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UHS COUNSELING ANNOUNCEMENTS MARCH 2008 Summer Programs Boston University offers two opportunities for high school students. High School Honors is a six-week residential program which students can either take 2 Boston University undergraduate courses, earning up to 8 credits , or conduct scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Summer Challenge is a two-week residential program that the students enroll in 2 non-credit seminars. Seminar topics this year include abnormal psychology, business, creative writing, ecology, the history of Boston, international politics, introduction to Chinese, journalism, law, mass communication, persuasive writing, and visual arts. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/summer/highschool. United States Naval Academy’s summer seminar offers the opportunity for high school students to visit the Naval Academy for one week during the summer. Students will experience all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program, physical training and midshipmen life. Apply online at www.usna.edu. Colorado College offers their summer program College Ahead! It is a summer enrichment program for rising high school juniors from the American Southwest. The program goal is to provide a pre-view to the college experience. Students will work on reading, analyzing, writing, and speaking in the context of pre-college course. During their time on campus students will meet with representatives of the admission office, financial aid office, career center and student learning center to learn more about the college experience. This program is free of charge to accepted students. Stipends for travel and spending money are also provided. Visit the college website www.ColoradoCollege.edu/SummerPrograms. Deadline for application is April 18, 2008. Earlham College offers the Explore A College summer program for high school students from June 22 to July 5, 2008. This program is designed to help students prepare for college by taking a class for two college credits, live in a dorm, study hard and play a lot!! For more information visit the website www.earlham.edu. Claremont McKenna College is now inviting applications for the Step Up to Leadership Program! This weeklong program will take place from Saturday, June 21 to Thursday, June 26 and Saturday, June 14 to Thursday, June 19. The second session will take place if enough applicants select this session. Step Up to Leadership is designed for high school leaders to explore and develop their leadership skills. The program is modeled after comprehensive management development programs that employ self- development feedback and experiential skills building techniques. For more information see Mrs. Stiehl in the UHS Counseling Center. Deadline is March 15, 2008. 30 Full Scholarships to study Arabic in Egypt with AFS Intercultural Programs For high school students with zero to two years of Arabic study Program dates: June 28, 2008 - August 10, 2008 AFS-USA is seeking applications from outstanding high school students to spend six weeks studying Arabic in Egypt this summer, from June 28 - August 10. The AFS Arabic Summer Language Institute is designed to give students an intensive introduction to Arabic and immersion into Egyptian culture. They will have the experience of a lifetime living with an Egyptian host family, visiting cultural and historic sites, and being a part of this ancient culture. Pending funding, AFS is offering 30 full- tuition scholarships! Students must apply by March 25, 2008. The application process includes a recommendation form, a full AFS application, answers to three essay questions, and a one-page action plan on how he/ she will continue studying Arabic for 12 months after returning. Please visit our website at: www.usa.afs.org/usa_en/view/3730. Cornell University Explorations in Engineering Program provides high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to work with senior engineering faculty members and Cornell graduate and undergraduate engineering students. From June 21 to August 5, Summer College students from around the world will gather on the beautiful Cornell campus to learn about college life and earn college credit. Cornell University also offers summer college programs for high school students in a wide variety of programs for all interests and majors. Information is available by visiting www.summercollege.cornell.edu. The University of Arizona, the Writing Skills Improvement Program is offering the 2008 Summer Institute for Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum for 45 minority and economically disadvantaged high school students. The major goal of the program is to stimulate students to regard writing as a key learning and organizational tool in all academic subjects. Application deadline is April 30 at the latest. Mrs. Stiehl has more information and applications in the UHS Counseling Center. Morehouse College, The Summer Institute is an intense, three week, on-campus experience for rising 10th and 11th graders on their historic campus. It is the summer component of Project Identity, a federally funded program designed to stimulate interest in college attendance and to raise the awareness of college requirements for African- American and other minority males. The program is an exciting, educational, college preparatory experience. Applications and more information can be obtained by visiting the website www.morehouse.edu/projectidentity. Application deadline is April 1, 2008. The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of classes during their Summer Session. The program for 2008 will also be an exciting, challenging, and fun summer for high school students while earning college credits. Check out the website www.summer.uchicago.edu. International Seminar Series offers Service Learning in Paris – cultural immersion through community service. Mornings are spent taking French Language and academic courses with the afternoons are doing service placements throughout Paris. To learn more about this program visit www.study-serve.org. Lewis and Clark College offers Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking. A typical day includes three sessions during which students gather in groups of 12 with faculty and residential life staff to engage in creative and critical writing and thinking. During the workshop, participants also explore recreational and cultural offerings in and around