Georgia Tech

Summer Springboard program for high school students in Atlanta

Campus Overview

Students have the opportunity to spend their summer session at a leading research institute ranked in the top 10 of public U.S. universities. This campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, gives easy access to explore a city known for its importance in both the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.


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June 16, 2024 June 28, 2024


Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA


  • "I’ve done other programs like this before, but this one was far better than any other. I felt a real connection to all the staff and felt comfortable discussing my problems with them. I loved my class as it gave me new insights into what I might do in the future, and lastly it introduced me to new people who I hope to stay in contact with for years to come."

    Jeremy T.

  • "I enjoyed how meeting new people was encouraged, as well as the balance between education/college preparation and fun activities"

    Asmitha M.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Atlanta area. Whenever possible, classes are designed to offer as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Atlanta has to offer.

In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. Public Speaking, Outdoor Athletics, College Admissions, Service Learning, Life Skills, and Digital Arts) or participating in our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

Biomedical Engineering

autodesk interactive gallery

Do you love engineering, computers and also life sciences? Are you interested in diagnosing and designing devices to diagnose and treat diseases? The Summer Springboard Biomedical Engineering course exposes students to the basics of a career in one of the hottest engineering fields today.

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Data Science

Data Science

Did you know that data scientists have the  highest-paying jobs for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the United States? With the booming influence of data, more data-related job roles and opportunities are available than ever before. From improving decision making processes to releasing innovations, data has become essential to the success of every industry.

In this students will recognize essential data science techniques, such as data visualization and data wrangling. Students will also have an opportunity to explore modern machine learning methodologies and algorithms to build predictive models. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, this is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation, employment is projected to grow 36% from now through 2031!

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Emergency Medicine

students performing CPR on dummies

This program gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field through immersive learning and hands-on projects. In the first week, students will learn how to take vital signs and perform CPR. They will also work on key wilderness medicine techniques and visit a simulation lab where med students and faculty are trained and evaluated.  In the second week, students put their skills to the test in a mass casualty incident simulation during which students triage and stabilize victims. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in these topics, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle issues while working to support, diagnose, and save their patients. 


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Product Design

Have you ever wondered how manufactured everyday objects are envisioned and created? Do you dream of designing products? Do you love engineering, art, and business,? If you can see yourself in a future career path of industrial design or product design, this course is for you! In this course, you will learn how to develop a product from an idea to production, enhancing skills which to bring innovative products to consumers. Learn first-hand more about what it takes to become an industrial designer, which software and techniques are used, and how to develop innovative, useful, safe, and ecologically sound products! From discovering key industrial design concepts, to considering real-world product design challenges, this summer program will cover a lot of ground in two weeks.

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Activities & Trips

Students will have ample opportunity to tour Atlanta - known as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coca Cola, as well as the host of the 1996 Olympics. Students will experience all that "the Big Peach" has to offer.

  • Goliath Ride at Six Flags over Georgia
  • Sunset skyline image of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

While in "the Big Peach" students will have a city tour which will include visits to historic sites such as the Centennial Olympic Park, Skyview Atlanta, World of Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Six Flags over Georgia

Students will spend a day at Six Flags over Georgia - the "Thrill Capital of the South"! Six Flags offers an abundance of roller coasters, attractions and games. The park offers many activities for those not interested in the thrill of large coasters.

Track-Specific Excursions

Each academic course will take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience.

Student Life

Students live and study at Georgia Tech, one of the most green urban campuses in the U.S. Surrounded by nature, but in the heart of the city, students have the best of both worlds. Georgia Tech has a great shuttle service that allows students to get to different parts of Atlanta including "Tech Square" which includes restaurants, cafes, bookstores, and dessert shops.


Students will be housed in suite-style air-conditioned rooms on gender-segregated floors. All rooms include bed (with extra-long mattress), desk, desk chair, wardrobe and dresser. There are two rooms for each bathroom, with four roommates sharing their private full bathroom. Mentors live on same floors as students.


The dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard with volleyball courts nearby. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and free wireless internet throughout. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and uses electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Atlanta summer program for high school students.


The beautiful dining hall on campus offers a wide variety of stations with different cuisines, flavors, and accommodations for your dietary needs. The dining hall has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements, so you can enjoy eating in the sun with new friends.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program