Student Services

MO's K-12 Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP)
Missouri has a statewide virtual school program. According to Missouri legislation, the Missouri K-12 Virtual Instruction Program (MoVIP) offers state-funded (free) and tuition-paid online courses to any kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) students residing in Missouri, subject to appropriations. Requests for enrollment can be made online at the official MoVIP website.For those who may not be familiar with online learning, MoVIP provides all K-12 Missouri students (public, private and home-schooled) equal access to a wide range of coursework from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A+ Schools Program
Established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, the A+ Schools Program is a school improvement initiative that seeks to raise academic standards in Missouri’s high schools. Francis Howell High School (FHHS) went through the A+ designation process from 1997-2000 and became an A+ designated school in 2000. This A+ designation may enable every student at FHHS who meets the A+ criteria to receive two years of paid tuition to any public community college or public vocational/technical school in the State of Missouri.

Homebound Instruction
Homebound instruction is a service available to Francis Howell School District students ages 3 to 21, who, because of their medical and/or psychological condition(s), require instruction outside of school: 1) as a result of hospitalization (homebound to be given after hospitalization) or 2) as a result of a medical/psychological condition which prevents their school attendance for an extended time. Please contact Annette Bradley in the Alternative Learning Department at 636-851-4007 for more information.

Homeless Education Program
Every morning as we wake up, thousands of children in Missouri wake up homeless. The impact of homelessness on children is difficult to measure but not difficult to imagine. We see the value and potential in each child--because what is possible for one child to become or achieve, is possible for every child – given the support and opportunities. Education can play a significant role in meeting the needs of homeless children and youth, providing an environment that supports their physical, social, and emotional growth. By providing children, youth and their families with resources and support to achieve stability and the confidence for success in school, homeless education programs have significantly improved the odds that today’s homeless children do not have to be tomorrow’s homeless adults. Contact the District Homeless Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Patterson at 636-851-4076. 

Foster Care Liaison
Foster Care or Out of Home Care is provided in situations where a parent or parents are incapable of providing a child or children with adequate social, emotional, and physical care. Foster Care is defined as care provided in licensed foster or approved relative family homes, in licensed residential facilities, or in licensed foster group homes. The service provides substitute settings for the children. Children are placed only after it is determined that they cannot remain at home. The appointed, Dr. Jennifer Patterson, is needed as the official liaison between the Francis Howell School District and the Foster Care division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. The State of Missouri will contact Dr. Patterson with any communications of events, situations or updates. More information about foster care liaison services, visit the Foster Care Liaison page.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 - Nondiscrimination and Freedom from Harassment on the Basis of Sex
The statute states No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

It is the policy of the Francis Howell School District to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex in the educational programs, activities, and vocational opportunities offered by the District. The provisions of Title IX extend not only to students with regard to educational opportunities and freedom from harassment, but also to employees with regard to employment opportunities and freedom from harassment, and to individuals with whom the District does business.

Student Services

Director of Student Services

Dr. Jennifer Patterson


Administrative Assistant

Deanna Kruse


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