Programs & Workshops
The Academy identifies and sponsors academic workshops and camps for teachers and teenagers.
Academy teacher workshops occur during the school year and in summer. Nearly all take place at the Academy but on-site professional development can be arranged. The Academy is a certified host site for TI^3 and Flinn Scientific.
Academy academic programs for teenagers seek to inspire and challenge high ability, motivated students at the middle school level. These are offered during the school-year and in summer.
Programs for Students
SPLISH is an adventure, that takes place during April school vacation, for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who enjoy a hands-on, mind-on, learning experience. Each of the workshops offered will be presented by Academy students under the guidance of Academy faculty.
The day begins at 7:50 a.m. with a short introduction and then the adventure in active learning moves on to the hour long workshops. Starting at 8:00 a.m., each student will take part in four sessions of his/her choice. The day will end at 12 noon. Transportation is not included, so each participant will need to plan his/her own means of transport. Lunch is also not included.
Take a look at our Splish Newsletter to see how much fun our 2013 participants had.
Splish 2015 will be open for registration soon, check back in late February/early March to see what activities we will be having this year.
Registration for Intellect Quest is now open. Click here for Application and Teacher Recommendation
- Division 1 - July 13-17, 2015 Must be entering grades 7 or 8 as of September, 2015
- Division 2 - July 20-24, 2015 Must be entering grades 5 or 6 as of September, 2015
Both sessions are limited to 35 pupils per session, based on a first come, first serve basis
A Summer Program for kids who need an Intellectual Challenge!
Intellect Quest is a fun and challenging program designed to stimulate the inquisitive minds of bright, motivated students. Designed for students (grades 5-8) throughout the area, this experience requires cooperation, organization, and innovation.
Under the supervision or our summer director and alongside Mass Academy students, participants work in a hands-on environment within the disciplines of math, science, and technology.
The program is held at the Mass Academy of Math and Science, 85 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA. Each session runs Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a morning drop off at 8:30 if needed.
Registration for Emerging Engineers is now open. Click here for Application and Teacher Recommendation
- August 3 - 7, 2015 Must be entering grades 3, 4 or 5 as of September, 2015
Space is limited to 20 students, based on a first come, first serve basis
Did you know that Worcester has a rich history in engineering? From Robert Goddard launching the first rocket in 1931 to ATLAS, the groundbreaking robot at WPI today, Worcester has remained at the cutting edge of engineering. This STEM-focused day program for students entering grades 3-5 will provide a view of Worcester through the eyes of an engineer. Each day will highlight a different type of engineering with field trips to Worcester’s best institutes and lots of hands-on activities. Students will meet experts in many engineering fields and learn what it’s like in a day in the life of an Engineer. Students will document their trips and activities with video diaries—all of which will be presented at the end of the week to parents and friends.
Other Programs for Advanced High-school Students
The Academy has identified programs that are offered by other organizations that may be of interest to advanced high school students.
WPI Summer Programs - K-12 Student Programs 2013
Northwestern University - summer programs in music, theatre, and journalism
CURIE Academy - math and science for high school girls
Sea Education Association (SEA) - 20-day program off the shore of Cape Cod
Smith - Summer Science and Engineering Program for girls
Boston University - Two-week courses in a variety of topics
George Washington University - 10-day and 6-week workshops in photojournalism, law, and writing
Mount Wachusett Community College - Summer drama camp
Digipen - learn game programming and 3D animation; sponsored by Nintendo
Stanford University - college-level courses for high school students
Carnegie Mellon - courses for high school students
Early College Programs - Summer college programs for high school students
For additional programs for school age youth and children hosted by WPI, see K-12 Programs.