For ages 14-18
Launchpad (high school) is where learners prepare for the adventure of a lifetime, whether the next step is a selective college, launching their own business or a first job at SpaceX or Google.Apply Now
Prepare for the real world through challenging apprenticeships, interviews with industry leaders, and deep reflection of how your gifts and passions align with a need in the world.
Read deep literature; communicate clearly and powerfully; and tackle real world computational challenges.
Wrestle with timeless moral dilemmas through Socratic discussions in Civilization and through studio governance.
Dive deeply into college level biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, finance and psychology through immersive quests and public exhibitions.
Serve in leadership roles in lower studios, their community, and around the world in the Acton Network.
Your accomplishments will be showcased in a series of badges that will dazzle admissions officers at top notch universities or convince employees, partners and investors to join forces in a world changing start up.Apply Now
What are you passionate about? Launchpad offers you the opportunity to discover mentors like the individuals noted below in dozens of fields. Get coached by a world-class athlete, or learn about AI from an expert. Surround yourself with world-class entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, and heroes in the field you're passionate about.
Software and Big Data
Fitness and Retail
Launchpad students get ready for real-world success by gaining valuable skills, mastering them through apprenticeships, and launching real startups, businesses, and projects.