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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The mission of SC Business Week is to develop tomorrow’s business leaders today.  SC Biz Week is a program for HS students to get an inside look at business in action and educate on entrepreneurship and the American free enterprise system.  Business week will be held at USC, Columbia on July 21-16, 2019.

Eligible students must:
Rank academically in the top one-third of their class
Have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year by June 2019
Possess demonstrated leadership skills through school and community activities
Complete the application form in its entirety with the signature of school principal or guidance counselor, and return to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
Complete an essay

Deadline is April 30, 2019



Denison University

Denison University

Every summer for more than two decades, talented high school students (current sophomores and juniors) have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more. Encourage your students to apply today!

Only 48 students get the chance to come to “The Hill” to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. It’s a great way to connect with a close-knit community of writing teachers, mentors, and peers from around the world.

The program runs from June 16–23, 2019. Financial assistance is available to families who need it, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Your students can apply today!



The Summer Business Institute is a pre-college summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The week-long program will take place from Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28, 2019. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Catholic University’s Busch School of Business faculty, business leaders and entrepreneurs and dive hands-on into business principles, applications, and competitions while experiencing a taste of college life and exploring Washington, D.C.

The total program cost is $500 this includes tuition, meals, and excursions.

Early Decision deadline for applications is March 15. Regular Decision deadline for applications is May 1. For more information and to apply click here.


Program (STEP) is open for high school juniors going into their senior year.
The Wilson College holds five one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $250 for each participant; limited financial aid is available. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students.

STEP is offered during the following weeks:

Week 1: June 16 – 21
Week 2: June 23 – 28
Week 3: July 7 – 12
Week 4: July 14 – 19
Week 5 – July 21-26

Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject.
Apparel Design
Textile Engineering
Business Management
Textile Design
Polymer Chemistry

To learn more about STEP please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Tart at textiles-recruitment@ncsu.edu. Applications due April 1, 2019.

The Wilson College also offers a two-day workshop, Polymer Camp, for high school juniors interested in physical sciences, engineering and attending NC State. This is a great opportunity for your students to learn more about our Polymer Color Chemistry, Textile Engineering or Textile Technology degree programs. The application opens March 1, 2019 and closes May 31, 2019.

To learn more about Polymer Camp please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Lakisha Patterson at lypatter@ncsu.edu.



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NYU’s varied array of high school programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring. Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings.

Each program draws on the strengths of NYU’s various schools and colleges. Whether it’s by earning college credit or strengthening artistic or professional skills in an intensive non-credit offering, students will experience college and city life, first hand. Many of our programs allow students to increase their academic portfolio, while others enhance performance and studio art experiences. Be sure to visit each specific website to see which program is right for you.


The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is an opportunity of a lifetime. If you are motivated, curious, passionate, driven and excited to learn something new over the summer, then the cost of the program should not be a restriction for you or your family.


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Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.

High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2019 Sessions
We offer three different sessions of the High School Summer Scholars Program:

Session A: June 9-July 13 (five weeks)
Session B: July 14-August 16 (five weeks)
Session C: June 9-August 3 (eight weeks)


To be eligible for the High School Summer Scholars Program students should:

  • Be a current sophomore or junior in high school (graduating in 2020 or 2021).
  • Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
  • Have a combined SAT score of at least 1200 or a combined ACT score of at least 25.*
  • As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90.

*We will accept the PSAT in place of the SAT or the ACT Aspire in place of the ACT, or you may submit an additional teacher recommendation if you do not have any standardized test scores to report.



High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, academic programs. All of our institutes are taught by Washington University affiliated instructors which include faculty, graduate students, post docs, and adjuncts.

High School Summer Institute students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

We offer several different institutes each summer

Creative Writing

Environmental Studies





Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology (PNP)


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Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019 (current high school juniors) are welcome to register for the Summer 2019 programs. Summer 2019 will mark the 21st year of this wildly popular program, which boasts close to 3,500 alumni since 1999. Each year, hundreds of high school students spend a week on campus and describe the week as one of the best weeks of their lives, ranking it on average 4.75 out of 5 on a survey.

Registration for the 2019 Experience Christendom Summer Program is now open.

This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good.

The program is geared toward students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2019. Current high school sophomores are also welcome to register, but they will be placed on a waiting list. As the sessions draw closer, if room is still available, these sophomore students will be notified in the order in which they registered. As spaces fill up, the registration site will indicate where a session is closed or not. Once you register, you will receive an email from Clare McDermott, with more information and some paperwork to be filled in and returned to us. Any questions should be directed to Clare McDermott (clare.mcdermott@christendom.edu).


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The Academic Outreach Camp will introduce students to exciting and real world applications of mathematics and statistics. In addition, the students’ teamwork and leadership skills will be honed and improved.

Students will gain hands-on experience in learning and applying Lean and Six Sigma tools to computerized challenges, physical simulations, case studies and teaching games.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with manufacturing professionals using these tools and skills as part of their careers. Students will also participate in an in-depth tour of BMW and USC Upstate’s Healthcare Simulation Center. They will even get a chance to improve their driving skills behind the wheel of a BMW vehicle.

Date: June 17-21 and 24-28, 2019 (campers must attend both weeks)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC / USC Upstate – Main Campus / BMW
Cost: There is no cost to attend; however, the selection process is competitive.
Phone: 864-552-4235


CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on manufacturing and biomedical engineering, student teams will be challenged to design blades and gears for a wind turbine, solder and build optical heart-rate monitors, and print 3-D prototypes of manufacturing or medical solutions for testing.

CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action.

Summer 2018 Dates & Locations
Beaufort – June 11-14 at River Ridge Academy
Dorchester – June 25-28 at Gregg Middle School
Georgetown* – July 16-19 at Georgetown Middle School
Greenville – June 18-21 at Hughes Academy
Orangeburg* – June 11-14 at William J. Clark Middle School
York – July 23-26 at Pleasant Knoll Middle School
All camps run from 8:30AM to 4:00PM daily.

Summer 2019 Dates & Locations will be available February 1st. Applications will open mid-February. Cost $250 per student; Cost includes materials, field trip, lunches and snacks.

Financial aid is available! Please complete the financial aid application within the online camper application. Families registering more than one child, or for more than one camp, will receive a discount.

Who is eligible to apply to CREATEng?
Rising 8th & 9th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2017-18 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in CREATEng.



The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Summer Research Exposure Program (SREP) provides multidisciplinary education and research exposure opportunities for high school students (ages 16 to 18) and a unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of regenerative medicine research, research tools and techniques.

The SREP provides students with educational and hands-on research experiences designed to increase their familiarity with the scientific process and to stimulate interest in advanced education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and multidisciplinary regenerative medicine research in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Important Dates

Applications open:February 1, 2019
Applications due: no later than 5pm on March 31, 2019
Applicants notified: on or before May 1, 2019

Submitting an Application
To review the application process, download the High School Application Packet.

Once the online application opens on or before February 1, complete the online application form.



If you have an interest in serving in any branch of the military and/or attending a service academy, you will want to attend their summer program.  Below are links to each of them!

West Point

US Naval Sea Cadets

US Naval Academy

Air Force Academy

US Coast Guard



Belmont Abbey College: Private | Catholic | Charlotte, NC

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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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



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