• I really encourage you to look for a job this school year if you have time in your schedule.  There are so many great places in Lafayette that love to hire our students.  Let me know if you need any suggestions and I can connect you to other students who are currently employed or offer advice.
    1) Download this California Work Permit. https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlseformB1-1.pdf
    2) Fill out the student information and sign it, then have your parents and your employer fill out and sign their respective sections.  
    3) Scan the work permit to both Mrs. Vansteen and Mrs. Gullberg in the main office at mvansteen@auhsdschools.org and tgullberg@auhsdschools.org 
    4) If school is not in session, you can send the permit to the District Office for signature.
    4) Once we receive your work permit application, we will process them and have them available to be picked up by appointment in the Main office or District Office.
    JOB ALERT:  
               Pizza Antica is hiring:  Email Drew.Perry@pizzaantica.com for details!
    Part-time Swimming Instructors
    Sherman Swim School, Lafayette
    Days:  Mon & Weds or T & Th’s
    Hours: 3:00/3:30 - 7:00 
    Pay: $15.00+/hour
    Training is provided.
    Must love working with children!
    Must be available in Sept & Oct.
    Able to demonstrate basic strokes, swim team experience a plus!
    Steve Sherman
    Phone:  (925) 283-2100

    Summer Opportunities

    • This list will help you start researching options for summer activities. There are many other programs available online and through local organizations.  Have fun in your search and find something that interests you!

      Academic Programs on College Campuses


      Summer@Brown: "Each summer, students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to experience the challenge of college-level academics, and prepare for college success."


      Stanford Summer Institutes: "Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is a three-week summer residential program held on Stanford campus that provides academically talented and intellectually curious students currently in grades 8–11 with intensive study in a single course."


      UC Berkeley Summer Session: Challenge yourself academically and experience college life at UC Berkeley. Get involved in Berkeley campus-based and online courses, extracurricular activities, and college exploration workshops while earning college credit. 


      Civic Leadership Institute at Northwestern: "The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an unforgettable residential experience for a summer that students describe as “life-changing.”


      California State Summer School for Math & Science:  Held on University of California campuses in Davis, Irvine, San Diego and Santa Cruz, COSMOS enables advanced math and science students to engage themselves in an intensive academic experience that addresses topics not generally taught in high schools.


      Summer Discovery:  Pre-college enrichment, academic and internship programs held on various college campuses nationally and internationally.


      Penn Summer: "Our Penn Summer programs provide you with a complete Penn experience whether you study on-campus, online or in an international locale. Our faculty-led courses allow you to explore an exceptional range of opportunities and be part of our vibrant intellectual community."


      Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs: An immersive learning experience that prepares you with the tools needed for college success. Ranging in length from one to five weeks, our programs span a wide range of subjects, covering everything from forensic science and politics to creative writing and digital design. 


      Columbia University Summer Immersion: Each session, take one curricular option for an in-depth examination of a specific subject area.


      Oxbridge AcademyThe Oxford Tradition is an academic program for students in grades 10-12 held in Pembroke and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford University, England. There are around thirty courses available, as diverse as Archaeology, British History, Medical Science, Law and Society, and Journalism.


      ASA: The Oxford Experience


      College of William and Mary Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History




      15 Best Value College Summer Programs for High School Students 

      Subject-Specific Programs


      National Student Leadership Conference: These programs run the gamut, from law and government to business to medicine. 




      embARC Summer Design Academy at UC Berkeley: embARC is a four week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components.


      RISD Pre-College: This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.  


      Summer at SCAD: SCAD offers summer programs for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world.


      California State Summer School for the Arts:  A rigorous four-week, pre-professional visual and performing arts training program for high school students held each summer at the California Institute of the Arts.


      School of Creative and Performing Arts: Campers of all experience levels are challenged to advance their skills through hands-on learning with teachers who are leaders in their fields, surrounded by classmates who share their passion. The faculty are dedicated to their craft and to passing on their knowledge to the next generation of artists. 


      Interlochen Center for the Arts: Located in beautiful northwest Michigan, Interlochen Arts Camp offers summer programs for grades 3-12.




      Berkeley Business Academy Camp


      National University


      BYU Independent Study


      University of Notre Dame


      Somerset Virtual Academy


      UC Berkeley ATDP (Academic Talent Development Program)



      Girls Who Code: In this program, girls entering 11th and 12th grades engage in project-based learning in STEM fields, as well as gain exposure to careers in tech. One perk is that it’s free to attend.


      ID Tech Camps 


      Georgetown University Introduction to Data Science Academy 


      Berkeley Opportunities in Information Technology: The Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology (BFOIT) is committed to increasing the number of historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women pursuing careers in computing and IT. We do so by providing youth with the knowledge, resources, practical programming skills and guidance necessary to pursue bachelors and advanced degrees in computer science and engineering. We work in partnership with colleagues and organizations in the Bay area to provide educational programs that expose middle and high school students to the beauty, joy and promising future of computing.

      Community Service - Local


      Aspire Reading BuddiesOver the summer, over two hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with PreK – 3rd graders from Child Development Centers (Oakland Unified) in the East Bay.


      Monument Crisis Center: Monument Crisis Center is a community-based non-profit family resource center for Central and East Contra Costa County. Located in Concord, the Center offers nutritious food, quality resources and referrals to low-income individuals and families in order to help them become stable and secure in our community.


      Lawrence Hall of Science: The Lawrence Hall of Science offers a fun, dynamic volunteer program for teens.


