Welcome to Distinguished Scholars Academy

  • The Distinguished Scholars Academy is located at Olathe North High School.

    Who We Are

    Distinguished Scholars Academy logo Academically high-achieving students immerse themselves in rigorous, non-traditional course work in one of five content areas as well as participate in cross-curricular year-long studies. Many students plan to pursue post-graduate degrees prior to embarking on careers.

    What We Do

    • Work in a freshman cohort during the first year to explore academic disciplines and develop cultural awareness
    • Specialize in one of five content areas—Language Arts, Math, Political Science, Science, Visual Arts—for sophomore through senior years
    • Think and work outside the traditional academic “box” to understand current global issues from various curricular viewpoints
    • Learn from experts in their chosen fields of study
    • Participate in unique field research
    • Receive specialized preparation for the PSAT/NMSQAT
    • Compete in local, regional, and national academic competitions
    • Gain access to advanced technology and resources appropriate to their fields of study
    • Explore and learn academic topics outside the scope of the even the most rigorous high school courses
    • Prepare for rigorous undergraduate and graduate coursework in a wide range of academic disciplines
    • Contact information: email DistinguishedScholars@olatheschools.org or call 913-780-7140

A Look Inside Distinguished Scholars

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