Program Information

Program Information

Tentative 2020 Program Dates

Barrett Summer Scholars offers unique opportunities and programs for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students.


Session Dates


8th grade

June 14, 2020 - June 19, 2020

ASU West 

9th grade

May 31, 2020 - June 5, 2020 (Session One)

ASU Polytechnic 

9th grade

June 7, 2020 - June 12, 2020 (Session Two)

ASU Polytechnic

10th grade

May 31, 2020 - June 12, 2020 (Session One)

ASU Tempe

10th grade

June 14, 2020 - June 26, 2020 (Session Two)

ASU Downtown Phoenix

*Students participating in the rising 9th and 10th grade program are invited to attend Session one OR two.

Continued Connections

Barrett Summer Scholars maintains connections with participants beyond the initial summer experience. Activities include ASU Homecoming, application workshops, and invitations to college readiness events such as Devils in Training.

Feedback from Previous Summer Experience

Many participants commented on their experience in BSS:

  • “Something new I learned while being here at ASU and attending the Barrett Summer Scholars is that there are so many kids like me that are smart, talented, and eager to learn just like me. So when I think there’s no one like me I will just remember this experience and look forward to it again.”
  • “I really enjoyed all of the class discussions and participation. I liked that the instructor was open to all ideas as long as we could support our answers.”
  • “I really liked Barrett Summer Scholars. It was a very fun and educational experience. I really liked spending time with new people and being able to make a lot of new friends. I also think it was pretty academically challenging, which is good. The camp was overall a very friendly and enlightening experience.”
  • “All of the presentations helped us learn more about college and the presentations really got us thinking about what to do in high school and college to succeed and be successful in college.”
  • “I loved that in the Human Event class we all had the opportunity to pose questions and learn from others’ answers. This was my favorite class because I felt that both the instructor and my peers were involved in class discussion. Nobody was looked down upon for their comments and questions which made it easier to speak up and share your opinion(s).”
  • “It is truly an awesome experience. I have made many new friends and made some very lasting memories with many of the participants. If you go, you will want to go back again, I assure you.”