Summer Programs

Name Description Intended For Due Date
ArtsBridge2 Summer Program

Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors:  ArtsBridge 2 provides specialized training on the pillars of musical theater, including private voice lessons, acting fundamentals and dance for the advanced younger high school student. Students who are serious about studying musical theater but not quite ready to concentrate solely on their college auditions can focus on their core training and hone their skills. This program is designed for high school freshman, sophomores and juniors. (Are you a rising high school senior? Apply here to the flagship Musical Theater program).

Application deadine is March 8, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit

Everyone Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Writers Institute at Susquehanna University Creative Writing Opportunities

The Writers Institute at Susquehanna University is offering a number of opportunities for high school students interested in Creative Writing, and we want to share them with you in hopes of your passing them along to your students and faculty.

First, beginning January 1st, we will be opening our Call for Submissions for the 2018 edition of The Apprentice Writer. We have been putting a lot of care into improving the publication and hope that students and teachers agree.

  • Our submission period runs January 1st through March 15th.
  • The submission process is now completely online
  • Students can go to The Apprentice Writer webpage ( or directly to the submission page at 
  • We will be recognizing one Outstanding Writer and one runner up in both poetry and prose.
  • The Outstanding Writers will receive $200 each and runners up will receive $50 each.

The Writers Institute will also be offering our 31st Summer Writers Workshop. This weeklong experience offers talented high school writers entering 11th and 12th grade the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group workshops led by nationally recognized authors. Available workshops are fiction, memoir, poetry and screenwriting. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Summer Writers Workshop, which takes place July 22-28, 2018.

Susquehanna and the Writers Institute also offer a free Creative Writing Day event each fall. The 2018 Creative Writing Day will be held on October 22. Students are able to attend this day of readings and creative writing classes with parents or teachers.

Finally, the Writers Institute has begun live streaming many of our readings, including those by prominent and published authors. Students are welcome to visit the Writers Institute Facebook page to view any of our livestreamed readings. They can also follow us on Instagram (@writersinstitute_su) or Twitter (@SU_Writers) to be kept up to date about events and happenings pertaining to the Writers Institute.

Everyone Thursday, March 15, 2018
Teen Film Labs

Registration is now open for the March 2018 GiveMe5 Teen Film Labs!

The Labs will be offered at two locations again this year. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced filmmakers welcome. There is no cost for students to participate. This year’s special theme is Point of View. Check out the GiveMe5 Teen Film Lab application online.

Completed applications can be faxed or emailed to Maggie Anderson.

The deadline for the Providence lab is Friday, March 9, 2018, and the deadline for the South Kingstown lab is Friday, March 16, 2018.

Spots will be filled first come-first serve and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Maggie Anderson atmaggie [dot] anderson [at] arts [dot] ri [dot] gov  

Everyone Friday, March 16, 2018
JCamp: Free Journalism Training Program for High School Students

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds.

Students do not have to identify as Asian American to be eligible to participate. Students interested in journalism need to apply before the March 25, 2018 deadline. 

JCamp will celebrate its 18th year in 2018 at the Wayne State University School of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts in Detroit, MI, July 30 - August 4. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered for the selected students.

Past JCamp speakers include Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC's "Today Show;" Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., former publisher of The New York Times; Chuck Todd, host of "Meet the Press;" and the late Gwen Ifill, host of "Washington Week" and "PBS NewsHour."

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Part of AAJA's mission is to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

Please feel free to contact me at justins [at] aaja [dot] org with any questions.

Everyone Sunday, March 25, 2018
WPI's Summer High School Program (Frontiers)

Open to students entering grades 11 and 12. . . .A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments. Throughout each session, teens will focus on one STEM discipline and enroll in one humanities workshop of their choice. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology. There is need-based financial assistance.

Registration will open December 15, 2017 and are due by April 1, 2018.

For more information, see the brochure below or visit

Everyone Sunday, April 1, 2018
WPI Pre-College Experiences

Frontiers is an exciting residential opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to explore STEM toics and humanities. Studens from around the globe come together to get a closer look at on-campus college life.  

