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American Legion Vermon Law Cadet Training Program

Students interested in all facets of the criminal justice system are encouraged to participate in this program.  Students must be at least 16 years of age.  The program will assist in gaining knowledge regarding the training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  Call 1-800-501-7131, email alvthq@myfairpoint.net or the website is http://vtlegion.org/

Asian Studies Outreach Program at University of Vermont

ASOP from UVM offers workshops and programs highlight historical, cultural, geographical and religious elements in China, Japan, and Thailand. www.uvm.edu/outreach


ASSE International Student Exchange Program

The ASSE International Student Exchange Program help students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the world around them.  They offer a variety of destinations and programs including Academic Year & Semester Programs, Teen Twin Programs, and Summer Homestay, Adventure and Language Programs.  Learn more at:  www.asse.com


Center for Talented Youth
CTY Announces New Award to Support Pre-College Math and Science Research: Greetings from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) launched a new annual award competition that offers funding for aspiring scientists ages 13-18. For more information please go to: http://bit.ly/1acWoBA.


College Quest to Health Careers

CollegeQuest is a FREE skill development and enrichment program to students who have an interest to further explore healthcare professions and enhance their college readiness.  Students who successfully complete the program earn a stipend of $1,500.  http://www.svahec.org/


Dynamy Gap Year  Programs

Dynamy Internship Year and Thinking Beyond Borders, in collaboration with local supporters, are spreading the word about the growing array of opportunities for personal growth through experiential education- travel, language immersion, directed study, outdoor adventure, community service and internships.  More information about Dynamy Internship Year can be found at https://www.dynamy.org/internship-year/ or for more upcoming gap year fairs visit www.usagapyearfairs.org.


Explore America Program

This programs gives high school students a candid look into the following industries and cultures before they take the next steps in their education. This summer, we are offering two programs at the University of Washington in Seattle, Entrepreneurship (Foster School of Business) and Game Experience (Video Game Development). In addition, we are offering Fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FiDM) in Los Angeles and Experience Japan for students to explore Tokyo and Nagoya https://www.expamerica.net


EnRoute Gap Year Program

Customized gap year itineraries for young people.  This organization specializes in connecting students to volunteer, intern, and travel opportunities both domestically and abroad.  www.enroutegapyear.com

Governor’s Institute of Vermont

Vermont's flagship summer program for talented teens, the Governor's Institutes offers 8 summer Institutes that gather teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth on the topics of their choice, such as Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and more.  All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets. www.giv.org

National Young Leaders Conference

This conference is an intensive and stimulating leadership program used to examine the concept of leadership through a variety of educational experience.  Students assume the roles of government officials to enhance critical thinking and gain an understanding of the complexities of public policy.  For more information you can go to: http://cylc.org/nylc/

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

This program is a 10 day program designed for those students interested in the health care professions.  Students get the change to listen to professionals in the field as well as job-shadow and interact with them at various medical centers and hospitals renowned for their research and advancement in the world of medicine.  More information about the program and scholarship opportunities can be found at www.nylf.org


People to People

This opportunity is for students to join others as they develop leadership skills and personal contacts with some of the world’s finest leaders.  This year’s Leadership Summit includes Laura Bush (Former First Lady), Colin Powell (65th Secretary of State), and Ari Fleischer (White House Press Secretary). More information about the program and scholarship opportunities can be found at www.peopletopeople.com/leadership


US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs

The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities.  See more information at http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/youth-ambassadors



At Vermont Technical Center students can enroll in the VAST program as a high school senior.  Students receive a high school diploma and a year of college at the same time.  Those individuals with strong abilities in math and science interested in attending can go to www.vtc.edu/VAST

World Learning Youth Ambassadors Program in South America

The Youth Ambassadors Program is a three-week exchange for high school youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. Subthemes include human rights, multiculturalism, social justice, and social transformation.  Current opportunities include programs in Argentina, Brazil, the Caribbean and Chile.  For more details and to apply visit: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/youth-ambassadors-program-for-south-america/

Summer Programs

There are a large number of summer opportunities offered by colleges and other organizations available for high school students.  We have binders in the Guidance Office with more detailed descriptions.  Some examples include the following:


