Daily Announcements : DAB
Panther Creek High School is offering Algebra II Honors and Pre-Calculus Honors for initial credit this summer. Four (4) seats are open in Algebra II Honors and 12 seats available in Pre-Calc. Applications and information regarding cost is posted at http://panthercreekhs.wcpss.net/
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS BULLETIN
Monday, May 21, 2012
Get off your Gas and participate in Broughton's 5th Annual Ride Your Bike to School Day tomorrow. Park your wheels in the Inner Courtyard! Get there between 7:30 and the bell to get doughnuts, drinks, and fun supplied by Great Outdoor Provision Co! And don't forget - Be Safe - wear a helmet and plan your route. See event on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/events/231941530240698/
Brace yourselves for a delightful Year-End Special on WCAP tomorrow. It will be WCAP's last broadcast of the school year.
On Friday, May 25th, immediately following the Senior Assembly, a picnic lunch will be served to all senior students on the BHS Athletic Field. This lunch is for Senior Students ONLY. A wristband will be required for entry, lunch, and the senior gift. Wristbands will be distributed to the seniors during lineup before the Assembly that morning. Invitations to this lunch were distributed to seniors during CAPS class on Tuesday, May 15th. In the event of rain, the lunch will be held in the small gym.
SAT/ACT Prep Question of the Day
(A) Formerly called manacles or shackles, handcuffs (B) consist of two metal rings (C) joined by a short chain; once fastened shut, (D) it requires a key to open. (E) No error
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)
Hint: Think about what the pronoun "it" is meant to refer to.
Answer: The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is illogical pronoun reference. There is nothing in the sentence to which the singular pronoun "it" can logically refer. The plural pronoun "they" is needed to refer to the plural noun "handcuffs."
Parking assignments will be made through random drawing with the priority of assignments being given to rising seniors. Results will be posted by the main doors to the main office on May 24th. 20% of parking spaces will be reserved for distribution during the first week of school next year, to allow any students registering over the summer the opportunity to receive parking. Through the mail this summer, those students selected in the spring lottery and assigned parking spots will receive a temporary parking tag that will be good for the first week of the 2012 - 2013 school year and a map showing the location of their parking space. Permanent parking tags go on sale in the school cafeteria starting on August 28th and students must purchase their permanent tags by September 4th in order to retain their assigned parking space. A second parking lottery will be held during the first week of September for qualified seniors and juniors, who did not have the opportunity to participate in the spring parking lottery. Based upon past experience over the last three years, we expect there will be sufficient space for all qualified, requesting rising seniors. Parking available in excess to rising seniors' requirements will be assigned to qualified rising juniors. Based upon prior student usage patterns, parking availability for assignment to rising juniors is not expected to exceed sixty-five spaces. Contact Mr. Lentz at 856-7814 if you need additional information and good luck during final exams!
Panther Creek High School is offering Algebra II Honors and Pre-Calculus Honors for initial credit this summer. We have four (4) seats open in Algebra II Honors and 12 seats available in Pre-Calc. Applications and information regarding cost is posted at http://panthercreekhs.wcpss.net/
Smith College, a women's college in Northampton, Massachusetts, will host its annual Women of Distinction program on November 9-11, 2012. Women of Distinction is a program for high school seniors that highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students. Admission is competitive. Smith will provide round-trip transportation, meals and accommodations for all participants. Application will not be available until next August. For more information see Mr. Rudder in the Guidance Resource Center.
On June 3, 2012 the Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will hold its first National Black Scholars Signing Day (NBSSD). Each student that joins the initiative will be given 3-5 minutes to make an announcement and to dawn a new baseball cap, t- shirt, or pendant of the school that they plan to attend in front of classmates, family, and friends. Each announcement will be videoed and posted to the National Black Scholars Initiative Facebook Page and the NationalBlackScholars.com website. The event will be hosted by the Educational Enrichment Ministry of Baptist Grove Church on Sunday, June 3rd, from 3-5pm. .
