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Course Suggestions

This document provides a starting point for districts and teachers to use as a guide in helping with the alignment of new standards for  high school courses and middle school courses. High school courses included are biology, chemistry and physics. The middle school page provides direction for both the content-specific and integrated approaches.



K-5 | 6-8 (currently under construction) | 9-12 (coming soon)  



The curriculum services section provides professional services related to the development and implementation of improved curricula in the schools of the state. The unit engages in a broad range of activities including: the preparation and dissemination of curricular materials; in-service training for professional staff members in curriculum development and in specific subject areas; and consultative assistance in solving instructional problems. Consultants provide services upon request in the areas of citizenship education, health and physical education, fine arts, reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and library/media.

Particular emphasis is placed on assisting schools in aligning curriculum with the Show-Me Standards and the development of written curriculum guides required by the Missouri School Improvement Program and the Outstanding Schools Act.


2016 National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state.  Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds.  The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.  The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants, so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status.  The NYSC runs from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016;
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences;
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities;
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

Application forms are available and are to be submitted on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.orgApplications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST/ 5:00 pm Central.

For more information or questions, please contact Shaun Bates at 573.751.2857 or [email protected].