Summer Opportunities

2023 COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS  
Listed below is a list of college summer programs available to Notre Dame Preparatory students.  

Arizona State University (ASU)
ASU will be offering two summer programs for current 10th-12th graders.

  • One is the Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program and the other is a Media Enrichment Camp.  
    • Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is intended for mature and motivated students who are interested in academic careers requiring mathematics, science, or engineering.
      • Participants live on the ASU Tempe campus while enrolled in a university-level mathematics or computer science course worth 3 college credits. Students also learn valuable college and academic success information that will help them successfully transition to college. There is no cost to attend the program.  
      • Eligibility requirements are: Unweighted Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, earned A or B grades in high school math or science courses, completed a minimum of 3 years of math by the end of this school year, current high school sophomore, junior or senior (Seniors must be accepted to ASU and plan to attend ASU during the 2023 fall semester), US Citizen or permanent resident, and must have lived in Arizona for the past 2 years.
      • Application Deadline: February 19, 2023 by 11:59pm. Letter of Recommendation Deadline: February 21, 2023 by 11:59pm. To learn more, go to: https://jbmshp.asu.edu/summer_program  
    • The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be holding a summer enrichment camp. The focus is on teaching about Media, specifically popular majors like broadcast, digital journalism, sports broadcasting, digital media innovation, and social media.

Beacon College Beacon College offers three summer programs for current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

  • The first one is the Navigator Prep program, the second is the Navigator Prep Jr. program, and the third one is the Summer for Success program.  
    • Navigator PREP is open to students preparing to begin studies at any college or University. Navigator PREP works with each student to identify where he or she is in terms of college readiness to create a strategy unique to that individual.  Together, students and parents learn how to connect to their college of choice and its students and how to maximize the resources and support of faculty and staff. The program is for high school seniors. For more information, go to: https://www.beaconcollege.edu/admissions/navigator-prep/  
    • Navigator PREP Jr. is a virtual program for current high school juniors to proactively prepare them for the college application process and the transition to college. This program offers 6- and 3-month tracks during the pivotal months for juniors to begin searching and evaluating colleges. To learn more, go to: https://www.beaconcollege.edu/admissions/navigator-prep-jr/  
    • The Summer for Success High School Program helps current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who learn differently build the skills, confidence and preparation they need to successfully transition from high school.

Beloit College
Beloit is offering two summer programs for students 16 years of age or older. One is a summer academy and the other is a summer language program.  

  • The Summer Academy Program is a course called “Keepin’ it Real: Fakes, Forgeries, Fantasies and the Quest for Authenticity”.
    • The course will introduce students to a broad variety of academic disciplines by exploring the ways that scholars approach this question. Lead instructor, Daniel Barolsky, will guide  students through a series of guest lectures, workshops and activities with a range of Beloit College professors, designed to give them a toolbox they can use to think  critically and better authenticate just about anything.
    • Students will work in small teams on a group project, using their choice of medium: a virtual museum exhibit, a poem, a rap, a radio opinion piece, a digital story, a poster presentation, or a  stand-up comedy routine, to name just a few.
    • The program dates are June 18, 2023 to July 1, 2023 and is for rising high school juniors and seniors.
    • The application will open in February. To learn more, go to: https://www.beloit.edu/summerprograms/summer-academy/courses/  
  • The summer language program is for students who are really interested in learning a new language or increasing their proficiency in a short period of time. The languages offered are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.
    • The seasoned Center for Language Studies (CLS) faculty uses innovative approaches in the classroom while providing immersive cultural on-campus experiences to give students a full picture of the country and its people.
    • The program runs from June 17, 2023 to August 4, 2023 and is for high school juniors and seniors.
    • For more information, go to: https://www.beloit.edu/summer-programs/center-for-languagestudies  

Boston University (BU)
BU is offering two summer programs for rising 9th-12th graders. One is the precollege summer program and the other is a media production workshop.

  • BU has five exciting and challenging pre-college summer programs where students can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse themselves in hands-on learning. The programs prepare students for success in college.
  • The program is for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For more information visit: http://bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs  
  • BU’s Academy of Media Production is offering a four-week workshop to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.

