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Summer Programs

Summer is right around the corner! Here ares some of the summer opportunities available to high school students.Take advantage of programs available, many are free of cost. All you are required to do is apply!
See Ms. Mendoza in the Career Center for more information.

SUMMER PROGRAMS for RISING High School Students

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
The Girls Who Code Summer program embeds 20 rising high school juniors and seniors inside a technology company or university setting from 9-4pm each day.
  • Girls get hands on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, mobil phone development, robotics, and web development and design. 
  • Students also go on field trips to tech giants like: Google, Facebook, Twitter, AT&T and Gilt Group.
Applicants must: 
  • Be current sophomores or juniors.
  • Be U.S. residents
  • Commit to attend a full 7-week program at the Los Angeles location (to be determined), Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.
  • Commute to the program every day (housing not provided). 
Due: February 19th, 2015

Fore more information visit:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Summer Program
R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the federal government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.


The program, which will take place July 26 –31, 2015, is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants.

Online Application is DUE: April 17, 2015

2015 Young Ambassadors Program 
The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program that encourages participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.

The application will open soon! For more information visit:

UC Davis Young Scholars Program
Date: June 21st- August 1, 2015
Campus: UC Davis
Cost: $6,200 + $200 security deposit + $25 application fee.
Fee reductions based on need are available for a limited number of students.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2015

Participants in the 2015 Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in labs for six weeks. Students participate in conducting research and experience the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. 

Follow the link for program info and application requirements:

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
Date: July 31st, August 10th, 2015
Campus: Princeton University
Cost: Free

This is a wonderful opportunity for students who are interested in the field of Journalism. Through this program, students have an opportunity to tour the TIMES, The Daily Beast and CNN. Also, students take classes taught by reporters from The New York Times, CNN, and NPR to name a few. 

Follow the link for more information:

California State Summer School for Math and Science COSMOS (8th-12th Grade)
Date: June 28- July 24
Campus: UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego
Cost: $3,250 plus $30 application fee.

COSMOS is an intensive summer, residential program for rising high school students with a focus in STEM. When students apply, they choose their campus of interest.

Application Due Date: February 20th, 2015

SMARTS Program (10th or 11th Grade Students)
Date: June 29-August 7, 2015
Campus: UCLA
Cost: Free

SMARTS is a six-week summer college prep program at UCLA designed to engage traditionally underrepresented students in rigorous science, technology, engineering and math instruction and training.
SMARTS students take math courses in AP Cal Readiness and Intro to Statistics. Students also have the opportunity to conduct research alongside professors.

Application Opens: Feb. 1st, 2015
Application Due Date: April 24th, 2015

Follow the link for more information and application requirements:

South Central Scholars Program (11th Grade Students)
Date: July-August 2015
Campus: USC
Cost: Free

The South Central Scholars (SCS) Summer Academy provides career and college survival workshops as well as course work to prepare juniors and seniors to transition to college.  For more information visit the following link. Application will be available soon.

If you need help or more information about the programs listed above, please e-mail Ms. Mendoza (College Counselor) at