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March 10, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: Coffey

Northwest to close Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing

In an email to Northwest Missouri State University personnel last night Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski announced the University would be closing the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year.

The Missouri Academy is a program for high-performing high school students. Jasinski stated in the email that the shifting financial landscape has created a resource-constrained environment that has led Northwest to reprioritize and reallocate resources to meet the fundamental needs of the University. Jasinski also said the education landscape since Northwest opened the Missouri Academy in 2000 also has changed. A proliferation of schooling alternatives for high-performing high school students has become popular in recent years.

Jasinski says the plan should save the University $468,000 in fiscal year 2018. Currently 106 students are enrolled in the Missouri Academy, 58 of them are second-year students who will graduate this spring and the remaining students will complete their program in spring 2018. The University will not accept new students into the Missouri Academy for fall 2017.