Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic program for
330 of Missouri's gifted students who are ready to begin their
junior year in high school. The academy is a residential
program held on the campus of the University of
Additional funds to support the Missouri Scholars Academy are provided by the Gifted Association of Missouri, the Missouri Scholars Academy Alumni Association, and tax-deductible contributions made by alumni and parents of MSA participants. MSA also acknowledges philanthropic support given by various Missouri businesses and corporations. Now in its thirty-first year, the program is administered by University of Missouri officials.
academy reflects Missouri's desire to strive for excellence in
education at all levels. The program is based on the premise
that Missouri's gifted youth must be provided with special
opportunities for learning and personal development in order for
them to realize their full potential.
a carefully selected faculty and staff, a specially designed
curriculum that focuses on the liberal arts, and a variety of
stimulating extracurricular activities, the academy enables
students to be part of a unique learning community. The academy
provides a model that all schools can use in building or expanding
their own programs for gifted students. Educators who have
served as faculty members have used this experience to benefit
students in their local schools.