Programs are listed alphabetically

    Americorps VISTA

    Program:  a short-term service opportunity that will help prevent summer learning loss in the Maricopa County youth community in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, Mesa Public Schools.  Approximately 45 associates will participate in direct-service, leading youth in engaging activities at each site.  Students must be between the ages of 18-24 at the time of placement.
    Dates:  June 2nd - July 25
    Benefits and supports are available. 
    Anytown Leadership Camp
    Program:  As a leading catalyst and facilitator for community change, Anytown provides youth leadership development while embracing and celebrating diverse society.  The leadership camp is designed to instill leadership skills, develop an understanding of all people, and provide teens with the tools and motivation to promote these ideals.
    Dates:  June 8th - 14th
    Arizona AgDiscovery Program

    Program: 2 Week Boarding Program at the University of Arizona to help students ages 14-17 years old to learn about careers in plant and animal science and wildlife management.

    Award:2 week session June 17th - 28th 

    Deadline:April 15th

    Information: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery


    Arizona Dream Builder Foundation - Dream Leadership Academy 
    Program:  a one-day tuition free Dream Leadership Academy for junior and senior high school students.
    Date:  June 2nd
    To be considered for recommendation, complete a self-nomination packet and have it on file with the Counseling Department no later than Monday, April 14th.

    Arizona State University (Summer Engineering Experience)

    Program:  one week immersion into the world of engineering and the university campus experience.

    Dates: vary (see website)

    Apply:  http://outreach.engineering.asu.edu/category/high-school/ (Applications become available Feb/March)


    Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

    Program:Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP)

    Requirements:               Full-time high school students and enrolled in college-track courses

                                        Completed sophomore year by the end of spring semester

                                        Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25 or above

                                        Minimum grade of “B” or better grades in all math and science courses

                                        Must have completed Alg 3-4 or higher by the end of the spring semester

                                        High school seniors are eligible but must be enrolled for fall semester at ASU.


    Award:     Tuition, room and board, textbooks and class expenses and following session options:

    8 week session:  Monday, May27th– Friday, July19th

                                        6 week session:  Sunday, June9th– Friday, July19th



    Deadline: March 1st 


    Applications:   Available online at: www.asu.edu/mshp



    Arizona State University (College of Technology and Innovation)

    Program:                Startup Academy is an immersive entrepreneurship experience open to juniors and seniors from any Arizona high school.  Students will propose ideas, vote to select the best ideas, form teams, and develop the selected ideas into viable business models under guidance of CTI faculty and experienced entrepreneurship mentors.

    Location:                 Retreat at Tontozona in Payson, Arizona

    Dates:                     June 21st - June 24th


    Cost:                       $180


    Apply by June 8th at:         https://technology.asu.edu/index.php?q=startupacademy


    Arizona State University (Hunnicutt Future Educators Academy)


    Program:5 day summer overnight program for high school students considering teaching or careers in education.


    Location: ASU


    Dates:June 24th - June 28th


    Information: http://education.asu.edu/hunnicutt-future-educators-academy


    Arizona State University (Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program
    Criteria:  Full-time high school student who have completed their sophomore year with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25 and completed all three years of math by the end of Spring 2014.  High school seniors are also eligible to apply but must be enrolled for the fall semester at ASU.
    8 Week Session Dates:      Monday, May 26th to Friday, July 18th
    6 Week Session Dates:      Sunday, June 8th to Friday, July 18th
    Information:  http://mshp.asu.edu


    Bank of America - Student Leaders Program


    Program:8 week summer program for high school Juniors and Seniors. The programs give student leaders the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on community work experience. Program includes a paid internship at the United States Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.


    More Information:http://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/student-leaders.html#fbid=zej4sgghPI5 


     Boston University Summer Program

    This program provides a preview to college life, combining academic challenge and strong community.

