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Note:  Skyline High School does not endorse any of the summer opportunities listed here; this information is solely provided as a community service. Check camps and opportunities out carefully before enrolling or sending money.  The location of camps does not always mean that the organization running the camp has anything to do with the university students are housed at.  Be sure you ask specifics before sending a student. It is possible a local program might be just as subject intensive  with multiple summer opportunities: www.cogito.org

Summer 2016 Opportunities
 Event     Description     Registration Deadline
WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers) Summer Skills Academy WANIC Summer Skills Academy Details:

Monday through Friday June 27 - July 15, 2016 (No School 7/4)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm (may vary by class)

  • Open to students entering 9-12th grade in Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Northshore, Mercer Island, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.
  • Apply online beginning March 15 (3:00 pm). Applications open to all, however students who will be in 12th grade 2016-17 have priority registration until March 29. Beginning March 30, space is filled based on application submission date "first come, first served". The Health class spots will be filled first with class of 2017, then class of 2018, then class of 2019 and finally class of 2020.
  • Earn .5 Occupational Education HS Credit (Exception: Health class meets the .5 Health HS Credit graduation requirement.)
  • 1 excused absence is permitted. After 1 absence the student will lose credit.
  • Grade will be posted to the student's official high school transcript.
  • Students provide their own transportation and lunch.
  • Program offerings subject to change or cancellation due to enrollment.
  • Students may not apply for a Summer Skills class they have previously completed.
  • Site visits are not required for enrolling in Summer Skills Academy.
  • Free Tuition. $50 materials/class fee (assistance available for those who qualify).
  • After you receive an email confirmation of enrollment, pay the class fee online or mail a check (payable to WANIC). Fee must be paid by June 17 to hold your spot.
 Students can apply for all Summer Skills Academy beginning 3:00 PM Tuesday 3/15.
Bioinformatics: Coding for Medicine

We would like to invite the highly motivated students at Skyline High School to join our cutting-edge and innovative summer program.

BIOINFORMATICS is the hottest emerging area of STEM with all major universities and colleges including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, University of Washington and others, developing cutting-edge programs. This is a major focus of investment for technology companies such as GOOGLE etc  and many job opportunities are being created in this field. Skills are much in demand in this high STEM job growth area.

Our STEM summer program 2016 will open the doors of this exciting field to students thinking of future careers in biology, computer science and medicine. The course is led by Dr M. Samanta who has extensive experience in BIOINFORMATICS and is an International Maths Olympian and ex-NASA scientist.

Duration: 10 days (July 5-18 or July 20-August 2)
Time:  10AM - 2 PM
Location: Bellevue College

For more information and to register, please visit:  

Course Fee:  $750.  Bring a friend, and get a 10% discount!
Information Sessions: 
Parents and Students are invited for a question/answer type session to know about our programs- April 23, Sammamish Library 11am-12noon. We have also arranged information sessions at Redmond Library and Bellevue Library (Check above link for details) OR meet us at Innovation Conference (April 24, Hyatt House, Redmond visit WSSA website for details: FREE event)
 Intern-Counselors needed for All-Girls Math CampGirls Rock Math has volunteer and internship opportunities available to female high school students.  They offer two- or three- week positions at one of their camps, working directly with girls on math projects, playing games, singing songs and doing other camp activities like arts and crafts. Camps will take place in many locations throughout Seattle and the Eastside, including a camp location in Issaquah this summer which runs from July 11 to July 22. Young women who are confident  in math and who love working with young children are excellent candidates for this internship. More information is available at GirlsRockMathematics.com. ASAP
 Bellevue College's Teen Program    Make friends, learn something new, prepare for SATs, and have fun this spring and summer. Classes for teens in Art, Technology, Test Prep, CPR, and more…Spring break classes, April 4-15, Summer June 27-August 12 for ages 12-17.  Register now
 Microsoft High School Program Internship 


  • Candidates must be high school juniors or seniors in the Puget Sound, Washington state area (at the time of application).
  • Have demonstrated an interest in technology.
  • Know how to email and use Microsoft Office Word.
  • Have a basic grasp of HTML, Visual Basic, or other programming language.
  • Be at least 16 years old and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be available to work full time, 40 hours per week, for eight to ten consecutive weeks starting in June of program year.
  • All Puget Sound-area high school students are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applications from minorities (African American, Native American, and Hispanic), young women, individuals with disabilities and students from economically disadvantaged families.

Please visit their website for more information, and to apply: 

 Applications must be received by Sunday, February 28.
 Girls Who CodeSeven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with mentorship from female engineers in industry. Registration deadline is March 1, 2016.
 Duke Summer SessionFor more information, please visit www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth  Registration deadline is April 15, 2016
 Duke Summer Youth ProgramsFor more information, please visit www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth Registration deadline is April 15, 2016.
 Brightmont AcademyOur engaging summer school programs help students make significant academic progress with one-to-one instruction. Each student's plan is customized to help him or her succeed in the next school year and avoid "summer skill regression." With flexible scheduling, students in grades 3 through 12 can balance summer school and other fun summer activities. Early Bird Special - Register by May 1st and your enrollment fee is waived!
The Summer Youth Leadership Program The Summer Youth Leadership Program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants have a chance to meet Asian American role models and leaders, discover Asian community resources, and build friendships with youths from other parts of the Puget Sound area.

