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Special Academics Programs

Class of 2017- SAT Scores

Top 50%
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*Villa Maria Academy is one of the few schools in the state that require 100% of students to take a college admission test.

Gannon Scholars Program

Select Juniors and Seniors with high-ranking QPA may be invited to participate in the Gannon Scholars Program. Juniors must have a minimum QPA of 4.5 and seniors must have a minimum QPA of 4.25 to be considered. 1st choice courses (those with the highest QPA’s) are Monday – Wednesday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. -8:55 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday courses are 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Courses may be used for high school credit and college credit at accepting universities. Students may take up to 3 courses each semester on the Gannon University Campus depending on course availability. Students potentially have the opportunity of taking up to 9 credits each semester and may complete 36 credits in 2 years. Students will meet with their School Counselor to enroll and select classes each semester. Students will be placed according to Gannon’s allotment of students per course. Once the course is filled students will have the option of taking courses at other times during the day (only if schedule allows) or after school hours. All costs associated with this program are in addition to regular tuition.

Students must maintain a B average or higher in all courses and maintain an attendance record consistent with Gannon’s Freshman Class expectations. Failure to do so will result in a student’s removal from the program. Students operate on professor policies for all course participation, grading, and final exams. Mid-term grades from Gannon will be used as the 1st quarter and 3rd quarter grades.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Villa Maria Academy have an educational partnership to encourage VMA graduates to pursue programs to become physicians or pharmacists. LECOM will partner with VMA to develop educational programs that will challenge the students’ science skills and prepare them for health professions. THE MASH PROGRAM (Medical Applications in Science and Health) is a full day one week summer program open to 10th and 11th grade students.

If you are planning to play sports at a Division I or Division II college, go to NCAA.org to check core course requirements for eligibility.

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