Honors Summer Academy

2014 Applications are now open!

Look for new classes such as "In Cold Blood," Forensic Science; Game Design and Animation; Acting Masters Class, Theater; Scriptures of the Holocaust; and others.

Watch highlights from Honors Summer Academy 2013

Session 1: July 6-11, 2014

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Session 2: July 13-18, 2014

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Two-Week Session for
Juniors and Seniors 

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The Oklahoma Christian University Honors Summer Academy is an annual, one-week or two-week (incoming juniors and seniors) college experience hosted by OC's Honors Program to encourage the pursuit of excellence by gifted and talented students finishing their freshman through junior years of high school. It is held on the OC campus.   

The program is accepting applications from high school students who already have demonstrated excellence in academics seeking to develop those skills for exceptional university performance. By the end of the program, students will have developed the confidence to continue their academic trajectory of excellence, link academics to their faith, and demonstrate the impact of experiential learning in academic and in service activity.

We believe confidence in these core skills will contribute to increased resilience and persistence necessary to achieve exceptional performance following high school graduation.

Graduating seniors in 2014 can apply for the OC Honors Academy European Studies Abroad Program next summer. More information can be found at Honors Academy European Studies.

Program Description

Each participant may earn two hours of transferable university credit each week by selecting two of the following courses from the appropriate grade level. Credits are based on face-to-face instruction time as well as Blackboard/internet activity before and after the time in residence at OC. Course faculty are OC Master Teachers.

2014 Summer Courses - You choose two courses from a session for your grade in the fall of 2014:
         Session 1: July 6-11, 2014
         Session 2: July 13-18, 2014      

Two-Week Session is now open for fall 2014 juniors and seniors.      


Participants must have at least an ACT of 21/SAT of 980/PSAT of 98 or be recommended by a teacher or counselor (e.g. Enrichment/Gifted-Talented teachers) for their current grade year. Participants must be ready to engage in a service project that varies each year. (Examples include working to understand the people and culture of Rwanda through the OC People to People chapter or serving in a local gardens/produce project in a local urban ministry.)


The cost for 2014 Session 1 or 2 is $500. A $100 deposit is required when you apply with complete payment due by May 15. 

The cost to attend two weeks is $900. A $150 deposit is required when you apply with complete payment due by May 15.

Register with a friend and you each receive a $50 discount!


Dr. Jim Baird, Honors Summer Academy Director

Cady Jackson, Honors Summer Academy Assc. Director

Contact Information

If you want more information about the Honors Summer Academy or want to nominate a student,
please email Lisa Carroll or Hannah Leftwich or call (405) 425-5300.
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*We reserve the right to modify course offerings due to enrollment needs.

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