Summer Opportunities

Camp Cardiac serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

Camp Neuro serves as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine or psychology.

Zoo ALIVE (Active Leaders in Volunteer Education) is a year-round teen volunteer educator program.  Volunteers will help with classes for young children, lead crafts and activities at Zoo events, help with Animal Adventure birthday parties, assist with summer day camps, and more.  

Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program - A five or eight week program that provides an early taste of college life for academically talented students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year of high school. Summer scholars take undergraduate courses for credit, making this program the perfect stepping stone to the next stage of your education.  Residential and commuter options are available.  Scholarships are available.  The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

Early College Scholars allows academically advanced high school students to enroll in courses through University College, the professional and continuing education division of the College of Arts & Sciences. This program is an ideal option for students who:

  • Have unique academic interests not available through their high school.
  • Are looking for courses beyond their high school curriculum.
  • Need to enroll in a college course to fulfill a high school requirement.
  • Are exploring alternative options to AP courses.
  • Want to advance their knowledge in a particular academic area such as writing or foreign language.
  • Would like a commuter option to our residential Summer Experiences programs
Application submission deadline is January 15, 2021

2020 Summer Scholars Program Date:  June 27 - July 11, 2020 
A two week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business.  Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student.  Program is for rising high school juniors and seniors.  Application Deadline: February 16, 2021.

The University of Missouri School of Medicine will again offer a unique summer experience for high school students interested in careers in medicine.The annual High School Mini Medical School is a one-week experience designed to give students a preview of medical school. The program is intended for students who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2019 and who want to explore the career of a physician.
  • Session I: Tentative schedule - June 13-17, 2021
  • Session II: Tentative schedule - June 20-24, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Mid March Deadline

The Cherng Global Leadership Academy is a ten-day summer residential program promoting student empowerment through civic involvement, community and global service, and leadership, framed through the lens of the University of Missouri’s four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.


Summer Camp Registration Opens - TBD
Camps include: Cyber Miner Camp, Explosives Camp, Formula SAE Electric Car Camp, Jackling Introduction to Engineering, Materials Camp, Nuclear Engineering Camp, Space - The Final Frontier


Healthcare Camp is for high school students entering the 10th - 12th grade who are interested in learning about various health careers and the required entry qualifications. The Healthcare Camp application deadline is March 12, 2021 unless submitting an essay for possible scholarship. In order to be considered for a scholarship, application and essay must be submitted by March 5, 2021.

The Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program offers academically-talented students who are entering their senior year of high school a rare opportunity to work within a laboratory research setting with top scientists at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, the University of Missouri-St. Louis. More than 60 scientists who work in fields such as biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, environmental science, medicine, psychology, and public health will share their experiences as they and their research team direct students in research projects.


Our Virtual Summer Academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and activities that support college planning. The Bridge Program Summer Academy is held from mid-June to mid-July for students in grades 9 through 10.

 Application Deadline: May 7, 2021


Application deadline: TBD


Miami will again be hosting two sessions of our Summer Scholars Program this July. The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Need-based scholarships are available for the program. 
  • Session I: TBD
  • Session II: TBD

Murray State University Honors Academy

  • June 5 - June 26, 2021


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS)

These programs offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students in the residential programs get a taste of college life on the Stanford campus.


2-Week Courses for High School Students - Virtual in 2021


The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Deadline: March 1, 2021

If you're in high school, you don't have to wait to get your college career started. Through The University of Alabama Early College program you can take college courses online or on campus while still in high school, earning up to 30 credit hours. Thousands of high school students have gotten a big jump on college through UA Early College.