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IDEAL Summer Academy

IDEAL Summer Academy is a week-long residential experience for students with intellectual disabilities who are rising seniors in high school to age 24, who are interested in learning about college and exploring whether post-secondary education is right for them

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IDEAL Summer Academy Campers and Counselors posing together on stairs


Program Highlights

  • 3:1 Student to Staff Ratio
  • Undergraduate Peer
  • Counselors
  • College Readiness Classes
  • Career Exploration
  • Social Events
  • Community Volunteering

Summer Academy Details

The 2024 Summer Academy will take place June 2nd - June 6th and is for BOTH accepted and prospective students.

For prospective students, applications for Summer Academy will open on February 1, 2024, and will close on April 1, 2024. While you may still apply after this date, you may not be considered for acceptance.

Summer Academy applications will only be reviewed after all materials have been submitted. Applicants will be notified of the next steps once application materials are reviewed by the IDEAL team.

If you have any questions contact the IDEAL team for more information, ideal [at]