Harris-Stanford Honors Program

Modeled after college honors programs, Harris-Stanford Honors teams with local, regional and national partners to provide extraordinary civic engagement, learning and leadership opportunities for motivated students.

Among the partners is the prestigious Institute for The Public Trust, a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Raleigh, N.C. Baylor is the first high school in the U.S. to be brought into the Trust’s leadership program.

Honors Program members participate in extracurricular lectures, seminars and travel that includes visits with elected officials at Tennessee’s state capitol building in Nashville; campus tours of Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University in conjunction with the Institute for Public Trust; and behind-the-scenes tours of government offices, non-profit organizations, thriving small businesses, and private and corporate foundations.

Collectively, the visits equip students with the practical skills they need to pursue leadership roles now and in the years to come.

Students admitted to Baylor as Cartter Scholars are automatically members of the Harris-Stanford Honors Program as are any finalists who enroll at Baylor. Other members are chosen by an application and interview process.

The Harris-Stanford Honors Program is made possible through the generosity of Wayne Horton ’42, and his wife, Claire.


"It feels great to go to a school that is committed to producing students who are not only talented in the classroom or on the athletic field, but students who are true global citizens committed to changing the world." - Aman Madan '15