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Summer Academic and Honors Institute

2019 Registration

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Courses Available

Please note: the Human Histology and Anatomy course is filled

Bring a friend, and you’ll both save $95.
Sign up for more than one course and save another $100.
Students may sign up for more than one week.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Limited scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Dennis De Luca for more information 419-204-3361 or


Cost: $495 per week

*The following courses require an additional fee: $25 for Art and Design, $35 for Human Anatomy and Histology, $50 for Chemistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Molecular Ecology and Forensic Science, $75 for Astronomy and Physics, and $100 for Advanced Forensics.

***In addition to the online registration, all students are required to download and submit a medical waiver and other additional forms. You may download the waiver, register by mail and other required forms below.***

This summer, Ohio Northern University will host its Summer Academic and Honors Institute for gifted high school students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2019-20. This year’s institute includes 15 challenging courses scheduled during the month of June.  The Human Anatomy and Histology course is limited to those students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in 2019-20. Pharmacy course is limited to rising seniors (2020 High School Graduates)

Each week-long course provides a great way to investigate potential career choices or college majors. Plus, this is the perfect opportunity to interact with other gifted students with instruction provided by ONU professors and special guest lecturers.

Earn college credit

Students completing a course will receive one transferable college credit hour. Requests for transcripts can be made by contacting the ONU registrar at


To be eligible to attend the Summer Academic and Honors Institute at ONU, you must be entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in fall 2018-19 AND be identified as “gifted” by a school district (Ohio gifted identification criteria as described in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15), OR be able to obtain a written recommendation from your high school.

Deeper Learning Focus of the SAHI Courses at ONU

SAHI Stem courses utilize four areas of the Ohio Revised Science Standards and Model Curriculum: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. These courses address specific areas of the standards and use guiding principles such as Definition of Science, Scientific Inquiry, 21st Century Skills, Technological Design, and Depth of Content, while implementing assessment tools developed especially to be congruent with the standards. Faculty expertise includes subject areas such as cell, molecular, genetics, general chemistry, biochemistry, and organic and analytical chemistry and a thorough understanding of contextual analysis. These subjects utilize specific scientific content to bolster the goal of the integration of an extended curriculum using the scientific inquiry/learning cycle to develop skill sets for the application of specific science content of multiple disciplines for problem-solving and deeper, lifelong learning. The idea of knowledge transfer in context is one found in a July 2012 report from the National Research Council, “Assessing 21st Century Skills: Summary of a Workshop.”

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