A Week Visiting Schools and Programs.

Renee Goldberg and Jim McDaniel just returned from a week visiting schools and programs in Oregon and Idaho. They met with program directors, clinical staff, other staff and students. They learned more about the curricula and specialized methods.They were able to eat meals with some students, see their rooms or dorms and view their classrooms. Some student projects were wonderful.

They met with clients at a couple of the programs, too and learned how those clients had changed and about their future plans.

Renee and Jim were pleased to visit these programs and schools and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. They were given a few books they intend to read from some of the programs.

Renee will see many of the staff at the upcoming IECA conference in Chicago next month. These are some pictures from the trip and a brief description of the programs and schools visited.

The three Bend programs we visited but don’t have pictures from are:
We met with Craig Christiansen, founder and executive director of New Leaf Academy, Bend, OR. We also met with PJ Swan, clinical director and Jennifer Parker, operations director.
We met with Mischa Shriber, office manager and parent coordinator at Second Nature, Cascades in Bend, OR. We also spoke with Michael Griffin, partner and primary therapist and Jon Baker, field director there.
We visited Ohana House in Bend and met with Malia Mullahey, founder and her associate, Ron.

The three Bend programs we visited but don’t have pictures from are:

We met with Craig Christiansen, founder and executive director of New Leaf Academy, Bend, OR. We also met with PJ Swan, clinical director and Jennifer Parker, operations director.

We met with Mischa Shriber, office manager and parent coordinator at Second Nature, Cascades in Bend, OR. We also spoke with Michael Griffin, partner and primary therapist and Jon Baker, field director there.

We visited Ohana House in Bend and met with Malia Mullahey, founder and her associate, Ron.

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Summer Programs For High School Students

by Andrea van Niekerk

There are as many types of summer programs available as there are reasons to attend one. Some are offered by the continuing education units of colleges and universities themselves (like Summer Studies at Brown or Columbia’s  School of Continuing Education) while others are delivered by private organizations making use of the facilities of a college (Explo at Yale, or ASA). Some offer programs of fixed duration, while others offer programs that vary from one week to several (Brown Summer Studies). There are summer programs that focus on sports, on foreign travel, academic subjects, language instruction, or test preparation.

What follows below is very far from exhaustive, but is meant to give parents and students at least a taste of the adventures – intellectual, social and physical – that students can embark on over their summer vacations. The list is culled from many different sources, both online and in published form. A particularly useful guide is Sandra Berger’s The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens, although as with any published source, links can become outdated very quickly. College Goals does not vouch or advocate for any particular program, but many of our students have spent wonderful summers pursuing some of these opportunities.


Many universities and colleges across the country offer summer programs, either in the liberal arts generally or in specific areas of focus such as the arts or engineering. These are easy to find online, and below is just a small snapshot of what is available.

Barnard Summer in New York www.barnard.edu/pcp
Boston U Summer Programs www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/
Brown Summer Studies http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college
Case Western Reserve University Precollege Scholars Program www.cwru.edu/provost/ugstudies/precollege.htm
Choate Rosemary Hall Summer www.choate.edu/summerprograms/
Columbia University Summer ce.columbia.edu/High-School-Programs-Homepage
Cornell University Summer College www.summercollege.cornell.edu
Duke Talent Identification Program (various campuses) www.tip.duke.edu
EPGY at Stanford http://epgy.stanford.edu/summer
Emory University www.college.emory.edu/pre-college
Explo at Yale www.explo.org/
Great Books program at Stanford and Amherst www.GreatBooksSummer.com
Harvard Summer Studies http://www.summer.harvard.edu/
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (various campuses)  http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/
National Conference of Governor’s Schools http://ncogs.org/web/index.php/View-users-list/All-Governor-s-School-Programs
Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Sessions www.nmhschool.org/summer
Northwestern Center for Talent Development www.ctd.northwestern.edu
Oxford Study Course – pre IB preparation www.osc-ib.com/
Phillips Andover Summer Session www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/summersession
Philips Exeter Summer Programs http://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7313.aspx
Summer Discovery (US and overseas) http://www.summerdiscovery.com/summer-discovery
Summer Studies for the gifted www.giftedstudy.org
Summer Study Programs (CU and Penn State) www.summerstudy.com
U Chicago https://summer.uchicago.edu/
U Delaware Summer College http://summercollege.honors.udel.edu
U Miami Summer Scholars http://miami.edu/dcie/index.php/ssp
U Penn Summer programs www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool
University of Rochester Summer programs http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/precollege/
USC Summer Seminars http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml
Washington University Pre-College http://ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool

