Details about the Application Forms for Teacher Recommendations
The Math Teacher should have instructed the applicant in an Algebra
I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, or equivalent course.
The Science Teacher should have instructed the applicant in a
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science,
Technology, or equivalent course.
The English Teacher should have instructed the applicant in a 9th
or 10th grade course.
An Optional Recommendation may come from another Math, Science, or
English Teacher, or from a History, World Language, Art, or Music
Teacher, or coach, mentor, etc.
All Teacher and Optional recommendation forms ask for the following
Mass Academy Form B - Recommender
- Applicant name
- School name
- Your title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.)
- Your first name, last name
- Your phone number, email
- Subject and level of course(s) taught to student
- Additional acquaintance (duration and context)
- The following questions ask the recommender to rate the applicant
using checkboxes in each of the categories listed, where the checkbox
options are; No Basis, Below Average (bottom 50%), Average (top 50%),
Good (top 25%), Excellent (top 10%), One of the best (top 1%):
List a few words to describe this student
How strongly do you recommend this student to the Academy?
Written Evaluation - Critical factors for success at Mass Academy
include meeting deadlines, working collaboratively, and handling
long-term projects. Please provide a candid recommendation for the
applicant, containing specific facts and anecdotes in sentence or
bullet format that addresses at least a few of the following
questions. You may word-process and paste text from another document. (3000
character maximum including spaces, approximately 500 words)
- Creative Thinking
- Concern for Others
- Collaborative Work
- Improvement from Feedback
- Problem Solving
- Responsiveness to Setbacks
- Meets all Deadlines
- How does the applicant approach and apply new and difficult
- How was the applicant able to work effectively and respectfully
with those of different perspectives and abilities?
- What motivates the applicant academically or personally?
- Has the student demonstrated a willingness to take intellectual
risks and go beyond the normal classroom experience?
- What will you remember most about this person in terms of
his/her resilience, perseverance, or grit?
- Can you elaborate on any ratings you selected above that are
notably higher or lower than the overall rating?
Information last updated: 11/30/2018