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BAC Summer Academy for High School Students

BAC Summer Academy for High School Students

Designed for high school students who are curious about starting a career in architecture, interior design, landscape design, and more, the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Early College Program helps you launch your future in studying design with leading professionals and peers from around the globe.

Who Is Eligible?

High school students anywhere in the world (grades 9–12) are welcome to participate in this virtual summer program. No design experience is required. Our students are aspiring artists, architects, interior designers, engineers, industrial designers, computer game creators, landscape designers, and more.

Program Details

For over 15 years, the BAC's Summer Academy has provided high school students with hands-on design and material exercises. Now offered virtually to include students outside of the New England area, you will receive class materials through the mail to follow the workshop simultaneously alongside your peers and BAC faculty member. You’ll participate in daily discussions through synchronous webinars, virtual reality case study buildings and professional firm visits, and hands-on design and building in teams.

Dates: July 6 - 30, 2021

Schedule: Live meetings will take place from 12 PM - 3:30 PM EST and recorded for later review

Tuition: $1000

Early bird special: $800 (for payments made before June 1). Tuition includes all art materials, such as sketchbook, watercolors, VR viewer for smartphones, etc.

Last Day to Enroll: Thanks to a new benefactor, additional funding is available so we have extended our enrollment deadline to Friday, June 18 at 9am EST.


Scholarships are available through the generosity of sponsors such as Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Inc. and Robert Houseman. These grants help the BAC continue its mission to diversify the design professions while fostering the next generation through hands-on engagement.

Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2021.

Students in 11th and 12th grade who complete the BAC Summer Academy program earn 1.5 college credits, and are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship towards one of the BAC's undergraduate programs.

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