Location: Baptist Grove Church (7109 Leesville Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613)
(The registration deadline for the event is May 23, 2012.) For more information please visit www.NationalBlackScholars.com, or call 919-809-6140.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
All students must sign up for volunteer hours by 4/30 in order
to meet the 5/1 deadline for Community Service hours.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY: READ AND FEED is looking for 20 volunteers for Tuesday mornings from 6/19 through 8/14 (excluding 7/3), from 10:45am-12:15pm, at Washington Boys and Girls Club (100 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh) to work with K-5 students on reading. Volunteers do not have to sign up for every Tuesday, but must commit, in advance, to which Tuesdays they will participate. A short training session is required. Contact Kati Mullan at email@example.com or 919-538-3840 to sign up for volunteer dates and training. For more information about Read and Feed go to www.readandfeed.org.
YMCA SWIM FOR LIFE PROGRAM needs volunteer Swim Lesson Assistants. Volunteers are needed for June 11-14 (summer opportunity), from 5:30-7:30pm at the YMCA Oberlin Road Program Center Pool (1012 Oberlin Road - behind the Interact Building). Volunteers will act as assistants to the swim instructors. SKILLS AND POOL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Must be comfortable with the water, able to follow directions from the swim instructor, and mimic swim instructor's teaching, but no prior swim instruction experience is necessary. Must attend a volunteer meeting the week-end before the first class. For more information contact Barbara Longobardo at 582-2236 or Barbara.Longobardo@YMCATriangle.org.
SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market needs volunteers on Wednesdays, starting April 25, from 10am-2pm at the downtown City Plaza. Volunteers will help with Market setup, staffing Information Booth, children's activities, and taking on-site surveys and customer counts, Other opportunities include assistance in creation of content for Market E-News, creating farmer profiles, submitting recipes and produce tips for E-News. Volunteers can come for one hour or the entire time period. If interested, please contact Erin Heiderman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-821-6986.
SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Volunteers needed to staff the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, on the last Wednesday of each month from April through October. One volunteer needed from 9:30am-2:30pm and an additional volunteer from 11am-1:30pm. Contact Erin Heiderman at email@example.com or 821-6986.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT/LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
[The Daily Announcements Bulletins typically list only out-of-state summer enrichment activities for high school students. For information regarding programs offered on North Carolina campuses, visit the website at www.CFNC.org and SEARCH "College Preparation Opportunities." Also, refer to the WCPSS list of summer camp programs for elementary through high school students at www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/summer_camp or for additional camp options in NC and SC at www.carolinacamps.com.
The American Scandinavian Student Exchange [ASSE] accommodates more that 30,000 high school age students and host families annually in its programs in the 31 participating countries. Scholarships are available for students demonstrating academic excellence and financial need. To qualify for an Exchange Year, participants must be no younger than 15 nor older that 18 ½ years of age. They must also be in good standing in the upper third of their class or have a 3.0+GPA [2.0+ for summer programs and be in good health. Having studied a foreign language is helpful, but not essential. For more information, go online at www.asse.com or call Mary Loving at 1-800-333-3802 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Chemistry at Appalachian State University offers a Forensic Science Camp for high school students with a strong background in science who are interested in pursuing a career as a forensic analyst or who are just curious about the field. Two camps will be scheduled [July 11-14 and July 25-28] and there is space for 24 participants in each camp. Early registration [post-marked before 3-31-12] is $459 and regular registration [after 3-31-12] is $484. To register, go online at www.camps.appstate.edu.
The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders at Appalachian State University offers a unique opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. Twenty-four students will be selected to participate in the 2012 program that will include classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, cultural events, outdoor courses and travel to Washington, D.C. and New York City. The program will be held July 8-28. For more information, go online at www.marthaguy.appstate.edu /. Application deadlines are March 1st and 15th -details are online. Contact Deanne Smith at 1-877-277-6474.
The Baptist Regional Medical Center [Corbin, KY] is now accepting application for its Academic Med-Camp Course Summer 2012. The Med-Camp Course is designed to broaden students' knowledge in health care related career opportunities. Activities are structured, educational, enjoyable and supervised. Hospital scrubs will be proved to students as required campus attire. All BRMC Med-Camp students will be housed at a hotel in close proximity to the hospital with BRMC Security through the night. 1st year Med-Camp cost: $1,000 includes meals, activities, lodging, CPR certification, First Aid certification and hands on training [$800 for local students-excludes housing. Visit www.baptistregional.com for more details.
