Local Educational Opportunities

ACE Academy Aviation Program: July 16-20 at Laconia Airport.  Sponsored by the FAA, the program will introduce students to many careers in the aerospace industry. Information is available in the guidance office, or by emailing Dan Caron, ACE Academy Director at

Caring Student Intern Program at LRGH. If you are interested in a career in healthcare, this is a great opportunity. There are two sessions: July 9-13 or August 6-10. Each session has four days of education and training in a variety of hospital departments. The program is held from 11am-3pm each day and is open for students who are 15 or older. The application is available in the guidance office. 

Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth: High school students can choose one of four one-week sessions in July or August.  Learn about a variety of health occupations.  Classroom instruction, experiences in a variety of health care setting, projects, and opportunities to learn about postsecondary training programs and scholarships.  The Information is available at

Lakes Region Community College is offering the Summer Scholars program for students interested in Anatomy & Physiology. The course involves classroom time on the Laconia campus on Mondays and Tuesdays from June 24- Aug 2 2014. The course and the 4 college credits are offered completely free of charge to two MA students this year. Please see Mrs. Chapman if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity. 

ALA Granite Girls/ Boys State: June 24-29 2018. The program is based on NH state government and emphasizes the impact of government in today's world. Additional information and applications are available in the guidance office.Due May 15, 2018.

College Campus Programs
Many colleges host programs for high school students during the summer months. 
Below is the  list of programs that have sent information to MA.

Summer in NYC, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University:Many courses are offered, such as Economics and Happieness, Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and Masterpieces of Art in NYC. Courses are offered in a four-week program or as one-week options. Please check for more information.

Boston University Investigative Journalism Workshop: Three two-week sessions offered in July and August for the aspiring journalist. New Link for all the info!

California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA) Pre-College Program for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.   Students can choose from the following:  creative writing, architecture, animation, community arts/drawing, drawing & painting/ Sculpture, Fashion Design, Jewelry/Metal arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography.  For more information go to

Carnegie Mellon Summer Opportunities: July 1 - August 11, 2017.  Summer Pre-College Programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, or Music.  Advanced Placement/Early Action Program where students take two regular college classes for full college credit.  Pre-College Fine Arts where students can explore a discipline in order to determine their interest level.  National High School Game Academy where students learn interactive digital game development through hands-on experience. More information available at:

College of William & Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History 2017: Two 3-week sessions: June 25-July 15 or July 17-August 5. During each session, students can choose to take one of two courses: From Jamestown through the American Revolution OR From the American Revolution through the Civil War. Students will earn college credit, study archeological sites and visit museums. More information and an application can be found at 

Cornell University (NY) Summer College 2016.  Choose from three- and six-week sessions between June 25 and August 9.  Explore programs in architecture, art, business, engineering, environmental studies, film, humanities, law and politics, computer and information science, literature, medicine, psychology, veterinary medicine and writing. Earn college credits!  Go to for more information, a catalog.  You can apply online.  If you would like financial aid, parents must complete theFamily Financial Aid form (on their web site) together with the required financial documents and your admission materials before April 5. Programs are open to students completing their sophomore, junior or senior years. 

Emory Pre-College Program: Take classes for college credit, or just for exploration. Six-week programs with dorms available. Course options include biolgoy, computer science, economics, English, history, mathematics, philosophy and psychology. More information available at

George Washington University (DC) Summer Scholars Pre-College Programs:  Spend your summer in the Nation's capital. Participate in 1-week, 3-week or 6-week college intensive programs and earn college credit. For more information  go to

Ithaca Writers Institute: A summer program for high school students in the areas of poetry, fiction, personal essay, graphic narratives, magazine writing or editing & publishing. Check for more info. 

Pratt Institute (NY) Precollege Program,  classes start July 5, 2017.  Programs in architecture, art history, creative writing, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, painting and drawing, sculpture, jewelry and more Go to for more information and an application. 

Sarah Lawrence College (NY) Summer 2017:  Five week residential course in intensive filmmaking.  Three week residential courses in Writing, Animation, Dance, Musical Theater.  For details, course descriptions, instructors and costs go to school.

University of New England: Summer Early College; Coastal Marine Ecology;  participate in a plankton tow, ride on a research vessel, complete biological surveys at the intertidal, take a whale watch, earn college credits. Students should be entering their junior or senior year of high school. Other porgrams include Neuroscience, Pre-Law and Creative Writing/Poetry. Find more information at

Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program for high school students completing their sophomore or junior year. Earn college credits in a wide selection of courses. Must have a B+ average in high school courses. Check the web site for more info!