Brandeis
The Brandeis Precollege Online Program offers courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and up. Each course features engaging videos by Brandeis faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets students' study anywhere, anytime at their own pace. To learn more, go to: https://brandeis.precollegeprograms.org  

Carnegie Melon University
Summer Pre-College program options for 2023 are being offered to current sophomore and junior students. Students will have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus.  Listed below are the available options:

  • AI Scholars
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Design • Drama
  • Music
  • National High School Game Academy
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science
  • Writing & Culture  

The application is now open and is due on March 15, 2023. For more information go to: https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/  

Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University has prepared ambitious students for their futures. In that spirit, they offer pre-college online courses, designed for high school students ages 13 and older. Each course features video lessons by Case Western Reserve instructors and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets students' study anywhere, anytime, at their own pace. The courses being offered are in

  • Neuroscience
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Science
  • Business.

To learn more, go to: case.precollegeprograms.org  

Columbia University
Columbia offers three summer programs for current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors:

  • Summer Immersion in New York City,
    Columbia offers a Summer Immersion in New York City. Students can choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas, study with a cohort of like- minded students from all over the world, experience college life, and earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation. The program is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 or freshman year of college in the fall. Students must be currently enrolled in school upon applying. A residential option is open to students who will be 16 years of age or older by the start of the program. For more information, go to: https://precollege.sps.columbia.edu
  • Business Program
    The Columbia Business School is offering a program for students that are interested in learning about business. Whether students are just thinking about what they’ll take in school, already majoring in business, or starting on their professional path, the Columbia Business School program helps students discover the business area that’s right for them. They will experience Ivy League faculty through one of the nation’s top business schools. At the center of world commerce, they offer a faculty of leaders renowned in their fields. Students will acquire the tools they need for their future from expert practitioners. All programs are 100 percent online and are available throughout the year.  They’ll be guided by mentors and collaborate with motivated peers from around the globe. They will also complete a final project and receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School. They offer need-based scholarships to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. For more information go to: https://kup.gsb.columbia.edu
  • Climate Program.  
    The Columbia Climate School and Putney Student Travel collaborate annually to offer the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains and Columbia Climate Corps experiences. The programs are designed for motivated 9th through 12th grade high school students and rising 9th grade students who are curious and passionate about the world around them. The program is also for students who  want to sharpen their knowledge and skills in the areas of climate change and sustainability. Whether in the U.S. or abroad, Putney Student Travel programs combine pre-college enrichment and travel, taking students beyond the standard summer class model. The programs will help participants build important skills, advance their learning outside of school, and prepare for the college experience. All participants will join a supportive Columbia University community and learn from and network with instructors who are experts in their fields. The offerings are structured around real-time conversations, hands-on activities, and project-based   learning in order to provide participants with an introduction to real-world research, ideas, and solutions. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate of participation from the Columbia Climate School. To learn more, go to: https://www.climate.columbia.edu/pre-college-programs

Cornell College
Cornell is offering a one course summer institute from July 9, 2023 through July 26, 2023. Students who will be a rising junior or senior by June 2023 or a 2023 high school graduate at the time the summer program starts, are eligible to apply. Students will learn alongside peers from across the country and discover what professors expect of college-level work.

Courses offered are:

  • Zombies, Brains, and Basic Neuroscience
  • DIY Genetic Engineering
  • Experimental Drawing: Making a Mark, Creative Writing: Sparking Creativity for College
  • Solving Big Problems with Data Systems
  •  Chemistry and the Kitchen: Should We Be Wearing Goggles?

For more information go to: https://www.cornellcollege.edu/one-course-summer-institute/  

Denison University
Summer TUTTI Performing Arts Camp will be offering a new 8 day residential summer high school intensive in dance, music, and theatre at Denison University. Students live and learn with peers from across the disciplines and across the country. They’ll deepen their skills and talents in their chosen area while exploring new ways of making art, guided by Denison professors as well as nationally acclaimed professional artists and ensembles, Third Coast Percussion, string quartet ETHEL, and members from Available Light Theatre.   They welcome dancers (all styles), instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and percussion), composers, and students interested in all aspects of theatremaking (acting, directing, designing). The program is for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Financial support is available for families with need. This year’s program runs from June 24, 2023 to July 1, 2023. For more information go to: https://summertutti.denison.edu/  

