The JSC Team is currently contacting students and parents to schedule campus visits and enrollment meetings. If you have any questions about the upcoming school year, please call us at 417-451-8616!
The Neosho Jefferson Street Campus is dedicated to providing a safe place for students to thrive in an academic setting that is rigorous, interactive, meaningful. It has successfully served at-risk students since the 1996-1997 school year. Students who are at-risk of graduating are identified and referred through teachers, counselors, and administration of Neosho's main campus. Jefferson Street is home to five certified teachers who, with great heart and dedication, meet the educational needs of 50 students at any given time. Vacated seats on the JSC campus are filled immediately as there is a waiting list. The JSC enrollment process requires guardian and student participation with the understanding that students will experience stricter discipline policies along with higher attendance and grade expectations.
The Jefferson Street Campus provides an alternative academic setting featuring innovative approaches to remediation and enrichment. Small class sizes allow teachers to individualize instruction, addressing weaknesses where they may exist and offering accelerated curriculum to bolster strengths. Instructors draw on their creativity to reveal the relevance of coursework in students’ practical lives, design project-based activities that actively engage students in meaningful learning, and work collaboratively to draw cross-curricular connections between subjects.
Scheduling is also customized to promote academic success. Students attend the same four 90-minute blocks each day over the course of a quarter-long term, approximately nine weeks. Extended class time maximizes opportunities for instruction and guided practice. At the end of each term, students may earn a half credit for each course for a total of two credits. This means they can earn a total of 8 credits from August to May, one more than at the traditional high school. This approach allows students to focus intently on four subjects at a time, earn credits quickly and incrementally, and reacquire credits they may have failed to earn in the past.