By Lauren Lee, Marketing and Outreach Specialist
With the spring semester well underway, it’s time to begin planning for the summer ahead! Explore this summer’s suite of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies online Academic Enrichment Programs, now supported by the Outreach Programs division of Stanford Online High School (OHS). These programs provide high school students with the opportunity to dive deep into a single topic – from the Humanities to Mathematics – beyond what is regularly taught in their school curriculum. Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes and Stanford University Mathematics Camp courses are primarily taught by Stanford OHS instructors, many of whom hold advanced degrees in their fields. Since the programs are not for credit, students have the freedom to explore the subjects they are passionate about without the pressure of grades or assessments.
There are several sessions that will take place from late June through early August. Applications are now open for all programs, and financial aid is available. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2022. To learn more and apply, visit: spcs.stanford.edu/programs.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course. Students attend courses designed, created, and taught by instructors who are knowledgeable in their fields and passionate about teaching. Throughout the session, students build connections with peers from around the world through group projects, student life workshops, and fun community events.
Program Length: 2 weeks
- Biomedical Engineering
- Business Strategy
- Design Your Life with Philosophy
- Discrete Mathematics
- Gender and Queerness
- The Nature of Evil
- Writing for Film and Television
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute
In Stanford Summer Humanities Institute, students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Courses are taught through on-demand video lectures from a Stanford professor, daily class meetings led by Stanford graduate student teaching assistants, and a one-on-one virtual meeting with the professor. In each course, participants tap into Stanford University's excellence in the humanities and social sciences—exploring texts and ideas at a profound level, writing college-level papers, and communicating complex arguments in their academic writing and discussion sections.
Program Length: 2 weeks
- Ancient Rome and Its Legacies
- Magical Realism: One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Racial Identity in the American Imagination
- The American Enlightenment
- The Greeks and Beyond
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) welcomes a select group of mathematically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics. Each student attends one of two courses, both of which build on topics central to mathematics through their historical significance and their relevance to current lines of mathematical research. Through daily problem sets, live online instruction sessions, guest lectures, and more, students engage in deep exploration of mathematics and develop as mathematicians.
Program Length: 3 weeks
- Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
- Algebraic Topology