PROMISE Archives - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy


The application for the Fall PROMISE Program is now closed!

To check the status of your submitted application, please access our application portal here.
Due Date: September 15th, 2019
Decisions will be made available no later than October 1st, 2019. 

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 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, English and leadership
  • Interactive, hands-on learning
  • Personal skills development
  • The opportunity to experience IMSA’s residential environment
  • Preparation for the Academy application process
  • Family involvement in the program

Applications are completed online and will require students to send electronic requests for a math or science teacher evaluation and an additional school representative for records.

For more information about these programs, please send an email to, check out our PROMISE brochure, or join our Admissions mailing list below.