Summer Opportunities

Boys State and Girls State

The American Legion offers the opportunity for rising seniors to participate in a week-long summer opportunity focused on government and citizenship education.  This is an incredible opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and participate in a fun, hands-on learning environment.  Students will have the opportunity to create a functional state government by practicing running for office, conducting elections, enacting and enforcing laws, and doing all that is required to establish and maintain a state government.  Boys State and Girls State empowers students to be an advocate for their society and be involved in making a difference by taking an active role in politics. 

This summer program will be June 17-23, 2018.  Boys State will be at Radford University and Girls State will be at Longwood University. 

*Please see Sara Gray, school counselor, if you are interested in applying. 

Applications and supporting materials are due by March 29.

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Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Program

The American Legion and Virginia State Police have teamed up to provide rising seniors the opportunity to experience firsthand what it takes to become a law enforcement officer. This program offers a fast paced week of orientation to law enforcement training and an insight to the criminal justice system. 

This summer program will be June 24-29, 2018 at the Virginia State Police Academy in Richmond, VA. 

*Please see Sara Gray, school counselor, if you are interested in applying.

Application and supporting materials are due by March 29.

For more information visit:

Summer Bridge Program

Radford University will be hosting a Summer Bridge Program July 15-20 for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. The Summer Bridge Program is a week-long residential experience where students can explore science, technology, and mathematics through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments, field experiences, and cocurricular activities.

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An online application can be completed at

CVCC Career Academies (Rising 9th and 10th graders)

A limited number of academy scholarships are available to cover cost.  Please visit Sara Gray in the counseling office for a scholarship application.




Advanced Engineering (hosted at EC Glass)

July 11-13 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm


Automotive (hosted at Campbell Co Tech Center)

June 25-29 (M-F) 8:00am-12:00pm


Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

June 25-27 (M-W) 8:00am-3:00pm



July 18-20 (W-F) 8:00am-3:00pm



July 23-27 (M-F) 8:00am-12:00pm










Youth Boss Camp

The Youth Boss Camp is a two-week summer exploration program in MD for students between ages 9-17. It is designed to introduce students to the world of entrepreneurship with daily age-appropriate activities from practicing professionals, a field trip and more. At the end of the camp, all students get to participate in a pitch competition to win $500 toward their entrepreneurial venture.

Solo Camp at SML Aviation

This summer, SML Aviation will be offering a solo camp to a select number of local high school students. This camp will cover basic aviation skills and culminate in the student conducting their first solo flight. This is a great opportunity for students pursuing an aviation career or any student who ever wondered what it would be like to fly a plane. For more information, check out our Facebook page or come by our Open House on April 8th.


          Cessna 150 (10 hours)                       520

          Instructor                                             330

                                        Total:                    $850

Includes: Logbook, T-shirt, Training Material, Ground Instruction

Student Requirements:

          Must be a high school student at least 16 years old.

          Max weight: 225

          Must be willing and able to show up every day to fly starting June 4th.

          Must have a 3rd class medical ($125)

          Email to reserve your spot.

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