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Become a Scholar



Students and parents often ask, "How do I become a RHA Scholar?"

Honestly, it is easier than you think. To ensure we are truly representative of our district demographics, students are universally screened starting in their ninth (9th) and tenth (10th) grade school years to see if they meet the minimum qualifications. 

That means the RHA staff looks through all students at all three high school campuses to see which students have at least a 3.7 GPA or better after their first semester of their sophomore year. (10th grade). From that list of eligible students, the next step is to see which students are enrolled in at least two or three AP or concurrent classes. Finally, all prospective candidates are sent a letter to officially become a Rogers Honors Academy Scholar by the start of their second semester of their sophomore year. 

It is completely up to the students and their families to accept the formal invitation. As long as RHA students continue to meet the minimum requirements, they remain in the program. 

Minimum Requirements for Scholars

RHA scholars will experience a rigorous curriculum and excel in coursework. They will be respectful in their interactions, and responsible citizens of their community.  In addition, they will:

  • Attend RHA sessions during Advisory 
  • Graduate with a GPA of 3.70 or higher
  • Freshman year - at least 1 AP class, concurrent or accelerated class (AP class recommended).
  • Sophomore year - at least 2 AP classes, concurrent or accelerated classes (AP class recommended).  
  • Junior year - at least 3 AP classes, concurrent or accelerated classes (AP class recommended).  
  • Senior year - at least 3 AP classes, concurrent or accelerated classes (AP class recommended). Apply to at least 2 top schools.
  • Community service and/or a job
  • 2 years of a foreign language (3-4 years recommended)

*-"Class" is defined as a year-long course (AP and concurrent); i.e., Composition I and Composition II would count as one class.

Each spring, we give our new sophomores a yard sign to proudly display their acceptance into the pretigious Rogers Honors Academy! We look forward to seeing you join us in the near future! 



Graduation Recognition

Students who successfully complete all the requirements of an RHA scholar will graduate with a 2" medallion to wear at their senior graduation ceremony. Students who are RHA scholars but DO NOT complete all the requirements will be given an RHA pin to wear with their cap and gown.