Genius has no zip code. Our students are the proof.

"It is a big commitment, and to get the full benefit of Minds Matter, you have to fully be here and be present."

–V, Second year mentee and junior at Denver South


If you are accepted, you will be expected to:

  • Make a three year commitment to Minds Matter Colorado
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher (unweighted) while enrolled in Minds Matter (10th-12th grade)
  • Attend 90% of the approximately 25 weekly sessions throughout the school year — this means only two or fewer advance-notice (24 hours before session), excused absences per year
  • Complete all assignments covered during session
    • This may require 2–4 hours of additional work between sessions
    • Makeup work will be required for any missed sessions
  • Apply to and attend a summer program on a college campus after both 10th and 11th grade (typically 1–3 weeks)
  • Apply to at least 6 colleges and 30 scholarships