Academic Scholars Program

Beaumont’s Academic Scholars Program offers academically talented students extended educational opportunities to augment Beaumont’s challenging and rigorous college preparatory curriculum.

No additional application is necessary to be considered for the Scholars Program. Invitations to participate in the program will be extended to students who:

  • Score 90% or above on the composite portion of the STS Placement Exam or
  • 90% or above on the composite score of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. 
  • Have earned grades of B+ or higher in the seventh and eighth grades.

 Contact Science Department Chair and Academic Scholars Coordinator Gretchen Santo for additional information.

Beaumont Academic Scholars…

Engage in learning experiences that challenge girls to discover and develop their highest potential.

Aspire to be successful in some of the most complex and competitive fields worldwide - technology, science, engineering and liberal arts.

Participate in challenging learning experiences that enhance students’ knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in college.

Experience a myriad of opportunities exploring complex subject matter.

Build confidence and take responsibility for the future.

To become a Beaumont Scholar:

Enroll in at least two honors/AP courses per year.

Meet or exceed the course requirements for students earning an honors diploma.

Attend one school sponsored Scholars field trip held at the end of quarter 1, 2 or 3 during freshman/sophomore years.

Work with a mentor or an independent study project approved by the Scholars program director during junior/senior years (starting 2012-13).

Participate in at least one academic contest or academic summer program per year - i.e. writing, science fair, speech, mock trial, JCWA, scholastics.

Maintain a 3.8 cumulative grade point average.

Advanced Placement Courses

  • American Government
  • American History
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • French Language

Honors Courses

  • American Literature
  • Art Studio IV
  • Biology I
  • British Literature
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry I
  • English I
  • French Literature and Composition
  • Latin Literature
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Modern Comparative Politics
  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Spanish Literature and Composition
  • World History 
  • World Literature

More information regarding the Academic Scholars program is available from Science Department Chair Gretchen Santo.