St. James Alternative School

Office Phone: (573)261-3930 Fax: (573) 265-3652 Location: 228 East Scioto

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Announcements

  • On Wednesday, November 15th, all seniors, and senior parents are invited to our FASFA Frenzy night from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the high school media center. This will be an informational night!
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  • Parents, Players, Students, and Community:
    There will be a Pep Rally/Bon Fire at the Football Field this Thursday at 7:00 pm to get the Tigers ready for their rematch with the Owensville Dutchmen.
    There will be music and fun. Bring your lawn chairs and Bon Fire goodies to eat. Please spread the word throughout the community. Everyone is welcome!
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  • High School Parent Teacher Conferences are on Tuesday, October 24th from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm and Thursday, October 26th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We hope to see you.
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  • On Monday, October 23rd, there will be an ACT Math Workshop from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the high school library and on Wednesday, October 25th, there will be an ACT Science Workshop from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the library. Any student preparing to take the ACT is welcome to attend.
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  • Check out the flyer to learn about our Beta Club Fundraiser.
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  • Tiger Football Conference Champion T-Shirts are on sale now! Shirts need to be ordered by Wednesday, October 18th at 3:00pm. Shirts will be available for pickup on Thursday (October 19th) afternoon.

    Here is the order form: https://goo.gl/forms/L4h5teqC5VDDx0Si1
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  • Students interested in preparing for the ACT, please join us on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM as we review the Reading & English sections of the ACT and again on Wednesday, October 18th from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM as we review the Math and Science sections.
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  • Sophomores, don’t forget, we will be traveling to RTI/RTC on Monday (10/9) to tour the facilities and learn about each program. We will be eating lunch on their campus. The bus will leave the high school at 10:45 and will return by 2:45.
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  • Join us for FASFA Frenzy on October 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 in the High School Library as Tyler Johnson, Manager of the Student Financial Assistance Office at Missouri S&T, presents on scholarships and college financial aid options. After the presentation, Mr. Johnson and our college adviser will help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Pizza will be provided.
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  • The Annual Powderpuff Football Game will be on Sunday, October 1st beginning at 1:00 pm. Come out and enjoy the fun!
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  • Striving to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment where all students will acquire the skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary for successful participation in our changing society.


    Mission

    Our mission is to address the educational needs of each student on a personal level. All students are unique and learn in a different way, but we believe that all students are capable of learning. We are committed to ensuring that all graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to make it in the post-high school world with a clear view and plan for the future.

    Philosophy

    There are two basic purposes of the St. James Alternative School. The first is to help a student get back into the regular school program by earning missed or lost credits. The second is to provide an additional path for students to complete a high school diploma by successfully meeting graduation standards. The St. James Alternative School has implemented two programs to aid in this process: MO Options and Flex program. Both will be outlined in this handbook.

    Goals 

    To help a student earn credits to get the student back on a timely pathway to graduation
    To help students catch up on credits and reenter into the regular educational program
    To provide rigorous, alternative instruction strategies that best fit the student’s learning process
    To provide a complete education that addresses a student’s curricular needs, future career needs, emotional needs, attendance/discipline needs, and additional student service needs