Since 1913, the University of Missouri has provided high quality distance pre-collegiate education. Today we specialize in offering state-of-the-art interactive courses that meet the needs of domestic and international students. Our courses can be customized to help schools expand their curriculum offerings and allow students to meet U.S. high school graduation requirements to receive a U.S. diploma, as well as prepare them for college and entering into global careers.
Any student, anywhere—whether enrolled in public or private school, domestic or international, home schooled or out of school for years—is eligible to take a course from Mizzou Academy.
Mizzou Academy currently provides quality international education to 37 schools in 14 states in Brazil, supporting over 3,500 students and helping them broaden their educational possibilities. Mizzou Academy works together with MZ Educação, that provides on-site support all over the country, with an office in São Paulo – SP.
Mizzou Academy’s Dual Diploma Program integrates Brazilian and U.S. curriculum, preparing students for success in both college and career. Students earn two diplomas: a U.S. high school diploma from the University of Missouri and a Brazilian Ensino Médio diploma from their Brazilian school. The experience on the Mizzou Academy programs transforms these young people, who are ready to face higher education and the professional market with skills that make them stand out, wherever they may decide to go. If a student who graduates from the Dual Diploma program meets the requirements, they can have direct access to undergraduate programs with the University of Missouri.
Mizzou Academy also has programs that start in Kindergarten to 5th grade, going through the Middle School Program for 6th, 7th and 8th grades, until High School starting in 9th grade. Mizzou Academy works alongside with the Brazilian schools with native English-speaking mentors in Brazil working with the Mizzou teachers in a Co-Teach environment. Collaboration, creativity, leadership and critical thinking are only some of the many skills developed by our students who have the privilege of attending the programs.
Grand High School
Qingdao Grand High School was founded in 2002. Part of the Grand Education group, it is a full-time high school located completely within one of two campuses, the other campus being the primary years of education. In 2008, Grand became the first international partner school with the University of Missouri High School. Students in this dual diploma program earn both a Chinese and U.S. diploma during their high school experience.
Utilizing the University’s online high school curriculum, students enroll in regularly scheduled classes taught by local teachers. This blended classroom setting provides a unique immersion program in which students gain education in the course topics comparable with their U.S. peers, improve English language skills (as all coursework is in English), and are introduced to the U.S. classroom critical thinking learning processes. Together with Grand, Mizzou Academy has graduated hundreds of students in this dual diploma program, most of whom have gone on to universities around the world.
NIKA Foreign Language School
Križevci, Croatia, Europe
NIKA was founded in 1993 as the first foreign language school in Križevci, and is a member of the Croatian Association for foreign languages by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. For the last 16 years the school has been registered LCCI Pearson JETSET centre for internationally recognized exams in English, general, and business. It is also a CELI centre for the Italian language exams. In cooperation with the British Council Croatia, the school prepares students for the Cambridge exams. They are also one of the co-founders of the HIPPO English Language competition. This successful event began in 2012 with the purpose of promoting the importance of English language knowledge and bringing together children from different countries.
The school has highly trained teachers who teach English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian. The school offers courses for everyone from three-year-olds to adults, and the courses and knowledge levels are in line with the standards of the Council of Europe. With the University of Missouri High School, students have the opportunity to take English immersion courses and earn a U.S. high school diploma. Their U.S. diploma pathway is assisted by a network of tutors in the Balkans region. NIKA students have the opportunity to take part in summer language courses abroad and different excursions and workshops.
Copán Ruinas, Honduras
Escuela Mayatan, the Mayatan Bilingual School was founded in 1991 by a group of parents who wanted their children to have the opportunity to receive a quality, bilingual education. At the time, the only option was to send students to the nearest city, three hours from Copán Ruinas. In 1998, Frank Hopkins and his wife visited Mayatan Bilingual School while touring Copán with a Road Scholar / Elderhostel group from the United States. They were both moved by the school’s mission and decided to return to Copán to volunteer, teach, and help expand the school. John Weber traveled from Missouri to Copán Ruinas in 2008 to teach science and math at Mayatan. Upon arriving, he tasked himself with developing Mayatan’s technical infrastructure and fulfilling the founders’ dream of offering high school classes. John oversaw the new technology and brought wireless internet to the campus, as well as classes from the University of Missouri High School. The first group of high school students earned dual diplomas from Mayatan and the University of Missouri High School in 2012. Enrollment has grown each year since then.
NuNa Academy is an independent K–12 bilingual school, located in French Cay, Roatan, Honduras. Their partnership with Mizzou Academy began in 2014. Students in the graduation path are preparing to earn a diploma from the University of Missouri High School with all courses taught by our certified teachers in a “We Teach” methodology, with NuNa tutors assisting the students as needed.
Private Language School ELITE
ELITE was established in 2002. It has become a synonym for high-quality language education for learners of English of all ages and levels. Its goal is to provide a professional approach and positive atmosphere that will encourage students to acquire the necessary language skills and develop critical thinking skills.