CURIE Academy (Girls in Engineering) www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie
Johns Hopkins U Engineering Innovation http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/
MIT Women’s Technology Program http://wtp.mit.edu
Missouri U S&T Nuclear Engineering camp http://futurestudents.mst.edu/precollege/nuce.html
Purdue U Girls in Engineering http://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/EDGE
Notre Dame U Introduction to Engineering http://www.nd.edu/~iep/
Santa Clara Summer Engineering www.scu.edu/engineering/undergraduate/ses.cfm
Smith College Summer Science and Engineering for Girls www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep
U Alabama Engineering Summer Camp http://site.eng.ua.edu/
Vanderbilt University PAVE program https://pave.vanderbilt.edu/ayindex.php
National listing of engineering camps at http://www.engineeringedu.com/camps/

Academy of Art University San Francisco http://www.academyart.edu/
Bard College at Simon’s Rock Young Writers Workshop www.simonsrock.edu/young_writers
Boston University Summer Theatre Institute http://www.bu.edu/cfa/busti/
California College of the Arts www.cca.edu/academics/precollege
Camp Encore (music) www.encore-coda.com
Carleton College Summer Writing Program http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/SAP/writing
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college
Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan www.crec.org/magnetschools/schools/ccy/
Idyllwild Summer Arts http://www.idyllwildarts.org/summer.aspx
California State Summer School for the Arts www.csssa.org
Interlochen Arts Camp www.interlochen.org/camp
Kenyon Review Young Writers Summer Workshop http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops/young-writers/
North Carolina School of the Arts Summer www.uncsa.edu/summersession/
Pratt Pre College www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing_education_and_professional/pro_credit_programs/precollege/summer_programs/
Sarah Lawrence Film Institute www.slc.edu/high-school
Savannah College of Arts and Design Summer Seminars http://www.scad.edu/admission/pre-college/index.cfm
School of the Art Institute of Chicago http://www.saic.edu/continuing_studies/high_school/index.html
School of Creative and Performing Arts http://www.socapa.org/
U Maine Summer Music http://umaine.edu/spa/summer–]music–]camp–]msym/

Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo Architecture Summer Camp http://www.arch.calpoly.edu/programs/summer-career.html
Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college
Catholic University of America Pre-College http://summer.cua.edu/precollege
Oregon Design Camp http://aaa.uoregon.edu/programs/portland/summerinthecity
Summer Academy in Architecture at UT Austin www.utexas.edu/architecture/center/academy
USC Exploration of Summer http://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/explore

Launch at MIT http://www.launchsummer.org/
Babson College Summer Studies http://www.babson.edu/undergraduate/summeratbabson/summer-study/Pages/home.aspx
Georgetown Entrepreneurship Institute http://scs.georgetown.edu/courses_nc/XSPP106/entrepreneurship?cId=14625&dId=21&format=Institute
U Penn Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology http://www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer/

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine at Tufts http://www.tufts.edu/vet/avm/high_school.html
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/bell/
Environmental Studies Summer Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges http://academic.hws.edu/enviro
Project Oceanology at UConn www.oceanology.org
Sea Semester www.sea.edu/academics/high_school_programs
Shoal Marine Lab Programs for High School http://www.sml.cornell.edu/sml_students_highschool.html
UC Davis Young Scholars Program http://ysp.ucdavis.edu/
University of Maryland Jump Start http://hhmi.umd.edu/outreach/jumpstart
Washington University Pre-medical http://ucollege.wustl.edu/programs/highschool

Aerospace Institute Summer Camp at University of Illinois www.ae.uiuc.edu/IAI
Awesome Math https://www.awesomemath.org/summer-program/
BU Summer Internship Program http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-schoolprograms/research- internship/
CAEN computer camp at University of Michigan http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/
Canada/USA Math Camp http://www.mathcamp.org/
Clark Scholars Program http://www.clarkscholars.ttu.edu/
Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics http://www.hcssim.org/
High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program http://education.msu.edu/hshsp/
Honors Summer Math Camp http://www.txstate.edu/mathworks/camps/hsmc.html
Garcia Summer Scholars http://polymer.matscieng.sunysb.edu/hs.html
Georgia Tech Science, Math and Computing https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/summerprograms
High School Summer Science Research Program http://www.baylor.edu/summerscience/
Hofstra University Summer Science Research www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/sse
ID Tech camps www.internaldrive.com/
Phillips Andover Academy Math and Science for Minority Students www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/summersession
Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) www.promys.org
Puget Sound Math Camp www.mathcamp.org/
Research Science Institute at MIT www.cee.org/programs/rsiRoss Mathematics Camp http://www.math.osu.edu/ross/
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship at GWU  http://lideres.nclr.org/content/opportunities/detail/3920/
Secondary Student Training Program http://www.education.uiowa.edu/belinblank/students/summer/programs/9-11/sstp/
Smith College Summer Science and Engineering for Girls www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep
Stanford Math Camp http://math.stanford.edu/sumac
Students Science Training Program http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/SSTP/default.html
Summer Science Program www.summerscience.org
Women’s Technology Program http://wtp.mit.edu/

