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February Counseling Center Update

Testing and Test Prep

Register now for a one-day AP Exam Review at Rice University on April 14.  Cost is $45 by February 28; $60 after February 28.  Rice also offers an online AP Exam Review Course in April.  Registration is now open. 

College Visits

  • The Houston National College Fair will be at NRG Center on April 12 from 9:30 – 12:30 and 6:00 – 8:00.  Over 200 colleges from across the country will be in attendance. 
  • Beacon College (Leesburg, FL) works exclusively with students with learning disabilities.  Their open house dates are 2/17, 3/24, 4/14 and 5/19.
  • Texas A&M: 2/10 (Aggieland Saturday)
  • Texas Tech University: 3/4 (Raider Road Show in Houston)
  • University of Houston: 2/24 and 4/7 (Cougar Preview) 


Summer Programs

Summer enrichment programs are an opportunity to explore skills and interests.  Many take place on college campuses, giving students a taste of college life and particular schools.  Some offer college credit. 

Adelphi University PreCollege
Location:  Garden City, NY
Current Grade:  8-11
Topics:  art, business, digital media, nursing, musical theater and more

Alley Theatre
Location:  Houston
Current Grade:  5-11
Topics:  theatre

American Musical and Drama Academy
Location:  New York City and Los Angeles
Current Grade:  8-12
Topics:  dance, vocal music and dance theatre

Auburn University Engineering
Location:  Auburn, AL
Current Grade:  8-11
Topics:  engineering, computer science, robotics and gaming

Barnard College
Location:  New York City 
Current Grade:  10-11; girls only
Topics:  liberal arts, dance, leadership, science and business

Baylor Summer Science Research
Location:  Waco
Current Grade:  incoming Baylor freshmen
Topics:  science research; earn one college credit

Belmont University
Location:  Nashville
Current Grade:  8-11
Topics:  strings, piano and voice

Bill of Rights Institute’s Constitutional Academy
Location: Washington, DC
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  leadership and current affairs

Boston University Summer Term
Location:  Boston
Current Grade:  8-11
Topics:  various topics and a college preview; some earn college credit

Location:  International
Current Grade:  6-12
Topics:  travel programs w/ STEM, language, marine & animal science, sailing, scuba and photography

Brown University: Summer@Brown
Location:  Providence, RI
Current Grade:  9-12; ages 15-18 by June
Topics:  over 200 courses available


Cambridge Immerse
Location:  Cambridge, UK
Current Grade:  ages 16-18 at time of program
Topics:  math, science, literature, writing, economics, international relations, philosophy and more

Camp Cardiac
Location:  Houston (other national locations)
Current Grade:  9-12; ages 15-18 at time of program
Topics:  one week summer day camp for students interested in a medical career

Camp Neuro
Location:  Houston (other national locations)
Current Grade:  9-12; ages 15-18 at time of program
Topics:  one week summer day camp for students interested in medicine or psychology

Carleton College
Location:  Northfield, MN
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  computer science, humanities, quantitative reasoning, global issues, science and writing

Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  architecture, art, design, drama, music and gaming

Chatham University Sustainable Leadership Academy
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  environment/sustainability

Clemson University Summer Scholars
Location:  Clemson, SC
Current Grade:  6-11
Topics:  music production, biotech, engineering, writing, construction management, architecture, science, journalism, golf management, vet camp and more

Columbia University Summer Immersion
Location:  New York City
Current Grade:  9-12; at least 16 years old
Topics:  art, architecture, business, writing, engineering, law, math and more

Cornell University Summer College
Location:  Ithaca, NY
Current Grade:  10-12 (varies by program)
Topics:  architecture, art, fashion, business, engineering, robotics, debate, literature, English immersion, social sciences, vet medicine and more

Digital Media Academy
Location:  multiple, including UH and Austin
Current Grade:  ages 12-17
Topics:  game design, programming, robotics, music production, film and photography

Discovery Internships
Location:  New York, Boston or London
Current Grade:  ages 15-18 at time of program
Topics:  internship programs

