Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Enrichment

The Advanced Academics Department offers a variety of summer enrichment opportunities for students of Northwest ISD.    Please check back in early Spring 2020 for dates & locations.

For opportunities outside of Northwest ISD, please visit Summer Enrichment Opportunities.

Students are invited to apply for a scholarship from TAGT to offset the cost of summer enrichment.  Scholarships are based on merit and can be used for summer enrichment programs focusing on  leadership, academics, STEM, and fine arts.   For guidance in applying, students and parents may want to refer to this slide deck. Scholarship applications are due February 28, 2020.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a one week summer program in which your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.
Camp Invention is open to students in grades K-5. Middle school students are encouraged to enroll as Counselors-in-Training and high school students can apply to be Leadership Interns.

See Camp Invention 2018 in action.  To learn more and register, visit Camp Invention.

Camp Invention 2020


July 13-16 @ Lakeview (Camp Director: Caitlin Andrews)


July 13-16 @ Schluter (Camp Director: Rachel Pruitt)

Camp Invention Connect

June 29 - July 2 (Camp Director: Lindsey Hart)
Camp Invention Connect™ builds on the trusted approach to invention education to offer a new hybrid of on- and off-screen learning and fun. This flexible, at-home program delivers materials direct to each participant’s door, involves minimal screen time and fosters a sense of community. Local educators serve as Coaches, offering virtual learning sessions to spark imaginations and help children build an innovation mindset.

Creative Problem Solving Camp

This one-day camp welcomes both Destination Imagination alum and newbies. The camp will offer sessions on the various components like prop building, repurposing materials for something new, instant challenges, and improv.  

July 24 at Hatfield Elementary (Camp Director: Nicole Wallis)
Directions on registration can be found here.

Camp Pursuit 

Camp Pursuit was created in 2013 by two public school teachers who believe students genuinely love to learn when the content is real and inspired. Using their own curriculum model, they blended the inductive scientific method (S), purposeful technology (T), problem-based engineering (E), and the art of expressive narrative (A) with exploratory mathematics (M). Your child chooses from a catalog of one-of-a-kind, STEAM courses that blend storytelling with project-based, interdisciplinary learning and hands-on activities.

Options for choice and accelerated learning are built-in along with an activity hour for mind-body balance.

July 20-23 at Curtis Elementary (Camp Director: Marissa Randolph)

Link to register

PSAT Summer Academy

This academy is open to current 9th and 10th graders. For two weeks, students will work with expert teachers honing their PSAT skills for the October 2020 PSAT offered by NISD. The PSAT Summer Academy will offer students the best of both worlds - remote instruction and office hours with expert teachers with self-scheduled time for independent practice.

Register here.

June 8 - 18, 9AM - 12PM

SAT Summer Academy

This academy is open to current 11th graders to prepare for the SAT. The SAT Summer Academy will offer students the best of both worlds - remote instruction and office hours with expert teachers with self-scheduled time for independent practice.

Register here.

July 13 - August 7

Duke TIP College Readiness Cohort

Current 7th & 8th graders enrolled in Duke TIP are invited to this one week program that combines SAT prep, college readiness, and creative problem solving to work both sides of their brain.
July 13 - 16 at Pike Middle School; If we are unable to have this program in person, we will be able to offer it online the same week.
Check your student's account in the Online Payment Portal to register.