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153 Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Dec 5, 2022 6:43:00 PM

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Summer programs provide high school students with opportunities to explore their academic interests and spark new passions. They also allow high school students to get a taste of college life and meet other students from all over the world.

In this article, I'll provide a list of over 150 colleges throughout the United States that host summer programs for high school students. Furthermore, I'll give you information about what pre-college summer programs are like and how you can select the right program for you.

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Should You Attend Yale Young Global Scholars?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 2, 2022 6:00:00 PM

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Have you heard of the Yale Young Global Scholars program but aren't sure if it's worth attending? YYGS is a summer program for high school students run by Yale University. Some attendees love their experience, while others don't feel the program is worth its high price tag. So, should you apply?

This article will explain exactly what the benefits and drawbacks of YYGS are, as well as the questions you need to ask yourself before you make a decision to attend.

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The 10 Best Computer Science Competitions for Teens

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Nov 17, 2022 12:00:00 PM

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Are you a coder or computer science lover and want to show off your skills? Computer science competitions are a great way to do that! We've gathered information on 10 of the best computer science and coding competitions high school students can participate in. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make participating in these competitions stand out on your college applications.

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12 Summer Writing Programs for High School Students (2022 -2023)

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM

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Love reading, writing, and being creative? Then consider checking out summer writing programs for high school students! 

Whether you want to become a journalist or the next Poet Laureate, there are tons of summer writing programs that will help you achieve your goals. Participating in these programs can look great on college applications too! 

In this article, we’ll give you all the info you need to decide if creative writing summer programs for high school students are right for you, including: 

  • A full description of 12 summer writing programs for high school students (including cost, eligibility, and what they cover!)
  • A quick, five question quiz to help you decide if a summer writing program is right for you
  • Three tips on how to impress colleges with your summer writing program

Let’s get started! 

 

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Is Inspirit AI Worth It? Pros and Cons of the Scholars Program

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Aug 8, 2022 7:00:00 PM

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The Inspirit AI Scholars program is an intensive, online course that teaches high school students about artificial intelligence (AI). In this program, students get to practice coding, designing, and implementing their own AI-based projects with web development experts. Additionally, participants learn tech skills that can set them up for success in school and beyond!

Below, we’ll explain you what you need to know about the Inspirit AI Scholars program, including: 

  • What the Inspirit AI Scholars program for high schoolers is
  • What topics the program covers and what projects are available for students 
  • Answering the question, “Is Inspirit AI worth it?” by going over the pros and cons of the program along with real-life student reviews 
  • How to apply to Inspirit AI
  • What the Inspirit AI Scholars program for elementary and middle school students is

Let’s dive in! 

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14 Summer Engineering Internships for High School Students

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 3, 2022 3:00:00 PM

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Want to be an engineering major in college? A great way to set yourself up for success before you even begin your freshman year is to do an engineering internship or camp as a high school student. However, summer engineering internships for high school students can be tough to find. That's where we come in! We've compiled a list of the 14 best engineering opportunities for high schoolers, including some that pay you to participate!

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12 Summer Business Programs for High School Students

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Aug 1, 2022 12:00:00 PM

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Considering majoring in business once you start college? Having some relevant knowledge and skills before you even graduate high school is a great way to set yourself up for success, and one of the best ways to get hands-on experience is through an internship or summer course. However, summer business programs for high school students that are both high-quality and affordable can be hard to find. That's where we come in! We've compiled a list of the 12 best business opportunities for high schoolers, including free summer business programs for high school students, so that you can begin college with excellent experience.

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9 Amazing Legal Programs and Law Internships for High School Students

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 29, 2022 2:00:00 PM

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If you’re a high school student who’s interested in becoming a lawyer, you can actually start preparing for your future career now by participating in high school law internships and other law-focused programs. 

High school law internships, summer programs, and law volunteer opportunities for high school students all allow you to explore legal careers before you ever even get to college. We’ll explain everything you need to know about these programs, including:

  • The types of law programs available to high school students 
  • Real-life examples of law programs for high school students
  • Tips for including your law experience on college applications 

Keep reading to learn more! 

 

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15 Computer Science Internships for High School Students

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 29, 2022 1:00:00 PM

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Considering majoring in computer science or pursuing a computer science career? Having some relevant knowledge and skills before you even graduate high school is a great way to set yourself up for success, and one of the best ways to get hands-on experience is through an internship. However, computer science internships for high school students, as well as high-quality summer programs, can be hard to find. That's where we come in! We've compiled a list of the 15 best high school computer science internships and courses for high school students so you can start college on a strong footing.

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What Is USABO? Complete Guide to the USA Biology Olympiad

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 27, 2022 6:00:00 PM

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Are you a student with a love for biology? If so, then you should consider participating in the USA Biology Olympiad, or USABO! Nearly 10,000 talented high school students participate in the Biology Olympiad each year, and it’s a great opportunity to build your science skills and your college applications. 

 We’ll teach you everything you need to know about the USABO, including: 

  • What USABO is and who’s eligible to compete
  • The content and topics that USABO covers
  • The benefits of competing in USABO
  • How the USABO competition works
  • Four tips for getting involved in USABO

Let’s get started!

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10 Stellar Fashion Internships for High School Students

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jul 27, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Other High School, Extracurriculars

Are you a high school student interested in pursuing a career in fashion? One of the best ways to stand out in the college admissions process and give yourself the best shot at getting into your top fashion program is to do an internship or take a fashion-related course. However, it can be difficult to know what your options are and which opportunity you should pursue. Also, once you have this great experience under your belt, how can you be sure to impress colleges with it? We go over everything you need to know in this guide, including ten great fashion internships for high school students.

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Do Online Extracurricular Activities Count for College Applications?

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Extracurriculars

It can be tough to find extracurricular activities that you love. Fortunately, online extracurricular activities are a popular and easy way to get involved when you can’t participate in person. 

If you’re searching for fun and enriching online extracurricular activities, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll give you all the essential information about online extracurricular activities, including:

  • An explanation of what online extracurricular activities are and how they can benefit students
  • A discussion of how colleges look at online extracurricular activities and online clubs for high school students (free and subscription-based)
  • Eight ideas for online extracurricular activities you can do 
  • Five tips for getting the most out of online extracurriculars

Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

 

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The Best 13 Math Competitions for High School Students

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 3, 2022 8:00:00 PM

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Math competitions are a fantastic extracurricular activity for high school students. Math competitions help students improve their math skills, earn scholarships, and stand out as college applicants. 

If you are interested in getting into high school math competitions but aren’t sure where to begin, this article is for you. We’ll give you all the details on 13 math competitions for high school students, including the eligibility requirements and cash prize opportunities for each competition. 

We’ll also briefly explain how to decide which math competition is right for you and how math competitions can help you shine as a college applicant. So let’s get started!

 

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What Is the Research Science Institute? How Do You Get In?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 28, 2022 7:00:00 PM

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Interested in learning more about Research Science Institute? Maybe you've heard that the RSI Summer Program is the most competitive science research program for high school students in the US, and attending it is one of the best ways to get the attention of top-tier colleges. But what is the Research Science Institute, and what do participants do there? And how can you be one of the lucky few who get accepted? This guide will answer all those questions and give you tips on how to create a standout RSI application.

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The 11 Best High School Science Competitions

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Jun 26, 2022 10:00:00 AM

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Love science and want to show off your skills? High school science competitions are a great way to do that! But which competitions will impress colleges the most? We've gathered information on 11 of the best science competitions for high school students. Look over the descriptions that seem most interesting to you, then keep reading to learn everything you need to do to make them stand out on your college applications.

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