Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs – both academic and non-academic – are excellent opportunities for students to learn more about themselves, their skill sets, and explore their interests outside of the regular classroom setting. Enrichment programs are also a great way for students to begin making connections between their interests and post-secondary planning. 

Due to COVID-19, many summer program providers have shifted to online delivery.  Please use filter "Online" to search for virtual offerings. We will bring more opportunities back after 2020-2021 school year starts. 

Please note: We are highlighting programs that we have received information on. This is by no means an exhaustive list of opportunities open to high school students.

Meadowridge School does not promote any particular provider nor receive any financial interests.

Many of these enrichment programs would meet the Gold Project Requirement for Duke of Edinburgh (DoE). Please refer to DoE Program details.

Duke of Ed Gold Project Details

  • Humanities
  • Leadership
  • Online
  • Politics
  • Social Science

https://experiencescanada.ca/program-guide/

Allyship - STARTS JANUARY 2022

Do the Work! Youth Forum on Allyship will explore topics in social justice as well as develop allyship and advocacy competencies among youth. This Winter Experiences Canada will deliver a series of six bi-weekly webinars and supporting online education program for 60 youth ages 14-18, as well as one group of 8-10 youth ages 19-25. Selected topics for this first-year’s program will include: Reconciliation; Cultural Racism; Mental Health; LGBTQ2+; Environmental Racism; Disability Justice, and Social Media Impacts.

The program will culminate with a 3-day National Forum on Allyship (anticipated to be in person in Winnipeg in Spring, 2022) where youth participants will have the opportunity to apply their training, to share their ideas and strategies for community action and youth engagement and to work collaboratively to produce their own webinar/podcast on youth allyship. The older cohort of youth will become youth leaders for the Forum facilitating activities and mentoring youth through their presentations.

Age range: 12 to 17 years

Key Dates: Starts January 2022

 

  • Ages 11 -13
  • Ages 14-17
  • Arts
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Languages
  • Online
  • Pre-University

https://precollege.barnard.edu/prebaccalaureate

This program is open to young women who are high school juniors, seniors, or gap year students. 

Class Dates: June 28th – August 6th
Reading Days: August 9th & 10th
Exam Period: August 11th – August 16th

Join Barnard faculty and students this summer for a 6-week virtual course in subjects like Anthropology, Economics, English, Film, and more. Our Pre-Baccalaureate offerings give students the opportunity to participate in the course 100% virtually.  

Students will earn three college credits for every completed course and receive an official Barnard transcript upon successful completion of the program. Applications are due April 15th, 2021. 

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • Science

More information here

Civil Litigation: Go Behind the Scenes of a Lawsuit

Climate Change: Inside the Science and Advocacy

Women's Health: Biology and Wellness
Global Health: When the World Gets Sick

Multiple 2- and 4-week sessions.

Learn asynchronously, time/dates flexible.

  • ages 13-18
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film
  • Int'l Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Online
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Veterinary
  • Writing

https://investin.org/pages/choose-your-career

Learn from top doctors, lawyers, engineers, psychologists, investment bankers and software engineers in a live, interactive environment. All programmes take place on weekends and are delivered live online in EST. 

Students can click on any career below to see full details and register now. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first-served basis. Please share this email with relevant students and parents so they can register.  

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Social Science

https://www.bccpa.ca/become-a-cpa/get-involved/cpa-ambassadors


Complete the application form and describe in 60-100 words why you would make a great CPA High School Ambassador. Submit both by email to ambassadors@bccpa.ca before the application deadline (December 3, 2021).

Deadline: December 3, 2021 

 

 

  • Ages 8-18
  • Computer Science
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • STEM

http://www.csrecitations.com/

AFTER SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE

Coding for Kids and Teens 

Location: online delivery

  • Ages 14-18
  • Online
  • Science
  • STEM

https://www.numerade.com/bootcamps/#prep_camp

Numerade has created free virtual STEM bootcamps students can take from home. These boot amps feature lesson videos taught by expert STEM teachers.  Courses include: Pre-Calc, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Algebra, Geometry.

 

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Int'l Relations
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • Social Science

https://georgetown.precollegeprograms.org/

Location(s): Online

Various 2- and 4-week sessions throughout the year

For students ages 13 and up

 

  • Ages 13 - 15
  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Online
  • STEM
  • Technology

https://www.idtech.com/

Unlock your child's brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education. Guided by elite tech rockstars from universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU, they'll have fun, advance their skills fast, and join a community of 500,000 aspiring innovators. For ages 7-19.

