, which enables motivated high school students, who are freshmen through juniors, to take classes at the university for a seventy-five percent reduction from the traditional cost.

Research Science Institute Summer Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Research Science Institute enables motivated and talented students to take classes, work with professors, and engage in research. At the beginning of the program, participants take intensive courses in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and math). Students then build on their knowledge and engage in research with mentorship from leading researchers. Students participate in the different phases of the research process, which culminates with a presentation of their work. The program is free for accepted participants. The program is designed for students in the 11th grade (those having one year left until graduation).

Texas A & M Geosciences Summer Program

This program, known as GeoX, is run by the College of Geosciences at the university. It provides high school students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics in the area of geo/earth science. Students have the chance to engage in unique hands-on activities, learn from instructors at the university, collaborate with peers, and develop a better understanding of the geosciences field.

The program is designed to enable students to explore high-interest topics, such the physical science of the ocean as well as on the planet of Mars. Through the program, students are able to enhance their knowledge of college majors and occupations in areas relating to the geosciences. In addition, high school students also have a chance to learn about Texas A & M University as well as about the college admission process. This program is free and admission is selective.

Stephen F. Austin State University Pre-Med Summer Camp

Stephen F. Austin has a medical summer program for Texas students who are currently 11th graders in high school. The program is designed to help students to learn about academic pathways that can lead to careers in the field of medicine. The program is intended to be for students who are aspiring doctors, dentists, veterinarians, and optometrists.

Students have a chance to learn from and interact with practitioners in varying medical areas. Participants also have the opportunity to hear from current medical students who are in graduate school. They also learn about taking steps to prepare for the process of applying to graduate schools in the field of medicine.  This program is free for accepted students who live in Texas and preference is given to those students who demonstrate a financial need.
Virginia Summer BLAST Program

The BLAST program is designed to help students learn about the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). It takes places on campuses around the state of Virginia, which include Virginia Tech, UVA, and Old Dominion.

Through the program, participants have the opportunity to learn from professors and staff members, work together with peers from different locations, and gain experience on a college campus. During the program, students have a chance to participate in a variety of experiential-based exercises to become more familiar with STEM.

There is no cost to this program and there is an application process. The program is designed for rising high school freshmen and sophomores from the state of Virginia.

Duquesne University Summer Program

This program, known as the Summer Institute, is designed to provide high school students with a preview of college. Through the program, students have the opportunity to take classes on the campus and learn about life in a college setting.

Through the program, high school students have a chance to learn from professors, get a feel for college-level coursework, and enhance their understanding in a subject area of interest.

Participating students also have the opportunity to stay on the campus in university-run housing. This enables them to get a feel for living in a college environment. In addition, students have the opportunity to explore the university campus, utilize the college’s resources and facilities, and participate in co-curricular activities.

This program has been designed for high school 11th and 12th-grade students. There is not a cost for qualified students to participate in the program.


Manhattan College Summer Engineering Program

Manhattan offers a summer program that is designed to help students learn about engineering. Through the program, students become more familiar with different facets of engineering. In particular, students gain insight into the varying disciplines within the engineering field (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical).

During the program, students can participate in a variety of activities to enhance their knowledge of the engineering field. For example, students have the opportunity to take part in experiential lab exercises, participate in discussions, and learn from instructors and professionals. These learning activities can help high school students to consider if they have an interest in pursuing a major and / or career in engineering and the sciences.

In addition to engineering, this program is also designed to help students with the college admission process. As a part of the program, students learn about techniques that can be utilized to prep for and take the SAT. There is also information shared about the college admission process that can be useful for college-bound students.

This program is designed for minority and female students who are rising 11th and 12th graders in New York City. The program does not have a cost. There is an application to complete.

Arizona State University Summer Health Institute – Phoenix, Arizona

This program is designed to provide upper grade-level high school students with the opportunity to learn about a variety of career opportunities in the health field. Participants have the chance to become more familiar with healthcare occupations such as being a doctor, physical therapist, dentist, and more.

During the program, students learn about health care professions in a variety of ways. These include hearing from guest speakers, touring medical facilities, and participating in simulations.

The program enables students to reside in ASU’s Phoenix campus and get a sense of being a college student. There is not a cost for this residential program.

The program is designed for students who have completed their junior year. There is an application process for this program.

