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?
Comments - Please provide a few comments to help us evaluate this
student. Critical factors for success at Mass Academy include meeting
deadlines, working collaboratively, and handling long-term projects.
Based on these factors, or other educational habits of mind,
specifically address at least one strength and at least one area for
future improvement. You may word-process and paste text from another
document. (3000 character maximum including spaces, approximately 500
- Creative Thinking
- Concern for Others
- Collaborative Work
- Improvement from Feedback
- Problem Solving
- Responsiveness to Setbacks
- Meets all Deadlines
Information last updated: 08/07/2018