Elon University
Elon is offering an Emerging Journalist summer program virtually and on their campus. The program offers the ideal opportunity for high school students to explore what it means to be a journalist, to report and to produce news that informs communities. The program runs from June 19, 2023 to June 30, 2023 and is open to 9th-12th grade students. There is no cost to attend the program. Participants will need to have access to technology for accessing virtual sessions and completing assessments. To learn more, go to: https://www.elon.edu/scripps-howardemerging-journalists-program-at-elon/  

Fir Acres Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark College
At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, up to 60 rising 10th, 11th, and 12th high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

  • Participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of dynamic, thoughtful, published faculty.
  • At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose.
  • The program dates are June 25, 2023 to July 8, 2023.
  • The application is now open. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2023.
  • For more information go to: https://college.lclark.edu/programs/fir_acres/

Georgetown University
Georgetown is offering online pre-college programs for high school students 13 years old and older to explore their intellectual passions. Courses are offered in Law, Medicine/Science, Surgery, International Relations, Entrepreneurship, Politics and Government, Cybersecurity, Investing, International Law, and Psychology. For more information go to: https://georgetown.precollegeprograms.org  

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Johns Hopkins Explore Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer course for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in or curiosity about engineering.

During the course, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and can earn JHU credit. The course is offered in person and online. For more information visit: https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/  

Landmark College  
Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, specializes in working with students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges. They are offering a High School Summer Program for rising juniors and seniors. They focus on academic achievement, mutual respect, and personal change and growth. The program is offered from July 8, 2023 to July 29, 2023. Financial Aid is available and awarded upon acceptance. For more information, visit their website: https://www.landmark.edu/summer/high-school-programs  

Lehigh University
Students can enhance their abilities in entrepreneurship, leadership, and global citizenship as part of an international network of emerging leaders from across the U.S. and around the world at the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive program (IGEI). IGEI is an immersive, hands-on program that combines experiential learning and intercultural connection.

Through the entrepreneurship intensive, students will be able to do a dive deep into focus areas like sustainability, population health or business. After completing the program, students will be able to evaluate the potential of ideas to become successful innovations, create functional business/marketing plans and compelling pitches, and navigate cultural differences and collaborate to succeed as a team. The curriculum is led by faculty from across the university and throughout the worldwide Iacocca Institute network.

It also includes contributions from and collaboration with Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation, the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter and the Mountaintop Initiative.  

The program runs from June 25, 2023 to July 22, 2023 and it is for current sophomore and junior students who are 15 to 17 years old.

To learn more, go to: https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute  

Launch X
Launch X holds a high school entrepreneurship summer program that helps students grow their skills and mindset to become real entrepreneurs. The program provides the hands-on education of top resources and community that equips students in the skills and innovative thinking that allow founders to create successful businesses, challenging them to create a real startup from idea to execution and impact. By the end of the program, all startup teams come together and gain market validation. Applications are now open. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2023. To learn more, go to: https://launchx.com/  

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic offers two summer programs for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

  • Career Advancement, Research, and Education (CARES) program
    The Mayo Clinic CARES program exposes students to the whole spectrum of health care careers over the course of a summer and then provides them with a longitudinal mentorship experience. During the program, students will learn about the wide variety of careers in health care, establish connections, and discover the possibilities for their personal and professional journey. They can expect hands-on experiences in a hospital setting, motivation through the discovery of personal strengths, and long-term mentorship opportunities beyond the program by selected Mayo Clinic mentors. The program is offered in person or virtually. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is February 1, 2023. To learn more, go to: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/diversity-and-inclusion/programs
  • Mayo Clinic’s high school student summer volunteer program provides students currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to volunteer in both a clinic and hospital setting. Through the program, students will be given an opportunity to do worthwhile work that makes a difference in the care of people, explore careers in healthcare, attend educational presentations, and meet people and make new friends. The purpose of the program is to provide service to Mayo Clinic employees and ultimately to Mayo Clinic patients. Volunteers must be available to volunteer during regular business hours (Monday through Friday) and are assigned one weekly four-hour shift. The program is an eight-week program and runs from June 5, 2023, through July 28, 2023 and is for students between the ages of 15 to 18 years old as of May 1, 2023. The application is now open, and the deadline to apply is March 3, 2023 by 4pm. For more information, visit their website: https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/volunteers/arizona/high-schoolvolunteer-summer-program  

