Summer Programs

    1. READING SKILLS AND SPEED READING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS Bradley University is offering several programs for ages 4-adulthood to improve reading, comprehension, fluency and speed. Program for students entering 9th-11th grade will double reading speed, make substantial gains in comprehension, and learn study skills.  Excellent preparation for the SAT, ACT, and college.  Program for students entering 12th grade will double reading speed in difficult material and triple reading speed in easier material while improving comprehension, concentration, and retention.  Flyers and more information are available in the Counseling Office.  For details or to register call 1-800-978-9596.



College-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing sophomores and juniors are invited to attend Rochester Institute of Technology Explore Your Future-a six day summer career exploration program.   Students can choose between two sessions: July 9-14 or July 16-21, 2016.  For more information, visit


The United States Marine Corps Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy (SLCDA) is a one week course aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA for America’s top high school students. Competitive applicants should be juniors or seniors, have participated in athletic, leadership, and service-oriented activities, and possess strong moral and ethical standards. Visit or email SLCDA@MARINES.USMC.MIL .


The Clinical Research Experience Internship Program (CREST) will provide participants a foundation in clinically relevant scientific research appropriate for high school students interested in pursuing a career in basic or applied sciences, including biology, or biomedical sciences.

Program Dates-Mid June to Mid August 2016

    • 250-300 PAID hours over the summer
    • 1 hour of college credit for “directed research”
    • ACT prep in English, Math and Science

See Ms. Gilmore for additional information.

5. ICC

ICC is offering 2 brand new options for students this summer who may need to raise their Compass scores. These FREE  flexible Bridge Programs provide a great opportunity for students to strengthen their math and/ or reading skills.  If you just missed placing into college level math and/ or English, please have call Cheryl Shull at 690-6863 or email her at Cheryl.shull@icc.eduto sign up today.

6. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Architecture Camp introduces young people to the design of the built environment.  Camp runs from July 19-24, 2015.  Swing by the Counseling Office to see the brochure for more details.


7.Ball State University Design Works Summer Academy

Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning is offering a Summer Academy from June 21-27 or July 19-25.  Students will have the opportunity to work with experienced faculty on creative projects and live in Ball State’s residence halls.  Details and application can be found at




STAPH offers rising Juniors and Seniors a head start on their future by allowing them to spend a week on campus exploring high-tech health facilities, simulations, and a working cadaver lab.  The curriculum is broad-based, giving students exposure to fields as wide-ranging as sports medicine, nursing, nutrition, communication disorders, psychology, and pre-medical topics. Eligible students should be completing 10th and 11th grade at the end of this school year, should have a minimum GPA of 3.25, and a 3.5 GPA in basic science courses.  Visit or for more information.  Students are to be nominated to attend.  If interested and if you meet the requirements,  please speak with your Counselor.


Camps open for registration on December 1st! Duke offers 13 different programs for students from grades 6-11. All programs seek to engage learners in innovative, interactive, transformative learning experiences. Co-curricular social and recreational activities are carefully planned and delivered to complement the instructional day. The camp “learning community” approaches learning as a shared responsibility among students, instructors, and counselors.  For more information on how to register, please visit You can also email or call (919) 684-2827.

10.University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a week-long program for sophomores, juniors and seniors this summer from June 26-July 2, 2016.  You will work with other high school students to solve environmental design challenges.  The program includes meals, housing, all activities, and is especially suited for future architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning students.  Visit for more details.