Wesleyan Honors Academy Provides Opportunity to Jumpstart College Career
High school juniors and seniors interested in getting a jumpstart on their college careers are encouraged to consider enrolling in Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Honors Academy.
The program allows high school students the opportunity to take upper-level classes at their own school for both high school and college credit. Students enrolled in the program also have access to Nebraska Wesleyan events including music concerts, theatre performances, lectures, athletic activities and more for free or discounted prices.
Dual enrollment programs are beneficial, said Nebraska Wesleyan University Provost Judy Muyskens. For example, students can enter their first year of college with enough college credit that will allow them the time and opportunity to explore additional extracurricular activities or time to explore an additional major or minor. Dual enrollment can also give high school students an edge in the college admissions process.
A 2010 study of Nebraska Wesleyan University students found that those who entered college with Honors Academy credits were more likely to graduate from college, 20 percent of them finishing early. Students who have gone onto college report that they are better prepared for college because of taking Honors Academy courses. Cost to enroll is $80 per credit hour and scholarships are available.
Schools that offer Honors Academy classes include: Adams Central, Alma, Aurora, Axtell, Bennington, Boone Central, Centennial, Columbus High, Creighton Prep, Duchesne Academy, Elkhorn, Elkhorn Mt. Michael, Elkhorn South, Elkhorn Valley, Elm Creek, Elwood, Franklin, Grand Island Northwest, Hampton, Hastings Senior High, Hastings St. Cecelia, Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln Arts & Humanities Focus School, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln East, Lincoln High, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln Science Focus, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, Loomis, Minden, Norfolk, Norris, Omaha Marian, Omaha Mercy, Omaha Roncalli, Omaha Skutt, Omaha Westside, Ord, Papillion-Lavista, Papillion-Lavista South, Scottsbluff, Seward, Sidney, Sutton, Thayer Central, Waverly, and Wayne.
Deadline for fall enrollment is Friday, October 1.
Students interested in Honors Academy classes can obtain further information from their high school guidance counselor or contact Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen, Director of Wesleyan Honors Academy at 402.465.2415.