What are some good summer programs for high scholars involving physics and chemistry? I'm currently a freshman, next year will be my sophomore year and I'm enrolled to Pre-AP Chem and Pre-AP Physics. I have a strong interest in Physics and Chem; also I'm looking to get into one of the more prestige science/technology colleges. I've read in numerous places that you have to stand out amongst the other people applying, and that summer programs are a great way to do that. My current GPA for freshman year isn't the greatest, I have a 3.5 GPA, but this is mainly because I've basically slacked off this year. My 3 following years in High School have been dedicated solely to getting into one of the most prestige science/technology colleges in the U.S.