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Welcome to Chaparral College & Career Center

The College & Career Center is a resource area for students and parents to seek information and guidance for educational career paths beyond high school.  Take a look at what we have to offer on our webpage. 


 Junior Parent Coffee with the Counselors
In case you missed it or you want to refresh yourself on the content, click to view the segments from our Sept. 27 meeting.
 Senior Parent Coffee with the Counselors
In case you missed it or you want to refresh yourself on the content, click to view the segments from our Aug. 23 meeting.
 Looking for a Part-Time Job?
Check out the College & Career Job Board. Lots of opportunities to earn some extra money and build your resume!
 College Visits at Chaparral
100+ colleges coming to Chaparral!

Upcoming Events

College Planning

Naviance | Student

Naviance Student makes it easier than ever for students to answer the questions:  Who am I? What do I want to be?  How will I get there? and How will I succeed?   Naviance will help simplify the college and career planning process.

 ​​​​Naviance Student Instructions 
How to Sign-up for a College Visit
Video Instructions for Naviance Student

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two and four-year college programs outside of their home state.  Note: not all majors are eligible.

Helpful Links:
College Match Tool  on Big Future
​​​​​​​Quick College Cost Estimator  by MyinTuition



 College 101 Information

The Basic Vocabulary
Words and terms frequently used in college admissions.

High School Timelines

How is College Different from High School?
The comparison

The Application Process
College admissions, while challenging, can be a great experience. Searching for colleges, examining your interests, having discussions about your future with your parents can be enlightening experiences.  The counselors and the CCC are here to help you as you work through this process. 

  • All four-year colleges require: 
    • 1)  an application
    • 2)  an official transcript sent from Naviance and
    • 3)  SAT or ACT scores sent from the testing agency.
    • 4)  Some colleges also require letters of recommendation (usually Common App Schools)

The Essay

Application Organization Guide - Keep organized with applications, due dates, and all that encompasses the application process. Click here.



 Campus Visit Information

Whether a student is planning on attending a community college, trade school, or a four-year university, an important component to figure out if a school is a good fit is to visit the campus.  

Most colleges have special days for prospective students.  The schools plan special activities and introduce students to the campus life.  Some of our Arizona universities are listed below. Information for other schools may be found at their websites, or by talking to their representatives.

Before visiting a college campus, it could be helpful to look at a College Visit Planning Checklist.  Be prepared with questions before the visit: Questions to ask College Admissions.  Another helpful article, from College Board, gives information on When to Visit college campuses.  Visiting during the week and experiencing a real day on the campus can be the best way for getting a true feel for what the school is like.

Students considering attending an out-of-state school should try to arrange to visit those campuses as well.  If that is not possible, or to just get a look around a school, students can participate in virtual tours online through You Visit.

 Helpful Links

The 10 Best College Websites
By Lynn O'Shaughnessy

When I typed "college" into Google today, I got 631 million hits.  When I searched for "scholarships" and "financial aid," I generated another 51 million and 58 million results. 

Nobody has time to slog through all that and a lot of it is probably schlock anyway.
You can, however, dramatically cut down on the time you need to find great colleges at bargain princes if you spend time visiting what I consider to be the 10 best college websites
In no particular order, here are my choices for the top 10 college websites:

1.  College Navigator.  The graphics aren't slick, but this federal website contains more data on the nation's colleges and universities than any place else on the Internet.  Using the College Navigator's school search engine, you can scour the country for schools based on your criteria, which is handy if you aren't sure where to hunt for schools beyond the obvious name brands and your own state institutions.

2.  College Results Online.  Families assume that their children will graduate from college in four years, but that's sadly not true for most.  This great website provides four, five, and six-year graduation rates of schools across the country.  What I like about College Results Online is that it breaks down graduation rates by gender and ethnicity.

