OC hosts third-annual Honors Summer Academy

Students learn hands-on lessons in chemistry at the OC Honors Summer Academy.
Students learn hands-on lessons in chemistry at the OC Honors Summer Academy.

Students from around the country are attending Oklahoma Christian University’s Honors Summer Academy this week.

This annual, seven-day college experience encourages the pursuit of excellence by gifted and talented students finishing their freshman through junior years of high school.

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. Each participant may earn two hours of university credit each summer.

The video below highlights reflections from students who that attended last year’s Summer Academy.

The honors program at Oklahoma Christian includes more than 100 students and continues to grow each year. Accomplished alumni have gone on to attain professional degrees in business, law and medicine, and many others have received scholarships to prestigious doctorate and postdoctorate programs across the United States.

More information is available at www.oc.edu/honors.

Just last year, the honors program opened a new housing option specifically for honors students. The remodeled Honors House at Davisson Hall offers highly talented students the opportunity to live in a community dedicated to equipping Christian students for the pursuit of academic excellence.

OC’s honors program is a thriving community of academic achievers. According to Dr. Scott LaMascus, honors program director, the average ACT score for honors students is 31, and more than a quarter of these students are National Merit Scholars. Admission is highly selective, but not solely exam-based.

The program is truly interdisciplinary, with every college and department represented. The program is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council.