The Elon Academy is a 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.
A $1,000 check was presented Dec. 3, 2013, to leaders of Elon University's college access and success program.
Darris Means, associate director for the Elon Academy, co-authored an article in the Journal of African American Males in Education.
The associate director of the Elon Academy co-authored an article in the Journal of African American Males in Education.
The facility brought together dozens of Elon students, faculty and staff for its opening—something it aims to do routinely to foster community.