ILS Provida Futuri International Language and Computer School
Zrenjanin, Vojvodina, Serbia, Europe
Provida Futuri has been teaching students for the past 24 years. During that time, Provida Futuri has become an accredited center for testing and assessment for English language exams for LCCI (London Chambers of Commerce and Industries) as well as for the University of Perugia for Italian language. They are also one of the co-founders of the HIPPO English Language competition. This successful event began in 2012 with the purpose of promoting the importance of English language knowledge and bringing together children from different countries.
Provida Futuri representatives are included in the expert committee of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce foreign language section. Language studies offered by Provida Futuri are closely aligned with CEFR (Common European Framework), thus enabling its students to meet requirements for all European high schools as well as for all European universities. Having achieved B1 level of English, students have the opportunity to attain a U.S. high school diploma with the University of Missouri. Their path to a U.S. diploma is assisted by a network of tutors in the Balkans region.
CIEM–Wellspring International School
Founded in 2011, Wellspring International School is located in Hanoi Vietnam. Wellspring is one of the few modern schools and is the only bilingual school in Vietnam that is recognized as the Cambridge standard for all three levels of education by the International Examinations Board of the University of Cambridge. In 2014, they began to offer a dual diploma program with the University of Missouri High School, in a blended education model. In 2015, many of these students participated in the LEADers Summer Program, experiencing campus life in the United States and interacting with their peers from Columbia, Missouri as they earned high school credits toward their diploma.
Partnering with CIEM (Creative International Education Management) has facilitated cultural and legal assistance between Mizzou Academy and Wellspring, helping educators and administrators in both schools, as well as students and families of enrolled students, to maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. CIEM-Edu consultants have great experience balancing the needs of students, parents, teachers, and administrators while trying to comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
Students in the CIEM–Wellspring graduation path are preparing to earn a dual diploma from both Vietnam and the United States, and when meeting admissions requirements, have the option of a direct matriculation pathway as undergraduate students at the University.
INSTITUTION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION
Institution of American Education (IAE) is one of the largest private educational organizations in Vietnam with more than 60,000 enrollments every year at nine (9) affiliated institutes, including various universities, colleges, high schools, junior highs, language centers and design academies. IAE was founded on the principles of innovation, excellence, and dedication to enhance the status and quality of education in Vietnam.
Students who are enrolled in the University of Missouri’s Mizzou Academy High School Program (MU High) through IAE will become international students of Mizzou, and will be provided with student ID number and student account to study with Mizzou Academy.
IAE is authorized by Mizzou Academy High School (MU High) to provide its program in Vietnam through IAE subsidiaries including: IvyPrep Education and Ismart. Students in Vietnam will have the options of learning for an accredited High School Diploma, or for a dual diploma between the University of Missouri’s Mizzou Academy and a Vietnam National High School Diploma with their local school.
- IvyPrep Education is a member of the Institute of American Education (IAE), providing an English education and training in Math and Science to students in Vietnam. IvyPrep Education is a pioneer in applying College-Preparatory Schools (CollegePrep), an educational model that focuses on preparing students for success in a college-based learning environment in the United States. It is the Top 5 best academic English programs with over 15 years of experience and expertise. 100% of IvyPrep students attend top US and world schools after studying in a system of modern facilities, sophisticated and creative space with highly qualified and experienced teachers.
- iSMART is a member of the Institute of American Education (IAE), providing an English education and training in Math and Science to students in Vietnam. iSMART deploys “smart classes” using digital learning resources and lessons with an international standardized curriculum, interactive technology & education technology products, and quality education programs & services around the world. Class and lessons are fully uphold with modern technology which goes along with projector and sound, which best enhances student’s understanding ability.
- Newton Grammar School is a member of the Institute of American Education (IAE), providing an English education and training in Math and Science to students in Vietnam. Established in 2009, Newton Grammar School’s mission is to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and life skills in order to thoroughly integrate into the international environment. The two campuses are equipped with international standard facilities including world-class stadiums, swimming pools, canteens, libraries, gymnasiums, laboratories and classrooms that fit well with students’ learning activities.
BDES – US Vietnam Talent International School
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Founded in 2018, US Vietnam Talent International School (UTS) is located in Van Lang Education City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. UTS inherits and builds its core competencies from the Van Lang Education Group’s expertise, reputation and quality assurance commitment. UTS has been offering bilingual program (blended MOET and ESL program with Common Core textbooks) for students since the first school year 2018-2019.
School year 2019-2020 marked a significant development in the academic pathway for students with the mutual agreement for the dual diploma between UTS and the University of Missouri High School Program (MUH).
BDES is an educational service provider located in the United States, which has strong connection with Mizzou Academy, the representative for UTS – MUH partnership. BDES-Edu consultants have great experience balancing the needs of students, parents, teachers, and administrators while trying to comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
Being a young school in the K-12 segment of Vietnam, UTS aims to provide an educational environment that promotes intellectual and personal growth through comprehensive bilingual and international education. With both high school diplomas from both Vietnam and the United States, UTS students will seize more chances in applying for scholarships in universities in the United States, or other well-known universities around the world.