Little Miami High School

Academic Opportunities

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a pre-college summer residential program for rising juniors and seniors. This program prepares students for the transition to post-secondary education. Students will leave the program with a stronger college application, a newfound confidence in their abilities and a better understanding of what they would like to pursue as a college major. Priority application deadline is February 15. For more information visit,

University of Dayton: Entrepreneurship 101
During this two-week residential program, you'll learn more about entrepreneurship, including the idea generation process, the Lean Canvas Model and elevator pitches, all while experiencing life as a UD student and exploring the local Dayton community. Entrepreneurship 101 will focus on a combination of lecture, engaging class exercises, site visits and guest speakers. You will collaborate with diverse UD faculty, staff, students and local, successful entrepreneurs to expand your working knowledge of the entrepreneurship field. Students will receive three credit hours, which will serve as an entrepreneurship elective if you attend UD as an entrepreneurship major. Credit may transfer to another institution. For more information, visit their website:

University of Dayton: Summer Sustainability
The University of Dayton’s Hanley Sustainability Institute and Office of Admission and Financial Aid offers rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive study of sustainable food systems at a college level. Students will earn one credit hour which may be transferred to any college or university. Summer Sustainability: Food Systems will focus on food sustainability, availability, scarcity and justice issues with collaboration of UD faculty, students and community partners to provide a hands-on learning experience including topic discussions, reflection and group-based learning. For more information, visit their website:

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Summer Equinox Program
Center for Talent Development’s (CTD) Equinox program provides rigorous acceleration opportunities for academically gifted and talented students completing grades 9 through 12. Studying at a world-class university in challenging courses, participating in recreational activities and social events with friends, and developing the self-confidence and self-directed learning skills crucial to success in college define the Equinox experience. Equinox courses are taught at the high school honors level, the Advanced Placement level, or the college level by master instructors. Each course carries one or two semesters of high-school credit upon successful completion. Click here for more information and to access the application. 
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM)
Established in 1994 to enable females in grades 10-12 to explore the different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that are represented in the Science, Mathematics and Engineering division. Each day during the WiSTEM Summer Institute you will participate in hands-on lab sessions and learn how these areas relates to defense. Topics will vary from homeland security (from land, sea and space), cyber security, defense against biological and chemical agents, etc. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear guest speakers talk about their experiences working in cutting edge STEM fields. For more information and to access the application, click here.

Wright State University - Professional Business Institute
The Professional Business Institute (PBI) is a 5-day residential business camp in which students are exposed to the disciplines of economics, accounting, marketing, finance, management, information systems management, and entrepreneurship. Students work closely with Raj Soin College of Business faculty, staff, local business executives and students in an experiential learning environment to help define and discover the student’s interest in a business discipline.  The institute also gives students a chance to experience campus life.  Students have the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship to the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. Please click here for more information and to access the application.

Spend the summer at Savannah College of Art and Design! SCAD offers an array of engaging summer programs designed to give pre-college students a chance to experience university life and pursue their passion for art and design. The Summer Seminars offer workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students will attend two workshops and have access to the university's extensive facilities, resources and libraries. Locations include Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Hong Kong. For more information, including dates and pricing, please visit:

Women in Science Experience (WISE) at Mount St. Joseph University
The WISE camp's purpose is to give young women with a strong interest in science an opportunity to participate in science-based activities until the guidance of a college professor. Open to students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in the fall. Students will live in the dorm for three days, participate in on-campus recreational activities and receive instruction from college professors. For more information, please contact Judy Schapker at 513-244-3294 or

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Click on the links below to learn more about each summer camp:

  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field. 
  • Government Leadership Camp - This program is designed for students who have a passion for understanding American government to engage in small discussions, attend college-level lectures, and participate in debates, simulations, and field trips.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. 
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.