    For more information:  http://bu.edu/summer/highschool



    Boys State

    Program:Junior male students who have an interest in politics and/or government and are nominated by the BCHS scholarship committee to attend the entire week session.Student should be strong in the follow areas:  leadership, character, co-operation, and community/school participation and service. Cost to the student to attend the session is only $400.

    Award: One Week Session in June at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff

    Deadline: February 24th

    Information:Contact the Counseling Department for a self-nomination application packet and return no later than February 1st (only two students are selected) 



    Business Careers Awareness Program (University of Arizona - Eller)
    Description:  Program which provides Junior students who are underrepresented in college business classes with an opportunity to explore the business world and become involved in the Eller Community.
    Dates:  June 1st - June 6th 
    Deadline:  March 31st 
    BYU French Camp
    Program:  An interesting French learning experience to help students prepare for college level French.
    Dates:  June 9th - 25th
    Deadline:  March 31st
    Application:  frenchcamp.byu.edu
    Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Institute (CCLI)

    Program:High-energy, interactive one-week leadership program at ASU for Arizona high school sophomores and junior students.  Selected students participate in workshops where they explore higher education, develop leadership skills and participate in a community service project while living on the ASU campus.

    Dates:June 8th - 14th

    Award:Approximately 60 students will be selected to participate.  Students will reside in a dormitory on the ASU Tempe campus while attending a series of workshops conducted by successful community, business, and university leaders.  There is no cost to the student or his/her family for any of the services or activities included in the program.  The Institute will cover all meals, residential housing fees, and training materials.  Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the ASU campus.  Students will not be allowed to bring a vehicle to the Institute.

    Deadline:  March 5th




    Davidson Fellows Scholarship

    Program: For extraordinary students under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work in the area of mathematics, literature, music, technology, philosophy, or outside the box (see website for more details)

    Award: Various ranging from $10,000 - $50,000

    Deadline: March 2

    Information: http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/ 


    Devry University’s (Passport2College)

    Program:Allows students who will be graduating high school in the next two years who want to get a head start on their college education and who currently maintain a 2.8 GPA or better earn college credit at no cost and experience college life and learn from industry leaders.



    DISCOVER Summer 2014 at Gateway Community College
    Program:  A variety of summer experiences are being offered for K-12 students who are in the age range of 13-18 years old.  Students can explore careers in some cases even earn college credit.
    New activities begin each week in June!


    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Summer Programs


    Aerospace Engineering Program (ages 15-18 with strong background in math and science)

    Computer and Electrical Engineering (ages 15-18 with strong background in math and science)

    Aerial Robotics and Control (ages 15-18 and have an interest in robotics)

    Global Securlty and Intelligence – Spy Program (ages 15-18 and who are U.S. Citizens)

    Flight Exploration Program – (ages 14-18 who are U.S. Citizens)

    Aviation Discovery Camp (ages 12-15 and have an interest in aviation)


    Dates and Cost: Vary according to program




    Future Latino Leaders Law Camp

    Program:Latino/Hispanic Sophomore and Junior students interested in a week long high impact program which includes real college experience, participation in trainings on leadership and developing valuable life skills, workshops on SAT prep, college admissions, scholarships and internships.  Students will have the opportunity to meet U.S. Senators and Representatives and other high ranking Latino leaders.  Tour the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Department of Justice, and Supreme Court.

    Dates:July 14th– July 22nd

    Destination: Washington, D.C.

    Deadline:Applications available online beginning December 1st– March 1st




    Girls State

    Program:Junior female students who have an interest in politics and/or government and are nominated by the BCHS scholarship committee to attend the entire week session.  Student should be strong in the follow areas:  leadership, character, co-operation, and community/school participation and service. Cost to the student to attend the session is only $300.

    Award: One Week Session in June at The University of Arizona in Tucson

    Deadline:February 24th

    Information:Contact the Counseling Department for a self-nomination application (only two students are selected)


    The George Washington University Pre-College Programs

    Provides students with extraordinary opportunities for an enriching summer experience at a top research institution.  10 colleges and schools, nearly 100 research centers and institutes, world-class library system, and state-of-the-art technology provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of learning opportunities.  High school students benefit tremendously from GW’s expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies, and the arts.  GW top-tier faculty guides, inspires, and empowers students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.

