COVID-19 (coronavirus) is in our communities and on our minds. We here at Outer Coast hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments closely and working to understand the implications for future Outer Coast programs. At this point, we plan to run the Summer Seminar as scheduled, and if there are any updates to our plans, we will share them here.

Summer Seminar 2020 New Student Application

Summer Seminar 2020 Returning Student Application

Nominate a Student for the Summer Seminar Here

Outer Coast Summer Seminar 2020: Overview

The Outer Coast Summer Seminar offers a diverse cohort of Alaskan, Lower 48, and international high school students (current sophomores and juniors) a transformative academic and service based experience that is founded on the belief that students should have agency and ownership of every aspect of their academic and personal lives and the responsibility to positively affect the communities to which they belong.


Program Dates

Saturday, June 27th - Saturday, August 1st, 2020


Educational Model

Over the course of five weeks, students immerse themselves in two fast-paced, college-level academic courses; participate in a meaningful, work-based service program; and explore the powers and responsibilities of self-governance. Both inside and outside the classroom, Summer Seminar students will learn how to identify, analyze, and respond to the challenges that face the world today.


Program Overview

Read more in our detailed Program Overview.

We will release more information as it becomes available, including course descriptions and application updates.