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HMI & Your Sending School
Students attend HMI from public and independent schools across the country and world; they come to HMI intending to return to these sending schools upon completion of our academic semester. HMI classes count toward graduation requirements at sending schools, and they align closely in terms of rigor and content. HMI asks sending school teachers to complete questionnaires prior to the start of the semester in an effort to meet match students with the appropriate sections of different classes.
We award academic credit for courses students successfully complete through our accreditation by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.
Each semester, students join us from new schools that have never before sent a student to HMI. Please contact our admissions office if you would like recommendations on gaining the support of your sending school to apply to and enroll in the HMI Semester.
In general, students from public schools simply need to inform the school that they plan to withdraw from school for the semester and return at the start of the next one. (HMI will issue a transcript that shows work completed and credit awarded for the semester absent from school.) Students who attend HMI from an independent school should check with the school regarding tuition policies. The majority of independent schools with which HMI works do not charge a family full tuition the student’s semester at HMI. Our admissions office is happy to speak with you about different tuition policies and schools in your area that work with HMI in this way.
Though students attend from many different high schools across the country, Member Schools are institutions that are officially affiliated with the HMI. Each school is given HMI Semester and Summer Term admissions priority and may promote the HMI Semester as an ongoing addition to their curriculum. The HMI Member Schools are:
- Concord Academy (Concord, Massachusetts)
- The Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences (Santa Monica, California)
- Dana Hall School (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
- The Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Connecticut)
- Lake County High School (Leadville, Colorado)
- The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, New York)
- The Packer Collegiate Institute (Brooklyn, New York)
The map below displays the home schools of all students who have attended the HMI Semester.