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Application Guidelines

Selection Criteria

We are looking for prospective scholars who:

  • are ninth graders
  • reside in Alamance County 
  • have limited financial resources and/or no family history of 4-year college attendance
  • demonstrate academic promise
  • show no pattern of disciplinary problems
  • are willing to commit to program expectations

Between 22 and 26 scholars are selected each year to attend the Elon Academy.

Admission Process

  • September

- All ABSS ninth graders receive a letter about the Elon Academy

  • October/November
- Information sessions are held at each high school
  • February
- Applications are due Friday, January 30, 2015
- Entregar el viernes, 30 de enero a la oficina de la academia de Elon
  • March
- Potential students are interviewed (all students will receive a letter notifying them if they will move on to the interview portion)
  • March 3: Graham High School from 3:30-5:30pm
  • March 4: Cummings High School from 3:30-5:30pm
  • March 10: River Mill Academy from 2:30-4:30pm
  • March 11: Southern High School from 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • March 12: Western High School from 3:30-5:30pm
  • March 18: Eastern High School from 3:30-5:30pm
  • March 19: Williams High School from 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • April

- Students are notified


Below are our applications for a student to enter the Elon Academy. Please complete and submit both the student and parent application to be considered.