Support your child's curiosity

Turn their passion into a research project

Work with an expert mentor online. Develop a research project. Showcase their work and passion through a publication, conference presentation, or creative piece.

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At Polygence, we value:

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Intellectual Confidence

Develop the academic confidence and independence needed to shine in research projects of all kinds

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Expert Mentorship

Receive personalized attention from an expert who can help channel their interest into a unique output

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Tangible Outcomes

Share their work with a network of peers and academics across a range of professional outlets

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

Parent reviews

Lily's experience in Polygence can not be replicated, and certainly not within the confines of a traditional school setting. I am so grateful she got this opportunity to work with such excellent mentors. Thank you for everything. I know she will never forget this time she had with Alexis and GP
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Our students say it best

Thousands of students have completed life-changing projects with Polygence.
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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 program coordinators

Polygence is a selective 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.

Our students come from high schools including:

  • International Schools

    • Hong Kong International School
    • Chinese International School
    • Independent Schools Foundation Academy
    • German Swiss International School
    • Diocesan Girls’ School
    • Diocesan Boys’ School
    • St. Paul’s Co-Educational College
    • Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
  • US Boarding Schools

    • Deerfield Academy
    • Phillips Academy Andover
    • Choate Rosemary Hall
    • The Lawrenceville School
  • California Schools

    • Lynbrook High School
    • Archbishop Mitty High School
    • Monta Vista High School
    • San Marino High School
    • Saratoga High School
    • Portola High School
    • Henry M. Gunn High School
    • Leland High School
    • Los Gatos High School
    • Dougherty Valley High School
    • Mission San Jose High School
    • The Nueva School
    • The Harker School
    • Futures Academy