Middle School Students

Pre-College Program for Middle School Students

SPARK is a residential science program for curious middle school students who seek to:

  • Immerse themselves in exciting science subjects
  • Gain the foundations necessary for further scientific inquiry
  • Spend two weeks on Brown University’s campus

This two-week program consists of a range of courses that students can chose (either one two-week course or two one-week courses), carefully selected scientific inquiry activities, inspiring science talks, as well as thought-provoking leadership activities. Students will study the foundations of one or two scientific disciplines, while also having the opportunity to participate in programs that help adolescents develop into responsible, globally aware citizens.

The SPARK Experience

The SPARK program is designed to inspire students who have similar interests in the sciences. Students are immersed in a discipline of their choice, get a real taste for being a scientist, and learn to explore and discover. This process allows for stimulating and meaningful learning.

The team building/leadership aspect of the SPARK program introduces students to what it means to excel in the sciences, while becoming responsible, engaged citizens capable of working well in groups. Through age-appropriate activities, talks, and discussions, students will learn how flourish in the field of science, both in and out of the classroom.

The SPARK experience is enriched further through collegiality and collaboration where students from diverse backgrounds work together in teams. Students learn from each other, are inspired by each other, and form lasting friendships. We strive to create an enjoyable, safe, and comfortable environment where each student can live up to his or her full potential. Our aim is to help students to build their self-confidence and grow as individuals. We hope that when students return home, they are transformed and energized to take charge of their learning while remaining connected to a community of students with similar passions.

View Course Details to choose your course(s) and learn more about the SPARK Program.


For middle school students who have completed grades 6 through 8 by the start of the program. The minimum age is 12.

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Dean’s Scholarship Information





Auburn University Veterinarian Camp

The Vet camp is for individuals entering grades 9-11 in the fall of 2017.

Camp participants will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories, and outdoor facilities that include Auburn’s raptor, equine, dairy, beef, and swine units. Students will learn about public health, food animals, wildlife, anatomy, imaging, and first aid, as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers.

For more information on our world renowned Veterinary program, please visit our website at:  http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/.

Kenessaw State Summer Camps


The Summer University experience is an engaging combination of learning and enjoyment. Each summer, our courses are designed to give students an opportunity to explore their creativity, challenge their minds and build new friendships. From rising 1st graders to 12th graders, there are courses for every age!

The setting and subjects are academic, and the tone and atmosphere is lively and fun! Choose a summertime activity for your kids that fills their free time with hands-on learning opportunities, entertainment and camaraderie. Whatever the age, whatever the interest, there are SummerU classes that meet the needs of your kids.

Extended Care Camp is available until 6:00pm.  Campers will be provided with a healthy snack and several choices of activities to extend the fun of their camp day.

Note: When registering a child for a class, be certain that you use the child’s name and ID, not your own.

2017 SummerU Schedule

SummerU FAQs

SummerU Waiver Form

Behavior Management Guidelines

Summer University Webinar April, 2016


Envision Leadership Opportunity


Formerly, LeadAmerica, Envision is a research-based authority on experiential learning programs that helps students develop the essential applied skills, behaviors and knowledge they must have for college, career and life success in the 21st century.

Envision EMI and LeadAmerica, two of America’s leading experiential education organizations, recently united in 2012 to create the “Envision” brand that makes up more than 20 programs for students who want to take a more proactive role in shaping their futures.

The newly branded Envision brings together, under a single brand name, the programs from LeadAmericathe Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC)the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF)the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP), the Presidential Inaugural Conference and the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) for college students.

All Envision programs are now integrated into a comprehensive learning continuum that offers introductory, advanced and international programs to give students the edge they need to make the most of their futures.

Since 1985, Envision has served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.

