FAQ: About Mizzou K-12 Online and MU High School

MU High School is the official high school of the University of Missouri, operated within the College of Education’s Mizzou K-12 Online.  Mizzou K-12 Online and M.U. High School joined forces to provide more high quality course options than previously available. Students can take middle school courses, individual high school courses, or apply to be a full time diploma seeking student.

Mizzou K–12 Online is unique among K–12 providers. It is the only online K–12 program in the country to be supported by faculty expertise at a research-intensive, flagship university. Mizzou K-12 Online is part of the College of Education, a top ranked education program in the nation.

Students seek Mizzou K-12 Online as a great option for:

  • Credit Acceleration – graduate sooner by taking more classes
  • Curriculum Expansion – more options than traditional school
  • Supplemental courses – make up credits towards a graduation plan
  • Health Issues – creating solutions to overcome or minimize health challenges
  • Positive School Environment – academic environment overcoming social challenges
  • Challenging coursework – AP and Honors classes
  • Military Connected – creating a smoother PCS transition
  • Athletes who need a flexible schedule for training sessions
  • And there are many other situations where Mizzou K-12 Online is a viable option

Courses are often developed and instructed in collaboration with researchers on the cutting edge of their academic fields, modeled after collegiate research, are nationally accredited, connected, and award winning.

Our courses are developed by Missouri-certified teachers or University of Missouri facult , and taught by knowledgeable, experienced educators. Many of them have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in their area of expertise.

High School Subject Areas

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Computer Science
  • Driver Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages

No, MU High School provides students with a rigorous curriculum that teaches the academic skills necessary to earn an accredited high school diploma.

A GED, or General Education Development test series allows students to take tests to prove proficiency in high school level content area and career/college readiness skills.

Accreditation is a verification by an outside party that an educational institution offers a quality, standards based education. For more information on what accreditation is and why it is important to seek programs who are accredited, such as Mizzou K-12 Online, please visit AdvancEd.

MU Online High School is fully accredited by AdvancED and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) serves as the governing body for college athletics. It certifies the academic and amateur credentials of prospective collegiate athletes. Because it certifies the academic credentials of students, the NCAA reviews the courses that students take to earn academic eligibility.

NCAA Eligible courses have been individually reviewed and verified as meeting the rigorous criteria set forth by the NCAA.  However, it is important to consider that some courses, while academically challenging, simply may not meet the eligibility criteria for NCAA eligibility due to the flexible nature of their course schedule.

Students considering college athletics will want to consider their course selections to ensure they are reviewed and approved by the NCAA. Students who are not planning on pursuing college athletics (and certain other post secondary activities that NCAA eligibility can leverage) can also consider NCAA eligibility as an assurance of the rigorous, quality nature of the course offered.

The NCAA’s rigorous standards require that classes be individually approved for eligibility. Many core courses offered by MU High School have been approved by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)  for establishing initial-eligibility certification of student-athletes. You can search for NCAA eligible courses through the Find a Course tool.

Part time enrollment students attend and/or are pursuing a diploma from a different school; they use the flexibility of Mizzou K-12 Online’s courses to supplement their curriculum and meet their individual needs. Alternatively, full time diploma program students who meet the requirements will graduate and earn a diploma from MU High School, Mizzou K-12 Online’s official high school. Students who are part time are welcome to apply for the diploma program.

Tuition is $500 per .5 credit (Carnegie units) for students residing in the U.S. There is an additional $75 fee for AP courses.

School affiliates should check the School Enrolling Part Time page for more information on tuition rates.

Tutoring services will be available soon. For more information on the upgrades that are currently in progress, including tutoring services, please see the Student Resources page.  If you are experiencing unanticipated challenges with the course content, you are encouraged to contact Student Support Services.

If you think you might need more time to successfully complete your studies see the Extension Policy.

Students are constantly enrolling and completing courses. At any one time Mizzou K-12 Online serves thousands of students in the United States and currently serves over 450 international students in 15 countries abroad.