Advanced Academy - Devyn Nickerson, Robin Capehart, Levi Smith

Devyn Nickerson, WLU President Robin Capehart, and Levi Smith

The Advanced Academy of West Virginia is a dual enrollment program for high school juniors and seniors exhibiting a high degree of achievement and potential who are interested in accelerating their academic careers. This early entrance to college program is designed to support talented and motivated students in reaching their academic goals. Academy students are enrolled full-time at West Liberty University and take all of their classes on the main campus. Students are earning college credits while simultaneously fulfilling their high school academic requirements for graduation.

Academy students are enrolled in the Honors College at West Liberty University, which is an academic community engaging highly motivated and intellectually advanced students in exceptional experiences. The Honors College students also serve as peer mentors for the Academy students and can be great role models as they aspire to achieve high academic success.

Benefits to Students:

  • Opportunity to accelerate the completion of their own particular academic pursuits
  • Ability to complete coursework at levels that reflect their ability and preparation
  • Opportunity to work and study among students who possess similar degrees of scholarly capacity and ambition
  • Opportunity to engage in many intellectual, social, and recreational activities

Benefits to Parents:

  • Opportunity for your child to complete a considerable amount of academic requirements at a high quality institution
  • Peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe learning environment

Additional Benefits of the Program:

  • Smaller classes conducted within the Honors College
  • Specialized in-depth instruction
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty and Honors College students

Requirements for Admission:

  • Admission by application
  • High school transcript
  • 3.5 cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.)
  • 24 on the ACT or 1170 on the SAT
  • Family/Guardian interviews
  • A two page (typed and double spaced) essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation from principals, teachers or high school guidance counselors

Contact Information:

Mr. Ron Witt
Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Education
304.336.8844 ∙ [email protected]

Dr. Shannon Halicki