Enrichment & Summer Programs

  For opportunities available through our SPHS Internship Program, click here.


*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

*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.  



Basic program parameters:

  • Medical Mentor/Internship Program: Participants will EITHER attend daily online sessions with presentations/interactive sessions from a variety of general pediatricians, specialists including surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, infectious disease, ophthalmologists, radiologists, child life, therapists, (i.e., physical, speech, occupational, or cognitive) OR apply and be accepted to attend an in-person program (in-person programs subject to change)
  • If selected to attend an in-person program, participants are responsible for their own transportation.
  • This program is ONLY open to qualified students from Los Angeles and its adjacent counties.
  • For In-person programs only: Must confirm that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster dose if eligible and can provide proof of vaccination and any required boosters upon request.
  • Online Session Age & Grade Requirement: Applications are accepted from high school students who are currently in the 11th or 12th grade AND born on or before 7/1/07.
  • Online Session Times/Dates: Session 1: July 10-20, 2023 Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

                                                   Session 2: July 24-August 3, 2023 Monday – Thursday - 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • In-Person Program Dates and Times and Age Requirements– will vary by facilities. Please see Facility Address & Requirement List
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at midnight
  • Applicant Notification: All students will be notified if accepted or not VIA EMAIL by Friday April 7, 2023.  (If a student has not received an email by the notification deadline, please have them send an inquiry email to [email protected]
  • No Fee: There is NO FEE required to participate.


The following documents are available on http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer

  1. Informational Flyer: Please advertise this program on your Electronic/E- Bulletins and invite interested students to go the website listed above.
  2. Getting Started
  3. Application: Online submittal
  4. Application Instructions
  5. FAQs
  6. Exit Essay Requirements
  7. Facility Address & Requirement List
  8. Submission Link for Letter(s) of Recommendation



Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Program dates: June 25 – August 5, 2023

Application Period:  January 15-March 15, 2023

The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research within the fields of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences.

Participants in the UC Davis Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work.

In addition to scientific research, the UC Davis Young Scholars Program strives to introduce participants to the climate and culture of living and learning on a university campus. Staff make every effort to model the experiences that participants will have during their first years of college.

All participants will be enrolled in five (5) units of University Group Study Credit. Assignments for the program include research notebooks, a written article of journal quality describing the research project and its conclusions, presentation of the individual project at a research symposium and presentation of research to students at the home high school. All work in the program is graded and credit will be awarded after home presentations are completed.

GRAMMY Camp is a 7-day non-residential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music. Students from across the country apply for one of the eight offered career tracks. GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.

Financial assistance is available for students who need it, and the form to apply can be found as part of the GRAMMY Camp application.