For younger students, WPI offers the Launch program.  Lunch is a hands-on learning and research experience for rising freshmen nad sophomore to take a cloer look at the student's field of interest.  An optional residentail compenent is availabe.  Registration opens February 3.

For more information and additional summer opportunites, visit: or call 508-831-4900 or pop [at] wpi [dot] edu.

More information is on the attached flyer.

Everyone Sunday, April 1, 2018
ArtsBridge Summer Programs

ArtsBridge Refresh is an intensive weekend workshop designed to help high school theater students prepare for their upcoming college auditions. Get your audition material ready with specialized classes and one-on-one guidance from Musical Theater and Acting faculty from top college programs. Choose "ArtsBridge Refresh" from the dropdown menu on the left to see more details.

ArtsBridge Summer programs give actors, singers, and classical vocalists two intensive weeks immersed in their art form with the addition of specialized guidance on what it takes to succeed in the college admissions process for performing arts programs. High school and college transfer students who are seriously considering a college major or minor in theater or music will work with top faculty members from around the country.

For more information, visit ArtsBridge Summer Programs.

ArtsBridge Summer programs include:

ArtSong:  Focus on in-depth study of art song repertoire, performance skills, and voice technique

Dramatic Acting:  Prepare for conservatory-style training with rigorous top-tier instruction for serious actors *If you would like to be considered for both Dramatic Acting and Musical Theater, please submit just the Musical Theater application.

Musical Theater:  Get specialized guidance on what it takes to be a theater artist from to song & dance *If you would like to be considered for both Dramatic Acting and Musical Theater, please submit just the Musical Theater application. A

rtsBridge Summer 2018 applications will open on November 22nd.

Everyone Sunday, April 15, 2018
Southern RI Volunteers' Youth Community Emergency Response Team

SRIV is offering students 13 years of age and older who attend one of the five area high schools an opportunity to train in emergency services through our partnership with local Emergency Managers and Learning for Life, a program of Scouting's Explorer component. Training will be coordinated by local Emergency Managers and offered beginning November 2017. The entire curriculum for this program is 20 hours. Second training session may be held in March/April 2018. Students will learn vital skills to pursue careers in emergency response fields such as EMS, firefighting, and law enforcement.

There is no cost to an individual for the training.

Please see the attached brochure for more information or see your school counsleor.

Everyone Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Rutgers University Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

The Pre-Engineering Summer Academy at Rutgers University is an intensive one-week certificate program (July 8-14 or July 15-21, 2018) that will introduce participants to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips.

AUDIENCE International and U.S. high school (secondary school) juniors and seniors age 16-18 who are interested in exploring engineering as a possible career should apply.


  • Orientation and campus tour
  • Presentations and engaging activities led by Rutgers faculty members and leading professionals
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Final certificate ceremony and reception
  • Live on campus with classmates in a suite-style, air-cooled residence hall

Application Deadline is May 18, 2018.  For more information, visit:

Everyone Friday, May 18, 2018
Roger Williams University Certificate Programs at Westerly Education Center

Roger Williams University is offering 4 certificate programs at the Westerly Education Center starting March 5, 2018.

These are workforce training programs as part of the Ability to Benefit program. They are entry level programs that provide work skills within their respective industries and beyond. These programs are industry driven and we actively seek to place our graduates in jobs with our employer partners.

They are available to either High School graduates or students that have not obtained there HS Diploma or GED. For those that have not obtained their HS credential, they are eligible for a Pell grant that will pay for the entire cost of the program provided they are currently enrolled in a qualified GED program.

For more information, see the attached files

Everyone Saturday, June 30, 2018
Advanced Coursework Network through New English Institute of Technology

In the Fall of 2016, Rhode Island secondary schools will have the opportunity to expand the advanced level coursework available to their high school and middle school students through a new initiative, the Advanced Coursework Network (ACN).

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will be supporting the costs of the coursework for eligible public high school students. As such, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), public schools, public school students and their families from eligible schools in Rhode Island will not be assessed any tuition or fees associated with participating in ACN courses. Students from outside of the state may be eligible to take the courses at cost, depending on availability.

For more information, please visit

Everyone Sunday, June 30, 2019