Portland, OR. For more information visit www.lclark.edu/org/firacres. The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy is for youth who have an interest in a possible law enforcement career. The program will be five days long and will be held at the Emmanuel Pines Camp outside Prescott. This year’s session will be from Sunday, June 8th through Friday, June 13th. This week will be educationally and physically challenging as you learn some of the basic skills of our Arizona Law Enforcement Officers. Mrs. Stiehl has the application forms in the UHS Counseling Center. Deadline for application is April 26, 2008. Pima County Summer Youth Program positions are limited so call 243-6684 for an appointment now! The program will allow you to earn money in summer education, internships and jobs, work experience and education, and sixteen hours of Employability Skills Training to help you in your job this summer and in the future. Call for an appointment before turning in your application. Mrs Stiehl has applications in the UHS Counseling Center. The High School Summer Scholars Program offers an early taste of college life at Washington University in St. Louis. As a High School Summer Scholar, you will explore the realities of college life as part of a small, select group of high school students entering their senior year. You will earn up to 7 units of college credit that will transfer to most accredited colleges and universities, giving you a head start toward your college career. More information is available at www.sumerscholars.wustl.edu. Northwestern University offers summer programs for high school students. The National High School Institute offers programs in Film and Video, Speech, Theatre Arts and Policy Debate. More information is available on the website www.northwestern.edu/nhsi. University of Maryland offers a summer engineering program for student’s grades 6 through 12. Attend the Clark School of Engineering and learn about the fascinating field of engineering, participate in hands-on activities, take laboratory tours and meet engineering students and professors. For more information visit the website www.eng.umd.edu/summer. U.S. Congressional Seminar and National Youth Summit 2008 for High School students is sponsored by The Washington Workshops Foundation. It is a memorable and historic learning opportunity in conjunction with the 2008 US Presidential Election Campaign in June and July. There will be daily briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill and across Washington D.C. Visit www.workshops.org for more information and to make reservations. 2008 Constitutional Academy offers students the opportunity to investigate historic sites in and around Washington, D.C. Students will earn 3 units of college credit at no extra cost while debating controversial issues and discussing the ideas of liberty with university scholars. For eligibility, tuition, and application information, visit www.billofrightsinstitute.org/academy. The University of Arizona offers youth summer specialty camps on campus that allow exploration into a variety of fields and topics, including astronomy, web design, law, optical sciences, photo journalism, Hohokam Culture, English and Writing, fencing, musical theatre, classics, girls with tools, environmental research, iD Tech Camps. Camp sessions start June 2 and continue through July 11. For more information visit the website www.ceao.arizona.edu/child. Arizona State University’s César E. Chávez Leadership Institute is a one-week leadership seminar for Arizona high school juniors and seniors. Students who are selected to attend will participate in workshops, create original work projects and live on the campus during the program. The program is free to the participants. Participant’s selection will be made based on: quality of personal statement; demonstrated leadership in community/school involvement; and academic achievement. For more information visit the website www.asu.edu/vppa/ccli. Deadline is April 4, 2008. Young Writers Conference is held at The University of The South in Sewanee, Tennessee on June 29 – July 12. The Conference offers workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction lead by writers of significant accomplishment and promise. For more information and to apply visit the website www.sewanee.edu/ywe. St. George’s University’s Med Vet Summer Academy offers a chance to see what it takes to become a doctor or a veterinarian. The academy offers hands-on premedical and pre-veterinary programs in state of the art laboratories, a new library and a 30 year history of expertise in medical education. For more information about the 10 – day high school program call 1-800-899-6337 or visit the website www.sgu.edu. 9th - 12 Grade High School Summer Institute of Robotics (SIR) Morgan State University/NASA Goddard Summer Institute of Robotics SIR holds two 2-week residential programs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, for students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. SIR is designed to provide opportunities to learn and discover the science and technology of robot design and operation. (Note: The 2008 application will be posted in the March/April time frame with an expected due date of mid-May.) Application will be posted at: http://university.gsfc.nasa.gov/programs/sir.jsp. University of California Summer Seminars allows rising juniors and seniors the chance to live on campus, study with USC instructors, and sample college life. Twenty different seminars are offered and each seminar is 3 units of university elective credits. For the most up-to-date program information and to secure an on-line application, visit www.usc.edu/summer. Pratt Summer 2008 PreCollege is offered in three locations: Brooklyn; Manhattan; and Utica starting on Monday, July 7 to Friday, August 1, 2008. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies. Completed application forms are due, along with an initial, non-refundable fee of $25.00 by April 1, 2008. Apply online at www.pratt.edu/ccps-precollege. Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts asks “Want to change the world?” Join action-oriented student leaders from across the country for a two-week, hand-on program fir idealistic high school women. