Early Honors at Starkville High SchoolsStarkville High School and Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University have partnered to offer an early honors program for the District’s highest performing high school students. 

Early Honors is part of the Academic Houses at Starkville High School, and it is designed to challenge advanced learners during their senior year of high school. The program offers two seminar courses taught by Shackouls Honors College faculty that focus on intense learning experiences and include research opportunities, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration in a small learning community. Acadmic seminars are limited to 15 students, and require an application process. Tuition assistance for the Early Honors program is available for students who qualify.

High school students who are interested in applying for the Early Honors program, which is only available to rising SHS seniors who meet academic requirements, should speak to their high school counselor or administrator. Each spring, the Shackouls Honors College hosts an interest meeting and Q&A session for students and parents who would like more information about the program and how to apply.