Summer Planning Resources For High School Students

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

summer_activities_for_high_school_studentsNow’s the Time for Students to Think About How to Spend Their Summer Breaks

It may only be March, but summer break will be here before you know it, and students need to have a solid plan for how to spend their time off from school.

Colleges like to see what students are doing inside and outside of the classroom, including how students spend their summer breaks. Colleges want to see students engaging in their core interests and continuing their current activities even when school isn’t in session.

For many students this can include securing a summer job or internship related to their interests, continuing a club or after school activity, or attending a summer program. Students should start planning their summer as soon as possible, especially if they’d like to attend a summer program, as many application deadlines are as early as March.

The summer is also a good time for rising high school seniors to get a head start on their application essays in addition to their other summer activities.


Starting to plan early for the summer can seem daunting, but there are a number of resources out there to help you decide the most productive way to spend your summer break.

Check out our list of summer planning resources below!


Summer Programs

Summer Reading


There are a number of things that students can be doing now to plan for the summer! At IvyWise we work with students to help them identify productive summer plans that help them further pursue their interests and, ultimately, stand out when it comes time to apply to college. For more information on how IvyWise can help you plan the perfect summer activity, contact us today!

Related Topics

Summer Planning
Sign Up for the IvyWise Newsletter

Get the IvyWise Newsletter

 简体中文 »
close wechat qr code