“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
-- United Negro College Fund

“La mente es una cosa terrible para malgastar.”
-- United Negro College Fund



“The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.”
-- Barbra Pletcher, author

“Los ganadores verdaderos en la vida son las personas que miran cada situación con la expectación que pueden hacer que funcione o hacerlo mejor.”
 -- Barbra Pletcher, escritura



“Where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."
-- Frederick Buechner, writer/theologian

"Donde la felicidad profunda y el hambre profundo del mundo coinciden."
-- Frederick Buechner, escritor/teólogo



“The youth is the hope of our future.”
-- Jose Rizal, Filipino nationalist

"La juventud es la esperanza del futuro."
-- Jose Rizal, nacionalisto Filipino 


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Welcome to Elon Academy

The Elon Academy, part of the Center for Access and Success, is a non-profit college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The Academy includes three consecutive summer residential experiences prior to the sophomore, junior and senior years, as well as year-round Saturday programs for students and families. The summer after high school graduation, scholars and families participate in the Elon Academy Transitions to College Program. Once on their respective college campuses, Elon Academy graduates and families are provided with continuing support through the Elon Academy College Success Program to ensure college completion. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our program.

Although the Elon Academy was launched by Elon University, the program is not funded through tuition dollars. The sustainability of the Academy is dependent on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Elon Academy News

Four awarded Elon Medallions, the university's highest honor

Elon President Connie Ledoux Book presented the medallion to two retired faculty members and two steadfast supporters of the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four named professorships during the event. 

Elon Academy welcomes newest class of scholars with special College Coffee

Monday's gathering on Scott Plaza in front of the Alamance Building offered an opportunity to welcome new and returning members of the Elon Academy, the university's college access and success program for local high school students.

Elon Academy celebrates ninth class

Friends, family and supporters gathered with members of Elon Academy's Kappa Class to cheer them on as they prepare to attend colleges and universities around the state this fall. 

Elon Academy scholar earns Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill

Elon Academy Kappa Scholar Jenny Te Vazquez has made history by becoming the first of the program's students to be awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Contact Information

Phone: (336) 278-6109
Visit the Elon Academy:
Elon University
Mooney Building, suite 302
Elon, NC 27244
Mailing address:
2108 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244