The Distinguished Scholars Program provides high-achieving students an enhanced learning environment where they can explore and build the skill set needed to become the next generation of leaders. Mirroring collegiate graduate programs, Scholars select a topic of choice to research mastering the building blocks of communication as they strive to learn more and explore different perspectives culminating in a written thesis and oral defense.
Scholars are introduced to research methods which include theory, ethics, networking, proposal preparation, data collection, and presentation of findings. DSP is designed to create a social collaborative community creating a bridge to other disciplines which propels them into successful collegiate careers and beyond. The skills and relationships built through this program develop our Scholars into world leaders by instilling a lifelong love of learning.
The Distinguished Scholars Program is an avenue for Scholars to gain radical amazement where they discover, develop and strengthen the gifts which God has given them. Faced with an increasingly competitive collegiate admissions process, the program equips Scholars to sit among the nation’s top applicants for the most selective universities.
Scholars utilize Costa and Kallik’s “Habits of the Mind”- behaving intelligently when confronted with problems - empowering them to successfully advocate and lead in professional settings. The program’s collaborative teaching model and individual focus challenges students through cross-disciplinary assignments emphasizing a vital life skill, focusing on interpersonal, cross-cultural and personal communication.
Our Scholars advance on to attend some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Duke, Pepperdine, Vanderbilt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and United States Service Academies.
THROUGH ENHANCED ACADEMIC RIGOR, SCHOLARS:
DEMONSTRATE analytical thought
DISSECT philosophical and ethical perspectives
DEBATE current and cultural events within a biblical worldview
DEVELOP professional writing skills, including APA format and research methods