3.  Zinch and 4. Cappex.  These websites are online matchmakers that have borrowed features from Facebook that should appeal to teenagers.  On both sites, for instance, a student can create a profile that goes well beyond test scores and grade-point averages that they can share with schools.  Using these sites is a great way to discover intriguing schools that you didn't know exist.  Through Cappex, you can access, which provides a valuable directory of scholarships that thousands of schools offer.

5.  College Majors 101. Wondering what you can do with a degree in biology or dance?  College Majors 101 offers lots of information about what you can do with dozens of majors, as well as what you can expect academically if you peruse these majors.

6.  College Insight.  College Insight, which is the brainchild of the Institute for College Access and Success, has gathered detailed information on thousands of colleges.  You can find statistics for any school on such topics as college affordability, graduation rates, and college diversity, including the racial and ethnics breakdown of students and professors.

7.  Project Student Debt.  This website is devoted to helping families make the best economic choices when tackling college costs.  You will find tons of information about college debt and student loans.  The site also has a list of school that have pledged to limit or eliminate the use of student loans in their financial aid packages.

8. College Board.  I am always turning to the College Board when I want to check some quick facts about a particular school.  You can easily retrieve the academic profile of a college's freshman class, financial aid merit aid stats, available majors, and much more.

9.  Unigo.  This site, which has teamed up with the Wall Street Journal, serves up the unvarnished scoop on schools from the students themselves.  You won't find spin from the admission offices here.  Unigo urges college students to share their take in their own schools through comments, photos, and videos.

10. The Choice (New York Times).  This college blog will keep you up to date on the latest trends on college admission, testing, and financial aid.  The blog also features a lot of question-and-answers sessions with college admission officers and other higher ed experts.

Additional articles by Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Jobs & Volunteers

 Current Job Openings

The listings below are job opportunities that are submitted to the College & Career Center from potential employers.  Before you apply, this would be a good time to create or update your resume.

Newest listings on top:

