Message about COVID-19
We have made the difficult decision to cancel JBA Junior for summer 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and we’ve reached the point where we will be unable to host JBA Junior on campus in July. As always, we are focused first and foremost on the health and safety of our students and staff. For that reason, we must cancel.
JBA Junior will return next summer. Registration will open in spring 2021.
Check with your school district about bus transportation options.
Standard Rate: $100 per student
Free/Reduced Lunch Rate: $20 per student
Note: You’ll pay one rate or the other, not both.
Details about making payment will be sent out after registration.
We want students at JBA Junior to learn, explore, and have fun! We also want them to believe that college is a real and attainable future goal.
JBA Junior gives area youth enhanced access to Truman State University. The program aims to give area students a chance to broaden their horizons by spending time learning and exploring at Truman, guided by our faculty and staff. Our goal is to spark students’ interests through engaging and diverse classes and activities. Our hope is that students attending JBA Junior will walk away encouraged and excited to learn and grow beyond the school day.
About the Academy
JBA Junior is the “younger sibling” to the highly popular Joseph Baldwin Academy. For over 30 years, Truman State University has hosted junior high students during the summer months. Now we begin a new chapter, welcoming upper elementary students to participate in JBA Junior: a one-week day program filled with engaging academic opportunities for students from the Northeast Missouri region. Among the engaging activities we have planned are:
- Planetarium and Herpetology Lab tours
- Music and science activities in University classrooms and labs
- Lessons and activities at the University Farm
- Lunch and recreation provided every day
- Scavenger hunt activities to get to know Truman’s campus
- More classes/activities to be announced!
Founded in 1867, Truman State University is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. The institution is committed to a strong focus on high-impact learning experiences, and more than one-third of Truman’s undergraduates go on to pursue graduate education. Truman is consistently ranked among the nation’s best colleges.
Truman offers opportunities in the summers for upper elementary, junior high, and high school students to learn and grow.