Registration is open for the Summer Academy at Oregon State University – Cascades, an annual program for high school students that includes classes, outdoor recreation experiences in Central Oregon and an introduction to campus life.
The Summer Academy is a five-day, in-person program led by OSU-Cascades faculty and other experts. It will be offered July 31 to Aug. 5 and Aug. 14-19. The program is for incoming and current high school students. Both day and overnight options are available.
Participants who successfully complete the Summer Academy will receive a $500 OSU-Cascades scholarship to be used the fall immediately after high school graduation.
Participants will select from four academic tracks:
Participants will learn about the college search and the college application process from OSU-Cascades admissions staff. They will also learn about support and activities for OSU-Cascades students outside of the classroom, including career services, financial aid and scholarships, health and wellness programs, and student life offerings.
Afternoon outdoor recreation offerings will be led by trained student members of Cascades Adventures, an OSU-Cascades recreation program, and include activities such as rock climbing and floating the Deschutes River.
OSU-Cascades students will serve as counselors during the academy and support participants as they complete the program.
Space in the Summer Academy is limited. Registration is $675 for the day option and $945 for the overnight option. Fees cover classes and supplies, recreation activities, guides and equipment, outing transportation, and lunch and snacks daily. Five nights of accommodation in the student residence hall are covered for overnighters.
Financial assistance is available through a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation.
About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s campus in Bend brings higher education to Central Oregon, the fastest growing region in the state. Surrounded by 2.5 million acres of mountains and high desert, OSU-Cascades is a top-tier research university where small classes accelerate faculty-student mentoring. Degree programs meet industry and economic needs in areas such as innovation and entrepreneurship, natural ecosystems, health and wellness, and arts and sciences, and prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges. OSU-Cascades is expanding to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, building a 128-acre campus with net-zero goals.