#6 – High Standards of Academic Excellence
True academic excellence requires the focused application of both intellectual and moral discipline. It is at the intersection of virtue and intelligence where special excellence, or arête, is found and brilliance thrives. At the Academy, excellence is lauded and recognized as a mark of distinction which is a natural result of our diligent study. Good grades are only one measurement of this achievement. Scholars are given frequent opportunities to improve their academics by analyzing their work in relation to the truth, goodness, and beauty found through the classics. We see academic excellence displayed when a scholar, mentor, or staff member is inspired to innovate and to drive their own education. A question that reflects this attitude is “What more can I do?” The attainment of excellence involves constant improvement and is a life-long process.