Turn Passions Into Projects

Work with an expert mentor to explore your interests and unleash your passion through a personalized project.

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December Application Deadline

Click to learn moreDecember 15, 2022

Why Polygence?

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Personalized Program

  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Leverage your academic interests
  • Online from anywhere

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Expert Mentor

  • Work one-on-one with a researcher in the field
  • Receive personal feedback and advice from an academic expert
  • Learn insider tips on research positions

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College Credit

  • Earn college credit from the University of California
  • Get a headstart in applying research methods
  • Write a research paper

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Passion Projects

  • Present at a conference
  • Launch your app
  • Produce a podcast
  • Write a novel
  • Publish a paper

Help your child stand out

Research projects can be a life-changing experience for your child and help them shine as they navigate high school and prepare for college.

Learn more about the Polygence student experience

Did you know?
1,500+
Completed projects, and counting!
2,600+
Expert mentors
95%
of Polygence students were accepted at R1 research universities

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Counselors, connect your students with a research project

Ensure your student has no holes in their application. We’ll work with you and your student to identify a topic of interest.

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Our students say it best

Thousands of students have completed life-changing projects with Polygence.
Don’t just take our word for it!

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Adrian R.

Scripps Ranch High School

My mentor was very flexible throughout the project, giving me the freedom to find an interesting project to research and model. He provided the support to allow me to complete a successful project. His balance of flexibility with structure allowed me to become experienced modelling a random walk pattern, learning to write by telling a story, and analyzing data.
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Luke J.

San Marino High School

My mentor expertly mixed in-depth topic knowledge with friendliness and openness to make the Polygence experience simultaneously exciting and manageable.
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Miranda D.

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

My mentor was not just an incredible scientist but also an incredible person! I was coming off of a canceled hospital internship due to COVID-19, but research led me to Polygence. My mentor insisted on making sure that my project was something I would be proud of. I could rely on her for more than just project advice. Her guidance was amazing, I would not trade it for anything.
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Sia S.

Albany Academy for Girls

Not only did my mentor encourage me to read challenging research papers and reflect on them, but helped me to understand information that I found confusing by talking through it with me during sessions. I would like to thank her for guiding me through writing my first formal review paper on machine learning in cancer treatment, she has been a great mentor!
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Adrian R.

Scripps Ranch High School

My mentor was very flexible throughout the project, giving me the freedom to find an interesting project to research and model. He provided the support to allow me to complete a successful project. His balance of flexibility with structure allowed me to become experienced modelling a random walk pattern, learning to write by telling a story, and analyzing data.
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Luke J.

San Marino High School

My mentor expertly mixed in-depth topic knowledge with friendliness and openness to make the Polygence experience simultaneously exciting and manageable.

Greetings from the founders

Polygence is an online research academy dedicated to democratizing access to research opportunities for high school students. Whether you are interested in quantitative biology, fashion history, or privacy law, Polygence mentors will help you explore your area of interest.