Junior Bulletin, April 1, 2018

College Boot Camp — Deadline 4/1

CECAAL ECL College Tours is offering a College Boot Camp for rising Juniors and Seniors from August 12-18, 2018. This program will travel to Princeton, Columbia, Wesleyan, Brown, Amherst and Colgate. SAT and ACT preparation, and scholarship searches as well as hearing from some of the best college professors. You will receive preparation for the process and see six of the nation’s best colleges. More information here: https://goo.gl/QaCPuJ


Visit Swarthmore

Discover Swarthmore, held in the fall, is an all-expense-paid overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors. If you are interested in visiting Swarthmore talk to Ms. Hirschfield about being nominated.  Nominations are now open for the fall program. For more information visit https://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/discover-swarthmore

Mainline College Fair at Valley Forge Casino Resort

Monday, April 9, 2018; 6:30-9:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!  No need to register. PACAC Regional College Fairs are free of charge to students and families. To see which colleges and universities will be at the Fair check out this link.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Open House

MICA hosts an open house for high school juniors on April 8 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. The speakers will discuss the process of preparing a portfolio for art school admissions and the various design programs offered at MICA. Space is limited; register here.

Penn State Forensics Symposium

Penn State hosts a forensics and criminology symposium Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to introduce students to the fields of forensic science and criminology.  Register by March 30.

Knight for a Day at Rutgers School of Engineering

On Friday, April 20, prospective students can tour the campus and get information about the School of Engineering. Registration is re quired – click on “Knight for a Day.”

Bus Trips to Visit Penn State

Penn State Admissions – Philadelphia will host several free bus trips to Penn State campuses this spring. These trips are great opportunities to connect with admissions staff and see what campuses throughout the state have to offer. Click here to find out more information and register.

Williamson College of the Trades

Students receive a broad education that includes study of trade and technical theory in the classroom and realistic work projects. Students also receive academic instruction that is designed to contribute to their career success. For more information visit https://www.williamson.edu/education/

Mentor Opportunity for Young Women

Janney Montgomery Scott hosts a mentoring program for 11th grade girls, on Tuesday, May 29, from 11:30 until 2:00, including lunch.  Professional women provide an introduction to career opportunities in various fields.  Email Ms. Hirschfield to express your interest in attending. Spots are limited so it is first-come-first-served.


Gear Up for Standardized Tests

  • Plan ahead to do test prep during the summer.  
  • Schedule time EVERY DAY to practice taking these tests.
  • Start scheduling ACT/SAT tests for the spring or early fall.  
  • Consider which SAT subject tests you want to take, depending on what kinds of majors/programs you might choose.

‘Into Prep’ SAT/ACT Test Prep Program

Into Prep offers SAT/ACT test prep boot camp this summer, providing intensive prep reviews, standardized test practice, and individualized study sessions. For more information, please visit http://intoprep.net/ or email intoprep@gmail.com

Temple University Reading Program

Boost your reading skill and get better scores on the standardized tests. Temple University offers a reading comprehension program for entering 12th graders and college students. For more information, visit http://temple.readingprograms.org/20. To register call 1-800-570-8936


The SLA Engineering Program compiles a list of summer opportunities and relevant college scholarships here.  

Deadlines are fast approaching, so check these out now.

Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) Summer Programs

CCP offers many summer courses for high school students.  Explore areas of interest and perhaps receive college credit!

New York Institute  of Technology

NYIT has four campuses and offers summer camps and courses in a wide variety of areas at the intersection of art and technology, including aerospace, computer sciences, and mechanical engineering.

NYU High School Academy Career Edge Program

These intensive, one-week study options allow rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to “try on” careers.  There are many options available, from Communications to Health Sciences and many more. Need based scholarships are available. For more information visit https://www.sps.nyu.edu/high-school-academy/programs/career-edge.html

St. John’s College Summer Academy

St John’s College offers summer programs at 2 sites: Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Program courses range from science, to poetry, philosophy and music. For more information, visit here.

Cornell Summer Programs

Cornell University offers summer courses that include architecture, design, hospitality, debate, engineering, and international relations. Learn more about this award-winning program at summercollege.cornell.edu or reach the director at summer_college@cornell.edu.

Franklin Institute Volunteer Opportunities

The Franklin Institute is looking for volunteers to fill Exhibit Facilitator positions as well as Discovery Camp Counselor-in-Training positions. The volunteer hours can count as community service hours in multiple organizations and schools. Visit https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/volunteer for more information. After you fill out the application from the website, email it to  volprog@fi.edu

STEM Summer Program

Temple University offers a series of STEM summer programs through their College of Engineering department. Check out https://engineering.temple.edu/academic-programs/stem-summer-programs

Actuarial Science Summer Camp

Do you know what it’s like to be an actuary? Lebanon Valley College offers a one-week summer program for rising high school seniors who are interested in becoming an actuary. For more information and to apply visit http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/actuarial-science-camp/

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

If you are curious about what it’s like to run your own business, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education offers a summer program that focuses on management activities, including marketing strategies and website design. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.pfew.org or email amber@pfew.org. The final application deadline is Friday, April 7.

Summer Plus Scholarship at McDaniel College

Students can spend a week (or more!) on the McDaniel College campus (Westminster MD) this summer AND receive a GUARANTEED $40,000 SCHOLARSHIP to McDaniel if they enrol at McDaniel! 2018 Summer Science Academy Courses include:Forensic Science,Marine Science, “Real World” Physical Science, Zombie Science, Cooking Science. For camp descriptions, available dates, and to apply, visit www.summerscienceacademy.com. Applications are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, but students are encouraged to apply before April 15.

Smith College Women of Distinction Program

Smith College, one of the top tier women’s universities, offers an all expense paid Women of Distinction program  for 2018-2019 seniors from Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018. The program introduces opportunities for African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American students who enrol at Smith. For more information on the application process, visit www.smith.edu/admission/wod. Applications will be available May 1.

Lasko College Prep Program

The Lasko College Prep Program is open to eligible Jewish high school juniors planning to attend a four year college.  Visit here for more information. Program offerings include: college guidance, Free SAT Prep, financial aid and scholarship counseling, college visits, mitzvah projects and other social activities.

Ithaca College Summer Program

Ithaca College offers courses such as ASL, Digital Photography, Digital Music Production, and Screenwriting, Applications are now open: find more information here or contact summercollege@ithaca.edu

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

If you are interested in hands-on laboratory work, check this summer camp out! You will explore fundamentals of pharmacology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and medical ethics.  For more information, visit http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/  or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Madison Program in Engineering

The residential Engineering Summer Program (ESP) offers intensive courses in physics, math, chemistry, design, and technical communications. Room, board, and tuition are covered by the program. Apply at https://esp.engr.wisc.edu/esp.

The Council for International Educational Exchange  offers programs abroad in Language and Culture; Service and Leadership; and Global Discovery.  Scholarships are available.


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