Montclair State University
Montclair is offering four different early college summer programs for current 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

  • Hispanic student college institute
  • Italian immersion program
  • Model United Nations academy
  • Pre-Law academy 
    Through the programs, students will be able to experience campus life, explore their interests, discover their passion, learn in small class sizes alongside undergraduate students, receive support from a dedicated success coach, transform their learning experience, and find success both inside and outside of the classroom. To learn more, go to: https://www.montclair.edu/summer/register  

Northeastern University
Northeastern University’s Accelerate Pre-College programs are designed for talented high school students who want to give themselves a competitive edge. The residential Boston campus programs are taught by their internationally acclaimed faculty, allowing students to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Students gain extensive, hands-on, experiential education in subjects including:

  • engineering
  • health sciences
  • ethics & emerging technologies
  • entrepreneurship, and more.

These programs allow students to have a true Northeastern University experience. To learn more, go to: https://precollegeprograms.northeastern.edu/  

Oxbridge University
Oxbridge is offering a summer academic program for current freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior students. They offer over 150 course options in five cities: Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Barcelona and New York. The programs range from one week to four weeks. Whether students come to Oxbridge to deepen their knowledge of a subject they are already passionate about or to spark interest in a completely new domain, Oxbridge provides them with the opportunity to explore their chosen topic as it would be taught at university. Oxbridge is not a summer extension to school. Courses are specifically designed to be taught experientially, through discussion, debate, and experiment, and to culminate in student-driven projects and presentations. The courses also make the most of the extraordinary cities in which they take place. Scholarships are available and the scholarship application is due on February 3, 2023. For more information go to: https://oxbridgeprograms.com/programs/  

Oxford Royale Academy
Oxford Royale offer courses designed for traditional professions, such as business, engineering, law and medicine, but also courses designed to stretch the boundaries of traditional education, from Robotics, to Film or Architecture.  Their summer schools also offer a plethora of cultural experiences, and workshops to develop crucial life skills such as public speaking.  Whether destined to be an oncologist, a film director or an entrepreneur, Oxford Royale’s courses offer young people invaluable experiences to help them make informed decisions and to succeed on their chosen paths. Summer school is for teens 13 to 18 years old. To learn more, go to: https://www.oxford-royale.com/  

Paris College of Art (PCA)
PCA's Summer Program offers an exciting set of courses in the fields of art, design, and culture. PCA's two-week pre-college courses are specifically designed for high school students 16 years old and older preparing their application materials, with an emphasis on portfolio development and skills needed to apply to art school. In the two weeklong courses, introductory through advanced level students will explore art, design, culture, and language. Courses are taught in English and count for 3 academic credits. An international faculty comprised of professional artists and designers will guide students through the colorful streets and neighborhoods of Paris. Through field trips to museums, studios, boutiques, and design organizations, students will take advantage of the abundant resources the city has to offer. Paris will serve as both a subject matter and a source of inspiration. Studio work, lectures, and independent research projects will help them to develop new skills, refine their understanding of art and design, and create portfolio pieces for college or graduate school admissions. Housing for students under 18 years old includes the support and supervision of an on-site Resident Assistant. For more information go to: https://www.paris.edu/programs/summer  

Parsons Paris Fashion & Luxury
Parsons is a global leader in fashion industry education, located in Paris, France. They are offering an online program for 13-year-old students and older. Their aim is to help students develop a signature voice in this evolving field. The courses available include:

  • Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury
  • Inside Fashion Design: Becoming a Designer for the 21st Century,
  • Sustainability: The Future of Fashion
  • Build your Own Fashion Brand.

For more information go to: fashionanddesign.precollegeprograms.org  

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) This summer live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other  creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to produce your best work! The program runs from June 24, 2023 to July 29, 2023. For more information, go to: https://precollege.risd.edu/program-overview/  

Rice University
Rice University is a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who believe that improving the world demands more than bold thought and brave action. Rice’s Online Precollege Program is open to students 13 years old and older. The program is designed for high school students who wish to dive deeper into a subject that piques their interest, such as

  • genome engineering
  • physiology

 Each course features dynamic video lessons by renowned Rice faculty and access to mentors. Courses are available year-round, and the online format enables students to study anywhere, anytime, at their own pace. Need-based scholarships are offered to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. To learn more, go to: https://precollege.rice.edu  

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman offers five summer Pre-College discovery experiences for students who have a passion for the areas of science, engineering, and mathematics. RoseHulman will help students grow their interests and abilities and build their STEM skills, knowledge, preparedness, and competitiveness. They will learn from RoseHulman’s professors and students and interact with high schoolers from around the world. The programs are for current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and are offered on Rose-Hulman's campus or online. Applications for limited spots are  now open. To learn more, go to: https://www.rose-hulman.edu/admissions-andaid/early-planning/summer-camps  

Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research
In the summer, Rosetta Institute offers in-person workshops held at the University of California Berkeley (UCB), the University of California San Diego, and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (residential and commuter), and at their facility in Alameda, CA (commuter-only). They will also offer several online options. For more information go to: https://www.rosettainstitute.org/biomedicalsummer-camps/

Stanford Online
Classes for Summer 2023 are being offered in a variety of disciplines: Business, Bioscience, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Social Science and more. Each course is customized by its instructors to give students deep exposure and hands-on experience. Academics and social activities are integrated into every aspect of the program. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. They offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of top students everywhere. For more information, go to: https://spcs.stanford.edu/  

Stevens Institute of Technology
When students enroll in a pre-college program at Stevens, they can explore their ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment that welcomes big thinkers. Program benefits include working with cutting-edge technology, exploring a potential major, learning in state-of-the-art facilities, collaborating with their exceptional faculty, and experiencing the amazing views of New York City. Classes are offered in the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). For more information go to: https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs  

Summer Discovery
Summer Discovery provides a transformative academic and extra-curricular precollege enrichment summer program aimed to develop high school students for the 21st century, all while teaching transferable and soft skills coveted by employers and university admissions teams. During class time, students will be taught by  experienced university instructors. Outside of class, the highly trained staff will help students to explore new cities, lead them on excursions, and plan activities to maximize that summer fun. The program is for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are 14 to 18 years old. To learn more, go to: https://www.summerdiscovery.com/pre-college-enrichment  

Texas Christian University (TCU)
The TCU Neeley School of Business hosts a one-week summer residential program for high school students, providing a hands-on experience with opportunities to learn and hone their skills in data analytics and market research. They’ll build models to explore how a business is performing and discover the ways data can impact profitability.   The program runs from July 9, 2023 to July 14, 2023 and it is for students entering grades 11th or 12th. This program is specifically for students who possess strong math skills, scholastic achievement, leadership, and motivation and interest in analytics and problem solving. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2023. Scholarships are available based on need. To learn more, go to: neeley.tcu.edu/AnalyticsAcademy  

The College of William and Mary
The William & Mary Pre-College Online Program provides valuable insights and tools from expert practitioners working at the center of their fields. The program is designed for high school students ages 13 and up, and offers a range of compelling topics, covered in-depth, through online coursework led by William & Mary professors. Lessons are delivered through dynamic videos, allowing students to study at their own pace. The program is available year-round. William and Mary believe that online learning is a great way for motivated high school students to try out a topic and see if it’s a fit before college. Students will be guided by mentors from related fields and earn a Certificate of Completion from William & Mary. For more information visit: https://precollegeonline.wm.edu  

The University of Arizona (U of A)
New Start works to give graduating Senior students a smooth, comprehensive transition to the University of Arizona the summer before their first year. Some key benefits of New Start are:

  • The ability to earn 6-7 credits before fall even begins
  • The ability to gain knowledge of the university layout and resources during a time when campus is quiet
  • A peer mentor and coordinated network of support who will have the students’ back
  • The chance to experience dorm life during the summer (A dorm space is not guaranteed).

