Collierville High School

CHS has 4 National Merit Semifinalists and 14 National Merit Commended Scholars. . .Fall Break is October 8th-12th. . .Last day of the 1st quarter is October 19th

Summer Programs

University of Notre Dame Pre-College Summer Programs 

Summer Scholars: June 23 - July 7, 2018

Leadership Seminars: July 14 - July 25, 2018 Study Abroad: Rome June 2 -June 16, 2018

Study Abroad: Ireland July 14 - July 28, 2018


Applications due January-February 2018

Duke University Summer Session 
The Duke Summer Session program is in the business of creating life-changing experiences. With world-class instructors, breathtaking campus, and downright fun residential program, students will leave the program not only equipped for a future of collegiate success, but with a lifetime of memories and friendships.  
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.
Want to learn more about our programs?  Check out the website.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp at Samford University
McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week pharmacy camp this summer for high school students who are interested in investigating a career as a pharmacist. During the week of pharmacy camp they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory. Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. 
Information about the camp and the camp application can be found at
Space is limited, so please apply early. The application deadline is February 1, 2018.  
Contact Info: 205-726-2008 or email

Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi 


The Lott Leadership Institute at the University of Mississippi is pleased to announce that the Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students is now taking nominations for the two 2018 sessions.  A total of 40 (20 per session) outstanding rising seniors (current juniors) will be invited to the University of Mississippi campus to participate in this program promoting leadership and public policy.  This opportunity is designed for students who show an aptitude for, and interest in, public service. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on demonstrated interest in public service, leadership, concern for others, and academic achievements.


Selected students will earn six hours of college credit while participating in discussion groups, panels, and debates on issues confronting leaders of the 21st century.  Participants will also travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in discussions with state and national leaders.  All participants in the program will receive a scholarship that will cover tuition on the 6 hours of college credit, housing, a campus meal plan, travel costs, housing in D.C., and a meal per diem for the D.C. trip.  The cost to the student will be a $100 registration fee, $500 program fee, and the cost of textbooks, weekend meals, snacks, and spending money. Students are encouraged to fundraise the money for the program. Cost should not prevent a student from applying! 


Students must exhibit leadership ability in your school, an interest in public policy and must meet the entrance requirements to Ole Miss outlined in the attached brochure. Nominations this year will be accepted online through the Lott Leadership for High School Students website. Please see your school counselor to complete the nomination form. Shortly after nominations are submitted, students will receive an email with information about how to complete the application. 


The deadline for receiving nominations is December 15, 2017. Completed applications must be received in our office by January 15, 2018.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out via email at summercollege@olemiss.eduor via phone at 662-915-7621

University of Alabama Early College 

When to Apply

You may apply anytime, because we accept students year-round. Your first step is to complete the application process. You will choose your best time to participate in orientation and first class meeting, and complete the month long UAEC 200 College Readiness Course.

Your First Class

After you are admitted to UA Early College, you begin your college studies with the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course. You and your parents participate in an orientation session - your first class meeting of UAEC 200 - either on campus, online, or at a facility in your local area. Then, you complete the remainder of UAEC 200 online during the 3-4 weeks following your orientation session.

College Courses

After you successfully pass the UAEC 200 College Readiness Course, you are eligible to enroll in University of Alabama academic online courses. You can find the online course list here. Or, you may choose to take courses on campus at The University of Alabama by commuting to campus or participating in the Summer On Campus experience.

Who is Eligible?

You can apply to UA Early College anytime during your sophomore, junior or senior year of high school if you have a 3.0 or higher GPA,* cumulative from the 9th grade.

*High school grade point average must be at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, or the equivalent, cumulative from the 9th grade.

Marines Semper Fidelis All-American Program

The Semper Fidelis All-American Program is a new honorary high school program that recognizes high school juniors from across the country who excel academically, athletically and within their communities. Selected students will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Battles Won Academy with a mentor of their choice, in July 2018. 

The program provides the exclusive opportunity for these like-minded student athletes to win a scholarship, tour the nation’s capital, hear from industry professionals, visit the Marine Corps base in Quantico and network with one another. In addition, being honored as a Semper Fidelis All-American is a great resume builder and will get acknowledged amongst colleges.


During the Inaugural Battles Won Academy, students participated in the Fit Olympics at Under Armour’s World Headquarters, received a private tour at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, had a scavenger hunt throughout the National Mall and attended a Baltimore Oriole’s game where they had a meet-and-greet with Cal Ripken Jr. They also heard from guest speakers such as Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, World Champion Wrestler Adeline Gray, in addition to our banquet host, Sage Steele of ESPN.

Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at Students can nominate themselves or be nominated for this prestigious honor. Please note the application is only a single page and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. There is no limit on the number of students that can apply or be nominated.

To learn more about the Semper Fidelis All-American Program, please check out the social media platforms where you’ll find videos and photos from the Inaugural Battles Won Academy.


Feature Story:

Instagram: @Fightingspirit

Twitter: @FightingSpirit

KPMG Future Leaders Program With Ambassador Dr. Condoleezza Rice 

KPMG, in partnership with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will host their Future Leaders Program focused on developing future generations of women leaders. Each year young women from across the nation are selected to attend a three-day summer retreat focused on leadership training and development, while also participating in a year-long mentoring program with established women leaders. Selected students will also receive a $10,000 per year scholarship for four years of college. 
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2018 and all applicants must be in their senior year of high school. 
Allan Creasy Campaign For Tennessee House District 97 Internship (Google Doc to produce a printed form) Printed applications may be scanned/photographed and emailed to
  • Applications for Spring 2018 internships are due January 19
  • Internships will also be available in the summer and fall of 2018.
  • Applicants must be juniors or seniors.
High School Internship Job Description
Allan Creasy's campaign for Tennessee House District 97 is seeking interns for spring, summer, and fall semesters in 2018. Interns will play a vital role in determining a successful campaign outcome. Interns will participate in a variety of campaign-related activities and gain real-world experience related to the following:
  • Event planning;
  • Voter contact/outreach efforts, including phone banking, canvassing, attending community events, placing yard signs and distributing printed campaign materials;
  • Marketing-related tasks, including social media marketing and targeted advertising;
  • Organizational tasks, including data entry, and campaign calendar management;
  • Research, including community events, and community organizations;
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Applicants should display the following abilities, interests and skills:
  • Strong interest in gaining political or campaign experience;
  • Computer skills, including G Suite (Google Office Suite);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility in an ever-changing environment.
District 97 residents are strongly encouraged to apply, and bilingual English/Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply (regardless of district of residence).

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Summer VetCamp


VetCAMP 2018, which is scheduled for June 17-23, 2018 is a program offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.


The application for VetCAMP 2018 will be available at ( beginning on December 1. The deadline for all application materials is January 26, 2018.


The cost of attending the program is $900 and covers lodging, meals, instruction and social activities. Financial assistance is available to students with demonstrated need. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact

The George Washington University Summer Programs For High School Students 

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.

The summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.

Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.


University of Tennessee Summer Programs 
The University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business is now hosting four business summer programs on the Knoxville campus in Summer 2018.
The BETS Program (June 13-23, 2018) is designed to introduce under-represented high school juniors (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic), first generation college students or students who receive free or reduced-cost lunch to all aspects of the business world and encourage them to seek careers in business. The students selected must be current high school juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA, show exceptional leadership potential, and have an interest in studying business.
AIM Academy (July 28-Aug 1, 2018) is designed to introduce under-represented high school sophomores (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic), first generation college students or students who receive free or reduced-cost lunch to the field of Accounting & Information Management and encourage them to seek careers in Accounting. The students selected must be current high school sophomores with at least a 3.0 GPA, show exceptional leadership potential, and have an interest in studying Accounting or business in general.
*NEW! The NeXxus Program (July 28-Aug 1, 2018) is designed to introduce female high school sophomores to the field of Supply Chain Management. The students selected must be current high school female sophomores with at least a 3.0 GPA, show exceptional leadership potential, and have an interest in studying Supply Chain Management or business in general.
*NEW! The GATE Program (July 28-Aug 1, 2018) is designed to introduce female high school sophomores to the field of Information Management and technology. The students selected must be current high school female sophomores with at least a 3.0 GPA, show exceptional leadership potential, and have an interest in studying Information Management, technology, or business in general.
You may view the BETS informational video here. Each student selected to attend any of the four Summer programs will receive a waiver to cover the costs associated with attending. Interested students must submit a completed application, provide a copy of their high school transcript, and have at least one letter of recommendation. Please note these are residential programs, so students will be required to live on campus for the duration of the program.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

Cornell's Summer College

Cornell's Summer College is one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs. It brings more than 1,500 academically talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for three- and six-week programs.

