The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is a learning environment designed for highly gifted students in grades 7-12 located on the Arizona State University West campus. Funded in part by an endowment from the Herberger Family and supported by ASU, the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy was founded to address the needs of academically and intellectually gifted students in the Phoenix area.
The Herberger Academy accepts qualified students who have completed 6th grade curriculum and are 11 years of age by the student start date. Designed for gifted students who thrive in a highly engaging learning environment, the academy personalizes students’ education by merging individual’s academic talents and interests with advanced college preparatory coursework and mentorship opportunities. Students at the academy experience a broad-minded, paradigm-shifting education.
Herberger Academy scholars engage with dedicated instructors in a small and caring community, with the resources available at a major research university. Upon enrolling in the academy, students first become immersed in integrated middle school level curriculum at an accelerated pace. They then complete high school credits while exploring and pursuing their intellectual interests through Cambridge coursework and connections made accessible at Arizona State University.
The mission of the Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is to provide profoundly gifted young people advanced educational opportunities commensurate with their abilities, strengths and interests.
Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy forges an innovative, powerful, and effective model of education. As a leader in developing programs that serve highly gifted students, our students strive to be globally minded citizens who contribute to the community, the university, the state, and the world. Developing academic and emotional intelligences are central and critical in our efforts to keep pace with ever changing global concerns.
Nestled on 300 acres in the heart of northwest Phoenix, Arizona State University’s West campus serves a diverse student body. The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy is housed in a brand new building completed in the fall of 2017. The Academy also utilizes the Fletcher Library, Sun Devil Fitness Center, campus cafeterias and has learning space in the CLCC.
ASU's West campus Parking and Transit Department has established a traffic pattern for pick up and drop off for the Academy.
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The academy is located adjacent to the North Zone parking area (Lots 10, 11, and 12).
The ASU Police Department is on campus and regularly patrols. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment.
School Hours: Monday - Friday 8:15am - 3:15pm
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
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