Honors Summer Academy

"New friends, new passions, and new purpose." - HSA Alum

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 JULY 10-15, 2016

Applications are closed for 2016.  Applications for 2017 will be accepted in mid-August.

2016 HSA features classes in Engineering Bible, Humanities, and Sciences.

The 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 fall 2016. It is held on the OC campus.   

The program accepts 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, linked academics to their faith, and demonstrated 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 2016 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.

2016 Summer Courses, July 10-15, 2016 - You choose two courses from a session for your grade in fall 2016:


All high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in fall 2016 with at least a 21 ACT/ 980 SAT/98 PSAT or by recommendation may apply to the Academy. The application with your letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or church leader and $100 deposit (refund if you are not accepted) will serve to differentiate you from the other candidates, helping us to select the final participants.  


The cost for 2016 is $600. Total value is over $1,400, but OC provides tuition remission scholarships valued at over $800 to bring the cost to $600. A $100 deposit is required when you apply with complete payment due by May 13th. Get someone else to sign up for a one time $50.00 friend discount.

Dr. Jim Baird, Honors Summer Academy Director

Jackson Higginbottom, Honors Staff Assistant

For more information about Honors Summer Academy or to nominate a student, please email honorssummeracademy@oc.edu or Lisa Carroll or call (405) 425-5300.

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

START PLANNING NOW FOR HSA 2017- July 9th-14th!!  Apply early to reserve a spot in the classes of your choice!