Our Summer Academy offers academic enrichment courses in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and activities that support college planning.

The Bridge Program Summer Academy is held from mid-June to mid-July for students in grades 9 through 10. Classes meet weekly on UMSL's campus Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

  1. Academic Skills Workshops Include Math, Science and Writing:
    Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.

  2. Career Development Workshops:
    Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan.

Program Requirements

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9th-10th. (8th grade students ineligible for Summer Academy participation)
  • All applicants must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  • All applicants must submit a completed application and a high school transcript. New participants must ask a teacher, counselor, or school administrator to complete a recommendation form on their behalf.
  • All applicants should be enrolled in or have completed Algebra.
  • All participants must agree to meet attendance, performance and behavior requirements for successful completion of the Academy.
  • All participants are expected to complete assigned tasks and fully participate in class activities to meet program requirements.

Note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.