We support our cadets in their pursuit of diversified, advanced trainings.
We encourage eligible cadets to apply for programs offered by our nation's service academies. These programs are a great pathway for our cadets who are exploring the service academy option and for cadets looking for an extra challenge.
Not sure which program is right for you? Former CPO Kaitlyn Kutz, NSCC, went to three of them so you don't have to (unless you want!). Read all about it.
Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar (NASS)
When is it? Three sessions in 2019: June 1-6; June 8-13; June 15-20. Application opens on January 3, 2019.
What is it? A program designed to expose students to all aspects of the Naval Academy including the academic program and midshipman life. Students will also receive an overview of Navy and Marine Corps service options.
When is the deadline? March 31
Who should apply? Juniors who are rising seniors
For more information go to http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/index.php
Naval Academy’s STEM Seminar
When is it? Three sessions in 2019: Rising 9th graders June 3-8; Rising 10th graders June 10-15; Rising 11th graders June 17-21.
What is it? A program focused on science, technology, engineering and math designed to encourage students to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college
When is the deadline? April 15
Who should apply? Rising 9th through 11th graders
For more information go to http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/index.php
Naval Academy Sports Camps
The Naval Academy hosts many outstanding sports camps throughout the summer. We will not provide reimbursement for these camps. Advancement credit will only be given if the camp length is four nights/five days or more.
When is the deadline? Dependent upon the camp.
For more information go to https://navysports.com/sports/2018/9/25/navy-sports-camps.aspx.
Coast Guard Academy’s Academy Information Mission (AIM)
When is it? Three 2019 sessions: 7-12 July; 14-19 July; 21-26 July; Application will open in February 2019.
What is it? A program that provides immersion in academy tradition and cadet life.
Who should apply? Rising high school seniors
When is the deadline? April 1
For more information, go to http://www.uscga.edu/AIM/
Marine Corps Senior Leadership and Character Development Academy
When is it? 15-20 July - Application Window Opens on 17 January 2019
What is it? A program that challenges participants to step outside of their comfort zone and to strengthen their confidence and leadership skills.
Who should apply? Rising high school juniors
When is the deadline? TBA
For more information, go to https://slcda.marines.com
West Point’s Middle School STEM Workshop
When is it? 28-31 May
What is it? A science, technology, engineering and math program taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors.
When is the deadline? February 22
Who should apply? Sixth and seventh grade students who demonstrate a strong academic performance and strong interest in pursuing college
How do we support it? Private contributors have generously provided funding to cover tuition for all students selected to participate in the workshop. Housing, meals, and all activities will be provided by the scholarship, however travel for students to and from West Point will not be included.
West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience (SLE)
When is it? TBA - Application opens on January 15, 2019.
What is it? SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. You must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE.
Who should apply? Current high school juniors who will be 17 by July 1 of the year they would be a USMA freshman
For more information, go to http://www.usma.edu/admissions/SitePages/Summer.aspx