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 Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.