Opportunities for Students


    This page lists academic and enrichment opportunities for students that occur during the school year.
    Camp Boomerang: This is a volunteer opportunity for students who are at least 15 years old to be a camp buddy at Camp Boomerang, which is an inclusion camp for children with autism and other special needs. Click here for more information. 
    AsULead Program: This is a four-day summer program for historically underrepresented rising high school seniors that provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn about the college application process (including financial aid, scholarships, essay and résumé training). Students who attend will leave as AsULead ambassadors, prepared to offer leadership in college access to their peers. During the program, students will meet with admission, scholarships and financial aid counselors, as well as current college students, academic advisors, professors and career counselors A short application is required for AsULead, and selected participants will be offered a scholarship that covers the full cost of the AsULead summer program. AsULead takes place on Appalachian's campus July 23–26, and the deadline to apply is May 15. The application requires a reference form and a response to two questions, as well as a high school transcript and ACT, SAT or PSAT test scores.
    NC State Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP): This program is open to rising high school seniors and is held during four different weeks over the summer. Participants live on campus, learn about their degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of their majors. The program costs $250 for each participant and limited financial aid is available. Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the following subject areas, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject: Apparel Design, Business Management, Polymer Chemistry, Textile Design, Textile Engineering. STEP is offered during the following four weeks: June 17-22; June 24-29; July 8-13; July 15-20. Click here for more information. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. 
    Summer Immersion Program at Wake Forest: This is a five-day program that allows rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to test-drive their career goals and get a glimpse of the future. This program includes sessions taught by Wake Forest faculty, access to industry professionals, facility tours, and the chance to live on campus for a week. Programs are offered in Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Click here for more information. 
    Engineering Camp Charlotte 2018: The College of Engineering at NC State is hosting an engineering camp at Queens University throughout the summer. It is open to all high school students. Click here for more information about these sessions.
    Charlotte National College Fair: More than 200 colleges and universities from around the country will be at this event. This will take place on Sunday, March 18 from 12-4 pm at the Park Expo and Conference Center.    
    Research Apprentice Program (RAP) at NC A&T: From June 17 - July 13, RAP students will live on campus and work under the direction of top research scientists at NC A&T to produce an independent research project. Students accepted into the program will be compensated financially. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 2 and is open to high school juniors and seniors. Click here to apply.
    GenCyber Summer Camp: GenCyber is an initiative sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity, and explore careers in the cybersecurity workforce. During the camp, students meet with cybersecurity experts, solve a variety of challenges and simulations, and engage in meaningful discussion about how to stay safe online. If you are interested in this camp, please visit this website.
    Future 49ers TEACH Day: Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Click this link for more information about UNC Charlotte's TEACH Day. Also, sign up for to attend a recruitment session here at CATA on Nov. 1 at 2:15. Go to the College Events page to sign up. 
    AMDA National Audition Tour for Admission and Scholarships: AMDA will be hosting auditions for admission and scholarships in Charlotte on October 21 and November 4. Click the link for more information and a full list of audition dates and locations. 
    The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.: Three high school juniors have the opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. in June 2018. Students will visit the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum (world's most interactive museum), the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Click the link for more information. Deadline is December 29, 2017.   
    Internship Opportunity for Congressman: A local Congressman is interested in juniors and seniors to serve as interns from Fall 2017-March 2018. This could count as a class credit and doesn't require traveling long distances. Please contact your counselor or Dr. Wall (josh.wall@ucps.k12.nc.us) for more information.   
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) - CBYX allows students to study abroad in Germany for an academic year. The program aims to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students will live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life. For more information, please visit: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/about/.
    Volunteer Opportunity -  Stallings Parks & Recreation is looking for high school students to volunteer. They need one-time volunteers and long-term volunteers. For more information, or to sign up, you can contact Abby Fowler at (704)821-0379 or at afowler@admin.stallingsnc.org
    Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in the United States Air Force Academy? If so, you may want to register for their Future Falcons Program. By registering your name will go into their database that will allow them to send you periodic mailings. These mailings will inform you about the Academy and what you need to be doing to be a competitive applicant. You can register for the Future Falcons Program here: http://www.cvent.com/events/future-falcon-registration/event-summary-028d3e4fe8444783af405857a839c707.aspx.