Honors Program & Scholarships
In addition to honors and AP classes, the Academy of Saint Elizabeth has distinguished itself as a hands-on college preparatory institution with its Blessed Miriam Theresa Scholars Program. Offered to high achieving juniors and seniors dedicated to academic excellence, this program provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to experience firsthand the rigors of challenging coursework at the college level.
Participation in this program takes many forms. Qualified students have the option of participating in the Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) College Now Program without ever having to leave the Academy. We are pleased to offer in-house college courses taught by SEU adjunct professors who are also members of the Academy faculty.
- The Reading Life: Identity in the Graphic Novel
- The Reading Life: Literary Nonfiction & Memoir
- The Reading Life: Do Not Read - Banned Books
- Children of Abraham
- New Testament
- Freedom, Power & Politics
In addition, select, qualified seniors whose schedules allow are also afforded the opportunity to take a total of three college elective classes on the SEU campus—just steps away from the Academy. Students experience challenging coursework at the collegiate level with SEU college students. In order to qualify for the SEU College Now Program, juniors and seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA, letters of recommendation from their guidance counselor, and a completed College Now application. Finally, qualifying students also have the opportunity to take approved online college courses. All college courses—whether taken at the Academy, at SEU, or online—receive an additional weight of 1.00 to the final average and require an additional per-credit fee. Besides receiving credit for these courses on their high school transcripts, students will also be awarded an official college transcript and transferable college credits.