UGA Prep Program

Fill Your Summer Calendars

Photo: www.georgiacenter.uga.edu

Photo: www.georgiacenter.uga.edu

The end of the school year is creeping up which means it’s time for students to look for summer opportunities. Don’t spend another summer on the couch watching Netflix, get out of the house! There is so much to do, like going to the beach, traveling abroad, studying for the SAT/ACT or getting a job. However, you don’t even have to go out of the state to have an active summer. Below is a list of diverse activities to book up your summer calendar.

People of all ages can volunteer to help out the community through different service projects. Pace Academy is partnered with service organizations including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Trinity Night Shelter and Hands On Atlanta. Each of these projects require signing up in advance, but they are definitely worth it. Service projects are a great way to get involved, and they are perfect for fulfilling the service hours requirement at Pace.

Are you thinking about a career in healthcare or medicine? Mini Medical School is a one-week intro to medicine program at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the University of Georgia. This program is offered to students between the ages of 11 and 15. Participants can choose between the day camp for $360 or the overnight camp for $810. For a great price, students learn about human anatomy, DNA, surgeries, health and X-rays. Health experts including dentists, surgeons and other doctors help out at the camp to give students the experience of being with adult professionals in certain fields.

The National Student Leadership Conference has 19 summer programs for students between the ages of 15 and 18. Their programs offer a wide range of subjects including business, sports management, government, law, CSI, medicine, nursing, environmental science, neuroscience, journalism, leadership, game design and theater.

Students who are interested have the option to enroll in NSLC at 10 different schools, including Georgia Tech, Georgetown, UCLA, Yale, Harvard and Northwestern. Last year, 70 countries were represented at NSLC programs. The program is not cheap, but families can apply for scholarships. NSLC awards over $500,000 in scholarship money each year. This would be a fabulous program to enjoy a learning and living experience on a college campus for students looking towards the future.

For rising juniors and seniors, the University of Georgia offers two week-long sessions of a University Prep Program at the end of June and the beginning of July. This is a program for students who are ready to learn the college campus as well as explore their academic and extracurricular interests for the future. Students stay in a residential hall for $950 and learn independent living, and personal statement and essay writing skills during the camp.

Before applying to college, many students seek out opportunites to engage in an internship. This can be a paid or unpaid internship in whatever area students are interested in pursuing. If you are looking for an internship, there are many resources at your fingertips here at Pace Academy. College counselors are wonderful to go to for advice and internship information.

For students interested in science, Mr. Jonathan Day is your go-to man. Constantly posting internship possibilities on FirstClass, Mr. Day is on top of all things science in and outside of Georgia. In this day and age, it is a lot easier to research internship opportunities. Just go to a computer or your handheld device and begin to explore what is right for you!