Hickory – Lenoir-Rhyne University will hold information sessions at 5:30 or 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, for high school sophomores and juniors and their parents interested in the University’s High School Scholars Academy. The session will be held at the Cromer Banquet Room in the Cromer Center on campus. No advance registration is required.

HSSA, which began in 2007, is designed for high school students who wish to pursue a more advanced academic program for their junior or senior year of high school. Students selected for the program have the opportunity to enroll in English III Honors or English IV Honors, plus three college classes in the fall. During the spring semester, students will enroll in three additional college courses and any remaining required high school classes. Students have the potential to earn as many as 18 to 36 college credits by the time they graduate high school in spring of 2020 or 2021.

Admission consideration for HSSA is based on high school GPA, courses taken during high school, SAT, ACT, PSAT, or PLAN scores, and high school or community involvement.

Applications for the 2019-20 school year are due Feb. 1, 2019. First preference for admission will be given to students enrolled in the Catawba County, Hickory Public, or Newton-Conover school systems. If space is available, the University will also consider students from private schools, homeschools, and other school systems.

For more information, contact admission@lr.edu and 828.328.7300. Additional information about the HSSA can be found online at lr.edu/apply.