If you are looking to gain some experience in a specific field and want to show extra dedication on your college applications, it is recommended you look into doing something productive over the summer.
Community College Opportunities
Animo Ralph Bunche students who are on track for high school graduation are highly encouraged to enroll in community college courses in order to enrich their academic program and enhance their college admission applications. Options to consider are:
Search for summer programs. Both TeenInk and StudentReview.com allow you to search for summer enrichment programs by your interests.These are some of our favorite summer enrichment programs:
- Summer@Brown offers pre-college programs that are on campus, online, and aborad.
- Harvard Secondary School Program offers students the change to take real Harvard courses while meeting people from around the world.
- Junior Statesmen of America Summer Program allows students to immerse themselves in politics and government while making new friends and developing leadership skills.
- Summer Discovery offers summer enrichment programs from UCLA to Florance, Italy, in a wide array of subjects.
- COSMOS, or California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, is a summer program that offers students the opportunity to study math and science in ways that go beyond the typical classroom. It is offered at UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Cruz.
- Just across town from Animo Ralph Bunche, UCLA offers numerous summer enrichment opportunities through the UCLA Summer Sessions.
- UC Berkeley's Summre Pre-Collegiate Program and Summer @ UC Riverside offer students a chance to earn college credit by taking college level courses with world-renowned professors.
- The Young Scholars Program at UC Davis is designed to expose students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the biological, environmental, and agricultural sciecnes.
- UC San Diego Academic Connections connects high school students with college subject matter courses led by graduate students in a wide array of academic disciplines.