Brown University Summer Studies www.brown.edu/ce/pre-college/
Crow Canyon Archaeology Camps www.crowcanyon.org/archaeology
Center for American Archaeology www.caa-archeology.org/EducationHSFS.html
University of Chicago (Egyptian Studies) https://summer.uchicago.edu/highschool/programs

American University School of communications www.american.edu/soc/discover/
Ball State University Summer Journalism Workshop www.bsujournalismworkshops.com
Carolina Journalism Institute www.sc.edu/cmcis/so/cji
Emerson College Summer Program www.emerson.edu/academics/professional-studies/programs-high-school-students
National High School Institute at Northwestern www.northwestern.edu/nhsi/important_dates.html

Foundation for Teaching Economics http://www.fte.org/student–]programs/
Georgetown Summer Programs http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/21/summer-programs-for-high-school-students
National Institute of American History and Democracy www.wm.edu/as/niahd/precollegiatesummer/index.php

Bryn Mawr Russian Language Institute www.brynmawr.edu/russian/rli.htm
Concordia Language Villages http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/
Middlebury Language School www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls

Academic Study Associates Summer Programs www.asaprograms.com
Asian Studies at Sophia University, Tokyo www.sophia.ac.jp/E/E_summersession.nsf/Content/summer
Encounter India www.uwcmahindracollege.org/how/experiential/outreachprogrammes/encounter-india
Experiment in International Living www.experimentinternational.org
Oxford Advanced Studies www.oasp.ac.uk
Oxbridge Studies Program www.oxbridgeprograms.com/index.php
Where There Be Dragons www.wheretherebedragons.com

Many colleges offer sports camp on their campuses over the summer. See for example the
University of Michigan’s listing at www.mgoblue.com/camps/
For a non-college based listing, see for example the Nike Sports Camps at www.ussportscamps.com/about/

Academic Tracks www.academictreks.com/programs/overview_cs.asp
Action Quest Adventures www.actionquest.com/go
Broadreach Summer Adventures www.gobroadreach.com/?age=G2
Discovery Student Adventures www.DiscoveryStudentAdventures.com
Keystone Mountain Adventures www.keystone.org/cfe/kss/summer-programs/kma

Global Youth Leadership Conference (US, China, Central Europe) www.cylc.org/gylc/GYLC_dates.cfm
Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership http://www.hoby.org/
Junior State of America (JSA) Summer School Georgetown, Stanford, Princeton http://jsa.org/summer-programs/
National Student Leadership Conference www.nslcleaders.org
National Young Leaders Conference www.cylc.org/nylc/NYLC_dates.cfm
National Youth Leadership Forum www.nylf.org
Presidential Classroom www.presidentialclassroom.org
St Alban’s School of Public Service www.stalbansschool.org/page.aspx?pid=413

College Horizons for Native American Students www.collegehorizons.org/
MITES (Minority Introduction to Math and Science http://web.mit.edu/mites/
Phillips Andover Math and Science for Minority Students www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/mathscience/pages/default.aspx
Questbridge (various campuses) www.questbridge.org/
Stanford Medical Youth Science http://smysp.stanford.edu/
Telluride Association Sophomore Camps www.tellurideassociation.org/programs/high_school_students/tass/tass_general_info.html

Upward Bound – programs are offered on campuses across the country. Google Upward Bound Summer.

Academic Treks www.academictreks.com/programs/overview_cs.asp
Do Something www.dosomething.org/
Global Works Travel www.globalworkstravel.com
Lifeworks International www.lifeworks-international.com
Student Conservation Association www.thesca.org
Texas Brigades Wildlife Leadership www.texasbrigades.org
Washington School of World Studies www.schoolofworldstudies.org/

Intern Exchange International (London) www.internexchange.com
Julian Krinsky Camps (Philadelphia) www.jkcp.com/internships/
AustraLearn (Australia and NZ) www.australearn.org/programs/internships/
Projects Abroad www.projects-abroad.org
Boston University Science Research Internships www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

www.studentsreview.com (includes some reviews of summer programs on college campuses too)

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Deer Valley Conference

I was in Deer Valley at a conference sponsored by Aspen Education Group, learning about services for teens with behavioral and learning challenges.

