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.

For more information, go to https://www.usma.edu/centers-and-research/center-for-leadership-and-diversity-in-stem/middle-school-stem-workshop


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

At NASS, I had the opportunity to live at the Naval Academy for six days and experience everything the academy has to offer. I took academic classes similar to those available to midshipmen, went to morning PEP, met many amazing midshipmen who were detailers, went to briefs about the admissions process and opportunities at the academy and lastly, learned about the academy’s many traditions...
— Elise Odom, NASS 2014 and USNA Class of 2019
The STEM camp at USNA not only exposed me to many areas of science, technology, engineering and math, but also taught me how to work together with others and solve problems creatively, just as we do in our military.
— Srinidhi Nagireddy, USNA STEM 2015
Going to STEM camp at the Naval Academy was a great opportunity for me and I am so grateful that I was chosen to go. The classes taught me a lot about different fields of engineering, and the professors explained everything and helped us when we had trouble grasping a concept.
— Melissa Snyder
Sea Cadet trainings can teach you the basics of STEM, but at the USNA STEM camp they teach with a lot of depth and it will help your problem-solving skills, which develops a better leader overall, both as a cadet and as a civilian.
— Xavier Garza, USNA STEM 2014
I attended the Naval Academy Summer Seminar, which was exciting, challenging and inspiring for a high school student. As a rising senior, the six days were a great taste of academy life as a midshipman.
— Joseph Jones, NASS 2014
The modules we got to partake in were super cool. We programmed robots, discovered why the sky is blue, explored how helicopters were able to fly. The whole camp was an amazing experience, and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to have the experience of a lifetime.
— Nicholas Molineaux, USNA STEM 2015