•  Program Opportunities*

    *Stafford High School is not responsible for program or material fees.


     Duke University Summer Session 

    At Duke Summer Session, we're in the business of creating life-changing experiences. With our breathtaking campus, world class instructors, and downright fun residential program, our students leave our program not only equipped for a future of collegiate success, but with a lifetime of memories and friendships. This summer, we are offering more opportunities than ever to engage in one of our transformative programs. 

    For more information, visit Duke University Summer Session


    Pathways Flight Academies

    Interested in being a pilot?  The US is facing a shortage of airline pilots and aviation workers.  The Virginia Space Grant Consortium, along with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Departments of aviation, is providing high school students an opportunity to experience a two-week, intensive, residential flight academy for FREE!  Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, Virginia resident, 16 years old by the start of the academy and must be able to pass an FAA Flight physical exam.  Application closes on January 25, 2019.  For more information, visit Pathways Flight Academies


    USAF Academy 2019 Summer Seminar Program*

    The online application is set to open on December 1, 2018 and closes on January 15, 2019.  Summer Seminar offers high school juniors an opportunity to experience the Academy first-hand.  Session "A" is 10-14 June 2019 and Session "B" is 17-21 June 2019.  Fees will be determined when registration opens (historically, the cost has been approximately $300). 

    The following information is needed to complete the application:  Full legal name, mailing address, home phone, email, high school and junior class size, social security number, current high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, grades in the following courses, if taken: English (9th-1st semester of 11th) and Math/Science (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry), PSAT, PreACT, ACT, or SAT

    To complete application, please visit USAF Academy Summer Seminar Program

    *Attending Summer Seminar is not in any way a prerequisite for admission to the Academy.  There is no correlation between the selection for Summer Seminar and appointment to the Academy.


     Steamfitter's Apprenticeship

    Are you interested in serving an apprenticeship in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Pipe Fitting, Welding and Environmental Systems trades?  Washington D.C. Joint Steamfitting is accepting applications for the Steamfitters Local 602 Apprenticeship Program.  Applicants must be 18 years old by August 15, 2019.  High school diploma must be earned by June 30, 2018 or a GED by December 31, 2018.  There is a $50.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  They will accept applications in person only on the following dates/times/location:

    Monday, January 8, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Maryland location

    Wednesday, January 10, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Maryland location

    Friday, January 12, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Maryland location

    Monday, January 15, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Virginia location

    Wednesday, January 17, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Virginia location

    Friday, January 19, 2019 from 8-11 a.m. at the Virginia location


    UA Mechanical Trades School                                                                                                                                                                                    8509 Ardwick Ardmore Road                                                                                                                                                                                          Landover, MD 20785                                                                                                                                                                                                      301-341-1555

    UAM Steamfitters Local Union 602                                                                                                                                                                                  7552 Accotink Park Road                                                                                                                                                                                                Springfield, VA 22150                                                                                                                                                                                                  703-569-0602 

    For more information, visit the  Apprenticeship Program


     NASA Opportunities for Students

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for free to all Virginia students:

    Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)-Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA WAllops Flight Facility.  For more information, visit Virginia Space Coast Scholars

    Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)- Program for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA's human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits.  For more information, visit VASTS

    Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)-Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  For more information, visit VESSS


    Gettysburg College Summer Academic Camps

    This is an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors. The subject options include: Camp Psych, Sunderman Piano Institute, Writing Camp, 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp, Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp, & Civil War Institute Summer Conference.  For more information, visit Gettysburg Summer Programs







     SAT and TOEFL Test Prep 

    Test prep book options for the SAT and TOEFL





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