BLUEPRINT | HOWARD UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAM
BLUEPRINT’S PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAM AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY
2400 Sixth St. NW – Washington D.C. 20059 | Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
Howard University is a selective, nationally renowned college located in the heart of our nation’s capital. This Historically Black University (HBCU) has been praised for its continued effort in advocating for social justice and encouraging its students to become architects of social change. With a student:faculty ratio of just 7:1, the College engages over 5,800 students in 120+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, afro-american studies and pre-professional fields.
Blueprint Summer Programs works with Howard to provide students with an unparalleled pre-college summer experience. Howard is beautifully located on a hilltop in Northwest Washington, D.C. The campus is just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol where many current students and alumni work to shape national and foreign policy. With Blueprint’s pre-college program at Howard, students can get a feel for college life in a big city, with the comfort of Blueprint’s highly-trained staff.
|1-Week Program Dates: July 1 to July 7th|
|Spaces Limited – Register Today!|
TUITION FOR BLUEPRINT @ HOWARD – PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
Blueprint programs vary in cost based on location, but you receive the same high-quality programming no matter which campus you attend. Tuition is designed to cover everything your student will need while at Blueprint! University housing. On-campus activities. Supervision. Classroom instruction. Three meals per day. Everything! You won’t even need to submit an additional application fee. The only additional, non-optional fee is a $75 Materials and Technology fee per registration. Learn more about Blueprint registration and tuition…
HOWARD SUMMER PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Enrollment in Blueprint Summer Programs at Howard University is limited. Online registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is sold out. To reserve your space, we strongly recommend completing our online registration process as early as possible.
Howard’s designated airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C. Students traveling to the program by plane may request Blueprint’s Pick-Up/Drop-Off service during the online registration process for an additional fee.
Blueprint Summer Programs at Howard University offers courses that are both fun and rewarding. Our six classic courses offer an overview of the subject in a 101 style course. We also offer five Career Courses that focus on the variety of careers within a field. Career Courses take advantage of campus and community amenities, and have highly limited availability. All courses vary by campus.
- Our class sizes are carefully monitored, and small student-teacher ratios ensure that each student receives plenty of individual attention.
- Our instructors are of the highest caliber and come from across the country. Instructors are handpicked for each program.
- Each course is custom developed by Blueprint Instructors – the course descriptions are just examples of what can be covered in class.
- No tests. No homework. Students reconnect with the fun of learning through top-notch instruction in a stress-free setting.
Select a pre-college course and study it for one or two weeks! Course material doesn’t repeat, so the longer you stay the more you learn.
2018’s Blueprint Howard High School Summer Program Courses
- Careers In Engineering
Engineers don’t just understand our world. They design it. If you have an inquisitive, analytical mind for math, engineering could be your perfect plan. This class will explore the different disciplines within engineering, from mechanical and marine to electrical and environmental. You’ll also learn about core requirements, the latest in engineering technology and some seriously cool opportunities. Read more…
- Careers In Medicine
Future doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants will love this hands-on pre-college course, covering everything you need to know to get started in the medical industry. You’ll earn first aid and CPR certification, tour local hospitals and meet with experts in a variety of medical fields. Read more…
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company or running a business? Learn some tricks of the trade this summer with Blueprint Summer Programs! Class topics can range from conceiving adventurous ideas, marketing and selling strategy, how to build strong business relationships and more! Students will be immersed in all that goes on in the fast-paced business world. Read more…
- Forensic Science
Go beyond prime time television shows and take a closer look at the real-world professionals who make a career out of solving crimes. This hands-on course investigates the origins of forensic science and criminology, the impact of modern technology and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon. Oh, yeah – there’s also crime scenes, blood spatter and cases to solve. Read more…
Psychology is a favorite course for college students – and Blueprint students – for obvious reasons. (Serial killers! Body language! Experiments!) Students will spend time focusing on the ins and outs of behavioral science. Topics covered in this pre-college course can include the history of the field, advances in psychology and new theories that are changing the way we look at the brain and each other. Read more…
Blueprint Summer Programs at Howard University will give you a whole new perspective on life. You’ll have the unique opportunity to observe the country’s most influential decision-makers, while enjoying the historic campus and eclectic community. Howard’s central location allows you to easily explore some of D.C.’s top attractions on foot, or venture further with convenient access to campus and public transportation.
- Where You’ll Live | TBD Residence Hall
- A Perfect Location | Washington, D.C.
Even in the middle of a bustling metropolis, Howard’s 258-acre campus commonly known as “The Mecca” makes students feel at home within minutes. Plus, you’ll never be bored in the surrounding area! The White House, Department of State, and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts are all just a walk or Metro ride away, along with an array of restaurants, museums, galleries, historic neighborhoods and much more.
- Top-Notch Facilities
The Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, the Founders Founders Library and Fredrick Douglass Memorial Hall are just a few of the historic buildings found on campus. Looking for more novel constructions? You won’t want to miss the Interdisciplinary Research Building! This modern research facility was built just a couple years ago and boasts 81,670 square feet of state-of-the-art technology and classrooms.
For each program, Blueprint hires a skilled crew of directors, teachers, resident advisers. Our directors oversee all aspects of program life and ensure that each student has the opportunity to become an active member of the community. Courses are taught by gifted teachers and talented professionals. We recruit only the brightest and most passionate teachers to connect with our students. Our resident advisers act as big brothers and sisters to students while they’re away from home. They help students acclimate to new settings and guide them through little challenges along the way.
ACTIVITIES + TRIPS
Some of the most important college experiences happen outside the classroom. Recreational activities from concerts to canoeing help students meet new people, strengthen relationships and broaden their horizons. And the great memories will last a lifetime.
- Optional Sunday Trip | Six Flags America
Thrill seekers are about to meet their match. At Six Flags America, students can experience stomach-dropping, scream-worthy fun on Roar, a totally twisted wooden roller coaster, or the speed-tastic excitement of Superman: Ride of Steel. Then prepare to get soaked at Hurricane Harbor, the in-park waterpark featuring a giant wave pool and wild, multi-passenger slides.
- Road Trip Week 2 | GW University, Spy Museum & Terrapin Adventures
More info coming soon!
- Signature Blueprint Summer Program Activities at Howard University
- Sports and Gaming
Frisbee Golf, Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, Cross Country, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Nintendo Wii, PS3, Ping Pong and much more
- Signature Georgetown Events
Blueprint Curling, Gov-to-Go Geocaching, So You Think You Can’t Dance, Open Mic Night, Blueprint Amazing Race, Iron Chef: Dorm Edition, Blueprint Survivor, Ramen Noodle Relay
- Explore Washington D.C.
The Museum of Natural History, National Archives, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art
- Sports and Gaming
More information coming soon!
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.
I would HIGHLY recommend Blueprint to any family looking for a personal, high-value summer college experience.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.