Leon S. Peters Honors Program

The Leon S. Peters Honors Program offers an enhanced educational experience designed to challenge students with a specially selected curriculum. The focus of the honors curriculum is on preparation for transfer to a four-year institution.

Benefits of the Program

Taking part in an honors program enhances your transcript, improves your opportunity to transfer to a four-year college or university, enables you to develop closer relationships with instructors, and helps you explore your interests more deeply.

Honors program students receive many benefits including priority registration, special transfer counseling, recognition on transcripts, and scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Students must have earned a high school diploma or a GED at the time of starting the honors program.
  • Completed SCCCD College Instructor Recommendation Form ( current college students only)

Application Process

  1. Complete an Honors Program application. Be prepared to attach unofficial transcripts from high school and all colleges attended, if applicable, at least one letter of recommendation, and any unofficial reports for AP scores.
  2. For the application, you will need to complete 2 of the 3 essay questions below with a minimum of 250 words for each. Include specific examples in each prompt to illustrate your answers. We recommend completing the essay questions in a separate document before beginning the application and then copying and pasting them into this application.
      1. Give specific, detailed, and personal examples of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time. How will you use your strengths to improve Clovis Community College and the Honors Program? 250 words minimum
      2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem-solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Give a specific description of how you express your creative side. 250 words minimum
      3. Give specific, detailed, and personal examples of how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced. 250 words minimum.

Application Information

    • Applications will be accepted twice a year - Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Applicants should check their school email periodically, and they will be notified via email within 4 weeks after the application deadline regarding their status in the program.

Honors Curriculum

Students enroll in two honors courses each semester:

  • Art 6H - Art History
  • Engineering 6 - Circuits with Lab
  • English 1AH - Reading and Composition
  • English 1BH - Introduction to Literature
  • English 3H - Critical Reading and Writing
  • History 12H - US History Since 1865
  • Philosophy 1CH - Ethics
  • Psychology 2H - General Psychology
  • Political Science 2H - American Government
  • Communication 1H - Public Speaking
  • Honors 2A - Honors Seminar - special seminar designed to bring students together to explore special topics or themes

Students must enroll in a minimum of one seminar during the program.

The application deadline for Spring 2024 is October 6th 

The application deadline for Fall 2024 is February 2nd 

Incoming high school students must complete the RTG (Registration To Go) steps through their high school. Please check with your high school counselor for more information on the RTG steps at your high school.

Instructor Recommendation Form

CCC Honors Program Brochure

Complete the Honors Program Application

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