High school students who are looking for a fun and intellectually engaging one-week summer enrichment program are invited to apply to the Roo Honors Academy, June 21-25, 2021, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The Academy will offer non-credit classes on environmental justice, food culture, the evolution of cities and wildlife, and the culture and history of Kansas City. All classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Volker campus, near the Country Club Plaza.

During the Academy, participants will choose one morning course and one afternoon course taught by UMKC faculty members. The Academy will not provide housing, so students need to provide their own transportation to and from the campus and bring their own lunch, except on Friday.

The fee for the selective program, open to 30 students in grades 9-12, is $265; children of UMKC employees are eligible for a $20 discount. Need-based scholarships may be available.

For more information about scholarships or other questions about the Academy, please contact Margo Gamache, Honors College Director of Student Services. For Academy course descriptions and the application, go to Roo Honors Academy.

The application deadline is June 1, 2021, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To view the Roo Honors Academy video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba2F572uUO8 The Academy is co-sponsored by UMKC Honors and UMKC Trustees.