Upcoming Special Programs and Events

Kaplan ACT Sample Test, February 25

Kaplan Test Prep will be giving an ACT Sample Test here at school on Saturday, February 25, from 9:15 A.M.-1:00 P.M. This test is geared toward juniors who have not yet taken the ACT, but interested sophomores may also attend. The experience will help students become familiar with the ACT format and learn about which areas they need to focus on to improve their scores when they take the actual ACT for college admissions purposes. Please click here to register.


USC Upstate Academic Outreach Camp

The USC Upstate Academic Outreach Camp will introduce students to exciting and real world applications of mathematics and statistics. In addition, their team work 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 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.

Applicants must be a rising high school senior. The camp runs from June 19-30, 2017. There is no cost for this program.  Applications are due March 1, 2017. Click here for more information or to apply.


JCamp Summer Journalism Program

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, a journalism training program for talented high school students of diverse backgrounds. JCamp is a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism. Sessions and workshops are led by experienced journalists from top media companies. JCamp is an all-expenses-paid program with travel, meals and lodging covered by AAJA’s donors and partners. It is open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply

JCamp 2017 will be hosted by Temple University’s School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia, PA July 22 – 27. The deadline to apply is March 12, 2017. Click here for more information or to apply.


The Riley Institute at Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders program

Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program (June 18 – 23, 2017) 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, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 18 – 23) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate.

The EPL website contains a short video about the program, a link to the application, and additional information. Click here to see it. Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017. Please contact Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office for additional information.


Christendom Summer Programs

St. Joseph’s is excited to announce that Christendom College will be offering five full scholarships for their 2017 Experience Christendom Summer Program. Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2017 (current high school juniors) are welcome to register for the Summer 2017 programs. 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. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes and spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. They will leave campus with a new appreciation for the liberal arts, Catholic culture, true friendship, and the beauty of God’s creation evidenced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

For more information on the programs, please click here. If you are interested in registering for one of these programs and receiving a full scholarship, please see Ms. Miller in the College Counseling Office. Scholarships will not be guaranteed after April 1st, or when the program is full, whichever comes first.

2017 ECSP Session Dates

Session 1: June 11-17
Session 2: June 18-24
Session 3: June 25-July 1
Session 4: July 9-15
Session 5: July 16-22
Session 6: July 23-29