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Selection is competitive, and space is limited to 80 students. Apply at www.mtholyoke.edu/summeraction. Sojourns Abroad offers an ideal “Gap Year or “Time Out” option. Cultural Immersion for College age student programs including: language learning; outdoor adventures; social services internships; art, dance & music classes; art history seminars; homestay accommodations; mid-week excursions & weekend trips; and hands-on culinary instruction. For more information visit the website www.sojournsabroad. Youth Volunteer Corps: If you want to make a difference in Southern Arizona the Youth Volunteer Corps is the place to be! When you join YVC you can: create real change in your community; make new friends and have fun; get insider tours of places in Tucson; meet your community leaders and much more! Visit the website at www.volunteersoaz.org or call 881-3300 for an application. The College of William and Mary has announced their pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History. This summer they will offer two three-week sessions: June 22 – July 12 and July 13 – August 2, 2008. Students will earn college credit for the academic program that will teach early American history through the use of historic places, including surviving structures, archaeology sites, and museums. Students will live in dormitories and experience campus life under the guidance of William and Mary staff. Students can get more information and download forms from the web site at www.wm.deu/niahd. Carleton College offers Summer at Carleton! July 6 – 25 2008, the Summer Writing Program for college-bound juniors with strong reading and writing skills, is offered. Full and partial scholarships are available for this program where students learn to write effective academic essays. Carleton also offers the Carleton Liberal Arts Experience, July 12 – 18, 2008. This program is an introduction to college life and to the strengths of a liberal arts education. Full scholarships are available for college-bound sophomores finishing 10th grade by June 15, 2008. For more information on both programs see www.carleton.edu/summer or call 866-767-2275. The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is again sponsoring MEDCAMP – a free, three-day summer health careers camp. MEDCAMP is designed for Arizona high school juniors and seniors considering a career in medicine, nursing, research or pharmacy. All MEDCAMP students are housed in a UA dormitory and are supervised by medical students. MEDCAMP will begin on Monday evening, July 14 and end on Thursday, July 17. Application and letter of recommendation deadline is April 15. Spend summer in New York City! Live and Learn at Barnard College. All programs are open to students who have completed 10th or 11th grade. Choose from a four week liberal arts program, a one week liberal arts intensive program and a young women’s leadership institute. For a brochure and application send a completed request card (available in UHS Counseling Center), call 212-854-8866, or visit: www.BARNARD.EDU/PCP. Northwestern University’s School of Music offers the National High School Music Institute from June 29 through August 1, 2008. The National High School Music Institute offers gifted students a realistic preview of collegiate-level music study and music as a career. During five weeks of residency, students perform in more than 20 concerts, enjoy field trips to Chicago’s top musical venues, and participate in master classes and seminars related to performance, health in the performing arts, audition preparation, and applying to top music school. Mrs. Stiehl, in the UHS Counseling Center, has the application materials. Application deadlines - Early decision: Monday, March 10 and Regular decision: Friday, April 25. Landmark Volunteers is a non-profit organization that gives high school students the chance to make a real difference in the world around them. They offer one-week spring and two-week summer volunteer opportunities with leading environmental, historical, cultural and social service organizations. For more information, and to apply, visit www.volunteers.com. University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management Accounting Department provides students who are underrepresented in under-graduate accounting classes with an opportunity to explore the accounting field and become involved in the Eller Community. The week long ACAP program will include on-campus housing, transportation and all meals and it is free. Events include introductory accounting, finance and economics classes, case study competition, book scholarships, site visits, formal dinner etiquette training and a closing banquets and celebration. This program, for High School Juniors, is held on the U of A Campus on Sunday, June 1 to Friday, June 6th. Application deadline is Monday, April 14, 2008. See Mrs. Stiehl in the UHS Counseling Center for more information and the application. United States Military Academy has announced their Summer Leaders Seminar at West Point. There are two sessions scheduled, June 7 – 13 and June 14 – 20. For more information call, 845-938-4041 or email email@example.com. To apply, visit www.admissions.usma.edu. Notre Dame Summer Scholars is a unique opportunity for outstanding high school students seeking to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. The summer program involves two weeks of studying life sciences to literature, pre-law to psychology, theatre to theology while being challenged by the finest faculty members. This year’s summer program will be June 22 through July 5, 2008. More information and applications are now available on-line. Washington University in St. Louis offers an early taste of college life with their High School Summer Scholars Program. These are real college courses – the credits you earn can apply toward a future Washington degree or may be transferred to another college or university. You may choose your classes from the following areas; foreign languages, the sciences, the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences. For more information and application materials: www.sumerscholars.wustl.edu or 1-866-209- 0691. The George Washington University Summer Scholars pre-college program is a 10 day session offered June 22 to July 2, 2008. Courses offered in Law and Evidence, Photojournalism, Election Politics and Biomedical Engineering. Check the website for more information www.summerscholars.gwu.edu. Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland is an opportunity for young women to meet other women interested in math and science. Learn about the various engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland including: Aerospace Engineering; Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular engineering; Civil and Environmental engineering; Electrical and Computer engineering; Fire Protection Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. Experience what college life is like in and out of the classroom. Session one is July 13 – July 19, 2008 and session two is July 20 – July 26, 2008. To apply for the one week residential program go to www.ENG.UMD.EDU/WIE. SUMMER ENGINEERING ACADEMY (SEA) - Innovative university-industry partnerships to recruit qualified women and minority high-school students into engineering. During the summer of 2008, the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) will offer a Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) to attract qualified high school students to consider engineering as a career option. The fundamental idea behind the SEA program is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea becomes reality. For further information and applications, please contact Cecilia Gaxiola 621-4018, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants may also access applications from the SEA website www.engr.arizona.edu/sea The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts (Washington University in St Louis, MO) is committed to the development and success of young architects. The Architecture Discovery Program is an exciting introduction to architecture and design for students between their junior and senior year. Design studio, the heart of the program, focuses upon how creativity and discovery can foster passion and compassion in design. You will also learn how sustainability and the importance of the environment are shaping the practice of architecture. More information is available at www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu or call 314-935-6200. Application deadline is April 1, 2008. Youth For Understanding USA is now accepting applications for the 2008 Programs and Scholarships. During this exchange experience, students will live with a volunteer host family, experience another culture, make new friends and change how they view the world. Students who attend the semester or year programs will also enroll in a local high school. For program details, and to download the American Overseas application please visit the website www.yfu-usa.org. National Hispanic Institute sponsors a nationally recognized leadership experience for Latino High School Sophomores and juniors called the Lorenzo De Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. The eight-day residential program takes place on a college campus and places students in a “reality leadership experience”. LDZ youth are challenged to envision multiple roles they could play as future leaders. This occurs while simultaneously undergoing skill training that includes communication, organizational management, constituency development, and vision building. For more information, and to apply go to www.nhi-net.org. The STAR Experience at Northern Arizona University is a five-week summer bridge program that provides an introduction to college life for incoming freshman who meet specific criteria. Participants earn six credit hours, learn about campus resources, and make new friends. To be a part of the STAR program, apply for admission to NAU and visit the web site at www.nau.edu/star to check eligibility criteria and learn about the selection process. Carnegie Mellon’s “A Summer of Exploration” offers you the opportunity to experience college in a diverse social and educational environment. It will provide the chance to be inspired by world-renowned faculty, the excitement of campus life and the vibrant city of Pittsburgh. For program dates and more details visit www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre- college. Washington and Lee University’s Summer Scholars 2008 Program enables students to experience college life before their freshman year. The Summer Scholars program will take place June 29 to July 25, 2008. The four-week academic program offers six curriculum choices, has a superb faculty, and a wide variety of co-curricular activities. For more information visit www.summerscholars.wlu.edu or call 540- 458- 8727. The Washington Internship Experience, through The Washington Workshops Foundation, arranges the Congressional Internships on Capitol Hill or politically related office assignments. The program can be taken in three week or longer segments starting June 15 extending through July 26. While in Washington, participants experience college living and dining on the campus of Marymount University in nearby Arlington, VA. Daily transportation is provided to and from office assignments Call 1- 800-368-5688 with questions or need additional information. Mrs. Stiehl, UHS Counseling Center, has the application. Windsor Mountain International programs bring people together in the spirit of fun, education, service, global friendship and environmental awareness. Summer camps and student travel programs are available. For the latest details and itineraries on all the programs offered visit www.WindsorMountain.org. The Student Conservation Association is made up of more that 50,000 volunteers and alumni engaged in the hands-on conservation of our nation’s parks and forests. They offer more than 1000 tuition-free SCA High School Conservation Crew Opportunities nationwide. You can serve the environment through work in parks and forests and gain hands-on conservation and outdoor skills. The tuition free program includes an outdoor adventure trip after your project with camping equipment and meals provided. For more information or to apply visit www.thesca.org. ASSE International Student Exchange Program provides programs in a variety of destinations. Programs include: academic year homestay programs; summer homestay, adventure, and language programs; and Teen Twin Program. Scholarships are available for students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. Visit ASSE on the web at www.asse.com or call 1-800-333-3802 ext. 219 with questions or to request a brochure. Southwest Conservation Corps empowers individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment. Get paid to work and live outdoors! SCC hires young adults ages 14 to 25 and organizes them into crews focused on completing conservation projects on public lands. Information and applications are available at www.sccorps.org.