High School Summer Program
GROW IN WISDOM AND FRIENDSHIP
Schola is a week-long summer program for high school students to read classic works of philosophy and literature, engage in group discussions with Honors College faculty, and experience the local culture and recreation of Charlotte, NC.
The Schola program takes place on the Belmont Abbey College campus along with excursions in the nearby area. Students will build friendships together through conversations with peers and professors, time to relax and join in the daily prayer life on campus, and outdoor activities. By the end of the week, students will have grown in wisdom, critical thinking, and camaraderie.
In-person session: July 18-23, 2021 and Virtual session: July 11-15, 2021
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About The Schola program
High school students who will have completed one year of high school by summer 2021 can participate in this summer’s program. The program is open to students both in-state and out-of-state.
The total cost of our in-person session is $575. This includes room and board on campus, seminar sessions and discussions with our Honors College faculty, and cultural and recreational activities during the week. Belmont Abbey College does not cover travel costs.
The virtual program is free of charge.
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The Schola Experience
More about the experience
Our 2021 In-Person program includes activities like a visit to the celebrated Mint Museum, attend a staged reading of a Shakespeare play, hike in the nearby Appalachian Mountains, and go whitewater rafting at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Students can also participate in the spiritual life of the college, including daily Mass, Adoration, and prayer with the monks.