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Summer Programs

Stay busy this summer! Participating in summer programs is a great way to stay sharp for school, make great connections, meet awesome people, and gain great experience for your college resume! Check out some of the summer programs that have deadlines coming very soon!! We also encourage you to start searching online for opportunities!

UCI Cancer Research Summer Program

The UCI Cancer Research Institute is offering a 6 week, hands on laboratory experience for current high school juniors and seniors. Follow the link above to learn more about the application process.

No fee for the program.

UC Irvine Health Summer Healthcare Experience

Young women ages 16 to 18, who will be a junior or senior in 2016-17,  are invited to apply to Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE), a week long educational program at the UC Irvine Medical Center. Explore careers: Shadow physicians and other health professionals, Get in the action: simulate surgery and endoscopy, learn CPR, get to know role models and mentors, Attend career panels to learn what it takes to make career dreams a reality, Plan, research and present a digestive health awareness project, with guidance from a faculty mentor, Preparing for college: Choosing where to apply, and figuring out how to pay, Perfecting your personal statement, Acing the college interview, Upon finishing the program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion and a reference letter for college applications.

Up to 35 young women will be selected. Tuition is $1359. Ten full scholarships are available based on merit and financial need.

UCI Engineering and Computer Science Program

The University of California, Irvine, one of the leading universities worldwide, is pleased to offer the ASPIRE Summer Program at UCI! With top of the line facilities and distinguished faculty from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, this 2-week program gives high school students hands on experience with a multitude of Engineering and Computer Science disciplines, including robotics, gaming and programming.

Tuition is $250* Program cost includes: on-campus housing, meals, transportation for program activities, t-shirt, supplies and materials *Partial and full scholarships are available. More UCI Summer Programs.

Orange County District Attorney's Office Summer Youth Education Conference

The Summer Youth Education Conference (SYEC) is a no-cost intensive week-long summer program held each year in August, which focuses on the criminal justice system. The program is open to Orange County high school students who are 15 years old or older and are interested in either pursuing a career in any area of the criminal justice system or learn about the role of local law enforcement agencies.

This SYEC provides students with an informative overview of criminal cases, from the time a crime is reported, investigated, trial, and sentencing. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in all areas of the criminal justice system, including the district attorney, judges, police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders. In addition to workshops led by different professionals, students also have the opportunity to take field trips to different agencies, such as local courts, police departments, and training facilities. The OCDA accepts up to 30 students from Orange County high schools. The application process is simple, but highly competitive. The application also requires a one-page essay explaining his or her interest in attending the SYEC.

Coastline ROP Classes

Enroll in May!

Examples of courses: Animal Healthcare, Certified Nursing Assistant, Culinary Arts 

Juniors!!! This is a GREAT way to complete your job shadow/internship for your Senior Exit Project! remember to take photos and ask for contact information from supervisor

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Fun and educational summer programs for all levels! Elementary, Middle and High School

Many are on college campuses and provide college and career readiness, STEM education, and fun field trips! 

See their website for details on their low-cost summer programs

Summer Career Academy-Orange Coast College

Low-cost, four day camps that are on topics such as engineering, music production, sailing, film/video production, and fashion!

Juniors!! These academies can be used as your job shadow for your Senior Exit Project

Contact the College & Career Center for more information and the application

Orange Coast College Community Education Classes

Sports camps, career exploration, art, science, and so much more!

Santa Ana College and Irvine Valley College Summer Camps: BioTech & CSI

Limited spaces available in two amazing camps! Apply 

CSI:  Hands on activities to solve a mystery! Learn microscopy, chromatography, and other forensic science techniques. 

BioTech Summer Camp- Explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapeutics. Learn techniques such as DNA gel electrophoresis, genetic engineering, and protein purification. 

Can be used as part of the job shadow/internship for your Senior Exit Project! - remember to take photos and ask for contact information from supervisor

Engineering and Tech Camps

List of camps that are going to be happening throughout California 

Orange County Summer Camps

A sampling of camps throughout Orange County