Redwood’s College & Career Center (Becky Bjursten and Greg Davison) will introduce summer programs/internships available, then parents can wander from different vendors and groups, talking directly about whether the program may be a good fit for their student. This is an ‘Activities Fair’, allowing each Summer Program representative the opportunity to spend time communicating with interested parents. College of Marin and a variety of local, national and international groups offering opportunities for high school students.
Summer Opportunities Fair for Parents
February 4, 2020 – 8:30-9:45am
Greg Davison – School to Career
Becky Bjursten – RHS- College & Career Center
College of Marin – Anna Pilloton
Jewish Family Children’s Services – Jordan Vaughter
Point Reyes National Seashore, Branton Barragan
Corte Madera Recreation – Summer Playground – Xanet Rodriguez
Rustic Pathways – Anna Quinn
2BLive Service Opportunities – Phillip Steiner
Sausalito-Sakaid Summer Cultural Exchange Program – Carole Garcia
Amigos de las Americas International – Krista Boscoe
Oxbow School – Holly McVeigh
Abbey Road – Tom Carney
Mill Valley Recreation – Sean McGrew
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy/LINC Tam – Kyle Turner
National Geographic Student Expeditions – Tim Langeberg
Summer Opportunities for High School Students
(Redwood College and Career Center)
Preparing for SAT/ACT Tests – Rising seniors
Buy the books, study on your own, use Khan Academy. Both ACT and SAT College Board offer free test prep options
Companies: There are many companies that offer classes and tutoring, boot camps and longer sessions… such as Compass Education Group – free practice tests & one on one test preparation, C2 Education (includes PSAT prep); offer free events monthly. Information/flyers in CCC on many of these companies.
College Visits Research & visit colleges
Plan college visits – but also know that not many students are on campuses during the summer so the experience is different than touring during the school year.
Take a class at a community college. Try a class at College of Marin or apply for the summer learning academies (five career oriented programs in education, game development, health, solar energy and career explorations.
Or attend a program on a college campus – anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks intensive course. Participate in a summer program related to your intended major. Here are just a few…
Cornell Summer College – 3 and 6 week programs. Deadline March 9 for Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences. April 6th for all others.
Miami University Summer Scholars– 2 week academic program including workshops on the college admission process & financial assistance, as well as ACT/SAT prep. Applications available mid-February.
Rhode Island School of Design – 6 week program. Register by April 6th.
Smith College – 5 unique programs, ranging from a month-long Science & Engineering program to a week-long College Admission Workshop. Deadline March 1st
Tufts – various programs such as Writing, Foundation of Law & Ethics or Biomedics Inquiry through Sequencing. 5 week program. Deadline May 1st
LMU – various credit and non-credit programs. March 15th deadline.
California College of the Arts – offers creative 3 week courses on campus. Deadline is March 5th
UC Berkeley offers commuter and residential 6-week long programs. Application opens February 15th.
Stanford has a few opportunities for high school students, the Pre-College Studies program and the Summer Humanities Institute. Regular deadline is February 21st.
COSMOS – California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science. Students apply to one of four University of California COSMOS campuses – UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego or UC Santa Cruz. Selection is competitive.
You can research many of these in Naviance in a section called “enrichment programs” under the college tab.
Do community service work, locally or abroad
Do community service/volunteer
Look on the Redwood website or come to the College & Career center for volunteering opportunities.
Or take an educational trip with a language immersion program component
Get a job
Check out the job board in College & Career Center – new listings come in every week
Or try to find a job with a recreation department or at a camp
The Princeton Review publishes a book called, “The 500 Best Ways for Teens to Spend the Summer”