Best Research-Oriented Summer Programs for Both US and International High School Students

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Best Research-Oriented Summer Programs for Both US and International High School Students

Summer Programs

Pioneer admissions appreciates every applicant’s interests and ambitions. In 2021 limited to offering about 1100 admissions for 4500 applications. We believe that all motivated students deserve quality academic opportunities. Therefore we have assembled this list of widely respected online academic and research programs and summer programs that accept both US students and international students:

Broadly Respected Academic Programs Hosted by Colleges or Universities

1. Leadership Institute – Brown University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

2. Pre-College Program – Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and through remote instruction in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

3. Pre-College Students – University of Chicago

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

4. Cornell SCE Pre-College Studies – Cornell University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

5. July Experience – Davidson College

  • 2021 offering status: 2021 session of July Experience is canceled. Details for 2022 are unavailable until late fall.

6. Summer Session – Duke University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

7. Emory Summer College – Emory University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

8. Harvard Summer School – Secondary School Program (SSP) – Harvard University

  • 2021 offering status:  2021 Summer program offered completely online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

9. Summer at Hopkins – John Hopkins University

  • 2021 offering status: Summer 2021 only offered online sessions.  Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

10. NYU Precollege – New York University

  • 2021 offering status: Summer 2021 programs offered exclusively online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

11. Pre-College – Northwestern University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

12. UPenn Summer – University of Pennsylvania

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

13. RISD Pre-college – Rhode Island School of Design

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

14. Summer Session – Stanford University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

15. Pre-College – University of Notre Dame

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

16. UCLA Summer Session – University of California at Los Angeles

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

17. Vanderbilt Summer Academy – Vanderbilt University

  • 2021 offering status: Remaining online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

18. Yale Summer Session for Pre-College Students – Yale University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

 

Highly Selective Academic or Research Programs

1. Telluride Association Online Seminar (TAOS)

  • 2020-2021 offering status: online

2. Research Science Institute (RSI)

  • 2021 offering status: online

3. Pioneer Research Program – Pioneer Academics

  • 2021 offering status: Online

4. The Summer Science Program (SSP)

  • 2021 offering status: Remaining online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

5. Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology (M&TSI) – Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

6. John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Online Program – John Hopkins University

  • 2021 offering status: Remaining online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are unavailable until late this year.

7. Northwestern Center for Talent Development – University of Northwestern

  • 2021 offering status: Programs for high school students are running online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

8. Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) – Yale University

  • 2021 offering status: Remaining online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

 

Other Reputable Academic or Research Programs

1. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM)

  • 2021 offering status: Summer Accelerator for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders are conducted through pure-online format or hybrid with two-week online and one-week onsite in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

2. Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

  • 2021 offering status: Remaining online due to COVID-19. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

3. MathILy

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Offering onsite program MathiGy. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

4. Prove It! Math Academy

  • 2021 offering status: Cancelled in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

5. Summer Immersion – Columbia University

  • 2021 offering status: Online

6. AwesomeMath Summer Program

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in general but only offer online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

7. Center for Precollegiate Education and Training Summer Programs

  • 2021 offering status: Student Science Training Program (SSTP) and Research Explorations (REx) have been canceled in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

8. Perry Research Scholars Institute – University of Iowa

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

9. Summer Art Residency – University of Iowa

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

10. Summer Writing Residency – University of Iowa

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

11. Secondary Student Training Program – University of Iowa

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

12. Canada/USA Mathcamp – Mathematics Foundation of America

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

13. Expand Your Mind – Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth

  • 2021 offering status: Offering onsite in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

14. Summer Science & Engineering Program – Smith College

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

15. Stanford University Mathematics Camp

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online program in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

16. Mathworks – Texas State University

  • 2021 offering status: Offering online program in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

17. Clark Scholar Program – Texas Tech University

  • 2021 offering status: Switching to online in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

18. Summer Institute for the Gifted

  • 2021 offering status: Offering both onsite and online programs in 2021. Details for 2022 are to be disclosed.

19. Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program – West Virginia Wesleyan College

  • 2021 offering status: The 2021 program onsite has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The dates for 2022 are Sunday, June 19 through Saturday, July 2.

Dear educator friend,

In the critical process of preparing students to transition to college, you are key. The
ramifications of your guidance are far-reaching.

The Pioneer Research Program believes that it, too, has a role to play in preparing students of special potential and passion for learning. This is a role we trust you will appreciate knowing about. Our mission is to offer a deep and otherwise unavailable opportunity to exceptionally motivated young scholars who want to learn and research at the college level and to explore their potential for innovation.

What makes Pioneer a unique deep-dive learning experience is not just the mentorship of distinguished professors. It is the rigorous quality controls developed conjointly by Pioneer and Oberlin College. Professors (must) adhere to rubrics for

1) setting learning goals;

2) syllabus development;

3) oversight, feedback and evaluation, and

4) grading standardization.

This rigorous academic system is supported by thorough admission process and a high-minded ethics code. The combination gives students an exceptional learning experience that is brought to fruition in a college-level research paper documenting their findings.

You can follow this link Pioneer’s concrete academic system to learn more about the academic system. Academic quality control and academic oversight assure Pioneer’s focus is on learning and learners, and therefore all of our practices were built upon the following principles:

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Because of its high academic and ethical standards, the Pioneer program has earned the trust of college admissions departments and formed the basis for the ground-breaking collaboration with Oberlin College. Pioneer scholars get two college credits upon completing their Pioneer research.

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Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. Students who have genuine academic interests and are highly motivated are a good fit with Pioneer’s values. Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring that applicants have authentic field interest and correct priorities. Consequently, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities. Professor-blind admission policy
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Best,

Matthew Jaskol

Founder & Program Director