Academy High students have chosen an environment where they are encouraged to explore and pursue their passions.  The school’s Pursuit of Passion (PoP) Scholarship is merit-based and fosters the culture of each student embracing and furthering their unique talents and passions at Academy High.  Are you an aspiring Director?  Mathematician?  Actor?  Athlete?  Scientist?  Entrepreneur?  Dancer?  Social Justice Activist?  Chef?  Artist?  Game Designer?  Poet?  Musician?  Engineer?  Academy High wants to hear about your passion and your plan to pursue it.


Academy High applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year may submit an essay, a video, a piece of artwork, or whatever else demonstrates their passion and their plan to pursue it.  To apply for the PoP scholarship, individuals are required to have submitted a completed application for admission. If you choose to apply for optional Indexed Tuition, this process must also be completed by the time of PoP application. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2020, with  priority given to students who apply by May 15, 2020. Because awards are granted on a rolling basis, your chances are better if you apply today!

Email entries to: admissions@academyhigh.org or please mail to:

Academy High
2302 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL 61820


One winner may be awarded a full scholarship; additional winners may be awarded partial scholarships.  These awards are applied to the cost of tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year and are renewable thereafter.