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Acceptance Update! JBA faculty have completed reviewing applications. A mailing with information on acceptances left our office the first full week of March. All applicants, regardless of status, now have documents on the way. For Acceptance Updates Visit Our New...

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A three-week residential program located on the campus of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with academically challenging curriculum for grades 7-9 that offers a selection of liberal arts and sciences courses taught by Truman Faculty. JBA was created in 1985 in order to provide the benefits of a liberal arts education to students beyond its own undergraduates. JBA is proud to provide an academic challenge to younger students that is truly one of the finest of such opportunities in the nation.

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Enrollment is limited to students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade who meet the qualifications for Distinguished Nominee status.

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Classes Offered

Classes included courses in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Math/Computer Sciences and several interdisciplinary courses.

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Student Life

Students will enjoy a rich experience outside the classroom. They live on campus and participate in a variety of activities each day.

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