The program will take place between Saturday, June 10, 2023 and Friday, July 21, 2023. To apply, Senior students need to be admitted to the U of A for Fall 2023 and return to Future Wildcat (where students applied to   the U of A) and click "supplemental applications". To learn more, go to: https://newstart.arizona.edu/  

The University of Rochester
The University of Rochester is offering a pre-college online program designed for high school students ages 13 and older. Through participating in their courses, students can discover how their interests could lead to a college major or even a future career. Each course features engaging video by Rochester faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets the students' study anywhere, anytime, at their own pace.

Courses are offered in Medicine, Engineering, Orthopedic Medicine, Digital Technology, and Healthcare. For more information visit: Rochesteronline.precollegeprograms.org  

Thomas Aquinas College
The Thomas Aquinas College’s High School Great Books program is offered in two locations at the College’s California campus and at its Massachusetts campus. At Thomas Aquinas College’s Summer Great Books Program, students will be challenged to wonder and to think about and discuss the big questions — questions that philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, poets, and saints have asked throughout history and hunger for the answers.  The Summer Great Books Program will help them to start down the path toward wisdom. Every class is conducted using the Discussion Method, beginning with a question designed to help you think deeply about the text at hand. Students will dive into some of the best works of the past 2,500 years, selected from the masters of the Western intellectual tradition Plato, Pascal, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Kierkegaard, to name a few. For more information go to: https://www.thomasaquinas.edu/admissions/summerprogram/program

United States Coast Guard Academy
Rising juniors who excel in math and science are invited to learn more about the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM). This one-week intense, immersive, hands-on program will challenge students. The application opens on February 8, 2023. To learn more, go to: www.uscga.edu/AIM  

United States Military Academy at West Point  
The West Point Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. At SLE, students will explore West Point from all angles, including their high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. They will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. They will experience the thrill of victory when they overcome the challenges of the summer program and they will form life-long connections and friendships with their future classmates. The application opens on February 1, 2023. Scholarships are available. To learn more, go to: https://www.westpoint.edu/admissions/summer-program  

University College Dublin (UCD)
The UCD high school summer program is a two-week enrichment program designed for North American students interested in learning more about Irish history, culture and student life. Through lectures and field trips, students will become acquainted with Ireland's rich cultural heritage and the vibrant capital city of Dublin. The program will also highlight unique degree programs at UCD and prepare students for the exciting and rewarding experience of studying in Ireland on a more long-term basis. The program is for students who are 16 or 17 years old. The dates of the program are July 6, 2023 to July 21, 2023. The application is now open and is due on April 1, 2023. To learn more, go to: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Summer Sessions UCLA Summer College Immersion Program is designed for exceptionally high-achieving high school students. The six-week program allows students to choose 12 courses and earn college credit. They also enjoy exclusive access to admission and college readiness workshops. The program includes:

  • Engineering Design Summer Institute
  • Game Lab Summer Institute
  • Immersive International Studies Institute
  • Mock Trial Summer Institute
  • Nanoscience Lab Summer Institute and many more!  

For more information visit: https://summer.ucla.edu/summer-programs/precollege-summer-institutes/  

University of Delaware (UD)
The UD Edge summer college program prepares high school students moving into their junior or senior year for a future as a successful college student. By emphasizing academic excellence, practical skill building and student leadership, Edge offers students the challenge, independence, and excitement of a learning experience that can only be found at UD. Students will take part in on and off campus activities and build a sense of community with students from all over the world. Eligibility requirements are: Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above and evidence that demonstrates strong academic potential, good judgement and maturity, and the ability to succeed in a highly structured environment. The program runs from July 9, 2023 to July 29, 2023. The application deadline is May 15, 2023. For more information go to: https://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduateadmissions/precollege-programs/edge/    

University of Miami
University of Miami Pre-College offers credit and non-credit programs for high achieving high school students who are active in their communities, leaders in their schools, and examples of integrity. Learn from distinguished UM faculty in your field of interest, and study in classes that connect classroom ideas and hands-on learning in one of their exciting summer college programs. The three-week credit program is open to current sophomore and junior students. The two-week program is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.   The dates are as follows:

  • Summer Scholars Program (Credit) July 1, 2023 to July 21, 2023  
  • UM Academies (Non-credit) July 1, 2023 to July 14, 2023
  • Available remotely for current sophomores and juniors  

For more information, go to the website: https://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/index.html  