Summer in New York City, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University offers young men and women a unique opportunity to sample pre-college courses while exploring NYC both in and out of the classroom Courses are available in a variety of intriguing subjects each designed to open minds to new possibilities. Studies may take participants backstage on Broadway or to City Hall to meet with city leaders. A coed four-week program and several one-week options are offered. To find out more about the programs, click on www.barnard.edu/precollege.
The Boston University Summer Term offers high school students four exciting opportunities designed to give participants a preview of college life while getting a head start on college. High School Honors [for students entering their junior or senior year of high school] is a six-week residential program in which students take two Boston University undergraduate co rses, earning up to 8 transferable college credits. Research Internship in Science & Engineering [for students entering their senior year of high school] is a six-week residential program in which students work in a lab conducting scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Summer Challenge [for students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school] is a two-week residential program in which students choose two out of 16 non-credit seminars. Summer Preview [for students entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school] is a one-week residential program in which students can delve into one non-credit subject and look ahead to the college experience. For information about the courses offered and how to apply, visit bu.edu/summer/highschool. Or contact Alexandra Adams at 617-353-1378.
Broadreach offers worldwide summer adventure learning programs for middle school, high school and college students including marine biology, scuba, sailing, language immersion, medicine, culture, arts, community service and leadership adventures. Program locations include the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, Egypt, France, the Solomon Islands and Fiji. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT sailing certifications and Wilderness First Responder are offered, and trips are 14-31 day in length in June, July and August. For more information, go online at www.gobroadreach.com or email email@example.com.
The Purple & Gold Basketball Camps scheduled in the Broughton High School Holliday Gymnasium offer campers ages 8-16 an opportunity to experience playing 2-on-2, 3-on-, 4-on 4 and 5-on-5. The fundamentals of the game are stress and the team concept of basketball is emphasized. Camps begin each day at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm . Only 100 campers are accepted for each session. Session 1 [Ages 8-12] is scheduled for June 11-15, Session 2 [Ages 8-12] is scheduled for June 18-22, and Session 3 [Ages 10-16] is scheduled for June 25-29. Cost is $180 [$90 non-refundable deposit]. The Director is Jeff "Chic" Ferrell. For more information and to request a registration form, call (919) 878-3636
Carleton College [Northfield, Minnesota] hosts four fantastic summer programs: The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience [a week-long program for college-bound sophomores], the Carleton Summer Writing Program [a program for college-bound juniors with strong reading and writing skills], the Summer Quantitative Reasoning Institute [a program for high school sophomores & juniors designed to teach students how to use statistical tools and complete a collaborative social science project], and the Carleton Summer Science Institute. Full and partial scholarships are available. For more information visit www.carleton.edu/summer or call 866-767-2275.
Summer Scholars at Clemson University is a pre-collegiate, summer academic enrichment program for academically talented students. Most sessions are weeklong and are designed to offer students excellent academic, social and recreational opportunities, while giving them a chance to experience Clemson University's campus firsthand by living in campus dorms during the week, studying in the labs and classrooms, and enjoying campus dining and recreational activities. To learn more, visit www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars.
Cornell University Summer College offers three- and six-week programs for talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Participants are able to get a head start on college by earning three to six college credits while exploring careers and academic majors from architecture to veterinary medicine. More than 20 programs and 45 courses are offered between June 23 and August 7, 2012. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.summercollege.cornell.edu.
The Davidson July Experience offers rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to spend three weeks [June 30-July 21] with friends, residence halls, top-notch facilities and counselors who are current Davidson students. Participants take classes in liberal arts disciplines like English, music, math and anthropology [no secondary school or college credit], learn from full-time Davidson faculty, and live in residence halls on a beautiful residential campus. For more information, go online at www.davidson.edu/JulyExperience.
