The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) is a highly
selective, early college entrance program for gifted and talented
students eager for an enriched intellectual program enhanced by the
disciplines of the humanities. The Academy is one of only two
residential programs for gifted and talented high school-aged students
recognized by the Texas State Legislature.
Though academic achievement is firmly at the center of
the Academy's mission, Academy students are expected to cultivate their
leadership abilities by investing a portion of their out-of
-class/study time in volunteer organizations, community service, and in
activities and programs sponsored by the Academy. The ultimate aim of
the program is simple: to cultivate the intellectual and ethical
virtues of our state and nation's future leaders.
By earning a TALH diploma, Academy graduates have demonstrated that in
respect to the fundamentals of leadership, they possess:
Our students have been accepted to the nation’s finest colleges and universities including
Ivy League schools like Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Mount Holyoke, and Smith; the South’s best
like Duke, Washington and Lee , Vanderbilt, and Tulane; powerhouses like the Universities of
Chicago, New York, Stanford, and Southern California; the United States Service Academies,
and Texas’ most reputed institutions—both public and private -- like Rice, UT, A&M, and Trinity.
- Intelligence: Students earn and maintain high GPA's and exemplary SAT scores.
- Responsibility: Our graduates have successfully lived two years away from home within a community of peers in a university residence hall.
- Scholastic Commitment: Our graduates have completed
four semesters of a major university's classes before most of their
hometown peers graduate twelfth grade.
- Social Skills: Our graduates gain experience in
dealing successfully with a wide variety of individuals and beliefs and
regularly take leadership roles in Academy and university affairs.
- A Mindset for the Future: Our graduates benefit from
positive and real education in what it means to be a compassionate
leader through TALH's humanities program and service projects.
This year our graduates garnered over $3 million in scholarships. We
have a record number of presidential scholars and one Bill and Melinda
Gates Millennium Scholar.
Learn more about our
new application procedures.
SPRING PREVIEW DAY
February 8, 2014
The Academy invites prospective students and their families to Spring Preview Day.
There will be presentations on the academic and social life at TALH, residence hall living and security,
financial aid, and the benefits of a TALH education. There will be presentations from administrators, students, and
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