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SUMMER ACADEMIES (High School)

Summer Academies are designed specifically for high school students looking to deepen their content knowledge, prepare for future classes and bolster their resume in preparation for college applications. Our academies will challenge you to use critical thinking and teamwork, while having fun and exploring topics that you love!

Academy registration for summer 2022 is now open! Register today to start planning a summer of fun and learning.

REGISTER FOR 2022 SUMMER ACADEMIES

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Female high school student in an Engineering Academy
High school students in an engineering Summer Academy
High school students in a group photo with their safety gear on in a Summer Academy

2022 SUMMER ACADEMY SCHEDULE

Name of Academy Dates Time Grades
Cost
NASA Mission Academy
June 6th - 10th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 9 - 12 $315
The Many Faces of Chemistry Academy* June 20th - 24th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 9 - 12 $180
BRAIN (Best Research Academy in Neuroscience)* June 20th - 24th
12:00 - 4:00 pm 9 - 12
$180
Beginners' Cybersecurity Academy (hybrid format) June 27th - July 1st 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 9 - 12 $315

*BRAIN and The Many Faces of Chemistry Academy overlap in timing but students may participate in both; in fact, we encourage it. The lunch period experiences will be coordinated.

NOTE: There are two summer camps that apply to 9th graders. Visit the Summer Camps webpage for more information on The Art of Nature Exploration Camp and Secrets of the Sky Camp.

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2022 SUMMER ACADEMY DETAILS

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REGISTRATION

Student Requirements:

  • Must be a high school student (rising 9th-12th graders) graduating between 2023 and 2026.
  • Students must have a passion and enthusiasm for STEM concepts.

Multiple Registrations: If you are registering multiple students, please create a new account with a unique email address for each individual student.

Financial Assistance: Scholarships are available for low-income students who meet the requirements for the "Free & Reduced Meal" programs in KY, IN, and OH. Parents have the option to apply for a scholarship during the registration process.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you cancel before the standard registration date (two weeks before the start of the program), you will receive a full refund minus the $25 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after the standard registration date are non-refundable.

Questions:

  • For registration questions or issues, contact Community Connections at connect@nku.edu or (859) 572-5600.
  • For questions about the camps themselves, contact CINSAM at cinsam@nku.edu.
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SPONSORS


CINSAM camp and academy fees remain low due in large part to sponsorship from Ashland. Additionally, this sponsorship allows CINSAM to offer scholarships to low-income students who meet the requirements for the "Free & Reduced Meal" programs in KY, IN and OH. Parents have the option to apply for a scholarship during registration.

SUMMER ACADEMY SAMPLE OFFERINGS

Registration for 2023 academies will open in February 2023.

For an idea of the types of academies we offer, see below for the summer 2022 academy lineup.
 

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