Junior State of America Summer School



At the University of Virginia, Georgetown, Princeton and Stanford universities, high school students follow a curriculum that includes a systematic introduction to American government and politics, a speaker program and student debates on current issues. The collegiate academic environment stresses substantial reading, research and writing. Meeting six days each week, classes are equivalent to one-semester high school honors or Advanced Placement courses. AP exam preparation is offered in US government, comparative government, US history and macroeconomics. The Georgetown program includes a high-level speakers program that takes students around Washington, DC, to meet with political leaders.

General Info

Name Junior State of America Summer School
Location San Mateo, CA
Year-round Contacts 800-334-5353
Program Focuses & Features Communications, Economics, Government, International Relations, Law, Leadership, Media, Political Science, Speech
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Residential Fee $4850-5250, 3 weeks.
Year Established 1941
Sponsor Junior Statesmen Foundation
Dates & Sessions June-July; 4 sessions, 3 weeks long