Key Envision Milestones

  • 1985: Congressional Youth Leadership Council incorporated to provide high school students with leadership training.
  • 1985: First Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference.
  • 1985: First National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) held in Washington, DC.
  • 1989: Congressional Youth Leadership Council partners with National Capital Resources for curriculum development and program delivery.
  • 1992: National Youth Leadership Forum incorporated to help prepare high-achieving high school students college and career success.
  • 1992: National Youth Leadership Forum selects National Capital Resources for curriculum development and program delivery.
  • 1992: First National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security (NYLF/NS).
  • 1993: First National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED).
  • 1995: First National Youth Leadership Forum on Law & CSI (NYLF/LAW).
  • 1998: National Capital Resources renamed as Envision EMI.
  • 1999: Congressional Youth Leadership Council offers first international program, the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC).
  • 2001:International Scholars Laureate Program created for college students.
  • 2003: First Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) held for middle school students.
  • 2004: National Young Leaders State Conference (NYLSC) held across the United States.
  • 2007: Envision EMI acquires the assets of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and the National Youth Leadership Forum.
  • 2010: Envision celebrates its 25th anniversary since its founding as the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.
  • 2011: Envision EMI is acquired by the Leadership Platform Acquisition Corporation, an affiliate of Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with a strong commitment to education.
  • 2012: Envision EMI and LeadAmerica merge under the new “Envision” brand.
  • 2013: Envision launches new “Envision Experience” brand, combining all of its programs into a sequentially organized continuum of offerings for elementary school, middle school, high school and college students.

– See more at: http://www.envisionexperience.com/about/our-history-of-experiential-learning#sthash.RmdbMA2R.dpuf

Georgia Tech Pre-College Programs


ECE Outreach: Pre-College Programs

The ECE Outreach Office coordinates several major programs for high school teachers and pre-college students of various ages, as well as tours of the School’s facilities and visits to metro Atlanta schools.

These activities are organized in partnerships with local public school systems and magnet programs, the Georgia Tech Admissions Office and other campus groups that also have K-12 outreach missions, and engineering and science professional societies.

Below is a list of programs led by ECE; please check back often for updates.

The following campus offices offer additional information about campus visits, information sessions, and other specialized programs at Georgia Tech:

University of Georgia Summer Music Camps

Summer Music Institute:

Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Guitar, & Piano

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The Institute differs from our traditional summer experience in a number of ways.  A performance-intensive curriculum will serve advanced students who are seriously considering music as a major area of study in college.  All Summer Music Institute students will participate in a chamber ensemble coached by Institute faculty.  Students will also enjoy numerous lectures and laboratory exercises which are designed for the advanced musician.

In order to concentrate our resources on the most serious musicians, several criteria will be used to select students for the Summer Music Institute.  Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be considered for the experience.  Students who have been selected as members of All-State Band, Orchestra, Choir or Jazz Band, Governor’s schools, regional youth orchestras and Wind ensembles will receive strong consideration for acceptance into the Summer Music Institute.

Students will be considered based upon faculty evaluation of a recorded audition.  The recording should include a lyrical and technical selection of the applicants choice. Students must also send in a recommendation letter from either their school music director or their private teacher on or before May 2, 2014.

Summer Music Camp:

Orchestra, Band, Chorus – Grades 6-12

Guitar – Grades 6-12

Jazz Band – Grades 9-12

Piano – Grades 6-12

The University of Georgia Summer Music Camp is an intensive five day musical experience that offers students a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. Summer Music Campers attend academic classes that address important areas of musicianship. Campers also attend instrument-specific masterclasses under the direction of the acclaimed faculty of UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Band, orchestra, and chorus students rehearse and perform in the appropriate large ensembles, while piano and guitar students focus on performance practice and the standard literature for the instrument. In addition, Summer Music Campers have ample opportunity to socialize, develop relationships with other young musicians, and experience life on a great university campus.

To contact the UGA Summer Music Camp please call the Summer Music Camp office at (706) 542-2061 or email the camp office at smcamp@uga.edu.

Camp Director: Dr. Skip Taylor

Associate Camp Directors:
Dr. Rachael Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer

Graduate Associate Director: Gary Garvin

Summer Marching Band Camp:

At the University of Georgia Summer Marching Band Camp, our experts will give you the extra level of attention required to help you master your specialty. Drum majors, color guard members, and marching percussionists come to Athens to learn from outstanding performers and teachers. If you’re just getting started in your specialty, our staff can help you hit the ground running. If you’re an old pro looking to tweak some part of your performance, we can help with that too and you have never had more fun than you will in the process.

