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The Hauts Grades Academy (HGA) is open with its first class of registrants. This class is full, but new students will be admitted soon. Sign up here to add your name to the wait list as registration will open again.

HGA is a program designed to promote the education, knowledge, and engagement of members in the Scottish Rite, NMJ. The Scottish Rite was known as the Hauts Grades in its early beginnings.

The program is made up of three challenging levels:

Level One – The candidate will delve into the ritual of all twenty-nine Scottish Rite, NMJ degrees

Level Two – The essay portion of the curriculum will allow for self-reflection and review of Scottish Rite degrees selected personally by the candidate.

Level Three – A written research paper on a topic of the candidate’s choice, which will be pre-approved and reviewed by the HGA committee. Research topics can vary between history, ritual, and the philosophy of the Scottish Rite.

At full completion, the graduate will earn the honor of becoming a Hauts Grades Academic, and will be entitled to include the letters HGA after his name. A certificate and HGA jewel will be awarded upon completion, but an enriching educational experience is the overall goal.

HGA is free to all Scottish Rite, NMJ members in good standing. New registration will open as soon as possible. Join the wait list and we will keep you up to date.

Hauts Grades Academy