Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 02:53

Missouri offers two governor’s school programs: the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and the Missouri Scholars Academy.

Missouri Fine Arts Academy

The Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA) is a three-week summer residential program for highly motivated student artists in visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, and music. The Academy offers an intensive schedule of classes in interdisciplinary and discipline-specific arts, and a wide range of co-curricular activities. MFAA is conducted with the support and cooperation of Missouri State University, and is funded through program fees, endowments, scholarships, and private donations.

Missouri Scholars Academy

The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic program for 330 of Missouri's gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school.  The academy is a residential program held on, and partially funded by, the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Additional funds to support the Missouri Scholars Academy are provided by the Gifted Association of Missouri, the Missouri Scholars Academy Alumni Association, and tax-deductible contributions made by alumni and parents of MSA participants. MSA also acknowledges philanthropic support given by various Missouri businesses and corporations. Now in its twenty-seventh year, the program is administered by University of Missouri officials.