Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy|Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
herberger young scholars academy

Educational Pathways

The Herberger Academy offers a unique approach to education-gifted learners using a proficiency based curriculum. The academy allows students to radically accelerate through middle and high school using Cambridge International Examination curriculum.

Secondary One  (11-13 year-olds)

Enables students to move through middle-school curriculum in two to four semesters.  The curriculum is focused around the standards of the Cambridge Checkpoints.

IGCSE STEM and IGCSE Humanities (13-15 year-olds)

Enables students to move through basic high school graduation requirements in as little as four semesters. Students take Cambridge International Assessments at the end of each year. Class work is provided by highly qualified academic professionals.

A-level College Prep Program (15-17 year-olds)

Students who have aspirations of applying to Barrett, The Honors College or other elite four year universities take AS and A level courses to complete an Advanced International Certificate of Secondary Education (AICE) Diploma.  Qualifying scores on assessments enable students to potentially earn college credit. Additionally, college classes may be taken for high school or college credit on ASU West Campus.

Students participate in a mentorship and conduct a research project with an ASU professor. Students study under the direction of a professional/expert in the student's field of interest. The mentor, the student, and the coordinator design a curricular plan of activities and projects that expose the student to real-life work situations.