The Advanced Academy of Georgia
In the spring of 1995, West Georgia announced the founding of The Advanced Academy of Georgia, an enriched, full-time, residential university program for academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors and carefully selected younger students who meet admission requirements and who wish to accelerate their educational programs. Students in The Academy take regular university courses for credit while concurrently completing their high school graduation requirements (in absentia). All students in The Academy are required to live in a designated campus residence hall and purchase a meal plan (required first year only). The Academy offers an enriched residential component and academic advising tailored to the needs of its students. Opportunities are also provided for leadership development, academic research, participation in cultural events, social interaction with peers, and community service.
To qualify, students must score at least 1150 on the SAT (ACT 25) with minimum 580 Critical Reading (ACT 25) and 530 math (ACT 22) scores. They must have earned a 3.5 GPA in academic course work and be on track in the College Preparatory Curriculum. To encourage academically qualified and motivated students to take advantage of this unique opportunity, the Georgia Student Finance Commission provides college tuition grants through the HOPE-ACCEL Program to those who are currently enrolled in accredited Georgia public and private high schools. For more admission information, please refer to Admissions section.