Distinguished Scholars

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

Who We Are
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
  • More information: DistinguishedScholars@olatheschools.org or 780-7140