The Goddard School, Part-time aide

MBK Senior Living, Part-time servers
Wildflower Bread Company, Various positions
UPS Store, Customer Service Associates
Culver'sImmediate Openings, Shea & 101.
Dakota Management Co., Part-time Grounds Keeper
Wendy's, Various positions at two locations.  Benefits and scholarship program!
The Country Club at DC Ranch, Various positions
Tri-Star Sports Officials, Referees for flag football - middle & elementary school level
Home Depot, Various Positions, North Scottsdale (Hayden) Text flyer
Best Buy, Customer Service Associate, North Scottsdale location.
BellyBubz Doggy Play Club, Dog handler.
Tuscany at McCormick Ranch, Senior Living. Part-time dining room server.
Code Ninjas, Code Sensei, part time afternoons
Silverleaf ClubYouth Activities Leader
Omni Resorts, Various Positions, Montelucia Scottsdale
Cactus Day CampSummer Counselors, PV
GeriPro, Administrative/Data Entry Medical Coding
Salt River Indian Reservation, Lifeguard, various locations.
Less Inc., product transportation, Scottsdale Airpart area.
Jack in the BoxTeam members and managers.
Factory, Guest Service Associate, Scottsdale Airpark
Magic Touch Cleaners, Customer Service Attendant, Scottsdale & Shea
Rainbow Montessori School, Office Assistant
Rainbow Montessori School, After school care.
UPS Store, Team Associate, Scottsdale & Shea
DSW Designer Shoes Warehouse, 90th St & Shea
Office Clerk, afternoon office support, near Scottsdale Airpark.
Octane Raceway, various positions
Leslie's PoolSales Associate.
StrolleriaShipping Clerk (Part-time, flexible hours). Near Scottsdale Quarter
LifeguardCity of Scottsdale, various pools. 
Ling & Louie's Asian Bar & Grill, Hostess and Servers
The Simple GreekVarious positions. New restaurant.
El Pollo LocoVarious positions.  New Location on Hayden.
Potbelly Sandwich ShopPart-time, Scottsdale & Thunderbird
Bamboo Garden, All positions, Gold Dust and Scottsdale Rd.
Atria Senior LivingServer/Waitstaff, Busser
Astria Sierra Pointe, Server/Waitstaff, Busser
Jet's Pizza, Delivery Drivers & Crew Members, PV area.
Boston MarketVarious positions, Frank Lloyd Wright & 101
Medical ReceptionistPart-time, Pima Rd & Pinnacle Peak
City of Scottsdale, Lifeguard positions
JCCSwim Instructor
SauceServers, Cashiers, Runners.
YMCA, Lifeguard, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA
YMCAChild Watch, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA
YMCAWelcome Center Representative, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley YMCA
All Care MedicineClerical positions in a doctor's office.
Shake ShackVarious Positions.  Kierland Commons.
Chicken ScoopAll positions.  Scottsdale Promenade.
Trader Joe's, Customer Service (stock, bagging & cashier). Promenade.
A Bright FutureTeacher Assistants, on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Desert West Gift ProductsPacking & filling orders.  Shea & Scottsdale!
WildflowerBread Company, Cashiers, bussers, dishwashers, line cooks.
Raising CanesCrew Members, 2 locations.
Vivid Solutions, Work outside and receive paid training!
Belmont Village of ScottsdaleDining Room Server & Dishwasher.
Pinnacle GrilleHostesses and bussers.
Law firmPart-time File Clerk, Tatum & Shea.
Carl's Jr., Cooks, Cashiers, and Shift Managers (Northsight location)​​​​​​​
Harkins TheatersTeam Members (Fashion Square)
PopeyesAll positions (Various Locations)
Hollie's Helping Hands, Babysitter
SoftPointpart-time Receptionist.
Firehouse Subs, Food Services
TOGO's Great SandwichesFood Service 
Sante of North Scottsdale, Culinary guest associate
Farmers InsurancePart-time office assistant
Frogurt, Customer Service at a new yogurt shop on Scottsdale & 101
Pita Jungle, Host/Hostess
Ultra Star Cinemas, Guest Services
PlayworksVarious volunteer positions that could lead to paid position
SubwayVarious close locations
Massage Envy, Sales Associate
Chick Fil A (Shea & 89th location), all positions
McDonald's at Scottsdale & Shea
Brookdale Senior Living, Dining Room Servers
Pei Wei Asian Diner at Gainey Village

PLEASE NOTEMany times when a job is filled, Chaparral will not be notified.  Be sure to always check with the hiring company.

Be a Volunteer - Resources for non-profit agencies.

Career Guidance

Career Assessments - Resources to help identify career interests.

Best Major for the Right Career - What should I major in college and other decisions.

  • Research has shown that up to 80% of entering students admit they are not certain what they want to major in, even if they have declared a major.
  • Before graduation, over 50% of college students change their major at least once.

NCAA - Information on eligibility requirements and registration link

 NCAA Information

Becoming a College Student Athlete
"Two out of every 100 high school athletes will play college sports; 2 out of every 1,000 college athletes will play professional sports.  Touchdown catches, track records, free throw percentages will likely fade away, but your education will never fade away - nobody can take it from you.  Work hard, graduate and remember to do your best, because your best is always good enough."   - Bennie Wylie, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Texas Tech University

Coach Wylie's words are important to keep in mind that not only are academics important for getting to play college sports, but an important opportunity for ones future income in life.  The difference between a high school diploma and a 4-year college degree over 35 years of work is about $600,000 (U.S. Census data).

The Rules
There are many requirements students must meet and comply with in order to participate in sports at the collegiate level - including academic standards.

Students and families should review the NCAANAIA or NJCAA websites for details.  In addition, students planning to play sports in college should register with the eligibility centers in or by their junior year in high school.

