A program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a transformative certificate course.

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply. This three-week, non-credit-bearing program attracts students who represent the next generation of innovators and global citizens from around the world. Enroll in this élite program and immerse yourself in an international experience designed to expose you to leading-edge fields and equip you to be a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.

Duke Summer Academy for High School Students provides a stimulating and immersive learning experience that will help you experience what it means to be a global citizen.  Rather than sitting at a desk and simply listening to a lecture while taking notes, you will engage in a variety of interactive assignments designed to build critical skills essential to preparing for the world beyond high school.  You will participate in role playing, discussions, interviews, presentations, debates, or other dynamic educational activities while learning alongside peers from around the world.  Summer Academy meets Monday through Friday for approximately six hours a day for coursework activities.  Additional optional enrichment activities are planned for evenings and weekends. 

In 2020, Duke Summer Academy is offering the all new Global Challenge Academy!  In these courses, you will research a problem facing the world today using multiple lenses: political, economic, social, environmental, scientific, and philosophical/ethical. Be a change agent as you and your peers develop solutions to real world challenges. 

Or, you can select from Duke Summer Academy’s exciting options where you will intensively focus on and enhance your knowledge of one trailblazing topic of interest to you: business, cybersecurity, research, entrepreneurship, leadership, or mathematics.

Cost and Session Information

Term 1: June 16 - July 5

Term 2: July 14 - August 2

Cost: $6,745

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