South Pasadena High School

Enrichment & Summer Programs



For internship opportunities available outside of our SPHS Internship Program, click here.


Summer is a great time to enrich your experiences through several different types of programs.

 Here are some general links to get you started on your search for 

finding the program that is just right for you!

*Naviance: in your individualized Naviance account, go to the "College" tab, look under the "College Research" box, and click on 'enrichment programs'

*Summer Discovery: High school pre-college and study abroad programs.  SUMMER 2021 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

*Discovery Internships: internship opportunities for high school students. 

*TeenLife – Guide to overnight Summer Programs, Gap Year Programs, Community Service and more.  TeenLife provides a directory of enrichment programs for students in grades 7-12, along with regular content to support strong teen growth & decision making.  


~Study Abroad Opportunities~ 

 * ASSE International Student Exchange Program: an exchange program that develops leadership skills, self-confidence, and a greater understanding of the world in countries through Europe, Asia, and the Americas

* Oxbridge AcademicPrograms: for over 30 years,Oxbridge has been running programs for intellectually ambitious students in Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, Paris, Montpellier, Salamanca, Barcelona, New York, and Los Angeles

* Oxford Royale Academy: Fuel your ambitions this summer with Oxford Royale Academy's summer schools, taking place in Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious locations.

Rustic Pathways: innovative and responsible travel experiences for students to positively impact lives and communities around the world

* School Year Abroad (SYA): high school study abroad program

* BROADREACH: 70 programs in over 40 different countries in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.  New programs for this summer include ways for students to explore photography in Italy and an introduction to veterinary medicine in the Bahamas.  Other programs: Caribbean Dive & Sail Voyages, Marine Science, Animal Science, Photography & Multimedia, Advanced Scuba, Sailing, Language & Culture, STEM and Medicine.  


2020 - 2021 PROGRAMS

As one of The University of California's 9 campuses, UC Santa Barbara is internationally renowned for it's teaching and research. Located in Santa Barbara, UCSB provides students with the opportunity to learn while enjoying a view of the beach and the Santa Ynez mountains. UC Santa Barbara specializes in research mentorship, surfing, and marine science so students can take advantage of their proximity to the ocean.

Join us on campus at UC Santa Barbara this summer!

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Perry Virtual Experience

What is PVE?

The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedics and/or engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online mock orthopaedic surgery simulations and biomechanics experiments.

Perry Outreach Program alumnae are welcome to register for a PVE session. If you are new to the Perry Initiative, participating in the PVE will not disqualify you from a POP at a later date.

How can I attend?

You are welcome to register for any session that works for your schedule, and you can find those on our upcoming program calendar. Please only register for one session. Sessions have limited capacity and will be filled first come, first serve. The unique registration link for each Perry Virtual Experience session can be found on the calendar event page.

Before you register

Please check your schedule carefully before applying to the program. Applying to the program when you cannot attend takes a spot away from someone who was interested and available.

Make sure you have access to a stable internet connection on computer or laptop with a keyboard, camera, and Zoom capabilities ahead of time. Even though we cannot all be together in person, this will be an interactive experience and one that cannot be achieved on your cell phone.


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Greetings from UCI Division of Continuing Education! We are happy to announce new online courses for high school students launching this Fall!


Students can apply now for the following Experience University Research courses offered live online Oct. 3 – Dec. 12:

  • Web Programming with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript & React
  • Advanced Writing Composition for STEM
  • Intro to Sustainability
  • Business Project Management with Data Analytics


More options available in Winter and Spring quarters.



Our new non-credit course, Higher Education 101: A Guide to Top U.S. Universities, is also open for enrollment. The first session starts October 12, and local students can enroll in all three Fall sessions for the price of one! Reply to this email to receive your discount code.


Now’s the chance to learn new skills, enhance university applications, and get a head start on your dream career!