Summer Opportunities

 Local or Online Opportunities for Students
  •  PennState- Kids who have been keeping a close eye on NASA's exploration of Mars can sign up to plan their own mission to the Red Planet this summer. Penn State's newest Action Potential Science Experience program, "Star Tours: Mission to Mars," will help students entering grades 4 through 8 use hands-on research to design the first manned "mission" to Mars.  For more information click on this link:  www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/ActionPotential  
  • PennState- Penn State's College of Communications will hold the Institute for Middle School Journalists from July 18 to 21, 2004. Students will learn about newspaper writing and design, photojournalism, group communication skills and computer use in the field of journalism.  Check it out at:            http://www.outreach.psu.edu/pr/CommunicationsInstitute

  • BrownUniversity- SPARK Program.  Brown is seeking a small group of 7th and 8th grade students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in math and science for a unique one-week residential program on the campus of Brown.  Complete information and course descriptions can be found athttp://www.brown.edu/summer/pre-college/spark.html
  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit- (412) 394-5700 http://www.aiu3.com

  • Andrew's Leap - High School and ExtremelyTalentedMiddle SchoolStudents- Six week non-residential summer program in the areas of computer science and robotics.  Must take a test to be considered for admission. http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~leap

  • Architecture for Kids - Grades 3-12- Ten week course offered on Saturdays during the school year.  Tuition is $150.  Contact Kelly Docter, CMU kdocter@andrew.cmu.edu

  • BrighamYoungUniversityIndependent Study Program - Grades 7-12- Online courses in a variety of subject areas.  (800) 914-8931 indstudy@byu.edu http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/index.dhtm

  • Davidson Young Scholars Program - Ages 4-16 may apply, serves ages 4-18- Online mentors for gifted students, seminars for parents.  Free  (775) 852-DITD http://www.ditd.org/public

  • Education Program for Gifted Youth - Grades K-12- Stanford University, Computer based correspondence courses in math (grades K-12), English (grades 4-12), secondary physics, secondary computer science, and music theory. Tuition $450-$900  (800) 372-EPGY epgy-info@epgy.stanford.eduhttp://epgy.stanford.edu

  • Gifted Online Accelerated Learning - Grades 4-8  The University of Missouri, Online, self-paced classes in math, science, language arts, foreign languages, and social studies.  Cost: $102 to $125 per component (some course are one part, others two)  (800) 609-3727 cdis@missouri.edu http://cdis.missouri.edu.GOAL.html

  • Johns Hopkins University Distance Learning- Grades K-12 - Center for Talented Youth (CTY)  Courses in math, science, computer science, and writing; many courses geared for high school level; math courses can begin at age 5; writing workshops begin at fifth grade level.  Tuition varies from $540 to $1,050 (410) 516-0337 ctyinfo@jhu.eduhttp://www.cty.jhu.edu/cde/index.html

  • Moving Fourth Into Engineering - Grade 4- Dana Hilinski, CMU, One day in the spring  (412) 268-5227hilinski@andrew.cmu.edu http://www.ices.cmu.edu/movingfourth.html

  • National Computer Camp - Ages 8-18- Dr. Michael Zabinski; Summer residential and commuter program; Computer programming and software; One-week camp at LaRoche College; additional camps for 2-5 weeks at other locations, including Notre Dame College in Cleveland.  Tuition $825 per week residential, $695 per week commuter.  (203)795-9667   info@nccamp.com http://www.nccamp.com

  • Pennsylvania Governor's School of Excellence - Grades 10-11- General information: (570) 524-5244; Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences at CMU - Barry Luokkala - (412) 268-2756pgsc@cmu.edu http://www.pgss.mcs.cmu.edu/home/about/description.html  Subject areas include the arts, agriculture, health care, international studies, the sciences, and teaching.  Five-week summer residential program.  Cost:  Refundable security deposit; tuition is free. 

  • Pre-College Program - High School:  Completed the 11th grade or at least 16 years old- CMU, Office of Admissions; (412) 268-2082 precollege@andrew.cmu.edu    http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college    Student can focus on one subject area in the arts (namely art, design, drama, or music) or be part of the Advanced Placement Early Admission Program, taking the university classes in a variety of subject areas.  Six-week residential summer program.  Tuition:  Ranges from $3,000 to $6,000 depending on the number of courses and subject area(s).

  • RoboCamp - Grades 6-8- One week, non-residential summer program.  Tuition: $175  Robin Shoop, (412) 681-7160;roboed@red.ri.cmu.edu   http://www.rec.ri.cmu.edu/education/index.html  

  • SWEHigh SchoolDay - Grades 11-12, girls only- Engineering presentations and activities, one day in the fall.  Hilda Diamond, CMU's Society of Women Engineers (SWE)  (412)268-2521;hd01@andrew.cmu.edu

  • TheVirtualSchoolfor the Gifted - Grades 4-12- Online classes in a variety of subject areas.  Cost:  $195 per course; group registrations are possible for some classes at a bulk rate. Based in Australia.  Phone: 11-61-3-9710-1558;vsg-admin@vsg.edu.au    http://www.vsg.edu.au 

Summer Programs Outside thePittsburghArea

  • Apogee - Grades 4-6; Spectrum - Grades 7-9; Equinox - Grades 10-12 (9th under special circumstances)- Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University  (847) 491-3782; Three weeks, residential of commuter; Classes in math, science, humanities, and computers; Tuition - $2,300.00 http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu:16080/summer/descap.html 

  • CampKennedySpaceCenter- Grades 2-9;  Kennedy Space Center;  (321) 449-4400.  One week, commuter.  Space activities, including meeting with an astronaut, rocket launching, and space shuttle mission simulations.  Tuition: $260.00 kscinfo@dncinc.com   http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/educatorsParents/camp.asp

  • High School Journalism Institute - Grades 9-11;  Linda J. Johnson, The University of Indiana  (812) 855-0895;lijohnso@indiana.edu  One Week, residential or commuter. Programs include Television News, Yearbook, Newspaper, Business/Advertising, Photojournalism.  Tuition: $295.00 if residential (exclude meals); $250.00 if commuting. http://www.journalism.indiana.edu/workshops/HSJI/index.html 

  • Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop - Grades 10-12; Dr. Dennis Read, Denison University (central Ohio).  (740) 587-6565; read@denison.edu  Eight days, residential.  Writing in multiple genres, workshops by professional writers, one-on-one conferences.  tuition: $1,000.00 (financial aid available). http://www.denison.edu/english/reynolds.html

  • BrownUniversity- SPARK Program - Grades 7 and 8; SPARK has a single goal: identify talented 7th and 8th grade students and give them access to ideas, resources, and tools they need to nurture their academic gifts.  Session A - July 10-17; Session B - July 24-31 www.brown.edu/continuingstudies
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