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Advanced Scholar (MCASA)


The Madison County Advanced Scholars Program is an elite group of students striving to earn the title of an Advanced Scholar.  Once all requirements are met, this accomplishment will be noted with a special seal on his/her high school diploma. 

NOTE: Enrollment, as a freshman,  in the program does not lock a student into a set curriculum, but guides the counselors, advisors, parents, and the student when scheduling the student for classes. 
  • Cumulative GPA:  3.0 higher
  • ACT Composite:  22 or higher  (Super scores do not qualify)
  • Take 3 AP Courses (with a passing grade of C)
  • Take 4 Additional AP/Dual Credit Classes  (with a passing grade of C)

Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. How are incoming freshman invited to be in the Scholar's Academy?
    He or she as shown exceptional aptitude academically on state test.   The Board of Education compiles a list of  8th graders who have meet the determined cut off score. 
  2. What if a Non-Scholar meets the Scholar Requirements?
    He or she should notify the counseling office by the end of the 1st semester of their senior year in order to be recognized at graduation. 
  3. What is AP Courses Are Not For Me?
    Students have until mid-term of the first grading period to drop an AP course.
    If a student knows they will not meet the 3 AP courses requirement, he or she should notify the counseling office so that the MCASA Status can be end dated in Infinite Campus. 


The Advanced Scholars Academy is not for every student, but it is for the student that has a personal desire to reach the pinnacle of academic success, is not afraid of hard work, and "straight" A's are not their gauge for personal, academic satisfaction. 

Some of the benefits of applying for the scholars program are

  • Scheduling Preferences
  • Opportunity to earn 45 or more college credit hours
  • Summer PE/Health Credit Option, when funding is available
  • Special Diploma Recognition


MCASA Application