Lyceum Merit Studies
What is the Lyceum Merit Studies Program?
The Lyceum Merit Studies Program complements All Saints' Academy's core college preparatory curriculum by offering academically gifted students opportunities to analyze and synthesize subjects with greater depth and breadth. Through Merit Studies, students with a strong academic record and a history of self-motivation, who desire opportunities to inquire and explore further than the scope of typical college preparatory curriculum, are encouraged to achieve their full potential. Students who earn Merit Studies Scholar distinction are prepared to meet the challenges of our most competitive institutions of higher learning.
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How does one become a Merit Studies Scholar?
All students who intend to graduate with Merit Studies distinction must declare their intention by submitting an application. Applications are accepted at the beginning of the second semester. Beginning in the seventh grade, students who have a GPA at or above 3.5 and/or standardized test scores above the 75th percentile range, as well as a curiosity and willingness to always quest for knowledge, are invited to apply.
Maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA
Recommendation for and completion of at least sixteen combined Lyceum and AP course credits by graduation
Completion and presentation of an approved field-experience-based paper and project
Subject Area Pre-requisites/Benchmarks for Lyceum and AP Classes
All Saints’ Academy faculty and administration have established benchmarks for advanced classes—Lyceum and AP—in each subject area. These pre-requisites are used to determine if a student should enroll in a particular class. The Head of Upper School’s approval will make the determination if there are any questions regarding recommendation for advanced classes.
Please select the subject area of interest to see the qualifications for admittance.
What makes Lyceum Merit Studies worthwhile?
Merit Studies Scholars are traditionally at the top of their class at All Saints' Academy. Whether the setting is a science laboratory, humanities seminar, or world languages symposium, Scholars' progression of study will offer them innovative and challenging opportunities to explore, articulate, and discover.
Merit Studies Scholars are recognized in the spring of their senior year. Merit Studies Scholars receive a medal to distinguish them at graduation; in addition, scholars' diplomas will bear the Lyceum Merit Studies seal.
Need more information?
Visit AP Central for more information on Advanced Placement Courses: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com.
Mr. Ryan Walsh, Acaemic Dean. You may contact him at 863.293.5980, ext. 2292, or email email@example.com.