Pre-College Summer Programs

Pre-College Summer Programs

Below are links to summer opportunities that exist within our community and across the country.  Central York High School does not necessarily endorse any of these programs, as we often know only as much as appears on the program website.  We list them here simply to make students and families aware of the opportunities, so that you may investigate them further.

Pleasenote that many of these programs require a significant cost to the student, so families are encouraged to research these programs thoroughly before deciding if the program is worth your expense.

TEmple Summer Academy 

Competitive pre-college summer program for high school students entering 11th & 12th grades. 

Learn more at

Duke Summer Session
Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses
Summer Academy – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
Learn more at

University of Pennsylvania Summer High School Programs

Many summer programs take place at UPenn. Learn more at


Pre-College and Business Enrichment Institutes for high school students can be found at


The Language Institute at Penn State offers summer language programs designed for persons seeking to develop proficiency in a foreign language, including English as a second language. These programs consist of sequences of formal language courses offered for full academic credit.

The Institute's programs are of interest to Penn State undergraduate and graduate students in a range of academic and professional programs, including the liberal arts, the sciences, engineering, business administration, agriculture, communications, health and human development, and many others. The Institute welcomes students from other academic institutions, as well as military personnel, professionals, and anyone else looking to build competency in a foreign language. High school students with strong academic aspirations may enroll in the Institute as long as they are at least 15 years old.  

Additional information can be found at

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE)

See details at

Check out programs at these schools:

Alfred University - Alfred, NY  
Babson College - Babson Park, Massachusetts

Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts

Clemson University - Clemson, South Carolina

Cornell University  - Ithaca, NY
George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
Harvard University
 - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, Pa

New York University - New York, NY

Northfield Mount Herman - Gill, Massachusetts

Pace University - New York, NY

Penn State University - State College, Pa

Phillips Academy - Andover, Massachusetts

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, New Jersey

U.S. Naval Academy - Annapolis, Maryland
University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana 

University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Yale University - Yale Young Global Scholars - New Haven, Connecticut
Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri
William Paterson University - Wayne, New Jersey

FURMAN UNIVERSITY - Greenville, South Carolina
SMITH COLLEGE - Northampton, Massachusetts