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. 

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

  • Online
  • Visual Art

Register here

  1. Attending Art School in the US and Careers in Art and Design*
    Wednesday, July 20 from 6:00-7:00am PDT and 4:00-5:00pm PDT
    Studying in the United States presents many exciting and diverse opportunities for an undergraduate student. This workshop will cover an array of topics including the types of programs and degrees offered at art schools, accreditation, application requirements, and more. Representatives will also provide examples of career pathways within the fields of art and design.

    2. Creating a Dynamic Art Portfolio*
    Wednesday, August 3 from 6:00-7:00am PDT and 4:00-5:00pm PDT
    This workshop is designed for students (all grades and levels of experience) who are looking for tips on creating an art portfolio. Representatives from the ArtPod will share examples of student artwork, discuss portfolio requirements, and answer questions about the application process.

    3. Ideation: From Ideas to Solutions*
    Wednesday, August 17 from 6:00-7:00am PDT and 4:00-5:00pm PDT
    Ideation is the process of generating ideas and solutions through sessions such as sketching, researching, prototyping, brainstorming, and a wealth of other ideation techniques. This session will help you transition from identifying problems to creating solutions to strengthen your portfolio.

 

  • Ages 14-18
  • 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
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Online
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Writing

https://brandeis.precollegeprograms.org/?utm_campaign=BU%3A%20Guidance%20Counselor%3A%202022%20Summer%20Announcement&utm_source=email&utm_medium=hs_email&utm_content=bu_gc_summer_courses

Courses: Civil Litigation, Environmental Sciences, Women's Health, Global Health

Multiple 2-week and 4-week sessions available. 

  • Ages 14-18
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Game
  • Math
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Pre-University
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technology
  • Writing

https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/?utm_campaign=apply&utm_content=c&utm_source=admission&utm_medium=email

Opening Day: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Orientation Day: Sunday, July 3, 2022

First Day of Classes: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

In-person 3,4,6 week offerings available. 

International Student Arrival: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Earnly Application Deadline: Feb 9th, 2022. 11:59pm EST.

Application Deadline: March 16th, 2022. 11:59pm EST.

  • Ages 14-18
  • 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
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Online

Free live, interactive Masterclasses designed for high school students aged between 15 and 18. They’re an ideal opportunity for your students to learn more about career opportunities in the fast-expanding experience economy.

They will discover 3 topics: The new world of luxury; How to create a memorable event; The art of leadership in a multicultural world.

As an added incentive to attend, we are also offering a chance to win one free place at a week-long summer camp in Switzerland, Spain or UK. To enter the prize draw, a student needs to attend at least two of the three Masterclasses, participate in the polls and submit a short essay (300 words) on the topic they liked most and how it could help them in deciding their future career.
Masterclass 1 - Discover the New World of Luxury
23rd, 25th and 26th April 2022

Masterclass 2 - Event Management: Creating a Memorable Experience

30th April, 2nd and 3rd May 2022

Masterclass 3: The Art of Leadership and Multicultural Team Management

7th, 9th and 10th May 2022

 

 

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technology

https://www.horizoninspires.com/

Horizon Academic is a trimester-long online research program for extraordinary high school students interested in doing undergraduate-level research. 

Please refer to its website for more information. 

  • Ages 14-18
  • 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
  • Design
  • Online
  • Social Science

Online & Online + Live Courses for High School students

Features: Personal mentor; final assignment—The Insider’s Challenge; Students earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris. Courses include:

Inside The Business Of Fashion And Luxury

Inside Fashion Design: Becoming A Designer For The 21st Century

Sustainability: The Future Of Fashion

Build Your Own Fashion Brand

Delivery Time: Multiple 2- and 4-week sessions

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Math
  • Online
  • Pre-University

Who: Senior School Students Age 16-19 who are interested in Maths (and is not attending class at this time)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What: Every Thursday at 17:00, we'll be livestreaming one hour of maths problems, puzzles, mini-lectures, and Q&A. It's free, interactive, casual, and relaxed, with an emphasis on solving problems, building fluency, and looking ahead at links to university maths. It's mostly aimed at two sets of people; those who are about to start an undergraduate Mathematics (or joint honours) degree later this year, and those who are thinking of applying later this year to start a Maths degree next year, but everyone is welcome. Whether you're the only person you know who's interested in mathematics, or if you're an entire sixth-form maths club looking for more maths content, we're here for you! The livestreams are on YouTube, so you can join us live or watch it back later at any time. 

Join us at https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/r/club.

Questions? Please email oomc@maths.ox.ac.uk.

  • Ages 16 - 18
  • Medicine
  • Online
  • Pre-University
  • Science
  • STEM

RSVP for March 9th @ 7:30pm EST Masterclass HERE>>

RSVP for March 10th @ 6pm PST Masterclass HERE >>

PreMedSKL helps Grade 10-12 Students become FutureMDs™ through our unique super-curriculum program:

  • Shadowships: Get into the minds of specialists from 11 medical disciplines to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a doctor.
  • Habits: We will work with you to build MD Habits - the core habits that signal to committees you are a doer and can become a successful doctor.
  • Earn Certificates: Show early commitment to your medical career by earning certificates of achievement from Queen's University.
  • Mentorship: Our world-class doctors, residents and medical students are here to help you step-by-step to make sure you fast-track your journey to becoming a FutureMD™.
  • ​Science Fairs: Since many of our faculty are world-class medical researchers or have won major research awards, you will also be exposed to ideas and tactics to accelerate your science fair projects.

