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.

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We are now accepting applicants to our VetCAMP 2019, which is scheduled for June 16-22, 2019. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.

The application for VetCAMP 2019 is available now on our website http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp). The deadline for all application materials is January 25, 2019. Please share this information with any qualified students who may be interested in veterinary medicine.

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Schola HS Summer Program

Introducing Two Sessions for 2019
July 7 – July 13, 2019
July 14 – July 20, 2019

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.

The program draws on the rich cultural and recreational offerings of the greater Charlotte area. In addition to daily recreational activities, the program includes a visit to the celebrated Mint Museum in Charlotte, a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hiking in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, and white water rafting at the U.S. National White Water Center in Charlotte. Students will have many opportunities to participate in the rich spiritual and sacramental life of the college, including daily Mass and rosary, confession, Liturgy of the Hours with the monks, and adoration.

Students who have completed one year of high school by summer 2018 are invited to apply to this exciting program. The program fee of $575 includes meals, books, tuition, room and board, and activity fees For more information, please feel free to contact our Program director: Dr. Joseph Wysocki  josephwysocki@bac.edu

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Leadership Seminars

Program Date: July 13 – July 24, 2019
Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame’s campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 90 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program. Expenses for students admitted to Leadership Seminars—including transportation to and from Notre Dame—will be paid for by the University. Decisions will be released week of March 18, 2019.

You must be a current high school junior who will be entering your senior year fall of 2019 and planning to attend college immediately after high school.

Accepted students are generally in the top 10% of their class, having pursued the most rigorous curriculum offered in their high schools.

The mid-range SAT score for math & reading is 1300-1500 or 31 and above for the ACT.

Demonstrated leadership abilities in school, church, community, and/or social organizations.

You must be at least 16 years of age by or on August 1, 2019.

Interested students must submit an online application, a high school transcript, SAT, ACT, or PSAT scores, a counselor report, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.

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Summer Scholars

Applications live October 1, 2018

Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame. Decisions will be released week of April 15, 2019.

Eligibility for Summer Scholars

The Summer 2019 application will be available on October 1, 2018.

We welcome high school students who meet the following criteria to apply to Summer Scholars:

  • Current sophomores and juniors (will be rising juniors and seniors)
  • Strong academic standing with solid extracurricular activities
  • At least 16 years old by or on August 1, 2019

Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and demonstrate a high level of maturity. In addition, applicants must express a sincere desire to be part of the Notre Dame community while they are participating in the program.

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Each year, Lockheed Martin hosts Code Quest, an annual computer programming competition where teams of 2-3 High School students each work together for 2.5 hours to solve problems by using JAVA, Python, VB.net, C, and/or C++ programming to complete the “quest.” The problem set consists of 15-20 challenging problems created by Lockheed Martin engineers and computer programmers.

Code Quest 2019 will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at several Lockheed Martin locations. Locations will be announced in the coming months. For Code Quest 2018, the event took place at 20 locations around the world with 1600 plus students. We’re looking forward to an even bigger event in 2019!

For a glimpse into what Code Quest is like, visit http://www.lockheedmartin.com/codequest and watch our 2018 Code Quest video. We will follow up with you on additional locations and registration information. In the meantime, please send any questions to code-quest.gr-aero@lmco.com.

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The Riley Institute at Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) program is looking for rising high school seniors (current juniors) who are striving to become leaders and improve their communities. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 16 – 21) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate.

Applications are due Friday April 5, 2019.

What is EPL:
Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute at Furman University. This week-long summer program (June 16-21, 2019) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner.

“EPL is amazing! This week taught me so much that that traditional school setting could never have taught me. For the first time I learned about public speaking, leadership through service (Frazee and Soup kitchen), and the importance of using your strengths as well as others’.” – Reilly Arford, current senior at Ridge View High School, EPL Class of 2018-2019

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Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist. We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp. During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory. Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy.

The camp is open to rising high school Juniors, Seniors and entering college freshmen.

Information about the camp and the camp application can be found at


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Space is limited so please apply early. The application deadline is February 1, 2019. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.


The title of United States Marine is earned, never given. The same is true of a Semper-Fidelis All-American. Becoming an All-American puts you in elite company and allows opportunities that will open the doors to future success. Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy.

As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington D.C. in July 2019. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, teambuilding outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital (check out the daily recap video for the 2018 Battles Won Academy experience here). The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives. Speakers from 2018 included: Sage Steele, Christian McCaffrey, JW Cortes, Robby Smith, Verice Bennett and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

In recognition of the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to invite a mentor of their choosing from their school, sports team or a community organization to attend the event alongside them. Selected mentors may not be of familial relation to the student. Throughout the weekend’s activities, students and mentors will be required to step out of their normal comfort zones, and all attendees should be prepared to participate in a high level of physical activity. Finally, becoming a Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants.


Be a Junior in High School

Have a 3.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent

Be active in community service

Play a competitive team sport

Hold a student or community leadership position

Students will be selected for the program based on moral character and academic performance in addition to athletic abilities. Most critically, nominees must demonstrate a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens. Application information will be reviewed and validated for selection.ee