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Why wait for college when you can experience it now?

Apply for the Constitutional Academy, a five-week long distance learning program which culminates in a week-long residential program in Washington, D.C. this summer!

The Bill of Rights Institute's Constitutional Academy is the premier program for high school students to study the Constitution. Through readings, discussions, and active learning experiences, students will deepen their understanding of the constitutional principles that were so important to our nation's Founders, and that continue to be important today.

The Constitutional Academy is a five-week summer distance learning program followed by a week-long residential campus experience in Washington, D.C. in July for rising high school juniors, seniors and just graduated seniors (class of 2011). Graduates earn three college credits from Ashland University!

Take this chance to experience the challenge of college-level instruction before you leave high school! The Academy gives you the opportunity to ask important questions with other bright students from across the country who share your interest in history, politics, law, American government, and personal liberty, and to explore these topics with a faculty of distinguished teachers and college professors.

"The Constitutional Academy was the best possible program I could've done to prepare me for college. Not only the academic experience, but also the social experience of meeting new people and being away from home for a week was extremely valuable."
- Katelynn M., Vermont, Constitutional Academy Alumni

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The Constitutional Academy is now accepting applications for the 2011 program!

Students, learn about the Constitution, experience college and earn three credits while barely interrupting your summer schedule! Apply for the Constitutional Academy today! Applications must be submitted online via the website application portal. An optional scholarship application is included with the online application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The 2011 Constitutional Academy weekly distance learning sessions will begin the second week in June and continue into the first two weeks of July. Participants will choose either the week of July 17-23 or 24-30 to attend the residential campus portion of the program at our Washington, D.C. area campus.

Teachers: Nominate your students for the Constitutional Academy today!

Nominate your students online today! Nominees must be rising high school juniors, seniors and just graduated seniors (class of 2011) who have at least a 3.2 GPA. Nominated students will receive an invitation to complete the application process but can also apply anytime on their own through the student application portal on the website.

2010 Constitutional Academy Graduates awarded three college credits from Ashland University

Congratulations to the all the participants of the Academy Class of 2010! Students who attended the 2010 Constitutional Academy were each awarded three college credits from Ashland University for completion of the program.

Ashland accredits the Constitutional Academy through its political science department as a Political Science 102 class. The Academy gives students a chance to experience college while still being in high school and jump start their college careers. Academy alumni from previous classes have been able to transfer their credits, valued at over $2,400, to prestigious universities including MIT, Cornell, Rutgers, and Syracuse among others!



Constitutional Academy is a program of the Bill of Rights Institute

Join students from across the country at Constitutional Academy here in Washington, D.C. this summer!

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The Bill of Rights Institute is thankful to the generous support of our donors, Ford Motor Company Fund, BB&T, Daniels Fund, and the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation.

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