 

  • Ages 14-18
  • Arts
  • Contest
  • Writing

https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/how-to-enter/

https://ors.artandwriting.org/Login

Dates: October 16 - November 20, 2021
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2021

 

  • Ages 8-18
  • Leadership

More information here

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Check each specific program's deadline, cost and dates. 

  • Ages 14-18
  • Engineering
  • Online
  • STEM

https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/programming/general-information/events/all-girls/

For girls from Grade 8 to Grade 12

Events Run from October 2021 – March 2022
Morning Sessions: 10AM – 3PM

Afternoon Sessions: 4:30PM – 6:30PM

Deliver: UBC Vancouver Campus or Online

All Events are FREE

 

 

  • ages 13-18
  • Arts
  • Contest
  • Writing

https://ukings.ca/events/essay-writing-contest/

King’s is excited to announce the question for this year’s Essay Writing Contest! We’re inviting all grade twelve students to answer the following question: what book written before you were born should Canadians read and why? To participate in the contest, students should pick one text (which can be a play, a graphic novel, or even a film) written by an author of any nationality, and answer the question in less than 1000 words focusing exclusively on their text. No additional research is necessary. The winner will receive all of their Foundation Year Program books for free at the King’s Co-op Bookstore, and the winning essay will be published on the King’s website.

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021

 

  • Ages 16 - 18
  • Online
  • Science
  • STEM

https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItceipqj4pG9bYzxuEaemgQDoVnzs9yhOl

STEM Fellowship is a Canadian registered charity that uses mentorship and experiential learning to equip the next generation of change-makers. We present a new philosophy for student-driven experiential learning in STEM and provide our fellows with tools that will help them in the current STEM research and education ecosystem. We are a virtual meeting place for advanced STEM learning. A place where students can collaborate to develop their ideas and discuss them with world-class experts. 

We have the pleasure of hosting a seminar on Planetary Robotics that will be presented by a researcher that collaborates with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. His research seeks to enable future planetary rovers to drive safely and autonomously over long distances on the surface of the Moon and Mars. This seminar will be an introduction to Planetary Robotics.

Thursday, December 2nd from 7-8 pm EDT!

Location: online delivery

  • Ages 14-18
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Online
  • Science
  • STEM

https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-science-quest/programs/winter-2021-programs

Dates: varies
Duration: 5-12 weeks
Location(s): online

 

  • Ages 11 -13
  • Ages 13 - 15
  • Ages 16 - 18
  • Online
  • Pre-University

https://experiencescanada.ca/program-guide/

Our new virtual Career choices program aims to create online resources to support youth in planning for post-secondary – whether that is continuing in school, or venturing out to the workplace. The goal of this program is to help high school students navigate the many possibilities that are available to them after high school, help them sort through online resources, and to build youth’s awareness and confidence in the skills that they already possess.

Age range: 15-18 years

Key Dates: Monthly webinars start October 5  2021. 

 

 

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Music
  • Online
  • Performing Arts

https://experiencescanada.ca/program-guide/

The This! Is Canada – Virtual Choir is made up of youth between the ages of 11-17 from across the country. Participants gather weekly for rehearsals with professional voice coaches to rehearse, record, and create videos for Canadian songs. To accommodate the holiday season we’ll be running 2 x 6-week sessions running from Nov 9 to Dec 14, and Feb 1 to March 8. Youth are invited to sign up for one or both sessions!

Age range: 11-17 years

Key Dates: Applications for our fall session close November 7, session starts November 9

 

  • Ages 11 -13
  • Ages 14-17
  • Arts
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Online
  • Politics
  • Social Science

https://experiencescanada.ca/all-exchanges/virtual-exchanges/

Introduced as a response to the pandemic, our virtual exchange programs offers youth the opportunity to learn more about their community and another community in Canada from the comfort and safety of their own home. Offered to groups and individual youth, once participants have completed four modules, they are pre approved for in person travel once it is safe to do so. All completed project are uploaded to our This! Is Canada – Virtual Map of Canada.

Age range: 12 to 17 years

 

  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Business
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • Psychology
  • Science

https://wfuonline.precollegeprograms.org/?utm_campaign=WF%3A%20Guidance%20Counselor%3A%202021%20Winter%20Announcement&utm_source=email&utm_medium=hs_email&utm_content=wf_gc_winter_courses

Courses: Business, Medicine, Cancer Medicine, Psychology, Sports Medicine, Bioscinece, Women's Medicine

Multiple 2- and 4-week sessions. For students completing grades 9-12, ages 13+.

Location: online delivery

  • Ages 14-18