Minerva Baccalaureate - Stanza Academy



The Minerva Baccalaureate program is a transformative four-year curriculum available to students who wish to elevate and accelerate their high school educations and benefit from an online, collaborative learning environment.

Graduates of the Stanza Minerva Baccalaureate program receive high school and Baccalaureate diplomas, including at least one year of college credit, as well as the knowledge required to meet the demands of an elite higher education.

Students attend two, live online classes each day, wherein they are challenged to interconnect their learning and develop skills in complex critical thinking, advanced problem solving, and strategic decision-making – skills that provide a strong intellectual foundation for college

Classroom sessions will be delivered on Forum™, Minerva’s advanced virtual learning environment.

The Minerva Baccalaureate program condenses the curriculum into a three-year track, with the fourth year focused on rigorous, college-level courses and a capstone project.

Students participate in engaging A-G elective courses in a non-synchronous environment.

Stanza’s Academic Coach supports students enrolled in the Minerva program in building executive functioning, social-emotional, and study skills.

The Minerva Baccalaureate was developed in partnership with Minerva Project, a leader in education innovation.

Classes Start
August 9, 2021.

The Minerva Baccalaureate Program @ Stanza International Academy FAQ

Q. Who can enroll in The Minerva Baccalaureate Program?

A. Incoming self motivated 9th graders who enjoy learning, desire an extra challenge, want to earn college credits while in high school and thrives when collaborating with others.

Q. How often do Minerva students meet?

A. Students attend two, live online classes each day, wherein they are challenged to interconnect their learning and develop skills in complex critical thinking, advanced problem solving, and strategic decision-making — skills that provide a strong intellectual foundation for college and beyond.

Q. Are there any pre-requisites?

A. Yes, students must have already taken and passed Algebra 1.

Q. What makes The Minerva Baccalaureate Program different from a “typical” high school program?

A. The Minerva Baccalaureate Program condenses the curriculum into a three-year track, with the fourth year focused on rigorous, college-level courses and a capstone project.

Q. How many absences are students allowed to stay active in The Minerva Baccalaureate Program?

A. Minerva students are allowed three absences per semester. More absences will result in a conversation with the Minerva coordinator and possible removal from the program.

Q. How does Stanza International Academy support their Minerva Baccalaureate students?

A. Stanza’s Academic Coach supports students enrolled in the Minerva program in building executive functioning, social-emotional, and study skills.

Q. How do I know if The Minerva Baccalaureate Program is a good match for my student?

A. Call us and let’s chat. We can help you determine if The Minerva Baccalaureate Program is a good fit for your student.

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