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Missouri Options / HiSet Program Information

Ferguson-Florissant School District -- Missouri Option Program

 

The Missouri Options Program serves high school students who are significantly behind in credits.  This program will allow students to receive a Ferguson-Florissant School District High School diploma with their cohort/graduating class or soon after.  The following links will provide more information about the program and how to enroll your child.

MO Options Program Flier

MO Options Program Intate Form

MO Options Assurance Standards

 

Program Requirements

  • Student must be a resident of the Ferguson-Florissant School District (enroll at Admissions if not currently enrolled in a FFSD school).
  • Student must be 17 years or older.
  • Student must be at least one year or more behind their cohort (kindergarten) class.
  • Student must have earned credit for Health, Personal Finance, Government (Citizenship), the Missouri Constitution test, and the United States Constitution test.
  • Student must score on an 8th grade level or higher in reading, math, and language on the TABE test.
  • Students must be enrolled in academic instruction for 15 hours per week.
  • Student must have an approved job or volunteer position, working 15 hours a week or more.
  • Enroll in the Missouri Connections Program (post-secondary and occupational exploration activities and complete a Career Portfolio).
  • Student must have a MO Driver’s License or MO State ID (non-driver).
  • Student must pay for the cost of the High School Equivalency Test ($95 for HiSET) Go to the following website to learn more about the HiSET test: http://hiset.ets.org/

 

Requirements to Obtain a Ferguson-Florissant School District High School Diploma

  • The student must have passed Health, Personal Finance, Government (Citizenship), the Missouri Constitution test, and the United States Constitution test.
  • The student must take the required EOC tests for Government, English II, Biology, and Algebra.
  • The student will study the five subjects that are on the High School Equivalency Test examination: Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science during the 15 hours of academic instruction each week.
  • The student must work or volunteer 15 or more hours each week.
  • Complete post-secondary and occupational exploration activities and complete a Career Portfolio through Missouri Connections -- http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered/missouriconnections.htm
  • The student must pass the High School Equivalency Test examination.
  • Once the student passes the High School Equivalency Test examination, he or she no longer will attend school. However, the student must work or volunteer 30 hours a week until graduation (December or May graduate of their cohort group), checking in with the instructor once a week or every payday. 5th year seniors graduate immediately.

 

Additional Information

  • Be advised that students will not be eligible to participate in high school extra-curricular sport activities under the rules of MSHSAA.
  • Students can attend dances at their home school, if they meet the school requirements to attend the dances.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in the May graduation ceremony when the entire program has been successfully completed.
  • A student will have ONE opportunity to complete the program. Reinstatement in the Missouri Option Program will not be available.
  • IEP and 504 accommodations are available. Please see the MO Option teacher or SSD case manager for more information.
  • Entry to the program depends on completion of required courses, Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) results, and space availability.

 

TABE Testing

  • The TABE test (3½ hours) will be given on Fridays at Mark Twain at 8:00 AM with Ms. Frey or Ms. Laytham(starting the last Friday in August).
  • Call or email in advance to reserve a spot (839-5959 or lfrey@fergflor.org or nlaytham@fergflor.org)
  • The home school must also submit the MO Option In-Take Form prior to taking the TABE test (via email as attachment).