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Important Program Update

We’ve made the decision to shift this year’s Launch program to a modified virtual format during the week of August 3-7, 2020. While it may not be what you expected, you’ll still have an immersive, interactive experience featuring the same challenging, rigorous academics, expert faculty, and supportive community you’d have on campus. Students who had already registered were emailed Information on course offerings and refund requests; those who don’t respond by May 1, 2020 will be issued a full refund. 

Launch-Online Experience: Summer 2020

We are excited to share our new Launch virtual format with students from August 3-7, 2020. Each program is taught by WPI faculty with hands-on projects for students to explore. If you’re looking for summer programs for rising 9th graders and sophomores, be sure to explore Launch.

Program At a Glance:

  • Each program runs from Monday through Friday and is split into two offerings, either a morning or an afternoon session. 
  • Morning sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon sessions run from 1:00-4:00pm. 
  • During the three hours of each session, there will be a total of 1.5 hours of instructions and 1.5 hours of self-guided work. 
  • Learn online live with the WPI faculty member and an undergraduate Teaching Assistant, which includes presentations, demonstrations, and small group discussions

Audience: Entering Grades 9 & 10

Dates: August 3-7, 2020 (Orientations on July 31 & August 2)

Cost: $299.00

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How will labs be completed?

    Labs will be completely virtual. Each instructor for the course will share with students how those labs will be completed virtually if applicable. 

  • Is need-based financial aid available?

     Unfortunately, there is no financial assistance available for high school students.

  • What would a typical day look like?

    Each STEM summer program runs from Monday through Friday and is split with two offerings, either a morning or afternoon session.  Morning sessions run from 9:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon sessions run from 1:00-4:00pm.  During the three hours of the session, there will be a total of 1.5 hours of instructions and 1.5 hours of self-guided work.  Each session will be live with the WPI faculty member and an undergraduate Teaching Assistant, which includes presentations, demonstrations, and small group discussions

Launch Virtual Information Session

Interested in learning more about our interactive online pre-college program for students entering 9th grade and 10th grade sophomores? Register for our information session below.

Launch Course Information

From Apps for Good to Robotics, the possibilities are endless at Launch. Check out our list of online courses for high school students offered during this year's Launch Virtual Experience below. Whether you're looking for summer programs for freshmen high school students or summer programs for rising high school sophomores, Launch offers a flexible learning experience for both.