• Missouri Option Program

    The Missouri Option Program is a State Board of Education approved program which permits full-time, public school enrolled students who are at least 17 years of age and at risk of dropping out or not graduating with their cohort group, the opportunity to earn a standard high school diploma. Missouri Option students who successfully pass the HiSet exam and complete all other program requirements are eligible to receive a high school diploma. The Missouri Option Program is an effective means to retain students, lower drop-out rates and improve college and career readiness.

    Program Location

    The Missouri Option Program is located at Success Academy – Anderson on the 2nd Floor. The address is 1601 Forest Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108

    Student Regular Full Day Schedule

    Morning session: 7:30 am – 10:30 am (Lunch 10:30 to 11:00)
    Afternoon session: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm (Lunch 12:30 to 1:00)

    Discipline Issues

    Discipline issues will be handled by the Principal and/or Associate Principal. If discipline issues become disruptive to the positive learning environment, the student will be removed from The Missouri Option Program.

    Inclement Weather

    If a decision is made by the Kansas City Public Schools District Office to close school due to bad weather or for other emergency reasons, the district official in charge of this decision will contact local radio and television stations of such closings.

    Transportation and Parking Information

    Students who are enrolled in the Missouri Option Program have access to a school bus. All students who drive to and from school must park in the lot across the street from Manual Tech (1215 E. Truman Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106).

    TABE Testing and Practice HiSet

    The TABE test will be given quarterly to gauge student progression and readiness for the HiSet exam. Students must obtain a grade equivalent of 10.0 or higher to be eligible to take the practice HiSet.

    Scheduling for the HiSet test will be made after a student has passed the practice HiSet with a minimum score of 11 in all 5 subjects.

    HiSet Exam - 5 Subject Areas

    1. Language Arts - Writing – 2 parts a. Part I has 50 multiple-choice questions (75 minutes). Test includes the following: Organization of ideas (20%), Language Facility (25%), and Writing Conventions (55%) b. Part II is an essay (45 minutes).
    2. Language Arts - Reading a. This subtest has 40 multiple-choice questions (65 minutes). This test includes the following: literacy texts (60%) and informational texts (40%).
    3. Mathematics a. This subtest has 50 multiple choice questions (90 minutes). Content of the test includes Numbers and Operations of Numbers (19%), Measurement/Geometry (18%), Data Analysis/Probability/Statistics (18%), Algebraic Concepts (45%) - a calculator will be provided for the entire math subtest.
    4. Social Studies a. This subtest has 50 multiple-choice questions (80 minutes). This test includes the following: natural history (25%), economics (20%), civics and government (25%), world history (15%), and geography (15%).
    5. Science a. This subtest has 50 multiple-choice questions (80 minutes). This test includes the following: life sciences (25%), physical science (25%), earth science (50%).

    Work Study Verification Form

    Please call 816-418-5300 for more information.


    Robert Lee, Principal

    Dr. LeJuan Johnson, Associate Principal