For High School Students

Jefferson helps high school students explore career interests and expand their knowledge in science, healthcare, and design through the following academic outreach programs (details below):

  • SummerScience@Jefferson
  • Nursing STEP-UP
  • Rehabilitation Sciences REACH Program
  • Summer Academy for Architectural Disciplines
  • Textile Design and Fashion Workshops

SummerScience@Jefferson

Dive into the vital and expanding field of biomedical science with SummerScience@Jefferson, where rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can build proficiency in real-life research practices.

Dates: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $600 / Scholarships available
Location: Online

Application Deadline

The deadline for 2023 summer programming has passed.  Please check back in the spring for 2024 summer program opportunities.

Participation is limited to 30 students.


Nursing STEP-UP

Explore the field of nursing with Jefferson’s Summer Training and Enrichment Program (STEP-UP). This program for rising high school juniors and seniors includes SAT prep and personal development workshops.

Dates: TBD
Time:  Mondays – Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Cost:  Free
Location: Virtual learning with small in-person simulation experiences on Jefferson College of Nursing campuses

Application Deadline

The deadline for 2023 summer programming has passed.  Please check back in the spring for 2024 summer program opportunities.


JCRS REACH Program for Rehabilitation Sciences

If helping people is your passion, discover the impact you can have in the rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, exercise science, and speech language pathology). This program for rising high school juniors and seniors includes strategies to navigate the college application process.

Dates: TBD
Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Location: Jefferson - East Falls Campus

Application Deadline

The deadline for 2023 summer programming has passed.  Please check back in the spring for 2024 summer program opportunities.


CABE Summer Academy for Architectural Disciplines

Exciting career opportunities abound in architecture and design — rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to explore these fields with Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

What are the “architectural disciplines”? We’re glad you asked! They include Architecture, Construction Management, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Real Estate Development. 

Dates:  
July 15 – 19, 2024 or July 22 - 26, 2024 required Career Discovery Week

After completing the required course, explore further with optional courses:

July 22 – 26, 2024 optional course in Architecture, Interior Design, or Construction Management
July 29 – August 2, 2024 optional course in Architecture, Interior Design or Landscape Architecture 
August 5 – 9, 2024 optional on-campus Exploration and Design Week

Time: 10:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 nonrefundable fee due at application; $275/week. Scholarships available.
Location: Online

Application Deadline

Registration is now open.  The $50 registration fee will be waived for early applications received by April 1, 2024.


Fashion & Textile Summer Academy

If a career in fashion is calling your name, the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce (KDEC) has a summer program for you. This week-long workshop is open to rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and introduces students to the fields of textile design, fashion design, and fashion merchandising & management. 

Dates: July 8 – July 12, 2024
Time:  Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $500 (register before 2/12/2024 and use promo code EARLY for $50 off)

Location: Jefferson - East Falls Campus

Application Deadline

Currently accepting applications for Summer 2024.