Honors Summer Academy

2015 Applications are now being accepted! 

SESSION 1: JULY 12-17, 2015

SESSION 2: JULY 19-24, 2015

2014 HSA featured new classes such as "In Cold Blood," Forensic Science; Scriptures of the Holocaust; and others.

Watch highlights from Honors Summer Academy 2014

Oklahoma Christian University Honors Summer Academy is an annual, one-week college experience hosted by OC's Honors Program to encourage the pursuit of excellence by gifted and talented students entering their sophomore through senior years of high school in the fall 2015. 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 2015 can apply for the OC Honors Academy European Studies Abroad Program next summer.  Click here for more information.

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.

2015 Summer Courses - You choose two courses from a session for your grade in the fall of 2015:
         Session 1: July 12-17, 2015
         Session 2: July 19-24, 2015      


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 2015 Session 1 or 2 is $500. A $100 deposit is required when you apply with complete payment due by May 30. 

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 or 5304.  

*We reserve the right to modify course offerings due to enrollment needs.

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