The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience. Outstanding students who share the Neubauers' commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply. Students selected will receive a full scholarship to participate in one of two Summer Session courses: Collegiate Writing: Awakening Into Consciousness and Contagion: Infectious Agents and Emerging Diseases. Click here to apply: (Deadline: March 15)

The PREFACE Summer Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented rising high school juniors and seniors from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields, and are interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technological professions. The PREFACE Selection Committee will review each application and make its recommendation to the Project Director. Criteria are high school academic performance, standardized test scores, quality of essay, and recommendations. The program is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. In addition, since all programs are in English, students must have a strong understanding of the English language. For more information, please see their website: (Application is due: March 24, 2017)

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Program will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about - from the classroom to what's happening on weekends. You'll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by their world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh. Click the link for more information about the program:

Engineering Summer Academy at University of Pennsylvania
Highly talented and motivated high school students are invited to apply to the Engineering Summer Academy at Penn for an intensive, three-week academic experience like no other. With one of six courses, you can take your STEM interests to the next level. Every course carries college credit from Penn. Click the link for more information:

Summer Experiences at Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis offers several different summer opportunities for students in grades 9 - 11. Please visit their website for more information the programs including dates, applications, fees and more.

University of Toledo Pharmacy Summer Camp

University of Pittsburgh College Prep and Leadership Academy

Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp 

Miami University Summer Scholars Program
This program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program:

Exploring College Options
Student and parent information sessions for Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford –

The Ohio Society of CPAs – Student Programs
How do you know a CPA career is right for you? The Ohio CPA Foundation offers several programs to give interested students a taste of what a CPA career has to offer. For more information about the available programs, visit this link:

University of Alabama Early College Program
The University of Alabama is accepting applications from highly motivated sophomore, junior and seniors students, who have a 3.0 GPA, into the UA Early College program. If interested, please visit

Wright State Pre-College Program

Wright State University offers one-week residential institutes for students in grades 10-12. Deadline to apply is two weeks before residential institute begins. For more information:

Duke University Summer Programs
Information on Duke University’s summer programs is available on the Duke University website. If interested, please visit

Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program

Information on Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Summer Program can be found by visiting

Stanford University Summer Programs and Summer Institutes
Information on Stanford University pre-college summer programs can be found by visiting the Stanford website at

Maryville College: The Great Smokies Experience
Earn college credit with the Mountain Challenge and the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont at

Xavier University High School Programs
Learn more about the Jump Start program, Summer Junior Program and the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp by clicking this link:

University of Dayton Summer Engineering Camps for Honors and Women in Engineering

University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Camp
Receive a better understanding of the pharmacy profession while enjoying the campus experience for a weekend:

Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities

Baldwin Wallace University Summer Camps for High School Students, Middle School Students and Elementary Students

Bowling Green State University Summer Music Institute for High School Students and Middle School Students

 BWS Education Consulting SAT, ACT, PSAT, Math, Science, and Writing Tutoring & Classes

University of Cincinnati Summer Men in Engineering and Applied Summer Science Camp for High School Students

iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens – Held at Universities in Ohio

 Kenyon College Summer Writing Workshop for High School Students (ages 16 – 18)

Malone University Academic Summer Camps for High School Students and Chamber Music Program for grades 7-12

Camp Mary Orton Summer Camp for Teenagers and Kids

MD Summer Camp for High School Students at the OSU College of Medicine Sponsored by the Area Health Education Center

Miami University Summer Scholars High School Program for High School Students (Rising Juniors and Seniors)

Oberlin College Summer Vocal Academy for High School Students

Ohio Business Week Summer High School Summer Program for High School Students

Ohio Leadership Summer Camps for High School Students and Middle School Students

Ohio State University Ross Mathematics Summer Program for High School Students

The Ohio State University Youth Summer Music Programs for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Upper Elementary Students

Ohio Supercomputer Center Summer Computer and Technology Camp for Gifted High School Students

University of Toledo – Youth Nations Global Leadership Summer Program for High School Students

US Performing Arts Summer Camps for Students Ages 12 – 18 Years of Age – Held at Oberlin College

Wright State Summer Pre-College Institutes for High School Students

Youngstown State University Summer Honors Program for Gifted High School Students

