Algebra Academy


 Register for the algebra academy

Program Dates: May 31 through June 27, 2022
Approximate daily schedule: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.
(Daily schedule may vary slightly by high school, but will be communicated with students and families.)

Congratulations on your promotion to high school!

The Algebra Academy is a FREE five-week summer program for incoming high school students to Desert ViewSunnyside and Tucson High Magnet School that allows participants to be active as they learn about algebraic concepts through fun, project-based activities.  In addition to the math preparation, students focus on their futures as they gain skills in how to manage the transition into high school, learn about college preparation, and explore career opportunities that match their interests.  The purpose of the Algebra Academy is to provide students with a foundation and understanding of algebra they can build upon to achieve success in their future mathematics courses and on their path to a university education.  

The Algebra Academy is not a substitute for Algebra I.  Instead, participants will earn 1.0 unit of elective high school credit. 

The Algebra Academy will serve 30 student participants on a first-come, first-served basis at Desert View, Sunnyside and Tucson High Magnet.  We ask that you respond prior to our Priority Deadline of Monday, May 30th at noon. 



  • Challenge yourself to learn algebra while gaining 1.0 elective credit for high school.
  • Gain an understanding of algebraic concepts through hands-on, engaging activities.
  • Prepare yourself for a successful transition to your next level of education by learning more about your high school’s campus, staff, and resources.
  • Plan for college and explore future career opportunities to understand the importance of mathematics and academic achievement.
  • Space is limited to 30 students.

On behalf of the school districts and The University of Arizona, we urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare yourself for mathematics, high school and a college education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact UA Early Academic Outreach at 520-626-2300.

Program staff will be working with partner high schools to follow COVID-19 guidelines to offer the program in the safest manner possible.

See registration links at top of page.  Downloadable flyers for sharing with friends and family - coming soon.