High School Curriculum

College Preparation for the 21st Century Student

The Missouri Military Academy High School program (9th through 12th grade), consists of a challenging curriculum that meets the needs of cadets at different levels of their academic experience. The MMA academic program ultimately prepares young men for future success in the right college or university.

MMA accomplishes this via a structured environment that enables academic achievement without distractions. Small classes promote individual attention from faculty, which directly impacts a cadet's progress. An emphasis on self-discipline and leadership facilitates learning.

Program Highlights

  • Each student will receive a course of study suitable to his specific needs. By offering cadets an appropriate schedule, coupled with counseling from an active college placement office, Missouri Military Academy is proud of its 100% college acceptance rate.
  • An MMA education emphasizes global learning, which is a hallmark of a 21st century education.
  • Cadets who need extra support and structure can receive help from teachers during guided evening study halls. 
  • For students who are academically motivated, dual credit courses are available in several subjects.
  • There is also a post-graduate program for recent high school graduates who need another year of academic support before entering college.

High School Academic Overview 

A normal course load consists of five academic core courses, one military class, and electives.


  • ELL I
  • ELL II
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • English IV
  • English Comp 1 (DC)
  • English Comp 2 (DC)


  • Communications
  • Intro to Speech Comm (DC)


  • Algebra I
  • Algebra IA
  • Algebra IB
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Functional Geometry
  • Integrated Math
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra (DC)
  • Calculus (DC)


  • Biology I (Lab)
  • Biology II (Lab)
  • Chemistry I (Lab)
  • Chemistry II (Lab)
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics I (Lab)
  • Physics II (Lab)
  • PLTW: Engineering Essential
  • PLTW: Intro to Engineering Design

Social Studies

  • Economics/US Government
  • US History
  • World Geography
  • World History

Personal Finance

  • Personal Finance


Fine Art

  • Art Fundamentals
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Choir
  • Academy Band
  • Preparatory Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Bagpipes
  • Private Music (instrumental and vocal)
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Acting I/II/III/IV
  • Backstage Theatre 1/2/3
  • Intro to Performance Stunts & Combat

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese I/II
  • Spanish I/II/III

Military Education

  • JROTC I (9th grade)
  • JROTC II (10th grade)
  • JROTC III (11th grade)
  • JROTC IV (12th grade)
  • Marksmanship
  • JROTC Cybersecurity I/II

Physical Education

  • Health
  • PE
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Intro to Performance Stunts & Combat

Practical Art

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting 2
  • Backstage Theatre 1/2/3
  • Business Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Intro to Business
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Yearbook


  • Technology Intern
  • PLTW Engineering Essential
  • PLTW Intro Engineering Design

Juniors and seniors may also take electives through our educational partners. 

Triumph Program with William Woods University Dual Credit Electives

  • Calculus (DC)
  • College Algebra (DC)
  • English Composition I (DC)
  • English Composition II (DC)
  • Intro to Speech Comm. (DC)
  • Concepts of Leadership (DC)
  • Intro to Equine Management and Riding (DC)

Hart Career Center Electives

  • Agricultural Construction I/II
  • Agricultural Science I/II
  • Auto Mechanics I/II
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Technology I/II
  • Cosmetology I
  • Diesel Mechanics I/II
  • Graphic Arts Occupations I/II
  • Health Occupations
  • Marketing
  • PLTW: Pathway to Engineering
  • Welding Technology I/II

Presser Arts Center Electives

  • Acting I/II/III/IV
  • Backstage Theatre I/II/III
  • Communications
  • Intro to Performance Stunts & Combat