Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities:

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes lots of opportunities!  Please go to the Counseling Office to find out about the many exciting learning experiences available in the US and abroad this summer.  Deadlines are fast approaching so come to the Counseling Office soon if you are interested.

CVCC is offering a variety of summer academies for  students in grades 3-9.  Please check out the flyer for more information on programs like Aviation, Culinary Arts, Robotic, Woodworking and lots more! Or visit􀀛􀀐summeracademies.

If you are interested in improving your reading comprehension or speed or improving your note taking or study skills, consider enrolling in University of Richmond's online reading program this summer. Pick up information in the Counseling Office or call 1-800-903-0942.

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA is offering a  Young Women's Leadership Retreat July 14-July 17 sponsored by The Network of enlightened Women (NeW). The Retreat prepares and inspires young women from all over the country to be effective leaders in the cultural and political climate on their campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a wide range of guest speakers and network with NeW Alumnae, mentors, and peers. Apply at by April 30th.

Juniors!  It's time to apply for Boys State and Girls State!! Do you love the idea of spending the week of June 19-25 studying Virginia government?  With over 800 other students you will create and run a mock government, learn about running for office, and meet the governor of Virginia. To be considered as one of the two JF nominees, you must have demonstrated leadership, an interest in government, service to others, character, academics, and honesty.  Boys State will be held at Radford University; Girls State will be held at Longwood University. Please see Mrs. Williamson in the Counseling office for more information and an application.

1) Centra Healthcare Camp is for rising juniors who want to know more about healthcare careers. You will explore the various facets of healthcare by participating in hands-on activities and visiting and observing various departments and careers of interest. The camp is June 20th - 24th with an orientation on June 17th. Applications are due April 18th.

2) The VA Tech Hispanic College Institute held August 1-4 provides clear and practical college application and financial aid information and offers a chance to engage with successful Hispanic leaders and role models.  You will live on the campus and participate in many college activities.  If you are a current sophomore or junior with at least a 2.5 GPA, this free program could be for you! Be sure to apply by April 1st.

3) If you are a sophomore or junior planning to apply to a very selective college, you may want to prepare by attending a summer course in the United Kingdom at either Oxford or Cambridge during July. 

4) Does a summer exploring new avenues of artistic expression sound great?  Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are invited to apply now for summer art seminars in Atlanta, Savannah or even Hong Kong on one of the Savannah College of Art and Design Campuses.  Applications and deposits are due May 4th.

5) The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government.  During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and Cherokee or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, and Portuguese from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (possible agencies include the CIA, DEA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy upon school district approval. Session I is June 05-24 and Session II is July 10-29. The deadline to apply is April 1. 

6) VCU Arts is a three week Pre-College Summer Intensive residency program, July 10-19, offering high school students an opportunity to immerse themselves in: sequential drawing and comics, creative entrepreneurship, filmmaking, photography, fashion, graphic design, theatre, drawing, painting, glass working & sculpture – at the #1 ranked public university arts and design program in the country. The deadline to apply is April 1st.

7) West Virginia University Department of Forensic and Investigative Science is offering a  summer camp for students interested in forensic science on the WVU campus June 20-24.  Classes will give students the chance to work with the actual equipment used in fingerprint identification, firearm identification, biological evidence and other investigative methods. The deadline to apply is May 1st.

8) The College of William and Mary is sponsoring a pre-collegiate summer program in Early American History for current juniors and seniors. Students spend three weeks at the college pursuing the history of American men and women, visiting the places they lived, observing the things they touched, and experiencing a total immersion in their stories. There are two sessions: June 26-July 16, and July 17-August 6.  And you can earn 4 hours of college credit!  For more information, visit the website at and follow the link to the pre-collegiate program or come see the brochure in the Counseling Office.  Hurry!  The application deadline is April 22nd.

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