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Community Service/Summer Camps/ Contests/ College Prep Programs

30 hours are needed for graduation - at least 15 outside of school
Mt. Healthy Christian Home - Contact Teresa, Activities Director 931-5000.  This is next to our school.
Mt. Healthy Alliance Food Bank - Contact Kathy Lorenz 551-8036.  This is next to the School Board Office at Mt. Healthy Christian Church, 7717 Harrison Ave.
Habitat for Humanity - To sign up go to then to the "Get Involved" tab on the upper left and click on the "VolunteerUP" button.  For groups of 4 or more contact Amy 482-5603
Elementary Schools - North or South  - Contact or visit North or South Elementary about being a teacher's helper.  North - 742-6004.  South - 728-4683.
Church - speak with your Pastor about volunteering with your church.
Teacher - speak with your teachers about volunteering for special school events or assisting in her/his classroom.  Remember, only 15 hours of your 30 required hours can be done in school.
***************Questions about Community Service, see Mrs. Pickard in the Guidance Office *****************
Students exceeding Community Service hours are recognized at graduation.
Required 30 hours + additional 100 hours wear a white cord
Required 30 hours + additional 200 hours wear a silver cord
Required 30 hours + additional 300 hours wear a gold cord
Required 30 hours + additional hours above 300 wear varying color cords.

Summer Programs/Conferences and Leadership Opportunities

Updated 04/7/2017

Hands 4 Others-offers various global leadership opportunities to students, including our Global Ambassador Program. For more information, visit


Buckeye Girls State Plan of Action 2017-The purpose is to educate Ohio’s young women in the duties, privileges and responsibilities of citizenship; to provide an opportunity for them to live together as self-governing citizens and to participate in the actual functioning of their government. Session Date: June 11-17, 2017 at the University of Mount Union. For more information, please visit or see your counselor for more details.


Duke University Summer Session-Duke University is currently accepting applications for their Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. See your counselor for more details!


Exploring STEMM-is for 7-9th grade students interested in the field of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Exploring STEMM is sponsored by Wright State University at NO COST to students during the summer of 2017. Early registration is required. Apply early as spots are limited! To apply, go to


Sheet Metal Apprenticeship-To qualify for this apprenticeship, the student must be 18 years or older, on track to graduation from high school, valid driver’s license, physically able to perform the work of the trade and be able to pass a drug test. Applicants must appear in person to receive an application and successfully complete an aptitude test and personal interview. See your counselor for more details!


Martin W. Essex School for Gifted and Talented at Otterbein University-offers high school juniors and seniors opportunities for career exploration through a unique program compromised of classes, seminars and workshops on the arts, sciences and humanities. This residential camp will feature daily workshops and seminars as well as evening field trips and events. The dates of the event are June 18-24, 2017 and the cost is 650.00 (Need-based financial assistance may be available). See your school counselor for registration information.


Interested in attending Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies in California (Summer Programs)??? See your counselor for details!


Waycross Community Media-is offering summer film making workshops for middle and high school students. This is a great opportunity for students interested in filmmaking and television production to learn several new skills in a fun environment. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will write the script, plan the production and serve as cast and crew. For more information or to register, students can visit


The Summer Arabic Language Program for Beginners-Learn Arabic this summer at the University of Cincinnati! This program is for motivated high school senior, rising senior or rising junior with a minimum of 3.5 GPA. The program is from June 19-July 14, 2017, Mondays-Friday from 9:00-3:30. Students will earn 5 semester hours of college credit upon successful completion and the program is 100% funded tuition and books! If you are interested, apply at   Deadline is May 28, 2017


2017 Regents Startalk Foreign Language Academy-Summer 2017 (June 18-July 15). If you are a high school student, this is an opportunity for you to start on your way to advanced-level proficiency in the critical need languages of Chinese and Russian. This program is intended for students with no prior knowledge of Chinese and Russian. Students can receive up to 4 college credits. Students live together in the Kent State Honors College and the program is FREE including technology, room, board and tuition for Ohio high school students. Program is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors. Apply today at


The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy at the University of Pittsburgh-This is a great opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain a competitive edge in the college application process. You can call 412-648-7831 for further questions!


Camp Cardiac-Camp Cardiac is a 1 week summer day camp open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2017 graduates) as long as the student is 15 years or older as of the first day of assigned session. The primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine. For more information, please visit


Camp Neuro-Camp Neuro is a 1-week summer day camp open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2017 graduates) as least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session. Although Camp Neuro’s primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine. For more information, please visit


University of Dayton Engineering Summer Camps-The University of Dayton has three exciting residential engineering camps available this summer: METEC: Minority Engineering and Technology Enrichment Camp for Young Men, Women in Engineering Summer Camp and Summer Honors Engineering Camp. The METEC camp is offered at a reduced fee due to sponsorship and need-based financial assistance is available for all three camps. See Mrs. Havlin for more details to register for one of the summer camps mentioned above!! Apply NOW as space is limited!!


Hackathon at UC-a Hackathon is a weekend where students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones while developing innovative applications and technologies for the sake of learning and problem-solving. It also brings together college and high school students in Ohio for a weekend of learning, collaboration and innovation. RevolutionUC is scheduled for April 8th and 9th. It is FREE to attend. Register NOW at


Miami University Summer Scholars Program-provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will attend an intense two week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the other Honor programs. See Mrs. Havlin for details. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.


Manchester University Spring Preview Day-The event starts at 9 a.m. and includes a campus tour plus information about academics, campus life, athletics, admissions and financial aid. Sign up at


Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp-is scheduled for June 11-16, 2017 at FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio. This co-ed residential camp is open to students entering their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2017. Students will learn about Ohio’s forests, wildlife, conservation, tree identification, ecology and much more! There are also a limited amount of camp sponsorships available for students that might not be able to afford camp. Details about camp registration can be found at


Teen Ambassador Board 2017-2018-is open to high school juniors and seniors. Ideal candidates are motivated, enthusiastic, self-starters who are interested in law and government. The mission of the Teen Ambassador Board is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at Ohio law and government. The board consists of high school students from around the state. Students will meet Mike DeWine, attend events around the state, visit Columbus and regional offices, interact with Assistant Attorney General and hear from elected officials. Applications are due May 31, 2017. Complete your application online at


Miami University Summer Scholars Program-is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with a Miami faculty member. The program offers students a significant advantage in the college application process, with structured workshops focused on application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid and scholarships and sessions on developing leadership skills. Participants who choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s academic programs. All application material needs to be submitted online and need to be received by May 1, 2017. More information can be found online at


Stepping Stones-Stepping Stones is a summer outdoor program that provides exciting activities for children, teens and adults with disabilities. They are looking for responsible lifeguards who will be an integral part of their summer team. You must be ages 16 or older by May 2017 to apply. Complete the online application at  

In addition, they are also seeking Day Camp and Overnight Counselors. If interested, come see Mrs. Havlin!