5 Ways to Pick the Right College Major - Interesting article from US News and World Report
Choosing a Major - There are two reasons to choose a major: to prepare for a specific field or job, or to immerse yourself in a subject that fascinates you. 
What are you into?  Matches college majors with your interests.
What can I do with this major? Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major.
Why Accounting?  Find out if accounting is for you.


Military Academies - These institutions strive to provide more than just a high-quality education for their students. 

 Military Opportunities

Juniors interested in attending military academies, applying for ROTC, or other military scholarships, need to watch deadlines closely.  The process for seeking a nomination to one of the academies begins early in your junior year.  You can access information about all five (5) service academies from their websites by clicking the name below.
Air Force AcademyCoast Guard Academy
Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis)
U.S. Military Academy (West Point, Army)

In addition, many have excellent summer programs which give prospective applicants an experience in what daily life for a cadet would be.  These programs are very competitive so speak to your counselor NOW for information.

Branches of the military also visit Chaparral periodically to provide information about enlisting.  Go to the College and Career Center for information.

Article: Military Academies: How To Get In


You will need a resume for college, scholarships and job applications.

Select a resume format that highlights your strengths.
Resumes come in many shapes and sizes.  While there is no "correct" resume format, you should select one that highlights your strengths.  For example, a student with little work experience might choose a format that emphasizes academic achievement first.

Below are sample resumes that provide a variety of formats.


  • Proofread - have your family and friends read through your resume and specifically look for incorrect spelling and grammar.
  • Be truthful - although your resume is meant to be a tool used to sell yourself, it does not mean you should fib about your experiences. Make sure your facts and dates are correct.
  • Providing too much information - a good rule of thumb is to keep a resume to one page.  You may use a cover letter to add more information about yourself.
  • Correct format and paper - a resume is a professional document. You want it to look clean and simple for the reader to scan easily through it.  Do not use bright paper or scented stationery (remember Elle Woods in Legally Blonde?).

Summer Programs and Internships

 High School to College Bridge Programs

Arizona State University (ASU) Early Start Program
Early Start begins two weeks before the fall semester. There is no cost to participate, however, participation is by invitation only when you register. In Early Start you will:
  • Move into residence halls early
  • Learn about college academic expectations
  • Become familiar with campus and the resources available to you
  • Get connected with staff and academic mentors dedicated to your success
  • Make new friends

Northern Arizona University (NAU) Star Program

The STAR program is a challenging, fun, and rewarding program.  In the classroom, you will be exposed to the academic rigors of college life while receiving valuable support from your class instructors, supplemental lab leaders, and peer advisers.  There is a cost of $3,800, but includes 6 credit hours and dorms.

University of Arizona (UA) New Start Program

The New Start Summer Program is a six-week introduction to the best the University of Arizona has to offer. While students spend these weeks getting to know the campus, they will also take two courses (6-7 units), meaning they start off half a semester ahead! Equally important, they will have the opportunity to make great memories and lasting friendships before other freshmen have even stepped foot on campus. 

 Advance Study Programs

Cambridge College Program (UK) Wide Variety of Classes

Franklin University 


Various Topics and Class Excursions
Oxbridge (UK) 4 different programs,
Oxford Tutorial College (UK) Wide Variety of Classes
University of St Andrews(Scotland)  International Summer Programs Various academic programs that are run by faculty, staff and alumni.  Extensive field trips and visits to places of cultural and historic interest.
St. Hugh's College
Univ. of Oxford

 College Prep

Amherst College (MA)
Summer Institute for the Gifted
SIG has a unique, well-rounded program for gifted students because we combine academics, social, cultural and recreational opportunities.
University of Arizona
Business Careers Awareness Program
Ernst & Young has teamed with the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management Accounting Department to provide current Junior students who are underrepresented in undergraduate accounting classes with an opportunity to explore the accounting field and become involved in the Eller Community.  FREE

University of Arizona, The Honors College

Honors Summer Academy

Honors Summer Academy for incoming high school juniors and seniors. HSA is great for students who want to experience college life AND earn  6 US Honors credits.

