CA's REDI Lab Summer Academy is a pilot program for youth in Denver. The Academy is a FREE 2-week entrepreneurial camp and idea incubator for incoming high school juniors and seniors in the Denver area. 
REDI—Research, Entrepreneurship, Design, and Inquiry—uses self-directed learning to offer up to 20 students the opportunity to grow as problem solvers who are then better prepared for college, careers, and life.

REDI Lab is an authentic and hands-on learning experience in any discipline you choose. You get to enjoy the freedom to explore and learn at your own pace and to find new passions, explore new ideas, and execute a project.

REDI Lab transforms education into a personalized learning journey that is creative, rigorous, and relevant.

Students will leave the two-week academy with:
  • new skills and confidence
  • a unique and personalized letter of recommendation for post-high school needs
  • a professionally produced video of their final presentation
  • an iPad
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REDI Lab Summer Academy is made possible through the generosity of Aimee and Jonathan Coleman.

Learn more about REDI Lab Summer Academy

Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Summer Academy. Please read below for more details on our exciting pilot program for Denver high school Juniors and Seniors.

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • WHY should I participate in REDI Lab Summer Academy?

    The REDI Lab @ CA transforms education into a personalized learning journey that is creative, rigorous, and relevant. 

    We believe that all people are curious, especially youth, and, when given a process and structure to explore their interests and what motivates them, individual learning excels.

    After two school years where learning has been disrupted due to the COVID pandemic, students deserve the opportunity to dive deep into a project of their choosing and reignite that curiosity.
  • WHERE is REDI Lab Summer Academy?

    Students will be based in the REDI Lab space in Ponzio Arts Center on the campus of Colorado Academy, 3800 S. Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80235. Their “classroom” will be the world. 

    Schedules are flexible, and students can join remotely if needed.
     
  • WHEN is REDI Lab Summer Academy?

    The REDI Lab Summer Academy is a two-week program that runs Monday through Friday, July 19-30. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served daily.
  • What is the COST for the program?

    There is no cost to attend; the REDI Lab Summer Academy is free.
  • Will there be TRANSPORTATION provided?

    Travel to and from CA's campus varies by student and should be coordinated with REDI Lab Director Tom Thorpe. Email Tom at tom.thorpe@coloradoacademy.org with questions.
  • WHO can apply for REDI Lab Summer Academy?

    The program is for incoming 11th and 12th Grade students only, and is free for up to 20 students from the Denver metro area.

    Participants will be chosen from an applicant pool. The REDI Lab faculty will read the applications, interview applicants and recommenders, and carefully choose the participants for this pilot program. 
  • HOW do I apply?

    Thank you for your interest in applying for the REDI Lab Summer Academy. Applications should be submitted online.

    Please make the following selections on the first page of the application in order to be directed to the REDI Lab Summer Academy application:
    • Go to the Application page
    • Click Create an Account
    • Enter your name, email, and a password
    • Click the green button: For prospective students who have not yet applied
    • Complete the Applicant Profile information.
    • Under Apply Grade: choose REDI Lab Academy
    • Apply Year: choose 2021-22 (the only option)
    • Present Grade: choose 10 or 11  (2020-2021 grade)
    • After answering the narrative questions, select “Next” to be taken to a dashboard where you can enter an email address to send a parent recommendation and a teacher recommendation form to the appropriate people.
    The REDI Lab faculty will read the applications, interview applicants and recommenders, and carefully choose the participants for this pilot program. 

    Registration is now open and will remain open until July 1, 2021.

  • What is the application DEADLINE?

    Registration is now open and will remain open until Thursday, July 1, 2021.
  • How will students SHARE their work?

    Students will think big and bold as they identify the questions they want to research on their way to choosing a project and designing a final presentation of the one idea worth sharing. Final presentations will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
  • Whom do I CONTACT with questions?

    For more information, please contact Tom Thorpe, Director of the REDI Lab @ CA.

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REDI Lab Faculty

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  • Tom Thorpe

    Director of REDI Lab
    303-986-1501 x2722
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  • Martha Smith

    Upper School Science
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  • Amanda Zranchev

    Upper School Math
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