High School Summer Programs for Freshmen?

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>I am currently a freshman in high school and I was wondering if anyone knew knew of any summer programs that would look good on college applications that I could take. I am currently attending a selective magnet high school. I know that it's a long time away, but I would really like to get into an Ivy League. So, are there any summer programs that you would recommend for me, a freshman with over-ambitious dreams of getting into UPenn?</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>You're doing it wrong, so wrong. Please read my post at <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/summer-programs/1285192-does-cty-john-hopkins-summer-program-look-good-college-apps.html#post13835339%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/summer-programs/1285192-does-cty-john-hopkins-summer-program-look-good-college-apps.html#post13835339&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>For an ambitious freshman, I'd suggest throwing away your current mindset and discovering a more mature one.</p>

<p>chaseholl is right.
Well actually, it's good that you have that ambition. In grade 9, I really wanted to get into Harvard and I looked for various opportunities that could help me get into Harvard.
However, as you start doing different extracurriculars, you realize how much you really enjoy them and you develop a passion for these things.
Now, I know what I love to do because of my silly imagination back then, and even though I still have Harvard as a goal, I realize that it isn't the most important thing anymore because if it hurts you in your ambitions, then there's really no point making that kind of sacrifice.</p>

<p>I probably got a little off-track, but to sum it all up and reiterate what chaseholl said, don't go looking for things if your only goal is to put something on your college application. Start doing activities that you actually want to do.</p>