Algebra Academy

Register for Desert View Algebra Academy
(also serving students entering Sunnyside High)
          Register for Tucson High Magnet Algebra Academy

Looking for a virtual option? Consider the Launch Academy

Congratulations on your promotion to high school!

The Algebra Academy is a FREE five-week summer program for incoming high school students 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 from both Desert View (also serving Sunnyside High) and Tucson High Magnet.  We ask that you respond prior to our Priority Deadline of Monday, May 31st at noon. 

Program Video           Water Bottle Rocket Challenge Video


  • 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 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 - Desert View or Tucson High.