Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, our students have the opportunity to become distinguished scholars through the Innovative Scholar Program. This program was inspired by the Fulbright Scholar Program, with the purpose of promoting public service, research, and global awareness while allowing academically driven students to explore their field of interest to a intensive level as they prepare to choose their major and vocation. Graduating as an Innovative Scholar will differentiate students from other competitive candidates as they prepare to apply for University Admission. Upon graduation, students will receive a distinct award once they have met the requirements for the program as outlined below. The successful completion of the following criteria will result in the student being given the esteemed title of an "Innovative Scholar":
- Complete 4 Semesters of a class with a B+ or better in the cluster/major of their choice.
- Complete 50 hours of internship or volunteer work in their cluster/major field. Hours must be completed prior to submitting an application. Hours must be completed by the end of 11th grade. No scholar may work on hours during 12th grade.
- Complete a culminating project which will be similar to a miniature thesis. The project will be presented to a faculty panel reflecting on their field experience.
- Students must submit an application at the end of 11th grade to apply to the Spartan Scholar program. Once students are accepted, they may present the award in their University Applications.