McKinley Classical Leadership Academy Middle and High School

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  • McKinley Announces 6th and 9th grade Orientation

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  • Request Middle School records for students applying to high school(s)

    Please complete the form located at to request your child's records to be sent for high school admissions consideration to SLPS schools and/or non-SLPS schools.

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  • McKinley Middle School Admissions Requirements

    Admissions to McKinley Middle School are determined by the SLPS Gifted Education Office in Collaboration with the SLPS Recruitment and Retention Office. 

    Please contact the Recruitment and Retention Office for questions related to the Application Process


    Contact the SLPS Gifted Education Office for More Information about Having your Child tested for Eligibility for Gifted Education Services

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  • McKinley High School Admissions Information

    McKinley Classical Leadership Academy-              2156 Russell 63104  

    Office: 314-773-0027   Fax: 314-244-1833 

    Contacts: Dr. Kaylan Holloway-Principal               Dr. Julie Metzger-Asst. Principal         

    Email to:                                  


    • Completed Magnet Application with McKinley selected as First or Second Choice 

    Eighth Grade McKinley CJA Middle students must apply for the McKinley high school program and meet all requirements listed. 

    • Copy of 6th, 7th and current 8th grade report cards. 
    • MINIMUM Acceptable Grade in all core classes (Math, English, Science, Social Studies) is a C, A and B grades preferred.  With a C grade, student must be proficient or advanced in Communications Arts and Mathematics MAP Scores, or 50th percentile or higher on national normed standardized achievement test. 
    • No out of school or in school suspensions one year prior to admission. In school suspensions may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  
    • 90% or higher attendance rate in the year prior to applying to McKinley. 
    • Applicants must score at or above the 50th percentile level on a standardized test, and in all sub-areas of the test. 
    • One teacher and one administrator letter of recommendation. McKinley 8th graders only need to submit one teacher recommendation. 
    • Administrative Admissions Interview for students which includes a writing prompt essay portion.
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  • Read more about McKinley Classic Leadership Academy's ranking in US News and World Reports.

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  • CLICK HERE for the 2023-2024 A/B Class Calendar

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  • Request a copy of your high school transcript by clicking HERE.

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