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August 6 (T) is schedule pickup & fee payment for all students.  Please see the July & August issue of The Word for more information and schedules.  The A/B/C Calendar for SY 2019-20 is now available.
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Summer Programs

Medical Diagnosis and Treatment High School Summer Program

This week-long summer program for students currently in grades 9-12 provides an engaging, hands-on learning opportunity for students interested in health professions.  The program will take place at the UH Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaako.  Through gross anatomy laboratory demonstrations, clinical skills laboratories, computerized mannequin simulations and standardized patient interactions, students will learn how to: describe the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses common in Hawaii; perform basic clinical skills such as measuring vital signs and listening to heart and lungs with stethoscopes; and interview and counsel patients.  The Medical Diagnosis and Treatment program is part of UH Manoa Outreach College’s Summer Programs.  The fee is $500.  For more information and to apply, visit


STEM Science Community Summer Program

The 2019 High School STEM Science Communication Summer Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will take place from June 3 – 7 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  Students will conduct interviews with University professors, create a podcast aired on the University of Hawaii Student Radio KTUH, and select an area of interest they would like to learn more about.  Applications are available online at  The application deadline is April 30, 2019.


Liliuokalani Trist Olino Arts Summer Program – Animation Academy

Take part in a four-week animation academy brought to you by Liliuokalani Trust and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).  It will take place on Oahu and their Kapolei site.  In a short four weeks, you will have developed enough skill to write and produce your own animated narrative.  Applications are available in the CCC.  The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019.


2019 Richardson Law & Justice Summer Program

The Richardson Law and Justice Summer Program is now accepting applications from juniors and sophomores!  The program is a week-long legal experience from June 3rd to 7th for high school students.  Participants prepare and participate in a mock trial and go on field trips to the Hawaii State Capitol, Hawaii Supreme Court, and legal offices.  This experience will allow high school students who have an interest in law to explore a survey of legal topics while gaining insights from legal professionals in a variety of fields from politics to education.  The culminating mock trial will offer students an experience in legal work.  Students learn about contemporary legal issues; build skills in argumentation, writing, discussion, debate, analysis, and research; provide a platform for participants to become engaged citizens within their respective communities; and create friendships with other students who share similar interests.  The program is staffed by current law students at the William S. Richardson School of Law who are engaged with civic education.  There is no cost to participate!  Find more information online at  Applications are available in the CCC.  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm


Iolani’s (P)SAT & ACT Test Prep Summer Program

The Iolani Summer (P)SAT & ACT Prep course will be offered from June 10th to July 19th.  58 hours of classroom instruction, two textbooks, computer scoring services, and a unique fall review right before the actual examination are included in the cost of $660.  If you are interested in registering for the Iolani Summer (P)SAT & ACT Prep course, please see Ms. Himuro or Ms. Nakagawa in the CCC before May 10, 2019.


Kumu Ola Summer Bridge at UH West Oahu

Kumu Ola (foundation for health & wellness) is a summer bridge program at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu for incoming freshmen who have a strong interest in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and other health-related fields.  Students must have applied and been accepted to attend West Oahu in Fall 2019.  Students will participate in a 4-week program from June 3rd to June 28th and meet Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a total of 7 credits for the following classes:  HLTH 117: Survey of Health Professions (3 credits), PUBA 104: Introduction to Community Health (3 credits), and SD 102: Student Development-Identity, Place and Culture (1 credit).  Tuition is free and students will receive a $500.00 stipend upon successfully completing the program.  Daily activities will include multiple clinical guest speakers, site visits to healthcare facilities, and cultural enrichment opportunities.  Apply online at  The deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.


The Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program (NHSEMP)

The application for the 2019 NHSEMP Freshman Bridge is now available!  The Freshman Bridge is a 10-week program for students interested in natural sciences, civil, electrical, mechanical, computer engineering, or engineering science with concentrations in aerospace or biomedical.  This program addresses areas of interest for incoming college freshmen:  greater preparation for college-level math courses, financial assistance, comfort within a large university system, and a smooth transition from high school to college.  In addition, students will perform research in university lab facilities under the guidance of UH faculty members, researchers, and graduate students.  The program will run from June 3rd to August 9th.  The application is open to all incoming, University of Hawaii at Manoa freshmen interested in studying science or engineering.  Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native, Native American, and Polynesian students are strongly encouraged to apply.  The application is available online at  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019 (by 11:59 pm HST).


