•  Program Opportunities*

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


    Girls in Politics

    On March 30, 2019, the Women and Girls Fund, in partnership with the Political Institute for Women, have two opportunities available, one for girls 10-15, Girls in Politics, and another for adult women, Advocacy 101.  For more information, visit  Girls in Politics and/or Advocacy 101


    Norwich University Summer Opportunities

    The Architecture + Art Summer Design Academy is an exciting hands-on learning experience for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors next Fall. The week long program takes place July 14th-20th and offers a variety of studio, seminar and field experiences, extracurricular activities, and field trips. For more info, visit Summer Architecture Design Academy

    The Future Leader Camp (FLC) join together for two-weeks of military-style adventure & wilderness survival training, team challenges, physical fitness training, and revolving leadership positions. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid training, classroom instruction, a challenge course, and more.For more info, visit FLC


    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    The ACLU Summer Advocacy Program (July 20-26) brings together high school students from across the United States to participate in a firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Applications due by April 7. For more information, visit ACLU Advocacy Institute


    Wentworth Institute of Technology's summerFAB High School Architecture Program

    This four-week design-build programs allows students to experience phases of an architectural project from design to full-scale construction, while earning college credit for successfully completing the program.  For more information, visit summerFab High School Architecture Program


    William & Mary's Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History

    Would you like to travel back in time to learn about the men and women who shaped America? Accepted students will live and study on the William & Mary campus, earn 4 hours of transferrable college credit, visit historic sites and museums across Virginia, and more.  For more information, visit Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History


    College of William & Mary Law School

    The Center for Legal and Court Technology is offering summer courses to high school students who are interested in learning about the legal system. For more information on courses, visit Summer Program at the College of William & Mary Law School  


    Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Rising Star Program

    Rising Star is a five-week challenging pre-college program for rising high school seniors. Students will enroll in two college-level classes while experiencing college life at one of their three locations, SCAD Savannah, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Hong Kong or online through SCAD eLearning.  For more information, visit SCAD Rising Star


    University Of Pittsburg

    The Bridge: College Prep and Leadership Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.  The Bridge helps students develop an action plan for applying to college and gain skills that will support the application process and matriculation.  For more information, visit University of Pittsburg: The Bridge


    VCUarts Pre-College Summer Intensive Program

    This summer, explore your interests in the fine arts, design arts, or performing arts at the #1 public arts school in America, VCU, according to US News and World Report.  For more information, visit VCUarts


    Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)

    STEM apprenticeship opportunities available for high school students.

    Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

    High School Apprenticeship Program ((HSAP)

    Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

    For more information, visit USAEOP


    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


    George Washington University Pre-College 2019

    George Washington University Pre-College offers summer immersion programs for rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors, providing students with an enriching learning experience in our nation's capital, Washington D.C.   College Intensives offer rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit by taking challenging courses.  Admissions is highly competitive.  Scholarship deadline-March 1.  Application deadline-May 15.  For more information, visit GW Pre-College 2019


    Actuarial Science Summer Camp

    What is an actuary?  An actuary is a business professional that uses mathematical and financial tools to identify and manage risks.  An actuary is a great career for someone who is strong mathematically and like business. Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA has an opportunity for rising seniors interested in this field.  For more information, visit Actuarial Science Summer Camp


    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.


     United States Coast Guard Academy

    U.S. Coast Guard Academy offers a summer program, Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), for current high school juniors.  If you are interested in attending a service academy, this is your chance to experience one.  AIM is a six day intense program.  Selection is competitive.  Application deadline is April 1st. Need based scholarships are available.  To learn more, visit U.S. Coast Guard Academy-AIM Summer 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


     2019 Girls Go CyberStart Program

    This programs aims to support and inspire girls in grades 9-12, across Virginia, to explore careers in Cybersecurity and Computer Science.  The programs is free and you can participate at both home and school, or wherever you have an internet connection.  Register now to start playing on March 20.  For more information, visit GirlsGoCyber


    FBI-Richmond Youth Academy 

    The Richmond Youth Academy is a two-day program that gives high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look at the day-to-day operations of the FBI. Application deadline May 1, 2019. For more information, visit Community Outreach-Teen/Youth Academy


    Beacon College's Summer for Success

    This 3-week emersion experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who learn differently.  It prepares LD/ADHD students for the transition to college.  Students will experience what it's like to live and learn on a college campus, while learning how to self-advocate and make the most out of the college support programs.  Beacon College is located in Lynchburg, Florida.  For more information, visit Beacon College's Summer for Success  

     Check out this program video to see what the students are saying!


    Faison Center's Summer College 101 Program Open House 

    The Faison Center is a non-profit educational and treatment center serving individuals and families impacted by autism.  The College 101 Program provides a two-week overnight college experience on the University of Richmond's campus.  Trained professionals from the Faison Center, along with the University staff will help build the confidence students need and ease the anxiety of the unknown for a positive college experience.  For more information, visit Faison's Center College 101 Program








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