      Oakland Zoo: If you love animals, want to help, or want to start a career working with animals, then we have several options for you. Learn about our volunteer and internship programs.

      Community Service - Travel


      Where There Be Dragons: We travel like locals, live with families, apprentice with artists, and learn from scholars, farmers, sages, and community leaders alike. We empower you to experience a different place through hands-on engagement. Each program is custom-crafted and led by expert instructors to ensure the most profound levels of immersion and mentorship. Explore our program offerings throughout Asia, Africa, and South America. 


      Rustic PathwaysAt Rustic Pathways, we work at the intersection of education, travel, and philanthropy. Our programs facilitate life-changing educational experiences for students and use travel and philanthropy to achieve sustainable development in the cities, towns, and villages where we work.


      Global Leadership Adventures: Global Leadership Adventures operates summer volunteer programs for high school students, exclusively in authentic, non-tourist communities.


      National Geographic Expeditions: Expeditions, university workshops, photography workshops, wildlife conservation and community service trips with local experts.  


      Projects Abroad: Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfill their potential and make the world a better place. 


      Putney Student Travel: Student travel and service since 1951. Innovative international programs that foster maturity, self-confidence and personal discovery while fostering global awareness.



      Embry Riddle Summer Camp Aerospace Engineering:  One-week course.  Our Aerospace AERO pre-college program teaches the fundamentals of aerospace engineering and the science of flight. Classes include aerodynamics, flight mechanics, astrodynamics, robotics, propulsion systems, and aircraft design, as well as in-depth study of structures and materials, and computer-aided design. Students will collaborate with their peers to learn and apply the latest technology in the aerospace engineering industry.


      Engineering Summer Academy at Penn


      University of Michigan Electrify Tech Camp


      WPI Summer Academic Programs 


      USC Viterbi



      The Best Summer Engineering Programs 


      Engineering Summer Camps 



      California State Summer School for the ArtsAn individual, expressive use of the film medium is emphasized in the Film program. Each year, 28 students learn all aspects of creative film production, from experimental to pre-cinema history. The program is structured to resemble a collegiate BFA course that students typically experience at an elite university and art school film programs.

      Language Immersion


      AFS: Globally competent thinkers are in high demand, so the time is right to travel and learn in a thrilling environment abroad. A unique, full-immersion experience can lead you even deeper than language fluency toward true cultural fluency.


      Summer Language Academy at Middlebury College: The Academy’s approach to language learning, modeled after the pedagogy utilized at Middlebury College's renowned Language Schools, gives students the opportunity to spend four weeks immersed in language and culture.


      Go Overseas: International experience is a valuable way to gain valuable insight into yourself, expand your perspective and challenge yourself.

      Music and Theater 


      Bay Area Girls Rock Camp: Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers young people through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity, and teamwork. Although our camp centers on the experiences of young women, we are committed to gender justice and creating an inclusive environment that supports a wide range of marginalized gender identities and expressions.


      Berklee: Five-Week Summer Performance ProgramFive-Week Music Performance Intensive (Five-Week) is the world's preeminent summer musical performance program. With one-on-one instruction from Berklee’s renowned faculty and a curriculum that offers college credit, this immersive program is designed to enhance the playing or singing performance skills of pre-college and high school students. 

      UCSC: Soundwall Rock Music Camp: Soundwall Music Camps are open to students ages 12 - 17 who have a minimum of one year playing/study experience. The camps are designed for young musicians who want to have the time-of-their-life performing music every day with students their own age. 


      Berkeley Rep: Join the School of Theatre for a fun-filled, enriching, affordable camp experience for middle school and high school students—right here in Berkeley! ​


      Summer Music Programs at Oberlin: Each year the Conservatory of Music offers a series of music and voice programs during the summer months.


      Interlochen Center for the Arts 




      50 Best Pre-College Summer Arts Programs for High School Students 

      Outdoor Leadership


      National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS): NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader.


      Outward Bound: "Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults."

      Science Research Programs/Internships


      Oregon Saturday Academy: ASE Program: "The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program connects motivated high school students with mentors in pre-professional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) internships." 


      UCSB Pre-College Programs:  Earn college credit for university-level interdisciplinary research in STEM, Humanities and/or Social Sciences under the guidance of a mentor. Four and six-week programs.  


      The Clark Scholars Program: "The Clark Scholars Program is designed to attract gifted students from around the nation. The program allows students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with outstanding faculty in a research-intensive setting." 


      Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences: The Cornell University Research Apprenticeship in the Biological Sciences (RABS) offers a small number of serious, research-oriented students the rare opportunity to join a top-notch laboratory at one of the world’s leading research institutions.


      Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program: The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. 


      RISE Internship: In this six-week program, academically motivated rising seniors conduct research for 40 hours per week under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, or graduate student mentor.


      Research Science Institute: Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.


      NASA Internships: NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions.




      Science Internships and Research Opportunities: An amazing, comprehensive list of science internships and research opportunities for high school students. 

      Travel & Topics


      The New York Times Student Journeys: “Students delve into a theme of their choosing through hands-on experiences with a New York Times expert and a team of group leaders.”



      Between the Lines International Writing Program at the University of Iowa 


      Iowa Young Writer’s Studio


      Interlochen Summer Writing Program


      Creative Writing Workshops at Columbia University


      Juniper Institute for Young Writers at UMass Amherst


      The Kenyon Review Young Writer’s Workshop at Kenyon College


      Johns Hopkins University Pre-College Summer Programs 


      The Young Authors' Workshop at 826 Valencia