Honors Academies

Stanford Honors Academies offers two-week intensive courses to academically talented middle-school and high-school students in select international locations. Honors Academies courses are only offered in collaboration with and hosted by schools and organizations that bring student groups to Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes.
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Program Details

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.
Two Weeks
Courses are two weeks in duration with daylong classes that include instruction and discussion groups.
One Topic
By focusing on one topic, students have the chance to build their knowledge and develop their interest.
Expert Instructors
Most instructors are postdocs scholars, academic fellows, or current graduate students from the Stanford community.
Course Options
Course topics are determined by student interest and instructor availability, with topics ranging from Mathematics to Design Thinking.

Sample Schedule

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.

2019 Courses