ROAR Summer Academy for California High School Students - Applications open!

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High School

The Summer Academy offers a rigorous, intensive two-week online summer program for advanced high school students interested in learning about Python programming and introductory autonomous driving algorithms.

This summer program is in partnership with the FHL Vive Center, an AR/VR research center at UC Berkeley.

The goal of the academy is to support high school students in their exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects as a career path and provide an in-depth, interactive overview of undergraduate engineering majors, programming, hardware and software design.

They will be primarily learning about python programming and machine learning. Students will then be invited to race their autonomous driving agents and compete in the 2022 Summer ROAR Competition.

After completing the program, students will have the opportunity to become ROAR Ambassadors, participate in all future ROAR competitions and seminars, and will receive a certificate of completion.


Session 1: June 21-25, June 27-July 1 

Session 2: July 5-9, July 11-15

Session 3: July 18-22, July 25-29

Session 4: August 1-5, August 8-12

How To Apply: 

We welcome applications from California high school students entering grades 10-12 in 2002. 

Early Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

Financial Aid: 

We award full scholarships for families who demonstrate financial need. You do not need to submit an additional scholarship application. 

For more information and questions: 

Contact Huo Chao Kuan at

FHL Vive Center

SFUSD neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity described in this announcement. This distribution is provided as a community service.