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How Teachers can nominate a student to an Envision Summer Program

Point Your Students Toward Their Future

The value of nominating a student to attend an Envision program cannot be overstated. Envision alumni and their parents strongly attest to the positive impact Envision has made in their lives, but even for students who don’t attend, your nomination is a vote of confidence – a reward for their dedication. Nominations build student confidence and inspire them to persevere, and to reach higher in order to fulfill their potential. 


Our programs are filled with students who represent a variety of backgrounds and possess a broad range of strengths, interests, and goals. All of our students contribute in their own unique ways to the depth and breadth of the experience.

We encourage you to nominate your high-aspiring students who:

  • Show special academic promise, aspirations, and leadership potential
  • Can meet the challenges of the program’s rigorous curriculum
  • Will be mature and confident contributors to group and program activities

We have programs for students in grades 2–5, middle school, and high school.

The Envision Way

Through innovative, fun, and engaging programs that have a positive life-long impact, our three-tier curricular approach to experiential learning is designed to help next generation leaders discover their passion, explore a future career, and realize the power of their potential to impact the world around them.


Students “lock-in” new skills and concepts through immersive learning and exploration.


By participating in dynamic, hands-on simulations, students build creativity and critical thinking skills.


Students shine among their peers while presenting solutions and competing in a public forum.

Approvals & Accreditations

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Envision has earned accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (or “IACET”). Due to the quality of our staff training processes and systems, IACET has awarded Envision the prestigious status of “Authorized Provider" for the continued education and training of our program staff.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement

Envision programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Educator Testimonials

“I looked at Envision and saw something special, an extraordinary opportunity to empower kids, let them explore a career, and develop the skills they need to succeed.”

– Thomas S. Tucker, PH. D, Superintendent Princeton City Schools, Ohio and AASA National Superintendent of the Year, 2016

“Diedra's experience was positive, and I believe she grew in many ways, one of the most important being that the Forum help her define what she really wants to do with her career.”

- J. Syltie, MST, Math/Engineering Teacher and National Honor Society Adviser, Brookings, SD

“Amber had a life-changing experience in your program. Upon her return, she came in to all of my Anatomy classes and spoke to them in detail of the knowledge and experience she gained, the contacts she made, and overall how wonderful the event was. Thank you for providing our students with this great opportunity!”

- T. Caracciolo, M.Ed., Science Department Chair, North Port, FL


  • Who is eligible to nominate students for a program?
    Any teacher, educator, or mentor who is interested in giving students an experiential learning opportunity outside the classroom is eligible to nominate.
  • How do I nominate students?
    Visit our nomination page to submit the names of your high-aspiring students who you believe would get the most out of this life-changing opportunity. You will need to provide each student's name and a mailing address. We will send a formal enrollment invitation to your nominees and their parents.
  • I received a nomination package in the mail. How did you get my name?
    We are always on the lookout for quality educators to join our nominating team. At our programs, students have an opportunity to identify educators who have been a special inspiration to them and who they think would be interested in nominating students. We also ask educators who have previously nominated to recommend colleagues who would like to learn more about our programs.
  • If I nominate, how can I be sure my students' information is safe?
    Your nominees’ information is stored securely and is never shared. For more than 30 years, we have recognized students across the nation, and we maintain a strict, comprehensive privacy policy.

Program Curriculum

  • How do I know the program curriculum is high quality?
    The curriculum for Envision programs is designed by professionally trained educators. Envision programs are also designed to align with leading national standards for success, including: Common Core State Standards from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), state standards from the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), Next Generation Science Standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Framework for Learning in the 21st Century from P21’s MILE guide (Milestones for Improving Learning & Education).
  • Can I come to a program?
    Programs are currently not available for educator observation.
  • How can I learn more about a specific program?
    Please visit the program specific pages to learn more about program goals, activities and curriculum.

Safety And Supervision

  • How will students be supervised?

    Student safety and well-being during the conference is our highest priority. Programs take place in a safe, controlled environment. Students are closely supervised by a professionally trained staff, including faculty advisors who serve as educational facilitators and chaperones, security personnel, operations personnel, and program managers.

    Envision safety measures include:

    • Greeting students at the airports and providing transportation to the conference site
    • Providing transportation from the conference site to the airport
    • Maintaining student-to-staff ratios of no more than 17-to-1 and lower for many programs
    • Providing single-sex rooms and single-sex floors
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms
    • Employing night monitors to support students who may become ill or have an emergency during the night
    • Equipping all staff members with mobile communication devices


  • How is tuition funded?
    Students are responsible for the cost of the program. Many students secure financial support from local business, civic, community, and leadership organizations. Scholarship funds are also available for qualified nominees.
  • What is included in program tuition?

    While there are variations from program to program, tuition generally includes lodging, most meals, curriculum materials, and professional instruction and supervision. Costs not covered by tuition are transportation to and from the program location and any personal spending money used for souvenirs, snacks, and other incidentals. Students are responsible for arranging and financing their own travel. Once enrolled, students may contact our Office of Admissions to learn if other students from their area will be attending as well.

    Please visit the page for a specific program for more information.

  • Is there scholarship funding available?
    Yes. We are proud to offer a limited number of scholarships to eligible students, opening the door to young leaders from a variety of backgrounds. You should also know that many students fundraise to pay for most or all of their tuition costs. See the scholarships and fundraising page for more information.

About Envision

  • Who is Envision?

    Envision is a leading experiential education organization dedicated to enabling students of all ages to explore their interests and gain critical learning experiences beyond the classroom. Envision offers programs to help students develop the leadership, scholarship, and career skills needed to succeed in the competitive 21st century. See Our Story for more detailed information about our history of successful educational programs, our leadership, and our partners.

    All Envision programs are designed to align with Common Core State Standards and other national standards for education.

  • How is Envision funded?

    Envision is a tuition-based, self-supporting organization, with many students securing financial support from local business, civic, community and leadership organizations. Scholarship funds are also available for qualified nominees.

  • Is Envision affiliated with a political party or the U.S. government?

    No. Envision is a nonpartisan educational organization.