University of Arizona

Med-Start Summer Program

Med-Start is a summer academic enrichment program for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in a health career. Students participate in the program during the summer between their junior and senior years.
Math-Science Honors Program
The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is an intense academic program that provides motivated students an outstanding opportunity to begin university mathematics and science studies before graduating high school. See website for requirements.
ASU Youth Engineering Summer Programs – Fulton Sch. of Eng. Engineering Concepts (for students entering 10th -12th grades)
ASU Barrett Summer Scholars Academically talented and motivated incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. The BSS residential program provides a unique opportunity for these students to experience residential life as well as engage in pursuing their intellectual curiosity while interacting with like-minded students who share their interests and abilities
ASU Business Scholars Institute The Business Scholars Institute (BSI) is a new week-long summer residency program designed for high-achieving high school juniors who will be graduating in 2017 and are interested in pursuing business education and career opportunities.
Barnard College
Various Programs
Pre-college experience and college preparation while exploring New York City.  Programs are offered for girls only, in keeping with the Barnard mission of educating women. Current 10th and 11th grade girls.
Boston University (MA) Each summer, high school students have the unique opportunity to experience college life at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities—in one of the most exciting U.S. cities.
Boston University (MA)
Math for Young Scientists
PROMYS is a challenging program designed to encourage ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. Each summer, approximately 80 high school students from around the country gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity.
Brandeis University (MA) Brandeis High School Programs offers amazing summer experiences for teens on the university's suburban campus with a Jewish setting.
Brown University (RI) Talented students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to prepare for success, and experience the challenge of college-level academics.
Bryn Mawr College (PA) For ages 9-14.  Part of the SIG Programs (Summer Institute for the Gifted)
UC-Berkeley   For ages 9-17.  Part of the SIG Programs (Summer Institute for the Gifted)
UC Santa Barbara  Summer Sessions During seven sessions of varying length (from the end of June to mid-Sept), Summer Sessions offers over 600 courses, including online courses, and works with faculty and departments to develop unique learning experiences in special courses and programs well suited to the summer term.
California College of the Arts CCA's Pre-College Program is an exciting opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design, or creative writing in an art-school setting while earning 3 units of college credit. Eligible students will have just completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Carnegie Mellon (PA)          Summer Pre-College Programs Wide Variety of Programs for rising junior and senior high school students.
Choate Rosemary Hall 5-week Academic Enrichment Program for high school and middle school students, as well as 4-, 2-, and 1-week signature programs. From writing and theater arts to athletics and study abroad, there is a program for everyone.

University of Colorado, Boulder Science Discovery

Science Discovery offers immersive summer research experiences for high school students. Students will have the chance to conduct their own research and collaborate with CU Boulder faculty and graduate students, while working in a STEM research lab.
Colorado College Colorado College Summer Session stands out among liberal arts colleges by creating a vibrant academic community year round through our unique Block Plan. Rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in specific Undergraduate Blocks, or in our specially designed Pre-College Block.
Columbia University

Rigorous summer pre-college academic programs for students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college.

Duke Summer Academy Grades 9-12. Immerse yourself in an international experience designed to provide an academic and residential environment through which you will gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.
Duke Summer College for High School Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply. 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ) Aerospace Engineering,Flight Exploration, Cybersecurity, Drones, Computer Engineering, +
Emory (GA) Wide Variety of Classes
FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising)  Immersive Summer Program Make it a summer to remember! Every year, hundreds of high school students from all over the world gather to experience fashion through the eyes of a college student in our immersive three-day program.
Furman (SC) Have plans for the summer? If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, come to Furman, stay on campus, and be a part of Summer Scholars. Rising high school seniors and juniors participate in classes led by Furman professors and get a taste of college life
GateWay Community College A variety of summer experiences on campus for K-12 students. Students experience a fun environment where they can explore careers, and in some cases may earn college credit.
George Washington University Find the Perfect Fit for you!  GW offers a variety of programs in a number of subject areas, including STEM, the arts, leadership, and more.
Georgetown (D.C)  Wide Variety of Classes
Georgetown (D.C) Junior Statesmen Summer School
Gonzaga University (WA)
Summer Writing Institute
Juniors and Seniors
Harvard (MA)  
Hollins University Contact: Madison VanDuyne, 800-456-9595
Indiana University Business is Global - two-week program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in the intersection of business, language and culture.
Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs

