Student Choice Programs

Mehlville School District high schools offer a variety of opportunities for students to pursue their career interests. 

Access Point
Access Point is an accelerated Information Technology (IT) program that offers students the opportunity to receive college credit leading to a paid apprenticeship after graduation. This program develops each participant's existing coding experience to a junior software engineer level. Access Point is available for seniors during the second semester. Interested students will apply during the fall semester of their senior year.  For more information, visit the Access Point website.


Early College Academy

Our Early College Academy is an early-entrance college program located at St. Louis Community College 
campus. Students can attend ECA for two years, replacing their junior and senior years of traditional high school. During that time, they are taught by STLCC - South County professors and earn up to an Associate of Arts in addition to their high school diploma upon completion. Complete the application. 

Make it Count
Make it Count is a new program that allows high school seniors who have met all of the requirements for high school graduation to attend St. Louis Community College during the second semester of their senior year. Students can enroll in a full semester of college classes at a discounted rate, while still being able to participate in high school athletics and activities. For more information, visit Make it Count on St. Louis Community College’s website. Applications are available through your high school’s counseling office.

MyPath

In the MyPath course, students propose a personalized plan of study focused on post-secondary interests and goals. The student works with an instructor to create a project management plan. Within this plan, the student identifies topics to cover, learning goals, activities, and a timeline. The student creates periodic presentations on their learning and progress, culminating in a capstone presentation to a public audience. Complete the application.

South Tech High School

Off-campus electives at South Tech High School allow students to get a jump start on college, make connections with expert instructors, learn professional skills and develop a customized education and career plan. For more information, visit the South Tech High School website. 

STL CAPS

The St. Louis Centers for Advanced Professional Studies programs allow students to learn in a professional climate. They solve real world problems, use industry standard tools and are mentored by experts in one of four fields of study: Global Business and Entrepreneurship; Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing; Healthcare, Medicine and Bioscience; Technology Solutions and Logistics; and Careers in Education. Learn more on the STL CAPS website

Other college credit options
Students have the opportunity to enroll in Dual Credit, Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses.
 
- Dual Credit courses are taught by a district high school teacher and allow students to earn both high school and college credit.
- Advanced Placement courses are credited by the College Board and offer college-level curriculum and exams to high school students. Students who earn scores of 3-5 on a course’s exam may qualify for college credit.
- Dual enrollment courses allow students to attend a community college or university while in high school to attend courses taught by a college professor. Students must also apply to the college’s dual enrollment/early college program.

These programs allow students to get a head start on their college credit hours. Please speak to your child’s counselor if you’re interested in learning more.
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