McKinley Classical Leadership Academy

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2156 Russell


FAX 314.771.9749

McKinley CLAHS provides a challenging educational experience for students that is accelerated and enriched beyond the normal mandated curriculum. We provide a culturally diverse educational program for all students in an atmosphere for students to grow intellectually and personally. Our student-school-parent support system improves and strengthens cooperation between our families and the school.

Required documentation to determine eligibility includes: 

  1. Completed Magnet Application submitted with McKinley selected as First or Second Choice. 8th Grade McKinley CJA Middle students also must apply for the McKinley CLA High School 9th grade to be placed.

  2. Submit copy of the most recent report card with minimum acceptable grade of C in Communication Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

  3. Student must provide copy of MAP or EOC scores displaying proficient or advanced in Communications Arts and Mathematics MAP/EOC scores, or 50 %ile or higher on national normed standardized achievement test.

  4. No out-of-school or in-school suspensions one year prior to admission

  5. 90% or higher attendance rate in the year prior to applying to McKinley CLA High School.

  6. One teacher and one administrator letters of recommendation (Waived for McKinley CJA 8th  to McKinley CLA 9th students)

  7. Administrative Admissions Interview (Waived for McKinley CJA 8th to McKinley CLA 9th students )


Contacts for eligibility determination:

Ms. Simone Taylor           email:

Ms. Tracy Bednarick        email: 

School Fax number is 314.771.9749

Click here to visit the McKinley CLA High School webpage.




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