Walled Lake Northern - Summer Programs and Job / Volunteer Opportunities
If a student needs a work permit completed, please use the following links to download the age-appropriate permits. It is important that both the student and employer complete their portions. Then, you can email the permit to Mrs. Pat King at PatKing@wlcsd.org. She will be able to complete the school portion and email it back to you. When the building is back open, you can also bring the permit up to the school for completion. Either submission is acceptable until we return to school face to face.
Summer School and Enrichment Opportunities
Many students consider taking a course in the summer in order to advance to the next course level, make-up credits for classes they have failed (credit recovery), or to make room for other electives in their schedule during the school year. There are also options of online and correspondence classes available.
All students considering summer school or another alternative to earn credit should make an appointment to discuss their plans with their counselor. **Note: all courses taken beyond the school day will be the student's expense.
Summer School Options:
- Online classes at Walled Lake Northern via E2020
U-M: The Joy of Coding
From U of M: The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding.
Using Python, students will learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri, and even learn how to code their own versions of Snapchat lenses. Apply by April 15, 2021. Course runs from July 5-Aug 13.
• High school algebra
• Knowledge of function notation (for example, what do y = f(x) = cos(x), or, z = g(x,y) = cos(x) + sin(y) mean?)
• Desire to learn and willingness to reach out for help when stuck (because most everyone gets stuck somewhere!)
• 4 - 6 hours per week to commit to the course
Cost: $99. See website for more details and to apply.
High School Summer AI Program by Stanford PhD Students
AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (Grades 9-12) to fundamental AI concepts and guides them to build a socially impactful project. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford University, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. Students with prior programming experience are placed in an advanced cohort. We offer multiple dates and times for our Summer Break and Spring Semester programs. Students may apply here and learn more in our flyer and brochure or on our website. Please contact Lucas Hornsby at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (917) 371-8971 with any questions. Thank you!
The Detroit Writing Room’s 2020 Summer Journalism Camp
This two-week virtual camp is taught by Detroit Writing Room coaches. The coaches are all award-winning journalists who have worked at publications from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
For more information, go to: https://www.detroitwritingroom.com/journalism-camp
Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!
Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out: https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, or information technology.
For more information, go to: https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs?utm_source=listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=counselor-summer-camps-w&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=https%3a%2f%2fwww.gettysburg.edu%2foffices%2fconference-event-services%2fsummer-programs%3futm_source%3dlistrak%26utm_medium%3demail%26utm_campaign%3dcounselor-summer-camps-w&utm_campaign=Academic+Summer+Programs
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of students everywhere and we invite you to explore our offerings.
Discover Columbia University’s 2020 Programs for High School Students
For academically exceptional students, our Programs for High School Students offer a chance to experience an Ivy League education while preparing for college.
Lehigh University Summer Academy
Premiering Summer 2020, we’re pleased to offer Lehigh University Summer Academy, a three-week pre-college residential program for rising 6th-11th grade students. We’re eager to share this information with you since it provides an exciting summer enrichment opportunity for your high school students.
Penn Summer High School Programs welcome bright and ambitious high school students who want to experience campus life, pursue challenging academic studies with leading faculty, and stand out on college applications. With residential and commuter options available for 2-, 3-, or 6-week programs, high school students from around the world can experience summer at Penn.
Boston University's Academy of Media Production
Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, multi-camera productions and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production. This four-week summer workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller.
MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute 2020
Join us this summer for a week-long leadership institute from June 15th to the 20th, 2020 to explore answers to these questions and expand your ability to make a positive difference in the world around you. This fun and challenging leadership summit is for teens ages 15-19 who love adventure. The experience incorporates a mentorship model, a leadership role at stewards trainings and at camp, a multi-day outdoor wilderness team-building experience, and a capstone action project during summer camp.
At Project Fashion, we provide summer programs that give creative-minded students an opportunity to explore a career in fashion through classes taught by industry professionals, hands-on projects, and company tours. We strive to create an environment where students can discover what role suits them best and whether they truly want to explore this as a career before committing time and money to the pursuit after high school.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens Pre-College allows students to participate in hands-on, project-based learning; experience campus life; visit leading companies; and make their college applications stand out. Stevens offers opportunities to discover collegiate life both in and out of the classroom. Programs in engineering, science, business, computer science, music and the arts are still open for students to apply.
Kettering University provides multiple pre-college programs for interested high school students.
These include: Academically Interested Minds (AIM), Computer Engineering Summer Camps, Doctor for a Day, FIRST Robotics Summer Camps, Ford Summer Camps, Lives Improve Through Engineering (LITE), Math Olympiad, Personal Finance Camps, and VEX.
For more information, go to https://www.kettering.edu/precollege
Alma College is excited to share that this summer we are hosting an array of academic and service camps led by faculty and staff for high school students! These include: Business Scholars Camp, Environmental Science Camp, Global Challenge, and Plaid Serves.
With completion of either the Business Scholars Camp or the Environmental Science Camp, each participant will receive three transferable college credits. Students referred by a counselor to the Business Scholars Camp or the Environmental Camp are eligible to receive a $100 Referral Scholarship. Please have them put “referred by” and their counselor’s name on their registration form.
