Kaskaskia College sets Honors Program deadline for spring

Kaskaskia College announces that Dec. 15 is the deadline for students to apply for the spring 2013 Honors Program.
This program recognizes students who have demonstrated, or who evidence the potential for, consistent academic excellence.
The mission of the program is to challenge students to think, to analyze, to investigate and to discover by stimulating them to achieve beyond the usual academic requirements. The program will develop exceptional talent and ability in highly motivated students.
Participants in the program are selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students. Honor students will be eligible to apply for designated honors courses that will appear on student transcripts, and the honors program will be clearly indicated on transcripts.
In keeping with the general mission of KC and to maintain a balance among all academic opportunities, the Honors Program proposes to meet the specific needs of those students who demonstrate special and exceptional academic talent.
Objectives of the Honors Program are to provide a cultural and intellectual environment that will encourage and support honors level work; to benefit culturally and intellectually the entire College community; to strengthen articulation with four-year institutions; to serve as a focal point for the development of innovative programs, services, and courses; to improve and expand the overall image of Kaskaskia College; to provide special recognition and rewards for truly outstanding students; and to provide faculty with opportunities for additional academic vitalization.
Students who are accepted into the Honors Program will receive the following benefits: $150 scholarship per semester towards books and supplies in the KC Bookstore; early registration (one week before all other students); an assigned counselor/faculty adviser; recognition on the graduation program; recognition as they walk across the stage at graduation; special assistance with transferring to a four-year college or university; assistance with transition to four-year college honors program; special field trip for Honors Program students; public recognition at an on-campus ceremony and at a Board of Trustees meeting.        
Students who are interested in applying for the Honors Program must complete the application, forward all high school or college transcripts and letters of recommendation.
For an application to the Honors Program or for a complete list of qualification and admission criteria, students should contact their high school counselor or Eric Hofelich at Kaskaskia College at 545-3359.

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