Upcoming Special Programs and Events

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. 

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.

Please click here for more information and a full listing of programs offered by schools like Catholic University, DeSales, University of Dallas, and more.


Belmont Abbey College offers a summer program called Schola, taking place during 3 separate sessions in July 2018.

Session 1: July 9-14, 2018
Session 2: July 15-21, 2018
Session 3: July 22-28, 2018

Schola offers a unique opportunity to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend an elevating and revitalizing week engaged in a rich schedule of academic, cultural, and recreational activities centered on lively seminars discussing several of the great books of the Western world. While living on campus, attendees will enjoy a balanced mix of reading, seminars, relaxation, and conviviality.

Mornings and early afternoons are devoted to small group seminars discussing works by masters of the Western intellectual tradition, including Plato, Shakespeare, St. Augustine, and Flannery O’Connor. Outside of class, participants enjoy daily sports and social events, visits to the celebrated Mint Museum in Charlotte, a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hiking in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Center in Charlotte, as well as other social and recreational activities.

Click here for more information or to apply.



Anderson Christmas Lights has plenty of opportunities available for students
to get in community service hours and volunteer time this summer. They are looking for electrical work, painting, artists, construction, landscaping, and display repairs. They are constructing new buildings, putting electrical in the ground and getting ready for our 25th operational season. Dates are June 12, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 thru 30, July 9 thru 12, and 23 thru 26, August 6 thru 10. All times are 9 am – 12 and 1 pm to 5 pm.

Adult supervision will be on-site at all times. Forms for hours worked are on-site. Those
working all day will be provided lunch. For those wanting to learn how to do any of the
electrical or construction projects, certified and qualified individuals will be on hand to assist with apprenticeship style learning.

Interested students should email andersonlightsofhope@gmail.com to schedule their time.

Greenville City Youth Commission has several openings for students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to advise City Council, the City Manager and other city staff, to ensure an ongoing and official place in the city’s comprehensive planning, to increase communication between the city’s adults and youth, and to ensure that the youth in the community are an integral part of government decision making. For more information, click here.