The program includes a great field trip to University of Washington, and social service agencies in the International District, and free ethnic lunches every day. In addition students also have the opportunity to earn $200 to $500 in scholarships. 

Some of our well-known speakers include Bob Santos, Lori Matsukawa, and University of Washington Provost Ana Mari Cauce.

For more information click HERE.
Application deadline: June 4, 2016
 UW Math AcademyUW-Seattle - Interested in the Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering undergraduate degree programs?
Plan to attend an Information Session held on one of the dates listed below. Meetings are in room CSE 691 of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering

2015-16 General CSE information sessions:

March 24, 3:30-4:30pm
April 28, 3:30-4:30pm
May 12, 3:30-4:30pm

See UW Math Academy website for more information.
 Student Conservation Association (SCA)SCA's mission is to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders by connecting young adults through hands-on service to the land. Seeking youth (ages 15 - 19) to participate in programs while living and working in national parks throughout Washington state. Regional Crews: Washington State – Volunteer These crews are all expenses-paid, 15-day trips to some of the most spectacular national parks in the country (Mt. Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, or San Juan Islands).  Each crew will consist of 8 students and 2 leaders, living in the park and doing various restoration projects such as trail maintenance work.  Students will earn at least 70 hours of service credit.  No experience necessary.    ASAP
 SAME Engineering/Construction Summer Camps

 The Society of American Military Engineers offers 1 week engineering and construction camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture or related fields in college. Camps are high energy, hands-on events for students from across the country and around the world, led by a professional staff of engineers from private industry and the military services.  The Engineering & Construction camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience what engineers, architects and builders do, to learn practical skills, and to gain exposure to the military services. Application deadline March 28. Questions contact Terry.


 Evergreen Boys State: June 19-25

For current juniors. Program aims to simulate the Washington State government through a fun and engaging activities. Students have the opportunity to construct local, county and state governments, run for office, practice public speaking and get inspired by guest speakers. Potential to receive 3 college credits & scholarships.  ASAP
 Evergreen Girls State: June 12-18

For current juniors. Interested in learning about city, country, and state government? Listening to outstanding speakers? Young women demonstrating leadership, interest in government, scholarship, and community are invited to apply. Potential to receive college credits & scholarships. ASAP

Here are alternate summer opportunities for K-12 students in the Puget Sound interested in computing:


Other sources for summer programs:

Summer Program Finder search tool



"Finding The Right Summer Opportunity for Teens


Summer Internship Program

The Issaquah School District Before & After School Care program is seeking out incoming 9th grade – 12th grade students (for the 2015 – 2016 year) that are interested in gaining work experience, earning community service hours, and having fun this summer. The Before & After School District have summer camp elementary locations at Creekside, Challenger, Cougar Ridge, Endeavor, Grand Ridge, Sunset, Newcastle and Middle School Locations at Beaver Lake, Pacific Cascade and Maywood. Internship hours are from 9:00AM – 5:00PM for a consecutive two week period during the summer. A two week intern can earn up to eighty hours of community service during the summer and at the end of a successful internship they will have the chance to earn a letter of recommendation. Interns will provide a positive role model for children, assist staff with activities, help clean up snack, and accompany students on field trips. To be considered for an interview, students must have a complete application and submit 1-2 letters of recommendation. Applications and reference forms are available online at http://beforeandafterschoolcare.weebly.com/summer--‐internship.html. If interested, any questions can be addressed to Derrick Capdeville at capdevilled@issaquah.wednet.edu.




General Information:


Summer is a great time for students to get involved in programs that build leadership and self-esteem, acquire new skills, and have fun. Some programs have applications deadlines in early spring, so the now is a good time for your student to start exploring. When searching for programs with your student, keep in mind the following points:

There are many different types of experiences including camps, academic programs, sports clinics, arts workshops, internships, volunteer opportunities, and travel adventures throughout North American and abroad. Here’s a little of what each may offer:

Camps-Students can make lasting friendships while enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Camp is also a place to learn cooperation, leadership, and independence. For those who’d like to combine the great outdoors with inner growth, there are camps representing a wide range of religious affiliations.
Summer on Campus-Whether your student is looking for remedial help or a chance to move ahead, many programs offer a combination of academics with recreation
Extra Credit-Students can get challenging coursework out of the way or find a program that normally would not be offered at SHS
Community Service/Internships-Students can gain invaluable skills volunteering for organizations in line with their interests. Many organizations have teen programs already set up with coordinators who are able to mentor and give sound career advice

Experiences range in price from $50.00 for a day workshop to $4,500 for a world trek with sessions varying in length from a couple of days to a couple of months.  Your student’s satisfaction with a summer opportunity is directly proportionate with the amount of research you both do. Here are some good questions to ask:

Who is the director? Get to know that person to find out his or her credentials and philosophy about the program.
What is the program’s track record?
Who are the counselors and instructors?
Can you talk to past participants of the program to find out their level of satisfaction?
What are the program’s goals?
What if discipline problems arise?
How safe is the program?
Could you arrange a tour or visit of the program?
What provisions are made for medical care and emergencies?