The Outer Coast Summer Seminar is a five-week program that combines rigorous, college-level academics, meaningful community service, and student-led self-governance. Both inside and outside the classroom, Summer Seminar students will learn how to identify, analyze, and respond to the challenges that face the world today.
Due to circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and concerns for the health and safety of Outer Coast students, faculty and staff, and the community of Sitka, we will be moving forward with a virtual program for students to participate in from home. This program will be a unique endeavor, designed for this specific moment in time — but will maintain the dynamic learning environment of past Summer Seminars. In the interest of best serving our students we are crafting a program with a focus on promoting intellectual engagement, purpose, and belonging during this uncertain time.
The Seminar runs from June 27 - August 1, 2020 and will take place online.
Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for the Summer Seminar. Outer Coast will meet all demonstrated financial need.
Outer Coast Summer Seminar admissions decisions are determined through a need-blind process. This means that what a student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are able to pay will not influence the student’s chances of admission.
The student body will be limited to Western Hemisphere time zones, to avoid asynchronous learning and maximize real-time community building.
If you were a student at the 2018 or 2019 Summer Seminar, please complete the 2020 Returning Student Application and not the application below.
More information about the Summer Seminar and Outer Coast can be found in the Virtual Summer Seminar 2020 Program Overview or at outercoast.org. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through June 15. Applicants will receive admissions decisions by June 22 at the latest.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.