High School Programs

Hillsdale College offers several opportunities for high school students to study with the Hillsdale faculty, both on the Hillsdale campus in Michigan and in exciting locations domestic and abroad.

Summer Study

In these programs, students spend several days on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty before setting off for an intensive two-week travel session. These sessions offer students a taste of the rigor and excitement of studying in a college environment, and students earn three college credits as part of these programs.

There are four sessions:

The Land and Literature of England

The Big Ben

In this program, students explore some of the most respected works of English literature. Authors covered include Jane Austen, Geoffrey Chaucer, T.S. Eliot, John Milton, and William Shakespeare. The subsequent trip to England gives students the opportunity to experience the context in which these works were written.

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Winston Churchill and World War II

Normandy France Utah Beach

In this program, students examine the life of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest statesmen in history. The allied invasion of Normandy in 1944 will receive particular focus. Students will then travel to locations in France and England and revisit the places and events of one of the most significant periods in modern history.

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Western Civilization: Visions from Italy

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

In this program, students study the beginnings of Western Civilization in Italy, developing both an understanding of its influence on Western Civilization and an appreciation for its cultural richness. Guided tours of sites like the Pantheon, Forum, and Colosseum give students a firsthand experience of ancient Roman civilization.

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The Roots & History of American Liberty

Independence Hall

In this program, students study the origins and development of the American experiment of liberty under the rule of law. A tour of historic cities like Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, D.C., serves as a backdrop for the examination of the nation’s Founding Fathers, history, and principles.

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Liberty and Learning Youth Conference

Shotgun Class

Students study the principles of Constitutional government and the Second Amendment while practicing marksmanship at the Hillsdale College John Anthony Halter Shooting Sports Education Center.

As part of this program, participants have the opportunity to compete for a $4,000 scholarship to attend Hillsdale College by writing an essay on the Constitution.

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Summer Science Camps

Summer Science Camp

Through these camps, students deepen their scientific understanding and appreciation. Camps focus on molecular biology, chemistry and physics, and mathematics. An optional examination at the conclusion of the camp provides the opportunity to earn one college credit.

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