Roo Honors Academy

The Roo Honors Academy invites high school students to participate in a fun and intellectually engaging one-week summer enrichment program, June 10-14, 2024, in the Honors Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Course descriptions and application information are coming soon! In the meantime, check out our offerings from 2023 to see the types of courses we offer.

RHA 2023 offered non-credit classes on finding your inner superhero, plants and animals in the KC region, communication, and on sports in society. For course descriptions, click on the text below:

Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the campus. Lunch will be provided throughout the week. Students who successfully complete each course will receive a Recognition of Achievement certificate from the UMKC Honors Program and a Roo Honors Academy T-shirt.

This selective program is open to thirty students in grades 9-12. Tuition is $275; 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 Program Student Services Director.

Participating students also have the option of spending the night in the UMKC dorms for the whole week. This option comes with an additional cost of $295 ($205 for room, $50 for dinners, and $40 for breakfasts). Students who are interested in this option can indicate their interest on the application.

Application information coming soon. Applications will be due May 15, 2024.

Click here for a sample daily schedule.

Sponsored by UMKC Honors and UMKC Trustees.