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Summer Opportunities

When researching summer programs, always ask about scholarships.

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(Once items have been posted for more than two weeks, they are moved to the "College Summer Programs" or the "Other Summer Opportunities" sections, below, and are listed in order of upcoming deadlines.)

    College Summer Programs

    Most colleges offer summer programs, so consider contacting individual colleges to see what they offer. 

    The cost of college summer programs ranges from free to thousands of dollars. We always suggest you contact the college to ask if they have scholarships for those charging a fee. From our experience, most do, but it's not always obvious from the website or link, so don't hesitate to make a phone call.

    Arabic Language summer camp

    See the UC Arabic Language summer camp flyer for more details.

    DAAP Summer Camps  

    Descriptions are now posted for the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, & Planning (DAAP) summer camps.

    • What/Who: Residential and day camps for students in high school and middle school
    • Where: Visit the DAAP 2017 Summer camp webpage for camp descriptions
    • Registration: opens March 1st  

    Northern Kentucky University (NKU) camps

    NKU offers reasonably priced summer camps for a range of grade levels. Their information will be available around March 1, 2017, so please watch for that.

    B-WISER Science Camp (Women in Science, Engineering and Research) – June 11-16, College of Wooster 

    • Who: Girls entering 8th grade in fall 2017.
    • Where: College of Wooster, 200 miles northeast of Cincinnati, in Wooster, OH
    • Cost: Fee including room and board is $475, but several scholarships are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, reducing the cost to $100.
    • Application deadline: April 20, 2017.
    • Apply online to the B-wiser Science Camp or get more information

    ​Other Summer Opportunities

    Careers in Media (CIM)

    • What: Unpaid, summer internship program designed to provide minority high school students with hands-on experience in the media industry –  students explore areas of interest, including television, social media, print and public relations
    • When: Begins the summer after a student’s junior year.
    • Who: Applicants must...
      1. Be ethnic minority students.
      2. Have proven academic success.
      3. Possess leadership skills.
      4. Be involved in the community.
      5. Participate in extracurricular activities.
      6. Have a strong interest in broadcasting, web journalism, public relations, journalism, social media or a related field.
      7. Be high school juniors at time of application.
    • Application Process: students must gather/create and send the following documents by March 31
      1. Application Form – download one at WCPO Careers in Media webpage (click link within article that says "Application Deadline is March 31"), request one by calling (513)852-4015, or stop in the Clark Postsecondary Center and see Amy, Jenny, or Steffanie 
      2. Letter of recommendation – plan ahead and request a letter by Friday, March 4 at the latest
      3. Copy of transcript/latest report card
      4. Personal essay: “Why I want to explore the media field” (typed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, 1 inch margins, no more than 500 words)
    • Application Deadline: March 31 (during Spring Break)
    • Intership requirements: Students intern 15 hours per week for a minimum of four weeks between the first week in June and the last week in July. They complete a project that they present at the end of the summer. Interns must also attend professional training sessions facilitated by business professionals and college interns throughout the summer. Course content includes: writing, interviewing skills, dressing for success, business etiquette, public speaking, communication skills, college planning. Interns are encouraged to participate in a FREE four-day workshop at Ohio University. 

      Jimmy Buffet's 2017 Seacamp scholarship 

      • What: a scholarship (all expenses paid--including airfare!) to attend Seacamp, a marine biology camp in the Florida Keys, this July 14 - 31, 2017.
      • Who: 9-12th grade students, ages 13-17, who attend a Cincinnati Public School and know how to swim/tread water
      • How to apply:
        • Select two books you've enjoyed or that have had an impact on your life, and write a 2-page book report on each one.
        • Write an essay listing three personal commitments you have made (or can make now) to achieve success in life, and explain why you chose them and why you think they will make your life successful.
        • Print the 2017 Jimmy Buffet Seacamp Scholarship Student Entry form (or get a copy from the Clark Post-secondary Center), fill it out, and get it signed by a parent/guardian and either a current teacher, counselor, or principal
        • Mail—or scan and email—the completed student entry form, book reports, and essay on success to Linda Basler Albu, 743 Coral Way, Englewood, Florida 34223.
      • Deadline: Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 – The completed student entry form, book reports, and essay must be emailed or postmarked and mailed on or before this date, which is two weeks after we return from Spring Break. Winners will be notified via phone call (directly to the students) by Fri. May 12, 2017.
      • Questions? Contact Linda Basler Albu 513-325-9361 

      2017 Ohio University Summer Jr. Executive Business Program for Students from Underrepresented Cultural Backgrounds

      • When:  July 8 - 15, 2017
      • Where:  Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
      • Who should apply:  High achieving juniors from disproportionately represented cultural backgrounds who want to major in business when they go to college and are ranked within the top 30% of their class. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, and evidence of honors, AP or college level course work.
      • What's included:  Room, board, meals and program fees will be covered. You will need to provide personal spending money and transportation to and from Athens.
      • Application Deadline:  Friday, April 14, 2017
      • Apply online for the Ohio U Summer Jr. Executive Business Prog. for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

        Post-secondary Planning Center services around summer opportunities

        The Post-secondary Planning Center gathers information and informs students about a variety of summer opportunities, including current (summer) employment, career exploration programs, and academic programs. Though some are more future-focused, all of these summer opportunities help students gain skills and experience that will benefit them for life.

        Notices about these opportunities are posted at the top of this web page and in the weekly announcements that appear in the News/What's New section of this website (a link to these announcements is emailed each week in the principal's "Weekly Update" email).