I was in Deer Valley at a conference sponsored by Aspen Education Group, learning about services for teens with behavioral and learning challenges.

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Young Authors Contests

This is a very select list of contests from reputable sources. There are many contests charge fees, but for young authors, I have sought out only those contests which mean to recognize and encourage young writers and do not charge reading or entry fees. Those listed that do charge a fee provide a publication subscription in return as they are trying to gain new readers – that seems fair and the publishers are up front about it.


Thank you to Monica Andrews

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College Resource Tools


College InSight at college-insight.org
College Navigator at www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
National Survey of Student Engagement at www.nsse.iub.edu
What Will They Learn?™ at www.WhatWillTheyLearn.net
College Results Online at www.CollegeResults.org


College.gov at www.college.gov
College Board at www.collegeboard.org
knowhow2go at www.knowhow2go.org
The Common Application at www.commonapp.org
International Baccalaureate at www.ibo.org
Advanced Placement at www.collegeboard.org
College Fairs Online at www.collegeweeklive.com
Collegiate Choice Walking Tours Videos at www.collegiatechoice.com
Campus Tours at www.campustours.com
NACAC National College Fairs at www.nacacnet.orgNational Portfolio Day at www.portfolioday.net (for visual artists)


Federal Student Aid at studentaid.ed.gov
FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE at profileonline.collegeboard.org
College Board at www.collegeboard.org
College Goal Sunday at www.collegegoalsundayusa.org
Student Fin Aid at www.NASFAA.org
Fastweb at www.fastweb.com
FinAid at www.finaid.org


College Board at www.collegeboard.org
FinAid Calculators at www.finaid.org/calculators
Sallie Mae Affordability Analyzer at www.collegeanswer.com/paying
FAFSA4caster at studentaid.ed.gov


College Scholarships.org at www.collegescholarships.org
College Board Scholarship Search at www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/scholarships-and-aid/
FastWeb at www.fastweb.com
FinAid’s Major – Specific Resource at www.finaid.org/otheraid/majors.phtml
Meritaid at www.meritaid.com
Moolahspot at moolahspot.com
Peterson’s Award Database at www.petersons.com
Scholarships.com at www.scholarships.com
Scholarships4students.com at www.scholarships4students.com


200 Free Scholarships for Minorities at www.blackexcel.org/200-Scholarships.html
100 Black Men of American, Inc. at www.100blackmen.org
American Indian College Fund at www.collegefund.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund at www.hsf.net
LGBT Scholarship Resource at www.finaid.org/otheraid/gay.phtml


ACT at www.ACT.org
SAT at www.Collegeboard.org
Fair Test at www.fairtest.org

(Check if your high school has an online test prep program)

ACT Sample Test at www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html
Number2 at www.number2.com
SAT College Board Practice Test at www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test
Math video tutorials: www.khanacademy.org
Spark Notes SAT Practice Test at testprep.sparknotes.com/testcenter/newsat



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Special Needs Resources

Places For Struggling Teens at strugglingteens.com

The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) at natsap.org/

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Senior Spring Checklist

Adventures In Education’s Senior Spring Checklist

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Utah Trip Visiting Second Nature Duchesne, November 2011

Renee Goldberg just returned from visiting 10 therapeutic programs in Utah. These 3 pictures are with educational consultants from New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Virginia at an outdoor behavioral health program. Renee visited her clients at programs during the trip. It was great to see familiar programs, meet with staff, and enjoy the beauty in another part of the country. It was terrific to travel with the group. Anthony Hansen from Telos arranged the visits for us.

Second Nature Duchesne

Second Nature Duchesne

Second Nature Duchesne

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SEPAC Presentation – February 16, 2011

College Planning

February 16, 2011 7pm
Location: Memorial Hall Library (Andover, MA)

During the presentation, Renee LeWinter Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P will provide information about postsecondary options for students with special needs including college, transition programs, postgraduate year, understanding the student’s learning profile, self-advocacy, and a grade 9-12 timeline.

The Transition to Postsecondary Education for Students with Special Needs


Renee LeWinter Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P

For a copy of the Powerpoint Presentation, Click Here

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Postcards: From Wooster, Ohio

Is your town a great college town? This month The Chronicle’s Lawrence Biemiller is traveling across the United States, stopping in great college towns and posting sketches of the interesting people he meets.

“A Service Puppy, ‘Star Wars,’ and Spanakopita.”

For the full article, Click Here

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