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Summer Academic and Honors Institute

Registration is currently closed. Registration for 2018 summer camp will be available in mid-December. For details on the 2017 camp, see below:

Bring a friend, and you’ll both save $95.
Sign up for more than one course and save another $50.
Students may sign up for more than one week.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Contact Dr. Dennis De Luca for more information 419-204-3361 or 419-772-2331.

Cost: $495 per week

*The following camps require an additional $25, $50 or $75 fee for travel and/or supplies:  Human Anatomy and Histology, Astronomy and Physics, Pharmacy, Engineering, Technology, and Forensics (Basic and Advanced):

***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 here. ***

This summer, Ohio Northern University will host its 14th Summer Academic and Honors Institute for gifted high school students who will be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in 2017-18. This year’s institute includes 11 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 2017-18.

Each weeklong 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.


To be eligible to attend the Summer Academic and Honors Institute at ONU, you must be entering the ninth, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in fall 2017-18 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.

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

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, all 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 skillsets 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.”