High School Honors program activities

High School Honors Program Activities

Group outings to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street, movie and game nights in the dorm, career workshops, basketball at FitRec, or ultimate frisbee on the Boston Common–these are just a few examples of the activities that students might participate in as part of High School Honors. Program activities help orient you to the city of Boston, help you get to know the other students, and build a strong community. Also, they're fun! Take a look at the program activities offered last summer–they will give you an idea of how you can spend your time when you are here.

High School Honors students join with RISE students for all activities. Optional and impromptu events planned by the program assistants and staff also take place throughout the summer.

Sample High School Honors Program Activities

In past summers, students in High School Honors and RISE had the opportunity to participate in the following academic, social, and service activities.

Academic Activities

  • College writing workshop
  • Study tips and notetaking workshop
  • Computational chemistry seminar
  • Center for Career Development workshop
  • Science and social media workshop
  • Mindfulness and meditation workshop
  • College admissions presentation
  • Panels with BU students who majored in the following areas:
    • Sciences
    • Business and Communication
    • Humanities
    • Overview of Majors

Social Activities

  • “Ice Night": Ice breakers and ice cream
  • BBQ and fireworks to celebrate 4th of July
  • Visit to Newbury Street
  • Duck Tour
  • Visit to Faneuil Hall
  • Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston Harbor sunset cruise
  • Visit to Harvard Square
  • Shear Madness comedy performance
  • Trip to Hampton Beach (NH)
  • Visit to the Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Performance by Improv Boston
  • Red Sox game
  • Movie night
  • Farewell dance

Service Activities

  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Room to Grow

Contact Us

Boston University Summer Term
High School Programs
755 Commonwealth Ave, Rm B05
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646
Email: summerhs@bu.edu