• Summer Opportunities

     Summer Immersion Program: Who is SIP for?  Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply

     What is SIP?  Girls Who Code has hosted an in-person immersion coding program since 2012 in select cities. With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis, we have elected to move this transformative programming online, regardless of student location. Our modified 2-week virtual program teaches 9th–11th grade girls the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community, while preparing for a career in tech. 

    Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program  for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood -- all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and more. Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. Need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify.

    Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but classrooms are filling up fast! Apply today at girlswhocode.com/virtualsipform or learn more in a webinar!


    Applications for the Washington Youth Tour (for high school juniors) and the Cooperative Youth Summit (for high school sophomores) are now open. All applications can now be submitted electronically in addition to paper format! Applications can be obtained by clicking the link below. 
    • Washington Youth Tour - Students will explore Washington, D.C. with 1,500 high school juniors from across the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. South Carolina's electric co-ops will cover round-trip plane ticket, tours and meals. In other words, It’s all free!
    • Cooperative Youth Summit - Students will experience South Carolina’s capital like never before. They’ll tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future. Plus, there’s plenty of fun with visits to popular Columbia attractions like Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
    The Application deadline is February 21, 2020!!! This is a strict deadline as it is necessary for selected students to obtain the necessary clearance to attend. Please click the button below to access electronic and paper applications.

    2020 Summer Scholars Registration Information

    Registration opens March 14 and ends on May 1

    Horry County Schools’ Summer Scholars Program is a special experience that provides academic enrichment opportunities to gifted and high-achieving students in grades 3-11. 

    NEW Location for 2020


    150 Revolutionary War Way
    Myrtle Beach, SC  29579

    NOTE:  Transportation is not included and must be provided by the parent.

    Program Schedule

    • Week 1:  June 15 – 18
    • Week 2:  June 22 – 25

      Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - Noon
      Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Choose as many sessions as your child would like.  You do not have to sign up for a full day or for both weeks.  The choice is yours.


    • 1 class - $125
    • 2 classes - $225
    • 3 classes - $325
    • 4 classes - $425

    *Specialized classes require an additional $10 for each class

    *Summer Scholars t-shirts are available for purchase at $12 each.  T-shirts will be preordered and available on the first day of the student's session.


    • Scholarships are available for Horry County Schools students who are in a Gifted and Talented Classroom AND who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Please submit the current “Notification of Benefits” letter along with the application in order to qualify.
    • If you cannot locate your approval letter, please contact the Food Services Department at (843) 488-6925 for assistance.
    • Specialized class fee and t-shirts are not included in the scholarship and will need to paid for by the parent.


    Registration Deadlines

    The deadline for online registration is Friday, May 1.  Payment or notification of benefits letter is due to the district office no later than Monday, May 4. Registration will not be complete and students will not be registered if payment is not received by May 4.

    Once your online application is submitted, you will receive an invoice page to print out with further instructions on completing the payment/registration process. Registration is not complete until invoice is printed and mailed in with appropriate fees. For those requesting a scholarship, a current letter of benefits must be included with your invoice.  No refunds will be issued after Monday, May 4.

    NOTE: T-shirts and specialized class fees are not included in scholarship awards and a check for said fees must be included with the invoice.


    Test Preparation- Whether you plan to enroll in college, graduate school, law school, or business school, we can help you realize your academic and educational goals. As the state's leading research institution, we recognize the importance of higher education and we want to help you achieve your goals. With preparation courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Praxis, SAT, and ACT, we are South Carolina’s leading test prep solution. 

    Youth and Teen Pre-University Programs--Get a taste of college life at the University of South Carolina's flagship campus through these educational adventures designed for academically talented students in grades 5 through 12.  Jumpstart a future career, refine skills in the performing arts and discover student life at USC. Dive deeply into subjects you thought you'd have to wait until college to explore.