- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: May, June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Career Exploration
- Sub-Categories: Leadership, Youth Outreach
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: Free
Envision is a leading experiential education organization dedicated to enabling students of all ages to explore their interests and gain learning experiences beyond the classroom. Envision's extensive portfolio of programs allow students to explore career interests and prepare for their futures.
Our programs are designed to empower, engage, and equip next generation leaders to realize the power of their potential with amazing hands-on career exploration, state-of-the-art simulations, and experiences our Envisionaries (alumni) call “amazing” and parents call “transformational.”
For over 30 years, Envision has delivered transformational career exploration and leadership experiences for high-aspiring students like you. Envisionaries who attend our programs gain hands-on experience and the success skills they need to become our next generation of entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, influencers, journalists, digital media stars, diplomats and leaders.
The Envision Philosophy
We believe in the Power of Potential—the idea that all students have the power to live their dreams, make an impact, and change the world. While technological advances are reshaping career paths, they are creating new opportunities for students to explore their future.
Our career, technology, and leadership programs are designed to prepare students to turn their career and life aspirations into reality. Each program is developed by educators and subject-matter professionals and adheres to the five key beliefs of our instructional philosophy:
- Learning by doing breeds passion
- A variety of experiences is the spice of life
- Big, juicy questions drive deep thinking and leaps of learning
- Portable skills unlock the future
- Building and following a roadmap leads to achievement
Studies show that hands-on educational experiences foster critical thinking skills that positively impact students’ college acceptance and lead to a more successful and confident transition into life after college. Grounded firmly in research and best practices, every Envision program is deliberately designed to be immersive, fun, and create a life-long positive impact. Our programs follow the Envision Way, a three-tier curricular approach that includes the Academy, Lab, and Arena.
Using innovative tools and techniques, our activities mirror real-world challenges and facilitate critical thinking and communication among the groups. The Envision experience ENGAGES students through interactive and multi-sensory experiences; EQUIPS them for success in college, career, and life in the global 21st century; and EMPOWERS them to take responsibility for their future and make an impact.
Envision students live their dreams: conducting mock trials, diagnosing patients, building robots, investigating crime scenes, creating video games, producing and directing films, planning international development, or preventing international conflict.
Envision Programs are:
- Safe and secure learning experiences
- Accredited and research-based
- Designed around cognitive learning and active engagement
- Relevant, innovative, rigorous, and fun
- Project-focused and based around problem solving and leadership building
- Attended by 10,000 students at top academic locations each year
Implemented by experienced education professionals and a highly trained and well-vetted staff.
Envision has earned accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (or “IACET”). Due to the quality of our staff training processes and systems, IACET has awarded Envision the prestigious status of “Authorized Provider" for the continued education and training of our program staff.
Envision is proudly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.
George Mason University
Envision has partnered with nationally ranked George Mason University to offer college credit to any student who takes part in select high school and college programs. George Mason University is ranked not only as one of the ‘Top Schools to Watch’ by U.S. News & World Report, but also as one of the ‘Top 100 Best Values’ in higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Forbes. As attested by the high ranking conferred by The Princeton Review, George Mason University sets a very high standard for education and for the students who attend their school. We are proud to offer our students the opportunity to earn college credit while exploring their career field of interest.
Golden Key International Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society recognizes academic excellence and provides tangible value to our members, advisers and partners while positively impacting their lives and society. With 34 years of rich tradition, Golden Key is the world’s largest honor society with over 2 million members from over 190 countries who have been recognized at over 390 colleges and universities. Golden Key operates in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Bahamas and the United States. Through Golden Key, members are empowered with tools to help them realize their potential through the advancement of academics, leadership and service.
The National Society of High School Scholars
The mission of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is to recognize academic excellence and to encourage members to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Founded in 2002, NSHSS has inducted over 700,000 members with more than 100,000 annually from over 160 countries. NSHSS provides a wide array of member benefits that prepare students for both college and careers, including over $1.1 million in scholarship awards since the organization was founded.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has provided recognition and opportunities to more than 2 million members since its founding in 1918 by college presidents. During the past 90-plus years, Phi Theta Kappa has become a global organization with more than 1,250 chapters on college campuses in eight sovereign nations. Phi Theta Kappa annually administers more than $1 million in scholarships for associate degree and baccalaureate students, and in addition partners with more than 700 senior colleges that offer transfer scholarships worth $37 million exclusively to Society members. Membership benefits include automatic enrollment in CollegeFish.org, a free transfer planning program, and Competitive Edge, a professional development plan to teach life skills. Phi Theta Kappa also offers a Leadership Development Studies course available on participating campuses and Facebook.