American Legion Cadets

This is a Cadet Training Program which helps young people gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  Instructors are from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as State Elected Officials.  Must be 16 years of age and currently a junior or senior in high school (prior to attending cadet class).  Application found at http://vtlegion.org/documents/PDF/Law_and_Cadet/LOAPPLICATION2014.pdf


The Bachman Academy Summer Endeavor is a specialized summer program to help students develop social and interpersonal skills need to thrive in school and daily situations.  Each focus is designed to nurture a variety of learning differences such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and more. Students leave with more confidence, new skills and new friends. http://www.bachmansummer.org/

Bernard Summer in the City

Students from around the globe come to New York City to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting.  With six distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple! http://www.barnard.edu/summer


Brandeis High School Programs

Brandeis College offers several summer programs for high school students including 3D Game Design, Mock Trial Boot Camp, BIMA art program and Genesis. 

Bryn Mawr Blue Tree Camp

Bryn Mawr College sponsors a creative arts summer program for girls.  Students pick two of the courses for classwork then enjoy a fun variety of evening activities while staying in a dorm room. http://bluetreecamp.com/

BU Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop

Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! Our award-winning faculty will help ensure that each student will be taught at a high level, and learn new and valuable journalism skills. http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/

Camp Daybreak

The only direct service program of The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, Camp Daybreak is a residential summer camp experience for Vermont kids ages 8-11 with a range of social, emotional, and behavioral needs.  High School students 15 years and older can volunteer to work with these campers. http://www.campdaybreak.org/volunteers/

Campus NYC

This is a unique summer Culinary Arts program that allows students to explore New York City while also learning about a wide range of cuisines in the region.  http://campusnyc.org/

Centenary College Summer Scholars

Offering programs such as Fashion Design, Television Production, Computer Programming & Video Game Design, Psychology and more...students have a great chance to explore these programs on a college campus. http://www.centenarysummerscholars.org/

Green Mountain College Summer Academy

If you are interested in Culinary Arts, Studio arts, Forensic Science or Veterinary Science, along with a wide selection of other programs offered, check out the Summer Academic Programs offered. http://vermontsummeracademy.org/

Green Mountain Club

Volunteer opportunities for all ages throughout the state. www.greenmountainclub.org

Green Across the Pacific

This is a cultural exchange program where American students  live and learn along side of Chinese high school students.  They explore sciences, politics, economics, international relations and more.  This filed program will be based at University of Vermont. http://gatp.org/

Harvard Summer School

Harvard offers sophomores, juniors and seniors a wide variety of courses and the opportunity to live, meet and make friends with peers from all over the United States and the world.  College Prep events include a large college fair, panel discussion and trips to other New England colleges.


Health & Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

Through lectures and hand-on laboratory investigations, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will interact with practicing professionals in medicine, physical therapy, genetic counseling and more.   Call 717-867-6179 or http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/

Landmark College

A three-week comprehensive academic and experiential program designed exclusively for high-potential students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other specific learning disabilities. www.landmark.edu/programs/summer

LIU Post Summer Honors Institute

This summer, rising high school seniors can pursue their passion and get a taste of college life at LIU Post. The Summer Honors Institute @ LIU Post is a one-week intensive that will give you the chance to immerse yourself in different fields of study. You’ll work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and gain vital experience through hands-on projects and field trips. All accepted students receive free tuition and housing.  http://liu.edu/CWPost/SHI


MassArt Summer Studios

Summer Studios is an intensive four-week program for the young artist who is serious about his or her work.  Students from around the world come together to experience MassArt and the environment of a higher education institution in the visual arts.  Students take three required foundation classes and one elective, and are able to see the development of their work over the program. In addition, the program offers a number of special events, and students participate in a closing exhibition of their work. https://massart.edu/summer-studios



This is a 6 week summer program held at Southern Vermont College and is designed to expose students to a diverse selection of health career fields and learn important skills such as infection control, medical ethics, medical terminology, CPR, and taking vital signs through workshops and job shadowing with professionals in various Vermont hospitals. 

Advanced MedQuest is for those students who have completed the MedQuest and still seeking additional experiences.  Particpants live in a UVM dorm and participate in job shadowing and workshops at Fletcher Allen Hospital, The College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


National Environmental Summit for High School Students
Imagine a setting where you could use your talents and interests - no matter what they are - to help change the world.  Imagine a place where other students like you work together to become effective environmental leaders. Imagine having scientists and professors from nationally respected institutions guide you in this amazing experience.  If this interests you apply now at: http://www.centerfortheenvironment.org/redesigning-our-future.html

New England Craft Summer Program
This is an intensive full immersion curriculum program that offers courses in Glassblowing, Flameworking, Textiles, Metalsmithing, Woodworking, Drawing & color, Weaving, Ceramics, Welding, Photography,  & Video. Registration and information at: www.snowfarm.org

Phillips Exeter Academy

Five weeks of academic exploration and discovery at one of America’s outstanding independent schools.    www.exeter.edu/summer

Pratt Institute PreCollege Program

Immerse yourself in Art, Design, Architecture, Creative Writing, or Cultural Studies at the prestigious Pratt Institute.  www.pratt.edu/precollege


Putney School

Students come from all over the world to learn from professional artists, writers, performers, experienced teachers and each other.  For more information: www.putneyschool.org/summer


This is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors who will enter 11th or 12th grade in fall, from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields, and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions.   http://www.rpi.edu/dept/doso/resources/precollege/docs/2014PREFACEapplication.pdf

Rhode Island School of Design

Pre-College – six weeks of a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience which follows a college-level studio curriculum and experience of college life, fully immersed with an art and design education.  www.risd.edu/precollege

Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering

This residential camp is designed to give students who are interested in pursuing higher education and careers in STEM fields an opportunity to live on campus in residence halls; be mentored by representatives from the SMU Lyle faculty, students and staff; and participate in panel and group discussions while working on a real world, hands-on design project in SMU's Deason Innovation Gym. http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp

St. Andrews University Summer

St. Andrews is located in North Carolina and offers personal development through academic study and shared experiences.  One week of your summer can be spent exploring Writer's Workshop, Art, Forensic Science, Athletic & Physical Training, Digital Photography or other programs.  It also includes a College Admissions Seminar. 


Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies

Stanford offers highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics typically not taught in high school.  There are a number of arts and humanities courses to choose from as well as a College Academy where you can begin earning college credits. https://spcs.stanford.edu/

Tufts University

Tufts Summer Study is a selective program that offers high achievers a chance to take college level course, specialize programs, and prep classes that get students ready for the college application process.  The work closely with seasoned professors while living and learning on a college campus, immersed in a community built around academic excellence.  For complete course listing, visit http://ase.tufts.edu/summer/

U Mass Amherst

In addition to popular existing programs like Equine Management, Sport Management, Engineering Institute, and Summer Design Academy, they have added programs in many other topics including: BioTech Boot Camp; Neuroscience; Genetic Engineering and GMOs; Introduction to Contemporary Storytelling; Light, Optics & Illusion; Sports Broadcasting; White Mountain Summer Dance Festival.  http://www.umass.edu/summer/precollege

University of New Hampshire

Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) is for Juniors and Seniors interested in science.  For details go to: www.smart.unh.edu

Washington University in St. Louis

Credit and noncredit summer programs where students develop academic skills through specialized seminars.  www.sumerexperiences.wustl.edu

Woodward Gymnastics Camp

This camp combines a traditional camp experience with lots of quality training in gymnastics and cheer tumbling.  http://www.campwoodward.com/

VTC Summer Programs

Vermont Tech is hosting several summer camps for middle and high school students.  Programs are available in both Williston and Randolph.

* Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camps (overnight camps for girls entering 9th & 10th grades with follow-up mentorships held at the Randolph Center Campus)

* Coder Camp for Girls (day camp for girls entering 8th-10th grades and mentorships held at Williston Campus)

* AeroCamp – day camp for boys and girls ages 12-18 held at Williston Campus

Venture Semester

The Venture Semester will take you into the heart of food, agriculture, and learning to live off the land while you earn college credit toward your Working Lands Certificatehttp://www.vtc.edu/venture


This is a sample of all the opportunities we have information about –
stop in Guidance and make next summer fun & exciting.