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Summer Information

2023 High school classes with hlpusd

Summer School priority application period is March 1 - March 17.  After available space is determined, a late application will be available for any open classes. 

Late Applications will be accepted for open classes from 8am on Monday March 27 - April 28th at 3pm.

Completion of this application does not guarantee placement in a summer school class. Classes are limited and students in need of credit recovery will have first priority.  Student course placement can be confirmed in the Aeries Student Portal by March 31, 2023.  

Students are encouraged to review all class offerings BEFORE submitting this application.  Classes meeting at La Puente HS, Los Altos HS, Wilson HS and Workman HS will be IN PERSON.  Students in need of an Independent Study VIRTUAL option should select Virtual Academy.     

Students are encouraged to select classes listed at their school of attendance for next year (unless the virtual option is preferred).  Each school will fill classes with their current students first, then open available space to other district students.   

Students must attend BOTH sessions for a 10 credit advancement class.

Session/Semester 1 classes: May 22  - June 8
Class Time: 7:30am - 12:50pm (includes a 20 minute break)
          Week 1: Monday - Thursday
          Week 2: Tuesday - Friday
          Week 3: Monday - Thursday

Session/Semester 2 classes: June 12  - June 29
Class Time: 7:30am - 12:50pm (includes a 20 minute break)
          Week 4: Monday - Thursday
          Week 5: Tuesday - Friday
          Week 6: Monday - Thursday

**** Students enrolled in Virtual Academy classes will be assigned a DAILY check in time lasting 10-20 minutes and a longer WEEKLY check in of about 60 minutes.  Check in times will vary but will be occur during the above days and times.  This option is entirely asynchronous - there is limited teacher support and all course work is completed independently.

IMPORTANT!!!  To access the application you must be logged into your hlp account!

listing of summer class offerings - Click here for PDF!
College summer programs for high school students

College prep programs are opportunities for high school students to take advantage of their summer time off to explore their academic interests, get a taste of college life, and meet like-minded students from all over the world. Many college prep programs for high school students take place on a college campus and focus on various subjects like journalism, entrepreneurship, or computer science to expand students’ understanding of their interests. Most programs range from 1-7 weeks long and students either live on campus for that time period or can commute to and from campus.

Getting into one of these pre college summer programs can be a great addition to your resume, but be cautious when choosing a program because there are many out there that take advantage of students and will select any student that applies. University admissions faculty know which programs are legitimate and which ones are just cash cows, so be selective and do your research when applying.  Below are a listing, in no particular order, of possible opportunities to look into.

 Bank of America Student Leaders

The Bank of America student leaders program is part of Bank of America’s ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. 225 juniors and seniors are selected each year to take part in a leadership summit in Washington D.C. and are awarded paid internships with local nonprofits like Boys & Girls Club or Habitat for Humanity where they learn first-hand about the needs of their community.

Carnegie Mellon Pre College Programs

Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs mirror the undergraduate experience, giving rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests and passions while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. We provide a holistic and robust student experience that includes academic and personal development both inside and outside of the classroom in order to prepare students for the future.

Center for Excellence in Education - Research Science Institute (RSI)

80 students are selected for the cost-free Research Institute at MIT every summer where they participate in a week of STEM intensives followed by a 5 week research internship culminating in written and oral presentations of their research findings.

Yale Young Global Scholars

This two week academic and leadership program at Yale combines lectures, seminars, and small-group discussions designed to challenge and inspire students in specialites from applied science and engineering to literature, philosophy, and culture.

University of Pennsylvania – Leadership in the Business World

A month-long summer program for 80 rising high school seniors who want an introduction to an undergraduate business education and the opportunity to hone their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. Students have opportunities to learn about leadership in 21st century organizations through a dynamic and rigorous mix of classes with professors and business leaders, company site visits, and team-building activities.

University of Notre Dame - Leadership Seminars

This 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus is for 90 academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities and focuses on topics like global issues, the environment, and the state of race in 21st century America. Students are eligible to receive one college credit upon completion of the program.

Texas Tech University – Clark Scholars

For rising juniors and seniors, this 7-week research program guides students through a hands-on practical research experience with experienced faculty and includes fun activities, weekly seminars and field trips.

Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP)

A cost-free six-week educational experience for high school juniors, TASP centers on an academic seminar that meets every weekday morning for three hours. In addition to the seminar, students participate in a public-speaking program, attend lectures by guest speakers, and hold other social and intellectual activities as a community.

Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SuMaC)

SUMac leads participants on a journey in advanced mathematics through lectures, guided research, and group problem solving over three weeks. In a social environment centered on mathematics, participants explore current lines of mathematical research, the historical development of important areas of mathematics, and applications across scientific disciplines.

Simons Summer Research Program

Simons summer research program is a 6-week program for rising seniors who will work with distinguished faculty mentors at Stony Brook University, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university.

Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

PROMYS is a six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage 80 strongly motivated high school students from around the country to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

35-40 rising seniors from low-income backgrounds are selected for this ten day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students' travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program.

Ohio State University – Ross Mathematics Program

The Ross Mathematics Program is a six week program for students ages 15-18 with interests in mathematics and science. Students take a basic course in number theory and are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.

Monell Center Science Apprenticeship Program

The Monell apprenticeship is a paid internship for high school and undergrad students in Philadelphia that provides students with hands-on research training, improves student learning in science, encourages critical thought and communication skills, and increases appreciation of the chemical senses.

Michigan State University – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program (HSHSP)

A seven-week, intensive summer research program for rising seniors from across the United States who wish to gain more experience conducting research while living on the campus of a major research-intensive university.

