Stanford Honors Academies gives students a two-week deep-dive into one of several advanced topics that are rarely offered in traditional school settings. Small class sizes ensure an intimate and engaging learning experience.
Courses are two weeks in duration with daylong classes that include instruction and discussion groups.
By focusing on one topic, students have the chance to build their knowledge and develop their interest.
Most instructors are postdocs scholars, academic fellows, or current graduate students from the Stanford community.
Course topics are determined by student interest and instructor availability, with topics ranging from Mathematics to Design Thinking.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies collaborates with the hosting organization to determine the Honors Academies course. Over the course of two weeks, students are taken on a deep dive into that topic, with engaging classes that run throughout the day.
A Day at Stanford Honors Academies
Each day of the two-week program follows this template, with an award ceremony on the final day in the afternoon.
|9:00 am–12:00 noon||Classroom instruction|
|12:00 noon–1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm–3:00 pm||Guided by teaching assistants, students form small discussion groups to work on the day's assignments.|