Students who need to recover credits to remain on track for graduation can participate in Virtual Prescriptive Learning (VPL) Night School and Summer School classes.
Joplin High School offers night classes for students who need to recover credits. Night school takes place Tuesday and Thursday, from 3:55 to 5:55 p.m. Students may see their counselors to sign up for Virtual Prescriptive Learning (VPL) computer-aided instruction.
Joplin High School offers summer school to students for credit recovery during the month of June. Each course carries one-half unit of credit. Core academic and elective courses are taught via the Virtual Prescriptive Learning (VPL) computerized instruction format. Physical Education is offered in both June and July and stresses overall fitness. For more information about summer school, students or parents should contact their school counselors.
Joplin High School Alternative Diploma/Eagle Flex
As a result of legislation signed into law during the summer of 2009, the state of Missouri now provides school districts with the opportunity to create alternative programming options for students in their junior and/or senior year of high school. Joplin High School offers students who enroll in the EAGLE FLEX Alternative Diploma Program an opportunity to earn a high school diploma if certain requirements are met by students. Twenty-four units of credit are required for completion of the program.
Students participating in the program will be considered full-time students of the school district.
Students enrolled in the EAGLE FLEX Program will:
Be offered a non-traditional educational path towards earning a high school diploma.
Be required to meet a 95% attendance rate.
Have the skills necessary to pursue job opportunities through career awareness activities and job training activities.
Successfully complete courses in order to meet minimum state diploma requirements by the end of the student’s senior year, and acquire 24 units of credit to earn a diploma.
Credits earned by students during their 9th and 10th grade years will be merged with credits earned during the 11th and 12th grade years of the EAGLE FLEX program. Students will be able to earn core/career education credits in a competency-based system.
In addition, each year the students will be able to earn up to five credits of work experience based on their individual personal plan of study. Students can earn more credits per year than traditional schooling, depending on his or her ability to work in a computer-aided and competency-based system.
Students are referred to the program through their counselor and/or grade level principal.
JHS Missouri Option Program
Joplin High School offers the Missouri Option Program for students who are at-risk of not completing their high school education or have life circumstances that make the program a better option for them to complete their secondary education.
Enrollment in the JHS program is limited, and application must be made through both the school counselor and administrative offices. Joplin High School students who meet the criteria (age 17 or above; be a 4th year high school student behind on credits) and who are interested in enrolling in the program should see their guidance counselor to begin the application process.
Missouri Option Program
Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP)
The Missouri Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) provides affordable, high-quality, standards-based supplemental and full-time online coursework for Missouri schools needing credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancements and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts. This new program is backed by legislation from the Missouri general Assembly and is implemented and monitored through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.