Launch Academy is part college prep camp, part leadership/entrepreneurship workshop, and part personal development experience. The week provides students with the tools necessary to be successful in finding and gaining admissions to the right-fit college and creating a path to achieve their life and career goals
Launch is built around workshops that are fun, informative and interactive.
Get ready for college exams
Work with talented tutors who help you customize your test taking approach to suit your strengths.
Find your right-fit college
We personalize the college application process for your passions, goals and strengths.
Complete your essays
Work with writing coaches to finish your college application essay before your summer is over.
Meet other high-achieving students from around the world and make life-long friends.
Learn from doers
Learn from some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who give educational and inspirational talks.
With everything you complete at Launch, you’ll head into the fall with peace-of-mind.
*LAUNCH was formerly held at Lake Tahoe, but will be held at UCSC in 2023.