Drexel University Summer Institutes
Location:  Philadelphia
Current Grade:  8-11; some programs limited to rising juniors & seniors
Topics:  law, media, health careers, business, engineering and sports management

Duke Summer
Location:  Durham, NC
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  science, math, writing, leadership, college selection/admissions and more; some earn college credit

Education Unlimited
Location:  Stanford, MIT, Yale and others
Current Grade:  6-11
Topics:  science, law, acting, test prep and college admissions

Emory University Pre-College Program
Location:  Atlanta
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  psychology, economics, law, pre-med, forensics and more


ENGAGE Youth Theology Initiative at Lipscomb
Location:  Nashville
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  learn about the civil rights movement and the Christian call to leadership and service; includes a bus tour of historical sites


Experiment in International Living Summer Discovery
Location:  International
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  art, leadership, language, politics, environment and community service

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Location:  San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco or Los Angeles
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  fashion and social media

Georgetown University
Location:  Washington, DC
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics: credit and non-credit programs, including politics, economics, foreign policy, national security, business, science and more

Harding University Summer Academic Institute
Location:  Searcy, AR
Current Grade:  11
Topics:  art, media, honors symposium; earn college credit

Harding University Pharmacy Camp
Location:  Searcy, AR
Current Grade:  11-12
Topics:  pharmacy

Harvard University
Location:  Cambridge, MA
Current Grade:  10-12 (varies by program)
Topics:  over 100 credit and non-credit courses

HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy
Location:  Chicago
Current Grade:  11-12
Topics:  leadership

iD Tech Camps
Location:  multiple, inluding Rice and UofH
Current Grade:  ages 7-17
Topics:  design, coding, robotics and web design

Investigative Journalism Workshop at Boston University
Location:  Boston
Current Grade:  ages 15-18 at time of program
Topics:  journalism

Johns Hopkins University Summer Programs
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  various, including a program for international students

Lone Star College - Discovery College
Location: Lone Star Campuses
Current Grade:  ages 6-17
Topics:  science, photography, test prep and more


Louisiana State University
Location:  Baton Rouge, LA
Current Grade:  8-11
Topics:  architecture and leadership

Main Street Theater
Location:  Houston
Current Grade:  ages 6-18
Topics:  theatre

Marist Summer Pre-College Program
Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  writing, fashion, business, language, pre-law, sport communication, and more; earn college credit

Mississippi State University
Location:  Starkville, MS
Current Grade:  varies by program
Topics:  accounting, entomology, landscape architecture, vet medicine and sports

NIAHD (Early American History)
Location:  Williamsburg, VA
Current Grade:  10-12
Topics:  early American history; earn college credit


National Flight Academy
Location:  Pensacola, FL
Current Grade:  6-11
Topics:  STEM and aviation


National Student Leadership Foundation
Location:  various college campuses (some programs at Rice)
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  business, government, STEM, arts and leadership

NYU Precollege
Location:  New York City
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  choose courses from 30+ academic areas; earn college credit

Northwestern University
Location:  Evanston, IL
Current Grade:  9-12 (varies by program)
Topics:  social justice, global health, STEM, writing and more; some earn college credit

Oklahoma Christian University
Location:  Edmond, OK
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  engineering, Bible, humanities, Spanish, and science; earn college credit

Oklahoma State University
Location:  Stillwater, OK
Current Grade:  varies by program
Topics:  2018 camps TBA

OU Sooner Discovery
Location:  Norman, OK
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  various; earn college credit

Otis College of Art and Design
Location:  Los Angeles
Current Grade:  ages 15 and older
Topics:  drawing, architecture, animation, digital media, fashion, photography, sculpture and more

Oxbridge Academic Programs
Location:  UK, France, Spain, U.S.
Current Grade:  8-12
Topics:  choose from over 200 courses, including medicine, law, business and psychology


Pratt Institute PreCollege Program
Location:  Brooklyn, NY
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  architecture, art, design, fashion, creative writing and more; earn college credit

Ringling College of Art + Design
Location:  Sarasota, FL
Current Grade:  10-12
Topics:  art and design

Sam Houston State University Summer Camps
Location:  Huntsville
Current Grade:  6-12 (varies by camp)
Topics:  sports, music, animation and dance

Savannah College of Art and Design
Location:  Atlanta, Hong Kong or Savannah, GA
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  art and design

SMU Engineering Camp
Location:  Dallas
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  engineering

Society of American Military Engineers
Location:  Jacksonville, NC; Colorado Springs; Vicksburg, MS and Atlanta, GA
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  engineering


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
Location:  Stanford, CA
Current Grade:  10-12 and ages 16-19
Topics:  various; earn college credit

Stanford Sports Business Academy
Location:  Stanford, CA
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  sports business

Stephen F. Austin Pre-Law Academy
Location:  Nacogdoches, TX
Current Grade:  10-12
Topics:  law 

Stevens Institute of Technology
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  cybersecurity, STEM, coding, computer science, business and others

Summer Discovery
Location:  multiple college campuses (includes UT-Austin)
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  art, business, sports management, test prep, health, debate and more

Syracuse University Summer College
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  forensic science, media, communication, writing, theater, law and more

TCU High School Investor Challenge
Location:  Ft. Worth
Current Grade:  11
Topics:  investing/stock market

TCU Schieffer Journalism Camp
Location:  Ft. Worth
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  journalism

Texas A&M Galveston Sea Camp
Location:  Galveston
Current Grade:  ages 10-18
Topics:  marine biology, coastal ecology, oceanography, pre-med, pre-vet and more


Texas Lutheran University Summer Scholars
Location:  Seguin
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  2018 camps TBA

Texas State University Theatre Camp
Location:  San Marcos
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  theatre

The King's College High School Summer Academy
Location:  New York
Current Grade:  10-12
Topics:  political economy, busines, media & journalism and leadership

U.S. Air Force Academy Sports Camps
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Current Grade:  ages 12-18
Topics:  football, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, diving, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling


U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar
Location:  Annapolis, MD
Current Grade:  11
Topics:  Naval Academy

University of Chicago
Location:  Chicago
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  paleontology, law, psychology, economics and more; some earn college credit


University of Dallas Summer Programs
Location:  Dallas or Rome
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  classics, Shakespeare, Latin, American studies and music

University of Houston
Location:  Houston
Current Grade:  7-11
Topics:  business, STEM, art, pharmacy, sports and more

University of Miami
Location:  Coral Gables, FL
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  various programs, earn college credit

University of Michigan
Location:  Ann Arbor, MI
Current Grade:  varies by program
Topics:  engineering, arts, health sciences, sports and more

University of New England
Location:  Biddeford, ME
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  marine ecology or neuroscience


University of Notre Dame
Location:  Notre Dame, IN
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  debate, psychology, photography, global health, literature and more; earn college credit

University of Pennsylvania Business Academies
Location:  Philadelphia
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  sports business and analytics

University of Texas Summer Camps
Location:  Austin
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  arts, sports medicine, sports, business, leadership, STEM, film and others

US Performing Arts Camps
Location:  various
Current Grade:  ages 12-18
Topics:  acting, dance, film & media and musical theatre

University of St. Thomas Reading Program
Location:  Houston
Current Grade:  K-12
Topics:  reading and study skills

Vanderbilt Summer Academy
Location:  Nashville
Current Grade:  6-11
Topics:  various

WWII Museum Leadership Academy
Location:  New Orleans
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  WWII

WWII Museum Normandy Academy
Location:  New Orleans & Normandy
Current Grade:  9-12
Topics:  Normandy during WWII

Washington University in St. Louis
Location:  St. Louis
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  humanities, math, science and social sciences; earn college credit

Wonderworks (UH and Rice)
Location:  Houston (UH and Rice)
Current Grade:  9-11
Topics:  architecture, film, art, theatre, literature and journalism

Yale Young Global Scholars
Location:  New Haven, CT
Current Grade:  10-11
Topics:  STEM, sustainable development, politics, law, economics and international affairs

Youth Adventure Program
Location:  College Station
Current Grade:  6-11 (varies by program)
Topics:  law, medicine, media, architecture, engineering, science, sports medicine, anthropology, attending TAMU, photography and more


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