There are numerous programs during the summer available to Hart County High School students. Please visit the following websites or ask your counselor for more information.
UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program
Students who apply for PEPP at the University of Kentucky must currently be high school seniors who wish to consider Medicine or Dentistry as a career and who have academic potential for future Medical or Dental school. PEPP applications are typically due in early spring (February). The UK PEPP Scholars Program is a 4-1/2 week program. If students or parents have questions, they may contact the UK PEPP office by phone at 859-257-8692. You can also visit the website for additional information.
Hugh O’Bryan Youth Scholarship
Visit – http://www.hoby.org
Applications for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Seminar are available during the fall semester at the Hart County High School Guidance Office. All tenth graders currently enrolled at HCHS are eligible and encouraged to apply; however, only two applicants from each school will be chosen to attend. There are registration fees associated with participation in this program.
Governor’s School for the Arts
Visit – http://www.kentuckygsa.com
GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for the states talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three-week summer residential program for Kentucky sophomores or juniors, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni. Those selected attend the program free of charge.
Governor’s Scholars Program
Visit – http://www.kygsp.org
The Governor’s Scholars Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge. Students that are in their junior year of high school are encouraged to apply through their guidance counselor's office.
Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
Visit - http://kentuckygse.com/
GSE is a unique entrepreneurship program which places a strong emphasis on innovation and design as elements of creating a sustainable business model. GSE teaches you critical life and work skills of problem-solving, teamwork and iteration in an environment where it is safe to take risks with your ideas. Students learn about such things as: company-start-up and growth, product development and design, customer validation, business models, marketing and sales, production, investment capital and long-range strategy. At the end of the summer program, some teams may be ready to launch an actual company and/or product or service. Interested students in grades 9, 10, and 11 should visit the website for additional information.
People to People
Visit – http://www.studentambassadors.org
President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace. In 1956, he put those beliefs into action and created People to People Ambassador Programs. In 1956, our 34th president called a special White House conference of American leaders, who joined him in creating the People to People initiative. As a result, the People to People mission developed around personal exchanges and firsthand experiences with other cultures. Since 1963, Student Ambassador Programs has taken thousands of young Americans across international borders. Venturing abroad or on our own continent, Student Ambassadors return home with a greater sense of what it means to be a good neighbor and a global citizen.
University of Kentucky AHEC Camps
Visit - https://ahec.med.uky.edu/summer-health-career-camps
The Summer Enrichment Program for rising high school juniors (current 10th grade students) typically takes place in June and runs for 4 weeks, and the Health Researcher’s Youth Academy for rising high school seniors (current 11th grade students) typically takes place in July and runs for two weeks. Both provide an excellent opportunity for any student interested in a potential health care career, either in clinical practice or in the area of health care research. These residential camps are offered free of charge to any student invited to attend. More detailed information about each camp can be found here.