Summer Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) 2017
        WPI Frontiers: Session 1: July 9-21: Explore Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Interactive Media & Game Development; Session 2: July 24-August 5: Explore Robotics, Global Sustainability or attend the new Women's Leadership Academy. For current 10th and 11th graders.  More information at  
        WPI Launch August 7-11 for current 8th and 9th graders.  A five-day program (Days only; rooms not provided) offering workshops in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Interactive Media & Game Development, or Robotics.  More information at

Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies: programs offer highly motivated and curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields. Students hone their academic skills and for new friendships with their peers. To learn more about our programs, visit

Lasell's Fashion Boot Camp: this boot camp is for fashion - interested students to develop and refine their skills, strengthen their college applications and portfolios. Students can choose from two paths; Fashion Design or Fashion Promotion.

Harvard Pre-College Program: a two week residential experience featuring non credit courses.

Join other intellectually curious high school students on campus at Harvard, where you can explore topics as wide ranging as American law, philosophy, computer programming, and public speaking. The program features:

  • A choice of over 50 noncredit courses designed to give pre-college students a preview of college academics.
  • On-campus housing with fellow pre-college students and residential staff.
  • Structured days, with weekday class meetings and pre-college activities.

During your two weeks at Harvard, you attend class for three hours a day and participate in college readiness workshops or team-building events. In the evenings, you eat in the dining hall, finish homework in your dorm, and attend social activities.You leave the pre-college summer program more capable of thinking critically and communicating confidently—skills that will lead to success at school, in college, and in your career. For more information visit:

Wheaton College summer college for high school students: Get a taste of college life this summer by enrolling in a four week college course for high school students and earn college credit July 5th-30th. Find out more and register at

Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a select group of high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college level coursework in one of six programs offered July 2 - 22nd 2017. For more information visit

Furman Summer Scholars is offered to high school juniors and seniors to participate in classes led by Furman's professors. Two sessions July 9th-15th and July 16th-22nd 2017. For inforamtion and to register visit

Other Travel/Educational Programs

Discovery Student Adventures. Travel the World with Discovery this summer!

Junior State of America Summer Programs at Georgetown, Princeton, and Stanford for students with a passion for government and politics.  A challenging and unique curriculum for students to develop knowledge of government, leadership, and history, the ability to speak and write persuasively, and appreciation for intellectual and ethical principles.  For more information visit

Maine Media Workshops/Young Artists Program (Rockport, ME): Many different workshops offered including Documentary Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Acting, Animation Filmmaking, Portfolio creation, Photography and more. Reside in a residence hall about one mile from campus, meals included as are weekend activities. For more detailed information go to  

Oxbridge Academic Programs: Study in Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Montpellier or Barcelona. Study Art History, Literature, Politics, Drama, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate, Global Medicine, International Law, Business & Finance, Architecture, Filmmaking. Open to students in grades 8-12. Check the web site for more information:

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School:  Upper School -- students currently in grades 9 - 11 -- offers more than 100 courses of study from which you select any three and Access Exter for current 7th and 8th graders. Participate in one of six academic clusters:  Project Exeter:  A Greener Earth; The Land and the Sea; Problem-Solving:  An Odyssey of the Mind; A Global Community; The Creative Arts:  Let Your Spirit Soar; and Exeter CSI:  Crime Scene Investigation.    

SEAfaring Camp: One-week sailing camp for students ages 13-16 and Advanced SEAfaring Camp: Two-week sailing camp for students 15-18. Both experiences begin in Portland, Maine.  Check for more information. 

Sewanee Environmental Institute Pre-College Field Studies Experience: Rising juniors or seniors who are passionate about the outdoors should learn more about this two-week opportunity. This residential program studies the diverse ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. For more information, check here:

Summer Study Programs at Penn State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Vermont, and the Sorbonne in ParisFrance: 2-5 week sessions  for current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.  Each campus offers college credits and/or enrichment classes and/or ACT/SAT preparation classes, weekend trips, community service programs, day and night activities. Check their website for more information

The White Mountain School: Outdoor Adventure programs for Summer. New England Exploration for 13 and 14 year olds: June 25-July 10, rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking. Ultimate Northeast for 15 and 16 year olds: July 16-August 7, hike the Long Trail, rock climb and raft. White Mountain Climbing for 13-16 year olds: July 10-16, Rock climb for 7 days in the White Mountains. More info in guidance or at

University of Massachusetts Summer College Residential Program for High School Students: Current sophomores and juniors are invited to apply to this residential program that offers optional college credit in a wide variety of subjects. Please check UMassSummer for the details.

Marine Biology Summer Camp: Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.  This one-week experience for high school students will include field excursions, laboratory demonstration and experiments and seminars on coastal ecology and marine environments.  Please visit Summer Marine Biology Field Studies Program for more information. 

Ringling College of Art and Design Pre-College Perspective: Build your porfolio and earn college credits. More information available at

UNH PROJECT SMART: a program for motivated sophomores or juniors interested in science and mathematics. This year's program runs from July 2 - July 28 2017.  Three modules are offered:  Biotechnology & Nanotechnology, Space Science, and Marine and Environmental Science. The application is available on the web site.

NH Institute of Art Pre-College Summer Program: This program is designed for high schools students to develop their college application portfolios and earn college credits. Students will take a drawing class as well as a liberal arts elective and an art elective. July 6-18 in Manchester, NH. For more information, visit

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies: Summer programs for high school students. A variety of sessions and courses are offered. Check the web site for updated information!