Duke Youth Programs, a part of Duke Continuing Studies, offer an academic enrichment camp for high school students in grades 10-12. Duke W.R.I.T.E [Writing Researching Integrating Technological Engagement] is designed to equip college-bound students with the necessary skills to meet the academic challenges of writing and researching on the college level. Participants will also be introduced to techniques to strengthen their presentation skills. There will be three one week sessions of the camps - June 18-22, June 25-29, and July 9-13. Space is limited to 15 campers each week. For more info and to register, visit www.learnmore.duke.edu or call 919-684-6259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Furman Summer Scholars Program, led by some of Furman's favorite professors, offers rising high school juniors & seniors an opportunity campus life, make friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more. Two sessions: July 8-14 & July 15-21. For more information and to register, go online at www.engagefurman.com.
George Washington University's Pre-College provides students with an extraordinary opportunity for an enriching summer experience at a top research institution in the nation's capital. The pre-college courses are intensive and exciting. Drawing on the rich resources of the University and Washington, DC, students are engaged in programs at the center of the nation's political, intellectual, and cultural activity. Students may enroll in non-credit or credit-bearing courses. To learn more about the program, visit precollege.gwu.edu.
Latino high school students interested in law may apply to attend the Future Latino Leaders Law Camp, a free week-long program held by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation in Washington, D.C. July 14-22. Twenty-five students will be selected to live in college dorms and have a college experience while learning about the legal profession and legal procedures from practicing attorneys, law professors, and judges. In addition, behind-the-scenes tours will be provided at select federal institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Pentagon, Departments of State and Justice, and much more. For more information and to apply, go online at www.hnbf.org. Deadline: March 1, 2012.
The Pre-College Program at George Washington University offers high school students an opportunity to make the nation's capital their classroom. College intensive credit programs are available for rising juniors and seniors. Non-credit summer immersion programs are available for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Credit and non-credit summer arts programs are available form students currently in grades 8-12. For more information, go online at precollege.gwu.edu.
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is looking for Young Farmer Training Program [YFTP] Apprentices for their 2012 Programs. Wake County teens ages 15-18 who are interested in farming and ending hunger will learn how to grow, cook, and sell delicious, local food. No previous experience is necessary. Apprentices receive a weekly stipend plus fresh vegetables and healthy recipes. For more info and applications, visit
Landry Summer Christ Centered Academic Camps are held on the campus of Lees- McRae College in the mountains of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Camps are scheduled during the weeks of June 3-9, June 10-16, and June 17-23. Camps are offered in biology, chemistry, Christian music jam, computer game programming, Anatomy & physiology, pre-law, CSI, C.S. Lewis, psychology, photography, art, physics and meteorology. For more information, go online at http://www.landrysummercamps.com/camps.htm
Lees-McRae College offers a variety of academic and athletic summer camps who seek excitement both in and out of the classroom. Whether you hit the bike trails or take the stage, Lees-McRae has a camp for you. Most of the camps are residential, giving participants the ultimate college experience. For more information and to apply, go online at www.go.Imc.edu/summercamps or call 800-280-4562.
North Carolina A&T State University offers a six-week residential experience, the Aggie Impact Scholars Program, designed to prepare North Carolina residents for success at NC A&T State. Applications and other information are available through the temporary website at https://sites.google.com/site/aispncatedu.
Applications are now available for North Carolina A&T State University's Food and Agribusiness Industries Summer Program (FAISP). FAISP is a residential program for rising juniors and seniors interested in business, science and math. While on campus, students are exposed to careers in the food and agribusiness industries. There are a few changes in this year's program. It will be held over the course of two weeks (June 17 - June 29, 2012) and students accepted into the program will receive a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the program. The application deadline is Friday, April 27, 2012. For more information about the program, you may contact me (see below). Please visit www.ag.ncat.edu, see LINKS OF IMPORTANCE for the 2012 Food and Agribusiness Industries application. Thank you for your interest in FAISP (Phase-P).
Applications are being accepted for the 2012 North Carolina Central University Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy presented by the Make It Happen Foundation and Inspired by LEAD, hosted by the School of Business. The Academy is open to 20, high achieving rising 10th and 11th grade students, with a B average or higher, from Durham, N.C., and surrounding counties. Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, free of cost. The two-week Academy includes lectures, corporate visits and business plan development. For an application and more information, please email email@example.com or call 919-530-6458. Application Deadline: June 1, 2012.
