• Crafting Future-Ready Skills

    Dive into a hands-on learning experience, where creativity meets cutting-edge technology. Explore the fundamentals of iOS app creation, learning from experienced professors and industry professionals. From coding fundamentals to user interface design, gain practical skills that transcend the classroom. Seize the opportunity to bring your app ideas to life, connect with like-minded peers, and discover the limitless possibilities of app development.

  • Academy Tuition: $2,100

    Location: UT Austin Campus

    Academy Type: Residential, overnight

    Eligibility: Students entering 9-12 grade (Fall 2024)

    2024 Dates: July 21 - July 26, 2024

    Prerequisites: Intermediate; Prior programming experience such as Python, C++, or Java

    Tools: Xcode, Swift

    Tech Requirements: Bring a 13-inch or larger MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

    Credit: Academy Certificate

Summer 2024 Enrollment Now Open!

Secure Your Spot Today! Enroll in our specialized summer academies and dive into a world of knowledge and skill development. Limited seats available, so act fast to guarantee your place!

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  • Two students working hands-on to build their robot in the robotics lab on UT Campus
  • student working in computer science lab learning coding for robotics
  • Students working together on on iOS app development on UT Campus.

What You'll Explore

  • Topics Covered:

    • Xcode and Playgrounds
    • Views and View Controllers
    • Delegates and Segues
    • Tables
    • Optionals and Closures in Swift
    • Stack Views and Scrolling
    • Location
    • Animation
    • Motion
    • Camera and Photos
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Simple Graphics
    • Calendar
    • Augmented Reality
  • Hands-On Experiences:

    • Code projects with advanced features of Swift, Apple's strategic programming language
    • Use Xcode, Apple's official tool for software development
    • Create simple apps for the iPhone and iPad and install them on your personal device
    • Learn tactics for a standout UT application from UT admissions

Academy Experience

Where You'll Learn

This academy takes place on campus at the University of Texas at Austin. Students get a taste of university life by learning in the Gates Dell Complex – the home of UT Computer Science.

Where You'll Stay & Eat

You will stay in student residence halls on campus where you’ll be matched with another student by age as your roommate. You can look forward to trying out college residence hall food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which is included.

How You'll Be Supported

Our mentors help you get accustomed to learning on a college campus by staying in the same residence halls and accompanying you throughout your stay. Our academies boast an impressive 10:1 student to mentor ratio to make sure students are getting the most out of their time on campus.

Meet Your Academy Staff

  • William C. Bulko
    Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Department of Computer Science

    Dr. William C. Bulko will be teaching students how to write code and build iOS applications. His research interests primarily center around Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Programming Languages, Pervasive Computing, and Computer Science Education. As an undergraduate, he attended UT El Paso, and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at UT Austin. Bulko spent 24 years with IBM, and has multiple patents and publications.

  • Haley Wegner
    Academy Director
    Department of Computer Science

    Haley is responsible for planning and executing the tuition-based summer academies, which introduce high school students to the exciting world of programming, robotics, iOS app development, and more. She has an extensive history working in higher education and youth programs.


  • Academy scholarships are available on a limited basis. Enrollees with financial need can apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarship application by May 1st.

Enrollment for Summer 2024 Now Open!

Secure your spot today for a transformative journey in our summer academies—enroll now and seize the opportunity for knowledge and skill development while seats last!

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