International students can earn a U.S. diploma from a recognized,
fully accredited U.S. high school.


Mizzou Academy

The American College in Spain has partnered with Mizzou Academy, University of Missouri High School, to offer international students the possibility of obtaining an accredited U.S High School Diploma.

Advantages of the program- MizzouDirect

This program was developed by the University of Missouri and Mizzou Academy to offer students direct undergraduate pre-admission to the University of Missouri. Students meeting the academic criteria will receive email updates about their program status and interest areas from the University of Missouri Office of Admissions.

Academic Criteria – For guaranteed undergraduate pre-admission, students must have an approved graduation path by the University of Missouri Office of Admissions, and:

  • Pass course with Mizzou Academy to earn a University of Missouri High School diploma.

– For students whose native language is English, pass 12 courses.

– For students whose native language is not English, pass 16 courses.

  • Present a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a U.S. 4.0 scale, including all subjects taken from the Mizzou Academy curriculum and other curricula (similar to 2.5 GPA in core subjects).

NCAA Approved

NCAA Eligible courses have been individually reviewed and verified as meeting the rigorous criteria set forth by the NCAA.

Students considering college athletics will want to consider their course selections to ensure they are reviewed and approved by the NCAA

* MU High School is the official high school of the University of Missouri, operated within the College of Education’s Mizzou Academy courses.



  • Accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancEd)

  • National Honor Society

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

  • College Board Approved Courses

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Students wishing to apply to the High School Program, should fill in the following form:

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