“I created PreMedSKL to give Gr 10-12 students an immersive experience in medicine. I wanted them to clearly understand the significant impact that they will have on the lives of patients by choosing a career in medicine.”

Dr. Sanjay Sharma, MD, MSc (Epid), FRCS, MBA

Founder, PreMedSKL |  Professor of Ophthalmology |  Queen's University School of Medicine

 

  • Ages 16 - 18
  • Engineering
  • Online
  • STEM
  • Technology

https://queensconnections.ca/summer-programs/qsea-senior/

For aspiring engineers in grade 9, 10 or 11. This program presents students with an overview of engineering using lab facilities and thought-provoking projects to inform and engage students without being technically overwhelming. 

Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Mechatronics, ECE, Mining, Geo, Physics, Applied Math

Dates: July - August 

Delivery: Online

  • Ages 14-18
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Volunteer/Work

Future Sciences Leader (FSL)

Future Science Leaders can be a multi-year program. All prospective students apply to the first-year program called Discover.

Each week of Discover, you will participate in innovative learning and skill-building activities in a wide variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and math) topics led by diverse experts and professionals. The topics covered each week will vary depending on the expert leading the session; some examples include disease modelling with a mathematician, PCR analysis with a geneticist, and machine learning with a quantum physicist. You will learn about career paths into STEAM, create a life-long network of peers, and unleash your creative potential in a supportive environment.

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Volunteer/Work

Teen Advisory Program (TAG)

The TAG team is Science World's Teen Advisory Group. The team plans, promotes, and runs the Science World Extravagant Evening for Teens (SWEET) events at Science World. To organize the SWEET events, Teen Advisory Group members meet several times a month with Science World's Youth Program Specialist to come up with engaging event themes, programs, digital content, and guest presenters of actual interest to teens.

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Volunteer/Work

High School Students Work Experience

Offers are made on first-come first-serve basis. Apply early as positions are filled up quickly!

We offer all Metro Vancouver students in Grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer work experience at Science World. The placements are three-weeks-long (60 to 80 hours) and are aligned with the school-year calendar. Teachers are invited to sign up students they feel would benefit from a placement at Science World.

 

  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Leadership
  • Online
  • Services

https://shouldertoshoulder.com/about/

For students to become the next generation of ethical leaders, they need to engage their intellect, curiosity, and sense of obligation to foster a foundation for ethics-based leadership. Sample programs like: 

DALLAS, TX: Building Healthy Communities Through Urban Farming

Dates: June 26-July 3, 2022
Learn about food deserts, racial injustice, and nutrition while working on an urban farm.

KENYA: Empowering Women, Educating Children, Sustainable Ecosystems

Dates: June 21-July 8, 2022
Assist in the construction of an eco-center, support projects for orphaned and vulnerable children, and learn about creating regenerative agricultural practices to fight the impact of climate change.

 

  • Ages 14-17
  • Leadership

More information here

Every student travel company boasts about having the best safety record or most qualified staff, but few deliver on those and other promises like Rustic Pathways.

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

  • Ages 14-18
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Pre-University
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technology

DEEP Academy

The Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) is designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math. DEEP provides students from around the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business, and science disciplines.

Programming will take place from 9:30–3:30 PM ET. Please note: only one course can be taken each week. 

Week 1: July 4–8, 2022

Week 2: July 11–15, 2022

Week 3: July 18–22, 2022

Week 4: July 25–29, 2022

Brilliant Manufacturing Processess (BMP); Designing Our Cities (DOC);Experimenting with Elements (EXE); Health Technologies and Pharmaceutical (PHP); Intelligent Computing Operations (ICO); Physics and Dynamics Fundamentals (PDF);Research in Autonomous Robots (RAR).

 

  • Ages 14-18
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Online
  • Visual Art

For anyone interested in a future career in design, the Daniels Design Discovery is a great opportunity to experience the intensive studio culture that characterizes most architecture programs. Our programs allow participants to build up a collection of drawings and models that will complement an admissions portfolio. Students are able to use the design facilities at the Daniels Building at 1 Spadina Crescent.

In Person Program

Course 1 - Site & Form June 27 - July 8, 2022* (9-day course - no program on Canada Day)

Course 2 - Architecture & the City July 11 - July 22, 2022

All courses run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Online Program

Session 1

Course 1 – Site Mapping June 27 - June 30, 2022* (*4-day week - no program on Canada Day)

Course 2 – Form Finding July 4 - July 8, 2022

Course 3 – Design Thinking  July 11 - July 15, 2022

Course 4 – Expanded Context July 18 - July 22, 2022

Session 2

Course 1 – Site Mapping July 25 - July 29, 2022

Course 2 – Form Finding August 2 - August 5, 2022* (*4-day week - no program on Civic Holiday)

Course 3 – Design Thinking  August 8 - August 12, 2022

Course 4 – Expanded Context  August 15 - August 19, 2022

All courses run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Ages 15 - 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