Military Families English Language Learners Special Education Gifted Education New to Missouri Parents Students Services College & Career Readiness Afterschool Programs After school programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire students to learn. Anti-Bullying State statute requires every school district to have an anti-bullying policy. Charter Schools Charter Schools are independent public schools that are free from rules and regulations that apply to traditional public school districts unless specifically identified in charter school law. Early Childhood Education Early childhood education is imperative to the future of our children. Learn more about opportunities in Missouri. Home Schooling Home schooling is one of the options for educating children, but the Department does not regulate or monitor home schooling in Missouri. Immunization Find information regarding immunization recommendations from birth to senior years. School Governance Find a wide variety of topics, including student residency, school district boundary lines, boards of arbitration, school elections, facility needs and safety. School Safety Find the latest policies and information on security issues such as earthquakes, tornadoes and fires. Top 10 by 20 Missouri is currently striving to become one of the top 10 states for education by 2020. Find out how you can help achieve this goal. Anti-Bullying Discover the many resources available to help prevent or report bullying. College & Career Readiness All students will have the necessary skills to further their education or compete for jobs in today’s competitive market. Guidance & Counseling The Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program is designed to serve all students in grades K-12 and helps ensure equal opportunity for all students. High School Equivalency Test Find information pertaining to Missouri’s new high school equivalency test, the HiSET. Personal Plan of Study Learn how all students should set educational goals to make sure they are college and career ready. Testing Find updated information on the state’s assessment plan. Career & Technical Student Organizations Missouri offers more than a dozen career and technical student organizations. Find out more, including how to participate. Graduation Requirements Handbook This handbook outlines what is required to graduate high school in Missouri. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid Missouri's College Savings Plan The MOST Plan helps parents save for their children’s college. School District Data Find data breakdowns from Missouri school districts. Virtual Instruction Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) offers online courses to Missouri students in grades K-12. A+ Schools The A+ program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates who attend a participating public community college or vocational/technical school. Special Education The Department provides a variety of services related to special education. First Steps Program This program provides coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. Educator Preparation Reports The Department strives to help prepare and develop effective educators across the state. Career Education Career education combines academics and occupational skill training to prepare students of all ages. College Testing Students can take the ACT or SAT college entrance exams. High School Equivalency Test Interested parties may sign up to take the HiSET to earn their high school equivalency certificate. Innovation Campus Earn a college degree in less time. Pathways to Prosperity A national education initiative designed to build career pathways systems for high-school aged students. Personal Plan of Study Learn how all students should set educational goals to make sure they are college and career ready. Missouri Learning Standards These set of standards define the knowledge and skills students need in each grade level and course for success in college, other post-secondary training and careers. Curriculum vs. Standards Learn the difference between curriculum and standards. Journey to College Find the latest videos, scholarships, news and planning on how to help pay for your postsecondary education.