Honors Summer Academy Hosts 97 Students

High school students from 24 states came to Oklahoma Christian in July for an academically challenging preview of college life.

The six-day experience encourages the pursuit of excellence by gifted and talented students finishing their freshman through junior years of high school. This year, OC added a second week in response to the event’s strong demand.

“The Honors Summer Academy is a great way for determined high school students to learn more about Christian higher education,” said Dr. Jim Baird (78), director of OC’s Honors Program. “They take academically rigorous courses for college credit, learn more about how we are all part of a global community, and build meaningful relationships with each other and their professors.”

Every class comes with significant practical experience, including biology, music production, and forensic science labs; robot building in Introduction to Engineering; field trips to Mercy Hospital, Feed the Children’s “Story of Hope” exhibit, and a local video game and animation design company; and a community service project with the Lighthouse Medical Clinic and Capitol Hill Church of Christ.

Each participant can earn two hours of transferable college credit. For more information on the 2015 Honors Summer Academy, go to oc.edu/honorsacademy.


Fall 2014

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