Summer break is an excellent opportunity for curious, motivated students to explore new passions, enhance skills, forge lasting friendships or even earn college credits. To find the best match for each student, resources are available through the Counseling Department as well as the Summer Opportunities Coordinator. Students who are interested in connecting with a meaningful opportunity for the summer can do any of the following:
Check the Resources page of the portal for the Summer Opportunities Catalog and explore opportunities on their own.
Meet with their counselor, college counselor, or the Summer Opportunities Coordinator to discuss potential interests and programs that would be the best fit.
Explore the catalog and discuss possible options and time commitments with their families.
Seek the help of the Summer Opportunities with application materials, deadlines, and any other support as needed.
Opportunities are matched on the following criteria: student interest, physical location requirements (i.e. close to home or far abroad), compatibility with other summer activities, length of time and cost. Some programs are highly competitive and require essays, letters of recommendation or transcripts, while others admit students based upon curiosity, talent or motivation. The Summer Opportunities Coordinator will also help students to manage deadlines—in most cases, two weeks are required to process each application, particularly if additional documents or recommendation letters are required.