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Elon Academy

  • Jenni Johnson
  • Assistant Director of Student Life & Senior Scholar Support
  • 336.278.6111

Program Description

The Elon Academy is a college access and success program for academically promising high school students in Alamance County with a financial need and/or no family history of college. The Academy includes three consecutive summer residential experiences prior to the sophomore, junior and senior years, as well as year-round Saturday programs for students and families. The summer after high school graduation, scholars and families participate in the Elon Academy Transitions to College Program. Once on their respective college campuses, Elon Academy graduates and families are provided with continuing support through the Elon Academy College Success Program to ensure college completion.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Mentoring


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 24%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 33%
  • Other: 14%
  • African American: 27%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 70
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 80
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • North Carolina Central University (1)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
  • Wake Forest University (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 71%