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U of M Summer Math Academy Will Help Students Improve Algebra Skills University News
For release: March 5, 2010

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

Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis will offer a summer high school Math Academy June 20-July 3 for rising 10th- and 11th-graders.

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

The students, all chosen from Memphis City Schools, will live on campus for two weeks.Housing, meals, and all activities will be paid for by the grant.

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

Space is limited in this competitive program. The application deadline is March 26.

A printable application is available online at

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

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