Integrated Science (9th Grade) | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Integrated Science (9th Grade)

Interested in taking your STEM knowledge to the next level?  Curious about what it’s like to be an IMSA student? Apply today for IMSA’s summer Integrated Science Program for an inside view!

This uniquely IMSA program, combining two weeks of online learning followed by one week of engaging hands-on learning on campus in Aurora, explores the links between biology, chemistry, and physical science. Taught by IMSA faculty, participants delve into scientific topics including gas laws, osmosis/diffusion, and how water affects climate. 
With a solid foundation from two weeks of online courses, students arrive at IMSA for a week of hands-on activities in our labs. Students live in the residence halls, experiencing life at IMSA first hand as a student. At the conclusion of the program, students are presented with a Certificate of Completion.
IMSA’s Integrated Science Program is a selective application course focused on providing STEM education opportunities to students who might otherwise not have the opportunity.  Preference will be given to students from underrepresented populations (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Low-Income, Rural location) Partial to full scholarships are available.
All applicants are responsible for submitting a teacher recommendation and student written essay. If you are applying for scholarship assistance, you will be asked to provide proof of financial need. Full tuition for this program is $938.
The residential portion of this program is held at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, and runs Monday through Friday, however students arrive on campus the Sunday evening prior at 6 pm, and depart Friday at 2:30 p.m. Students must be entering 9th grade in fall 2018 and have completed a year of pre-algebra by the time the program begins.
     Online:             June 18 – 29, 2018* 
     On campus:     July 15 – 20, 2018
*work must be competed by July 10, 2018

*The Summer Integrated Science program is a competitive application program. Applying for this program does not guarantee registration into the summer program.

Return to this page after the application opens on February 13th at 8:00 AM and the links to apply will be available and active.

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Last day to submit materials:  April 1, 2018.

Accepted students will be notified on or about April 15th. Please get your materials in as early as possible.

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