Summer Honors provides collegiate level academics focused on authentic undergraduate research experiences that will help prepare you for college. The College Writing sessions and Essay Contests give students a chance to have their essays evaluated by a college professor as though he or she were evaluating college freshmen in an honors section of a freshman composition course. Detailed feedback on how to improve helps students make a successful transition from high school to college.
Summer Honors works with the most outstanding University of North Georgia (UNG) faculty members to provide challenging coursework that is accessible to high school students but which does not overlap content that would be learned in high school. Some topics for academic units in the past include Jungian Archetypal Analysis, Neuroscience, Marine Biology, Game Theory, Class Structure in the US and the Social Register, Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty, Physics of Rock Climbing, Astronomy and Cross-cultural Etiquette.
Academic progress is tracked through individual and team Quiz Bowls and two essay contests. Awards are presented at the Awards Night Banquet. Each year, the Summer Honors Most Outstanding Student earns a $2,500 scholarship to attend UNG and automatic enrollment in the UNG Honors Program.