The educational program of Perry County School District No. 32 provides for formal studies to meet the general academic needs of students, and opportunities for individual students to develop specific talents and interests in the performing arts, practical arts, vocational-technical education and other specialized fields. The various instructional programs offered by the district are developed with the view toward maintaining a balanced and sequential curriculum that will serve the educational needs of all school-aged children in the district. The curriculum also meets requirements established by state law, the Missouri State Board of Education and/or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Curriculum revision and textbook selection is done on a five-year rotating basis. The curriculum revision is based on student and community needs and test results. It is reviewed annually by the Board of Education.
The elementary instructional program is designed to allow each student to progress at his/her individual rate. It also emphasizes a balanced approach to literacy development. Careful observation and responsive teaching provide optimum learning and literary experiences for students. Supplemental literacy services focus on early intervention as well as enrichment opportunities.
Teacher, parent and student relations are fostered through home communications, parent conferences and P.I.E. (Parents Involved in Education) Nights.
P.I.E. (Parents Involved in Education) Nights are held throughout the year. The focus changes for evening presentations and is geared toward education of parents in all programs at P.E.S. It is our desire to inform parents in order to better serve students. By having everyone on the same page with instructional programs, we believe students will achieve more.
P.I.E. planning nights are held once monthly for all parents working on building improvements.
The overall aim of instruction in the middle school is to meet the unique social, emotional, physical, character and academic needs of students making the transition from childhood to young adulthood. To promote working as a team with parents, students and the community, we have designed our program as follows:
Every student has a community time teacher.The school has a modified schedule for greater educational flexibility.
A rigorous curriculum is developed and followed in all content areas.
A wide range of age-appropriate exploratory activities is provided.In grades 6-8, the teaching team has a regularly scheduled common planning time to facilitate interdisciplinary team teaching and coordinate the needs of students and families.
A proactive, intentional character education process is integrated as a core component in all classes and activities. This promotes student development to enhance their ability to think critically, feel deeply, and act wisely now and for a lifetime of learning and productive living.
Senior High School
Perryville High School offers a well-rounded curriculum of approximately 160 units of high school credit, organized into eleven major subject areas.Credit is awarded in Carnegie Units of .50 credit per semester. A total of twenty-four (24) units of credit must be earned in order to meet graduation requirements.
The high school is designated as an A+ School. As an A+ School, qualifying students are eligible for financial incentives at Missouri community colleges or post-secondary career technical schools.
Competency based instruction is used to prepare students for immediate employment after graduation or to continue their education in a four-year college or post secondary vocational institution. The programs are flexible enough to meet the diversity of individual needs and are representative of the best career opportunities available.
Not only does the career education curriculum prepare students for successful careers, it also stresses the importance of leadership qualities through its six co-curricular organizations.
In addition to secondary career education programs, a wide variety of business, adult and youth classes are also offered at the area school. The programs and classes are based upon community interest and include courses for industry and business training, retraining and personal improvement and enjoyment. PACTC staff members are active participants in the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) new initiative termed Technical Schools That Work (TSTW). The overall goal of TSTW is to increase the rigor of career center programs in order to increase student achievement and thus better prepare graduates for employment and/or post-secondary training.