It may say February on the calendar, but it’s time to think about summer. Summer is a great time to dig deeper into something you love or explore a new interest.
One option for high school students to consider is taking a summer class. A positive note to the distance learning implemented by many colleges this past year is that many programs that you might not have been able to attend because they were in-person are now available to students online.
Programs range from science to history to writing to art. Some are for college credit and some just for fun. They are taught by Harvard professors and Serena Williams. You can learn songwriting and producing from Alicia Keys. The important thing is they can give high school students a chance to learn a new skill or topic, build their knowledge, and/or test out a potential major.
Do Your Homework
Be smart and do your research before signing up. Finding the right fit summer program is similar to finding the right fit college. Consider your strengths, interests, and goals. Be sure to choose a reputable school or company – there are many people who claim that their programs are the ticket to getting into a top tier college. While a selective program can help round out your application, it does not increase your odds of acceptance at that college.
In the end, the best summer program is the one where you’ll grow and be engaged.
Get Started Now
Below is a list of college and other programs. Click on the names to check them out. Keep in mind that while some are rolling admissions others have strict deadlines (some of which are very soon).
Cal Poly EPIC (Engineering Possibilities in College)