FAQs

Student Advisers

What is the Rogers Honors Academy?
A district-wide effort to work with academically-motivated, enthusiastic and engaged learners to educate them and their guardians about college and help them prepare academically so that they will be accepted by top schools and, when appropriate, also receive financial aid.

How are top colleges defined?
We will target the Top 100 national and Top 50 liberal arts colleges as ranked by US News and World Report.

Who will be involved?
Students and their parents
High School counselors and administrators
Gifted and Talented teachers/coordinators
AP teachers
Mentor teachers

How many students will be involved?
We will accept 200 sophomores in March 3rd, 2019 followed by a new class of students each year.

Is the Rogers Honors Academy a separate school?
No, it is a program located on all three Rogers high school campuses.

How will students find out about colleges?
We will educate students and parents about the college application process, testing, financial aid and how to determine the right school to attend. This will include evening and weekend meetings with parents and one-on-one and group meetings with students. We will focus on how to write college essays, from whom to request recommendation letters, how best to portray oneself on college applications, and important criteria to consider when deciding between different schools.

Students will attend a College Fairs as well as go on college tours to top colleges/universities.

What is required?   

Sophomore Year:                                                                                         
Cumulative GPA of 3.70 Take 2 Pre-Ap or AP Community  Service that is personally meaningful to the student
Foreign Language Class. While not required for this year, if student hasn't already taken a foreign language class, it is recommended that they begin taking a foreign language class. 


Junior Year 
Cumulative GPA of 3.75 by the end of the Spring semester 
Take 3 Pre-Ap or Ap
Community  Service that is personally meaningful to the student
Foreign Language Class: if student hasn't already taken a foreign language class, it is required that they take one this year.


Senior Year 

Maintain cumulative GPA of 3.75 
Take 3 Pre-Ap or Ap
Students must complete Community  Service requirement by the end of the Senior Year. 
Foreign Language Class: Student must be completing the 2 level requirement for graduation and/or taking additional levels of foreign language.

College Visits
Students are required to visit at least  one *top school - either on their own or with the RHA. (*Top schools are identified by the US News and World Report, Top Colleges. We focus on the top 100 national universities and the top 50 liberal arts colleges.).

College Applications
During their Senior Year, each RHA member must apply to at least four *top schools in the US. (Top schools are identified by the US News and World Report, Top Colleges.)

Community Service
Students should be involved in sustained, personally meaningful community service for at least two years. Two or more years are recommended as this may increase potential admission to top colleges and universities and it provides a learning opportunity beyond school.

Essay
400-500 word essay to be written prior to the end of the sophomore year.

Student Profile
With the guidance of the RHA Director, student must complete a student profile by the middle of Senior Year. 

 

 

 

 



                    

 

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