Distinguished Scholars Program

Distinguished Scholars ProgramThe Distinguished Scholars Program is a program for students who have applied and been selected, who participate in opportunities for intellectual rigor and stimulation both in and out of the classroom throughout high school in further preparation to pursue matriculation to the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

These students have completed the classroom coursework, field trips, and seminars which support and encourage an enriched intellectual atmosphere. Distinguished Scholars dedicated themselves to the highest level of scholastic pursuit to successfully complete the program.

Study Area Concentration Diploma

The Study Area Concentration (SAC) diploma program has been developed for the student who has already identified a concentrated study area of interest that could lead to determining their major field of study in college or future career path. Montverde Academy has developed a comprehensive study plan and curriculum in seven major concentrations that teaches important college-preparatory courses over the four years of high school beginning with Grade 9 that will lead to a specialized diploma in the following areas:


(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

For those who seek careers in STEM fields, there are five different SAC concentration options: Biomedical (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental, and careers in Wellness, Health or Life Sciences), Chemistry and Physics, Computer Science and Graphics, Engineering, and Environmental Sustainability.

View the SAC Program Map for STEM


(Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development)

For those who plan on entering the business and financial world seeking to become global entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders, as well as business and societal problem solvers.

View the SAC Program Map for BIED


(Global Perspectives)

For those who are interested in pursuing careers in Education, Pre-Law, Social and Public Services, Government, Real Estate, and Journalism.

View the SAC Program Map for Global Perspectives

For more information on these programs, please consult with your guidance counselor.

Advanced Placement International Diploma

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams across several disciplines.

Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions but it is not a substitute for a high school diploma. Rather, it provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence.

To earn an APID, a student attending school within the United States must indicate on at least one AP Exam answer sheet that the results should be sent to a university outside the United States.