SMA Sophomore Nicholas Leete has been accepted to participate in the 2019 Missouri Scholars Academy. The selection committee selects 330 of the most gifted high school students across the state based on criteria such as standardized aptitude test score, grade point average, student essay response, and letters of recommendation.
The MSA is a three-week academic residential program for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. The Academy is held each June on the campus of the University of Missouri and administered by the University of Missouri Honors College.
The 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.