• An informational binder of these programs is available in the Counseling Department.


    Summer Study Abroad Programs


    Washoe Academy Abroad

    For Northern Nevada High School Students. A custom-made trip to several different countries for 18 days. 

    Contact Scott Grange   sgrange@washoeschools.net

    CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad

    3 Program Types: Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, Global Discovery (Topic Programs)
    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and currently enrolled in high school in freshman, sophomore, or junior year.
    www.hsabroad@ciee.org     (866) 583-0332

    Oxford Royale Academy

    Study in Oxford, England - 2 or 4-week programs – Ages 8-25    www.oxford-royale.co.uk


    The University of Melbourne               www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/trinity-institute/overview

    Young Leaders Program for a week in July 2019. Three North America Scholarships available for students aged 14-17. They are valued at $1420.00 each. Application period closes on May 10, 2019.


    PRE-College Programs


    Babson College           www.babson.edu/summerstudy

    Summer study for rising junior and senior high school students. July 6-August 3, 2019. Students take a 4 credit college course, Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience. This course combines classroom learning with workshops, guest lectures from innovative industry leaders, and visits to a wide range of entrepreneurial organizations. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.


    Cornell University Summer College             www.summercollege.cornell.edu

    Three and six-week programs offered between June 22 and August 6 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine - and many more.  summer_college@cornell.edu


    Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut     www.fairfield.edu/highschool

    Summer high school programs for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Three programs: Summer Scholars July 7-19, 2019, Pre-College Immersion July 7-12, 2019 and BASE Camp (female students) July 7-19, 2019. More detailed information on the website.

     Notre Dame College

    Pre-College programs for high-achieving students that offer a taste of college life, academics, and the Notre Dame community. Students earn one college credit upon completion of any of their programs. 3 program types: Summer Scholars, Study Abroad and Leadership Seminars.   www.precoll@nd.edu


    Notre Dame Force for Good Film Festival

    Created to inspire students to use their cell phones as creative tools, the Force for Good Film Festival seeks submissions of five-minute videos with positive messages from high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Learn more on the Force for Good Facebook page and follow along on Twitter @NDForceForGood. Scholarship Prize: Winners will have their films screened at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame, and may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to the Notre Dame two-week residential Summer Scholars Program (Film Production Track) for either 2019 or 2020. Participants must apply and be admitted to the Summer Scholars Film Production track in order to receive the full tuition scholarship prize.

    Application due by February 19, 2019

    Duke University

    www.summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students                        Summer session for high-school students.

    3 Programs: 
    Summer College – 4 weeks, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th-12th grades in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
    Summer Academy – 3-week program for students currently in 9th-12th grades in which they take a certificate course.
    Accelerated STEM Academy – 1-week STEM-based program for students currently in 9th-12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke’s research facilities, faculty lectures and workshops.


    University of Chicago     www.summer.uchicago.edu


    California College of the Arts     www.cca.edu/precollege

    4 weeks, June 24-July 19. Earn 3 units of college credit. Applications open January 9. Priority deadline for on-campus housing, need-based, & merit scholarships March 15.


    University of Alabama

    www.uaearlycollege.ua.edu         (205) 348-7083

    UA Early College – High School students can earn up to 30 credit hours, online or on campus.
    Credits transfer to most colleges nationwide.
    Eligible for early housing selection and admission benefits when applying to the University of Alabama as a freshman.
    Option to live and study on campus during the summer (June or July)
    Eligibility – High School sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 3.0+ GPA


    TMCC Success First Summer Bridge Program

    June 24 – August 1, 2019 (6 weeks) 
    Apply online at  www.successfirst.tmcc.edu
    (775) 673-8236   successfirst@tmcc.edu

    Free College classes, textbooks, lunch, and tutoring. Earn college credits for coursework. Income-qualified students will earn an $800 award ($400 in the fall, $400 in the spring) for successful completion. Success Coach, Supplies and Priority Registration.

    First Generation student
    Must be available during the entire program duration of June 24 – August 1, 2019


    University of Wyoming Engineering Summer Program (ESP)

    esp@uwyo.edu                                          (307) 766-4236

    June 16 - 22 for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the 2019-20 school year.


    Stevens Institute of Technology   Hoboken, New Jersey

    summer@stevens.edu      (201) 216-5000, (201) 216-3683

    Many programs in cutting-edge fields of study.

    February 15, 2019 priority deadline for the pre-college program.