    6 Week /3 Week and 1 Week Sessions Available

    More Information: http://precollege.gwu.edu/


    High School Summer College at Stanford: A Summer of Transformative Experiences

    Program:Eight-week college experience that provides academic, social, and intellectual opportunities not found in the high school classroom.

    Eligibility: Students who are high school sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time of application and students should be 16 or 17 years of age on the first day of instruction.



    Hoby - (Hugh O'brian Youth Leadership)
    Program:  A leadership seminar for high school sophomores based on the Social Change Model of Leadership. This seminar will help students develop skills that prepare them for a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
    Dates:  June 5th - June 8th
    Location:  Grand Canyon University
    Application:  Students are to complete a self-nomination application and have it on file with the Counseling Department no later than February 15th.  Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Department or by contacting your counselor.  Only one student will be chosen on behalf of Boulder Creek to attend this seminar.

    Med-Start (The University of Arizona)

    Program: Five-week academic enrichment program for high school students during the summer between 11thand 12thgrade. 

    Deadline:  February 1st

    Contact:1-800-841-5948 or email:azhealth@email.arizona.edu

    Information: http://www.medstart.arizona.edu


    National Student Leadership Conference

    Program:Leadership conference for students who have demonstrated excellence and extracurricular involvement.  NSLC encourages diversity and places high value on community service and social responsibility.  Nominated students should have a minimum of a 'B' average and demonstrate leadership potential.  The NSLC accepts nominations from current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.

    Earn up to 3 College Credits but there is a cost to attend this leadership program.

    Contact the Counseling Department if you are interested in being nominated for this conference.


    National Youth Ambassador Exchange Program

    Program: City of Phoenix program that offers unique opportunities to represent the city in 9 sister cities around the world.  Students interested in study abroad and global awareness are encouraged to learn more about this exciting ambassador program.

    Applications are due:  December 21st

    Information: http://www.phoenixsistercities.org


    Neighborhood Excellence Initiative through Bank of America

    Program: Junior or Senior students who wish to develop their leadership skills and want to make a difference.

    Award: 8-week paid summer internship at a local non-profit and a student leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

    Deadline: January 12th

    Application: For more information and the application, visit:www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders


    New Worlds Emerge Program

    Program: This program offers a short-term cultural immersion that includes the option for high school students to earn college credit.  Offering one to two week programs in seven countries, the adventures of a lifetime is just around the corner.  Whether you are interesting in strolling the ancient streets of Rome, hiking the Great Wall of China, or swimming with the dolphins in the Florida Keys, opportunities to suit your personal and academic goals await you.

    Information: www.newworldsemerge.org


    Northern Arizona University - STAR Program
    Program:   helps NAU freshmen make the important transition from high school to college. To be eligible for this program, senior students must be Pell Grant eligible or a First-Generation college student and planning to enroll at Northern Arizona University for the following school year. 
    Dates:  Saturday, July 12th - Friday, August 22nd
    Apply online at:  http://nau.edu/star or call the NAU office at 928-523-5657

     NYU PreCollege Summer Program

    Program:The New York University's Precollege Summer Programs are designed for rising high school juniors and seniors.  This summer opportunity affords students to earn college credit taught by an outstanding faculty, immerse themselves in the college experience for six-weeks.

    Dates:  July 8th - August 17

    Deadline for scholarship consideration:April 1st



    Otis College of Art and Design Preparatory Program

    Program: Summer residency program offered for students interested in preparing for college related studies in the areas of architecture, communication, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, product design, toy design and creative writing

    Location:Los Angeles, CA

    Dates:  July 7th – August 1st  

    Information: www.otis.edu/soa


    Oxford Advanced Studies Program

    Program:Students who are setting their sites on a competitive college place and who wish to gain perspectives and develop their academic skills in a historic and inspiring environment.

