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 six main components (1-6 below):
One page reflection on educational activities for each year the student was home-schooled (grades 9 and 10) -- the narrative must be written by the student or parent.
- Course Syllabi;
- The syllabi must be organized in a chronological order -- from earliest to latest, indicating grade level and year.
- One syllabus for each mathematics, science, English and technology course taken in grades 9 and 10
- 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
- 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).
- 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:
- Research papers
- Creative writing samples
- Science lab reports
- Solutions to difficult mathematics problems
- Photos showing hands-on science investigations
- 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
- 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)