    Boston University   www.combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/

    Summer Journalism Institute for High School Students 617-370-8523

    Two-week sessions begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22


    Boston University  Pre-College Programs   www.bu.edu/summer/highschool

    Summer Programs offered:  High School Honors, Research in Science & Engineering, Academic Immersion, Summer Challenge, Summer Preview


    Boston University  Academy of Media Production (AMP)

    Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more.

    Program dates: July 8 - August 2, 2019. Program Info & Application Materials: bu.edu/amp. Questions; buamp@bu.edu


     Washington University in St. Louis      www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu


    High School Scholars Program - Enroll in courses for credit and live on campus. 3 different summer sessions.

    Eligibility - current sophomore or junior in high school. Minimum B+ (3.3/4.0) GPA. Combined SAT of at least 1200 or ACT of at least 25. TOEFL score of at least 90 for international applicants.

    High School Summer Institutes - Non-credit high school summer institutes explore a specialized interest, career, or major. Live on campus. Many "institute" choices. Check website.

    Eligibility - Current freshman, sophomore or junior in high school. Minimum B+ (3.3/4.0) GPA. TOEFL score of at least 90 for international applicants.

    Application Deadline- April 1, 2019


    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Summer Programs    https://spcs.stanford.edu/programs        precollegiate@stanford.edu


    St. John's College Summer Academy, Annapolis/Santa Fe     www.sjc.edu/summer-academy-2019,    santafe.academy@sjc.edu, annapolis.academy@sjc.edu   $1100 per week if a deposit is submitted before June 1 or $1250 after June 1. Tuition includes the costs of housing, meals, and all activities.

    June 3 - July 6 Revolution and Rebellion: Justice and Law

    July 7 - July 13 Freedom and Order: Creating Laws, Government, and Society

    July 14 - July 20 Beginnings: Inquiring into the Origins of Politics, Poetry, and Mathematics

    July 21 - July 27 The Beautiful and Sublime: Exploring Visual Forms in Art and Nature

    July 28 - August 3 Technology and Transcendence: Scientific Ambition and the Human Condition


    New York University        www.nyu.edu/precollege            www.nyu.edu/highschool      

    NYU Precollege gives rising Juniors and seniors the amazing opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus in the heart of Manhattan. For six exciting weeks, high schoolers can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to be an NYU student.

    July 7 - August 16. For scholarship consideration, students should apply early and no later than April 1, 2019.

    In addition to NYU Precollege, students can choose from other high school programs offered at NYU. Students can explore subjects like music technology at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and STEM research at the Tandon School of Engineering, plus many more.


    Pratt Institute      Brooklyn Campus    www.pratt.edu/precollege       855-551-7727

    Precollege courses for High School students. Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Creative Writing, and more.

    Each summer, Pratt Institute's PreCollege program welcomes nearly 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly a month where they encounter life as an art and design college student. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits accepted at most colleges and universities.

    Applications due March 1, 2019.  July 1 - 26, 2019


    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

    Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs    www.case.edu/summerprograms


    University of Virgina,  Charlottesville, VA 22904        http://slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/

    Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, achaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond.

    Applications available on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available.  


    USC Summer Programs, Los Angeles CA

    4 week credit program June 16 -July 13. 2 week non-credit program June 16 - June 30.



    Willam & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia   National Institute of American History and Democracy          www.wm.edu/niahdPre-College Program in Early American History. Session 1: June 23 - July, 13, 2019. Session 2: July 14 - August 3, 2019. Choose your course of study:

    HIST 217: Jamestown through the American Revolution. HIST 218: American Revolution through the Civil War. Visit website for more details.

    Email: precol@wm.edu


    Beacon College, Leesburg, FL           admissions@beaconcollege.edu

    Summer for Success  July 7 - July 26, 2019   A 3-week immersion experience for rising high school juniors & seniors who learn differently. The program is uniquely designed to help prepare students who learn differently for the transition to college. Each student and family will receive a personal "Awareness Overview" that is designed to help the student prepare for college study. Scholarships are available for students in need, first-come first-serve basis.


    University of Delaware                     www.udel.edu/edge

    July 7 - August 10, 2019   Five week, credit-bearing college experience. Priority deadline is May 1. All applications submitted after May 1 will be reviewed as space is available.  Questions, email: edge@udel.edu


    Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania                 https://www.gettysburg.edu

    Several opportunities for high school juniors and seniors. Subjects include; psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology.




