This page lists academic and enrichment opportunities for students that occur during the summer.
Furman Summer Scholars - Rising high school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to get a taste of college life at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Students and their peers will collaborate with Furman professors and participate in lectures, debates, laboratory research, field trips, projects, and more. Students must have a minimum 3/0 GPA to be eligible to attend. Two sessions are being offered: July 8-14, 2017 or July 15-21, 2018. Tuition per week is $1,200 which includes room/board, meals, field trips, social activities, and optional linens. For more information, and to register, please visit: http://www.furman.edu/admissions/visit-furman/summer-scholars/. Deadline to apply: May 15, 2018
The Shelton Leadership Challenge - NC Wesleyan University will be hosting this leadership experience from July 8-13, 2018. Students in grades 9-12 with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to consider this opportunity. Participants will learn about leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting. Cost to attend is $500, which includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://ncwc.edu/shelton-leadership/. Application deadline: May 18, 2018.
SummerFAB at Wentworth Institute of Technology - Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in design and fabrication are encouraged to check out this four-week summer program that allows you to earn future college credit and scholarship money! Participants will experience the phases of an architectural project, from initial design concepts to building a full-scale construction on a site on campus.The cost to attend this residential program in Boston, MA is $4,000 (which includes room and meals). For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://wit.edu/summerfab/living-on-campus#tuition. Deadline: May 28, 2018.
Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program - Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will have the opportunity to explore a particular field of study in-depth at Wake Forest University's Charlotte Center (located at 200 North College St., Charlotte, NC 28202) or in Winston-Salem (as a residential program). Fifteen institutes will be offered in total; three in Charlotte and nine in Winston-Salem. Sports Marketing, Law, and Medicine are offered in Charlotte. Business Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Sports Medicine, Medicine, Technology, Biosciences & Engineering, Dance, Psychology, Debate & Public Advisory, Health & Exercise Science, Visual Arts, Documentary Film, and Neuroscience will be offered at the Winston-Salem campus.
Each institute lasts for one week and is non-residential (except the ones in Winston-Salem). Tuition for the each institute ranges from $1,450 to $2,500. Tuition scholarships are available. For more information, and for a detailed list of activities, dates, and events for each institute, please visit: http://immersion.summer.wfu.edu/.
Design Camp at NC State University - Design Camp is a pre-college summer program that informs students about studying design in college and raises awareness of the impact of design in everyday life. Students will learn design thinking skills and have creative experiences that will prepare them to solve problems and tackle challenges. Students will apply math, science, technology, reading, writing, and communication skills. This camp is best for students that are curious and eager to learn more about design in a college environment and is great for beginners. Two camps are offered for high school students:
- High School Day Camp - This day camp is for rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The camp introduces participants to the design process through interdisciplinary projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design. This camp is focused on design fundamentals and the application of design in the real world.This camp will occur June 11-15, 2018 and July 34-27, 2018. The cost to attend is $800 per week and covers lunches, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance.
- High School Residential Camp - This overnight camp is for rising juniors and seniors. Students will work on projects in the following design areas: architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. Students will also participate in other projects that will help them learn more about the design field. This camp will occur June 24-30, 2018 and July 8-July 14, 2018. The cost to attend is $1,200 for the week and includes housing, meals, instruction, supplies, activities, and insurance.
Engineering Camp Charlotte at Queens University - This engineering program aims to help high school students build on their knowledge of the engineering design process to conquer challenges which address a variety of engineering disciplines. Each camper, with the help of their teammates, will create a final project which assists in bettering lives.The program will run Monday-Fridays, 8:30am-4pm, and there are three weeks to choose from: June 18-22, June 25-29, or July 30-August 3, 2018. Cost to attend is $400. For more information, and to register, please visit: https://engineeringcampcharlotte.com/.
Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students - The Center for Environment at Catawba College, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the Environmental Working Group are partnering to provide an opportunity for young environmental leaders to learn, create, share, interact, grow, connect, and build relationships at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. This year's program will be July 10-14, 2018. Students will participate in small group workshops where they will learn the skills needed to use their passions to create a sustainable world and they will learn leadership skills. Students must be 14-17 years old at the time of the Summit to attend. The cost to attend is $490 and covers most of the cost of meals and lodging for the 5-day/4-night Summit. However, students who register before May 1st will receive a $90 discount. For more information, and to apply, please visit: http://www.centerfortheenvironment.org/redesigning-our-future.html.
Summer Accelorator @ NCSSM - The NC School of Science and Math is offering several online courses this summer for rising 10th-12th graders. Each course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a STEM topic. There will be a mix of live webinars, group projects, one-on-one contact with instructors, and independent assignments give students the chance to tackle authentic problems. The cost to participate in $695.
The following courses will be offered June 11-29, 2018:
- Physics of Current Events
- Explorations in Biomedical Engineering
The following courses will be offered July 9-27, 2018:
- Topics in Modern Physics
- Introduction to Astronomy
- Anthropology: The Science of Being Human
Applications will be accepted until each course is full. For more information,and to apply, please visit: https://www.ncssm.edu/summer-programs/online-courses/high-school-11-12.