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Guidance & Counseling

Providence Cristo Rey counselors help our scholars prepare for academics beyond high school by providing step-by-step instruction through the college application, financial aid, and college selection process. The counseling department brings a wide variety of colleges to PCRHS to meet students and talk to them about what it takes to be admitted to their school. 
**Freshman, sophomores, and juniors: now is the time to apply for pre-college summer programs! There are many benefits to attending these programs! You can learn more about what it is like to live on a college campus, go deeper into a subject you like, meet college professors/staff, and build your college application resume. 
Below are several options by category of program - if you have any questions about applying, contact Maryellen McGinnis at or 317-860-1000 x 140. 
Science Programs   |   Health Careers   |   Engineering
Purdue University's Pre-College Molecular Agriculture Summer Institute (MASI)
Application Deadline: April 15
Program Dates: June 18-24
Cost: Free 
Pre-College MASI is a one-week residential program held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN for academically talented rising juniors & seniors. Students work directly with a Purdue faculty member on a lab experiment and will present their work at the end of the program. Students will also tour various facilities and field trials in and out of the classroom setting. 
The Young Innovators Quest (YiQ) at IUPUI
Application Deadline: April 30
Program Dates: June 8-30
Cost: $750 per student (financial assistance from YiQ is available for a family with a gross income below 200% of the Federal poverty level and/or students who are currently participating in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program)
YiQ provides opportunities for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine to conduct research and explore ways to enhance their creativity in a motivating, hands-on environment. Students will participate in an intense summer research program, attend STEM related workshops, visit industry partners, and develop an innovative research project based on their own interests. 
Health Career Programs
IU-HCOP Junior Summer Camp
Application Deadline: April 7
Program Dates: 6 weeks, Monday-Friday from 10:00am - 4:00pm; June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Cost: Free
StipendStudents attending and fully completing the Junior Summer Camp can receive a paid stipend of up to $1,860

Junior Summer Camp Highlights:

  • Located on the IUPUI campus
  • College preparation in science and math
  • Workshops on college success
  • SAT/ACT prep
  • Social and academic support
  • Career exploration and development
  • Site visits to healthcare facilities
  • Healthcare professional panel
  • Health career workshops
  • Have fun while you learn!
IUPUI Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) 
Application Deadline: May 25th
Program Dates: June 19-23
Cost: $70 
MEAP is a week-long, non-residential camp on IUPUI's campus. MEAP is a pre-college and college program that was designed to identify minority students who are talented in mathematics and science and then introduce them to exciting educational opportunities in engineering and technology related fields.
IUPUI 2017 POWER Summer Camp for Girls
Application Deadline: June 1st
Program Dates: July 16-22
Cost: $250
Explore engineering with other young women at the 12th Annual Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles (POWER) Summer Camp at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Get hands-on experiences, conduct experiments, innovate, and make cool stuff! Meet a diverse selection of professional women engineers & college students aspiring to be engineers. This is a residential camp experience. 
Nanotechnology Program (NEST) at IUPUI 
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed on rolling basis, apply ASAP
Program Dates: June 20-July 1
Cost: Free
Stipend: A $500 stipend is available to students accepted to the program who are eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch, will be first generation college students, or are 21st Century Scholars. 

Funded by the National Science Foundation, NEST is a two-week summer camp program that provides a unique opportunity for high school students to explore the field of nanotechnology at IUPUI. Students can earn 1 college credit hour in engineering and technology or science by doing hands-on laboratory experiences, conducting research on careers in nanotechnology, and connecting with a network of professors and scientists.


Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing in Bloomington Summer Camp
Application Deadline: May 1
Program Dates: June 18-22
Cost: $425 (partial need-based scholarships may be available for those who qualify)
  • Learn about the latest trends in information technology, the Internet, Web design, networking, new media, database, gaming, and more from our expert faculty and students.
  • Get lots of hands-on experience with technology, including creating your own tech-related project.
  • Explore a potential career path.
  • See how information technology is used in science, art, business, and other fields.
  • Strengthen your problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Hang out with other campers, watch movies, swim, bowl, and game.
  • Get a taste of what college is like - you will be living on IU's campus
IUPUI School of Informatics Summer Workshops
Application Deadline: Registration is happening now!
Program Dates: Depends on the session(s) the student picks. 
Cost: $229 per session (need based scholarships available)

In hands-on, high-energy, one-week summer workshops, high school students learn how informatics and computing is shaping our world through innovations in mobile and web applications, interactive media and digital games, and health and medical research. Workshop topics include: Creature & Character Design, 3-D Printing, 3-D Animation & Digital Sculpture, Game Design & Development with the Unreal 4 Engine, Building Virtual Reality Action Games, & more! Click here for full list of programs, descriptions, & dates.

WinIT (Women in Information Technology)
Application Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, apply now!
Program Dates: July 23-29 (residential)
Cost: $250

At WinIT you will meet female IT college students, faculty & professionals, and explore IT through hands-on activities with website design, Photoshop, mobile apps, 3D printing, networking, and security! If you have been wondering if IT is for you, this is the perfect place to try it our for yourself! 

Meet Kelley at Indiana University
Application Deadline: April 21st
Program Dates: Women's Session: June 18-23; Men's Session: June 25-30
Cost: Free
Meet Kelley is a unique pre-college summer program for high-ability students to get introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn the opportunities available, and experience a professional business case competition. You will attend classes taught by Kelley faculty, live on-campus, and learn about IU admissions and scholarships. 
Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame Summer Camps for Girls
Application Deadline: Register by June 29
Program Dates: Depends on the program selected
Cost: $440-565 depending on the program selected (financial aid assistance application)
St. Mary's College is offering several summer camps to help young women explore their career interests! Camps include: Fashion Camp: Draw, Design, and Sew!, Forensic Science Camp, and Robotics Camp!
High Potentials Leadership Program with St. Mary's College & the Drucker Institute
Application Deadline: Applicants are admitted on a first come, first served basis - apply now!
Program Dates: Session I: July 9-14, Session II: July 16-21
Cost: $899
This camp is a week-long summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. This leadership program combines the professional expertise of the Drucker Institute with the leading St. Mary's faculty to explore topics surrounding women's leadership in today's world. 
Providence Cristo Rey offers a scholarship for students who need financial assistance to attend a summer program.
See application below: