Walled Lake Northern - Summer Programs and Job / Volunteer Opportunities


Work Permit

Work permits can also be obtained in either the counseling or administrative offices. 


Summer School  

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:

  1. Online classes at Walled Lake Northern via E2020


Pre-College Programs

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 lhornsby@stanford.edu 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.‚Äč 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 admissions@alma.edu.

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/


Duke Summer Session


Boston University Summer Journalism Institute



Job Opportunities

Please note that these are not endorsed by Walled Lake Consolidated School District. As parents, you may wish to evaluate these opportunities with your student.


Young Entrepreneur Across America needs workers to work in Waterford and the surrounding areas, including Walled Lake. I am hiring painters, marketers, and team leads. Marketers will start at $12/hr with bonuses and work a flexible 6-10 hours a week. The job is untaxed since they work so few hours. The marketers will be cold calling/going door-to-do in neighborhoods to find people that want a painting estimate. They must be 16+ with a reliable car and license.

Painters start at $10/hr for 2 weeks of training, then $12/hr with biweekly raises. Painters will get a guaranteed 40 hour pay-weather permitting. They will be working a 10 hour shift 4 days a week. Painter applicants should be comfortable working outside and with climbing ladders. Painter applicants need to be 18 upon being on a job site, have a license, and a reliable car.

Team leads have the same hours and requirements. They will monitor the job site and assist/direct painters. They will be paid $1-$2 more per hour.

Students interested in applying should call Ben Taylor at 248-760-5236.


Walled Lake Community Education Lifeguard

June - August 2022             $14-15 / hour          must be 16 years old

apply at wlcsd.org/LG


Walled Lake Community Education Summer Adventures Counselor

June - August 2022             $11-13 / hour          must be 18 years old

apply at wlcsd.org/summer


Fox Run Senior Living Community in Novi is looking for friendly, hard-working students like you to work as servers in our fine dining restaurants!
$10,000 scholarship opportunity!
Flexible work schedule!
Work from 3:45pm-8:30pm!
Career opportunities beyond high school – nursing, human resources, dining, sales, finance and more!
No experience necessary!

PDF DocumentFox Run Flyer for more information


Amazon is currently are hiring in the following areas. Apply using the link below. If you have questions, contact Katie Lazarra, Staffing Coordinator, klazzara@amazon.com.

Location: 1200 Featherstone Rd, Pontiac, MI 49342


Day, Night, and Flexible Shifts Open

Employees eligible for benefits on Day 1!

$15.50 base pay (+ possible premium for night shift)

Link to job description and application: https://amazon.force.com/BBJobDetails?reqid=a0R4U00000EV4EY

Please note: shifts are available at a first-come, first-served basis. Once a shift is full, it will no longer be visible via the online application. New shifts are posted every Friday evening.


Volunteer Opportunities

*As we receive volunteer opportunities for the 20120-2021 school year, we will post them.