    Location: Brasenose College, Oxford, England

    Dates: July 12th– August 5th

    Information: www.oasp.ac.uk


    PAX Academic Exchange

    Program:The YES Abroad Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is offering 55 full scholarships to qualified American high school students to live and study in one of 11 countries for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Eligibility:current high school student, ages 15-18 at the time of application and US Citizens

    Deadline:  January 11, 2012



    Phillips Exeter Academy (Summer School)

    Program:A summer school program where 700 students from more than 40 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, D.c. and thirty foreign nations come together and reside in campus dormitories to experience an opportunity for rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race.   The Phillips Exeter Academy is committed to continuing John Phillips' mission to unite knowledge and goodness.

    Location:  Phillips Exeter Academy Exeter, New Hampshire 

    Dates: July 1st - August 4th



    Pre-College Programs at UCLA

    Program options include 2 week and 6 week program

    Program cost: $3,399 - $7,899

    Dates: Vary depending upon program

    Contact:  New Worlds Emerge 1-855-812-8219


    Stanford University

    Summer Institutes and Summer College available

    Information:  spcs.standford.edu/explore 
    QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship

    Program:  Students who have achieved academic success in the face of economic hardships.

    Award:  Various

    Information:  Applications become in February



    University of Arizona – Summer of Engineering Academy

    Program:Program for students who are interested in Engineering.  Students will learn to design aerodynamic cars using Solid Works CAD software and build models with 3-D Rapid Prototyping technology.

    Dates:             Session I:  June 3rd– 8th(For students entering 9thand 10thgrades in the Fall)

                Session II:  June 10th – 15th 17th(For students entering 11thand 12thgrades in the Fall)

                Session III:  June 17th– 22nd (For students entering 11thand 12thgrades in the Fall)

    Cost:  There is a non-refundable $10.00 application fee payable to UA MEP to be submitted along with the application.  The program fee is $485.

    Information: http://www.engineering.arizona.edu/templates/step/index.php?ID=69or stop by the JAG Center for an application.

    Deadline: May 4th




    University of Arizona – Honors Summer Academy

    Program: A new summer program for high-ability and high-achieving high school students who have just completed their junior or senior year.  Select students who have completed their sophomore year may also be eligible to apply.  The Academy will provide students with the ability to take UA Honors College courses taught by Honors Faculty members.  These interdisciplinary coursed will include work in humanities, arts, social sciences, and science.  Students will also have to live in a residence hall, participate in off-campus classes and field trips, and have structured study time.



    W.P. Carey Fleischer Scholars Program

    Criteria: The program is free to underrepresented and economically disadvantaged high school students.  Students should be interested in business careers.

    Award:One week residential program June 5th– 10th

    Information: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/summerscholar


    The Wagner College - Summer Pre-College Program

    Program:Four Unique Programs including: Science and Ph

    Yale Young Global Scholars Program

    Program: Consists of two distinct sessions which is recommended that students take them consecutively but students have the option to take just one.  Includes two weeks of intensive lectures, seminars, and hands-on experiences with Yale's world-renowned and award-winning faculty.  This program attracts sophomores or juniors and introduces them to students from all over the world as well as provides them the opportunity to meet directly with Yale College admissions officers. 

    Cost:  $4500 which includes tuition, housing and meals  Financial aid is available.  Unfortunately, the cost of travel is not included nor does it include the non-refundable $50 application fee.

    Deadline:  February 20th

    Information: http://globalscholars.yale.edu/


    Young Ambassadors Program

    Program: National program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.  YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience. 

    Award:  One week interdisciplinary training seminar at the Smithsonian followed by a four-week paid internship in museums and cultural institutions in local communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

    Program Dates:  June 24th– August 3rd

    Application Deadline: April 9th

    More Information and application: www.latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.htm


    Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

    Program: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is an overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish.  The NSLI-Y Program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

    Deadline:November 3rd