• Summer
    We the Pioneers is a FREE camp at Liberty University. The camp will provide you with the opportunity to experience a college campus, learn how to navigate through the college admissions process, brainstorm creative ways to serve your community, manage your time, and excel in the classroom. The camp  is from July 9-12, 2019. 
    You are eligible to attend if you would be a first-generation college student. Come see Mrs. Howard if you have any questions about this!
    Applications are due June 28. You can find the application through this website: https://www.liberty.edu/ms/wethepioneers/
    The ABSS Honors Institute at Elon is an exciting opportunity for rising seniors to participate and engage in sessions that allow them to have voice and encourage change in their community and the world. It can push a student out of their comfort zone, and make them stronger academically and socially as we embark on their final year of high school.  The institute is for rising high school seniors who are ready for college level work and are interested in exploring current issues in our society from a variety of perspectives.  To learn more, check out the ABSS District Website or the Institute website for a link to an overview of the program
    The ABSS Honors Institute at Elon is a three-week institute, which will meet daily on the campus of Elon University.
    Click here for the link to apply. Applications due by April 12th.
    The Summer High School Transportation Institute’s (STI) primary goal is to generate awareness among high school students about the wide array of educational paths and attractive career opportunities available in the transportation industry. Currently, the demand for individuals with managerial, technical and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills far exceeds the supply in the transportation field. As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Transportation Institute have made recruiting the brightest young people into the field a priority to help build a strong foundation for the future transportation industry workforce.
    Students will go on Field trips, classroom lectures, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities. Students will take an SAT prep class and college English course for credit. 
    The program is 5.5 weeks long: June 26- August 2. 
    Please see the information below regarding a summer opportunity through the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Washington, DC:
    The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. During this week-long program in Washington, DC, students participate in electives and seminars led by lobbyists, community activists, lawyers, and ACLU experts to enhance their knowledge of civil liberties, social justice issues, and advocacy campaigns. The Close Up Foundation – a DC based civic education non-profit – partners with the ACLU to provide substantive experiential learning and small group discussion opportunities throughout the program. To read more about the program, please visit our websiteThe all-inclusive program tuition is $2500 per student. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.
    Attention Juniors: Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) 
    A FREE intensive 10-day summer program at Princeton University for current juniors interested in careers in Journalism. Students will engage in workshops, lectures, and activities led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and PSJP alumni. The program culminates in the publication of the student-produced Princeton Summer Journal. During your senior year of high school, you would also be matched with a volunteer college counselor, a professional journalist or program alum, who will guide you through the college application process. The program dates are Friday, Aug 2, 2019 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019. 
    Please see the eligibility guidelines below:
    • Current high school juniors
    • living in the United States
    • unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0
    • interest in journalism
    • meet one of the financial eligibility requirements below:
      • The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)’ combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $60,000 annually
      • The student must be eligible for Free/Reduced-Priced Lunch. 
      • The student is eligible for a SAT or ACT fee waiver.
    The deadline to apply is February 15. Here is a link with more information: https://psjp.princeton.edu/about-program/program and here is the link to apply: https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form6/form_login.html
    Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science
    Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.  This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering.   

    This FREE six-week program provides students with the opportunity to live on MIT's campus while they are taking five courses (physics, calculus, life science, humanities and a STEM elective). During the program, students will also participate in social events and build a community with their peers  

    Please see the application available through this link: https://oeop.mit.edu/programs/mites/program-details 
    Please review an amazing summer opportunity--the Martha Guy Summer Institute--at Appalachian State for students interested in majoring in Business. MGSI will be from July 7-July 27, 2019. 
    We are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential. Some candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit, or have unique or extensive part-time work experience. Students who embrace and appreciate new people, opportunities and experiences are ideal for MGSI. They should also be well-prepared to be away from home and able to manage a demanding schedule. 

    Unlike most summer opportunities, MGSI combines a residential experience with out of state travel. Following two weeks on campus at Appalachian State University, the program concludes with a week of travel to various business and cultural/entertainment sites. Each MGSI class is small. Twenty-four students are selected. The group size provides a much more intimate, personal experience for each participant.

