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Offering top-rate educational opportunities to students of Farmington is a leading component of life in the city. Creating lifelong learners and successful professionals has always been a priority for local educators. The Farmington R-7 School District serves the public school needs of residents through three elementary schools, Lincoln Intermediate School, one middle school and one high school. Additional campuses include the Truman Kindergarten Center, W.L. Johns Early Childhood Center, the Midwest Learning Center (alternative schooling) and the Juvenile Detention Center.

Alternatives to public schooling can be accessed within Farmington, with such parochial institutions as St. Joseph Catholic School (preK-8) and St. Paul Lutheran School (preK-8).

For those seeking post-secondary education, the main campus of Mineral Area College is a short, 8.5-mile drive to Park Hills, with an outreach center at Farmington High School. MAC is a two-year community college enrolling around 4,000 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students each semester. The institution awards one- and two-year degrees, along with certificates. Bachelor’s and master's degrees may be achieved on-site through MAC's partnership with Central Methodist University. The college holds transfer agreements toward both bachelor’s and master’s degrees with Southeast Missouri State University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Baptist University, University of Missouri-Columbia and Missouri University of Science & Technology.In addition, MAC works closely with the area’s businesses by providing such services as customized training, community and workforce development and career services and placement, as well as continuing education. The college offers a variety of training programs to local employers in both hard and soft skills development and can customize training to the customer’s needs. What’s more, the college facilitates and provides training for the Mineral Area Training Consortium (an industrial training consortium for local manufacturers), and administers the Missouri Customized Training Program for the region.

MAC has developed long-term relationships with some of the major employers in the region by offering flexible programs for general employee development and for those students wishing to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree. Programs can be offered either at the college or at the employer’s site, and can be tailored to meet almost any need the employer or employees may have.

Higher education is also available at more than 15 sites within 60 miles.

Additionally, the Farmington Public Library offers a great source for learning, with more than 38,000 volumes lining its walls. Books, magazines, videos, cassettes, computers with Internet access, a low-vision resource center, a genealogy room, a number of programs and activities and more can all be found here throughout the year.

For more information on the area’s educational environment, visit farmingtonmo.org.

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