3 campuses, 22 programs, 500 class combinations

Lake Forest College
Writing and Thinking Workshop
Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Loyola University Chicago  
Miami University (OH)
Summer Scholars Program
A two-week summer experience for accomplished high school students who will be juniors or seniors.

University of Miami (FL)  Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it’s like to be a college student. Explore one of 16 exciting programs taught by UM's faculty.

University of Michigan

Math and Science Scholars

Program designed to introduce high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.
Midwestern University Glendale, AZ Health Careers Institute for HS Students FREE medical program is open to CURRENT junior and senior high school students and offers hands-on lab activities and lectures designed to introduce students to a variety of health professions.

MIT Engineering Summer Programs

National outreach programs empower talented students with the knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue careers in technical fields.
Students apply in the fall semester of their junior year in high school for the upcoming summer programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to apply. By submitting just one application, you are automatically considered for one of the national programs. You cannot choose to apply to one particular program.
MIT Launch Summer MIT Launch Summer brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program.
Montana State Univ Several Programs
Mount Holyoke (MA)  
Northfield Mount Hermon  
Northwestern College Prep Program Explore the world-class city of Chicago and experience college life at Northwestern University this summer. High school sophomores and juniors enroll in undergraduate courses for college credit or a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.
Northwestern - The Cherubs Program Film & Video, Theater, Debate
Notre Dame Pre-College Programs Three programs:  Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars and Study Abroad. Various dates.
Otis College of Art and Design
(800) 527-OTIS
Pace Univ. (NY)  

University of Penn Engineering Summer Academy

 Summer Engineering Academy

Princeton Univ. (NJ)
Junior Statesmen Summer School

If you’re ready to explore the world of politics, international relations, or economics at one of the nation’s most prestigious ivy-league universities, with the thriving international culture and economic energy of New York City as a powerful backdrop, then JSA Summer School at Princeton University is the ideal program for you.
Princeton Univ. (NJ)  SIG - Summer Institute for the Gifted
Rhodes College (TN)  
St. Albans School of Public Service  
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Institute Earn college credit, gain access to renowned resources and faculty, expand artistic practice, create portfolio-quality work and make new friends.
Skidmore College Skidmore is well known not only as a highly selective liberal arts college but also as one with a studio art program that rivals those of the best fine arts colleges. Skidmore's unique curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue one of three academic tracks: 2 liberal arts courses, two studio art courses, or one of each.
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
James Schleich, contact person
Stanford University
High School Summer College
Summer College students enjoy an extraordinary array of social, cultural, and educational programming, events, speakers, and trips, all uniquely situated in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, with its perfect summer days.

Stanford University

Junior Statesmen Summer School

Attending the JSA Summer School located at Stanford puts you right into the heart of this energetic and forward-looking leadership environment, where you’ll spend three weeks developing your strengths, sharpening your skills, and building your own imagination of the future as you study and debate some of the most critical issues in American and world politics today.
Stanford University Various programs:  Interdisciplinary Sciences, Humanities, Social Science, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and more!

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Pre-College Programs

Various programs from Cybersecurity to Pre-Med Biology. You get to create something from to start to finish: a business plan, a video game, an investment portfolio, a short animation. 

