Launch Academy

Program Dates: June 7 through 30

Register for the virtual Launch Academy

Looking for an in-person option in Tucson (Sunnyside or Tucson districts)
consider the Algebra Academy

Congratulations on your promotion to high school!

The Launch Academy is a FREE online, virtual 3.5 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.  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 Launch Academy is to provide students with a foundation and understanding of algebra and high school that they can build upon to achieve success in their future courses and on their path to a university education.  

Program staff can work with Launch Academy participants'  high schools to see if students can earn 0.5 units of high school elective credit.  

The Launch Academy will serve 30 student participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  We ask that you respond prior to our Priority Deadline of Friday, June 4th at noon. 


  • Gain an understanding of STEM and algebraic concepts through hands-on, engaging activities.
  • Prepare yourself for a successful transition to your next level of education by learning more about high school.
  • 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 University of Arizona, we urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare yourself for high school and a college education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact UA Early Academic Outreach at 626-2300.

See registration links at top of page. Downloadable flyer for family and friends - Launch Academy.