Rites of Passage Summer Youth Academies

The Rites of Passage summer academies at Lane Community College are designed to inform and inspire high school and middle school students of color in Lane County. Students representing four racial/ethnic groups are immersed in their own respective Summer program focusing on their cultural history, literature, folklore, and traditions. These programs are based in an academic framework that promotes positive self-image and self-esteem. The four affinity-based programs include:

  • African American Rites of Passage
  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Rites of Passage 
  • Bridge of the Gods
  • Puertas Abiertas Latino/Latina Rites of Passage.
Learn more here:

2018 Back to School Mentorship Program

Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp

Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp, a week-long overnight summer camp in Southern Oregon for up-and-coming environmental and social justice activists ages 14 through 18. The camp is

hosted by Eugene-based organization Civil Liberties Defense Center and Rogue Valley based organization called Rogue Climate. Our fifth annual camp will be from June 27th – July 3rd at Lobster Creek Camp, 30 miles east of Gold Beach, Oregon. 

About 35 youth will come together to form alliances, learn from experienced mentors and frontline organizers, and gain the skills to fight for climate justice in a fun and safe setting. Workshops to include: Campaign strategy, demonstration planning, protest art and banner making, theater and poetry for activism, public speaking, writing press releases, using the media, know your rights, decolonizing our activism and more. Opportunities for nature hikes, lake swimming, campfire songs and story telling! The week will culminate in a youth-led public event focused on a regional climate justice campaign. 

Youth can apply here! 

Camp tuition is $350.00, but no one will be turned away if they can’t afford the fee. We have full and partial scholarships to cover tuition, and we’ll also have van-pool transportation available from Jackson County, Humboldt County, Portland and Eugene.

For more information on this year’s camp and an awesome recap with photos from last year’s camp and action visit our webpage or facebook page

The Allegheny College Summer Academy and Creek Camp

Summer Academy

The Allegheny College Summer Academy offers an enriching pre-college experience for motivated high school students. We’ve designed the Summer Academy to help talented young people explore their academic interests, build connections, and take an important step in their pathways to college — and their futures. 

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from Allegheny’s expert faculty
  • Earn college credit
  • Enjoy all that our historic and beautiful campus has to offer
  • Get a preview of the excitement and challenge of college life
  • Explore varied disciplines by choosing a morning and afternoon academic session in different subjects such as Chemistry, Theater, Environmental Studies, History, and Physics.

Choose from individual sessions or both:
Session I // July 15-20, 2018 or Session II // July 22-27, 2018

Visit the Summer Academy website to learn more about the program and the application process. The deadline to apply is May 15.

Creek Camp

Open to high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors with graduation years of 2019 to 2021, Creek Camp is a great experience for students who are interested in studying environmental science in college or those who simply love the outdoors. While living on campus, campers will participate in various activities and study freshwater ecology in the beautiful streams of Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Creek Campers will:

  • Practice hands-on, field-based research on topics related to watershed health
  • Enjoy a preview of college life by staying in residence halls on Allegheny’s historic campus, one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation and rated by the Sierra Club as one of the greenest colleges (with a score of 96 out of 99)
  • Work alongside environmental science professionals in one of the oldest and most highly respected environmental science programs in the country ranked #4 in the nation by EnvironmentalScience.org.

Choose from two different sessions:
Session I // June 24-29, 2018 or Session II // July 8-13, 2018

Visit the Creek Camp website for more information or download the Creek Camp brochure.

Iona College

Pre-College Course List and Descriptions

Carnegie Mellon University’s Summer Pre-College Programs offers you an insight on what life at Carnegie Mellon is like. You will meet people from all over the world, take college classes, and explore the city of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Pre-College Program offers courses in:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Design
  • Drama
  • Music

and even more!

Click here to learn more about there program and how to apply.

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018!

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences

Through their High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to take a broad range of introductory classes in the humanities, math, science, and social students.

Attendees will get the opportunity to live on campus in one of Washington University’s top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.

For more information about the program and how to apply, click here

Adelphi University Pre-College Program

This summer, students can experience Adelphi’s personalized approach to education through their Pre-College Program.  Their Pre-College Program invites rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend two weeks living and learning on Adelphi’s beautiful campus in Garden City, NY, exploring a challenging and exciting subject like:

  • Art and Design
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media Production
  • Musical Theater
  • Nursing
  • Psychology and Pop Culture
  • Science, Technology and Art
  • Sciences, Medicine and Health
  • Video Game Programing

Working with their professors and instructors, students in the Pre-College Program will participate in Adelphi’s hands-on, high impact learning under the guidance of industry experts.

For more information about the program and how to apply, click here

Summer Programs at Oberlin Conservatory

Each summer, Oberlin offers a range of captivating musical experiences, from introductory programs geared toward middle school students to pre-professional workshops and institutes supporting high school and college-aged participants.

