Pre-college programs are a selection of summer and school-year opportunities that support 9-12th graders in expanding their horizons, exploring their passions, and developing their skills for college success. These programs complement the extracurricular programs offered within Haynes. We focus on the following areas for pre-college programs:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Programs
Internships & Career Explorations (including DC's Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program),
International Trips
College Campus Experiences
Cultural, Artistic, History and Museum Programs
Leadership Programs
Targeted College Preparatory partnerships

Students can attend weekly application sessions to get support on:

Identifying, researching, and applying to best-fit programs
Creating resumes and writing application essays
Requesting letters of recommendation, preparing for interviews, and navigating parental tax documents 
Practicing email etiquette, organizational skills, digital calendar use, and technology skills 

Please contact Kristy Li Puma about Pre-College programs at or (202) 487-7630 or in-person Wednesdays after school and by appointment.




LearnServe Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship (School Year Program)

Global Kids (School Year Program)

DC Public Library Teen Council: Paid Internship (School Year Program)

Hirshhorn ARTLAB: Emerging Artists Internship (School Year Program)

Vet Workshop: Teenage Ambassadors in Leadership & Service (TAILS) (Fall Workshops)

Japanese Plus afterschool language, culture,& career exposure (School Year Program)

Design Apprenticeship Program- Building Museum (School Year Program) - App Opens Aug 20th

MLOV: Student MultiEthnic Action Research Team (SMART)! (School Year Program)


Mikva Elections in Action Youth Fellowship (School Year Program)

WILL Wilderness and Leadership Program (School Year and Summer Programs)

Washington Post Press Pass Mentors (Grade 11) (School Year and Summer Programs)

Words Beats & LIfe Hip Hop and Arts Academy (School Year and Summer Programs)

Studio Theater Young Actors Conservatory (School Year Program)

Inroads College Links for students interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and Business Careers (School Year Program)

Upward Bound at Howard University (School Year and Summer Programs)
Mary’s’ Center Teen Center Afterschool Program (School Year Program)


Dual Enrollment DC Consortium- Earn College Credit Spring Semester (School Year Program)

OSSE Scholars Academic Summer on College Campus (Grades 10-11) (Summer Program)

United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) (3 day opportunity + Scholarship)


Math & Science for Minority Students MS2 (Grade 9) (Summer Program)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) with the Dept. of Navy (Summer Program)

Critical Exposure: Photography & Social Justice (School Year)



LearnServe International: Trips to Zambia, Jamaica, South Africa or Paraguay (School Year and Summer Program)

Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship at Vanderbilt U (Summer Program)  



METEOR Internship at Children’s Hospital (Grade 11) (Summer Program)

NIH HiStep 2.0 (Grade 12) (Summer Program)

Telluride Seminar in Black & Ethnic Studies (Grade 10) (Summer Program)

Telluride Summer Academic Program (Grade 11) (Summer Program)

NIH HiSTEP Summer Internship (Summer Program)

Words Beats & LIfe Hip Hop and Arts Academy (School Year Program)

Global Kids (School Year and Summer Program)

YES Youth Engagement through Science Program (Summer Program)

Girls On Ice- Glaciology Expeditions (Ages 16-17) (Summer Program)

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference (Short-Term Program)

Women’s Technology Program at MIT (Summer Program)

Harvard University Summer Programs (Summer Program)

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program at the University of Washington (Summer Program)


Mayor Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) (Summer Program)

Collegiate Directions College Prep (Grade 10) (School Year and Summer Program)

Franklin & Marshall On-Campus College Prep (Grade 11) (Summer Program)

Holocaust Museum Bringing the Lessons Home Teen Tour Guide Program (Grades 10 & 11) (School Year and Summer Programs)

MIT Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) (Summer Program)

SIMR Bioengineering Bootcamp at Stanford University

National Youth Science Camp (Summer Program)

Studio Theater Young Actors Conservatory (School Year Program)


DC-HAPP Medical Internship at GW (Grades 10 & 11) (Summer Program)

Girls Who Code Immersion Program (Grades 10 & 11) (Summer Program)

Rock Creek Conservancy Corps Summer (Age 16-19) (Summer Program)

Mikva Government Internship (Grades 10-12) (Summer Program)

National Building Museum: Investigating Where We Live (Summer Program)

Caminos al Futuro Academic at GW (Grade 11) (Summer Program)

AG Discovery: Agribusiness, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Pathology (Summer Program)

St. Alban's School of Public Service (Summer Program)

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program in Artificial Intelligence

Google in Education Computer Science Summer Institute

University of Chicago Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars (Summer Program)

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (School Year Program)

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (Summer Program)

JCamp for multicultural journalism sponsored by Asian American Journalist Association (Summer Program)

FBI Teen Academy (Summer Program)



Smithsonian Latino Center Youth Ambassadors Program (Grade 12) (Summer Program)

Summer Science Nation Program at Carlow University (Summer Program)

Colorado State University: Black Issues Forum 1 College Credit, FREE (Summer Program)

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Program: Scholarship for Art & Design (Summer Program)

WISCI Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia (Summer International Program)

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience in Minnesota for African American Students (Summer Program)

Geosciences Bridge Program (Summer Program)

Montclair State University's Hispanic Student College Institute (Summer Program)

AdCamp at Howard University (Summer Program)


Urban Alliance World Bank Internship (Grade 11) (Summer Program)

Missouri University Materials Camp- Fully Funded (Summer Program)

​St. John’s Summer Academy in Annapoli (Summer Program)

Summer Mathematics Institute at Oakland University (Summer Program)

Project SEED with the American Chemical Society (Summer Program)

Girls Rock! (Summer Program)



Real World History Honors Program (School Year Program for following year)

Folger Shakespeare Library's Lily McKee High School Fellows Program (School Year Program for following year)

Studio Theater Young Actors Conservatory (Summer Program)

High School Leadership Institute (School Year Program for the following year)

Urban Alliance School-Year Internship (Grade 12) (School Year Program for following year)