 University of Texas at Austin Summer Business Programs – Austin, Texas

McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas sponsors summer business programs that are designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to examine the field and corresponding professions. Students learn about business principles, concepts, and ideas during the program. They also have a chance to find about college majors and career possibilities that are connected to the field of business.

The programs are intended for rising 11th and 12th grades and typically run for six days in length. There is an application process for this program.

University of North Texas Engineering and Computer Science Summer Programs – Denton, Texas

There are several different technology-based programs offered by UNT. The topics in the previous summer have included app development, game design, programming, coding, and more. 

The programs are designed for students in grades 7 – 12. It depends on the program with regard to the grade level range. The typical length of each program is approximately four days. Some of the programs have a relatively low cost and one of them has been offered at no cost. If a student has an interest in a program with a cost and it will cause difficulty to pay the fee, it may be helpful to contact the program office or a program representative to inquire about options.

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program – Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton offers a unique summer program for high school students that focuses on the field of journalism. Participants have a chance to learn about journalism from instructors with professional experiences. Students also engage in experiential activities that include applying journalistic practices to articles and collaborating with peers to create a journal that is published on Princeton’s website.

This residential program enables students to live on the campus in residence halls that are typically utilized by college students. The pre-college experience can help with the transition from high school to college.

Students in this summer program also receive information and mentorship about the components involved with college applications. The assistance with college applications extends beyond the summer.

The program is designed for high school students who will be entering their senior year after the summer. There is not a cost associated with this program.

 SMASH Summer STEM Program – Multiple College Campuses

The SMASH Summer Program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to explore areas within the STEM field. This is an extended program that students begin participating in after their freshman year in high school. It continues in the summers beyond the initial one.

Through the program, participants have the chance to learn about interesting topics in the areas of science, tech, engineering, and math. Students work with university faculty members and expert professionals to learn about potential college majors and careers in the STEM field. Students can also stay on a college campus, learn about post-secondary educational opportunities, and get a preview of living and learning in a university setting.

The universities that serve as hosts for the SMASH Summer Program include: Stanford, UC Berkely, UC Davis, Morehouse College, Northeastern University, Wayne State, Wharton, SMASH Illinois (Illinois Institute of Technology and Southern Illinois University), and the University of Michigan. More information is available from SMASH for interested students.

The SMASH summer programs at the different universities can offer a variety of exciting summer opportunities for students. For example, Stanford University has offered SMASH-Med, which is designed to help students learn about the medical field.

There is an application process for SMASH. The program has been designed for students in the ninth grade, who live near one of the host universities. There are several additional academic criteria for applicants. The program tries to serve students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the STEM areas, low-income families, and/or first generation college-bound students. Any high school students who will be completing the ninth grade and who meet the academic criteria can apply to the program.

Stanford Summer Medical Research Program – Palo Alto, California

Stanford offers a unique summer opportunity for students interested in medicine as well as research. The program enables students to engage in medical research with the guidance and support of professors and graduate students.

Through the eight-week summer program, students learn about the research process and the types of projects that are being done to further medical progress. The program has multiple focus areas within the medical field. These include neuroscience, bioengineering, genetics, and more.

The program is intended for current high school juniors and seniors. Any student can apply, but preference is given to those students who live in the local area. There is an application for the program. There is an application fee, but there is not a cost for students to participate if they are accepted for the program.

University of Tennessee Summer Business Program – Knoxville, Tennessee

UT has a summer business program that is sponsored and coordinated by the College of Business. The program provides significant foundational knowledge of the field of business. Students engage in discussions, hear from business professionals, collaboratively work with peers, and participate in experiential simulations connecting to the business field.

The summer program designed for high school students who are going into their senior year and who represents one of the following: an under-represented background, the first in the family to be college-bound, or qualify for free and reduced lunch.

Participants stay on the campus and get a preview of college life. There is no cost for the program, but there is a small fee to reserve a space when registering. There is an application for this program.

Texas A & M University Summer Math Camp – College Station, Texas

This summer program is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics. The program enables students to examine mathematics at an in-depth level and engage in mathematical problem-solving activities.

This program is intended for high school students (ages 14-18) and there is not a cost to attend.

