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Summer Opportunities

Scroll through this page to see summer opportunities available to Franklin High School students.

Macon County STEM Coffee House

This is the last STEM Coffeehouse for this year. Dr. Enrique Gomez will be discussing Black Holes.

Date: April 17

Where: Rathskeller downtown

Time: 3:30 – 5:00

To register, visit

High School Opportunities

Independent Project – Any high school student interested in electrical and mechanical engineering.
This is not a paid opportunity but it would look GREAT on a resume. A local individual has a project! The description is below. Please let me know if you
The project that I would like assistance with is as follows. I live on a private road that serves other homes as well. It has a section, approximately 550 feet in length, with two blind curves and is a single track with no pull-offs. I would like to set up a signal system that advises ascending & descending vehicles that there is vehicle already in this section and to wait for a clear section before advancing. Additionally this section has a 12 -15 percent grade so the safety factor involved is quite high. If you are interested in this project, please email Jennifer Love.

High School Assistant – MVI Summer Camps June 12-16, 2017
Invention Project and Science Olympiad Camps – This is also a volunteer position. Camp runs from 9:00 – 12:00 each day. Please let me know if you are looking for some volunteer work!

Community to Careers Institute – June 12-16, 2017 from 9:00 – 3:00
Cost $25.00 plus money for lunch (scholarships are available)

Registration visit

Carolina Sports Journalism Camp

The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp is now accepting applications. Rising high school juniors and seniors with an interest in sports and media are encouraged to apply. This four-day residential workshop will include instructional sessions on sports broadcasting, sports writing, sports photography and much, much more. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.

The Carolina Sports Journalism Camp will include classroom study and practice in the field. The camp will feature visiting sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference, write a sports feature story and experience what it’s like to work on a sports media deadline.

Program date: June 28- July 1

Application deadline: April 1

For more information visit

Old Edwards Inn and Spa

For anyone interested in a summer job Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, NC has the following summer job openings: Pool Attendant, Bussers, Servers, Spa Attendants.

If you are interested please contact:

Pat Turnbull
Human Resources Manager
137 S. 4th Street
Highlands, NC 28741

William & Mary

The National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD), a joint project of the College of William & Mary and the colonial Williamsburg Foundation, invite you r students to apply to our NIAHD Pre-college Summer Program in Early American History. The highly successful Pre-college Program accepts students who will be rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors by this summer. Students earn four hours off college credit for an exciting, in-depth study in early American History.

Session 1: June 25 – July 15, 2017

Session 2: July 16 – August 5, 2017

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

For more information visit

Roanoke College

The Roanoke College Summer Institute (RCSI) is a four-week program for college credit. It is designed to provide a true college experience and ease the transition from high school to college life. RCSI combines engaging courses with peer mentoring, athletic and social programming, along with college preparatory workshops to promote a strong foundation to start college. From developing time management skills to preparing college application essays, experts will provide valuable instruction to complement the curricular and co-curricular experience. those students who successfully complete the program and enroll in Roanoke College as a regular student will receive a $2500 scholarship toward their tuition.

Program date: July 2- 29

Application due: May 15

For more information visit


Forest to Classroom

The Forest to Classroom (F2C) professional development program was created to connect educators to forest resources in North Carolina and assist with forest education in the classroom.The program format will vary, but will include tours of a variety of natural areas, chances to interact and learn from professionals within the natural resources and forestry community, tours of production facilities, and training in environmental education curriculum to promote classroom implementation.  In Forest to Classroom, teachers also lead their own professional development though participation in a forum and an implementation assembly.  This arrangement provides every F2C teacher an opportunity to share their expertise as well as gain knowledge to meet their individual needs.

costs: $50 ( all meals and travel is provided during the program. )

Registration will be open until May 19, 2017

For more information visit


North Carolina Senate Page Program

The N.C. Senate Page Program is and exciting, week-long program open to current high school students, ages 14-18. The Senate Page Program will allow students the opportunity to observe and participate in our state’s legislative process, attend and asset with daily Senate sessions and committee meetings, assist in individual senator’s offices, earn community service hours, meet and talk with their sponsoring senator, and much more…

Applications for the 2017 session are currently available in Senate offices.

For more information, visit the Senate Page Program’s website:


Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and the will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professions in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical and health professional.

Program dates: June 25-30 and July 23-28, 2017

Costs: $1,000 (excluding travel fees)

for more information or questions visit


Furman Summer Scholars

Have any plans for the summer?

If you want to do something really incredible with your summer, be a part of Summer Scholars. It’s an opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, live on campus, and get a taste of college life.

Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!

Two sessions: July 9-15 & July 16-22

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

One week session: $1,200

Two week session: $2,200 ($200 savings)

For course information and to register, visit

Summer Ventures


Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM) provides an opportunity for students to foster identifies interests in science and mathematics with its enriched program in a university research setting. SVSM continues to attach North Carolina’s most motivated and academically prepared students.


SVSM is competitive entry by application only. Selected students participate in a rigorous, four-week academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth and development in science and mathematics. Students should be aware that the admissions committee evaluates both their academic record and their motivation to pursue science and mathematics activities beyond the classroom. SVSM is a state-supported initiative and there are NO program costs for participants.


Application timeline

Please read carefully as we have changes to both dates and procedures. Applications are to be completed online and can be accessed from out website at As part of the application process, applicants must secure evaluations from a science or math teacher and her or her current guidance counselor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ask their teacher and counselor to complete an evaluation on their behalf.


April 4, 2017: Applicant status available to students

April 6, 2017: Deadline for student acceptance or decline

Summer at Duke – 2017 Available Now!


Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors and experience a truly international program. Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world.

You can visit to review the 2017 programs dates and details:

If you are currently in Grades 10 or 11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.

If you are currently in grades 9-12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy.

2017 Summer College for High School Students


Arrival- July 9, 2017

Departure- August 4, 2017


Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students. If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2016. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in a international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conductive to collegiate success.

Why choose Duke for your summer college experience?

  • Earn college credit while studying in classes with Duke undergraduate students and international peers.
  • Enjoy an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.
  • Enjoy attending optional fill series, academic expos and academic advising to enhance your academic and residential experience.
  • Experience authentic college residential life by living in an undergraduate residence hall on Dike University’s world-renowned campus

For more information please contact [email protected] or email Dr. Nicki Charles at [email protected].


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