• *FREE College Planning Workshop-The College Project is hosting a FREE College Planning Workshop "College Admissions During a Pandemic" via Zoom    Thursday, May 7th from 6-7 pm.  RSVP: or

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  • Internship Program for Representative Andy Barr

    Gain professional experience and learn more about the political process.

    Flexible hours and responsibilities geared towards your interests.

    Internship Program As an Intern with #TeamBarr you will...

    • Be part of a top team in an exciting election year.

    • Earn class credit, volunteer hours, and opportunity for paid bonuses!

    Join Our Winning Team For more information please contact: Andy Barr @barrforcongress


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  • **Leadership Lexington Applications are online March 1st through March 27th. 

    ELIGIBILITY: This unique opportunity is for 11th grade students enrolled in Fayette County Schools (private, parochial, Montessori, home school and public). Students must apply during their Sophomore year, making them Juniors for the program year (2020-2021). Students must have a 3.0 Unweighted GPA in order to participate in the program.

    The Leadership Lexington Youth Program will motivate students to think seriously about the role they would like to play and the difference they can make in the Lexington community. Participants will interact with each other and community leaders, discuss issues, careers, business and post-secondary institutions. Day sessions focus on topics including the arts, government and public safety, higher education, health and human services, and more. 

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  • Lafayette Counseling is now on Instagram!  Follow @ lhscounseling1

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  • UK HealthCare Volunteer Opportunity

    UK 2020 Summer Teen Volunteer applications are open for UK HealthCare. You must commit to 2 shifts per week and be interested in healthcare. Please pick up application information in the Counseling office.

    Baptist Health

    is offering their 2020 Summer VolunTeen program again this year, the interested student can now go to to learn all the details and deadlines!  Interested students need to act quickly.  The Summer VolunTeen Program has limited capacity and typically fills up very quickly.



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    The dates for summer PE cannot be set until the district sets the last day of school.  This is typically done right before spring break after the threat of inclement weather days have passed.  Register interest for summer PE on the Lafayette website.  Rising 12th graders are offered seats first, then rising 11th graders and so on.  If your student weren’t to get a seat this summer, chances increase for the next summer.

     Health can be completed online via eSchool.  Stop in the guidance office for a Health form the first of May; the course could be completed in the summer even if not in summer PE.

     Cost for summer PE and eSchool Health is approximately $150 each.


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  • Summer Programs


    Stanford University


    Summer STEM Institute

    This is a six-week virtual summer program consisting os three main parts:

    A research and data science bootcamp; a Masterclass lecture series, and a research project. Please log-in for more details!


    Summer Camp


    All Abilities Drama Camp


    Campers experience the arts by celebrating differences, skills, personalities and abilities.


    The Center for Courageous Kids


    The Center for Courageous Kids is a medical camps for children with disabilities or life threatening illnesses. They can have a real camp experience in a safe and medically sound setting.


    Lexington Therapeutic Recreation


    Therapeutic recreation programs provide opportunities for individuals to enjoy activities through recreation, leisure, and play. Some of the opportunities are adult fitness, adaptive aquatics, archery, Miracle League Baseball, and many others.


    LYSA TOPSoccer Program


    TOPSoccer is a community based soccer program designed to meet the needs of athletes with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities


    Central Kentucky Riding for Hope


    CKRH operates at the Kentucky Horse Park. The program has successfully helped people with disabilities develop self-esteem, confidence, coordination, and have a sense of achievement while learning horsemanship and track riding principles.


    Lexington Hearing and Speech


    Lexington Hearing and Speech offers a variety of summer camps for children.


    Special Needs Camp of Kentucky


    SNCKI is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that hosts a free week-long summer day camp for individuals with intellectual disabilities in KY. They also host events for campers throughout the year.


    Indian Summer Camp

    Our week-long camp lets kids with cancer build friendships and focus on the important things in life – arts and crafts, swimming, hiking and s’mores. Nurses, trained volunteers, and a staff doctor are on hand to ensure every camper’s safety. A day camp option allows younger kids to be part of the fun as well.

    At Indian Summer Sibling Camp, brothers and sisters of kids with cancer get the chance to meet peers in a similar situation while enjoying some special fun and receiving attention that’s all their own.


    Camp Freedom


    Camp Freedom is an action packed weekend designed to help campers age 10 years and older with an intellectual, developmental or physical disability experience summer camp in a way they most enjoy. With a large team of trained volunteers and a low camper to volunteer ratio, campers engage in exciting outdoor activities including archery, fishing, bonfires and swimming in the pool and lake. Campers will also spend time growing in faith and worship. Camp Freedom is a unique weekend where volunteers encourage each camper to learn, play and try something new.