University of Wisconsin Summer Engineering Programs – Madison, Wisconsin

This residential program is typically six weeks in length and enables upper grade-level high school students to develop knowledge and acquire skills that connect to engineering. Participants have the opportunity to explore engineering topics, learn about college majors, participate in hands-on activities, learn from professors, and gain experience on a college campus.

Through the program, students take classes in areas that allow them to begin to build a solid foundation in the engineering field. The classes focus on mathematics, science, engineering design, and more. Students also have a chance to gain an understanding of the ways in which engineering is utilized in practice by visiting engineering firms and related sites.

The residential program is sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Diversity Affairs Office. It is designed for high school students who are going into the 11th and 12th grades. This program is considered to be selective and there is not a cost for admitted students.


Boston University's Academy of Media Production

Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production.


SHAPE at Columbia Engineering

This is a reminder that our application for SHAPE 2021 is now open! The Priority and Scholarship Deadline is March 25th, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. If you apply by this deadline, the application fee will be waived. Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Robotics

Advanced Robotics

Introductory Computer Science

Advanced Computer Science

Electrical Engineering: Harnessing the Energy of the Sun

Biomedical Engineering: Physical Effects on Cells

Innovation and Design

Session 1: June 28 - July 16, 2021 (Monday - Friday)
Session 2: July 19 - August 6, 2021 (Monday - Friday)

LIM Pre College Program

Summer Fashion Lab is a comprehensive pre-college program. With weeklong credit and non-credit courses, participants study fashion at the college level, experience New York City, and get a taste of life at LIM. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Saturday Fashion Lab is a series of workshops held on Saturdays in the spring. Participants are introduced to various areas of the fashion business, including buying, styling, marketing, merchandising, and product development.


The Academies @Home by Harvard Student Agencies

are intensive five-day academic enrichment programs for high-achieving high school students. This program is organized by Harvard Student Agencies, a Harvard student-run corporation committed to bringing rigorous academic experiences to students worldwide. Considering the pandemic, we have created a platform that can be run completely remotely. The Academies @Home offers an unparalleled and challenging academic experience. We offer programs in business, coding, politics and pre-med.

Visit Homeacademies.com

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. Last year, SSI received over 2,450 applications from students in 78 different countries.

The program consists of three main parts:
 

  • Research and data science bootcamp: Students learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students learn about the research process and how to apply statistical and machine learning methods to address scientific questions with real-world impact. 
  • Masterclass lecture series: Students are connected to accomplished young adults around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, science research from International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) grand prize winners, and other topics from speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 
  • Mentored research project: Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of mentors. Previously, students have worked in a variety of fields, from computational biology to quantum physics. 

Students and families can learn more about SSI and apply on our website here: https://www.summersteminstitute.org



Summer Pre-College 2021

At UMass Summer 2021 Application Announcement

Good news! Applications are now open for Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst! We've partnered with University faculty from many campus departments to offer you a wide variety of options this summer. Topics range from sport management and business to engineering, animal science, architecture and much more. Visit our website for the full list of program offerings.

New for Summer 2021:

 

Summer Pre-College Program ListAll programs will be fully online and taught by UMass Amherst faculty and graduate students, combining live video instruction, independent project / group work, and check-ins with faculty and TA’s. Each course includes a minimum of 8 hours/week of live instruction plus offline assignments. Students will earn college credits and will be able to request an official UMass transcript. 

Please visit our website and check out the full list of programs, as well as the application. Admissions are rolling! call UMass Summer Programs at (413) 577-2112.


 

Carnegie Mellon

 

Summer Opportunities Providing Access to STEM and Computer Science

 


Carnegie Mellon is committed to providing access opportunities to populations of students who have been historically underrepresented in the STEM and Computer Science fields. We materialize this support through our Summer Academy for Math and Science, AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon, and our new Computer Science Scholars program offerings.

The Summer Academy for Math and Science is a six-week residential experience that provides students from underrepresented communities who have interest in engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the opportunity to achieve skills in order to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend this program.

The AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon program is a three-week residential experience that provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend this program.

The Computer Science Scholars program provides students who are traditionally under-represented in the field of computer science an opportunity to receive exposure to computing and additional computer science pre-requisites. There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend this program.

 The curriculum of these programs include a combination of hands-on learning and research via projects, and lectures by Carnegie Mellon faculty, teachers and graduate students. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities that introduce them to new people, topics, and career opportunities. College students also serve as classroom assistants, tutors and mentors.

