A Long Commitment to Gifted Education

Did you know that Mizzou Academy was the first online school to get an Advanced Placement course approved by the College Board? More than twenty years ago, Karen Scales, who now serves as Mizzou Academy’s global English Language Arts division chair, approached the College Board about launching Advanced Placement or AP courses at Mizzou Academy. […]

Right at Home at Mizzou

Lara Stefani, Mizzou Academy Alumna, Continues her Undergraduate Studies at Mizzou Although she is 5,000+ miles from home, Lara Stefani is no stranger to Mizzou, since she graduated from the University of Missouri High School in December 2021. As a high school student, Lara earned two high school diplomas before enrolling as a first year […]

Mizzou Marketing Project in Maringá

“It takes a lot more planning to put together a food stand than I imagined,” shares Laura Fabri about a recent school social studies project. “We have to prepare more than just the product we are going to sell and the selling itself. …Offering a good service can count more than having a good product […]

Fall Honor Award Celebration – Congratulations to Paul Craigmile!

Paul Craigmile is a Columbia local and traces his educational roots to our Columbia Public Schools (shout out to Russell Blvd. Elementary, West Middle School, and Rock Bridge High School) and Mizzou. While he has deep local roots, his work with Mizzou Academy includes giving feedback to students from around the globe. Paul excels at […]

Professional Learning Series with Immanuel International Academy & Mizzou Academy

Strengths-Based Approaches for our Communities and Classrooms  Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver is quick to share that she had a lot to learn as a new teacher. “I started my teaching career at a public school in East Oakland, CA. While I made countless mistakes those first few years, I also got three important things right. First, […]

25 Books to Read Before You Graduate High School

Dr. Adrian Clifton, our lead speech teacher, shares that Their Eyes Were Watching God “…changed my life in high school. It was full of representation and validation.” What books are must reads for the high school students in your classroom or community? One of our partner schools in Brazil recently reached out with a timeless […]

Our Global Learning Community

Mizzou Academy Hosts International Educational Leadership Conference  How will you help your students fly this year? A mesmerized group of 50+ educators leaned in close to marvel at the way Mizzou Academy high school student Laís Lazzarotto Basso was flying several feet above the ground. While Laís delighted conference attendees with her aerial dancing performance, […]

Connecting our Global Curriculum to Local Hunger-Relief Efforts

“Studying a huge problem like global hunger can feel abstract and overwhelming. What can one person or one community do to impact change on such a big issue? The answer is a lot.” Brian Stuhlman, our Middle School Coordinator, opens one of the lessons in our Grade 8 Mizzou Global Scholars (MGS) program with this […]

Connected Classrooms Book Release

Congratulations to Kathryn Fishman-Weaver and Stephanie Walter on the release of their latest book, Connected Classrooms: A People-Centered Approach for Online, Blended, and In-Person Learning (Solution Tree Press).  This new book is an important and timely resource on cultivating connection in online, blended, and global classrooms.  Kathryn Fishman-Weaver says, “After doing so much work together […]