Additional programs are open to teachers and accomplished amateur musicians who want to develop performance and teaching skills, expand repertoire, build technique, and experience the joy of making music in a supportive and collegial environment.

Participants study with members of the conservatory’s distinguished faculty, have full use of Oberline’s exceptional facilities, and may be eligible to earn college credit.

Come experience summer at Oberlin. There’s something for every musician under the sun. For more information about their programs and how to apply, click here

University of Alabama Early College Summer On Campus


  • Any student who has successfully passed UAEC 200: College Readiness Course and is in good academic standing
  • Seniors (2018 graduates) remain eligible for UAEC through the summer after graduation


  • Application opens on February 1, 2018 (application process includes letters of recommendation)
  • Deadline to apply:
    • Summer I Term (May 29-June 28) – SOC Application. Deadlines: May 11
    • Summer II Term (July 5-August 3)- SOC Application. Deadline: June 18


  • Live in a premier residence hall on The University of Alabama campus
  • Take two classes with other college students
  • Participate in fun, engaging social activities
  • Meet other UAEC students from acress the country

Please call or email with any questions at (205)-348-7083 or earlycollege@ua.edu, or visit their website

Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session

Each summer, we gather as a community to engage in challenging academic work and to learn from one another in different ways. Students come to Northfield Mount Hermon from many places and backgrounds; in the more than 100 years since the summer session’s beginning, we have welcomed students from 126 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

Students in our Rising Scholars Program enroll in two courses. Our College Prep Program is unique in that students engage in intensive study of one subject; many of these courses complete a full year’s study, and possibly earn credit, in just five weeks.

We invite you to learn more about NMG Summer Session and join us in 2018 for what will surely by a life-changing expereince

For more information about the program and how to apply, click here

George Washington University Pre College

GW Pre-College provides you with an enriching academic experience and an extraordinary summer in Washington, D.C. GW’s 10 colleges and schools, nearly 100 research centers and institutes, world-class library system and state-of-the-art technology provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of learning opportunities. Our world-renowned faculty will guide, inspire and empower you through immersive programs that connect classroom learning with real-world practice.

To apply for the program or need more information, click here


Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming adventurous students aged 12-18 to Europe and teh United States for over 30 years. Our programs are designed to give young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, and Boston, or to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultures of New York and Los Angeles.

We offer over 250 in-depth, hands-on courses taught by top academics and industry professions. Medicine students learn suturing and venipuncture in local hospital laboratories; Drama students stage full-scale Shakespeare productions under the supervision of classically-trained actors; and Business students learn about the stock market with Wall Street traders. Other Popular courses include Creative Writing, Economics, Medicine, International Relations, and Psychology. All are delivered through a blend of classroom-and project-work that interacts with the fantastic cities in which our programs take place.

Click here to take a look at all of their different programs and deadlines!


Summer Pre-college Programs at Smith are open to academically talented young women who will enter grades 9,10,11, and 12 in fall 2018. Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality academic experience. The program’s selective admissions process is based on a student’s academic performance in middle or high school, a written essay and a teacher recommendation. Students must have a strong record of academic achievement, a high level of motivation and a willingness to explore.

For more information on specific programs and their applications, click here


Greeting from Oregon State Summer Session, 

It’s never too early to plan for summer at Oregon State. Enclosed are copies of our 2018 Summer Session Planning guide for you to use and distribute.

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This resource features the 2018 summer calendar, information about tuition and fees, registration, housing details and more. This information is helpful to aid students in planning and support departments in advising. 

Our research indicated that students enroll in Oregon State on-campus summer classes for three main reasons: to graduate early, to graduate on time and to lighten future course loads. During summer, all qualifying students enjoy in-state tuition rates and flexible course lengths ranging from one to 11 weeks. We hope you can help your students, faculty and staff learn more about the benefits of enrolling in  on-campus summer classes. 

Additional resources for advisors and faculty: Summer Session has a special webpage available with commonly used links and information that is helpful in the student advising process. Visit summ.oregonstate.edu/advisors for more information

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 541.737.1470 or summer.session@uoregon.edu

– The Summer Session team

Oregon State Reading Skill and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

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This academic year, Stanford University will once again select top high school students from around the world to participate in engaging academic programs designed just for them. 

Their programs offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectually peers. Students in our residential programs get a taste of college life on the beautiful Stanford campus. Past students have described their Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies experience as life-changing. 

Click here to take a look at all of their different programs and deadlines!

Did you know that Stanford offers a nationally recognized and accredited online high school? At Stanford Online High School, academically-talented students, in grades 7-12, engage in worldwide learning community. Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Students may take a single course to pursue their academic interest while continuing to study in their current schools.