Summer is a great time to DO SOMETHING! Whatever your interests are, using the summer wisely and productively will provide you with opportunities to discover new passions and broaden your perspective. Additionally, diversifying your repertoire of experiences will prove invaluable when the time to apply to college arrives, as colleges and universities seek individuals who have challenged themselves in a variety of ways. Furthermore, by challenging yourself in a context outside of the HSP environment, you will gain priceless insight in to what you like and do not like - information that will serve you well in helping to find the best "fit." The insight gained from well-conceived summer experiences will stand you in good stead not only in the upcoming college-application process, but more broadly, in your evolution from teenager to young adult and beyond.
Students and parents interested in sampling what programs are available should use selected Internet sites. In addition to our list of Summer Programs we recommend several sources; including:
CTY List of Summer Academic Programs in Science, Engineering, Math, Arts and Media
College Xpress Summer Program Search
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Also, in Naviance there are enrichment programs listed under the "College" tab. Students and parents can search programs by topic as well as location.