Michigan Math and Science Scholars

Open to any rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior, this program is designed to introduce high school students to current developments and research in the sciences and to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.

MathILy – Bryn Mawr College

This 5-week program for mathematically-talented high school students introduces them to new ideas to improve their problem-solving skills, learn advanced mathematics, and hone overall thinking skills.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering (MITES)

A cost-free, six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. Students take one calculus course, one life sciences course, one physics course, a humanities course and an elective course.


In this program, students interested in entrepreneurship spend four weeks building and launching an actual start-up, learning from industry experts, and working in a group of peer co-founders to build real products and solve business challenges. LaunchX has programs at Universities around the U.S. and admits students from all over the world.


High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with a strong interest in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism or online media are encouraged to apply. The six-day training camp brings together culturally diverse students from across the nation to learn from veteran journalists and leading media executives. JCamp participants will receive hands-on training and produce multiplatform news packages for the program’s news site.

Jackson Laboratory – Summer Student Program

The Summer Student Program is designed for 48 undergraduate and high school students chosen from all over the U.S. who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research. It emphasizes laboratory discovery, communication of knowledge, and professional growth. Students participate in an ongoing research program with the support of an experienced scientific mentor. They develop an independent project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report the results. At the end of the summer, they present their findings to researchers, other students, and parents. The Summer Student Program is available at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

Indiana University – Young Women’s Institute

The Young Women’s Institute is open to women finishing their junior year of high school (rising seniors). Students are selected from around the country to spend a week at Indiana University in Bloomington participating in workshops with top Kelley School of Business faculty, interacting with Kelley alumni and current students, preparing a real-world business case project, building leadership and communication skills, and connecting with like-minded women interested in business.

Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSIM)

HCSSiM is an intensive six-week encounter with college-level mathematics for talented and highly motivated high school students at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Participants spend a major portion of each day actively engaged in doing mathematics (not simply learning the results of mathematics).

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Camp

The Girls Who Code summer immersion program is a 7-week program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. Each week of the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, and apps. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips.

Foundation for Teaching Economics - Economics for Leaders (EFL)

The goal of economics for leaders is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices. EFL is a selective summer program for high school sophomores and juniors that teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on environment.

MSAC Referral Program
Additional opportunities

Many college and universities offer special programs for high school students during the summer.  These programs will vary in content, eligibility and cost.  Information that we receive about these opportunities will be posted here, however there is no program that we endorse.  

UCLA Game Lab

The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as an artistic practice, teaching them techniques and tools to develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative vision. No previous game-making skills are required. Students with an interest in games and visual arts will find the curriculum especially rewarding–and those who complete the two-week program receive 4 units of college credit!  

Registration starts February 15 at the UCLA Summer Sessions website. Spaces in both programs are limited—and they tend to fill up pretty fast. 

Rio Hondo Business Camp

The Business Division at Rio Hondo College may offer a FREE two-week Entrepreneur Camp for high school students, however details have NOT been announced.  Last year, students learn to identify business opportunities, construct a financial model, and created a marketing and sales strategy. This camp culminated with all students researching, developing and pitching an original
business plan for competition prizes.  Participating students were paid a $100 research stipend!  Stay tuned for updates!

Click here for more info!

US Naval Academy

Current juniors considering the Naval Academy should consider Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training.

Deadline April 15, 2023

UC Davis Immersion Programs

Test drive the role of your dreams through interactive, simulation-based courses designed to develop skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and more.  Courses include:

  • Startup Entrepreneurship
  • Equine Science 
  • Theater: Acting and Performance: 
  • Environmental Toxicology (Online)
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Pre-Med
  • Coastal & Marine Science

For more information on our programs, visit our website

Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from leading US colleges and universities to learn more about Summer academic programs for high school students. 

  • Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via video or text chat with summer program representatives. 
  • View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program, how to strengthen your application, how to make the most out of your summer program experience.

Registration is FREE to all attendees.  

Case Western

Each course features video lessons by Case Western Reserve instructors and live sessions with university mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format lets you study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Rider University

Rider University offers a variety of program options in the arts, news and media, and entrepreneurship.  


UCLA has tons of summer options for motivated students looking for a great experience; prices seem to range from $2000 and up so be sure it is worth it for you!

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend virtual academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, and creative writing.

UMass Amherst

Discover pre-college opportunities for high school students. Check out our new online pre-college programs available this summer.  Lots of interesting and  unique titles here; prices look to be around $2,000 for a two week program.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Pre-College Summer Programs cover topics in Architecture, Business and Computational Science. Through fun and challenging courses, students experience life on a college campus at Illinois Tech—a nationally ranked, innovation-driven university in Chicago. 

Johns Hopkins

Offered in an all virtual format this year, Johns Hopkins’ Explore Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Innovation are college-level, fun, and intellectually stimulating courses—perfect for high school students who are strong in math and science.


Penn delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.

Drexel University

Drexel's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.


AI Scholars Program allows student to learn from AI experts about key concepts in AI and build a guided project. No coding experience required! Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.  The AI Fellowship program has students develop an independent AI project under the mentorship of an AI expert. Create a novel AI model in a field of your interest & receive a personalized mentor evaluation assessing your capabilities.

Community College classes

Did you know that high school students can take Community College courses for free?  Course must be appropriate for the student and meant to expand high school offerings, not replace them.  Interested students should be highly motivated and engaged as this would begin the college transcript and classes must be taken seriously.  See the Community College page for more details.