Opportunities and Programs
People are often blown away by the
idea that my student moves through college level classes from the MIT
Open Courseware, has been an online student in the Education
Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University and at Northwestern
for Talent Development - CTD) taking advanced placement and honors
classes long before entering “high school”. I am blown away
that my student looks forward to taking summer classes in Aerospace
Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University with the
Education Resource Institute (GERI) and is starting “high
school” with 2.5 “Carnegie
Credit hours”. With imagination and research, your student
can realize and harness his talents throught programs like these too.
Open Courseware - a full suite
of college level courses, some include MP3 lectures from Massachusettes
Institute of Technology.
Universities that offer accelerated
learning programs either as correspondence courses, online,
or in virtual classrooms.
Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) at Stanford University
for Talent Development - (CTD) at Northwestern University
Education Resource Institute (GERI) at
Online Accelerated Learning (GOAL) at The University of
Davidson Academy of Nevada
- will provide an opportunity for the
brightest middle and high school students to learn to the full
extent of their abilities with intellectual peers of similar
- will offer a structured and supervised
educational program individualized to the pace and depth appropriate
to each student’s abilities.
- will have access to university classes,
professors, laboratories, libraries, and mentors in an environment
that will be supportive of their social, emotional, and physical
development as well as their academic needs.
- Profoundly gifted students who are
academically at a middle or high school level and are residents
of Nevada or who will be residents of Nevada prior to their
enrollment in The Davidson Academy may apply.
- The Davidson Academy courses will
be available to students FREE of charge.
Summer & Alternative Education
University High School Summer Science Research Program
The purpose of the High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP),
an annual program established in 1991, is to give superior high school
students hands-on research experience by working on research projects
with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines.
Clark Scholar Program is an intensive seven week summer
research program for highly qualified high school juniors and seniors.
The Clark Scholars Program is designed to attract gifted students from
around the nation. The program allows students the opportunity to work
hand-in-hand with outstanding faculty in a research intensive setting.
The seven-week program also includes weekly seminars, discussions, and
field trips. The students are afforded an atmosphere designed to develop
their critical thinking abilities and career interests with faculty
and other students like themselves.
State University High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering
Internship Program in Science and Engineering at Boston University.
(A High School Honors Program)
Summer Program A three-week intensive summer camp for mathematically
gifted students from around the globe.
Mathcamp is an intensive 5-week-long summer program for
mathematically talented high school students.
Ross Program at the Ohio State University is an intensive
summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students
to explore mathematics. During those eight weeks, students are immersed
in a world of mathematical discovery.
Education Resource Institute (GERI) at
University Summer Institutes
The EPGY Summer Institutes at Stanford University are residential summer
programs for students ages 13 through 17.
Making of an Engineer - An Engineering Experience Course
For High School Students
The Making of an Engineer Program is a special college level engineering
course, designed especially for high school students with a strong interest
in science and technology. Offered in June, this course is for undergraduate
college credit and is restricted to high school students. The course
emphasizes the art and science of engineering, including engineering
measurements, use of engineering tools and lab equipment, Boolean algebra,
the use of logic gates, combinational logic analysis & design, and
mechanical dissection and instrumentation. (University of Denver)
The Early Experience Program is designed for high school students with
exceptional academic ability who wish to enrich or accelerate their
education with university-level courses. The program is offered during
the traditional school year and in the summer. Eligible students take
regular University of Denver courses for college credit while still
in high school. Participating students have taken courses in computer
science, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, statistics, physics,
accounting, engineering, art, foreign languages, history, psychology,
music, sociology, literature, business, and political science. The program
provides course selection advising and follow-up counseling. This is
a commuter only program.
Making of a Scientist
A college credit course for high school students interested in exploring
the relationship between mathematics and computer science, and their
applications to chemistry. (University of Denver)
Study abroad programs for a summer, semester or academic year in Argentina,
Australia, Chile, England, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain.
