Albuquerque Academy's Multicultural Summer Honors Program is a half-day summer scholarship program for academically talented and motivated African American, Native American, Hispanic, and other students who are currently in the third and fourth grade. Each year, Summer Honors scholarship recipients receive full tuition equal to the cost of four Think Summer class periods. Scholarship recipients are introduced to Albuquerque Academy through academically challenging courses that encourage critical-thinking and problem-solving strategies and also enhance and refine each student's proficiency in core academic subjects.
Course of Study
Culture Through the Arts
Students study Native American, African American, Hispanic, and other cultures from a unique anthropological perspective that emphasizes hands-on projects and the joy of creative self-expression. This course deepens students' awareness of their own cultures while encouraging them to grow in their understanding of other cultures.
Students receive grade-and/or skill-appropriate math enrichment.
Writing, Reading, and Literature Workshop
Students spend two periods per day in literacy workshop based on the highly successful National Writing Project and Six Traits of Writing models. Emphasis is placed on reading and writing as integrated activities to develop independent writers.
Students applying to this program are asked to complete an application packet that includes teacher recommendations and a written essay.