To contact the UGA Summer Marching Band Camp please call the Summer Music Camps office at (706) 542-2061 or email the camp office at smcamp@uga.edu.

Camp Director: Dr. Skip Taylor

Associate Camp Directors:
Dr. Rachael Fischer, Dr. Stephen Fischer

Graduate Associate Director: Gary Garvin


Florida State University Summer Music Camps

We know that selecting a summer camp is a big decision. Finding just the right combination of location, activities and price and be daunting. Our staff is here to help make your camp experience as easy as possible – from the time you select one of our 14 camps to the very last day of the camp session.   We also understand that for some of you this will be the first time that you, your son or your daughter will be away from home for an extended period of time, so we hope that you will explore all of our web pages to find information about Counselors, Housing Options, Recreation, Safety, Health Care & more.  Certainly feel free to call us if you have any additional questions.

Registering For Camp / Wait Lists

CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  Once you have selected a camp to attend, you can either register online or by  mail.  Visit our Registration page for further information.

The following instruments are closed and we have a begun wait list.  Please call us at 850-644-9934 if you would like to be placed on the wait list:

  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Alto-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Middle School – Tenor-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Alto-Saxophone
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble Camp: Senior High – Guitar
  • String Orchestra Camp – Cello
  • Senior High Band Camp – Alto-Saxophone
  • Senior High Band Camp – Trombone

Berklee College of Music Summer Programs


Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program, now in its 26th year, is the largest, most comprehensive summer music program available-anywhere. Better known as “Five-Week,” the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, with its diversity of study options, world-class Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and state-of-the-art facilities, is the premiere contemporary music summer program for young musicians. Each summer, approximately 1,000 participants from across the U.S. and around the world (70 countries) share in this unique summer experience-all instruments, all contemporary styles, and all levels of musical ability. Five-Week is your opportunity to experience the summer of a lifetime, at the world’s most prestigious institution for the study of contemporary music.

For students who are also interested in enrolling at Berklee full-time, there are several benefits to attending Five-Week:

  • Audition for scholarships to Berklee during the program. Roughly $3.5 million in scholarships are awarded to Five-Week students by audition during any given summer.
  • Find out what it takes to succeed in music and at Berklee.
  • Study with Berklee faculty.
  • Learn about admission, audition, and scholarship requirements.
  • Get a head start on your full-time studies.
  • Get to know Boston, New England’s hub of culture and academia.

At the Five-Week Program, you will be immersed in all aspects of performance. Your classes, workshops, and rehearsals will focus on this important side of your musicianship. You will play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, improve your technique in weekly private lessons, and enjoy lectures/demonstrations by well-known faculty and visiting artists.


Morehouse College Summer Programs

Morehouse College offers a broad range of summer programs:

  • Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program
  • “Creating the Beloved Community: An Orientation to Ethical Leadership”
  • Pre-Freshman Bridge Summer Science Program
  • Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • NNSA-DoE Sponsored Pre-freshman
  • Summer Enrichment Program in Physics Majors and/or Engineering
  • 2012 Thomas J. Blocker Pre-Freshman & 2012 J.K. Haynes Summer Science Program for High School Students
  • 2012 Pre-Freshman Summer Program (PSP)
  • HHMI-Undergraduate Science Education Program
  • Clayton County Schools Summer Program
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Summer (YES) Camp
  • Project Identity Summer Program for Youth
  • D.R.E.A.M.S. Discovery Research Education for African-American men in STEM

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Research K – 12 Schools

For parents interested in researching K-12 schools, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics will allow you to pull up data on most U.S. Public/Private k-12 school, colleges, and technical schools:

Go to the National Center for Education Statistics website and select the pull down menu “School Search.” From there you can research K-12 public/private schools and colleges.

You may find the following sites helpful.

Two other helpful websites School Data Direct and School Matters are currently being redesigned.