Summer Programs promoted by outside organizations http://www.teenink.com/Summer/ lists more than 200 programs all over the country: Art, Music, Drama, Writing, Math and Science, Academic, Travel
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/high-school/9839.html Summer program guide and search engine. Create an account on College Board and search for colleges and scholarships too.
the California State Summer School for the Arts, held on the campus of the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, has programs in film and video, creative writing, visual arts, animation, dance, music, and theater.
Meanwhile, the Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program allows students to participate in week-long "Explorations" in engineering, math, science and technology, ecology, outdoor adventure, and a variety of social sciences and humanities areas.
While attendance at a high-powered summer school like Harvard's Secondary School Program (SSP) does not guarantee that your child will get into an Ivy League school, it does add a certain luster to college applications. Keep in mind though; a cutting-edge internship or a job that requires responsibility and leadership can look at least as good on your child's college applications.
http://ncogs.org/web/index.php/View-users-list/Programs-with-Academic-Focus National Conference of Governors’ Schools hosts many college and summer programs. Many of these programs are less expensive than private college programs.
Federal TRIO programs (Upward Bound , for example) has programs in many colleges (during the school year and the summer). These programs are available to low-income families.
Programs in Colorado Colleges
Perry Mansfield Camps, Theater and Dance Camps:http://www.perry-mansfield.org/
Aspen Music Festival – School: http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/index.cfm?method=sc.overview
CU Boulder:www.colorado.edu/community/summerprograms.html Colorado College: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/summerprograms/summersession/
University of Denver: Science/engineering: http://www.du.edu/secs/moe/ Music: http://www.du.edu/ahss/schools/lamont/events/summer/precollege-acad.html ; High School Students wishing to take classes at DU must contact the Early Experience Program at 303.871.3452 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to the Best Summer Programs
These are some of the coolest summer programs around. Our list includes everything from sports, writing and engineering camps to those located on university campuses, ships and overseas.
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