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Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment programs may require a registration fee or have other costs associated.  Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) or student  to meet all financial obligations if required, and provide all transportation. 

Most programs have little or no cost.  

If you have any questions please contact your student's counselor directly. 


College Specific Programs

Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program

The Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program, sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine, is an affordable 51-week accelerated certificate program with tremendous advantages and career advancement opportunities.

High school graduates interested in an allied health career are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadlines
October 31, 2019 for January 2020 start
April 30, 2020 for July 2020 start

NC State

  • STEM Day. This event is for high school students to learn more about the teaching profession and scholarship opportunities, as well as participate in STEM-related activities and demonstrations that will be led by NC State College of Education faculty and students.
  • Inspiring Future Teachers. This is an undergraduate diversity recruitment event designed to help high school students learn more about various pathways to NC State. Students who attend will also enjoy lunch with current NC State students of color, hear from a diverse panel of educators and leaders, and explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
  • Triangle Youth Leadership Conference 

    The Triangle Youth Leadership Conference is organized by NCSU Student Organization Triangle Youth Leadership Services, and is now in its eleventh year! 

    TYLC will immerse your students in hands-on workshops, empower them to develop action-focused service projects, and give them a chance to explore NC State's campus and interact with like-minded peers from across North Carolina. 

  • NC State Satellite Camp 
    Satellite Camp is a great opportunity for 10th grade students to explore current issues and career paths in the sciences and in technology-related disciplines through innovative lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences.  Satellite is a 5-day program on NC State's campus that exposes students to STEM opportunities, leadership, and personal growth.  The Camp runs from May 9th-13th, 2020.  Students will experience college by staying in a dorm, learning from professors, and meeting students from across the state.  The deadline to apply is February 28th, 2020.  The cost to attend is $30 (practically free).   Please check out their website and let Ms. Yelle know if you are interested in attending or have any questions.



Duke Summer Session

Duke Summer Sessions 

Duke summer programs are available for grades 9-12. Deadlines vary.

University of North Carolina Summer Programs

UNC Summer Programs

Project Uplift is for current juniors, due in January.

North Carolina Renaissance, for current sophomores, due in February.

St. John's College Summer Academy

University of Georgia VetCamp

NC State University Summer Programs

The application for the Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) is open for high school juniors going into their senior year.

The Wilson College holds five one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $250 for each participant; limited financial aid is available. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students.

Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject. 

  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Textile Design
  • Polymer Chemistry

To learn more about STEP please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Tart at 

Governor's School of North Carolina

NC Governor's school is a 5 1/2 week summer enrichment program for gifted students.  Students who have participated in past years describe it as life-changing.  Please look over the information and see Mrs. Yelle before applying.  


  • rising senior for all subjects
  • rising junior or senior for the performing arts
  • must have scored 92 and above on a high school EOC or on a nationally normed test (Pre-ACT, SAT, etc)

For additional informaiton please visit the Governor's School of North Carolina website.

North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM)

NC School of Science and Math offers a residential or online program and a summer program for talented 11th and 12th grade students in science, technology, engineering and math.  Students apply in the fall of their 10th grade year. The application opens on October 15th and must include SAT or ACT scores.  Please follow the link to their website  and read through the requirements and the admissions process.  The representative from NCSSM will be offering an information session for both parents and students on October 17th at 10:30 in the conference room upstairs.  Please contact Ms. Yelle in the guidance office if you have any questions.