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Summer Programs...what will you do this summer?

There are many programs for students to explore for summer adventure, education and fun.  We are starting to build our list of options for you to consider.  All are sponsored by independent companies and arrangements may be made directly with them.  See Naviance, Colleges page, "Enrichment" for a large list of nationwide Summer programs!  

2018 Young Scholars Program - Research @ UC Davis, June 24-Aug 4, 2018

This program is open to rising juniors and rising seniors to do original research in biology and the natural sciences at UC Davis. Participants will be working one on one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art labs for 6 weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. At the same time, each student will experience the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Program is open to students who will be 16 when it starts, but not 18 until after it finishes on Aug. 4. Go to: for more information and to apply. (posted 12/11/17)


For a long list of summer programs in STEM fields, go to:  Scroll down the page to find links to high school programs offered on college campuses.  


Amigos de las Americas! This organization inspires young leaders to realize their leadership potential through immersion in cross-cultural community development projects in Central and South America. Over the past few summers, several SRVHS students have participated in this program. You can learn more about their programs at on their website:


The Experiment in International Living - 34 Programs in 28 Countries! This organization offers 34 unique summer programs in 28 countries. Some of them include: US: Human Rights & College Discovery (history of civil rights); Brazil: Soccer and Social Change (develop soccer skills while learning how soccer influences education and community development), and many more. In addition, they offer 2 "Experiment Leadership Institute Programs": India: Public Health & Community Development; South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics and Human Rights. Both are 6 week programs and are fully funded for participants. Learn more information at:


Rustic Pathways - Learn about these programs at lunch on Thursday, Nov. 16th in the College and Career Center.  A representative will be on our campus to share information about the many summer and Gap Year programs that they offer.