Southfield A&T Scholars Plus

Southfield Public Schools is committed to serving its academically gifted, talented, and motivated secondary school students with unique offerings and opportunities through a comprehensive and rigorous honors program.  This program is structured to identify, guide, encourage, and assist highly motivated students who have high academic capabilities. Students are required to participate in advanced level academic work for which they may earn college credit. Advanced level work in the core academic areas complements the Scholars Plus curriculum. Scholars Plus students are expected to comport themselves in all situations with responsibility, courtesy, and honor in order to maintain the quality and integrity of the program.

What is Scholars Plus?

Southfield A & T’s Scholars Plus program is the gifted and talented program for highly motivated secondary school students who wish to attain high academic goals. Through participating in the program, a candidate has the opportunity to earn a prestigious DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR diploma. A Scholars Plus graduate is recognized as an academically and socially well-rounded young person whose prognosis of success in higher education has been significantly enhanced through participation in this program.

The Scholars Plus Pledge

As a Scholars Plus Scholar, I agree to maintain at least a 3.3 grade point average and take a challenging, advanced curriculum, including at least two Advanced Placement courses.  In addition to my regular class work, I agree to complete the required number of community service hours, a project, and a paper.  As a Scholars Plus Scholar, I must always conduct myself in a responsible and respectful manner.  I pledge to uphold the ideals of Scholars Plus and to strive to excel in all that I do.

Program Requirements

All SCHOLARS PLUS applicants will be expected to commit to the requirements of the total program.

Academic Requirements  

  • 11th and 12th grade standing
  • Completion of all district graduation requirements
  • Maintenance of a 3.30 GPA cumulative
  • Two or more Advanced Placement Classes required
  • Advanced Placement Examinations highly encouraged

PLUS Requirements

  • Enrichment Experience—Project
  • Extended Essay
  • Community Service 

Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses are college-level courses offered in high school.  Students who do well on AP Exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.  Find out more about the Advanced Placement program

AP Exams
Each May, students will have an opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.  Students may earn college credit depending on their exam scores and the College or University's policies.

AP Scholars
Students who pass three or more AP Exams with a score of 3 or better can earn the distinction of being an AP Scholar.

Note: Membership in Scholars Plus is not limited to Academy Students.  Any Southfield A&T student who has a cumulative 3.3 GPA and is taking at least 2 AP classes can apply.

Questions?  Please contact  Mrs. Kara Shuell, Scholars Plus Advisor