Summer Opportunities

Information about summer programs is received throughout the year. Some programs are offered every year and some are not.  The programs listed below are recurring programs.  Please visit the websites to see when the organizations will offer the program for this school year.

Students should also refer to the counseling Schoology course for their graduating class for announcements about programs.

Summer Opportunities

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation’s next generation of leaders. If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year For more information please visit: https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For
Virginia Tech’s College of Science is offering several fun and educational camps this summer for rising 6th through 12th graders. Campers will carry out experiments, work with cutting-edge technology, and solve real-life problems. Our talented professors and staff will inspire and prepare campers for a great future in science! Camps include: Explore Science (an array of topics) CSI: Blacksburg Outbreak at Virginia Tech Geosciences: Using Data & Technology to Understand Earth and Mars Nanocamp Visit https://www.science.vt.edu/get-involved/camps.html for more information.
The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented students who will be entering their senior year in high school. The four-week program teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses. BWSI began in 2016 with a single course offered to 46 students, a mix of local daytime students and out-of-state residential students. In this course, RACECAR (Rapid Autonomous Complex Environment Competing Ackermann steering) students programmed small robotic cars to autonomously navigate a racetrack. For more information visit https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/BWSI
Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions. All programs are FREE of cost to students! *Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.* For more information, please visit this website .
The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network's Hispanic College Institute (HCI) will be a free, 3-day program that gives you the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process while meeting Latinx professional and engaging with Latinx college students from all over our Commonwealth. Benefits of attending HCI:
  • Gain peer mentorship from college students attending various universities nationally
  • Learn about the college life experience of residential living, campus dining, and engagement with Virginia Tech and other universities
  • Daily workshops on navigating and completing the college application process, applying for scholarships and financial aid
  • Learn about local resources available to Latinx Virginia high school students
  • Networking with professionals and building community
Requirements to apply:
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Rising junior or senior
  • Enrolled full-time in a Virginia high school
  • Access to internet and electronic device
For more information about the Hispanic College Institute, visit this website or email .