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Phone: 978-468-0400
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Safe Arrival Line: 978-468-0420


Summer Opportunities

The Guidance Office receives literature on various summer opportunities.  

Students are welcome to stop in and browse through the information.




 Additional Links:


Barnard College offers a variety of summer programs at their NYC campus:  http://www.barnard.edu/summer


Boston University's New England Center for Investigative Reporting Summer Workshop:  http://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/


Duke University 2018 Summer College for High School Students:  http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students


Emerson College - Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students:  http://www.emerson.edu/academics/pre-college


The Experiment in International Living:  http://www.experiment.org/


The Food Project:  The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. To fulfill this mission, we blend youth development, community food access, and sustainable agriculture into a model to achieve multiple, intertwining goals. Each year, a diverse group of youth leaders all across the North Shore work closely with one another in 6 1/2 week paid summer Seed experience. During this experience youth grow and distribute healthy food to the community in various methods, learn about the complexities of the food system, learn about social injustices, oppression and key leadership skills. At the end of the 6 1/2 week experience youth will tools to make lasting positive impacts in their communities  and gain new found relationships with the land and each other. Right now we are accepting applications for high school aged young people between the ages of 14-17. Applications are found on our website http://thefoodproject.org/seedThe deadline for 2018 is March 7th.  For more information about Seed Crew, please contact  seedcrew@thefoodproject.org  or 781-259-8621 x23


Georgetown University  Summer High School Programs offer a variety of ways for students to pursue their interests and get a head start on college. We offer both credit and non-credit programs covering everything from SAT prep, entrepreneurship, and medicine to sports industry management and digital programming and design.          http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/home


Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp at Lebanon Valley College:  http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/


New England High School Journalism Collaborative will mark its 31st summer workshop for high school students in 2018.

Students from throughout the Boston area come together for one week in an all-expense paid summer program. They learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. Participants have the opportunity to work with professional reporters, editors, photographers, and designers from news organizations, including The Boston Globe.

Who should apply?  Students who want to learn to report, write, and edit for a newspaper and produce multimedia packages for a website.  When does the workshop take place?  June 23 – June 29, 2018.  Where will I stay?  Students stay at Regis College and work from a newsroom in Boston.  How do I apply?  Fill out our online application and send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to:

c/o New England Newspaper and Press Association
370 Common Street, Suite 319
Dedham, MA 02026

Online applications must be submitted by February 26, 2018, and all hard-copy transcripts and teacher recommendations must be postmarked by February 26, 2018.


Northeast Arc

You can make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities by sharing your time and talents to volunteer at Northeast Arc in a number of different ways. They have lots of opportunities—from one-time projects to ongoing commitments—and couldn’t do it without caring folks they call volunteers and friends.  https://ne-arc.org/get-involved/volunteer/


Northeastern University -  2018 Northeastern University Young Scholars Program.  Upon entrance into the program there will be a $150 commitment fee.

      Dates:  Application available online through March 15, 2018Program Dates: June 25, 2018 – August 2, 2018, Mailed official transcript must be received in their office by the-end of-business-day on March 15, 2018

     The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The program is open to Boston area applicants who have completed their junior year in high school.              https://stem.neu.edu/summer/ysp/


Princeton University Summer Journalism Program - PUSJP is one of the country's most innovative and successful programs working to provide opportunities to outstanding high school students from low-income backgrounds. We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an all-expenses-paid, intensive 10-day seminar on journalism. After the program ends, counselors stay in touch with students to help guide them through the college admissions process. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend come from across the country. The program will enter its 17th summer in 2018. It will take place from August 3 to August 13.  For complete information and application instructions, visit:  https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form1/secure_index.html   Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 23, 2018


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts various summer academic programs:  http://summer.rpi.edu/programs/42/High%20School  Applications and information are available online from January 1 through March 31, 2018.


Summer Discovery Internships:  https://www.summerdiscovery.com/internships

UPenn Engineering - Summer Academy - July 8 - 28, 2018 - priority deadline: 2/26/18, final deadline: 4/6/18  - Intensive three-week courses in cutting-edge technology for talented high school students (rising 10th - 12th graders).  Visit their website at: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/

Vermont Summer Academy:  http://vermontsummeracademy.org/


Windrush Farm is a nonprofit horse farm specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults to ride and work with horses.  Windrush offers lessons for those with and without special needs, summer programs, volunteer opportunities and hippotherapy.   https://www.windrushfarm.org/ 


Yale Young Global Scholars:  http://globalscholars.yale.edu/   The deadline to apply is February 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.




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