The Rio Grande Honors Program engages gifted students through a specialized curriculum, Honors seminars, and a capstone project that challenges all perceptions to achieve maximum potential. The Honors Program is open to incoming students who meet two of the following three criteria: upper 10% of high school graduating class, 3.5 high school GPA, and ACT composite score of 25. The Honors Program is open to current Rio students who have a 3.25 minimum GPA after completing at least eight credit hours. See also Honors Program in the Academic Programs, Policies, and Services section of the catalog.