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Students Can Improve Algebra Skills at U of M’s Summer Math Academy University News
For release: April 14, 2009

For press information, contact Shawn Boyd, 901-678-4011

A summer high school Math Academy for rising 10th-and 11th-graders will be offered July 5-18 at the University of Memphis. The program is funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The goal of the Academy is to help high school students envision themselves attending college and to encourage them to explore the field of mathematics. The curriculum is designed to demystify algebra and improve students’ attitude toward math. The program will focus on improving algebra skills to help students succeed in college.

Students, chosen from Memphis City Schools, will live on the U of M campus for two weeks. Housing, meals, and all Academy-related activities will be paid for by the grant.

To be selected, students must have successfully completed Algebra I and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

The application deadline is May 8. Space is limited in this competitive program.

A printable application is available online at

For more information, call Shawn Boyd at 901-678-4011.

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