Summer College students have the unparalleled opportunity to:

  • experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
  • take real university courses,
  • work closely with Cornell's world-renowned faculty,
  • earn three to six college credits,
  • explore majors and career options,
  • get a jump on successful college applications,
  • make friends from around the world, and much, much more.

This summer, programs will be offered between June 23 and August 7 in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from architecture, business, hospitality, and engineering to international relations, science, social change, and veterinary medicine—and many more.

For more information, please visit:

University of California at Santa Barbara Summer Program
The Research Mentorship Program (RMP) and the Science & Engineering Research Academy (SERA) summer programs at UC Santa Barbara provides students in grade 9-11 with a unique opportunity to gain university-level research experience, as well as earn college credit. The programs are designed to help shape academic, professional, personal, and social development. The programs will challenge students by exposing them to the breadth of interdisciplinary, ground-breaking research currently being conducted at UCSB. 
For more information, please visit:

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Summer Program

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Veterinary Summer Experience Program. Since its establishment in 1993, this program has been successful, in large part, due to the efforts of veterinarians and school counselors who help us identify potential applicants. Your assistance is especially needed as we wish to recruit students from various ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds. The program seeks to provide worthwhile opportunities for students interested in veterinary medicine while simultaneously generating a pool of potential veterinary students. To this end, the program has been designed to provide valuable educational experiences and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession. Students will work in local veterinary practices for five weeks and then spend one week in Knoxville as guests of the veterinary college. While here, they will be involved in various educational programs including lectures, laboratories, and clinical rotations. For the entire program, the student interns will be employees of The University of Tennessee and will be covered by the University’s policies, liability coverage, and worker’s compensation program.

To apply, a student must:

  • Be a legal resident of the State of Tennessee and enrolled in a Tennessee high school or home schooled.
  • Be a current high school junior or senior at the time of application submission.
  • Be at least sixteen years of age by June 4, 2018.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be available for full time employment (40 hours/week) between June 4 - July 13, 2018
  • Have not previously participated in the Veterinary Summer Experience Program.

No exceptions will be made to the eligibility requirements listed above. Students not meeting all of the stated requirements should not apply. All applicants must submit an application, an official high school transcript, and three reference letters. Applications must be electronically submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 9, 2018. Supplemental materials must be postmarked by March  10, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status via email on or before April 30, 2018.


Naval Academy Summer Seminar 
Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for rising high school seniors to experience the academy for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders at this four-year college.
2018 Sessions:
June 2-7
June 9-14
June 16-21
Attached is a digital brochure and the website is:
Summer STEM is geared toward students currently in 8th, 9th and 10th grade, the Summer STEM residential program will give attendees an opportunity to engage in hands-on math and science activities with our faculty and midshipmen. 
2018 Sessions:
June 4-9 for current 8th graders (rising 9th graders)
June 11-16 for current 9th graders (rising 10th graders)
June 18-22 for current 10th graders (rising 11th graders)
Attached is a digital brochure and the website is:
This past summer, we hosted students from all 50 states, US territories, as well as students living abroad. Both attendees and parents raved about the experience, and we are counting on you to help spread the word about these fantastic opportunities. 
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Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Pre-College Summer Programs


Pre-College summer programs will be offered through the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. TCE will host TWO summer engineering pro­grams for rising tenth and twelfth grade students during the summer of 2018. Each program is a one-week residen­tial program for rising high school students. All students are encouraged to apply. For program information, dates, and deadlines; see the enclosed TCE Summer Program Flyer 2018.


  • Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10) = Rising tenth grade students live in a residence hall on the UT campus and engage in chemistry, ACT preparation, compete in engineering challenges, and tour an engineering industrial plant. Throughout the program, students team with each other to apply what was learned and work on an engineering design project. All eVOL10 applicants must have taken a standardized test, such as the ACT Aspire, ACT Residual, ACT, PSAT, or SAT. The deadline for this program is Friday, March 2, 2018.


       High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for Twelfth Graders (HITES12) = Rising twelfth grade students live within a residence hall on campus, engage in hands-on engineering fundamentals activities, college life sessions, compete in engineering challenges, and tour an engineering industrial plant. Throughout the program, students team with each other to apply what was learned and work on an engineering design project. All applicants must have a minimum ACT math score of 25 (SAT math score of 590). The deadline for this program is Friday, April 13, 2018.