Hawaii Pacific Health 2019 Health Careers Summer Internship
Applications for Hawaii Pacific Health’s 2019 Health Careers Summer Internship are now being accepted. This six week paid internship is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors and college students to the health care industry. As one of the largest health care systems in the state, they encourage students interested in pursuing a career in health care to explore this internship opportunity and take the next step towards a rewarding career. Interns are given the opportunity to interact with experienced health care professionals, learn more about hospital systems and observe how the various departments work together to provide patient care. This program will provide students with the rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the health care industry. Past interns have been able to work in departments such as: Physical Therapy, Child Life, Nursing Units, Surgery, Respiratory, Information Technology, Hospital Operations and many more. The application and more information is available online at The application deadline is Friday, March 8th. Their Human Resources team will be conducting a live information session via Facebook Live, to present information on the 2019 program. During this session, they will provide a brief overview of the program, review the application requirements and provide students with the opportunity to ask specific questions they may have. The virtual session will be held on Wednesday, February 20th at 3:00 pm and will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes.


Hawaii Undergraduate Initiative at UH Manoa

The Hawaii Undergraduate Initiative (HUI) is a program for incoming freshmen committed to attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Fall 2019.  HUI strives to develop college students with a capacity for leadership.  Through summer academic coursework, workshops, speakers, co-curricular activities and mentorship opportunities, HUI will prepare incoming UHM freshmen to become confident leaders on campus, in their community, and in their profession.  This year’s program will take place from July 1 – August 9.  Summer tuition, fees, and books are paid for by the HUI program.  The HUI 2019 Application Form is now available and can be accessed at  The deadline to apply is April 26, 2019 by 11:59pm.



The ‘IKE Summer Bridge Program is a program for Native Hawaiian students and other underrepresented minorities in STEM who are interested in engineering.  Only 10 students will be selected for the program and will receive free tuition for calculus and SCI 295 (4 credits total).  Applications are available in the CCC.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.


Hawaii AgDiscovery Program

Hawaii AgDiscovery is a great opportunity for high school students in grades 9, 10, and 11 who are interested in agricultural science and related careers.  If selected, students have an amazing experience planned for them:  staying at the UH Manoa Campus and exploring agriculture through hands-on activities throughout Oahu Island.  Hawaii AgDiscovery curriculum includes plant science, horticulture, entomology, wildlife sciences, veterinary sciences, traditional agriculture, dog detection, and more.  The AgDiscovery Program 2019 online application is now open at  The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.


Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Each summer, Yale offers highly selective, two-week academic and leadership experiences for exceptional high school students.  The Yale Young Global Scholarship Program (YYGS) is now in its 18th year, and draws together a diverse group of students from all over the world to learn from Yale faculty and analyze key ideas ranging from international security to biomedical engineering.  In 2019, YYGS plans to offer ten residential summer sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven as well as a summer session at the Yale Center Beijing in China.  Current 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply to the sessions at Yale.  Visit for more information and to apply.  Applications are due February 6, 2019.  Additionally, need-based financial aid is offered for qualified students.


USC Bovard Scholars

The University of Southern California is pleased to announce that the student application for USC Bovard Scholars, a program which aims to help high-achieving high school rising seniors with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities.  USC Bovard Scholars receive admission and financial aid guidance, comprehensive test preparation, personalized career exploration and leadership development opportunities.  The program includes an intensive, three-week residential experience during the summer on the USC campus and personal coaching throughout the college application and decision-making process, all at no cost to the student.  Students engage with guest speakers, industry experts, career specialists and recent college graduates to define their personal pathway to college and beyond.  The summer program is set to run July 14 – August 3, 2019.  During their senior year, Scholars will work with their coaches to receive support and feedback as questions arise.  The program application is now open.  All interested and eligible high school juniors are encouraged to apply.  Space is limited.  For more information, visit  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.


Duke Summer Session

Duke Summer Session applications are now open!  Through participating in one of their three transformative summer programs at Duke University, students will experience their commitment to academic excellence and personal growth as they challenge themselves, connect with new people, and create lasting memories over the course of the summer.  All the while, students will be enhancing their college application and laying the foundation for future success at elite universities.  For more information and to apply, visit


California College of the Arts Pre-College Summer 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is an inspiring place to study art, design, architecture, and creative writing.  The Pre-College Program is held on CCA’s beautiful Oakland Campus.  Eligible students are currently in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior years of high school.  For more information and an application, please visit  The priority deadline for on-campus housing, need-based, and merit scholarships is March 15, 2019.


Boston University – Pre-College Programs

Boston University’s pre-college programs provide students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.  The following programs will be offered in Summer 2019:  High School Honors, RISE Internship/Practicum, Academic Immersion (AIM), Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview.  Learn more about their programs – including the courses they offer, how to apply, and additional information – by visiting  


Johns Hopkins Summer Pre-College Programs

Summer Pre-College Programs at Johns Hopkins University give students a head start on college at one of America’s most prestigious universities.  The following programs will be offered in Summer 2019:  Summer Term, Summer Immersion, Mini-Term, EducationUSA, and Discover Hopkins.  Learn more about their programs online at