University of Pittsburgh

Technology Leadership Initiative

Providing high school students opportunities, tools, and motivation to excel in Computer Science.

High School Academy


Students in this summer high school academy will learn to navigate the world of computer science. Students will be working in Python, Big Data, Mobile Applications, Web Design, and Operating Syatems. The camp will be a project-based curriculum where students will be producing an end result each week. At the end of the camp parents wil be invited to see their student's final project. Students entering grades 8-12 are eligible, no experience necessary.

This year the program will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm.


Program Details

Dates: June 17th - 28th, 2024
Exact schedule 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: No cost though donations to the department are appreciated.
Where: Sennott Square Building Room 5129

Application Procedures

Please submit the following by June 10th.

  1. complete the online registration with a parent or guardian (includes personal statement)

Personal Statement

Write 100-300 word personal statement. Address the following items in your statement:

  1. Tell us about yourself, why are you a good candidate for this program?
  2. What are activities are you involved in with your school, at church, at home, and in the community.
  3. What are your interests, hobbies, and future goals.
  4. Describe any computing experience you have.

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation that we have received your application will be sent via email to the email address that you provided on the form within 5 business days of submitting your application.

Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis until all seats are filled. It is to the students best interest to apply early.

Upon acceptance

  1. Bring the required release forms with you - General release form (pdf) and Photo release form (pdf)
Mackenzie Ball

Technology Leadership Initiative
Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh

5815 Sennott Square
210 S. Bouquet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

T: 412-624-8422