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“Presentations of Learning” mark end to 2011 Elon Academy summer program

July 18, 2011

The youngest scholars spoke on the habits of highly effective teenagers, while those a year older focused on how the Elon Academy has changed their lives. The eldest of the Elon Academy students who presented to classmates, parents and educators on Friday evening? They read from the first drafts of admissions essays that will be used this fall to apply for college educations many once thought were out of reach.

Elon Academy students share ideas in philosophy conference

July 15, 2011

Scholars enrolled in Elon Academy philosophy courses this summer gathered July 13 for the first session of the inaugural Elon Academy Philosophy Conference, a two-day program in which students present final papers based on the conference’s theme – “Why Perspectives Matter” – and converse with classmates, mentors and the public.

College Coffee welcomes Elon Academy scholars to campus

June 20, 2011

Elon University welcomed dozens of Alamance County high school scholars to campus midday Monday with a special College Coffee for students enrolled in the Elon Academy, an intensive three-year college access and success program for talented local teenagers with financial need or no family history of attending college.

Elon Academy kicks off with 26 new scholars

June 1, 2011

Twenty-six high school students moved into campus Sunday, June 13, 2010 to participate in the Delta Class of the Elon Academy, an academic enrichment and college access program that gives promising Alamance County students with no family history of higher education an opportunity to learn more about college.

Elon Academy announces fifth class of scholars

May 18, 2011

Twenty-three rising sophomores from the Alamance-Burlington School System have been selected to join the fifth class of scholars in the Elon Academy, a college access and success program for academically talented students, on the Elon University campus.

Elon Academy scholars present at Seattle conference

April 19, 2011

Five high school students from the Elon Academy traveled to Seattle this spring for the Society for Applied Anthropology conference where they presented a research poster on how intersections of social location such as race, class, gender and sexuality can produce barriers to and opportunities for college access.