TCE's mission is to provide students who show an interest in engineering studies an early exposure to, and preparation for, scientific study and research. Hands-on activities will spark an interest in the world of engineering and allow students to explore career opportunities. Throughout the program, participants will be challenged to apply what they have learned in engineering competitions. All applications must be received by their deadlines. For more information, please visit our website at

Christian Brother's University -Accounting Career Awareness and Diversity Program (ACADP) Summer Program
The Accounting Career Awareness and Diversity Program (ACADP) at Christian Brothers University is now accepting applications for the 2018 summer program. ACADP is a program of the School of Business at Christian Brothers University designed to increase the number of high school students from diverse ethnic groups who plan attend college and major in accounting.
Through ACADP efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting. The ACADP revolves around a one-week summer residency program for high school students. The program introduces students to career opportunities in accounting through a carefully tailored curriculum involving local university faculty and guest lecturers from business and government. Students selected for the ACADP receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, room, meals, books and supplies. Students also compete for a $20,000 scholarship to Christian Brothers University in a Case Study Competition.
 The program will run from July 15-20, 2018 and will be held on the campus of Christian Brothers University.  Eligible applicants are students currently in high school who have an interest in business and/or accounting as a career path.  Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale). 
The application deadline is June 1, 2018. However, early submissions are encouraged. This year, rolling admissions will be used so that students can plan for their other summer activities.
More information can be found on the following website:
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Journalism Camp
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) will be sponsoring an all-expenses-paid  journalism camp open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The Asian American Journalists Association will cover travel, meals and lodging for the selected students.
JCamp will take place at Wayne State University in Detroit, July 30 – August 4. 
Marshall Academy of Rising Scientists (MARS) is a four-day summer enrichment program for academically qualified high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.  From June 10-13, 36 top-flight students will explore the latest topics and career opportunities in STEM. Students will spend their days in hands-on activities that will expand their knowledge of STEM and develop their team and leadership skills. Click here to see a Schedule of Events.
Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2018-19 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated interest in and aptitude for STEM fields are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Participation in MARS is selective. We are looking for 36 students who have the “Right Stuff” for a future in STEM. Minimum requirements can be found below.  The cost to attend MARS is $325 for commuter students and $525 for students staying on campus. A $100 deposit will be required to hold the spot of successful applicants.
Click here to see photos from the 2017 MARS program.
·         Must have minimum overall GPA of 3.0. (Math and science grades may be specifically considered in our selection process.)
·         Must be a high school student in the 2018-19 school year (preference will be given to applicants entering their junior or senior year in fall 2018).
·         Must have passion for and aptitude in STEM fields.
·         Must apply by March 31 for consideration.
·         Students selected to participate must submit a $100 deposit by April 30, 2018 to reserve their spot. Full cost of MARS will be $325 for commuter students and $525 for students who stay overnight in our residence halls.

2018 County Commissioner’s Summer Youth Program


The County Commissioner’s Summer Youth Program provides opportunities for students in Shelby County to develop constructive work habits, positive attitudes, and valuable job skills necessary to enter the workforce.  During the Summer Youth Program each student will be held to the highest standards of attendance and will be assigned to departments within County Government, Corporate Sponsors and/or Non Profit Organizations with specific work needs.  Each student will adhere to the established work schedule and perform effectively the work assigned to them.  The students will be assigned a mentor and will receive developmental workshop training during the program.  Each student will receive $8.00 per hour at 37.5 hours per week.   


To be eligible for the program you must live in Shelby County, Tennessee from June 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 and must be 16 years of age and currently enrolled in school (to include trade schools, college, homeschool and public or private high school). 

Application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm online at:  or by mail, fax or email to:


                         Shelby County Board of Commissioners

                        Attn:  Summer Youth Program

                        160 N. Main Street, Suite 600

                        Memphis, TN 38103

                        Fax:  901-222-1002



WE Lead  (Women Empowered Leadership) Summer Conference 2018
When: July 16-20 
Where: Mississippi State University Campus
Who: Rising juniors and seniors 
 Birmingham Southern College Summer Entrepreneurship Camp 

Through this 5-day experience
June 10-15, 2018, students get to: 
  • Visit Birmingham-area businesses and learn from local entrepreneurs and BSC professors
  • Build valuable skills like business planning, social responsibility, marketing, budgeting, and leadership
  • Experience BSC by living and learning on campus
  • Compete for BSC Entrepreneurship Scholarships
The cost of housing and meals for the week are included in the $750 participation fee.

This opportunity is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

To apply, follow this 
link and submit their application and a quick essay before April 27, 2018.