Rising Scholars
and Leaders

ACU’s Premier High School Experiences

You don’t have to wait until college to be a part of Abilene Christian University. Rising Scholars and Leaders has numerous programs and summer camp offerings for you to grow and learn. Whether you take a trip of a lifetime through study abroad, experience a college class on campus or dive into discipleship – you can be a part of ACU before you graduate high school.

You don’t have to wait until college to be a part of Abilene Christian University. Rising Scholars and Leaders has numerous programs and summer camp offerings for you to grow and learn. Whether you take a trip of a lifetime through study abroad, experience a college class on campus or dive into discipleship – you can be a part of ACU before you graduate high school.

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The Experience

Rising Scholars

You don’t have to wait for college to enrich your academic profile! This is your opportunity to earn college credit in another country or within the United States before you even graduate from high school. Rising Scholars gives you a glimpse into the college experience both on-campus and abroad.

Current sophomores and juniors in high school are invited to apply.

ACU Camps

There are many ways to engage with ACU over the summer including athletic camps, All-State Choir Camp and Leadership Camps (including Learning to Lead, MPulse and Kadesh).

Eligibility requirements and registration dates vary for summer camps. Learn more today.

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Online Courses

Rising Scholars Online provides high school students the opportunity to get a head start on their college courses. These courses can fulfill general education requirements towards your ACU degree and are transferable to other institutions.

Online course information coming soon.

Rising Scholars

ACU continues to lead Texas universities in key student success areas, as nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. We provide world-class academics and life-changing student experiences inspired by our Christian values.

Rising Scholars invites current sophomores and juniors in high school to get a jumpstart on your college education! Join us for an unforgettable week of learning and growing in community. With opportunities abroad and on ACU’s campus, you’ll find a class and experience for you to pursue your passion. All Rising Scholars sessions include coursework and students who successfully complete the course and assignments will receive one-hour of college credit.

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*Students who complete a Rising Scholars summer session will receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship, applied upon full-time enrollment at ACU. **Scholarship applied to tuition and fees only. Cannot be combined with full-tuition scholarships or discounts. Only one scholarship awarded per summer.

Contact Us

Lee Mason

Rachel Goodman

Executive Director of Rising Scholars

Email: risingscholars@acu.edu
Phone: 325-674-2695

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ACU Summer Programs

There are many ways to get connected to the Abilene Christian University community this summer! Take a look at our current summer offerings and check back soon for more opportunities and registration.

All-State Choir Camp

All-State Choir Camp prepares high school students for TMEA All-State Choir auditions. During your time with the Department of Music, you’ll learn the TMEA music in a fun and encouraging community while developing your choral musicianship through leadership and service.

June 26-29, 2024

Register today!

ACU Leadership Camps

Committed to providing spiritual development and leadership for students, join us for a week with Christian community. With three unique experiences (Learning to Lead, MPulse and Kadesh), you’ll experience dynamic worship and servant leadership all while making special memories. 

Campers entering 4th grade through college freshmen are invited to register. 

Register today!