Summer programs offered by U-46, as well as college and career programs from around the area and around the country.
Summer programs can be a great way to enhance your learning, increase your college preparedness, learn about specific colleges or careers, and get some hands on job opportunities. Please note that for anything outside of U-46, Streamwood High School's counselors share this information so you are aware of the opportunities, but aren't necessarily familiar with them.
U-46 Summer School. U-46 offers all of the classes that are graduation requirements as summer school courses for credit recovery. Click https://www.u-46.org/summerconnection for the Summer Connection information and to register for courses. Transportation is provided, but please note deadlines! The transportation deadline is firm and is much earlier than the summer school deadline.
U-46 Freshman Connection. For incoming Freshman, this 3 day program is a GREAT way to learn about your new high school. Click Freshman Connection to learn more about the program and to sign up. Transportation is provided.
College Jumpstart. For rising seniors (current juniors) who are planning on applying to four year colleges, this 3 day program that helps with the college search, college applications, college essays, financial aid and scholarship plans, and everything you need to make the college application process easier. Click College Jumpstart to learn more about the program and to sign up. Transportation is provided.
CMAP (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) -
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is now accepting applications for its 2023 Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program. FLIP is a free summer program for high school students to explore the field of urban planning and learn about the issues that shape our region and communities. Students learn about planning topics through engaging sessions, activities, and site visits.
When: Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: CMAP's office in downtown Chicago (433 W. Van Buren St.), plus locations around the region
FLIP is open to high school students in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The program is completely free to students, and includes snacks, meals, public transportation to and from sessions, and swag.
Girls State / Boys State. Both are weeklong programs dedicated to providing experience with city, county, and state government. Benefits include the educational experience, an opportunity to live on a college campus, a chance to be involved in mock government, and participation reflects favorably on college admissions. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn scholarship through participation. More information at http://ilgirlsstate.org/ or http://illinoisboysstate.org/.
Saluki Opportunities Awareness Residency (SOAR). The Saluki Opportunities Awareness Residency (SOAR) program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is a week long summer camp career development program designed specifically for minority students who are entering their sophomore, junior and senior years in high school. Its primary objective is to increase the number of high school students from under-represented ethnic groups to attend college and major in accounting. A summer residency program, SOAR gives students the opportunity to reside in a college setting for seven (7) days and six (6) nights and attend classes on accounting and college preparation. Classroom topics are enhanced through team-building activities, professional office tours, field trips, as well as other activities. See https://soa.siu.edu/soar/index.php for more information and the application form.