graphicgraphicAt the Clinton School District, each child’s success is important. The staff is committed to the district’s mission, which is to prepare all students for productive living. To reach this goal, students are given the chance to learn in positive, innovative settings.

The 2,000-student district is fully accredited by the state education department. Clinton schools provide top-notch programs and services in several areas, from Parents-As-Teachers for newborns to community education classes for adults of all ages.

The elementary schools provide full-day kindergarten and education programs. Jefferson Park Elementary School serves as a kindergarten center, and Henry Elementary serves students in first through fifth grades. Gifted education programs are offered for elementary and middle school students. The award-winning middle school gives sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders opportunities to learn important lessons about school and themselves through exploratory classes andcommunity service activities.

Both the middle school and the high school use block scheduling. The high school has A+ status, which means eligible students can receive two years of free tuition, books, and fees from any Missouri public community college or trade school.

Plus, the high school provides a variety of classes and activities for the students, such as the Junior Officer Reserves Training Corps (ROTC) program, a state-recognized student group sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and a host of academic clubs and athletic teams.

Interactive television classes at both the high school and the Clinton Area Vocational-Technical School allow students to earn college credit without leaving the campus. The tech school combines academics and job skills in 10 areas and serves students from Clinton and eight neighboring schools. Tech school staff and students have earned national recognition.

Technology plays an important role in the classroom. Thedistrict has invested more than $1.26 million in technology for all its facilities.

An alternative school provides a positive environment for non-traditional students, ranging in age from middle school to 21.

Nearly half the district’s teachers have earned master’s degrees, and the teaching staff has an average of 14 years of experience. Social workers and counselors bridge the gap between home and school. Special services staff members provide a range of services for students with disabilities.

In addition to public schools, local residents can choose to send their children to Holy Rosary Elementary, a Catholic grade school educating students from grades one through eight. Clinton Pre-School, Inc. based at the Christian church, supplies early learning experiences for pre-kindergarten students.

Higher Education

Upon graduation from high school, many students choose to attend nearby colleges and universities. Students may commute to Central Missouri State University, located 27 miles from Clinton in Warrensburg, which offers a full-range of bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Other universities include Southwest Missouri State, just 80 miles away in Springfield and Southwest Baptist University, 54 miles away in Bolivar. About an hour’s drive from Clinton, State Fair Community College in Sedalia offers a wide range of associate degrees and career certificate programs.

 

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