Young Artist Residency Program: The Art Institute of Boston hosts 4-week courses for students entering their junior or senior year. Choose from over 50 courses in the fields of art and graphics. Dates are July 3- July 30, 2016 Build your portfolio, earn college credits, spend a month in Boston! Check out for more info.

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Pre-College Programs: Explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Look at their website for more information and an application.

Sterling College Summer Semester: These are college courses available to high-achieving high school students. Courses are offered in a wide range of topics including sustainable agriculture, folk arts, outdoor leadership, conservation ecology and rural heritage There are also field studies courses in Alaska and Scandinavia. Find more information at their web site:

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs:  High School Honors Program -- enroll in two BU undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 college credits; Research Internship in Science & Engineering -- engage in a research project in a BU lab under the guidance of a faculty member; Summer Challenge -- choose two non-credit seminars and preview college in a two-week experience; and Summer Preview -- a one-week program that allows student to study one non-credit subject in depth.  For more information go to or see Mrs. Chapman for a brochure.

UNH Writers Academy: Available for students entering grades 6-12 next year. Sessions available June27 - July 1; July 11-15 or July 18-22. Focus is on reading, writing and learning! Groups meet Monday-Friday from 8:30-2:30. Application is available in the guidance office.  

Northeastern University Pre-College Enrichment Programs: High School juniors and seniors can take college classes on the Northeastern campus or online in a wide range of courses such as Calculus, Astronomy, Art, Business and more. Find out more infomation at   

University of Chicago Summer Session for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Take undergraduate courses for college credits. Some exciting opportunities include a travel-study program to Greece to explore ancient history and culture, focusing on Greek drama; study ancient Egyptian language, culture and history; excavate fossils in the field and prepare them for museum use; and many more. Summer Language Study offers 3, 6, or week intensive courses in Arabic, Aymara, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. You can find information online Application deadlines vary.

Norwich University (VT) Future Leader Camp for students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 with a 2.5 or above GPA.  Future Leader Camp is designed to focus on individual and team skill development. Participants will face daily challenges as well as test their initiative and develop self-confidence. Future Leader Camp includes rappelling and climbing, paintball adventure training, overnight camping, survival skills and orienteering. Please go to the web site for more information

Pre-College Summer Programs at the School of Visual Arts (NYC, NY).  Choose from the following offerings:  Animation, Filmaking, Screenwriting, Cartooning, Painting & Drawing, Sculpture & Drawing, Printing & Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Illustration, Darkroom Photography, Digital Photography, Color Photography, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking. For more information and to register go to

University of Rochester (NY) Pre-College Courses, One, Two, or Three-week non-credits program and Taste of College:  Four-Week Credit Program.  See the catalog in the guidance office for course offerings or go on line to
New EnglandSchool of Communications (ME) Summer Media Camps --   An introduction to the fields of audio engineering, digital photography, journalism, marketing communications, radio broadcasting, video production and web media.  For more information go to
Columbia University Summer High School Programs.  Pre-college courses for students in grades 9-12.  Study in NYC,Barcelona, Spain, or Jordan.  For more information go to

Academy of Media Production at Boston University's College of Communication.  Students select three workshops from:  Video Field Production; Television Studio; Editing; Film; Radio for Broadcast and Web.    For more information and an application see Mrs. Chapman or to go  

SEA High School Summer Seminars.   Sea and land components for all three programs --   Science at Sea:  a 3-week academic program for students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11, focusing on the coastal and offshore marine environment around Cape Cod.  Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine: a 3-week academic program for students currently in grades 10(who have completed two high school science courses), 11 and 12, focusing on the offshore oceanography of the Gulf of Maine and the coastal ecology ofAppledore Island (2 Cornell University credits issued); and Oceanography of the Southern California Bight: a 3-week academic program for students currently ingrades 9, 10, and 11, focusing on the coastal and offshore marineenvironment of Southern California. For more information, dates and costs, go to  Limited financial aid available.

Pace University (NY) Summer Scholars Institute, for current 10th and 11th graders who have an 85 or better GPA.  10 "majors" to choose from (including Youth Politics, Film and Screen Studies, Theatre andActing, Painting & Design, Biology, Business, Computer Information Systems, Psychology, Legal Studies and students take two courses within that major and in the evening there are cultural activities (the program is situated on the New York City campus) and lectures on college life.  Go to for more information.  

Hofstra University (NY) Honors College Summer Scholarship Program, a four-wee pre-college academic and residential experience.  Three courses to choose from:  PoliticalScience, Forensic Science or Drama.    For more information and to download an application go to

Springfield College (MA) Athletic Training Student Workshop, June 26th- 29th 2016 -- for high school students interested in careers in athletic training and sports medicine.  Space is limited, so register early.  Mrs. Chapman has some forms and information and you can also go to the website: camps