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
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 www.memphis.edu/mathacademy.pdf
For more information, call Shawn Boyd at 901-678-4011.