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 26-30, 2023, in the Honors Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

RHA 2023 will offer non-credit classes on finding your inner superhero, plants and animals in the KC region, communication, and a fourth, soon to be announced course. For course descriptions, click on the text below:

Participants will choose one morning course and one afternoon course taught by UMKC faculty members. All classes will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Volker campus, near the Country Club Plaza. On Friday, June 24, families and students are invited to attend a dinner and the student exhibition. Dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m., and the students will showcase what they learned throughout the week until roughly 6:00 p.m.

Students 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 and link to apply coming soon.

Sponsored by UMKC Honors and UMKC Trustees.