 

 

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
 Summer 2021 High School Program


Sophomores and juniors can build their artistic portfolios this summer with the
New York University Tisch School of the Arts High School Program.

Extended Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
 Program Dates: July 11 - August 7, 2021

Students will be immersed in virtual professional training with our faculty of artists and scholars. They will create, collaborate, and learn to tell stories through emerging media and the cinematic and performing arts. The program culminates with final presentations and showcases of their work. 

Dance
 Dance training consists of improvisation, Master Classes in contemporary styles, and Repertory. Students will learn from established New York City-based dance artists and share their own compositions in weekly showings.

Drama
Students receive conservatory training and hone their craft as a theatre artist through one of these studios: Atlantic Acting Studio, Experimental Theatre Wing, Meisner, New Studio Music Theatre, Production and Design, or the Stonestreet Screen Acting Workshop. DramaticWriting
 In four weeks students will learn what it takes to write for the stage and screen. Through workshop sessions they will write a partial script of a full-length screenplay and a monologue and ten-minute play.

Filmmaking
 Students in the Filmmakers Workshop will produce music videos and short films. They will develop their directing, shooting, and editing skills. Students will be introduced to documentary, experimental, and narrative approaches to filmmaking, and learn the basics of screenwriting.

GameDesign
 This intensive workshop gives students skills in game literacy, game design, and game development. Students will be introduced to various areas of modern game development such as game design, programming, visual art, animation, sound design, and writing.

PhotographyImaging
 Students will tell their stories through digital photography. They will explore communication and creative expression through image-making and learn basic Photoshop and digital color printing.

RecordedMusic
 Students will be an entrepreneurs-in-training as they study how music is recorded, produced, and distributed to consumers. They will get technical training in the latest studio hardware and take master classes in topics such as touring, artist management, and digital media.


 Please visit the Tisch Special Programs website
for admissions requirements

Applications are due February 1, 2021.

Please contact the Tisch Office of Special Programs with any questions.

 

Pace University
 
I am pleased to announce that Pace University's 2021 Precollege Immersion Program for high school students will be held in-person this summer on both our New York City and Westchester campuses.
The Precollege Immersion Program is a groundbreaking, intensive two-week program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors that provide them with a first-hand look at a college experience.
 This year we are offering five major academic tracks:

  • Business
  • Digital Film Production
  • Environmental Studies
  • Psychology 
  • Theater Arts 

The program runs from July 12–July 23. Applications are open now and will be accepted until April 19, 2021.  
The cost of the program is $2,500. This includes course instruction, reading materials, and two meals per day. Upon completion of the program students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.
Students who complete this program and are subsequently admitted to Pace as an undergraduate will receive three general credits toward their degree, as well as a yearly $3,000 scholarship as long as they maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
 For more information about the program please visit Pace.edu.

 

 

Stony Brook's Summer Journalism Program

Applications for the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists at Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism are now available. Students interested in journalism, media, photography, video production or writing.

Greene Summer Institute
July 18-24, 2021
The Greene Institute is a one-week program for aspiring reporters in their sophomore or junior year of high school. The program accepts students from across Long Island and NYC. Given the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, this year’s program will again be conducted virtually.


StonyBrook University 

Interested in journalism, reporting, videography or photography?

At the Greene Institute for High School Journalists at Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism, students will report and develop stories under the guidance of professional journalists and faculty from the School. 

Scholarships to cover program costs are available. Applications are due 4/1. 

Given the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, this year’s program will again be conducted virtually.

Greene Summer Institute
 July 18-24, 2021


WALL STREET 101 VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

Bentley University
Summer 2021
June 28 to August 6

The Wall Street 101 summer camps offer an experiential learning opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for learning about the world of global finance and investing. This year’s virtual courses introduce the art and science of trading, investing and managing a portfolio using state-of-the-art software, databases using the financial technology of the Bentley Trading Room.
This camp is perfect for students interested in business, stock trading and financial markets. Please share with your students!


Greek Summer

For over 50 years, the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece has welcomed students from all over the world to its Greek Summer program, a life-changing experience for high school students that combines culture, travel, and community service. 

This year, Greek Summer goes virtual, bringing the glory and beauty of Greece to you.

