WHAT IS YSA?
Ready to be a full-time college student in high school? Come learn about the Young Scholars Academy!
The Young Scholars Academy is a highly selective partnership between the KCSD and Northern Kentucky University. A limited number of scholars are selected to take a full-time college course load on NKU’s campus for their final two years of high school at an extremely discounted rate! Scholars have the opportunity to earn 60 hours of college credit and/or an associate’s degree while working with a small cohort of motivated, like-minded scholars working toward degrees with a focus in STEM, integrated studies, supply chain, and computer science!
HOW ARE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS SUPPORTED IN YSA?
Scholars are provided on-campus support with their own KCSD college supervisor, Dr. Dempsey, and their NKU program coordinator, Dr. Landis, who are both full-time employees working only with YSA scholars! Additionally, scholars have access to NKU’s campus, including the campus rec and designated YSA space in Steely Library.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO APPLY?
- Applications are open to current 10th graders at Dixie, Scott, and Simon Kenton
- Scholars must have a 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA
- Scholars must meet CERT benchmarks
- Scholars must be college ready in math via the KYOTE exam or the ACT
Applications open Wednesday, January 13, 2021!