Joseph Baldwin Academy for Liam Godar
Organized by: Amber Smith
April 28, 2016
EVENT DATE Jul 09, 2016
What is JBA? Purpose of the Academy The Joseph Baldwin Academy offers highly talented students a head start on their future university careers by allowing them to spend three weeks as college freshmen: they move into a residence hall, adapt to living with a roommate, eat dorm food, make new friends, attend classes, and work with Truman State’s faculty. We believe that many middle school and junior high students are not being challenged in the classroom in their home schools. The primary goal of the Academy is that our students leave with an increased appreciation for the pleasures of education, intellectual engagement, and the college experience. Along the way we expect that they will grow both academically and socially as they interact with other high-ability students from across the country. Overview of the Academy Truman State University created the Joseph Baldwin Academy in 1985 in order to provide the benefits of a liberal arts education to students beyond its own undergraduates. Since then the Academy has grown in size from 4 classes with 60 students to 20 classes with around 350 students in 2015. The Academy provides courses in all areas of the liberal arts, including the humanities, fine arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. All of the Academy’s classes are challenging, for they are designed to be the approximate equivalent of a semester-long university course offered during the regular academic year. The faculty members of the Academy’s classes structure their courses to suit the interests and abilities of the talented students who make up our student body. I have personally selected the JBA faculty members, choosing some of the most exceptional teacher-scholars among the Truman faculty. Liam will be enrolled for Computers in Art Design. He will be attending from July 9-July 30, 2016. His tuition cost is $1495, the additional money raised will be used for his day to day expenses at the academy, including cost of books and supplied for his course.