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame offers a Summer Scholars program where students spend two intensive weeks on Notre Dame's campus taking a college-level course taught by Notre Dame faculty. The classes are small, and students receive personal attention from Notre Dame faculty. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one transferable college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame. The program is also offered online. The program is for current sophomores or juniors. Applications are now open and are due on February 20, 2023. There is limited need-based partial to full tuition scholarships available to students. A Financial Aid Request Form needs to be completed and it is due February 13, 2023. To learn more, go to: https://precollege.nd.edu/summer-scholars/

University of Southern California Pre-College Programs
USC is proud to extend their tradition of academic excellence to outstanding high school students around the world, who are eager to dive deeper into their interests at a collegiate level. Student can join fellow future leaders on-campus or online in engaging coursework taught by USC faculty and industry.  Become a Summer Trojan and earn college credit. Students can immerse themselves in college life by selecting a college-level course in a single discipline that will proudly go on a USC transcript. USC’s four-week, on-campus program is a unique opportunity to join the Trojan family, connect with USC faculty, and explore a potential major before graduating from high school. For more information go to: https://precollege.usc.edu/  

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)
UW-Madison has a variety of Pre-College programs that offer a suite of residential, commuter, and online programs designed to inspire high school students in subjects ranging from art and psychology to forensics and computer science. In addition to an engaging academic challenge, the programs help students prepare for college success, experience life as a UW-Madison Badger and make new friends all from the top-ranked UW–Madison. No matter what pre-college  program students choose, they will enjoy the university’s outstanding facilities, resources, faculty and staff all while getting to know the UW–Madison campus and pursuing their passions. The programs are for students ages 6 to 18. Need based scholarships are available for most programs. For additional information visit the website: https://precollege.wisc.edu  

Wake Forest University
Wake Forest is offering online immersion programs for high school students 13 years and older to explore their interests. Classes are offered in Business, Medicine, Cancer Medicine, Psychology, Sports Medicine, Bioscience, Women’s Medicine, Finance, and Law. For additional information visit the website: https://wfuonline.precollegeprograms.org  

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
WPI offers in person and virtual pre-collegiate programs in the summer for rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students will leverage research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. Students will be able to explore STEM through a collegiate lens and prepare for their own collegiate journey. Students will be challenged to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM and explore unsolved global issues, along with a touch of humanities through another aspect such business entrepreneurship, digital painting, psychology, and more. The  application is now available and is due on April 30, 2023. For more information, go to: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/pre-collegiate/summer-programs    

Jill Platt, M.Ed.
President/Principal
jplatt@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8201 

Tracey Heisler, M.Ed.
Assistant Principal for Student Learning
theisler@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8362 

Lisa McMorrow, M.Ed.
Director of Counseling
St. George House
Class of 2023 (A - D)
STA Cohort 2026
lmcmorrow@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8240 
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Deanna (Duermit) Larson, M.Ed.
Counselor
St. Michael House
Class of 2023 (E - J)
STA Cohort 2024
dlarson@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8242 
calendly.com/deanna_larson

Liz Barnes, M.A.Ed.
Counselor
St. Blaise House
Class of 2023 (R - Z)
STA Cohort 2025
ebarnes@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8223
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Cal Beneze, M.Ed.
Counselor
St. Ignatius House
Class of 2023 (K - Q)
rbeneze@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8215
calendly.com/rbeneze

Kelly Benitez, M.S.
Counselor
St. Teresa House 
St. Francis House (A - F)
kbenitez@ndpaints.org
(480) 634-8219
calendly.com/kbenitez1
 
Paige Peters, M.S.
Counselor
St. Maximilian Kolbe House 
St. Francis House (G - O)
ppeters@ndpaints.org
(480) 634-8220
calendly.com/pfpeters
 
Jennifer Villarreal, M.Ed.
Counselor
jvillarreal@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8213
 
Twila Walker, M.A., M.S.
Counselor
St. Patrick House 
St. Francis House (P - Z)
twalker@ndpsaints.org
(480) 634-8217
calendly.com/twalker2022
 

Lindsay Cusano
Administrative Assistant
College Visit Coordinator
lcusano@ndpsaints.org 
(480) 634-8239