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Summer Opportunities

The following is a list of summer programs that have shared information with La Salle. This list is for your convenience and not an endorsement of the programs. It is the students' and parents’ responsibility to verify the quality, cost, and other factors about these programs. More summer opportunities can be found in the Colleges' tab under 'Enrichment Programs' in Naviance.


Summer jobs, Paid Internships and More (Portland, OR)

Many employers at this year’s NW Youth Careers Expo are seeking high school students for a variety of summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities in fields ranging from construction to software technology.


Eastern Oregon University Summer Institute (La Grande, OR)
EOU’s Student Leadership Institute is a one week program to develop new leadership skills.


Summer Leadership Camp at Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)

Camp offering leadership skills, group and personal goal setting, project planning and more


MedQuest Camp (Eastern Oregon University Campus, LaGrande, Oregon)

Join our health careers odyssey as we explore the lives and work of medical professionals.


Oregon College of Arts & Craft Pre-College Summer Programs (Portland, OR)
Pre-College workshops and classes can help you develop a studio practice, prepare a portfolio for college admission, and broaden your understanding of art's role in contemporary culture.


Oregon State University programs for High School Students (Corvallis, OR)
A variety of engineering, STEM, Biotechnology, sports and college credit courses during the summer.


OSU Summer Veterinary Experience (Corvallis, OR)
An hands-on learning experience for academically talented students interested in veterinary medicine.


Lewis & Clark College Summer Classes for High School Students (Portland, OR)
Qualified high school students looking for a challenging academic experience may enroll in courses  


Show:Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists (Portland, OR)
A program designed for middle and high school (ages 13-18) writers and artists


NW Film Center: Film and Media Arts Classes for High School (Portland, OR)

Film and Media arts opportunities for students during the summer


Oregon Shakespeare Festival for Juniors (Ashland, OR)

Visit OSF for two exciting weeks of acting, tech, playgoing, forums and workshops; housing at SOU


Portland Actors Conservatory Summer Youth Conservatory (Portland, OR)

Hands-on training from accomplished professionals culminating in a final audience presentation


Young Entrepreneur’s Business Week (Portland, OR)

Immersive, week-long summer program, students learn about business and gain college credit


Mercy Corps: International Development 101 (Portland, OR)

Join us this summer in our global headquarters building to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Mercy Corps helps build strong communities from within - now and in the future.


University of Oregon Summer Architecture Program (Eugene, OR)

Experience for prospective architecture, landscape architecture, & interior architecture students

University of Oregon Design Camp (Portland, OR)
Camp for high school students interested in learning about architecture, art, or product design

Oregon Summer Programs and Camps for High School Students



USC University of Southern California Summer Programs (CA)
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses.  June 18th-July 15, 2017


Loyola Marymount Pre-College Summer Programs (CA)

Programs including environmental science, screenwriting, entrepreneurship, leadership & acting; see your counselor for financial aid application


Summer Discovery (Many cities throughout the US)

Pre-College, enrichment, college prep and intensive institutes for high school students. Programs available at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, CU-Boulder, U Texas Austin, U Michigan, U Michigan & UCLA, Penn State, Georgetown U, Johns Hopkins, UPenn, UPenn Law, Pace NYC and Emerson Boston.


Boston University: Summer Programs for High School Students
We invite you to choose from five exciting and challenging summer high school programs.


Department of Architecture at Wentworth: SummerFAB (Boston)

A four-week “design and build” program for high school students called summerFAB


Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs (Pittsburg, PA)

Are you going to be a junior or senior in high school? If so, consider spending the summer in one of our distinct summer Pre-College programs including Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA), Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music or National High School Game Academy.


Pratt Pre-College Summer Program (Brooklyn, NY)
Visit the Brooklyn campus for nearly a month to study as an art and design college student


Barnard College/Columbia University: Summer New York City
Five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance


Center for Talent Development’s (CTD) Equinox program (Evanston, IL)

Northwestern Univ. provides rigorous acceleration opportunities for academically gifted students


St. John’s College Summer Academy (Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM)
Our summer program for high school students is modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books.


Summer, Pre-College and Academic Enrichment Programs For High School Students
Prepared by the Scripps College Academy

This is a list of enrichment programs that are free or may provide scholarship opportunities. The programs listed vary greatly in structure, focus, selection process, and location. Please check each program’s website carefully as dates are likely to change for each year. A web address is provided for all programs, but if the address is incorrect, try searching online by program name. If you are viewing this guide digitally and a link is broken, try copying and pasting it into a web browser. These programs are NOT endorsed by SCA nor by Scripps College. Further, the information provided, such as dates or cost, may have changed since this list was compiled. Before pursuing any program, interested students should talk with their family, teachers, and counselors, and contact program staff to obtain updated information.



Oxbridge Academic Programs
For intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to attend Summer Study Programs in Europe and the US for over 30 years. Students from over 80 countries are housed and educated in great and historic centers of learning  that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, St. Andrews in Scotland, Barcelona and Salamanca in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City and Los Angeles in the United States while exploring new cultural surroundings.


Franklin University Switzerland

Vigorous academic programs with exciting experiential learning, during summer sessions

National Geographic Student Expeditions
Get into the field on an Expedition, Community Service trip, Photography Workshop, or University Workshop, in a destination that captures your imagination. National Geographic offers student travel programs around the world each summer that aim to inspire and educate middle school and high school students.

Putney Student Travel
For 65 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs for high school and middle school students include community service, language immersion, adventure travel, and pre-college enrichment. We believe that an essential component of every young person’s education is passionate engagement with the world in the company of carefully selected peers — an experience that goes far beyond looking out the window of a teen tour bus. We offer summer programs in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.



The Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to see themselves as USAFA cadet. The application opens Dec. 1st and closes Jan. 15th. Learn more about the Summer Seminar here and the application can be found here. For questions, please contact the Oregon Admission Liaison Officer
The United State Military Academy (West Point) hosts a Summer Learning Experience. SLE gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. Applications are accepted beginning in January. Learn more here and contact the West Point Field Force Mentor with questions. 
The United States Coast Guard Academy hosts the summer Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) program. Exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM will test and inspire those interested in serving their country and humanity as officers in the nation’s oldest continuous maritime service. Applications are accepted beginning February of a student's junior year. Learn more here and contact the Oregon Admissions Representative with questions.
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Applications are accepted in January of a student's junior year. Learn more here and contact here with questions. 


Summer SAT/ACT Test Preparation


Portland Community College

Learn strategies for taking the ACT and new SAT tests to maximize your score, developing skills

applicable to any standardized test. Covers general strategies for the Reading, Writing and

Language, Math and Science Tests as well as the Essay. For ages 15-17


Saturday Academy