What is the Rogers Honors Academy?
The Rogers Honors Academy is a new program with the goal to help Rogers Public School students, and their parents, learn about college and career options. Learning about and applying to colleges can be a confusing process. There are many factors to consider and lots of information to read and research. Often young people ask themselves questions such as:
- What do I want to major in?
- Do I want to go to a large or a small school?
- Do I want to study in an urban or rural setting?
- What is the difference between a university and a college?
- Can I afford to go to college?
- What scholarships are available for students like me?
- What is the return on my investment for going to college?
- How many colleges should I apply to?
- Should I go to NWACC and then transfer to another school?
- What criteria should I use to compare schools?
These and more questions will guide our work together. We will use many different methods and resources to help each student answer their questions – and move closer to achieving their dreams.
What benefits will I get by being in the Rogers Honors Academy?
The Honors Academy helps support you through your college process – from thinking about what you enjoy doing, to exploring possible majors, to identifying which colleges would prepare you well for your particular interests and goals.
- We help you prepare academically so that you take courses that demonstrate rigor and we will provide you with tutoring if you need it.
- You will get guidance concerning your course schedule and how your extracurricular choices contribute to who you are as a person.
- You will get preparation for ACT and SAT tests and assistance in preparing a strong and personalized college essay.
- As a member of the Rogers Honors Academy, you will be in an Honors AP class with other RHA students.
- We will assist you in developing your personal story, complete with your strengths and challenges.
- You will participate in activities and overnights to learn about teamwork, interviewing, critical-thinking, problem-solving skills and leadership.
- You will learn to analyze college information and identify criteria that are important to you and your interests.
- You will receive special college guidance and we will meet with you and your parents to help answer your questions.
- We will help educate you about your financial aid possibilities.
- You will be invited to go on college visits so that you can experience being on college campuses and have an opportunity to interact with students and faculty.