Prospective students who attend either Global Challenge or Plaid Serves and ultimately enroll at Alma College in the fall of 2018 will receive a tuition credit in the amount of the camp registration in the fall semester.
For more information, go to: www.alma.edu/summer or contact the Admissions Office at (989) 463-7139 or email@example.com.
Abby Road offers students the sophisticated experience of a savvy traveler, rather than that of a tourist shuffling among the masses.
Founded by Stanford alumni in 2000, Abbey Road’s study abroad summer programs continue to deliver excellence. Our mission is to provide quality academic summer programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding, personal growth and academic enrichment. Abbey Road was created through a collaboration of the best young professionals and educators from top schools and esteemed institutions. Our curriculum developers and staff come from places such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Cambridge, La Sorbonne, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Parliament and the State Department ….. just to name a few.
United States Senate Youth Program
The 57th United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) provides an opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes.
Qualifications for this program are located at https://ussenateyouth.org/ in the 2019 brochure. Two students are selected from each state, and each will receive an all-expense paid trip to attend Washington, D.C. Week, from March 2-9. 2019, and a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship award.
More Summer Camps / Programs:
Game Experience Summer Camp: https://game.experienceamerica.com/game-experience-2019-counselor/
University of Michigan Electrify Tech Camp: https://electrify.engin.umich.edu/
Miami University Summer Scholars Program: http://miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/summer-scholars/
Air Force Association CyberCamp: https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=181569&cc=COEE&oc=10
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting summer program: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/bu-summer-journalism-institute/
Boston University’s Academy of Media Production summer workshop: https://combeyond.bu.edu/workshop/academy-of-media-production/
Project Fashion Summer Camp: http://fashion.experienceamerica.com/project-fashion-2019-counselor/
Lake Superior State University High School Summer Camps: https://www.lssu.edu/summer-camps/high-school-camps/
Stevens Institute of Technology's Pre-College summer programs: https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs
Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Program: https://www.mtu.edu/syp/
Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Please note that these are not endorsed by Walled Lake Consolidated School District. As parents, you may wish to pursue these opportunities with your student.
Premier Relocations Moving Company (Scholarship money available, also!)
Summer Job WITH Scholarship opportunity! Must be 18 y.o. Premier Relocations moving company (based in Novi) is looking for summer help. In addition to the regular pay, students who will attend college or trade school will also receive up to $1000 in scholarship money based on the number of days they can work. They intend to offer this in future summers as well, and would welcome back good workers for multiple summers to earn even more scholarship money.
Contact: Sean 248-735-4139 firstname.lastname@example.org
The new HAWK Community Center will be opening in in Farmington Hills in summer 2021. We are looking for eligible applicants to apply for our aquatics & concessions positions below.
- Concessions ($9.87/hr)
- Concessions Programmer ($17/hr)
- Aquatics Attendant ($9.87/hr)
- Lifeguard ($10.50/hr)
- Swim Instructor ($12/hr)
- Aquatics Coordinator ($14/hr)
- Aquatics Programmer ($17/hr)
- And lots more!
How do I apply?
Follow this link below to our City of Farmington Hills Employment Page – to the HAWK Positions page. There you can see all the positions available at the new HAWK Community Center. Please email the completed application and supporting documents to email@example.com or in person to the HR Department for consideration.
Honeybaked Ham in Novi is looking for up to 12 students or adults that would like to earn extra money, a Free holiday ham and most of all valuable work experience in a high paced environment this Easter. I am in need of front of house and back of house sales associates for the week of 3-28 – 4/3. Students must be 16 years of age and older. We are very flexible with scheduling, please call or email with any questions.
Contact: J.P. Grondin, General Manager, 248-697-5686, Z4127@hbham.com
Willoway Day Camp, https://www.willowaydaycamp.com/ is looking for counselors (male & female) who will be graduating seniors or going into their senior year. Evenings & weekends off. Anyone interested can go to the website above to find about the camp in general, or go directly to https://www.willowaydaycamp.com/jobs for information about employment and to fill out an application on line.
SERVPRO of Novi/Commerce South and Bloomfield located in Commerce Township is looking for seniors who intend to stay with the company (either not attending college next year or commuting). Can start part time now and move to full time after graduation. Owner states, "We offer a pleasant work environment, great pay and benefits, as well as extensive training within our industry and the ability to grow and advance within the company."
Contact Bill Hannon (owner) at 248-875-6866 to schedule an interview.
Position Titles: Manufacturing Team Member and Shipping & Receiving Team Member
Pay: $14/hr ($15/hr after 30 days of employment)
Location: 48230 West Road, Wixom, MI
If you are interested please contact Marty Jeppesen at 734-323-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Novi is hiring lifeguards, camp counselors, DPW laborers, and park laborers. For more information, go to: https://cityofnovi.org/Home.aspx
Zeeland Lumber and Supply is looking for full-time team members to build their career as Truss Builders, Material Handlers, and Panel Builders. Apply online at www.zeelandlumber.com/join-our-team or call Laura at 248.257.8473
Fred's Landscaping is looking for spring/summer help. 18 and older, $14/hour, flexible schedule. Call (248) 669-1350 for more information.
*As we receive volunteer opportunities for the 20120-2021 school year, we will post them.