Grades: 9-12 | 24 students
At Merit Academy, there is one student per class.
Teachers teach directly to that one student, so there's no way to slip through the cracks.
The classes move at a level appropriate for each student.
You won't have to wonder whether your child is participating in class discussions or whether the teacher is engaging your child; these concerns are nonexistent at Merit.
Merit's teachers and director keep close tabs on each student's progress.
Teachers report directly to Merit's Director about each student's work.
The director meets with each student once per week to ensure that the student is making good progress, enjoying their classes, and using their time wisely.
If a student looks like they might fall behind, they are able to receive extra tutoring.
No one gets lost in the shuffle at Merit.
At the same time, we employ rigorous standards to fully prepare students to be successful at even the most selective universities.
Our dedicated teachers, who are experts in their fields, offer exciting lectures and individualized support.
Students not only take a full load of accelerated classes, but they also get experience with life outside the classroom—holding internships, working on special projects, and performing community service.
As students approach college, they receive guidance with the admissions process.
Although the workload might seem heavy for some students, we offer the support they need to get it done.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||All|
|Total Students||24 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||24 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||1:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||1 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||ENG 1010-1030 Honors, ENG 1110-1130 Honors, ENG 1210-1230 Honors, ENG 910-930 Honors, HIS 1010-1030 Honors, HIS 1110-1130 Honors, HIS 1210-1230 Honors, HIS 910-930 Honors, LIT 1010-1030 Honors, LIT 1110-1130 Honors, LIT 1210-1230 Honors, LIT 910-930 Honors, MATH 1010-1030 Honors, MATH 1110-1130 Honors, MATH 1210-1230 Honors, MATH 910-930 Honors, SCI 1010-1030 Honors, SCI 1110-1130 Honors, SCI 1210-1230 Honors, SCI 910-930 Honors, SPA 1010-1030 Honors, SPA 1110-1130 Honors, SPA 1210-1230 Honors, SPA 910-930 Honors,|
|Average SAT score||2250|
|Average ACT score||30|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$39,000|
|Tuition Notes||Students can enroll in one to six courses per trimester. $39,000 is based on full enrollment and educational/college advisory.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Susan Tatsui-D\'Arcy|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Travel Abroad with English, History and Literature Classes, projectMerit projectMerit, Travel Abroad with English, History and Literature Classes,
- Academic requirements for High School Graduation with Honors: 4 years of English Grammar (36 essays and articles per year) 4 years of World Literature (36 books per year) 4 years of Mathematics (including calculus) 4 years of Science (with labs) 4 years of History/Economics/Civics/Psychology/World Religions (3 comprehensive research papers per year) 4 years of Foreign Language 4 years of Contract Physical Education 2 years of Fine Arts or Electives 12 Professional Internships 1 College-prep Project (Minimum 2 years)
- Academic requirements for High School Graduation: 4 years of English Grammar (18 essays and articles per year) 2 years of Literature (18 books per year) 4 years of Mathematics 4 years of Science 3 years of History/Economics/Civics (2 research papers per year) 4 years of Foreign Language 4 years of Contract Physical Education 2 years of Fine Arts or Electives 3 Professional Internships 1 Community Service Project (Minimum 1 month)
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