ROAR Academy

Applications for Summer 2023 are now closed.

Program Overview

ROAR Academy is a rigorous and intensive two-week program for high school students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated high school students who are entering 10th-12th grade in the Fall have the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley faculty, researchers, and scientists while focusing on learning about Python programming and introductory autonomous driving algorithms.

The students through this 10-day program will be expected to learn sufficient knowledge to participate in ROAR competition entirely in software simulation, dubbed the S2 series for K-12 students (compared to the current S1 series that includes college students and professional learners).

Thanks to ROAR virtualization software and other open-source Python and AI libraries, learners may attend the Academy through online lectures for 2023.

To learn more about the program goals and schedule, please see here.

Summer 2023 sessions will all be taught virtually via Zoom and online recordings.

2023 Sessions (Choose one session)

Week 1Week 2
Session 1*June 26 - June 30 July 3 - July 8
Session 2July 10 - July 14July 17 - July 21
Session 3July 24 - July 28July 31 - August 4
*July 4th (holiday) and will run into Saturday, July 8

ROAR Summer Competition: Saturday, August 26



Advanced High School students (entering 10th-12th grade) who are considering a STEM career path and would like to apply to AI, Robotics, and Data Science as their intended college majors.

The curriculum is also suitable for those who are interested in learning Python programming in general and more narrowly, upcoming autonomous transportation revolution and the foundation of their supporting technologies.

For 2022, ROAR Academy and the fees below are only for California residents. For prospective out-of-state and international students, please contact us and we will accommodate additional applications when space is available.

Application Fee: $50 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $800

A complete application consists of:
1. Application – If you would like to preview the this year’s application, please click here.
2. Unofficial Transcript

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Late January — ROAR Academy application opens
  • March 24, 2023 — Early application deadline. 
  • March 31, 2023—Early application and financial aid admissions
  • Late Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • May 1, 2023 — Tuition due.

What to expect:

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Please note that applications are reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to submit your completed application as soon as possible. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.