Survey of Science

Thank you for your interest in our Survey of Science program. Registration is now closed.

Designed to be equivalent to a high school level science course, this mostly asynchronous survey class offers three 6-week components of biology, chemistry and physics, and will help 8th graders meet IMSA’s eligibility requirements when applying.

January 11 – May 14, 2021

Synchronous Meetings on Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Tuition: $650


  • The program will run January 11 – May 14 with a weekly time commitment estimated at 4 – 5 hours, with flexibility to accommodate for participants’ spring break.
  • This class is not offered for transfer credit to another secondary institution. Students who complete this class will not be given priority admission to IMSA.
  • Students will earn grades of either Distinguished, Pass or Fail
    • A “Pass” grade is obtained by achieving a 70% in each of the three content modules.  A “Pass with Distinction” grade may be achieved by participating in the weekly Zoom meetings each Tuesday from 4-5 pm CST (which are otherwise optional) and achieving a 90% in each of the three content modules.
  • Priority enrollment will be given to 8th graders with an open application to IMSA. To be eligible, students must be in 8th grade.
  • A limited number of financial-need-based scholarships will be available– eligibility is based on the Federal guidelines for the Free or Reduced lunch program–applications are due Sunday, December 13
  • Additional weekly office hours (beyond the Tuesday meetings) with faculty will be posted
  • Additional “lab based” materials will need to be purchased by students. Materials List

No requests for a registration cancellation/refund will be accommodated if they are received less than 5 days before a program begins. Requests must be made in writing via an email to: Please include the program name and your student’s full name.