Pharmacy Summer Camp
Pharmacy camp is a three-night, four-day camp that takes place on the campus of The University of Toledo each summer. The camp is open to high school juniors who demonstrate strong academic skills and an interest in pharmacy or the pharmaceutical sciences.  Camp activities include field trips, job shadowing, laboratory experiences, workshops, panels, and videos. Recreational activities include free time at the recreation center and a campus scavenger hunt.  Admission to Pharmacy Summer Camp is competitive, and forty students are selected for each camp session.  Pharmacy Camp offers students the opportunity to learn more about careers in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, explore the beautiful University of Toledo campus, meet other campers their age who share the same interests, interact with UT pharmacy faculty & staff and much more! Students will stay in a campus residence hall with camp counselors.  Participants are responsible for transportation to and from The University of Toledo.  *Need-based financial assistance is available. 

University of Virginia Close Up Summer Academy
The Student Summer Academy is a great way for students to have a fun and impactful summer experience.  This 6 day program will give them the best of all worlds: 1. An in-depth look at our government using Washington D.C. as a classroom, 2. The opportunity to live and learn with peers from schools nationwide; and 3. The chance to earn college credit from the University of Virginia.

Hiram College Summer Academies
Hiram College's summer academies provide an enriched residential learning experience for high school students with a wide range of interests.  Our summer academies are hands-on. Though some classroom instruction is involved, students will spend much of their time applying their skills in the lab, on the stage, in the field and more.  Hiram faculty and students participate as teachers and mentors in our summer academies, giving high school students an exposure to and preparation for college-level academics and campus life.   Hiram College will award a $1,000 Summer Academy Scholarship to every high school student who attends a 2015 summer academy and enrolls as a full time student at Hiram College. Only one Summer Academy Scholarship will be awarded per new student. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. (For a total of $4,000 in scholarship award at $1,000 per year for four years.)

American Free Enterprise and Leadership Conference
The conference is held on the University of Rio Grande in June and is open to all high school students regardless of educational plans.  The program addresses various economic topics including financial literacy.  The curriculum offers students the opportunity to earn 2 semester college credits with tuition, room, and board paid by contributions.

Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp
A one-week summer resident camp for high school students in June at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County, Ohio.  For more information call or email Ohio Forestry Association at (614) 497-9580 or

University of Virginia 4 Star Camps
Academic enrichment and sports camps for high school and junior high students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA - 2 hours SW of Washington, DC and in Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island's north shore.  Camps include writing (creative and essay), math (algebra, calculus, and geometry), economics, architecture, tennis, golf, soccer, fitness, plus much more.  Visit, call 1-800-334-7827, or email for additional information.

Ohio Northern University Summer Academies
This summer, Ohio Northern University will host its Summer Academic and Honors Institute for gifted high school students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2018-19. This year’s institute includes 15 challenging courses scheduled during the month of June.  The Human Anatomy and Histology course is limited to those students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in 2018-19. Pharmacy course is limited to rising seniors (2019 High School Graduates)

Penn Summer Engineering Academy
The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies.

Duke Youth Programs
Duke Youth Programs is a part of Duke University Continuing Studies and has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over 35 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs.

Education Unlimited Programs at Stanford University
Education Unlimited summer programs at Stanford University include  A+ Summer Achievement Programs, Science and Engineering Camps, Computer Camps, Video Production Camp, High School Actors Workshop, Emerging Writers Institute and the Public Speaking Institute.


Leadership Opportunities

Ohio Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board at


American Free Enterprise and Leadership Conference (at Rio Grande)
The University of Rio Grande presents its annual American Free Enterprise and Leadership Conference. Students who attend the conference earn 2 college credits for the week. The only cost to each student is a $75 registration fee, though if 3 or more students attend from the same high school, the registration fee is $60 per student.

Click to find the application, an informational brochure, and the American Free Enterprise and Leadership Conference Annual Report from previous years.

 National Public Service Recognition Cincinnati- (PSR-C)

  • National week to recognize students who have been involved in volunteer public service activities
  • Please see Mrs. Martin in the guidance office.

Miami University Summer Reading Programs

  • Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults
  • Offered in Blue Ash, Cincinnati and West Chester

Call 1-800-570-8936 or visit this link: