Summer Programs & Opportunities

  • Girls Who Code Summer Programs

    1. The virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a live, virtual, 2-week introductory computer science course for currently eligible 9th, 10th, and 11th grade US students and international students ages 14-18. Through our new curriculum focused on Game Design, SIP participants will learn beginner to intermediate computer science concepts, UX design basics, and more – all while getting an inside look into the tech industry through incredible company partners. In addition to a completely free program, we offer grants up to $300 and tech support for qualifying students. For more information, visit the Girls Who Code website

    2. The Self-Paced Program is a 6-week flexible computer science course for currently eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade US students and international students ages 14-18 who prefer not to adhere to a set schedule. Self-Paced Program participants can choose to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity or our new data science track. Students will also have the opportunity to build community through live advisory events and other Girls Who Code engagements. For more information, visit the Girls Who Code website

  • GW Pre-College Program 2023

    High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. Top-tier faculty and scholar practioners guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice. Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.

    Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world. Applications for Summer 2023 are open on December 15th. 

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  • 2023 Summer Enrichment Program

    The University of Mary Washington is excited to announce the 2023 Summer Enrichment Program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. During our one week multidisciplinary pre-college experience July 9-15, participants will join UMW professors for three engaging, meaningful courses, some with out-of-class enrichment activities to help students fully explore the content.  

    • Use augmented reality to visualize DNA or create digital media. 

    • Explore the chemistry of food. 

    • Learn how to run a business.

    • Use UMW’s Geographic Information Systems laboratory and outdoor excursions to create mental maps, printed maps, and online story maps.

    Explore courses in STEM, business, history or follow a special track in cyber security. Check out additional courses and course descriptions.

    Participants live in a UMW residence hall with other enrichment program participants and enjoy meals in the University Center dining hall, all while learning from inspiring faculty members who love to teach.

    A fee of $1,200 covers tuition, room and board, course materials, field trip transportation, and recreational activities. Reduced fees may be available.

    Applications are due March 20, 2023. Find out more at the Summer Enrichment Program website:

  • A Dental Health Summer Institute Opportunity
    FREE to High School Students!

    Old Dominion University Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene and the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation are pleased to announce the 2023 Dental Health Summer Institute. This interactive, FREE, virtual five-day learning opportunity will be held June 26th-June 30th, 2023 and will focus on a variety of dental health topics.  In addition, the course will guide students through the application process in applying to colleges and universities. All classes will be taught by faculty and staff at Old Dominion University and Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation. Students will receive a dental lab kit for hands-on activities

    If interested, ask students to fill out the Dental Health Summer Institute application by March 3, 2023. Space is limited! Acceptance notifications will go out in April.