Deadline nears for Commonwealth Honors Academy applications

The Commonwealth Honors Academy, held on the campus of Murray State University,  is an exciting, challenging academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year.

Upon completion of CHA, students will

receive six hours of university credit.
have the opportunity to take six additional hours of *tuition-free university courses at Murray State University during their senior year**.
be awarded a four-year, $2,000-per-year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
* Online and/or class fees may still be charged
** Excludes Racer and Thoroughbred Academy classes.

The Academy differs from the traditional high school in its approach to learning and in the creation of a living-learning community. CHA offers students a chance to know and make friends with other enthusiastic, energetic students with high intellectual capacities. The interaction of students with different backgrounds is one of the most valuable aspects of the academy.

There is no cost to students except for personal articles, snacks, incidental expenses, and a $195 tuition processing fee. Fee waived for students receiving free or reduced student lunch, or ACT Fee Waiver.

All students applying for the Commonwealth Honors Academy should have a 3.5 GPA (on a 4-point scale) and 25 Composite ACT (or the equivalent PSAT, SAT or another standardized test score). High school juniors throughout Kentucky as well as the Murray State University out-of-state service region are invited to apply.

Deadline for application is March 1, 2019.

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