Summer Programs

Students Walking to Summer Program Outdoors

In-Person Summer Offerings

In the Launch program for rising 9, 10, and 11th graders, students will leverage research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. Launch is offered as a commuter program where students will be able to step into the shoes of a video game designer, computer programmer, crime scene investigator, robotics engineer, and more! Please see the program details for more information regarding format. 

The Frontiers program, running for over 40 years, is a residential, overnight program for rising 10, 11, and 12th grade students who want to explore STEM through a collegiate lens, and prepare for their own college journey. Students will be challenged to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM and explore unsolved global issues, along with a touch of humanities through another aspect such business entrepreneurship, digital painting, psychology, and more.

Virtual Summer Offerings

College Credit Jumpstart for High Schoolers is a pre-college program designed for rising 11th and 12th graders who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically challenging college course. Students enroll in a WPI undergraduate course, lasting 5-weeks and taught by WPI’s world-renowned faculty. ​Upon completion, students receive an official WPI college transcript.

On Demand Information Session - Summer 2024

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions noted above, feel free to check out our on-demand information session. Relevant details about all three programs: Launch, Frontiers, and College Credit Jumpstart, are covered in the on-demand session.


Justin D.
My Frontiers class was more fun and more rewarding than any high school class I've ever taken. It was a great opportunity to get my feet wet in college life.
  • Justin D.
  • Former Frontiers Participant
Joanna R.
This was the first time feeling like I was not the odd one out.
  • Joanna R.
  • Former Launch Participant
Jack P.
The live classes for my Biotechnology course allowed me to interact with the professor in real time, which is something that I am grateful for. The project assignments were enjoyable and I was able to make friends with people across the globe!
  • Jack P.
  • Former Frontiers Participant
Herd Hangouts no doubt! She loved interacting with current WPI students and she loved becoming friends with a few of the kids in her Herd.
  • Nicole
  • Parent of Former Frontiers for Credit Participant