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How Are Students Nominated?

Only school principals or guidance counselors are certified to nominate students.  Any student who will complete the 7th, 8th or 9th grade at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 academic year and who scores at the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally standardized achievement exam qualifies for nomination.  The exam from which the qualifying score is drawn […]

Who is Eligible?

Enrollment for the on-campus Joseph Baldwin Academy experience is limited to students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade by June 2019 who meet the qualifications for Distinguished Nominee status for the program. To qualify as a Distinguished Nominee, a student must score at the 95th percentile or above in at least one area on […]

How Do I Apply?

Distinguished Nominees who are certified as eligible for the final selection process will receive notification about mid October of their Distinguished Nominee designation, as well as information about the program, how to apply online and other application materials required for the Joseph Baldwin Academy.  Final selection as one of the Eminent Young Scholars is based […]

To Register for the ACT

ACT Registration Instructions will be included in your JBA application packet. The link for the online ACT Registration and the ACT Paper Registration Form will not be live on this site until after October 12th, 2018. ACT Test Date – December 8, 2018 Regular Postmark Deadline – November 2, 2018 Due to Internet privacy laws, […]

Do You Accept Late Applicants?

Students whose applications and materials are postmarked after November 12, 2018 are considered late. Late applications will be received until February 8, 2019. Late applicants will be added to our waiting list while we attempt to place all students who applied on time and handle withdrawals. This process may take time beyond the first payment due date of April 15, 2019. […]

How Are Courses Assigned?

Students have the opportunity to rank their choice of classes when they apply.  The Academy attempts to place students in their first class choice, but some classes have many more applicants than seats available. The instructor for each class reviews student files and determines whether an applicant would be able to successfully complete the class […]

Are There Waiting Lists for Closed Classes?

Although we would like to accommodate all students who apply to the Academy, due to space limitations, this is not possible. Over 175 students were not able to be placed in the first round of acceptances in 2018.  Students who could not be assigned to one of the choices indicated on their application will be […]

Can Students Attend Both Sessions?

Students may apply to attend both sessions. At the time that they initially apply to the program, they should indicate this desire in the comments sections on the application form. Of course they still must be selected by the JBA faculty member of each class to which they apply before they are allowed to attend […]

How Are Students Evaluated in JBA Classes?

Approximately two weeks after the end of the session, students will receive a description of the course they completed and an individualized evaluation. The faculty member will assess each student’s performance in the class, address their academic strengths and weaknesses, and suggests areas for further academic development. Students and parents may wish to send a […]

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In compliance with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. The University complies with the regulations implementing Title VI and Title VII of […]


My student qualified for the Joseph Baldwin Academy last summer but was unable to attend.  Does he/she have to be nominated again for this summer’s program? If a student was nominated by their counselor or principal the previous year but they could not attend, they must qualify for nomination again and be nominated by their […]