    It is quite affordable considering the extensive travel, excursions and activities; tuition is $1,900 plus a meal plan fee of $350. 
    APPLICATION (opens tomorrow, Dec 1): marthaguy.appstate.edu
    Application is DUE February 28.

    North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) is a pre-college summer enrichment program that enables high-achieving rising juniors from rural communities to experience college life on Carolina‘s historic campus. NCR is a four-day program that will inspire students to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills.

    By participating in NCR, students will:

    • Experience life in Carolina’s residence halls, dining halls and recreation facilities.
    • Establish personal relationships with world-renowned faculty, staff and current students.
    • Learn about admissions procedures and college affordability.
    • Develop leadership skills and participate in community service activities.
    • Receive test-taking strategies and resources for the ACT & SAT
    • Engage one-on-one with representatives from UNC’s Offices of Admissions and Scholarships & Student Aid.
    • Participate in academic, social, cultural and experiential learning activities.

    North Carolina Renaissance 2019 Date: July 10-13, 2019

    For more information and the link to apply, click here: https://diversity.unc.edu/access/summer/ncr/application/

    Project Uplift is a special program that enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on Carolina’s campus. Project Uplift seeks to engage participants in an immersive, two-day experience that connects them with UNC-Chapel Hill and other four-year colleges and universities. Participants live on campus, interacting with faculty, staff and current students, participating in educational, cultural and social activities, and learning about admissions and college affordability. Project Uplift allows participants to experience the academic rigor and social climate of a top-ranked four-year institution.

    Project Uplift is designed to allow students to experience learning in a variety of different university contexts, from large lectures to small seminars and, most important, from the interactions with current Carolina students.

    The deadline to apply is January 15. Please see the link for more information and the application: https://diversity.unc.edu/access/summer/project-uplift/application/
    Governor's Page Program:
    The Governor’s Page Program offers students an in-depth view of state government. During the week, Pages will be assigned to assist staff in the Governor’s Office. Pages will tour multiple government buildings and historic sites during their stay including the Legislative Building, the State Capitol, the Executive Mansion, and the North Carolina Museum of History. Finally, Pages will have the opportunity to meet with government officials and discuss how state government works and how it impacts the lives of North Carolinians. 
    Pages must report the Monday of their designated week at 1:00 PM to the Office of the Governor in the Administration Building, 116 West Jones Street, downtown Raleigh. The daily schedule is from 1 PM-4 PM on Monday, 9 AM-4 PM Tuesday through Thursday. 
    More information and application: https://governor.nc.gov/governors-page-program

    Columbia College Summer Institute

    Attention 9th,10th and 11th grade ladies: Here is a summer program sponsored by Columbia College in Columbia, SC!

    This program is for females interested in building their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.  The cost is $550 for each program and includes housing, meals, and all one week camp programming at Columbia College.  The application can be found at:


    The application deadline is Monday, April 30th.  Limited scholarships are available.  


    SATELLITE is a five-day STEM outreach and leadership development program at NC State for High School Sophomores with the goal of exposing students across undeserved communities in North Carolina to STEM careers and post-secondary educational opportunities.

    Dates are May 12-16. Deadline to apply is March 2.


    UNC Greensboro Chance Program for rising 11th and 12th grade Latino/Hispanic students

    This is a seven-day summer program where students will participate in college preparation and leadership skills development. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Space is limited to the first 120 qualified students and applications accepted through April 1 


    The University of Georgia Summer Program

    VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) will house up to 52 high school students on UGA’s campus for seven days. At VetCAMP, students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. This program is for current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The application will be available December 2018.


    NCSSM Summer Ventures

    Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.  Students may apply to both Summer Ventures and Governor’s School, but they must choose one if accepted to both programs. Students may apply to both Summer Ventures and North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). Students must choose between Summer Ventures or the NCSSM residential program if accepted to both. NCSSM Online students can attend Summer Ventures. Application due January 15.