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Applications for the Fall 2018 PROMISE Program are now closed!

 

Decision notifications have been sent via email at this time. Check back in Spring 2019 for the PROMISE – SEAMS Program application!

 

Our preferred method of submission is online. If you are unable to submit an online application please contact the Admissions office at 630.907.5028 or at promise@imsa.edu

IMSA is committed to excellence and equity including active recruitment of students from all areas of Illinois. IMSA’s PROMISE Programs address the challenges of underrepresented and underserved students through year-round academic enrichment programming at low or no cost. Held on the campus of the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois with transportation provided from Chicago, PROMISE programs provide students the opportunity to work with IMSA faculty, staff and student mentors exploring IMSA’s unique learning laboratory and encouraging future admission to its tuition-free residential Academy for tenth through twelfth graders.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Exposure to curriculum that increases skills in math, science and English
  • Hands-on learning
  • Experience IMSA’s residential environment
  • Prepare for the Academy application process
  • Family involvement in the program

For more information about these programs, please send an email to promise@imsa.edu, check out our PROMISE brochure, or join our Admissions mailing list here!

9th Grade – Early Involvement Program (EIP)

Applications for the Fall PROMISE Program are now available! Applications are due on September 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of invitation via email no later than September 28. 

This program is held on twelve Saturdays during the fall and winter at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora from 8AM – 1:30PM. Participants are expected to attend all twelve sessions.

Session dates:  
  • October 13, 2018 (Family Orientation)
  • October 20, 2018
  • October 27, 2018
  • November 3, 2018
  • November 10, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • December 15, 2018
  • January 12, 2019
  • January 19, 2019
  • January 26, 2019

For more information about the PROMISE – 9th Grade program, please send an email to promise@imsa.edu.

7th-8th Grade – Leading Students 2 Success (LS2S)

Applications for the Fall PROMISE Program are now available! Applications are due on September 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of invitation via email no later than September 28. 

LS2S is held on twelve Saturdays during the fall and winter at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora from 8AM – 1:30PM. Participants are expected to attend all twelve sessions.

Session dates:  
  • October 13, 2018 (Family Orientation)
  • October 20, 2018
  • October 27, 2018
  • November 3, 2018
  • November 10, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • December 15, 2018
  • January 12, 2019
  • January 19, 2019
  • January 26, 2019

For more information about the PROMISE – 7th & 8th Grade program, please send an email to promise@imsa.edu.

8th/9th Grade – Summer Enrichment for Academics in Mathematics and Science (SEAMS)

Applications will be available in Spring 2019!

SEAMS serves students in the summer between their 8th and 9th grade years. The SEAMS program is held at the Academy and participating students live in IMSA residence halls. Typically the program is held the last two weeks in June. The application process is competitive and the cost for the program is $50. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from IMSA at the start and completion. Participants are expected to remain for the entire duration of the program.

For questions about the PROMISE – Summer program, please send an email to promise@imsa.edu.