Office of College & Career Readiness
About the Missouri Postsecondary Advising Initiative (MPAI)
The Missouri Postsecondary Advising Initiative is designed to ensure all high school students, particularly those in rural communities, have an advisor exclusively focused on helping them achieve success following graduation. The program, supported by federal COVID relief funding, will award up to 135 grants to eligible schools over three years.
The Missouri Purple Star school designation is awarded to military-friendly local education agencies (LEAs) that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the designation receive a special Purple Star logo to display onsite and on their website. DESE will honor the first cohort of schools earning this designation in fall 2022.