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 students 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 student'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 can boast a 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 attend daily tutorial sessions in the mornings and may also receive help from teachers during evening study halls. 
  • For students who are academically motivated, there are Dual Credit courses 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.

Freshman

Required

  • English I or English as a Second Language
  • Algebra I, Algebra IA & Algebra IB or Geometry
  • Biology I or Physical Science
  • Health & Personal Finance
  • JROTC I

Electives

  • Chinese I & II
  • Russian I
  • Spanish I & II
  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Science
  • World History
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Accounting I
  • Introduction to Business
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Music Appreciation
  • Private Music
  • String Orchestra
  • Computer Science Discoveries
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Strength & Conditioning

Sophomore

Required

  • English II or English as a Second Language
  • Science: Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science or Physics
  • Math: Geometry or Algebra II
  • History: Introduction to Philosophy & World Religions or World History
  • JROTC II

Electives

  • Chinese I & II
  • Russian I & II
  • Spanish I & II
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • World History
  • Bible as Literature
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Painting
  • 3D Art
  • Accounting I & II
  • Introduction to Business
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Music Appreciation
  • Private Music
  • String Orchestra
  • International Business
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Web Design
  • Computer Science Principles

Junior 

Required

  • English III or English as a Second Language
  • United States History
  • Math: Algebra II or Integrated Math
  • Science: Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Physics I, Physics II
  • JROTC III

Electives

  • Chinese I & II
  • Russian I & II
  • Spanish I & II
  • Publications
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Philosophy & World Religions
  • World History
  • Bible as Literature
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus & Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Painting & 3D Art
  • Advanced Portfolio Art I & II
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Music Appreciation
  • Private Music
  • String Orchestra
  • Accounting I & II
  • Introduction to Business
  • International Business
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Tech Intern (with approval)
  • Computer Science Discoveries
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Marksmanship

Senior

Required

  • English IV : Publications, English IV: Speech &  Debate or English as a Second Language
  • Economics & Government
  • JROTC IV

Electives

  • Chinese I & II
  • Russian I & II
  • Spanish I & II
  • Publications
  • Speech & Debate
  • Chemistry I & II
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics I & II
  • Introduction to Philosophy & World Religions
  • World History
  • Bible as Literature
  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Art Fundamentals
  • Painting & 3D Art
  • Advanced Portfolio Art I & II
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Music Appreciation
  • Private Music
  • String Orchestra
  • Accounting I & II
  • International Business
  • Introduction to Business
  • Microsoft Office Suites
  • Tech Intern (with approval)
  • Computer Science Discoveries
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Marksmanship

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

Triumph Program with William Woods University Dual Credit Electives

  • Calculus
  • College Algebra
  • English Composition I & II
  • General Biology I
  • History since 1500
  • Introduction to Speech Communication
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Philosophy

Hart Career Center Electives

  • Agricultural Science
  • Auto Mechanics I & II 
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Technology I & II
  • Cosmetology I
  • Diesel Mechanics I & II
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Services
  • PLTW: Pathway to Engineering
  • Vocational Agriculture
  • Welding Technology I & II

Presser Arts Center Electives

  • Acting I
  • Stagecraft I