The SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics' three-year, virtual engineering program for 10th - 12th graders in partner districts designed to develop the next generation of creative and technical thinkers by offering motivated SC high school student an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees.
Summer Accelerator is offered at NCSSM's campus in Durham and at Brevard College in Western North Carolina. Early Accelerator programs for rising 7th - 9th grade students are week-long residential courses and Accelerator for rising 10th - 12th grade students begins with two weeks of online work followed by one week residential.
Students engage in rigorous, hands-on courses and enriching extracurricular programming. Course topics include coding, rocketry, digital design, astronomy, engineering, genetics, forensics, math, and more.
Summer Accelerator at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM)
Rising 7th - 12th graders
Tuition ranges from $1,495 to $1,925
Applications are open and admissions are rolling
BlueStamp Engineering is a hands-on technology program for high school students. We don’t do lectures, tests, or homework. We just build cool stuff from scratch. BlueStamp is a 6-week long summer program where students get to choose individual projects to build from scratch. The organization has been around NYC for 8 years and are all about student-led independent and creative learning with the goal of inspiring kids to embrace the field of engineering. Programs are available in NYC, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.
The SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics' new engineering and design-thinking summer day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders in partner school districts across South Carolina. Students work in teams on challenges while being introduced to engineering concepts.
OnlineColleges.net has recently relaunched their site to become the Center for Online Education with the hopes of providing students centralized college resources and informational guides. Students who are looking for colleges and universities in Virginia or out of state can find in-depth information by state, by degree, or common questions, concerns and helpful financial and scholarship resources.
For Virginia students who are looking to stay in state, see resources here and here.
For those who are looking to explore out-of-state programs, see these resources.
Georgia's Innovation Competition for K-12 with free curriculum (designed by NCSSS Board member Amanda Baskett) that you can use in your school or with summer camps.
Week-long, residential summer camps on the campus of the SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics for rising 8-10th graders designed to engage campers in a fun and interactive STEM environment. Courses change annually, but often include CSI-GSSM, astrophysics, marine biology, pre-med & anatomy, and programming with Minecraft.
The SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics delivers a computer science and technology-based summer day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in partnering school districts across South Carolina. Students work on innovative team-based challenges using a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics Summer Camp inspires young minds to pursue their favorite subjects through innovative and interactive classes. For seventeen years, students ages 10-14 have been coming to Limestone, Maine eager to learn and have left with renewed passion for the STEM fields. It is our hope that a single summer experience can spark a life-long desire for learning.
Academic classes traditionally offered include Robotics Challenge, Physics of Ballistics, Rocketry Design, Animal Medicine, Mathematical Origami, and Real Life CSI. Through our summer programs, students develop the skills to be life-long learners and leaders. When not in class, a variety of recreational activities are offered, enhancing the summer camp atmosphere.
MIT does not offer a traditional open-enrollment summer school program where any high school student can come to campus to take courses and live in the dorms. However, several partner organizations run small, specialized programs on campus. If you'd rather study the human genome or build a robot than memorize this year's summer TV reruns, then you might try one of these.
Discover the cool science of medical imaging and radiation therapy for mid to high school levels. Website, videos and educator materials including lesson plan, worksheet, discussion guide and quiz. Created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the largest radiologic science association in the world.
At SCAD Educator Forum, educators revitalize their creative energy and learn new skills through a variety of educational and recreational activities in the midst of a bustling art scene.
SCAD Educator Forum 2018
Hong Kong: July 1-6
Lacoste: June 2-7 (waitlist)
Savannah: June 24-29
Educators of all disciplines participate in hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions and collaborations with peers from all over the world. Learn more and register.
Advanced Placement Institutes - June 11-15
At SCAD Atlanta, experience the university's outstanding facilities and vibrant learning environment during a weeklong program in Studio Art, Art History, English Language and Composition, or Computer Science Principles. Teachers participate in the institute to gain the critical information, tools and strategies needed to advance successful AP programs at their schools. Learn more and register.
A gift to you: Take US$100 off your API or SCAD Educator Forum 2018 program fee by using the code: SCADNCSSS
Science With Sophie is an interactive science comedy YouTube series inviting viewers to explore science all around them and remember they are brave, curious, funny, smart scientists every day. Hosted by science educator/actor/comedian Sophie Shrand, the cast of wacky characters (all played by Sophie) educate and entertain while showcasing how diverse STEM careers can be. With an all-female writing team and cutting-edge teaching pedagogy like the Next Generation Science Standards, the show combats inequity in STEM fields and under-representation of women in mainstream science media.
Illinois Tech offers some great summer camps and special programs geared especially toward middle and high school students. Get your "geek on" and check out their program.
Opening Up a World of Experiences to K-12 Students
Nurturing the minds of students is commonplace at WPI. Our pre-college programs are designed to pique interest and expand knowledge in young minds. K-12 students can experience both summer and school year offerings ranging from summer day and overnight camps to campus tours, to introduction to science and engineering programs, to robotics and math competitions. Each (program, offering) is designed to capture the interest of the student, broaden their knowledge, and encourage them to explore. The possibilities are endless.
The Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. Founded in 1920, SAME unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security. SAME develops STEM professionals for the nation through STEM outreach activities, Engineering & Construction Camps, scholarships and engagement of College Student Chapters.