Why Choose NAPCA

WHY CHOOSE NAPCA?

SUMMER LEARNING, FUN, & MAKING NEW FRIENDS.

Our fun camp culture takes the pressure off so students can build new friendships while experiencing college life, exploring and experiencing different career paths, and developing the mindsets and skills needed to succeed in college.

EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE CAREER PATH.

Students devote two weeks of their summer to explore one of our career programs, such as medicine, law, or business. Students participate in a rigorous daily schedule filled with college readiness and career exploration seminars, exclusive worksite career tours, and make connections with industry leaders.

Our program gives students a taste of what a future career might be like so that they can have a better idea of what they want to study in college. Students may find that they actually don’t like a certain career, and it’s better to learn this now, than when they are already in college and have spent a lot of time and money on an academic major or career training program that they no longer want to pursue.

EXPERIENCE YOUR FUTURE CAREER PATH.

Students will get hands-on experience in a future career path. For example, in our pre-law career exploration program, students will immerse themselves in the challenging complexities of the judicial process. The student team will prepare and try a case in a real courtroom. Students will research the evidence, prepare witnesses, craft arguments and ultimately present the case before a judge. Student performance will determine the fate of the accused.

SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE.

Learn how to successfully transition from a high school student to a successful college student that has developed positive mindsets and the emotional, mental, cultural, and social preparedness for college success.

TRANSFERABLE COLLEGE, CAREER & LIFE SKILLS.

The experience of being away from home, living and learning on an elite college campus, enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment. Vital for future success in any career, these skills include:

WE PUT OUR STUDENTS, PARENTS, & STAFF FIRST.

We know what it is like to run a start-up, to risk everything, to step out and walk by faith when things are not going as you planned, and most important – to put our students, parents, and employees first. In 2009, our CEO’s vision was to provide the best individualized, high-energy, hands-on college and career exploration education that any summer program and camp could offer. Something unique—unlike anything else. It’s still our goal today.

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF STUDENT SUCCESS.

9 out of 10 NAPCA Summer Academy alumni step into college with the tools and mindsets to break through their barriers and complete some form of postsecondary education, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades. We help our students take ownership of their future college and career goals.

WELL RESPECTED COLLEGE READINESS & CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM.

Now entering our 10th season, we have engaged thousands of kids and teens from the U.S. and internationally in our college and career readiness summer programs each year, and have empowered them to find their purpose, break through their barriers, and take ownership of their future aspirations. What is amazing is how our participants share what they learned at NAPCA with their family and friends. In return, we have received several testimonials of how our programs have made a positive impact on our participants, their friends and family. That’s the power of NAPCA: Peer networking and sharing resources and knowledge with family and friends.

ACQUIRE NEW FRIENDSHIPS AND A PEER NETWORK OF SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT

Students often form personal relationships with other high achieving students at our summer programs. After spending several days with other high-achieving students, all of our participants return home with new friends who are often interested in the same careers that they are. After the program ends, our students reported that the new friendship they gained from attending the program was a huge benefit because it provided a peer network of support and encouragement.

BECOME BETTER PREPARED TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Gain knowledge and skills to complete the critical steps to navigate the competitive and complex college admissions and financial aid application process with greater confidence, reduced stress and anxiety, and competitive edge. Students will receive one-on-one/small group college admission and financial aid/scholarship counseling from an experienced counselor. Additionally, students will learn how to secure the financial resources needed (grants, scholarships, etc.) to pay for their college education.

FUN & ENGAGING COLLEGE READINESS AND CAREER EXPLORATION SEMINARS AND ACTIVITIES.

Our college readiness and career exploration program curriculum will prepare students to break through the social, cultural, and academic barriers that most college students face on their path to college graduation. Our goal is to connect students with the knowledge, tools, and resources to help them become better prepared to navigate the path to college completion and career entry.

EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE ACADEMIC MAJOR.

Choosing and declaring an academic major by the end of your college sophomore year should be your number one priority. Our programs give students a taste of what a future career might be like so that they have a better idea of what they want to study in college. Students may find that they actually don’t like a certain career at all, and it’s better to learn this now than when the student is already in college and have spent a lot of time and money on an academic major they no longer want to pursue.

NAPCA students will visit their intended major department(s) to learn about the process to declare their intended academic major. If you are not yet sure of a major or you are choosing between a few majors, don’t worry about it. We are here to help you make an informed decision.

LIVE & STUDY ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS.

Students explore life on a college campus while taking college-level courses to become better prepared and a more competitive applicant for admission to their “best-fit” and “top choice” college.

GET HELP CHOOSING YOUR BEST FIT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

What college is right for me? College fit comes down to your academic, social, and financial needs, as well as your career goals. Our program will help you compare colleges and find the best college fit for your unique personality and goals.

BREAK THROUGH THE FEAR OF FAILURE, SUCCESS & THE UNKNOWN.

At NAPCA, we provide our students with the non-cognitive skills, attitudes, behaviors, tools and resources to help them become mentally & emotionally prepared to break through the barriers that they will face on the path to taking ownership of their future college and career goals.

TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR FUTURE.

At NAPCA, you will develop a personal strategic action plan to help you “strategically” take ownership of your future academic and career goals.

COLLEGE TOURS.

Meet with university admissions officers and current medical school students, professors and administrators from different elite universities, as well as tour each campus to help you choose your best-fit college.

CAREER TOURS.

Visit different organizations from a variety of career fields to help you explore your future career path.

MAKE CONNECTIONS. 

Network with industry leaders, graduate students, university professors and administrators, college admissions advisors, student organizations, and guest speakers from a variety of career paths.