MO's K-12 Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP)
Missouri has a statewide virtual school program. According to Missouri legislation, the Missouri K-12 Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) offers state-funded (free) and tuition-paid online courses to any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) students residing in Missouri, subject to appropriations. Requests for enrollment can be made online at the official MoVIP website.For those who may not be familiar with online learning, MoVIP provides all K-12 Missouri students (public, private and home schooled) equal access to a wide range of coursework from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to read more.
A+ Schools Program
Established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, the A+ Schools Program is a school improvement initiative that seeks to raise academic standards in Missouri’s high schools. Francis Howell High School (FHHS) went through the A+ designation process from 1997-2000 and became an A+ designated school in 2000. This A+ designation may enable every student at FHHS who meets the A+ criteria to receive two years of paid tuition to any public community college or public vocational/technical school in the State of Missouri. Click here to read more.
The Francis Howell School District's Vacation Station program is a quality and progressive out of school time program that provides enriching experiences for school age children by offering a variety of opportunities that support the home, school, and community at each elementary school within the district. Click here to read more.
Homebound instruction is a service available to Francis Howell School District students ages 3 to 21, who, because of their medical and/or psychological condition(s), require instruction outside of school: 1) as a result of hospitalization (homebound to be given after hospitalization) or 2) as a result of a medical/psychological condition which prevents their school attendance for an extended time. Please contact Annette Bradley in the Alternative Learning Department at 636-851-4007 for more information.
Homeless Education Program
Every morning as we wake up thousands children in Missouri wake up homeless. The impact of homelessness on children is difficult to measure but not difficult to imagine.We see the value and potential in each child--because what is possible for one child to become or achieve, is possible for every child – given the support and opportunities.Education can play a significant role in meeting the needs of homeless children and youth, providing an environment that supports their physical, social, and emotional growth.By providing children, youth and their families with resources and support to achieve stability and the confidence for success in school, homeless education programs have significantly improved the odds that today’s homeless children do not have to be tomorrow’s homeless adults.Click here for more information or contact the District Homeless Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Patterson at 636-851-4076.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 - Nondiscrimination and Freedom from Harassment on the Basis of Sex
The statute states No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
It is the policy of the Francis Howell School District to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex in the educational programs, activities, and vocational opportunities offered by the District. The provisions of Title IX extend not only to students with regard to educational opportunities and freedom from harassment, but also to employees with regard to employment opportunities and freedom from harassment, and to individuals with whom the District does business. Click here to read more.