At the Early Honors orientation this past fall semester, students were abuzz with creativity and enthusiasm! High school students who came to APU for our Early Honors program, a head start on their college education, gathered together to meet their fellow students and explore the campus. Our Early Honors consists of 28 high school students from as far away as Virginia to as close as right here in Anchorage.
Our Early Honors students have excelled this past semester, and, right from the beginning of the orientation, their creativity, collaboration, and desire to learn were evident! One ice-breaker exercise at orientation had students group up and come up with a company and logo that best represented who they were as a group. The ideas were diverse and clever, and included an educational pizza company and a film company whose mascot was a French mouse!
The Early Honors program has been in existence for 15 years. Our past Early Honors graduates have gone on to excel in college environments, whether they choose to remain here at APU or to study at another university. For example, one former Early Honors student is studying Petroleum Engineering and is working to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo for Rifle.
We see great potential in our Early Honors cohort and congratulate them on their academic journeys from orientation until now! If you, or anyone you know, is a high school student who would be interested in earning dual credit through our Early Honors program, we encourage you to visit our website and learn more about this opportunity today!