Summer is a great time for students to further their education and experiences. It is a time to recharge and gear up for next year, but summer also provides valuable time to have meaningful experiences that can help build knowledge, character, and many other skills that are necessary to succeed in college and in life.
The St. Dominic Savio College Counseling office encourages all our students to take a close look at the programs listed below or create an individualized program with the help of the counseling office.
DO NOT forget about finding a summer job. Summer jobs are great ways to further develop specific interests or helping to have new experiences that require stepping out of comfort zones providing invaluable growth opportunities.
Below are Summer Educational Opportunity options for students. They are divided into three categories. The first category is specific opportunities that have been sent to the Office of College Planning at St. Dominic Savio. The second category is links to summer programs at specific colleges/universities. The third category is links to summer opportunity searches and other specific programs not affiliated with a college or university.
SUMMER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
LINKS TO SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT SPECIFIC COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
Barnard College (Co-ed programs) Various programs available
Southwestern University: STEPS is a Science and Technology based program within a liberal arts context. You may read about last year’s program here. (See Mrs. Olmer for an application)
Southwestern University: V2S2: Is designed to introduce first generation students to the liberal arts. You may read the original announcement of this program here. (See Mrs. Olmer for an application)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontiers Program (rising juniors and seniors) Various programs available including Robotics and Global Sustainability
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Launch Program (freshmen and sophomores) Various programs available
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Summer Programs Various programs available
LINKS TO SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Enrichment Alley: This website is a great place to begin your search by simply typing in the subject matter that you would like to study (ie – journalism or engineering)
Rustic Pathways: Many great travel and service opportunities
Summer Programs for High School Students – list compiled by the New Jersey School Counselor Association