The North Carolina State University College of Textile's Summer Textile Exploration Program [STEP] consists of four one-week sessions for rising high school seniors. Up to 28 students per week are chosen based on their academic success, extracurricular activities and their interest in NC State and science-related fields. Participants live in NC State residence halls, and resident advisors live with the students throughout the program. During the morning, students participate in textile-related presentations, screen print T-shirts, visit local businesses and tour NC State's campus. After lunch, participants dedicate their time to a project pertaining to polymer and color chemistry, engineering, apparel design, fabric design, and business management. Every afternoon students finish their project work and enjoy free-time. The 2012 Summer Textile Exploration Dates are as follows: 1st Week, June 17-22, 2nd Week, June 24-29, 3rd Week, July 8-13, and 4th Week, July 15-20. All application materials, online application, transcript, and teacher recommendation letter should be received in the Office of Student Services no later than 5pm on May 1, 2012. Once accepted, a $150.00 non-refundable deposit is needed to secure your space. For more information and to apply, go online at http://www.tx.ncsu.edu/admissions/pre-college-activities/step/
The Design Camp at the NCSU College of Design exposes high school students to the exciting world of design through a series of weeklong summer programs. Rising sophomores and juniors are eligible for Design Day Camp [July 15-20] and rising juniors and seniors for Design Camp Overnight [June 24-30 & July 22-28] For more information and to download an application, Go to camraleigh.org/design-camp.
Application forms will be available to download on February 15, 2012. Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis by postmark date. They fill up very quickly.
Summer Design Studios are week-long discipline specific art and design workshops for high school students held at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh. Six sessions of Summer Studios will be offered, including industrial design, graphic design, architecture + landscape architecture and art to wear. Each session will include design projects, field trips, and visits from artists and designers. To register, go online at www.camraleigh.org/design-camp beginning March 15th. Registration for the studios are $400. These fees cover the cost of instruction, project supplies and activities. A $100 down payment is due with the completed application for either program and will be applied towards registration. Checks must be made out to "NC State University." We cannot accept credit card payments. Lunch is not included. Summer Studios will take place at CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum) in downtown Raleigh, located at 409 West Martin Street.
The Office of Professional Development at North Carolina State University offers summer programs for high school students on campus taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. All programs meet once each week. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level and family discounts are available. The program for entering 9th-11th graders is designed to help students increase their reading speed and to help students learn effective ways to study, take notes and prepare for tests. The program for entering 12th graders is also designed to help students increase their reading speed as they prepare for the SAT, ACT, and college. For more information or to register, call 800-978-9596.
North Carolina State University will be offering two week-long residential High School Engineering Camps this summer designed to give rising 9th-12th graders an opportunity to experience engineering and college-life on NC State's campus. More detailed information and an application can be found on-line at http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/. This year NCSU will have programs in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Hickory, Lumberton and Havelock. Application deadline: April 1, 2012.
North Carolina State University's Department of Nuclear Engineering offers the Young Investigators' Summer Program in Nuclear Technology to current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders interested in the role of nuclear energy in solving everyday problems. The program is scheduled for July 9-27 and the cost is $1200 [includes room, meals, field trips, gym passes, and library cards]. Need-based scholarships are available. To apply, go online at http://www.ne.ncsu.edu/outreach/young-investigators-program.html. Application deadline: April2, 2012. There are 20 spaces available. Students must be considering nuclear engineering as a college major.
Interested in studying in Oxford or Cambridge this summer? Oxford and Cambridge are quite unlike anywhere else. Seats of learning for over 800 years, these cities feel incredibly ancient, yet continue to be home to some of the most progressive and innovative thinkers of the twenty-first century. The Oxford Royale Academy is a leading provider of study abroad programmes for international students. The courses offered are fully integrated academic and cultural experiences complemented by exciting and informative excursions. Each course lasts two weeks, although many students stay for four weeks, taking two different options back-to-back. For more information, check out a brochure in the Guidance Resource Center or go online at www.oxford-royale.co.uk.
Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department offers diverse, goal-oriented, affordable, and enjoyable opportunities for youth of all ages through its Summer Camps Programs. Youth camps offered typically range from 6-12 years of age. Teen camps offered typically range from 11-17 years of age. Mail-In and Drop off registration begins February 1. Walk-In and Online registration begins on march 27. For more information regarding registration processing, change in registrations, space availability, and payment please contact the Recreation Business Office at 919-996-4800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRobotZ is a two-week summer camp for rising 9th & 10th graders who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and interested in learning more about math, science, technology and computing. The camp is held on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology [NY] July 28 - August 10, 2012. The fee for two weeks , including residence hall stay, meals, program activities and one robot, which students will take home, is $1,000. Limited partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Apply online at www.rit.edu/NTID/DRobotZ. Application deadline is May 31, 2012.
Shodor, a non-profit organization and a national resource for computational science education based in Durham, NC, is offering summer workshops for 6th-12th graders who like math, science & computers. The following workshops will be offered for high school students: Programming Concepts & Web Design Skills [June 18-22]; Exploration in Engineering [July 9-13]; Introduction to iPhone Development [July 23-27]; Modeling Your Universe [July 23-27]; and, the Shodor Scholars Program [July 30-August 10]. Location and direction information can be found at http://www.shodor.org/parents/directions.
Smith Precollege Programs offer diverse programs for high school girls who want to pursue their academic interests in and out of the classroom. Designed by Smith's own professors and staff, the engaging curricula will give students a taste of Smith's outstanding programs. Along with incorporating interactive components and challenging materials, the learning experience will earn participants a recommendation from a Smith professor to use in their college application process Smith's precollege programs are residential, and students live in one of our architecturally unique campus houses. In the evenings, participants may listen to a professional storyteller perform Native American songs and stories, have movie nights with friends, or experience the arts and culture Northampton is famous for. Smith is committed to creating a residential environment that enhances and enriches the academic program; living on campus is considered to be an integral part of your education. Programs include: Summer Science and Engineering, Field Studies for Sustainable Futures, Hidden Lives: Discovering Women's History, Young Women's Writing Workshop. For more information, go online at http://www.smith.edu/summer/programs.php.
SOCAPA, the School of Cinema & Performing Arts, offers summer camps in Los Angeles, New York City and Vermont. Programs are available for teens [14-19] in dance, filmmaking, screenwriting, acting for film, and photography. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, SOCAPA students take classes in their chosen discipline. On Thursdays and Fridays, they go out on location and direct, photograph, and perform in the short films, acting reels and dance videos they have prepared for in their classes. On Saturdays, the group goes off-campus on an organized excursion and out for dinner. On Sundays, students can sleep in. In the afternoon, they are given time to rehearse, write, edit, location scout or do their laundry. For more information go online at www.socapa.org.
Sweet Briar College is offering a Summer Engineering Course for rising high school female seniors and juniors. The course is scheduled for July 22-27 and is built around several hands-on team-based engineering design challenges. Total participant cost is $600, which includes all meals, lodging, supplies and tuition. Visit sbc.edu/engineering for an online application. Deadline: June 20, but registration received by May 15 will have highest priority.
Summer College at Syracuse University offers opportunities for high school students to explore possible majors, build resumes and portfolios, experience college life, get a feel for SU as an option of undergraduate study, and earn college credit. Summer College students return to high school motivated and excited about their studies and with a better understanding of what is to come after they graduate. Courses are taught by University faculty and instructors. Program dates for 2012 are July 1 to August 10. For the most up-to-date program information and to access the online applications, visit www.summercollege.syr.edu.
The United States Department of Agriculture funds the 2012 AgDiscovery Program, a 2-4 week outreach program which targets middle and high school students who are interested in learning about agriculture. Students who are chosen to participate are housed on college campuses around the country [NCSU is the only NC campus] and will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops and field trips. Sessions are taught by university professors, scientists, veterinarians, and other university and federal government subject matter professionsals. There is no cost to participate in the program, but participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the university campus. For additional information and to apply online, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery. Deadline: March 16, 2012.
The University of Alabama [Tuscaloosa] College of Engineering will host the SITE [Student Introduction to Engineering] summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in science, math and engineering. The first weeklong residential program is scheduled for the second week in July, to be followed by a second session during the third week in July. About 40 students are selected to participate in each session. The $500 fee includes an industrial plant tour, hands-on-lab demonstrations, classroom session with UA engineering faculty, residence hall accommodations for five nights, meals, supplies, SITE T-shirt, Opening & closing banquets for students and parents, group photo, and certificate of completion. To apply, visit site.eng.ua.edu by May 1.
