Stanford’s Pre-Collegiate Studys

Stanford Summer Arts Institute NEW PROGRAM – Students in grades 9 – 11 engage in courses that stand at the intersection of the arts and science showing that the arts are at the heart of what we do and want to be. Our courses take a multilayered, interdisciplinary approach to understanding our relationship to music, visual design, and performance. Students can choose among six courses ranging from Music Perception to Architecture, Drawing, and Design. Admission is rolling until full.

Stanford Summer College Academy – Students ages 16-19 take courses that have three weeks in a live, real-time online class and three weeks on the beautiful Stanford campus. Students can chose among 21 courses in a variety of subjects and earn Stanford Continuing Studies credit. This hybrid program is ideal for students wanting college credit yet don’t have a full eight weeks to be on campus. Extended application deadline is April 1, 2016.

Summer Humanities Institute – Students currently in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors. Students spend the first two weeks intensively studying and researching a topic in history, literature, or philosophy, attending daily lectures by the faculty members, and participating in group discussions and activities in the afternoon. During their third week, students work closely with their professors, graduate students, and writing mentors to produce original research projects. Admission is rolling until full.

Summer Institutes – Students currently in grades 8 – 11 engage in intensive study, single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions, and interests. Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed houses. Refer to our course listing for information regarding which courses are full, waitlist only, or still open to new applications. Extended application deadline is March 30, 2016.

University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses – For students who have surpassed their high school’s math and physics curriculum, University-Level Online Math & Physics courses are offered throughout the year and are largely self-paced, giving students the opportunity to take a broad array of math and physics courses. Expert instructors are available for optional office hours to meet with students online and offer assistance as they progress through the course material. All courses carry Stanford University Continuing Studies credit, and students earn a Stanford Continuing Studies transcript. Application deadline for Summer 2016 is May 31, 2016.

Stanford Online High School – Academically-talented students, in grades 7 -12, engage in a worldwide learning community. Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking solely a single course. Stanford OHS is a WASC accredited school and course credit is transferable to other WASC accredited schools. Application deadline is March 18, 2016.

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