The Prove it! Math Academy residential summer program will not be offered in 2024. Big changes are in the works to provide our unique curriculum and high-quality resources to a wider audience of math enthusiasts. Check this site for updates and announcements.


Who Can Apply


Any student who meets all of the eligibility requirements listed below may apply to Prove it! Math Academy.

Grade: You must have completed the eighth grade or equivalent to apply for the 2020 Prove it! Math Academy. In other words, if you are either graduating from high school in 2020, or will be entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 for the 2020-2021 academic year (or equivalent for home-schooled or international students) then you can apply. We will not admit seventh graders who will be entering eighth grade in the fall after the program.

Age: Applicants must be at least 14 years old and less than 19 years old on the day the program begins.

Country: Applicants must be currently attending high school in the US or Canada in order to apply.

Enthusiasm: Any student who applies to our program should be ready and excited to Prove it!

Who Should Apply

The students who will get the most out of Prove it! Math Academy are talented, motivated students who like mathematics and would like to improve their skill at developing and writing proofs and solving challenging proof-based competition and research problems. More specifically, the program is particularly well-suited for students in the following situations.

  • Students entering the ninth grade who did well in MATHCOUNTS or AMC in middle school and want to prepare for contests such as USAMTS, ARML, or HMMT.
  • Anyone who is preparing for the USA(J)MO.
  • Students who are entering the eleventh grade and hoping to apply to RSI or MIT Primes, or work on a research project the following summer to submit to Regeneron STS or ISEF.
  • Students who are entering their senior year in high school or high school graduates who intend to major in mathematics and want to get a jump on the kind of higher-level topics and background they will need in college and beyond.
  • Any high school student with a strong background in computational mathematics who would like to learn more about proof and rigor in a problem-solving context, and have some fun in the Rocky Mountains with an amazing group of peers and instructors at the same time!

If you have an interest in learning more about mathematical proof and improving your problem-solving or research skills, we encourage you to apply to Prove it! Math Academy.

How to Apply

To apply to Prove it! Math Academy, first work on the admissions test problems and write up your solutions, and then fill out the online application. The form includes a place to upload your solutions to the admissions test.

The application deadline is March 15, 2020. All applications received before this date will be given equal consideration. Late applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis if there are still spots available.

Next: Take the Admissions Test