    Nevada Girls State               June 16 - June 22, 2019

    Girls State offers training in the processes of good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society. Each summer, approximately 20,000 enthusiastic youg women participate in Girls State sessions across the nation. At Girls State, the "citizens" study City, County, and State government processes. They do this by setting up their own miniature City, County, and State governments. Then, they administer them according to the laws of their particular State.

    All eligible young women who have submitted the required paperwork and fees are accepted.

    $250 Registration Fee, $40 Materials Fee, $75 Bus Fee


    NevadaGirlsState@gmail.com, (775) 513-4681 or (775) 224-0073


    Nevada Boys State               June 16 - June 22, 2019

    Location: UNR campus

    Application Deadline: April 30. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early.

    Cost: The only program cost is a $60 supply fee. Need based waivers/grants are available.



    Davidson THINK Institute


    2019 Program Dates: July 13–August 3, 2019

    Davidson THINK Summer Institute (THINK) is a three-week-residential program for exceptionally gifted students, ages 13 to 16. Located on the University of Nevada, Reno, THINK offers students the opportunity to take two college courses taught by university faculty for college credit

    Questions? Email THINK@davidsongifted.org or call (775) 852-3483 ext. 6.


    Lake Tahoe Music Camp         June 30 - July 6

    $550, Rolling Admissions



    UNR College of Engineering Summer Camps

    https://www.unr.edu/engineering/k-12/camps    Questions: claireparker@unr.edu        (775)784-6925, (775)327-2256


    Camp Ryla    Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening

    A Youth Leadership Training Awakening for next year’s High School seniors and tomorrow's leaders. Attendance at RYLA is by scholarship only. All winners are selected and funded by their local Rotary Clubs.
    Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA

    Steve Singer (5190) 775-463-7648 – Angela Spease (5180) 916-897-4100
    Email: 19steve50@gmail.com or angela.spease@gmail.com.

    June 16 - 21, June 23 - 28, July 7 -12



    TMCC and the Institute of Reading Development     Reading skills and Speed Reading Programs

    5 weeks (once a week). Tuition $299, Materials Fee $39   (800) 964-8888 




     Other Summer Programs


    AMDA American Musical and Dramatic Academy

    New York/College and Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.  www.amda.edu   (800) 367-7908
    Two-week sessions begin on June 30, 2019. An opportunity to study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA’s New York City and Los Angeles campuses.


    Lewis & Clark College     www.go.lclark.edu/firacres

    Fir Acres Creative Writing Program   June 23 – July 6, 2019  
    Fir Acres is a two-week residential summer creative writing program for talented 10th, 11th and 12th graders. “Write” in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Priority Application Deadline: January 1, 2019


    University of Mississippi LOTT Leadership Institute   Oxford, MS, and Washington D.C.

    www.lottinst.olemiss.edu/nominate      (662) 915-7621    summercollege@olemiss.edu

    Session One: May 27 – June 28     Session Two: June 24 – July 26
    The goal of the program is for the student to develop leadership skills in young citizens and to prepare them for college. You can earn college credit. 4 day trip to Washington D.C. Only 20 students will be selected for each of two terms this summer. A principal, guidance counselor, or Ole Miss recruiter must nominate a student in order for the student to receive an application.

    Nomination Eligibility:
    One who is interested in leadership and public service.
    Be an 11th grader in good academic standing and conduct. Have at least a 3.2 GPA
    Have permission from their principal (indicated by the principal’s signature on the application.
    Display evidence of commitment to others, whether in the form of community leadership, family/neighborhood responsibilities or volunteerism.




    James Lathrop & Wayne Capurro Memorial Internship Program in Wildlife Management

    The Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Game Division is offering a full-time summer seasonal work opportunity through this internship program. For graduating seniors who aspire to attend college to pursue a degree in wildlife management or another conservation-related field of study. Application due date is 5:00 p.m., March 15, 2019.

    Questions, please contact: Russell Woolstenhulme at russellw@ndow.org 775-688-1914


    Renown Health 2019 High School Volunteer Program

    Program Dates: June - August 2019, the deadline for applications is March 14, 2019. They will accept the first 60 completed and qualified applications.

    For High School students who will be starting their Sophomore, Junior and Senior year in fall of 2019, ready to explore the medical field. Applications for Seniors graduating summer 2019 will be routed to the adult volunteer program. Questions, contact volunteerforms@renown.org  or call 775-982-7124

    Applications are available in the IHS Counseling Department.