Summer Programs

Maybe you love the outdoors. Maybe you want to be a doctor someday. Maybe you dream of starting a business or you love acting or music.
There are a number of opportunities for students in North Carolina to attend programs over the summer to enhance their learning, challenge themselves, and have fun! 
Some examples of summer programs that students might be interested in are Summer Ventures or Governor's School, but there are many, many more. Most summer programs for high school students are for 2nd or 3rd year students, but there are a variety of programs for all grade levels.
Use the link below to reach a directory of summer programs in North Carolina and explore opportunities that are available to students over the summer.

or you can call CFNC at 866-866-CFNC(2362) and ask about College Preparation Opportunities (Summer Programs). They will help you identify a program that would be a good fit for you.  
Some examples of specific summer programs in North Carolina:
Cooperative Council of NC- Check out this summer opportunity! It's a great way to develop leadership skills, team building, and build connections!

The Shelton Challenge at NC State: Week long sessions throughout June and July for students in any grade focused on activities where students will foster leadership and teamwork skills. See more info at
NC State's Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP):
Summer Ventures: 4-week program for students who are interested in Math and Science. Deadline to apply is January 31st:
Governor's School Applications: Governor's School is a 5 week academic enrichment program at the campuses of High Point University or Meredith College.  If a student is interested in Governor's School, please see your school counselor by the end of September. The student must fill out an application and the school then nominates the student for a district endorsement. Governor's School announces accepted students in March.
4th year students are eligible to apply in any area: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spanish, or Performance/Visual Arts programs
3rd year students are eligible to apply in the Performance Art programs (eg. Instrumental Music, Choral Music, and Dance). 
Out-of-State Summer Programs
Telluride Association Summer Program: in Ithaca, New York, this program seeks students who are motivated and interested in contributing to society. It is free to attend. Visit for more information. 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs: Seven different programs for students from 8th-12th grade. Find out more info here: