Summer Programs

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Summer Opportunities: Internships, Academic Opportunities, Jobs & More!

Local Summer Academic Programs

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National Summer Academic Programs
Open to grades 8-12:
  • iResearch Institute: The iResearch Institute (iRI) is a summer program for highly-motivated high school students to conduct original, student-driven, science research projects.
Open to Freshman:
  • Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP): A three-week program for students grades 7-10, providing students with courses led by experts that are equivalent to a semester-long college course or a year of high school instruction.
Open to Sophomores:
  • Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP): A three-week program for students grades 7-10, providing students with courses led by experts that are equivalent to a semester-long college course or a year of high school instruction.
  • Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: A free 7-week program for high school girls to learn about and create their own projects related to computer science. All classes are held in leading tech companies, and students can hear from guest speakers, go on field trips, and connect with female entrepreneurs and engineers.
Open to Juniors:
  • Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP): A three-week program for students grades 7-10, providing students with courses led by experts that are equivalent to a semester-long college course or a year of high school instruction.
  • Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: A free 7-week program for high school girls to learn about and create their own projects related to computer science. All classes are held in leading tech companies, and students can hear from guest speakers, go on field trips, and connect with female entrepreneurs and engineers.
  • Telluride Association Summer Program: A free six-week experience where students attend seminars led by world-renowned college and university scholars.
  • Research Science Institute: Held at MIT, this free six-week program allows students to gain first-hand experience with scientific inquiry as they are invited to join in ongoing projects conducted by various research teams.
  • Princeton University Summer Journalism Program: Aimed at low-income, high-achieving students, this free 10-day program allows students to learn from reporters and editors at the top newspapers from around the country. Students also get a chance to cover and report on various events around the area for both print and TV.
Local Fine Arts Programs
  • Missouri Fine Arts Academy: A three-week summer residential program for highly motivated students in theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, and music.
  • COCA Summer Teen Arts Intensives:  Held in Washington University in St. Louis facilities, teens work with COCA”s professional teaching artists in ballet, tap, contemporary dance, musical theatre, voice, and acting.
  • High School Summer Institute for Creative Writing: Held at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Summer Music Programs at Webster Community Music School: Webster CMS hosts different programs such as flute camp, string orchestra camp, composition intensive, band camp, and chamber music encounters for middle and high school students.
  • Sam Fox School Portfolio Plus: The program invites high school students to take college0level art and design courses for college credit. Students can also pursue a studio concentration of their choice: communication design, fashion design, or studio art.

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