Southeast Missouri State University sponsors one charter public Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) consisting of Pre K, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school in St. Louis, Missouri.  

A charter school is an independent public school that operates under a contract, (referred to as the "charter") with its sponsor, usually a public entity such as a state university. For more information on charter schools visit the Missouri Charter Public School Association. Please also visit the National Association of Charter School Authorizers for more information on charter school authorizers and sponsors.  

For more information about SEMO sponsored charter schools, consult the Charter School Handbook. If you have any issues accessing the handbook, please call the College of Education, Health, and Human Studies at (573) 651-2123. Any additional questions, contact Dr. Diana Bourisaw, SEMO Charter School Liaison. 

Lift for Life Academy 

The Academy, located in what was originally the Manufacturers Bank and Trust building, then later a Mercantile Bank, was established to provide an education to middle school students. The school expanded first to the high school level and then in 2019 opened an elementary school. The academy now serves over 750 students in grades PK-12.  

2022-2023 Annual Review

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Scully 411
Mailling Address
One University Plaza, MS 5500
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701