The Honors College will host its second annual Summer Academy for high school students in July 2013. During the program, high school students can earn college credit.
The Summer Academy started in 2010 because Dr. Money wanted to add an academic component to the Leadership camps that are put on every summer at ACU. According to the ACU website, “Summer Academy offers one-, two- and three-week sessions of fun and challenging courses taught by university professors for high school students.”
Dr. Kristina Davis, assistant professor of communication and Honors studies, said the academy is a lot of fun because it gives them the opportunity to really see ACU, live in our dorms, eat in the Bean with the professors and get to know what ACU is about before they even come.
A few of the professors involved in the summer academy are Dr. Richard Beck, Dr. Vic McCracken, Dr. Tracy Shilcutt and Dr. Kyle Dixon.
Students are also to be involved in the Summer Academy program.
“For the Summer Academy, we ask honor students to come out and help as counselors,” Davis said.
The Summer Academy has two sessions. The first session 2-week experience will be hosted June 9-22. This session is for incoming juniors and seniors for four hours of college credit and a price of $1,699.
The second session 1-week experienceÂ starts the next day. This session is for incoming freshmen through seniors in high school. They will earn one hour of college credit for $699.
The Summer Academy also offers a study abroad program which will be a 3-week course in Oxford for $3,500. This will take place July 8-26, and will be available to only juniors and seniors in high school as well as recent high school graduates.
“This year we have 15 high school students going to Oxford, and we started registration on Nov. 1 and its already full,” Kris Evans, enrollment marketing, said.
While studying abroad the students will earn three hours of college credit.
“From the university stand point we want to get as many students as we can to both summer academy, leadership camps and our sports camps because historically we get almost half of those kids when they are ready to go to college,” Evans said.
For more information on the ACU Summer Academy, visit http://www.acu.edu/events/summer-academy/.