Huntingdon College believes strongly in the value of early exposure to a broad spectrum of career possibilities and in the importance of gaining first-hand observation and hands-on experience in a career field in order to inform your career choices. For these reasons, Huntingdon has created the following programs for high school students:
- The Huntingdon Leadership Academy: high school sophomores and juniors who are members of United Methodist churches and who are discerning their calls to fields of ministry are invited to apply to this annual program, which began in 2015. The 2017 HLA has been expanded to five days.
- The Huntingdon Economic and Community Development Scholars Program: Chambers of Commerce across Alabama are invited to nominate up to four students to attend this 3-day/2-night summer program that focuses on career possibilities in economic and community development and in the importance of this work to better our communities.
- The Huntingdon Health Sciences Academy: introduced in 2017, this special 3-day/2-night program was designed for rising River Region high school seniors who have achieved minimum cumulative GPAs of at least 3.4 and who are interested in careers in the health sciences.
If you are accepted to attend one of these summer programs, you will stay overnight in a Huntingdon residence hall. You will need to bring bedding for an extra-long twin mattress (or a sleeping bag), toiletries, clothing for your stay, a flashlight, identification, and other items specific to your seminar. You may bring snacks in enclosed containers.