Study Abroad in Spain, France, Italy, England, Australia and Argentina
with Global Student
Experience. All students participating in GSE programs must be high
school graduates and at least 18 years of age. Fluency may be used to
determine eligibility to enroll in some courses and programs. GSE strongly
recommends that students have at least one semester of college level
language classes in the language of their preferred host country.
– International Homestays.
Andeo is an international network of families, students, teachers, independent
travelers and homestay specialists who are dedicated to exploring cross-cultural
friendship and understanding. Whether you are opening your home to an
international student or stepping across the threshold to meet your
own welcoming host family, you are part of the Andeo network. Andeo
invites you to explore a world of welcoming families, lifelong friendships
and cross-cultural adventures! The students are between the ages of
School age) (College
age and beyond)
Bound - Wilderness Adventure Expeditions and Challenges
Scale a wind-swept mountain peak. Ride a surging whitewater river. Hike
into a remote forest glen. Sail to an offshore island. Whether you’re
14 or 40, on Outward Bound you’ll travel to places you’ve
only dreamed of. And carry away something you’ll remember for
the rest of your life. From youth (12+) to adults, Outward Bound Wilderness
offers something for everyone.
Earthwatch Institute is an international non-profit organization that
brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth's future.Earthwatch
recruits close to 4,000 volunteers every year to collect field data
in the areas of rainforest ecology, wildlife conservation, marine science,
archaeology, and more. Through this process, we educate, inspire, and
involve a diversity of people, who actively contribute to conserving
our planet. This international nonprofit organization places paying
volunteers of all ages on short-term research expeditions worldwide.
Marine Biology: Odyssey Expeditions
Odyssey Expeditions Tropical Marine Biology Voyages offers educational
adventure programs for high school and college students aboard sailing
catamarans in the British Virgin Islands and Windward Islands (St. Lucia,
St. Vincent, Martinique, Dominica). Learn about marine biology, coral
reefs, turtles, sharks, fishes, ecology and take part in hands-on research
projects and underwater environmental service progrects plus earn school
credit. Learn Sailing, PADI SCUBA diving, Seamanship, and explore the
islands hiking, climbing, scuba diving. Live-aboard a 46 foot sailing
catamaran and Dive Dive Dive. Earn community service and academic credit.
Study sharks, dolphins, turtles, corals, and fishes. Earn PADI SCUBA
certifications including specialties and advanced. Learn digital underwater
photography. For fun waterskii, wakeboard, sea kayak. Coed programs
available for students ages 13-22.
Have you ever wanted to help save the planet? Travel to exotic and remote
locations? Swim and dive with turtles, dolphins, and scores of fish.
Trek the savannahs of eastern Africa for elephant, lion, giraffe, and
rhino. Explore the rainforests of South America, or work in mountaintop
villages and climb amazing peaks. Earning college and university credit
has never been so rewarding or energizing! Greenforce USA located in
Nelsonville, Ohio is the North American partner organization of Greenforce
based in London, England. Greenforce offers hands-on volunteer and
ecotourism study abroad opportunities throughout most of the Earth’s
College: Study Abroad Program
Hocking College has a fantastic range of specialized experiences that
will rock your world while saving you time and lending credibility to
your credit-bearing studies. Embark on an educational experience of
a lifetime through our world-renowned Study Abroad Program. Choose to
study in Italy, Belize, China, or in a rural coastal village along the
Jamaican barrier reef, our exciting and innovative curriculum and hands-on
teaching style truly will be the great ’differentiator. While
studying abroad you’ll be able to explore your passion for learning
while visiting foreign worlds and immersing yourself in distant cultures
- in the process honing your hard-won experiences into a firm resolve
to meet and surpass your educational and professional goals.
Specifically for Girls
program at Mount Holyoke College is designed for high school
girls who have done well in mathematics and who would like to see a
different aspect of the mathematical world.
College Summer Science & Engineering Program
Technology Program in EECS At Massachusetts Institute of
The WTP-EECS is a residential summer program in the MIT Dept. of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science to introduce high school girls to EECS
in the summer after 11th grade.