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What can I do during summer, even with Coronavirus?
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I’m a freshman (rising sophomore) in high school and i’m planning on majoring in comp sci in college. I have a 4.0 and am taking rigorous classes, so I am shooting for a prestigious college. A lot of college websites like collegevine recommend for high school summers to be spent doing an internship/community service/getting a job/doing a summer program and I was planning on doing tutoring this summer, but plans have been canceled because of coronavirus. Are there any activities you would recommend that I could still do this summer?

internship
volunteering
extracurriculars

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Most notably Harvard among others have short lessons so that is worth a look. A blog is also always doable I use google sites its simple and free. If you are interested in comp sci there may be a course online or a project to showcase you expierence in comp sci

I can’t really afford to do an online course, but I might try to develop an app!
I’m pretty sure Harvard’s are free
And some other ones are free
oh ok thanks
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you could create a buisness using poshmark or mercari! Sell face masks, shoes, etc! You can also take courses in your interest on coursera for free, create a blog too!

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The good news for you is that you have plenty of time, and two more summers after this one once (hopefully) things shift closer back to what they were like before COVID. And there's plenty you should be able to do online in the meantime.

How much compsci have you tried out so far? If you just have it as an idea and want to see if it's a realistic goal for yourself, maybe try learning a programming language like Python. If you're more advanced, maybe try to make a simple app or game or something using the knowledge you've acquired.

In any case, those are things you can do without exposure to anyone else that would help cement your area of interest and give you something you can show to colleges. And if you start now, that might help build the foundation for more complex or difficult things you try in future summers.

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I will suggest you that to involve more in academic and makes your grades good.

academics aren’t a big concern of mine right now because of coronavirus we just have super easy assignments that I can get 100s on with little effort haha
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You might consider teaching some of the younger grades in a simple programming language via Zoom or Microsoft Teams or one of the other simple online learning platforms. No big cost there and the students would enjoy the education.

thanks that’s a great idea!