Learn about the American Farm School, a US-founded institution providing experiential education for over 100 years Experience Thessaloniki- a cosmopolitan city with over 2500 years of history- and get to know its people, landmarks, food and culture Visit a traditional village and meet some of its inhabitants Speak to owners of Greek specialty food companies and learn about unique Greek products Learn about olive oil, Greece's "liquid gold," and experience an olive oil tasting with products sent right to your home Discover what makes the Mediterranean diet so famous Cook Greek food with your new friends - it's easier than you think Get a bird's eye view of the Acropolis through a 360 degree tour that puts you inside the Parthenon.  Do you know who Poseidon was? Demeter? You will after your Greek friends teach you some Greek mythology! Find out what makes Greek honey so special OPA! Let's learn how to dance the Syrtaki!! and much, much more!!!! 

The cost of the virtual program is $450 A deposit of $150 is due with the application June 28- July 10 Monday –Friday

Visit: www.afsgreeksummer.gr 

Contact: Seth Sikes at [email protected]+




Villanova College of Engineering

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering – Virtual Summer Program which 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: 
https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/experiential-learning/stem-outreach/novaedge-online.html

 
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 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 [email protected]..


 

Manhattan College & ACE Mentorship Program

For more than 30 years, Manhattan College has introduced high school students to careers in engineering, math and science through the Summer Engineering Awareness Program.

This 10-day intensive program for rising juniors and seniors is offered free of charge, and geared toward minority and female students in the New York City metro area. The program is directed by Walter P. Saukin, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering, and sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the New York Building Foundation, the General Contractors’ Association, The Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation, the New York Power Authority, in addition to individual and corporate sponsors.

What to Expect

The program focuses on science, engineering, SAT prep and the college admission process. As a program participant, you can expect to:

  • Learn about chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering, and physics through hands-on experiments in the laboratories. Specific topics include:
  • o    Aerospace and energy
  • o    Computer-aided design sessions in robotics
  • o    Computer graphics
  • o    Geotechnical engineering and green building design
  • o    Green buildings
  • o    Laboratory experimental design program
  • o    Robotics
  • o    Structural project periods
  • o    Structural competition
  • o    Water filtration
  • Hear from a variety of guest speakers and lecturers
  • Take a field trip to a structural design company
  • Learn about SAT testing and strategy
  • Get information on scholarships and financial aid
  • Learn about Air Force ROTC opportunities
  • Browse engineering careers in law, business, medicine and education


Inspirit Al

Inspirit AI, an enrichment program for high school students developed and taught by a team of Stanford, Harvard, and MIT PhD students. 

Apply for spring semester and summer break online programs!

At Inspirit AI, we've worked with over 2000 students from 30+ countries to bridge the humanities and artificial intelligence. Through personalized guided learning, critical discussions about the ethical and social implications of AI, and the opportunity to work on socially impactful projects, students will be better prepared for an AI-powered future. In the past, students have sought to address bias in the criminal justice system, preemptively diagnose and treat depression, mitigate fake news and hate speech, and more in fields such as journalism, politics, art, music, and healthcare.

Students of all backgrounds may apply here for our Spring and Summer 2021 programs! The deadline for both programs is March 31st.


 

The University of Michigan: The Joy of Coding

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.

Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!

For further questions, please email [email protected]

 



The Summer Entrepreneurship Academy at Long Island University

The Summer Entrepreneurship Academy at Long Island University is an intensive program for ambitious students planning to major in business. This summer we will be delivering our exciting agenda virtually. We are seeking your nominations for this selective program!

Students engage in active learning experiences that provide insight into career paths in business and receive leadership coaching from former executives who’ve held positions such as: Managing Director (in Finance) at Merrill Lynch, Director (of Marketing) at Bloomberg, and Partner (in Accounting) at EY. Students cap off their career exploration experience with a virtual visit to a Fortune 500 company

There is a $50 course fee to attend the Academy. Students may choose from two session offerings: June 27 –July 1 or July 18 – July 22.

Ideal candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Professional, driven leaders in their school communities
  • Current juniors planning to major in Business
  • Cumulative GPA above 90 (or 3.5), PSAT of 1200 

 

 

LIM College Summer Fashion Academy

Summer Fashion Academy lets students "try on" a fashion college education. Weeklong workshops include:

  • creating a digital magazine concept
  • building a plan for a sustainable business
  • delivering a vision board for a styling client
  • and much more!