Summer Opportunities


College Essay Guy

We're excited to be partnering with College Essay Guy again this year to offer you a number of awesome college application resources and virtual workshops.

Or, if you prefer an in-person option, I will teach a similar course in September on a SATURDAY. Click here to add your name.

LHS students can join any or all of the live online courses listed below:

  • Personal Statement Boot Camp (May 24-28)

  • Personal Statement Boot Camp (June 14-18)

  • Personal Statement Boot Camp (August 9-13)

  • Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course: (August 31 & September 2)

  • Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course (Oct 2 & 3)

Here’s how to register:

  1. Go to this registration page.

  2. Enter your name and PERSONAL email (not Lex1).

  3. Decide which workshops you’d like to join for.

  4. You’re done! Put the dates and time in your calendar, and keep an eye on your email with next steps and instructions for the assignments to complete and how to join the live events.

Quick info on College Essay Guy:

  • Ethan wrote the current bestselling book on the personal statement, College Essay Essentials

  • He’s well-regarded in the college admissions field and is considered one of the go-to resources on college essays

  • His website has hundreds of free resources for applying to college

  • He has a cool podcast!

In case you’re curious, this syllabus maps out what Ethan will cover during the summer personal statement boot camp.

Can’t make the live course dates? You’ll have access to the courses through the end of the year, and recordings of the sessions will be available to all who sign up.

University of South Carolina

I wanted to reach out to you to let you know about one of UofSC's signature events: Summer Seniors. This recruitment program is designed for African American rising high school seniors from South Carolina. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions started the Summer Seniors program in 2008, and over the years we have expanded the program to engage with more students. To date, more than 1,000 students have participated in the program, with a majority of those students enrolling at the university. We are excited to offer three sessions your students can apply for this year:

Session 1: Saturday, June 19 (in-person)
Session 2: Saturday, July 17 (in-person)
Session 3: August 3-5 (virtual)

Students selected to attend will learn about the admissions process and college application preparation, explore academic interests and discover what it is like to be a student at UofSC.

Visit the Summer Seniors website to learn more about this exclusive program. If you have questions, contact me at or 803-777-7644.

Please share this information with parents and encourage your students to apply by Monday, May 10 to be considered for the program.

Go Gamecocks!

Bridgett "BT" Tabor

University of Vermont Summer Online Academy

  • Adventures in Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Science and Human Disease
  • Drones for Environmental Mapping
  • Facing Environmental Futures
  • Health and Medicine
  • Storytelling with Photographs
These are just a few topics offered this summer.

Click here for the information about the whole event.

SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics Outreach Center Summer Camps 2021

To view all the flyers about Governor's School Summer programs click here.

All camp applications are open and filling quickly. The application deadline is May 15, 2021.

Families may apply for need-based financial assistance for Summer STEM and GoSciTech.

The financial assistance deadline is April 15, 2021 for these programs. If applying after April 15, please check with the camp director to see if aid is still available.

Because of the generous support and sponsorships from businesses, individuals, and foundations, this summer students accepted and enrolled in our CREATEng and iTEAMS day camp programs will receive a full scholarship that covers the camp fees. Students who attend schools in either the Georgetown County School District or the Orangeburg County School District will receive a priority registration for the day camps in these partner school districts.

Learn more about each of our programs and APPLY TODAY @

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