Georgia Tech

Summer Springboard program for high school students at GA Tech in Atlanta

Campus Overview

Students have the opportunity to spend their summer session at GA Tech a leading research institute ranked in the top 10 of public U.S. universities. GA Tech 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.


$5,198 Tuition will increase to $5,398 After November 30th

Extended Commuter:
$3,598 Tuition will increase to $3,698 After November 30th

$2,998 Tuition will increase to $3,098 After November 30th


June 18, 2023 June 30, 2023


Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA


  • I learned amazing things that I didn’t think I would be exposed to before medical school! Summer Springboard helped me confirm my love of medicine!

    Megha J.

  • It was nice to have an actual engineer as the instructor of the course who had been on the job for most of his life.

    Griffin H.

  • I was able to have experiences that I would not have gotten otherwise without Summer Springboard. Like visiting real newsrooms and talking to a handful of other journalists of all types.

    Erin B.

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 held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students 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, Creative Writing, Athletics, College Prep and Photography) or doing 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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Broadcast Communications

ABC 7 journalism excursion

Do you love to create videos? Do you dream of telling stories and developing ideas that can help shape our world? Communication is critical when it comes to moments of crisis and conflict. Learn how to think and navigate your thoughts and ideas strategically in an ever-changing world. Focus on coursework that best matches your interest and helps you bring your creative vision to life. You will tackle real-life stories and learn the process from a professional in the field, talk with experts in different subject areas of communication and practice what you learn by creating and presenting a portfolio/project.

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Cyber Security

Do you wonder how computer hackers gain access to your bank accounts and personal information? Students are introduced to various concepts in security, including malware, Internet security, cyber terrorism and fraud, firewalls, privacy, policies/procedures, and legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity. Students learn about the various paths to a cyber security career – engineering vs. policy and learn to become “ethical hackers” in this exciting field.

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Data Science

Data Science

Ready to dive into the fast-paced world of Data Science? Join the Summer Springboard Data Science course this summer and learn how Data powers today’s world! With the booming influence of data, several data-related job roles and opportunities are in high demand. From improving decision making processes to releasing innovations, Data has become essential to the success of every industry. Recognize essential data science techniques, such as data visualization and data wrangling. Explore modern machine learning methodologies and algorithms to build predictive models. Discover all about R programming language

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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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Industrial Design

Do you dream of designing products? Do you love engineering, art, business? In this course you will learn the steps and process of creating a product from ideation to production.

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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 likely include visits to historic sites such as the Centennial Olympic Park/Skyview Atlanta, World of Coca Cola, Summit Skyride Stone Mountain, 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.

Track-Specific Excursions

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

Student Life

Students live and study at GA Tech on 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.


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. Mentors live on same floors as students.


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.

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