    Kentucky Forest Leadership Program

    Application forms in the Counseling Office

    May 31 – June 5, 2020

    Deadline to apply: May 15, 2020


    This program is for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Expect to by busy with a full schedule of hands-on forestry and natural resources activities for the week including: Forestry, Entomology, and Wildlife.


    American Legion Auxiliary Kentucky Girls State

    Georgetown College

    June 7 – 12, 2020

    Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020


    This programs is for female juniors only. ALA Kentucky Girls State is designed to give its participants a comprehensive view of the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. Each attendee is assigned to a mythical city, a political party, and the Senate or House of Representatives.


    William & Mary

    Pre-College Program in American History


    Session 1: June 21 – July 11

    Session 2: July 12 – August 1


    Choose your class: HIST 217: Virginia, the Colonies, and the Road to Revolution; HIST 218: Virginia, the New Nation, and the Road to the Civil War. Live and study on the William & Mary campus; earn 4 hours of transferable college credit; visit more than a dozen historic sites; join an active archaeological excavation; meet students from around the world; learn from historians, archaeologists, and curators; develop college-level reading and writing


    Pratt Institute

    Summer 2020 Pre-College

    July 6 – July 31



    Hosted on Pratt’s beautiful Brooklyn campus, you will get a chance to experience what it would be like to attend one of the world’s premier colleges for creative study and create your visual writing portfolio, which will be an important part of the college admissions and scholarship consideration process. Spend the summer connecting with other gifted creative students from around the globe, and build lasting friendships.


    Eastern Kentucky University

    SOLUTIONS! Science and Math Camp

    May 31 – June 5



    In addition to science and math activities, information sessions on college majors, application process, financial aid and scholarships, and career options will be offered.


    Teen Life Summer Programs


    Find the right program for you plus tips on how to pay for it! There are over 80 listings.


    University of Kentucky

    Freshman Summer Program

    Deadline: March 16, 2020


    The UK Freshman Summer Program is an academically intensive program designed to improve the retention of underrepresented minority students admitted to the University of Kentucky for the 2020 fall semester.





    Boston University

    Pre-College Programs


    Programs available: High School Honors; Research in Science & Engineering; Academic Immersion; Summer Challenge; Summer Preview


    Syracuse University

    Summer College

    60+ programs to choose from; 1,2,3,4 and 6 –week pre-college options; credit and noncredit available; live on the Syracuse University campus; build a resume and portfolio; make friends from around the world!



    Miami University of Ohio

    Summer Scholars Program

    Session 1 Dates: July 5 – July 17

    Session 2 Dates: July 19 – July 31

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2020


    The Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically-talented Participate in challenging, immersive academic modules centered on a specific topic or area of interest.

    UC Santa Barbara

    Pre-College Programs


    Research Mentorship Program (RMP) – an immersive, six-week program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students in university-level research.

    Program Dates: June 21 – August 1

    Application Deadline: March 15, 2020


    Summer Research Academies (SRA) This is a dynamic, four-week program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences-related fields.

    Program Dates: June 28 – July 25

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2020


    Summer Scholars Program (SSP)  This is a six-week program that gives motivated students the opportunity to jumpstart their higher education career by enrolling in two credit-bearing courses alongside UC Santa Barbara undergraduates.

    Program Dates: June 21 – August 1

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2020




    Washington University in St. Louis


    Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.


    Denison College


    June 21 – 28, 2020

    Online application portal opens: 1/6/2020

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2020


    The Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop is an eight-day residential summer program in creative writing for current high school sophomores and juniors who love to write.


    Murray State University

    Commonwealth Honors Academy

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2020


    The Commonwealth Honors Academy is an exciting, challenging three-week academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year, maintained a 3.5 GPA and received a minimum composite 25 ACT. Students will be selected from the commonwealth and the surrounding region.


    Sullivan University

    Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

    June 14 - 19


    Camps include: Culinary, Advanced Culinary, Baking & Pastry Arts, Advanced Baking & Pastry Arts, Cybersecurity, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Med, and Web Development.

    Pharmacy Camp

    Application Deadline: June 1

    July 27-31

    Cornell University Summer College

    Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

    June 20 – August 4


    Choose from up to 40 courses!


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  • **Juniors/Seniors-Sign up for College Visits at Lafayette!  See who is visiting you at Lafayette and sign up for College Rep visits on-line at


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  • *Black Achievers is a college and career readiness program for middle and high school students serving ten counties throughout Central Kentucky. The program provides academic development (time management, study/organization skills, tutoring, etc.) and career exploration (working with adult mentors that either work, teach or study in specific career fields) on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at Transylvania University. Participants start earning scholarships as early as 6th grade; last year we were able to award 20 seniors scholarships totaling close to $300,000.  Please complete the attached application to apply.YMCA Black Achievers Application

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