Honors Academy Provides Opportunity for High School Students 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 courses available for the 2013-14 school year.
Through the Honors Academy, high school students take upper-level classes at their own school for both high school and college credit. After high school, they can transfer these credits to Nebraska Wesleyan or to most colleges and universities across the U.S.
“Dual enrollment programs are beneficial in many ways”, 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 recent study of Nebraska Wesleyan University students found that those who entered college with Honors Academy credits were more likely to graduate from college with 20 percent reporting they finished early.
Scholarships are available. Students enrolled in the Honors Academy program also have free access to Nebraska Wesleyan online resources and free admission to events including music concerts, theater performances, lectures and athletic activities. In addition, Honors Academy students who decide to attend Nebraska Wesleyan as a full-time student are eligible for a special scholarship.
Schools that offer Honors Academy classes include: Adams Central, Alma, Arapahoe, Aurora, Axtell, Bennington, Albion Boone Central, Bancroft-Rosalie, Cambridge, Centennial, Columbus High, Columbus Lakeview, Conestoga, Elkhorn and Elkhorn South, Elkhorn Mt. Michael, Elwood, Franklin, Gordon-Rushville, Hampton, Hastings Senior High, Hastings St. Cecelia, Hay Springs, Holdrege, Howells-Dodge, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln East, Lincoln High, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln Science Focus School, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln Southwest, Lynch, Lyons- Decatur, Malcolm, Minden, Norfolk, Norris, Oakland, Omaha Brownell-Talbot, Omaha Burke, Omaha Creighton Prep, Omaha Duchesne Academy, Omaha Marian, Omaha Mercy, Omaha Roncalli, Omaha Skutt, Omaha Westside, Ord, Papillion-LaVista, Papillion-LaVista South, Seward, Sidney, Stuart, Sutton, Thayer Central, Tilden Elkhorn Valley, Wahoo Bishop Neumann, Waverly, and Wayne, West Point-Beemer, Wisner-Pilger.
To inquire about Honors Academy opportunities in a school, or for more information about the registration process, students can contact their high school guidance counselor or Marian Borgmann-Ingwersen, Director of Wesleyan Honors Academy at 402.465.2415.