The Summer Scholars Program at University of British Columbia offers a non-credit 14-day course that gives students a solid foundation in sustainability and the science behind environmental issues. Participants not only explore Canada and meet students from around the world; they also complete a final study project and participate in a fully supervised program of classes. The program is open to students between 16 and 18 years of age and runs from July 15 to 28, 2012. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca/apply-now/.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is proud to announce its upcoming summer L.E.A.D program for high school and college students. The summer LEAD program is an excellent opportunity to meet with professional Pharmacists from all settings including education, community outreach, and pharmacy research and development. The program gives students a hands-on interactive setting in which to explore some of the exciting career paths in the Pharmacy industry. Learn how to be a competitive applicant in a professional program, participate in Q & A sessions with pharmacy panelists, and hone the skills necessary to become a future Pharmacy leader! The program will be held at the following locations: Elizabeth City State University Campus [June 12], UNC-Asheville Campus [June 26] and UNC-Chapel Hill Campus [June 19]. For more information, visit http://pharmacy.unc.edu/lead.
The Vanderbilt Summer Academy offers one-week, two-week, and three-week residential sessions for the highly talented learner, each taught by Vanderbilt faculty and scholars. The two-week session for rising 9th & 10th graders is scheduled for June 17-29. The three-week session for rising 11th & 12th graders is scheduled for July 8-27. Applications are due March 30. For more information, go online at pty.vanderbilt.edu or call (615) 322-3457.
The School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University offers a three week Summer Intensive residency program designed to immerse high school students in: Sequential Drawing and Comics, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Photography, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, Theatre, 2D Portfolio Development [Drawing & Painting], 2D/3D Portfolio Development [Drawing & Sculpture]. The program is scheduled for July 8-27. For more information, email the School at email@example.com or call 804-828-2787.Application deadline: April 1.
LENS @ Wake Forest University is a three-week summer program that equips current high school students with an academic foundation necessary to become global citizens. The academic theme for 2012 is Confronting the Challenges of Global Sustainability. Wake Forest University professors and experts will engage students in the biological, ecological, political, economic, social, and legal aspects of sustainability. The Experiential Classroom will offer participants hands-on opportunities to explore scientific concepts underlying current issues of sustainability. Living Labs will allow participants to explore local businesses and industries incorporating principles of sustainability. Small Group sessions will facilitate a platform for participants to put their knowledge into action through real-world community action plans. In addition to the interactive learning, LENS offers a variety of fun activities to introduce you to the social life of college. For more information, contact Leigh Stanfield at 336.758.4417 or go online at lens.wfu.edu.
Wake Tech Summer Camps are held selected weeks during June and July at various locations in the county. They are open to all rising 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders and offer the opportunity to explore the following: Basics of Bio Tech, Build an Awesome Computer, Creating Cool Websites, Engineering Technology, Entrepreneurship, Future Stars Drama, Graphic Design, Level Design, Public Safety Careers, Spanish Language, Video Game Design, and more! For more information visit http://summercamps.waketech.edu.
The Summer Leaders Seminar Program at West Point offers rising high school seniors an opportunity to experience the academic offerings and life style of cadets at West Point. For more information about the week-long program, explore the academy website at www.usma.edu. By clicking on the link to "Admissions" then "Summer Program" there is also a video of scenes from the 2010 seminars. The applicant sign-up time frame is 10 January 2011 through March 2012[however early application increases the chance of securing one of the limited openings at one of the two sessions --- June 2-8 or June 9-15.
Youth For Understanding USA offers over 300 scholarships for short-term, semester and year-long academic exchanges in over 40 countries. More than 20 prestigious corporations such as Chevron, Sony, Panasonic and Johnson & Johnson sponsor scholarship for their employees' children.YFU is a home stay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home ---providing room, board and a caring home. To participate in most YFU programs you need to be age 15-18, have a 3.0+ GPA, and be in good physical and emotional health. For more information, go online at www.yfu-usa.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Key deadlines for scholarship applicants are December 13, 2011, December 18, 2011, and January 3, 2012.