Pre-College | Summer Programs

Be sure to check out the Events & Summer Opportunities page under the Resources tab for several Pre-College and Summer Programs that are offered this year!  Areas include architecture, culinary, business, engineering, STEM, art, marine biology, and many more.  You also have the opportunity to earn college credit through many of the programs or learn how to better be prepared for college life.






There is a place for young people to make a difference in state government by serving as
a member of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council, a body composed entirely of high school students with the purpose of addressing issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education is now accepting applications for membership on the youth council. The purpose of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and give students an opportunity to be involved in the workings of government. Students who are selected to serve will have the opportunity to study and address issues of importance to youth, including education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in local and state government, substance abuse, underage drinking, physical fitness and health, litter and environmental control, and others. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education oversees the work of the youth council and participates in the appointment of council members.

Thirty-one youth members are appointed each year, which includes three student members representing each of the congressional districts and additional at-large members. Youth members must be between the ages of 14 and 19, and be enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school program, or a GED skills program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Application deadline: Must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March 22, 2018.

Meetings are held in September, November, January, March, May, and a two-day seminar in July. The council always meets on a Saturday at the Louisiana Municipal Association building except for the two-day seminar, which is held at the Louisiana State Capitol.

To Apply for Membership:

1. PART I: STUDENT APPLICATION: Fill out the student application form completely.
2. PART II: PARENTAL CONSENT FORM: Parent or legal guardian must sign and
submit a consent form for a student applicant to be considered.
3. PART III: RECOMMENDATION FORM & LETTERS: The recommendation form must
be given to a school administrator, teacher, or representative of a community or
school-sponsored club or organization (with a civic mission) to complete and submit
a letter of recommendation. A minimum of two letters is required.
A. For Paper Application, Letters of Recommendation, & Consent Form
Mail to: La. Commission on Civic Education
c/o Louisiana Senate / Megan Bella
Post Office Box 94062
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
B. Forms may be completed online, printed, and emailed
Email to:

To Apply for Membership:
For more information contact: Megan Bella
(225) 342-2362 Fax: 225-342-2368

LYAC Application Press Release 2018

LYAC Application 2018

Stanford | Pre-Collegiate Studies


We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 9–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.
  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL, formerly SAILORS, invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here:

Review the complete program guide here:  stanford-pre-collegiate-studies-program-guide-2018

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine | Deadline to submit: Jan. 23


Brandeis University – Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine

Brandeis University’s Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine will be held June 24-June 30, 2018.  At the Summit, students will discuss how health and medicine are rapidly evolving with leaders in the field, participate in cutting-edge simulations, and work in dynamic small teams to develop their own solutions to complex medical challenges.

Caddo Magnet High School can nominate up to five outstanding students to attend the 2018 Summit.  To qualify, you must be a current sophomore or junior, be interested in a career in the medical field, rank in the top 5% of your class, and demonstrate strong academic performance in challenging course work.  If you are interested in being nominated for the Summit, submit a one-page essay describing why you should be chosen as a nominee.   Ensure your name and email address is listed at the top of your essay.  Essays are due to Mrs. Britt, Junior Counselor, by Tuesday, January 23.

For more information on the Summit, go to:

*Costs are associated with the program but financial need scholarships are available through Brandeis University.  A detailed fundraising guide will also be provided.   

AHEC’s Day with the Doctors Program Deadline Extended




AHEC’s A Day with Doctors deadline has been extended to January 16!  Eligible students must submit:

  • a completed application
  • current transcript (3.0 or better)
  • personal essay explaining why you would like to participate in the program

For more information contact the Counseling Department at CMHS.

The Day with the Doctors program is open to eleventh and twelfth grade students with at least a 3.0 GPA. The program gives students the opportunity to spend a day at the LSU Health Shreveport or New Orleans or Tulane School of Medicine campuses. Students learn about medical problems, work with specimens and microscopic slides, practice basic life support techniques, explore the anatomy and/or pathology labs, interact with medical students and faculty, and receive medical school admissions information and more. The program deadline to apply is November 14th. The Day with the Doctors program is held once a year in January.


TULANE: Louisiana Campus Preview Days


Louisiana Campus Preview Days

Louisiana Campus Preview Days are designed for Louisiana high school students and their families to learn more about the academic, social, and cultural opportunities available at Tulane. We’re proud to invite interested students from around Louisiana to take an in-depth look at Tulane’s campus life.

Spring 2018 Louisiana Campus Preview Days

Ideal for Sophomores & Juniors

Register for a Campus Preview Day

Fall 2018 Louisiana Campus Preview Day

Ideal for Juniors & Seniors

  • Louisiana Campus Preview Days for the fall of 2018 will be announced in the summer


We’ve compiled information to help you put together your travel plans. A tentative schedule is available here. If you have questions, please let us know!