• Description
    The Elon Academy is a college-access and success program for high school students whose academic potential outdistances their circumstances. The year-round program combines three intensive 4-week residential experiences at Elon University in the summers prior to the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades with a variety of academic/enrichment activities during the school year. Each scholar is assigned to a College Access Team (CAT) Mentor during the academic school year. Academic Coaches are also assigned to scholars as needed at no cost to the families. Support continues through college. Scholars have the opportunity to become in the Elon Academy Ambassadors Program. The goal of the EA Ambassadors is to promote college awareness to middle school and elementary students in Alamance County.
    Selection Criteria
    Application process done in 9th grade
    Demonstration of financial need/or no family history of college
    Demonstration of academic promise (GPA no lower than 3.0 on a weighted scale)
    No pattern of disciplinary problems
    Desire to succeed
    Need for Support
    Summer Residential Program
    Sunday (5:00 pm) through Saturday (12:00 noon)
    Attendance is required
    Year-Round Program
    Monthly Saturday Program for scholars from 8:45am-1:00pm focused on enhancing academic skills and acquiring college access knowledge
    Bi-weekly and Monthly support from College Access Team (CAT) Mentors
    Family workshops 4x a year
    Family programs and events
    Academic Coaching on an as-needed basis
    SAT/ACT Prep workshops
    Involvement in Community Service through the Elon Academy Ambassadors Program
    Opportunities for miscellaneous field trips related to the Saturday courses