Summer Discovery depends on the program
Summer Institute for the Gifted Provides academically advanced students with challenging educational experience.
Programs available on 9 different elite university campuses

University of Texas

Summer Discovery

At Summer Discovery UT Austin, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a taste of college life. Open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.
Texas Tech  Camp L.E.A.D. The program is designed for students entering their senior year of high school and is an all-inclusive competitive event. 
Tufts International Relations in the French Alps
The Sorbonne (Paris)
UCLA (CA) Study the Arts  
University of Chicago  
University of Dallas various dates
University of Miami  
Univ. of Mississippi  
University of Pennsylvania  
University of Pennsylvania  
UPENN Wharton  (rising seniors)  
University of Rochester's Pre College programs Off-Campus and Abroad programs to Malawi, Samoa, the Chesapeake Bay and Bermuda are open for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.
USC (CA) Summer Science Camp for HS Women  
Wrigley Marine Science Center
 USC Summer Programs
All USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Summer Programs’ faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers, and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles.
Vanderbilt (TN) Wide Variety of Classes Med Sch 101
Vassar (PA) Wide Variety of Classes
Washington University in St. Louis  High School Summer Experiences Explore all facets of college life.  Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Program allows you to design a summer program that meets your needs and interests.
Washington Univ. in St. Louis Portfolio Plus Program
Westminster (UT) Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah offers a variety of summer academic and athletic youth camps for elementary, middle school, and high school students.
WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
Frontiers and Launch
Participants in either summer program will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology and facilities. Clickhere for Frontier.  Click here for Launch.
WPI (MA) Rising freshmen and sophomores
Yale (CT) Junior Statesmen Summer School
Yale Young Global Scholars-Singapore The Yale Young Global Scholars-Singapore (YYGS-Singapore) is an immersive week-long academic enrichment and skills-based practicum designed for outstanding high school students from around the world to encourage their drive, energy, vision, and potential to make a meaningful impact as young leaders.
Summer Study Programs Various Sessions


ASU Bio-design Institute Rising Seniors volunteer minimum   15 - 20 hrs/wk Competitive!
Co-op/Engineering Internships Many schools represented
FDA Summer Intern Program Paid 10 week internship
Helios Scholar at Tgen Helios Scholars at TGen is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to Arizona high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical school students. Interns work full-time on a research project under the mentorship of a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease and cancer.
Intern Exchange International  
Lead Summer Business Institute  
Lead Summer Engineering Institute 3 week program
Various dates @ several schools during July
Mayo Clinic Volunteer opportunities
Sen. John McCain Volunteer for Senator McCain's2016. Great political experience.
NIH Internship in Biomedical Research Work side by side with leading researchers
Roswell Park Cancer Institute  
University of Pennsylvania Various sessions
Washington Internship Exp. (D.C)   1-800-368-5688  

 Medical and Health Field

John C. Lincoln - 602-331-5729 10 week program
Midwestern University Glendale, AZ Interactive workshops in health care and medicine  NO COST

 Fine Arts

BYU Design Week One week camp in June
NYU Steinhardt  
Stringendo School for Strings (FL)  
US Performing Arts Camps depends on program

 Study Abroad Programs

Tufts - 617-627-3290 - French Alps rising juniors & seniors, lang. immersion & international relations
Bronfman Youth Fellowships - 518-475-7212 Israel
Weizmann Institute of Science Israel

 Leadership Opportunities

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab  
Brown Leadership Institute  
Global Young Leaders Conference Wash. D.C. & New York, NY 
Junior Statesmen Summer Programs Programs at Georgetown, Princeton, Yale, Stanford
Miami University - (513) 529-7576 Multicultural Leadership Institute

 Sports Management

Sports Industry Academy Introduction to the $400 + Billion Sports Industry tomature and highly talented high school students from across the country. Prominent sports executives will guide Scholars on the inner-workings of the sports industry. Held at UC Santa Barbara.


Tammy Anderson

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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College Admissions Shocker!  Witty commentary by Frank Bruni (New York Times)