Lamar University’s unique dual-credit program for high school juniors and seniors will provide a glimpse into the   possibilities for gifted and talented high school students at its  spring preview day, Monday, March 3.

 The residential honors program for exceptional students gives high  school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete their final  two years of high school while they earn 60 or more hours of  college credit. Students admitted into the academy are given a full- tuition scholarship for a normal 15-credit-hour course load and  
pursue university-level research opportunities.

 The academy’s preview day begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the
University Reception Center, 8th floor of the Mary and John Gray  Library.  The program continues through 1 p.m.  Highlights of the  day include an overview of the academy experience, campus tours,  parent/student panels, financial aid information and more.

 “The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities is a unique dual- credit program in that it has a threefold focus on leadership  through academic excellence, the humanities and community service,” said Mary Gagné, director of the academy.  “Many of our graduates continue their education at some of the most distinguished  universities in the nation, and pursue careers in medicine, law, and  education.”

 Admission to TALH is competitive and enrollment is limited.   Specific requirements and more information on the program are  available on the Web at  Parents and students  interested in attending the preview day are encouraged to register  to attend at

 More information on the preview day, or the academy in general, is  available by calling (409) 839-2995.