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Missouri Academy

Admission Requirements for Home Schooled Domestic Students

In addition to submitting the standard Missouri Academy Application Form, home-schooled students must submit an Admissions Portfolio. The deadline for submission of all material is March 15. The portfolio must be limited to a 1-inch thick three ring binder. Materials for all 9th and 10th grade courses for which the student was home-schooled must be included. Dividers should be used to delineate the five main components (1-6 below):

  1. Narrative;
    One page reflection on each year's educational activities for each year the student was home-schooled (grades 9 and 10) -- the narrative must be written by the student or parent.
  2. Course Syllabi;
    1. The syllabi must be organized in a chronological order -- from earliest to latest, indicating grade level and year.
    2. One syllabus for each mathematics, science, English and technology course taken in grades 9 and 10
    3. Each syllabus must include:
      • Course Description
      • Course Objective
      • Textbook title, author, publisher, copyright date and/or curriculum resources
      • Topics, skills and concepts covered
      • Grading Criteria
  3. Course description;
    Provide course descriptions for subjects not included in course syllabi (organized in a chronological order -- from earliest to latest, indicating grade level and year).
  4. Tangible Scholarly Work;
    Copies of tangible scholarly work demonstrating evidence of progress within a course and from course to course, completed by the student for mathematics, science, English and technology courses (organized in a chronological order -- from earliest to latest, indicating grade level and year). Examples might include, but are not limited to:
    • Worksheets
    • Research papers
    • Essays
    • Creative writing samples
    • Science lab reports
    • Solutions to difficult mathematics problems
    • Photos showing hands-on science investigations
  5. Books, Newspapers and Magazines;
    Provide a reading list of books, newspapers and magazines (organized in a chronological order -- from earliest to latest, indicating grade level and year)
    • Title and author of books
    • Academic and nonacademic reading
    • Fiction and nonfiction
  6. Additional Requirements;
    • Four evaluations; one each from a science, mathematics and English teacher (if teachers are available) and a choice evaluation are required. Substitute each unavailable academic evaluation with a choice evaluation, i.e. camp counselor, music teacher, coach, volunteer and work supervisors.
    • Standardized Scores: ACT scores (minimum 23 composite, 24 mathematics) or SAT scores (minimum 1060 total, 560 mathematics)